ACT UP resurrected

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner NEW YORK, N.Y. - About 250 people picketed the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Manhattan Thursday, in a demonstration that is being seen as the possible resurrection of ACT UP. The picket [...]

Creep of the Week: Gen. Peter Pace

By | 2018-01-15T21:36:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Unless you've been living in an undisclosed location with Dick Cheney, you've probably heard about the shit storm kicked up when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace called homosexuality "immoral" [...]

Queer Quote

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Our community has a long history of serving our country in the armed forces. Today, there are more than 65,000 lesbian and gay troops on duty. Another one million gay and lesbian veterans, including the [...]

She/He Said Week of March 22

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

"Most Democrats understand, and should understand, that morality isn't derived from sexual orientation or gender identity. Morality is how you treat your neighbor, support your community and sacrifice for your family and country. When I [...]

Wedge-d in no man’s land

By | 2018-01-16T08:16:50+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

There's a short stretch between Kansas and Iowa where Chanticleer could've been the biggest act the area has ever seen. The vast cornfields surrounding the all-male choral group left Todd Wedge, a Michigan native, feeling [...]

Karate kids

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Micaela Kingslight's crossed-eyes make it difficult to avoid stumbling into the microphone stand. But when she's jamming alongside a drummer with a compulsive twitch, a bass player with a hangnail and a multiple personality keyboardist, [...]

A born star

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

As a former New York bartender, Swati learned something from watching bands fumble through cringe-worthy performances. She realized what to avoid. Each night she witnessed lead singers trying to soar, but often stumbling, over a [...]

Adam Sandler in Detroit

By | 2018-01-16T07:38:36+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Actor Adam Sandler promoted his latest film, "Reign Over Me," with local director Mike Binder at the Uptown Palladium 12 in Birmingham on Sunday. The film, which comes out March 23, takes place post-9/11 after [...]

Girl meets girl, and boy

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Don't let the title fool you. "Puccini For Beginners" isn't about opera. It's about threesomes. Sort of. The film, a self-described "sophisticated screwball sex comedy" by Maria Maggenti (the woman behind "The Incredibly True Adventure [...]

High tech cafe offers online fun for all

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Downtown Ferndale's sleepy morning streetscape may soon get down to business. Medical students, writers and sales executives are sure to be just a few of the professionals hard at work [...]

Show me the money

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

(Editor's note: Jan Stevenson is the former executive director of Affirmations and she served on the capital campaign committee from 2001 to 2002.) FERNDALE - In a few weeks Affirmations will move into the largest [...]

Q Puzzle: Land’s End

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

March 19, 2007 Across 1 One with flaming pants? 5 Former coin of Colette's land 10 Old head 14 Rock Hudson's "A Farewell to ___ " 15 Artoo ___ of "Star Wars" 16 Alan of [...]

Notable Queer Birthdays

By | 2018-01-16T16:08:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Source - {URL www.glbtq.com} March 15: Canadian-born composer Colin McPhee, 1900; transgender activist and performance artist Kate Bornstein, 1948 March 16: French artist Rosa Bonheur, 1822; Swiss actor and activist Karl Meier, 1897; American composer [...]

Club events at a glance

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

Letter: Congratulations to Affirmations

By | 2018-01-15T19:08:41+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

I would like to congratulate all of the staff, the Board, the youth, the volunteers, and the donors of Affirmations GLBT Community Center. It brings me great joy and excitement that the community is going [...]

Letter: Ann Coulter’s audience

By | 2018-01-16T06:18:18+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

We've all seen the clip of Ann Coulter calling John Edwards a faggot. As a gay man I find it insulting, but even more insulting is the applause she got from the audience. This is [...]

Letter: Susie Q is OK by me

By | 2018-01-15T23:19:47+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

I have always responded positively to Suzie Orman's financial advice. She is beautifully organized and is clear and concise advising us on our financial interests. I find her incredibly easy to understand and as such [...]

Chosen Books to reopen in Ferndale

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - Chosen Books of Michigan will soon reopen their doors, but not in Royal Oak where they had been for almost 20 years. They are reopening in a new free standing building at 1956 [...]

Garrison Keillor apologizes to gays

By | 2018-01-16T10:48:31+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Radio personality and writer Garrison Keillor, of "Prairie Home Companion" fame, has apologized to gays upset by the March 14 installment of his syndicated newspaper column, saying he was just teasing. In [...]

ACT UP resurrected

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner NEW YORK, N.Y. - About 250 people picketed the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Manhattan Thursday, in a demonstration that is being seen as the possible resurrection of ACT UP. The picket [...]

InterPride meets in Michigan

By | 2018-01-15T22:43:21+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

DEARBORN - Pride organizers from all over the middle section of the United States gathered to learn, network, exchange ideas and enjoy each others company at the International InterPride Region 3 &4 conference March 9-11. [...]

Presidential candidates on drag, pride and access

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen on the trail... Unspoken drag: With all the attention riveting on commentator Ann Coulter's use of the f-word at the Conservative Political Action Committee meeting this month, very little notice was [...]

Contract between LCC and Spring Arbor up in air

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

LANSING -The settlement between Julie Marie Nemecek and Spring Arbor University, the conservative Christian university south of Lansing which fired Nemecek last month for being transgender, may not resolve the ongoing concerns Lansing Community College [...]

A conversation with Larry Kramer

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner He wrote the novel "Faggots," the play "The Normal Heart" and the screenplay for "Women in Love," among other works. He's been a longtime gay thorn in the side of New York [...]

U-M student injured in anti-gay attack

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

ANN ARBOR - Ann Arbor police are looking for information related to an attack against a 23-year-old University of Michigan student that occurred March 10. According to the Ann Arbor News, the student "suffered a [...]

Our new center reflects a beautiful community

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Affirmations is about to open its new, magnificent community center in downtown Ferndale. After years of struggling to provide quality programming in a substandard facility, the LGBT community of southeastern Michigan will finally have a [...]

Art & Around for the period March 22-31

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

Classic Shaw meets classy Siebert in A2

By | 2018-01-15T21:36:32+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

REVIEW: 'Candida' Performance Network Theatre, 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through April 15. Tickets: $25-$37. For information: 734-663-0696 or http://www.performancenetwork.org There's something about George Bernard Shaw that turns off a lot of contemporary theatergoers. [...]

Theater Events for the period March 22-31

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Candida Marriage, capitalism, religion - none are safe from Shaw's lampoon in the story of a young poet who covets the wife of a clergyman. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through April [...]

A look inside the new Affirmations

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - If the City of Ferndale was recently voted among the best places for gays to live, then the new Affirmations is a shoo-in should the magazine ever rank the most impressive LGBT community [...]