ACT UP resurrected

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Gen. Peter Pace

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" [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:36:25-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Queer Quote

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

She/He Said Week of March 22

"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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Wedge-d in no man’s land

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:16:50-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Karate kids

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, [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

A born star

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Adam Sandler in Detroit

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:38:36-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Girl meets girl, and boy

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Show me the money

(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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Land’s End

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Notable Queer Birthdays

Source - {URL} 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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:08:00-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Club events at a glance

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Letter: Congratulations to Affirmations

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:08:41-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Letter: Ann Coulter’s audience

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:18:18-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Letter: Susie Q is OK by me

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:19:47-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Chosen Books to reopen in Ferndale

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

Garrison Keillor apologizes to gays

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:48:31-05:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

ACT UP resurrected

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

InterPride meets in Michigan

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. [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:43:21-05:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

Presidential candidates on drag, pride and access

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

Contract between LCC and Spring Arbor up in air

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

A conversation with Larry Kramer

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

U-M student injured in anti-gay attack

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|

Our new center reflects a beautiful community

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period March 22-31

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Classic Shaw meets classy Siebert in A2

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

By |2018-01-15T21:36:32-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period March 22-31

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

A look inside the new Affirmations

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 [...]

By |2007-03-22T09:00:00-04:00March 22nd, 2007|News|