Don’t be mad at GLAAD

By Chris Crain Usually the critics wait until after an awards show to complain we wuz robbed -- like when so many of us were crushed by "Crash" beating "Brokeback Mountain" for the Best Picture [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Opinions|

Media kicked out of Lobby Day event

LANSING - Sean Kosofsky dashed around the rotunda of the state capitol shortly after 1:30 informing participants and media to get to the Speaker's Library, the base of operations for the Safe Schools Lobby Day, [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:45:10-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Safe Schools lobbying day a success

Definitions of bullying and harassment Legislation sent to the state Senate would require Michigan schools to adopt anti-bullying and harassment policies. The measure is controversial because it would base the definition of bullying on a [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|


By the time you read this, Sanjaya Malakar could've be packed his so-sweet smile and his ponytailed fauxhawk and said farewell to all (insert cringe here) his fans. Which means some unearthly force swept over [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Children’s charity hosts martini bash

TROY - Variety: The Children's Charity is hosting a new fundraising event, "Martinis and Lamborghinis," at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at The Somerset Collection South in Troy. The party will feature several Lamborghinis on display [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:13:41-05:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|


By Arlene Istar Lev My partner was turning 51 and we decided it would be a nice to go away for a three day weekend, just us, no kids. First, we called about five babysitters, [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

State grants deferred; Inferno to close

Michigan's performing arts community got hit not once, but twice this past week with news that could negatively impact an already struggling industry. On March 29, Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm issued Executive Directive No. 2007-11 [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:48:55-05:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Duff love

By B. Voss She might be young, rich and beautiful, but don't dare lump Hilary Duff in with the tabloid tramps. For starters, she's got "Dignity" -- and we're not just talking about the title [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

YouTube It

Hate sitting through "American Idol" knowing Sanjaya Malakar will mangle another tune —Êor his hair? Don't fret. Gay comedian Michael Buckley, the host and writer of celebrity-mock show "What The Buck?!", asks Sanjaya to his [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Not so naughty

Give Liz Snavely a break. Even "American Idol" contestants have ripped lyrics to shreds. What's worse, they've slipped-up in front of crowds exceeding those at a coffeehouse or bar, where Snavely typically performs. "I've forgotten [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Straight up – and down

There was a time when Paula Abdul rushed, rushed sonic shock waves through me. Her catchy and quasi-corny grooves became twirling anthems as I imitated double axles (and an occasional triple) on my roller blades [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Now Playing Movie Reviews

April 9, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: Blades of Glory A fistfight results in a lifetime ban for figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder), destroying the bitter rivals' gold medal [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Charlie

What an adorable fellow! Meet Charlie, an absolutely stunning one-year-old tiger kitty with the biggest brown eyes, waiting to fall in love with you! This sweet, loving boy is very social, making friends with all [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Of Queer Interest

April 2, 2007 Across 1 Leathermen ride them 5 Org. for endng AIDS 10 Like a milquetoast 14 Drag queen's stocking shade 15 "Flesh" in an Almodovar movie title 16 Singer on "Lord of the [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:00:46-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Australian pop star comes out

by Rex Wockner Australian pop-music star Anthony Callea, 24, came out in newspaper interviews and on his Web site March 27. Callea's No. 1 hit "The Prayer" is the biggest-selling single in Australian chart history. [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Iceland City funds Reykjavik pride

Meeting with members of the gay pride committee March 22, the mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland, Vilhjalmur Th. Vilhjalmsson, agreed to fund the city's pride festivities to the tune of $180,000 a year for the next [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:13:46-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

‘Normal Heart’ theater trashed

A foreign national has been detained for questioning in an attack on a theater in Monaghan County, Ireland, that had just finished a performance of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart." According to the Irish Times, [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:40:14-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

U.K. Gay’s The Word may close

by Rex Wockner The United Kingdom's last gay bookshop may close because of London's very high rents and loss of sales to the Internet. Gay's The Word is hoping to ward off disaster by raising [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:52:24-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Affirmations should come out

Letters to the editor I noticed that the article (on Affirmations) stated it was about the Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, yet when I saw the outside pic it simply stated Affirmations. I was [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Opinions|

Censoring mail

Letters to the editor I suppose National Geographic and Star magazine are against the rules as well (At Spring Arbor)? Wouldn't want people thinking or seeing inappropriate images. Spring Arbor is crazy if they can [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Opinions|

Ex-Gays Purge Leader

By Bob Roehr The ex-gay movement has quietly purged all references to what had been one of its leaders, the self-described "psychotherapist and educator" Richard Cohen. Ex-Gay Watch member David Roberts posted a detailed documentation [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:38:43-05:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Anthos death ruled natural, questions linger

DETROIT-The Wayne County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Andrew Anthos, a 72-year-old gay man widely reported to have been gay bashed, was natural causes. Dr. Carl J. Schmidt, Chief Medical Examiner of Wayne [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:33:35-05:00April 12th, 2007|News|

MI woman arrested on Equality Ride

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA - A Michigan woman was among four young adults arrested April 2 for walking onto the campus of Covenant College to engage students in dialogue. Part of the 2007 Soulforce Equality Ride, [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|News|

Sugg honored as outstanding ally

Jeff Sugg, President and CEO of Paramount Bank, received the Lorna G. Utley Outstanding Ally Award at the Affirmations big Bash event March 30. The award was presented by Utley herself, who said, "Jeff is [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|News|

Art & Around for the period April 5-14

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 |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period April 5-14

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: AntiGravity Champion athletes with ropes, straps, hammocks and other unconventional ways go airborne and defy the laws of gravity. Two local stops: Wharton Center, East Lansing, Tue., April 10, $18-$32, 517-432-2000,; and [...]

By |2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|