Creep of the Week: Robert E. Jackson

By | 2018-01-16T08:43:31+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Opinions|

When Steve Stanton, former city manager of Largo, Florida, announced in February his intention to transition to a woman, the City Commission voted 5-2 to fire him. He was, according to them, no longer capable [...]

She He Said Week of April 25

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Opinions|

"Republican nominations are largely determined by fundamentalist Christian conservatives who think the state's responsibility for life begins are conception and ends at birth. They also think adultery or gay sex are far worse sins than [...]

All Politics is Loco: Father Figure

By | 2018-01-15T17:43:34+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky Fifty-six years ago this week, the man who would later become my father, was born. My father's parents were observant Russian Jews who lived modestly in Oak Park - in the house [...]

Huh?

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Just after we wiggled out of the womb we were communicating. Maybe it was through a shooing wave as we signaled to our mom: No more of this Gerber shit! Or, perhaps, we waved an [...]

Getting hitched

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Pam Benneti I'm getting hitched. Yes, I, who have previously bemoaned the institution of marriage, am going to partake in a hand-fasting ceremony with my partner next year. We'd danced a slow dance around [...]

Why do the “I Do”

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Sarah Mieras Ten, five, even three years ago if someone had told me I would be planning a wedding, even considering wearing a wedding dress, I would have laughed. After all, marriage is just [...]

Having a ball

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Entertainment|

Clean off those clubs and think up some senseless swear words. The grass is clear of snow - for now, anyhow - and it's time to rev up those drivers for some frustrating, er, fun [...]

Molly Shannon’s ‘Year’

By | 2018-01-15T16:21:59+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Entertainment|

By Gregg Shapiro Don't be surprised if you start to hear Molly Shannon's name mentioned in the same sentence as Best Actress and Academy Award. In "Year of the Dog," the directorial debut by queer [...]

Sweet vibrations

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Entertainment|

Imagine this. Duckie, the wannabe hipster in "Pretty In Pink," has a fabulous wedding to a hunky homo. Together, they raise two adopted children. Oh, and his Grace Adler is Andie. Uh, wait. Wasn't Duckie [...]

Editor’s Pick: Wrestling with Angels

By | 2018-01-16T08:10:11+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Entertainment|

Academy Award-winning director Freida Lee Mock relished Tony Kushner after one minute. It was the 60-second speech at a college graduation that roused the "Wrestling With Angels" mastermind to write, direct and produce a documentary [...]

Having a ball

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Clean off those clubs and think up some senseless swear words. The grass is clear of snow - for now, anyhow - and it's time to rev up those drivers for some frustrating, er, fun [...]

Q Scopes: Take brisk action, Gemini

By | 2018-01-16T13:04:03+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig April 23, 2007 Mars and Uranus are aligned in Pisces, boosting energy, but making focus and direction difficult. Accidents happen all too easily now. The big challenge is to watch your step [...]

Q Puzzle: Hollywood Icons

By | 2018-01-16T09:54:08+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

April 23, 2007 Across 1 "Big-boned" women, to k. d. lang 5 Pride expression 9 Cathedral of ___ 13 Sexual partners, to the insensitive 14 Suffix with prefer 15 Mail carriers at Hogwarts 16 Canadian [...]

Now Playing at the movies

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

April 30, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: Fracture Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) shoots his wife and puts her in a coma. Now it's up to prosecutor Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling) to make sure the attempted-murder charge [...]

Pet of the Week: Benedict

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Simply stunning! Meet Benedict, a very handsome one-year-old kitty who has the sweetest face you'll see! It's hard to believe this dashing fellow was found straying about in the spring chill, but he's ready to [...]

Barbara Walters to speak with transgender kids

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

ABC's 20/20 will air "Unconditional Love," a special report on the lives of three families and their transgender children, at 10 p.m. April 27. Walters will report on some of the youngest transgender kids - [...]

AIDSWatch 2007 lobbying urges united front

By | 2018-01-15T19:17:43+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hundreds of AIDS advocates rolled into Washington for the annual lobbying effort known as AIDSWatch. April 23 was dedicated to briefings before they headed to Capitol Hill on the [...]

AJ O’Neil’s Cafe opens in Ferndale

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - A new cafe and coffeehouse just opened in the heart of downtown Ferndale. Owned by a gay couple, AJ O'Neil's offers fresh brewed coffee and an eclectic menu. Their Grand Opening party April [...]

Hundreds rally to restore arts funding

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:14+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

LANSING - Hundreds of arts advocates from all over the state of Michigan rallied at the capitol Wednesday demanding a restoration of arts grants for the current fiscal year. "This is money that was promised, [...]

WASHINGTON, D.C. –

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (ENDA) was reintroduced in the House on April 24 after a hiatus of two years. It would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or [...]

MAPP offers extended hours for HIV testing

By | 2018-01-16T12:53:38+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - On Saturday MAPP will extend its office hours and offer free HIV testing from noon to 6 p.m. at 429 Livernois in Ferndale (one block north of Eight Mile Road, in the Community [...]

Hate group’s invited speaker is shouted down

By | 2018-01-16T08:59:25+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

Capitol Correspondent EAST LANSING - The appearance at Michigan State University of Minutemen Civilian Defense Corps leader Chris Simcox was marred with protests and arrests. Simcox spoke at MSU on Thursday, at the invitation of [...]

Love busted

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - A message of love and acceptance yielded handcuffs and bail when the Soulforce Equality Ride rolled into Grand Rapids' bible belt Monday. On Monday, after being told they were [...]

Multi-cultural laughs at The Second City

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|Entertainment|

In these politically correct, post-Don Imus days, some might feel that to attend a sketch comedy show billed as a "multi-cultural look at living in the mid-west" performed by "Chaldean, Indian and African-American actors" would [...]

Love busted

By | 2007-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2007|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - A message of love and acceptance yielded handcuffs and bail when the Soulforce Equality Ride rolled into Grand Rapids' bible belt Monday. On Monday, after being told they were [...]