Theater Events for the period July 5-14

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: The All Night Strut! The Wilde Award-nominated musical returns to celebrate one of the greatest eras of American music, the era of Swing. BoarsHead Theater, Lansing. Wed.-Sun., through July 8. $25-$40. 517-484-7805. [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Detroit joins in on World Hoop Day

EDITOR’S PICK: On Saturday, July 7, Detroit will join major cities around the world in celebrating “World Hoop Day,” the first-ever, international holiday dedicated to promoting hula hooping for fun and fitness. Think of it [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Godspell production

EDITOR'S PICK: The Ledges Playhouse Theatre Co. and the Lansing Civic Players present "Godspell," a rock musical with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, at the Ledges Playhouse in Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Border barriers to love

by Jessica Carreras MADISON HEIGHTS - On July 4 of 2005, a day when most Americans celebrated their unsurpassed freedoms and rights, Anton Anderssen was in Canada getting married - a right not afforded to [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Lesbians, Gays, Bis More Likely to Smoke

by Bob Roehr Studies have long shown that gays and lesbians are more likely to smoke than their heterosexual counterparts, however there have been concerns about the way that data was gathered. A large new [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Michigan Pride: Smaller but spirited

LANSING - Despite pressing financial woes and an alleged lack of leadership, Michigan Pride in Lansing went off without a noticeable hitch on Saturday, June 30. A high spirited march kicked off at 1 p.m. [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:51:46-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Freedom and the pursuit of happiness

America celebrates her freedoms on the Fourth of July. We raise the flag, remember our history and the sacrifices that others have been made for our rights and liberty. But for LGBT people the holiday [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period July 5-14

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Ann Arbor Summer Festival A three-week celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment and community spirit that offers dozens of legendary artists, pop icons, international superstars and emerging newcomers in and around the [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Ferndale condo construction started

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE- While most people living in Ferndale reside in homes built in decades past, they'll soon have a new option. Recently, developer Robert Wolfson celebrated the groundbreaking of the four floors of [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:23:55-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

New Buenos Aires mayor was once anti-gay

Newly elected Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri once told a daily newspaper that gay people are sick. In a 1997 interview with Pagina/12, Macri was asked if he'd accept gay players on the Boca Juniors [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:58:55-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Canadian Anglicans won’t bless same-sex couples

The bishops of Canada's Anglican Church voted 21-19 June 24 against giving dioceses the option of allowing priests to bless same-sex marriages. To be approved, the measure needed majority support in separate votes by three [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:06:01-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Civil-union bill introduced in Costa Rica

Opposition lawmakers introduced a same-sex civil-union bill in Costa Rica June 19. It would grant spousal rights in areas such as inheritance, bereavement leave and medical decisions. The bill's sponsors, from the Citizens Action Party [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:25:00-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

2,000 march in Edinburgh

About 2,000 people marched in the gay pride parade in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 23. It rained, but cleared up for the post-parade festival at Pilrig Park in Leith. "We had a real ale bar, entertainment, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:58:55-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Istanbul gay bars raided

Istanbul police raided two gay bars June 16, pushing patrons into the streets with threats of using pepper spray and billy clubs. When the patrons then ignored orders to disperse and instead began clapping, some [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:10:40-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Anti-Luzhkov protesters arrested in Moscow

by Rex Wockner Three pro-gay protesters were arrested June 27 outside the European Commission office in Moscow during a picket by 25 people urging the European Union to revoke Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's right to travel [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:54:40-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Parting Glances: Porn Sunday, X-Men?

I irreverently begin this PG Mary-go-round with a caveat of charity, sprinkled with a modicum of glee. Charity for hypocritical factotums of the religious right who rarely extend that most Christian of virtues to others. [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:12:22-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

This Land is Our Land

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco Immigration reform is dead on arrival. President Bush could not even keep his own party together over one of the most pressing issues in our country. This has [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:58:27-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Murse Mania

By Jessica Carreras Murse. Man-bag. Messenger. Whatever you call it, men, it's still a purse. They began showing up on the runways at fashion shows around the world. Then, designers like Louis Vuitton and Armani [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:19:34-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Practice economy, Gemini

by Jack Fertig July 2, 2007 Mercury is in Cancer turning direct, offering an opportunity to apologize for emotional outbursts and correct all the problems that erupted while he was retrograde. If you don't know [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:58:27-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: P’s in Queues

July 2, 2007 Across 1 Type of father Robert Reed played 5 Gay teen on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" 10 Cruising hazard 14 Composition of some beds 15 Dangerous emission for Tin Man 16 Baudelaire's [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:03:16-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: George W. Bush

When the going gets tough, the tough get going... after gay families. And the "tough" aren't actually tough, but are hoping to appear so by taking a swing at this "family values" crowd pleaser. On [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:57:58-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

General Gayety: The not so great migration

by Leslie Robinson Do you remember an organization called "Christian Exodus?" Sounds like something Charlton Heston should lead, doesn't it? I can see him in a TV ad demanding, "Pharaoh, let my people have guns!" [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:07:53-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|