Theater Events for the period July 5-14

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

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. http://www.boarshead.org [...]

Detroit joins in on World Hoop Day

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

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 [...]

Godspell production

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

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. [...]

Border barriers to love

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

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 [...]

Lesbians, Gays, Bis More Likely to Smoke

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

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 [...]

Michigan Pride: Smaller but spirited

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

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. [...]

Freedom and the pursuit of happiness

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period July 5-14

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

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 [...]

No fooling: just silly fun in Chelsea

By | 2018-01-15T21:52:39+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

A good farce is hard to find these days, but that's exactly what playwright/director Matt Letscher delivers with his wickedly funny and slickly staged "Sea of Fools" that had its world premiere last weekend at [...]

Ferndale condo construction started

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

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 [...]

New Buenos Aires mayor was once anti-gay

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

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 [...]

Canadian Anglicans won’t bless same-sex couples

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

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 [...]

Civil-union bill introduced in Costa Rica

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

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 [...]

2,000 march in Edinburgh

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

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, [...]

Istanbul gay bars raided

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

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 [...]

Anti-Luzhkov protesters arrested in Moscow

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

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 [...]

Parting Glances: Porn Sunday, X-Men?

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

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. [...]

This Land is Our Land

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

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 [...]

Murse Mania

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Practice economy, Gemini

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle: P’s in Queues

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: George W. Bush

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

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 [...]

General Gayety: The not so great migration

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

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!" [...]