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Dear Jody: On rich and unhappy

Everyone wants something now that I have money Q: I have had something happen to me that most people would feel grateful for, but for me, it is a nightmare. I inherited money from my [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Larry Craig

You've got to give it to Larry Craig... er, wait. Let me rephrase that. You've got to hand it to Larry Craig... Shoot, that doesn't sound right either. Hmm... So, how 'bout that Larry Craig? [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

EQUALI Y

All Politics is Loco This past weekend I attended my first-ever Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. They were kind enough to give a complimentary table to members of the Equality Federation who were in D.C. [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

She/He Said this week

"Coming out is not a one-time happening, but involves a lifelong process of coming out over and over again at home, in school, at work and in the community. There are gays present in all [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

It’s only right

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Viewpoint Due to concerns about a lack of votes, Democrats -- led by Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Nancy Pelosi of California -- made motions to separate protections specific to transgender [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

Questioning queer fear of Hillary

By Mark Segal Mark My Words There's nothing I dislike more than a queer who hates women, and that is exactly what the flamboyant Andrew Sullivan seems to be. A senior editor at The Atlantic [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:57:52-05:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

‘Pariah’ is no loser

Who do you become when you can't be yourself? This is the question director Dee Rees explores in the film "Pariah." Make no mistake: It doesn't offer a definitive answer. It's far too complex an [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:38:44-05:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Almost like a ‘Rock’

'Rock Haven' 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak Reel Pride Film Festival B- If ever there was a way to conquer homosexuality, "Rock Haven" has it: Washing the hell out of it. [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte October 8, 2007 "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life," by Elliot Tiber, with Tom Monte, Square One Publishers, 220 pages, $24.95 hardcover. At last: a [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes: Don’t shop, Leo

By Jack Fertig October 11, 2007 Sun in Libra is clashing with Saturn and Venus in Virgo, so resist the impulse to offer good advice. If you can't wait until your clever insight is asked [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody: On rich and unhappy

Everyone wants something now that I have money Q: I have had something happen to me that most people would feel grateful for, but for me, it is a nightmare. I inherited money from my [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Salon Winner

October 8, 2007 Across 1 McDermid's " ___ in the Blood" 5 Almodovar's mister 10 Adam, created by a woman named George 14 Is unlike Dorian Gray 15 Writer Dykewomon 16 "Brothers & Sisters" producer [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:09:59-05:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Disappointed in HRC

I'm deeply dissappointed in the position that HRC decided in regards that the transgender members of the LGB be left behind. Donna Rose, the only transgender member of HRC Board of Directors, has resigned because [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

An open letter to HRC

Dear HRC: I waited. I waited until the anger and the hurt was past. I waited until the full descriptions of how and why had been said. I remembered. I remembered sitting in the audience [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Opinions|

Rally to bring attention to violence

FERNDALE - The Day of Rememberance planning committee along with MCCD, TransGender Michigan, Transgender Detroit and Affirmations Community Center are having an anti-transgender violence rally on Oct. 19th. This coincides with the Midwest Transgender youth [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Zerafa and Covey receive national endorsement

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in Washington D.C. announced it has endorsed a dozen new candidates for races in 2007 and 2008 including two from Michigan. The Michigan endorsements are Thomas Zerafa for Mayor [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:07:21-05:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Craig Loses in Court, Stays in Senate

by Bob Roehr Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) lost the attempt to withdraw his guilty plea to lewd conduct in June 11 Minneapolis airport restroom sex sting. He also has withdrawn his announcement to resign from [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:19:06-05:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Saying no to hate

by Todd A. Heywood Capitol Correspondent EAST LANSING -- About 100 students gathered at the Rock on the banks of the Red Cedar River Monday to say no to hate speech on MSU,Aeos campus. The [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Flint comes out strong

by BTL Staff FLINT - The OUT 'N ABOUT collaborative is coming out strong this month. With a bold mission dedicated to the advancement of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgendered, queer, questioning, and intersexed [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|News|

House party for Peters campaign

OAKLAND - Gary Peters is running for U.S. Congress from the 9th congressional district in Oakland County. Peters is a long time ally of the LGBT community. On Oct. 21 you can meet Peters and [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Leaning toward justice

By Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Gay History Month Project October 2007 In the 1960s, while confronting segregation, discrimination, obstruction of voting rights and physical violence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often borrowed the words of another [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|News|

Art & Around for the period Oct. 11-20

FALL ARTS FESTIVALS: Harvest Celebration Start an autumn day with the Third Annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Harvest Arts and Crafts and Flat River Antique Show, the Lowell Area Farmer's Market, a [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Certifiable lunacy in Shakespeare-land

By Robert W. Bethune First of all, right off the top, there are some spoilers in what follows. Don't worry. There's a great deal more that remains quite perfectly unspoiled. Imagine the Rude Mechanicals from [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:22:17-05:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Play offers hope for peace

'My Name is Rachel Corrie' 8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Peace Education Center, Lansing http://www.peaceedcenter.org LANSING - The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing will anchor its [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Wharton Center announces new series

EAST LANSING - Wharton Center for Performing Arts is pleased to announce a unique new series - Christman Live At State Concerts. Sponsored in part by the Christman Company, a Lansing-based construction management company, Live [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Oct. 11-20

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Annie Leapin' lizards! America's most beloved musical is back in its 30th anniversary tour. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20. $45-$55. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com Betty Shamieh, One-Woman Show The [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|

ENDA out of committee

By Lisa Keen The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed a House committee today by a 27 to 21 vote, with four Republicans voting for it and four Democrats voting against it. The "No" votes among Democrats [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

ENDA out of committee

By Lisa Keen The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed a House committee today by a 27 to 21 vote, with four Republicans voting for it and four Democrats voting against it. The "No" votes among Democrats [...]

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|