Creep of the Week: Larry Craig

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Opinions|

Let me make something clear: I don't think Larry Craig should've been arrested for what went down in that Minneapolis restroom. For one thing, nothing (or, for that matter, no one) went down. It's a [...]

Scatterpin does Oral U

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Opinions|

Parting Glances A postcard I got from my good friend the intrepid Recovering Catholic e-gadabout Sr. Serena Scatterpin, Renegade Sisters of Mary, is rather, well, phallic. To say the least. Postmarked Tulsa OK. it's an [...]

College bound at the wrists

By | 2018-01-15T16:38:51+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia Viewpoint In director Francis Ford Coppola's 1986 film "Peggy Sue Got Married," a plump Kathleen Turner plays a 40-ish housewife who tries to distract herself from a tumultuous midlife crisis and a [...]

A Case of Queens and Crabs

By | 2018-01-16T12:13:11+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

HEADER The DL on 'Desperate Housewives' Something bugged Susan Mayer on the fourth installment of the revived new season of "Desperate Housewives." And, no, it's not the crabs - which have crawled their way from [...]

Tori Amos: Queen of Quirky

By | 2018-01-15T19:41:37+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Appearing in Michigan Tori Amos The American Doll Posse Tour 8 p.m. Oct. 27 Fox Theatre, Detroit http://www.toriamos.com Tori Amos isn't herself lately. She's Pip, a confrontational warrior. She's Isabel, a political photographer. She's the [...]

Third Annual Arab Film Fest

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

EDITOR'S PICK: One film took home a 2006 Academy Award. Another was banned in its country of origin, though it features that nation's biggest pop singer. The director of a third film armed himself with [...]

Book Marks: Out Now

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Richard Labonte October 22, 2007 "The Indian Clerk," by David Leavitt. Bloomsbury USA, 496 pages, $24.95 hardcover. Several years ago, Leavitt drew on the life of the late British poet Stephen Spender for the [...]

Q Scopes: Clean up your act, Capricorn

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig October 22, 2007 Mercury is turning retrograde, this time in Libra, bringing up flaws in contracts and long-simmering disagreements in partnerships. Pluto's influence can ask radical questions of simple disagreements, exposing deep [...]

Q Puzzle: Nun But the Brave

By | 2018-01-16T03:19:18+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

October 22, 2007 Across 1 9 inches, e.g. 5 Orgasm, for example 10 "Beat it!" 14 "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of ___ Other" 15 Lucci's Kane in "All My Children" 16 Sit for Mapplethorpe [...]

Diversity book discussion group to start

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE- Beginning Sunday, Nov.4 a book study discusson group will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church. Topics are wide-ranging and the program has selections running once each month through [...]

Art & Around for the period Oct. 25-Nov. 3

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

FALL ARTS FESTIVALS: Dia De Los Muertos A three-day celebration of the Day of the Dead, featuring authentic Mexican food, entertainment, mariachis, folkloric dancers, art & artifact vendors, bands and a children's area. Nov. 2-4 [...]

Events lead up to Day of Remembrance

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - A potluck and townhall will be held at Affirmations Community Center at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct 26. Panelist include Jay Kaplan, staff attorney with the ACLU of Michigan LGBT project, Melissa Pope, [...]

Calgary mayor upsets gays

By | 2018-01-15T23:44:03+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The mayor of Calgary, Alberta, Dave Bronconnier, upset gays Oct. 10 by allegedly saying during a debate that he doesn't "condone" the gay "lifestyle." When a questioner complained that Tourism Calgary promotes [...]

ILGA, COC denounce Georgia, Azerbaijan

By | 2018-01-15T22:19:47+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The European branch of the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Dutch national gay group COC lectured the nations of Georgia and Azerbaijan on the responsibilities of European Union membership Oct. [...]

Istanbul governor tries to terminate gay group

By | 2018-01-16T06:53:23+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The Istanbul governor's office is trying to close down the Turkish GLBT rights group Lambda Istanbul. The office claims the group's objectives -- and even its name -- are "against the law [...]

Moscow Pride organizers lose slander case

By | 2018-01-16T07:26:25+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Moscow gay pride organizers lost an appeal of a slander case against Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on Oct. 11 and now plan to move to the European Court of Human Rights. Nikolai Baev [...]

Thousands march in Taiwan

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Some 10,000 LGBT people hit the streets of Taipei Oct. 13 for the city's fifth gay-pride parade. The procession ended at City Hall with a rally and a performance by pop diva [...]

16,100 UK gay couples tied the knot in 2006

By | 2018-01-16T03:03:40+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner More than 16,100 same-sex couples registered under the United Kingdom's marriagelike civil-partnership law in 2006, its first full year of existence, the Office for National Statistics said Oct. 11. About 4,000 of [...]

Venezuela moves to protect gays

By | 2018-01-15T19:10:13+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner A constitutional amendment to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation has passed a Venezuelan legislative committee and moved to the full National Assembly. Should the measure and other proposed changes pass the [...]

ENDA out of committee

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

Obama’s choir controversy

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Just over two months away from the first voting in the 2008 presidential primaries, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is launching a new push for voters in the black community that has [...]

Events lead up to Day of Remembrance

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - A potluck and townhall will be held at Affirmations Community Center at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct 26. Panelist include Jay Kaplan, staff attorney with the ACLU of Michigan LGBT project, Melissa Pope, [...]

Jewish LGBT families talk about their lives

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

By Sharon Gittleman SOUTHFIELD - Religious and family ties and sexual orientation are subjects sure to induce passionate responses. Sometimes it's hard to step back and really listen to another point of view. The Jewish [...]

MSU YAF brings Nick Griffin to campus

By | 2018-01-16T08:22:21+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Todd A. Heywood Capitol Correspondent EAST LANSING- Young Americans for Freedom Michigan State University is bringing Nick Griffin, head of the British National Party, to the East Lansing campus on Friday, Oct. 26 from [...]

Retzloff brings LGBT history to life in Flint

By | 2018-01-16T13:18:54+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

FLINT - Flint native Tim Retzloff loves history, especially LGBT history. So much so that he is pursuing a doctorate in U.S. history at Yale University in Connecticut, with a concentration in LGBT history. He [...]

Triangle Pride PAC Endorses…

By | 2018-01-15T21:37:56+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco It seems like every year is an election year. Well, it is. Triangle Pride PAC, like other political action committees, takes a great deal of time surveying the [...]

Homophobia has no place in doctor’s office

By | 2018-01-15T20:12:49+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

BTL Editorial: October 25, 2007 The LGBT community has had to face daunting health issues; from HIV/AIDS, to provider neglect, to increased incidences of disease due to stress related behaviors. Particularly when faced with HIV/AIDS, [...]

Romance served hot by the slice

By | 2018-01-15T19:07:59+00:00 October 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn Thoughts of romantic dinners rarely include a menu of pizza, but for an American professor on fellowship in Copenhagen, the familiar flavor proves thoroughly heartwarming in the Purple Rose Theatre Company's [...]

The real ‘Rain Man’

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

In Michigan Daniel Tammet Noon Oct. 31 Adrian College www.optimnem.co.uk Nine: To most, a number that falls between eight and 10. But to Daniel Tammet, it's how he sees his partner. His lover is tall [...]

Battling breast cancer

By | 2007-10-25T09:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2007|News|

by Sharon Gittleman Please check for resource at bottom of this article. FERNDALE- When Diane Holcomb got her diagnosis, she took charge of her recovery. When she felt better, she didn't give in to the [...]