Creep of the Week: Robert H. Knight

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Opinions|

Knight also can't wrap his brain around the idea that homosexuality isn't synonymous with risky sex and self-hatred. I've never read a Harry Potter book. I've never seen a Harry Potter movie. I've never eaten [...]

Gay Moralist: Winning, or silencing?

By | 2018-01-16T00:41:18+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Opinions|

by John Corvino It wasn't the first time an audience defied expectations. This time it was in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. I was there with Glenn Stanton, my "debate buddy" from Focus on the Family, to discuss [...]

Parting Glances: Three for Oscar (#3)

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Opinions|

"I have nothing to declare but my genius," Oscar Wilde said to the press when briskly embarking and ever so elegantly clearing customs in New York, January 1882. Oscar came to us, age 28, to [...]

Local gallery presents ‘Printer X Seven’

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - "Printer X Seven," an exhibit running through Dec. 1 at the Lawrence Street Gallery, will feature monotypes, monoprints, collagraphs, and etchings that they have produced while working together in the studio setting. A [...]

Heaven on Earth

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

By Dustin Fitzharris Heaven can be right here on Earth. At least that's what Mary Wilson, one of the original members of The Supremes, says. And why wouldn't she? She was just 20 years old [...]

Tori tears it up in Detroit

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

Tori Amos Oct. 27 Fox Theatre B+ No doubt: When people call Tori Amos' fan clique a cult, they're not kidding. The musician's unwavering horde, which filled the Fox Theatre last Saturday, was sucked in [...]

*Billy Masters*

By | 2018-01-16T13:26:18+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

"If gay guys can identify with my character, then I think I'm doing my job right. And if straight people think I'm doing a believable job, then I've done my job." - Tuc Watkins answers, [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig October 29, 2007 "Clean your closets, Libra!" Venus in Virgo offers a good time to clear out clutter and beautify! But she's making hard aspects to Jupiter, Neptune, and Eris, rendering it [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Excited about the San Diego fires Q: Right now I am sitting here alone watching TV, watching all the stuff about the fires in California. It really excites me; I can hardly take my eyes [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

October 29, 2007 "Fleeting Fashions" Across 1 French author Andre 5 "Guilty" for Leopold and Loeb 10 Andrew Van de Camp, for one 14 Letters over Mary's son 15 Dustin in "Midnight Cowboy" 16 "Look [...]

Art & Around for the period Nov. 1-10

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

EDITOR'S PICK: "Element: Water," a solo exhibition of photographs by Samuel Ritter, is now open through Dec. 1 at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Ritter's collection of new work focuses on the single classical [...]

Theater Events for the period Nov. 1-10

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

EDITOR'S PICK: Avon Players presents the second production of its 2007-2008 60th anniversary season, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," adapted by Dale Wasserman from the Ken Kesey novel. The play follows the battle of [...]

Christians target LGBT student protections

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner Anti-gay activists will attempt to use the California ballot-initiative process to undo a new law that synchronized the state Education Code with existing laws that prohibit discrimination against LGBT people. Signed by [...]

House ENDA vote in limbo

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was pulled from its scheduled vote on the floor on the US House of Representatives last week, with no word on when it might [...]

San Diego gay areas spared

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner SAN DIEGO - None of San Diego's gayest areas was hit by the massive wildfires that roared around the county and the city last week, but LGBT people stepped up in large [...]

Southwick confirmed to Appeals Court

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Senate voted 59 to 38 to confirm Leslie Southwick to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, on October 24. The Circuit serves Mississippi, Louisiana, [...]

Founder of HeartStrong comes to Jackson Nov. 2

By | 2018-01-16T16:57:03+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

JACKSON - Marc Adams, Lambda Literary Award finalist and Silver Pen Award recipient for his autobiography "The Preacher's Son," will be speaking at a special community event sponsored by PFLAG and the Student Alliance for [...]

Covey poised to become next mayor of Ferndale

By | 2018-01-15T19:13:54+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

{ ELECTION NIGHT INVITATION} Mayoral candidate Craig Covey is inviting the entire community to join him on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Boogie Fever, 22901 Woodward Ave., one block north of Nine Mile Road [...]

Bigoted free speech supported with Griffin lecture

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

EAST LANSING- The fallout from the appearance of controversial British National Party leader Nick Griffin at Michigan State University last Friday continues. Griffin was originally supposed to deliver a lecture on the dangers of radical [...]

Retreat for LGBT people struggling with Bible

By | 2018-01-16T15:03:34+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

Wire report Retreat begins on Friday,Nov. 9 at 7 p.mm and ends on Sunday at 1 p.mm The cost is $185 which includes the program, two nights lodging and five meals. Partial scholarships are available. [...]

Culture of caring

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Taking care of someone who is incapacitated may be one of the greatest challenges we are called upon to face. It requires deep reservoirs of dedication, patience, strength and compassion. It can also require extensive [...]

Christians target LGBT student protections

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner Anti-gay activists will attempt to use the California ballot-initiative process to undo a new law that synchronized the state Education Code with existing laws that prohibit discrimination against LGBT people. Signed by [...]

House ENDA vote in limbo

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was pulled from its scheduled vote on the floor on the US House of Representatives last week, with no word on when it might [...]

San Diego gay areas spared

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner SAN DIEGO - None of San Diego's gayest areas was hit by the massive wildfires that roared around the county and the city last week, but LGBT people stepped up in large [...]

Southwick confirmed to Appeals Court

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Senate voted 59 to 38 to confirm Leslie Southwick to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, on October 24. The Circuit serves Mississippi, Louisiana, [...]

Art & Around for the period Nov. 1-10

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

EDITOR'S PICK: "Element: Water," a solo exhibition of photographs by Samuel Ritter, is now open through Dec. 1 at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Ritter's collection of new work focuses on the single classical [...]

The little brain takes charge at the Hilberry

By | 2018-01-16T03:22:30+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

By Robert W. Bethune REVIEW: 'The Lusty and Comical History of Tom Jones' Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in rotating repertory through Jan. 26, 2008. Tickets: $20-$30. For information: 313-577-2972 or http://www.hilberry.com Take all the conventions [...]

Theater Events for the period Nov. 1-10

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Entertainment|

EDITOR'S PICK: Avon Players presents the second production of its 2007-2008 60th anniversary season, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," adapted by Dale Wasserman from the Ken Kesey novel. The play follows the battle of [...]

Finding your corporate soul-mate

By | 2018-01-16T05:22:07+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

By Laura Laing It was 1980, and Scott Aylward was enduring the Houston heat as most young ad men must from time to time--playing in a golf tournament in the name of networking. But this [...]

Aging lesbians and gays face extra burdens

By | 2018-01-16T14:23:34+00:00 November 1st, 2007|News|

By Sharon Gittleman LATHRUP VILLAGE - we already know that marriage is not an option for LGBT people in Michigan, so as LGBT people age we must protect ourselves legally and financially with documents, wills [...]

ENDA debate tomorrow

By | 2007-11-01T09:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to debate and vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 6), and insiders say it has the votes to pass. But there will likely be only [...]