Dear Jody

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

A car or my girlfriend? Q: I usually go home for Christmas, but this year I have told my folks I won't be coming home. Now they are saying that if I don't come home [...]

Creep of the Week: Mike Huckabee

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

As the race to the White House heats up, it's inevitable that candidates will have their pasts drudged up and held up for scrutiny. Take former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, for example. At the outset [...]

Who ‘counts’ in the LGBT community?

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

BY Chris Crain ViewPoint A new poll showing Hillary Clinton with a big lead among LGBT voters raises fundamental questions about who 'we' are and whose voice matters. With the scars still fresh from the [...]

She/He Said

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Congressional leaders, who have disappointed frequently this year, have done it again. This time, the House leadership has failed to find a way to get a bipartisan law against hate crimes [...]

Hate Crimes Humbug

By | 2018-01-15T19:18:35+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco Of course it was too good to be true - actual inclusion in federal hate crime laws. But as certain as snowfall in Detroit in December, Congressional Democrats [...]

Homo for the Holidays

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Hollywood may be on strike. But the holidays aren't. So - as our gift to you - here's a list of a few festive faves and new classics to make your season merry and bright. [...]

Divine Intervention

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

"Oh, God!": It's about to mean something different. Consider going deeper than those trite inquiries - stats? penis size? top or bottom? - by exploring the spiritual side (and not the middle-front one!) with those [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

"I must thank my beautiful Cyndey, who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss." - Jodie Foster inches her closet door ajar by publicly thanking her spousal-equivalent, Cydney Bernard, while accepting the [...]

“Pull up the drawbridge, Capricorn!”

By | 2018-01-16T15:34:04+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun sextile Neptune this week promotes sympathy and inspiration. Take time for artistic pleasures or deep personal conversations. With both planets aspecting "new planet" Eris, these arts and conversations [...]

Happy Holidays from The OutField

By | 2018-01-16T09:12:22+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Dan Woog The OutField A new year is right around the corner. Pausing to look back and consider our blessings is a time-honored tradition, as much a part of the holidays as re-gifting fruitcakes and [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

"C'est Moi" Across 1 What guns shoot off 5 Big tops 10 Sweaty guys get pinned to them 14 "Maude" producer 15 Gladys Kravitz, for one 16 Star quality 17 27/30-Across played Georges in this [...]

Don’t screw with the flu

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr "Don't screw with the flu" could become a new slogan for HIV prevention. That's because up to 80 percent of persons newly infected with HIV experience flu-like symptoms. Viral load is sky [...]

March for HIV prevention in Atlanta

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr ATLANTA - Hundreds of demonstrators took to Atlanta's main drag, Peachtree Street, in the twilight of December 4 in an HIV prevention rally and march. The event coincided with the 2007 Nation [...]

MDOCR announces Hate Crimes 101 training

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:49+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, in partnership with the Department of Community Health, Crime Victim Services Commission, announced additional Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) sponsored Building Cultural Competence and Hate Crime 101 training sessions [...]

200 rally asking for justice in CMU noose case

By | 2018-01-16T04:59:08+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

MT. PLEASANT-- About 200 people from Detroit, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids and Mt. Pleasant rallied outside the Isabella County Building Friday, hoping to pressure County Prosecutor Larry Burdick to file felony ethnic intimidation charges against [...]

Hate Crimes bill pulled in Congress

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The move to expand federal hate crimes laws to include protection for sexual orientation was set back when Senate Democratic leaders decided to remove it from the Department of [...]

Deck the walls with Art for the Holidays . . .

By | 2018-01-15T16:16:54+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

Just in time for last minute creative shopping, the Affirmations Art Gallery is brimful with large Santa stocking stuffers: oils, collages, line drawings, photos, digital paintings -- all reasonably priced from $50 to $250, with [...]

Huckabee comments scrutinized

By | 2018-01-16T12:02:26+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee's been saying a lot about gays lately, and much of it is not very nice. This week the attention has focused on his written comment in 1992 [...]

January 15 Presidential Primary news

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

On Jan. 15, 2008 Michigan will hold its Presidential Primaries. The last day to register and be able to vote in the primary is Dec. 17, 30 days prior to the elections. Voters will be [...]

Wake up call needed

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Between The Lines Editorial The interminable war in Iraq, now approaching its fifth anniversary, has so distorted our political system that it is getting ever harder to make sense of what comes out of Washington [...]

Art & Around for the period Dec. 13-22

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Elegance in Entertaining: Traditions at the Estate" explores the holiday season and its celebrations held at the Ford home (through Jan. 8, 2008; $8); Holiday Dinner [...]

Frankly, my dear, BoarsHead gives a damn

By | 2018-01-16T09:55:17+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn Kristine Thatcher, artistic director of the BoarsHead Theater and stage director of the company's latest offering, is quick to point out that "Moonlight and Magnolias" is a play produced for the [...]

Theater Events for the period Dec. 13-22

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00+00:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: The Baker's Wife The inhabitants of a French Provincial village share a passion for bread, gossip and arguing with their spouses. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 23. $30-$42. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org [...]