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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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Mike Huckabee

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

Who ‘counts’ in the LGBT community?

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

She/He Said

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

Hate Crimes Humbug

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:18:35-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

Homo for the Holidays

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. [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Divine Intervention

"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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Billy Masters

"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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

“Pull up the drawbridge, Capricorn!”

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:34:04-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays from The OutField

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:12:22-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

"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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Don’t screw with the flu

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

March for HIV prevention in Atlanta

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

MDOCR announces Hate Crimes 101 training

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:29:49-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

200 rally asking for justice in CMU noose case

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:59:08-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Hate Crimes bill pulled in Congress

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Deck the walls with Art for the Holidays . . .

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:16:54-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Huckabee comments scrutinized

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:02:26-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

January 15 Presidential Primary 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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Wake up call needed

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Dec. 13-22

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Frankly, my dear, BoarsHead gives a damn

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:55:17-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Dec. 13-22

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 [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|