The ABCs of MRSA

by Bob Roehr Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a very diverse family of bacteria that is found in nature, humans, and animals. It can cause everything from a common pimple, to food poisoning, to life-threatening [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:20:50-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Ron Paul

Ron Paul is, by far, the Republican Presidential hopeful with the most indie cred. Not only is he against the war, he's also attracted a dedicated following who are throwing fist fulls of money at [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Viewpoint: Democrats waffle on the web

By Chris Crain The top three presidential hopefuls made all sorts of campaign promises on gay issues, but what are they telling the world on the web? As the race for the Democratic presidential nomination [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:03:28-05:00January 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Project snooze

You can't miss Jeffrey Sebelia as he scoots through the upstairs level of the GM Design Center. His neck is inked, and he stills wears shades indoors. The scrawny fashionista - whose cocky persona helped [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Project GM Style

GM's Design Center in Warren became the "Project Runway" set last Friday. Former winner Jeffrey Sebelia was there. Thankfully, Heidi Klum wasn't. And instead of fashionista wannabes rolling out their designs, established fashion designers, like [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

High hopes

Where's Amy Winehouse when you need her? That's what comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer's wondering as she stares at a pile of Christmas gifts, trying to figure out what the heck she'll do with them. She then [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Dreams are made of this . . .

Art at Affirmations Patrick Burton describes his three art pieces on display at the Affirmations Center Art Gallery through the end of this month as "little day dreams". That may be so for Patrick, performance [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Creating Change offers powerhouse of speakers

Julian Bond, Rev. Gene Robinson to address conference The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced a powerhouse lineup of keynote speakers appearing at its National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Feb. 6-10 in [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:30:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

Affirmations starts Multicultural Advisory Committee

FERNDALE - Affirmations is asking LGBT community members from across the Detroit Region to participate in a new Multicultural Advisory Committee. The committee, made of up 12 individuals of diverse backgrounds, will come together monthly [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:34:43-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

MDOC changes directly benefit LGBT prisoners

By Jessica Carreras The Triangle Foundation has always been known for working for the safety of the LGBT community - but what about those who are in prison? Although the rights of prisoners are often [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:03:54-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

Obituary: Kurt Andrew Tamm dies

Kurt Andrew Tamm, 41, died in his San Juan, Puerto Rico, home on Dec. 21 of an AIDS-related illness. Tamm was a former bartender at Detroit's Backstreet and the Cobalt nightclub. He is survived by [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:21:45-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

CDC extends strategy on HIV prevention

by Bob Roehr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted an updated HIV Prevention Strategic Plan on its Web site Jan. 3. It "will guide the agency's HIV prevention efforts for the next [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:09:27-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

International News

by Rex Wockner South African AIDS leader marries Well-known South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat and his activist boyfriend Dalli Weyers were married near Cape Town Jan. 5. South Africa is one of six nations [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

National News Briefs

by Rex Wockner Dykes on Bikes wins trademark case San Francisco's Dykes on Bikes motorcycle club won the right to keep its trademarked name Jan. 7 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

A surreal visit: Shakespeare in Dogpatch

"It's just not right," remarked my guest after the opening night performance of "As You Like It" at Detroit's Hilberry Theatre. "Shakespeare with Southern accents just doesn't sound right." Especially some of THOSE Southern accents. [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:10:27-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Hard to believe, but so easy to enjoy

By Robert W. Bethune Suppose Stephen Sondheim did a musical of "To Kill A Mockingbird" re-set in a remote British village. The result might be strange, especially to a British audience aware of the nuances [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 17-26, 2008

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: African Footprint The history of South Africa is presented through a breathtaking blend of Afro- and Euro-centric music and dance. Detroit Opera House, Detroit. Sat.-Sun., through Jan. 20. $15-$75. 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera.org As You [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 17-26, 2008

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Behind the Scenes: Staff Life Tour" (Jan. 18; $10, reservations required). General admission: $8. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS: [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Manzella demonstrates futility of DADT policy

by Bob Roehr The arbitrary and absurd nature of the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is exemplified by Sgt. Darren Manzella. Even after he told his Army commanders, and the nation [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:17:48-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

LGBT mental health forum ‘Lights the Way’

by Shaun Hittle KALAMAZOO - There was no shortage of inspirational and heartbreaking anecdotes at a recent LGBT mental health panel at the Wesley Foundation in Kalamazoo - but one story stood out. Vincent Rager, [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

Dear Jody

Snow fight - without balls Q: As you probably already know, we had a horrible snow storm shortly after Christmas. "Janis" (my life partner) and I bought a snow blower for Christmas, which I thought [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: First Sunday Desperate for money, best friends Durell (Ice Cube) and LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) break into a church, meaning to relieve it of its building funds. The caper quickly turns into a [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Billy Masters

"At least she is older than 16." - George Clooney's reaction to Nicole Kidman's pregnancy. The news of Nicole Kidman's pregnancy reminded me of the old rumor that Tom never consummated their marriage due to [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

Across 1 Gore in the library 6 Airline to the land of the cut 10 What's in the stallion's mouth? 14 Harden 15 Caesar opponent 16 Nathan of "The Producers" 17 One you go down [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Mercury in Aquarius is aspecting Uranus in Pisces, creating weird little short circuits in everyone's brains. This can lead to powerful intuitive flashes, or daring leaps of faith. Still, look before you [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Sixth Form," by Tom Dolby. Kensington Books, 320 pages, $24 hardcover. Ethan, an artistically talented 17-year-old California kid transplanted to a somewhat stuffy all-boy East Coast prep school, finds it hard [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Matt Foreman to step down from NGLTF

filed by BTL staff WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a national leader in the struggle for equal rights and social justice, will step [...]

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|