Bush budget shortchanges AIDS

By | 2018-01-15T22:48:06+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, DC - AIDS advocates are furious with the budget that President George W. Bush has submitted for the next fiscal year. Overall, the Department of Health and Human Services will be [...]

The Dating Diet: How you know

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

By Anthony Paull You're going to Sundance. You're me, and your plane has just landed on an icy runway, but that's fine and dandy because you're ready to skid into Park City Airport and slide [...]

The Logic of the Phelpses

By | 2018-01-15T22:46:32+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist No one was surprised when the Phelpses announced plans to protest Heath Ledger's memorial services. Known for their "God Hates Fags" message and their obnoxious funeral pickets - they [...]

Creep of the Week: John McCain

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

{ITAL John, John leprechaun went to [campaign] with nothing on. [Religious right] told him what to wear: [anti-homo] underwear!} Okay, so I took some liberties with that little grade school ditty there. But I can't [...]

Parting Glances: Genesis XXIV & VII

By | 2018-01-15T23:27:28+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

1. In the year of the whirling wind, blasting sands, cascading rain; the year of the mongrel beast of war endlessly chasing its flea-bitten tail, a prophet of restless dudes scaled Mt. Rushnomore, seeking counsel [...]

She/He Said quotes of week

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "I am going to miss watching Mitt preach religious tolerance - for Mormons only - and practice intolerance towards atheists, Muslims, gay people, and immigrants." - Katie Halper, a political humorist, [...]

Quiet k.d.

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber k.d. lang's on the phone. And I immediately sense that it's probably been a long day of press and publicity chores - perhaps of fielding the same questions over and over again, [...]

Viva Forever?

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Steven Wooder can't say he'll be there. Which means no zig-a-zig-ahhh-ing for the 43-year-old Mount Clemens man when the Spice Girls drown Detroit in girl power during their reunion tour. Well, unless he puts his [...]

The Dating Diet: How you know

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull You're going to Sundance. You're me, and your plane has just landed on an icy runway, but that's fine and dandy because you're ready to skid into Park City Airport and slide [...]

Billy Masters from Hollywood

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

February 14, 2008 "I've got a new trainer and she's giving me a lot of good things. Really educating me about nutrition and weight loss and how to do it...I'm not on a diet. It's [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "The Kind of Girl I Am," by Julia Watts. Spinsters Ink, 346 pages, $14.95 paper. Watts brings fresh zest to a timeworn plot about an ambitious girl, born into gritty poverty, who [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

cut/ Matthew McConaughey in "Fool's Gold." Photo: Warner Bros. cut/ Cedric the Entertainer in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." Photo: Universal Pictures NEW THIS WEEK: Fool's Gold After years of searching, ne'er-do-well treasure hunter Finn (Matthew [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig The Sun is harmonizing with Mars, pumping up energy all around. Venus offers some focus - a good, productive, and pleasurable challenge - for you to apply all that energy to. ARIES [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Mom mugger goes purse-picking Q: The other night at a big LBGT formal-type bash — which was hosted by a friend of mine, I made a huge mistake and donÕt know how to either forgive [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Across 1 It tops the cake 6 Pajama opening 10 Rubber stamp 14 Disney elephant 15 Gave the slip to 16 What you can catch in South Beach 17 Marilyn studying psychology? 20 Kahlo's that [...]

Openly gay bishop provides speech of hope

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

Capitol Correspondent DETROIT - When New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson strapped on a bullet proof vest in preparation for his ordination as the Episcopal bishop of the small northeastern state, he did so because [...]

New push to amend California Constitution on marriage

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Anti-gay groups are paying signature-gatherers in hopes of placing an initiative before voters in November to amend the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Previous attempts to collect enough voter signatures to [...]

Justice Department gay group unbanned

By | 2018-01-16T09:01:08+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has unbanned the Justice Department's gay group, DOJ Pride, the Washington Post reported Feb. 5. In 2003, the group was barred from holding its annual pride-month celebration [...]

Oregon couples finally can register

By | 2018-01-16T10:11:01+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Same-sex couples in Oregon finally were able to begin using the state's registered-partnership law Feb. 4. It had been delayed for a month by anti-gay activists who challenged the legal determination that [...]

Triangle Foundation staffer stepping down

By | 2018-01-16T16:37:10+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

Captial Correspondent DETROIT- Greg Varnum has announced that he will be leaving the Triangle Foundation, a Detroit-based LBGT rights advocacy and anti-violence project, effective in March. Varnum is the Director of Youth Initiatives and Information [...]

International News

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Gay weddings decline in UK The number of same-sex civil partnerships taking place in the United Kingdom dropped 55 percent in 2007 over 2006 -- likely reflecting a decline in pent-up demand [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 14-23, 2008

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Special events include: "Enchanted Evening" (Feb. 9; $42 per person, reservations required). General admission: $8. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ARTS FESTIVALS The Erotic Poetry & [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 14-23, 2008

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: A Man of No Importance The Oscar Wilde classic gets a modern-day update by writer/director Mike McGettigan. Fevered Egos Entertainment at Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 22-March 15. $15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com All [...]