Pregnant and Miserable

By Dana Rudolph Andrea Askowitz is pregnant - and she's grumpy. In "My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy" (Cleis Press, May 1, 2008), she shares her cantankerous journey to parenthood as a single mom, complete with [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: John McCain

You can judge a lot about a man based on the company he keeps. When Louis Farrakhan endorsed Barack Obama this month, Obama was quick to distance himself from the vocally anti-Semitic Nation of Islam [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Opinions|

General Gayety: The royal treatment

by Leslie Robinson The most prominent person due to attend a Dutch gay rights conference is a future queen, and I don't mean a teenager with a tendency toward the fabulous. A spokesman for the [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:34:16-05:00March 6th, 2008|Opinions|

She Said this Week

compiled by Howard Israel Sports "I was concerned about losing a fight and people saying that he lost the fight because he is gay. But I wanted to be the one voice that makes a [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Opinions|

What’s your vantage point?

by Rev. Deb Dysert Last weekend I went to see the opening of a movie called Vantage Point. It was a fantastic movie, pointedly illustrating the lesson that things are not always as they seem. [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Hefty Ha-Ha’s

Richard Ryder has a wardrobe background - but you wouldn't know it. Not if you critiqued his own self-proclaimed "shitty" style, which fashion guru Tim Gunn would no doubt disapprove of. You can't blame the [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:06:20-05:00March 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

The Shaw Redemption

Vickie Shaw didn't always rant about her three kids, strict Baptist upbringing and menopause. Well, at least not professionally. Or comically. The once-married matriarch was a motivational speaker, taught in a Comedy Defensive Driving School, [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period March 6-15, 2008

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. Through March 15. $15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com Almost, Maine [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Friday Night Lights’ turns dark

By Dan Woog The OutField "Raiders Night" is the novel J.D. Salinger might have produced, had he not stopped writing in 1965 and had Holden Caulfield been a morally conflicted high school football captain, not [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Fighting HIV and addiction…together

by Jessica Carreras Several weeks ago, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman was both vilified and applauded for identifying the concern of HIV as a "gay disease," stating that the LGBT [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:47:15-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Good to be a gay-thelete

by Jessica Carreras For Leeron Kopelman, the best thing about being part of a gay sports organization is obvious: "Never before could I admit to my teammates that I wanted to sack the quarterback - [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:03:22-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Get fit, have fun

International Front Runners http://www.frontrunners.org/ Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics http://www.a2qua.com/ Metro Detroit Softball League http://www.mdsl.org Michigan Panthers football http://www.michiganpanthers.org Motor City Tennis Alliance http://www.motorcitytennis.net Rainbow League Bowling http://www.rainbowleague.netfirms.com Lezhike http://www.lezhike.com Iron Maidens Golf League cbodis@comcast.net Rainbow [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Youth-only HIV testing

FERNDALE- Affirmations offers HIV testing for youth ages twenty-four and under. Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP) provides confidential and anonymous testing on the first and third Friday of the month from 6 p.m. - 9 [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Starving for perfection

by Jessica Carreras Sitting and watching a documentary on eating disorders, Robert Hunter casually munches on a salad, looking unconcerned about what he's consuming. One would never guess that the willowy, middle-aged Hamtramck man has [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

State Capital vigil planned

LANSING - Lansing Community College Gay Straight Alliance will hold a vigil March 25 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the state Capital building in memory of 15-year old Lawrence King. King was murdered [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|News|

2nd Annual Easter Dinner

March 23rd, 2008 Transgender Detroit, Metropolitan Church of Detroit, Affirmations and TransGender Michigan are proud to announce the 2nd annual Easter dinner. This dinner is the first in a series. The other holidays in the [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|News|

Activists picket HRC dinner

by Rex Wockner Some 50 activists, including members of the Radical Homosexual Agenda, picketed the Human Rights Campaign's annual Midtown Manhattan dinner Feb. 23, Gay City News reported. They were upset over HRC's support for [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:22:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|News|

International News

by Rex Wockner Argentine president said to support gay marriage New Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner supports legalization of same-sex marriage, according to the president of the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|News|

First trans youth group parent night a hit

FERNDALE- Eighteen youth and parents attended the first Parent Night hosted by Trans Youth Group at Affirmations. On Feb. 23 young people and their parents participated in a discussion, a screening of the documentary, TransGeneration [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|News|

Undoubtedly an excellent night of theater

This season, area theatergoers have been treated to a rather unusual experience: three competing professional productions of the same Tony Award-winning drama. While some industry observers - and even this cranky critic - initially thought [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period March 6-15, 2008

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. Through March 15. $15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com Almost, Maine [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig As Mars enters Cancer, productive efforts are easily clouded by moods and misunderstandings. While he opposes Pluto, frustrations can gain exaggerated importance. You may feel like you need an oar to propel [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig As Mars enters Cancer, productive efforts are easily clouded by moods and misunderstandings. While he opposes Pluto, frustrations can gain exaggerated importance. You may feel like you need an oar to propel [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

No More (Daddy) Drama Q: Jody, I think I need to tell you some background stuff so you can understand where I'm coming from. My mother used to tell me that my father was killed [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: The Other Boleyn Girl Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) and his brother-in-law the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) conspire to improve the family's fortunes by pimping out Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

Across 1 Load 5 "Fried Green Tomatoes" author 10 Gay nightlife district of London 14 Letters over Mary's son 15 Island Records, to Etheridge 16 What you do at the other end 17 Jon Robin [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Coming out happy

by Tana Michaels Long before becoming program coordinator for Ypsilanti's Eastern Michigan University's Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, Kate Brindle had another passion: Theater. Majoring in theater and arts as an undergraduate at [...]

By |2008-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|