Dear Jody

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Readers: In the Feb. 28 column a reader wrote about planning a Valentine's Day party with a game based on the TV show "The Moment of Truth." It ended in disaster. It also received [...]

She Said March 27

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Gay and lesbian people will have children and you can't stop them. What makes a family is love and that's what people care about - that the kids are loved, happy [...]

All Politics is Loco: A Worthy Leader

By | 2018-01-15T19:28:50+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky I have decided to not weigh in publicly on the political situation surrounding Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. I was born in Detroit. I work in Detroit and spend my money in Detroit and [...]

At a ‘Loss’

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber In her latest film, out director Kimberly Peirce dramatically asks and tells about an unjust U.S. military policy - but not the one you might assume. "Stop-Loss," which opens March 28, derives [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

"You can forget all the Emmys. This means more to me." - Barbara Walters got all choked up when accepting an award from GLAAD for her "20/20" report on transgender children. At the same time, [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "A Perfect Waiter," by Alain Claude Sulzer, translated by John Brownjohn. Bloomsbury USA, 224 pages, $19.95 hardcover. For 30 years, reclusive waiter Erneste has nursed his love for a young man he [...]

2007’s Gayest Non-Gay Film

By | 2018-01-16T03:45:30+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

"Enchanted" - and, really, any other whimsical not-gonna-happen Disney princess tale - is the cinema equivalent of Cher. They're hardly real, but we can easily wrap our hearts around their starry-eyed stories of on-a-whim love, [...]

Five Questions with Kort

By | 2018-01-16T13:39:10+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

Joe Kort's released many books, including his latest "Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician," throughout his 23-year career as a psychotherapist. Now, he's ready to release, in public anyhow, another facet of his personality [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Jupiter in Capricorn helps promotes constructive focus for your own advancement, while our new planet Eris wants to hold you back with the gang. Mercury and Venus are aligned with Uranus, triggering [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

"Three in a Row" Across 1 Those, to Gomer 5 Farm animal that isn't a breeder 9 Frequent Mapplethorpe subject Smith 14 "I ___ at the office" (Senate page's confession?) 15 Emulate Anne Stockwell of [...]

Home is where the history is

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - Brad Kenoyer and Jordan Medeiros had no intention of buying a historical home in Detroit's Indian Village. "We originally thought we were going to go loft shopping, so just the fact that we're [...]

Communities by choice, not by chance

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Patty Clair Southeast Michigan should follow the same road as San Francisco and Provincetown. Each re-invented itself as a vibrant gay city after falling into hard economic times. The gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender [...]

Is Michigan worth the fight?

By | 2018-01-16T17:09:18+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras For Tom Delaney, the choice between leaving Michigan and sticking it out was obvious. "Why would I want to live anywhere else than southeast Michigan?" he says incredulously. It's a big statement [...]

Going green in the gay community

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras Apartment innovator Eric Brown knows what his customers want. When he noticed that his renters all had pets, he dropped the fee for owning one. For renters who were sick of bland, [...]

Wayne State to host same-sex symposium

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

DETROIT - Wayne State University will host a symposium on same-sex unions from 12:15 to 4 p.m. March 31 at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the university's law school. The 2008 Edward M. Wise [...]

Diversity Summit raises more questions than answers

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

EAST LANSING - A gathering of statewide community leaders to discuss diversity and inclusion in a Michigan without affirmative action, had many participants concerned about the event's apparent exclusion of certain groups Tuesday. "It was [...]

Vigil for Lawrence King

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

By Tana Michaels BAY CITY - A murdered California boy was remembered during a vigil at the Friendship Shell in Bay City last Thursday. Perceptions, a Bay City, Saginaw and Midland area LGBT group, along [...]

I-69 sting operations hurt

By | 2018-01-16T16:56:12+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

By Jim Larkin CLAYTON TOWNSHIP - The ongoing dispute between Clayton Township Police Chief Chuck Melki and the Triangle Foundation, over Melki's undercover sting operations at an I-69 rest area may be close to an [...]

Anti-bullying forces descend on Capitol

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

LANSING - As we go to press, hundreds of educators, students and community members are expected to descend upon the State Capitol to demand the Senate pass a comprehensive bill aimed at stopping bullying in [...]

The Copa Project

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

By Jim Larkin FLINT - It attracted people from Grand Rapids, Detroit and Saginaw with its curved mirrored entryway, 1,800 light bulb marquee, mock palm trees, artwork overlooking carpeted sitting areas and a sound system [...]

Remembering The Copa

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

By Jim Larkin FLINT -- The Copa and Bill Kain. Bill Kain and The Copa. When you say one name, say those who knew the sometimes tough, sometimes charming nightclub owner, you automatically think of [...]

ETHA inches forward

By | 2018-01-16T16:22:03+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, DC - Action by the U.S. Senate would allow states to initiate Medicaid demonstration projects of the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA). The effort was led by Senators Gordon Smith [...]

302 couples register in Mexico City

By | 2018-01-16T02:35:36+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Mexico City - Three hundred and two couples have taken advantage of Mexico City's civil-union law since it came into force in March 2007. Unions have been registered in 15 [...]

Guadalajara wants to relocate gay bars

By | 2018-01-16T00:16:35+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News GUADALAJARA - The Mexican city of Guadalajara is threatening to move gay clubs out of the city center in advance of the 2011 Pan American Games that will take place [...]

Norway plans to legalize same-sex marriage

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News NORWAY - Norway's government announced plans March 14 to open marriage to same-sex couples. The nation has had a registered-partnership law that gives gay couples the same rights as marriage [...]

Activist files complaint against Polish president

By | 2018-01-15T23:19:16+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News POLAND - Well-known New York City gay activist Brendan Fay filed a complaint with the Polish consulate general after Polish President Lech Kaczynski displayed a photo and video clip from [...]

ILGA-Europe to meet in Vienna

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News VIENNA - The European branch of the International Lesbian and Gay Association will stage its annual conference in Vienna this year Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. "The theme ... is [...]

Theater Events for the period March 27-April 5, 2008

By | 2008-03-27T09:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: As You Like It One of Shakespeare's "marriage" comedies, guest directed by former Stratford Shakespeare Festival director Dean Gabourie. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in rotating repertory through April 12. $20-$30. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com The [...]