Billy Masters

"Say that camera were your gay lover. Can you give me your gayest look?" - Jay Leno teases little Ryan Phillippe about his experience playing the first gay teen on a daytime drama. Ryan, to [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

The Exorcist Q: My partner of six months, who recently came out to his Pentecostal mother, and I have been attending a United Church of Christ, an open and affirming Christian church. His mother insists [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: John McCain

It's hard to watch people change for the worse. But just like how Great Uncle Frank went from being a rugged and independent old guy to someone who couldn't recognize his kids or remember to [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

She-He Said this week: April 10

compiled by Howard Israel "Homophobia, discrimination and victimization are largely what are responsible for these substance use disparities in young gay people. History shows that when marginalized groups are oppressed and do not have equal [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:24:13-05:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: The sins of sodom

by John Corvino Though it may sound perverse, I get excited whenever religious fundamentalists speak up during the Q&A portion of my public events. While fundamentalists are hardly a dying breed, they seldom participate in [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:12:49-05:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

‘X’ equals Z’s

Kylie Minogue, 'X' Kylie Minogue is enraptured by a man on "Like a Drug," a fuzzed-out, hyperactive hoot. But her after-cancer-comeback disc "X" isn't quite as addictive; in fact, it's more like swallowing a placebo. [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Venus entering Aries provides a challenging spark to the profound re-evaluations of responsibility being raised by Pluto and Saturn. Be patient, take the long view, and rise to the challenge of seeing [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Stop-Loss After leading his men into an ambush in Iraq, Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) is happy to leave the service behind. But the army involuntarily extends his duty as part of [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Going to the mat for a great cause

By Dan Woog The OutField Mission High School stands just three blocks from Castro Street, the heart of San Francisco's gayest neighborhood. Forty percent Hispanic, 30 percent Asian, and 22 percent black, it suffers the [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Across 1 Loafer bottoms 6 Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___" 10 "Hairspray" list 14 Member of sexual congress? 15 Warrior Princess 16 Put in a position? 17 Material for nice stones 18 At once, [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

What Lies Beneath

By Lawrence Ferber The Mexican city of Cancun is a favorite destination of sun worshippers and spring breakers for its welcoming white-sand beaches. Yet something frightful also exists here, amidst the sandy stretches and nearby [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Letter: Coverage inaccurate, disappointing

I was disappointed with an article published in Between The Lines/, "Diversity Summit raises more questions than answers" (March 27, 2008). The article inaccurately and incompletely quoted me in reference to the program. I explained [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:13:49-05:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

Find ways to unite, not divide

I was very disappointed in your story ("Diversity Summit raises more questions than answers" (March 27, 2008). Had you stayed for the entire conference you would have heard high school youth talking about their efforts [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Opinions|

Anti-bully forces lobby Senate

Lansing correspondent LANSING - Over 165 educators, parents, students, civil rights activists, law enforcment professionals and advocates for youth showed up for Safe Schools Lobby day in an effort to pass Matt's Safe Schools law [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

U.S. HIV cases up in 2006 – Maybe

by Bob Roehr Names-based reporting of HIV diagnoses totaled 52,878 in the United States in 2006, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) March 24. At first glance that [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:50:06-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Poles disagree with president over EU charter

by Rex Wockner International News Poland: Sixty-five percent of Poles support the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, which would commit Poland to the European Union's gay-friendly Charter of Fundamental Rights. And only 19 percent believed [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:42:13-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Family Research Council apologizes to gays

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs The vice president for policy at the Family Research Council, Peter Sprigg, apologized March 27 for having said he wants to export gays from the U.S. In a March [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:48:35-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

George Michael to perform in U.S., Canada

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs George Michael: For the first time in 17 years, openly gay pop singer George Michael will bring a concert tour to North America, starting June 17 in San Diego [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Mayors decline to sign ILGA-Europe appeal

Rex Wockner International News The mayors of Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, have declined to sign a pledge from the European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association in support of the rights of [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:14:25-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Married gay man denied new passport

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs The U.S. government has declined to issue a passport to Jason Hair-Wynn of Attleboro, Mass., because his last name is the result of his having gotten married to his [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Euro mayors invited to Moscow Pride

Rex Wockner International News Moscow - Organizers of Moscow's third gay pride events, scheduled for May 30-31, have urged the mayors of Berlin, Paris and London to attend the events. The city's first two pride [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:00:52-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Oregon man is pregnant

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Oregon: A Bend, Ore., man is pregnant, he told The Advocate on March 26. Thomas Beatie told the magazine he'd had a sex-change operation, become a man and married [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

Vermonters favor same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Vermont: Fifty-four percent of Vermont voters support opening marriage to same-sex couples while 37 percent oppose it, WPTZ-TV reported March 26. The figures come from opinion surveys filled out [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:31:34-05:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

NIH to Refocus HIV Vaccine Research

by Bob Roehr "Despite hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, the reality in 2008 is that an HIV vaccine clearly remains beyond our grasp," said Warner Greene, cochair of the HIV Vaccine Summit and [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|News|

‘Shaken and stirred’

This past Saturday at the Affirmations Community Center's ninth annual Big Bash at MGM Grand in Detroit, Affirmations CEO Leslie Ann Thompson challenged the community to be shaken and stirred: Shaken by anti-LGBT words and [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

It’s sweet, cheesy fun at The Ringwald

There's something somewhat perverse in describing "Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical" as "sweet," but this tongue-in-cheek parody of one the world's first successful "mainstream" porno flicks is just that: sweet. Yet it's also fun and [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:47:32-05:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period April 3-12, 2008

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. The [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Obama talks – to Advocate

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama gave his first general interview to a gay publication this month, sitting down in person for a 25-minute interview at his Chicago campaign headquarters [...]

By |2008-04-03T09:00:00-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Uncategorized|