Dolled up and nowhere to go

Dear Jody Q: My partner, "Sammy," and I have been together for three years, but just moved in together last February after our ceremony on Valentine's Day. We have been very happy with this decision. [...]

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Parting Glances: Soap on a rope

Journal Entry (WEDNESDAY): "Do you see who that is?" elbows my dinner companion anthropologist Rick Robinson, as we leave a Woodward Avenue restaurant near Birmingham. "And please, don't say anything." I can't resist. Taking seats [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Opinions|

She/He said this week

compiled by Howard Israel "Stereotypes are funny. It might not be politically correct, but sometimes stereotypes are there for a reason. (Pointing to a photo of a boy in a spandex figure skating outfit...) I [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Opinions|


by Wayne Besen Anything But Straight When you elect people who choose finance over farming and mutual funds over manufacturing as the base of our economy, don't blame the immigrants, liberals or homosexuals when your [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Marriage and Misogyny

by Sean Kosofsky There is a transformation occurring in the LGBT community through the pursuit of marriage equality. It is part assimilation (which isn't always bad) and part family protection which in many ways is [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:57:14-05:00April 24th, 2009|Opinions|

Three ‘Nightstand’

Trina Hamlin's no safer pulled over, aimlessly wandering around somewhere in the Florida Panhandle, than she would've been using her cell while driving. Getting into an accident would, at least, spare the "blues-infused" folkie the [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Giving the Gays Her Best Shot

By Lawrence Ferber Pat Benatar recently performed her iconic '80s hits for her lesbian legion during Dinah Shore Weekend in California. We can't guarantee the same heavy homo turnout at her set of local shows: [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Now Playing

April 28, 2008 NEW THIS WEEK The Forbidden Kingdom Jason (Michael Angarano) is a bullied teenager who is bewildered to find himself transported back in time to feudal China, selected as the answer to a [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Stone Gods," by Jeanette Winterson. Harcourt, 224 pages, $24 hardcover. Not too many fictional years from now, the planet Orbus has been devastated by a global war and is on the [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig "Reconsider shared investments, Sagittarius!" Mars opposing Jupiter can pump up your energy, but they are not happy in their signs (Cancer and Capricorn, respectively) and are likely to dither furiously. Uranus in [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

April 28, 2008 NEW THIS WEEK The Forbidden Kingdom Jason (Michael Angarano) is a bullied teenager who is bewildered to find himself transported back in time to feudal China, selected as the answer to a [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

"P-ness Envy" Across 1 "Advocate" cover, often 6 Overture to a split end? 10 Like sex with a dam 14 Maria's "do" equivalent 15 Geoffrey of "Frida" 16 Heartbreaker for a big, hairy male 17 [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

FTM? Fine by me

by Jessica Carreras When Crystal Proxmire met Aaron Watkins on MySpace, she didn't think twice about the fact that his user name had "FTM" in it. "I was completely clueless," she admits. Now, two years [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:35:44-05:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Tying the knot

You're on your own, past your clubbing days and ready to settle down. Now what? Time to get hitched, of course. There's no need to shy away from big plans and big weddings just because [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

MAPP introduces The House of Prevention

FERNDALE - A cutting edge, youth-oriented HIV/AIDS education and prevention program dropped two years ago because of funding cuts will return next week with a fresh, new look and approach. "And none too soon," said [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:29:26-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Prop 2: Catalyst for change

By Jim Larkin Flint's Out'N About project inspiring other cities around state FLINT - Greg Fiedler had had enough. It was 2004, sometime after Gov. Jennifer Granholm had introduced her Cool Cities concept and her [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:10:03-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Pride nominations sought

FERNDALE - Nominations are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual Pride Banquet and Awards Ceremony which will be held on June 19 at the Ukranian Cultural Center in Warren. Each year the event celebrates [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Aussie TV anchor comes out

by Rex Wockner International News Veteran Melbourne, Australia, TV anchorman Peter Hitchener, 62, came out April 6 in an interview with the Sunday Herald Sun. "Given that we are on private issues of private life, [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:16:49-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Egypt jails more men for debauchery

by Rex Wockner International News Egypt sent five more men to prison April 9 for "habitual practice of debauchery." The men, arrested in an ongoing crackdown mostly on HIV-positive people, will spend three years in [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:20:48-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Euro court trans decision on Lithuania is final

by Rex Wockner International News Lithuania must implement a process for allowing and funding sex-change operations or pay 40,000 euros ($63,600) to transsexuals who seek the surgery so they can go to another country to [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:42:16-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Eurovision attendees fear anti-gay attacks

by Rex Wockner International News Far-right groups in Serbia reportedly have threatened to harm the throngs of gay people who typically travel to attend the campy Eurovision Song Contest. The 53rd extravaganza will be in [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:38:23-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Police raid Lambda Istanbul Cultural Center

by Rex Wockner International News A dozen plainclothes police officers raided the Lambda Istanbul Cultural Center April 7. They stayed for two hours, rummaged through everything, and took away documents containing financial and membership information. [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:36:33-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Hundreds protest Norway’s same-sex marriage plans

by Rex Wockner International News Several hundred people marched through central Oslo April 12 in opposition to the Norwegian government's plan to legalize same-sex marriage. Norway has had a registered-partnership law that gives gay couples [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:42:31-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

N.Y. governor supports same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs New York Gov. David Patterson said April 7 that he supports legalization of same-sex marriage. Speaking by video link to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's awards dinner [...]

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Dignity Confronts the Pope

by Bob Roehr Gay and lesbian Catholics were among those who flocked to events during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States, but there were few smiles upon their faces. They came to protest [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:24:57-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

Church sign causes Sunday mass protest

by Jessica Carreras Redford- On a peaceful spring morning, as Redford locals headed off to church, one group was determined to create a religious learning experience of their own. Last Sunday, just before the Covenant [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:00:57-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|