Dear Jody: Come Back to Me

Q: I'm a mess. That's the short of it, so now I'll try to tell you the long of it. I was with this guy, "David," 10 years ago. It was a relationship, but not [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Vito Fossella

Thank God marriage is safe in Michigan. Marriage for straight folks, of course. Not only marriage, but health care and other benefits that one person may be the conduit through which another person gets them [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:22:03-05:00May 15th, 2008|Opinions|

She/He Said this week

compiled by Howard Israel "The juxtaposition of being gay and black in sports is especially powerful. Because if people were to guess who the gay people in sport were, they'd pick the white folk. The [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Opinions|

Off the curb and into the street

We the people in order to form a more perfect union... Ah yes, those famous words, the very foundation of our union, of our great experiment in democracy. They set a standard to which all [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Opinions|

Did you RSVP?

Call me a baby, but my Cry Switch turns to "on" every time Sally Field's eyes glaze over, like they did when her gay son wedded his man during Sunday's bold "Brothers & Sisters" season [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:28:19-05:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

Black, white and gay

DETROIT - As a curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Sam Wagstaff left a mark on the late-20th century contemporary scene - and on the queer movement. Pre-"Will & Grace," being out was as [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

Put best foot forward

Don't fret! Ferndale's 22nd annual Foot Frolic on May 18 won't be like climbing Mount Everest. It's a flat street course - with trees decorating the path to and from Gerry Kulick Community Center, where [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

A Crazy Coaster

We have a love-hate relationship, me and technology. Right now, I'd marry it. Had it not been for Apple's iSight, the three front-ladies of BETTY, a two-decade-old estrogen rock(ish) band, would've had trouble connecting with [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Mister Lonely A down-on-his-luck Michael Jackson impersonator who lives as his character (Diego Luna) meets a woman who lives as Marilyn Monroe (Samantha Morton). Together, the pair retreat to a rural Scottish [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

Pretty! Queer!

Lines between metrosexual and gay are blurrier than my eyes sans glasses, leaving us queers to wonder who sticks what in this never-ending sexuality guessing-game. So, thanks, Panic at the Disco for further confusing the [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:08:46-05:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

A ‘Swell’ show

You'd think the Ireland-based Swell Season would be used to beer-sloshed crowds, but on Saturday's show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the rowdy, booze guzzlers became too much for the attention-required band. So much [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Entertainment|

“Keep it light, Gemini!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury in Gemini and Mars in Leo energize us, promoting outspokenness and bold accomplishment. Alas, they are in discord, pushing us to push too hard and without necessary planning or [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:29:21-05:00May 15th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Cop Out”

Q Puzzle Across 1 Emulate Paul Cadmus 5 Police drama, with "The" 9 Cop D'Angelo of 50-Across 14 Mother of "Brothers & Sisters" 15 Put out 16 Wishful words 17 Beat the skins 18 Madonna's [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|Uncategorized|


OBITUARY SAINT CLAIR SHORES - Educator, artist and impassioned humanitarian John "Butch" Mijatovich died May 4, two days after his 61st birthday. Born in Detroit, Mijatovich was four when his family moved to Saint Clair [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Justice for all?

by Jessica Carreras It makes no sense to A.T. Miller why anyone would want to take away his rights. The Manchester resident is a law-abiding citizen, well respected at his job at the University of [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Michigan Senate urged to fight bullying

LANSING - In the wake of action by the Florida legislature, the Michigan's Safe Schools Coalition called on Michigan's Senate on May 9 to follow Florida's lead and pass a long-stalled anti-bullying measure that would [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Office of Special Council raided

by Bob Roehr The head of a powerful but obscure federal agency is in trouble again. FBI agents with warrants raided the home and office of Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Aussie territory forced to back down on gay equality

by Rex Wockner International News The Australian Capital Territory, where Canberra is located, was forced to rewrite its civil-union bill after the federal government promised to overturn it. The weakened measure passed the territory's Legislative [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:45:47-05:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Birmingham, England, pride parade canceled

by Rex Wockner International News Pride organizers in Birmingham, England, have canceled this year's parade, saying there were too many problems regarding the start time and road closures, The Birmingham Post reported. But they say [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:40:15-05:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Lesbos residents want their name back

by Rex Wockner International News Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have filed suit in an attempt to reclaim the word "lesbian" and stop the group Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece (OLKE) [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:31:16-05:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Gay man elected to Nepal parliament

by Rex Wockner International News Well-known gay activist Sunil Babu Pant, 35, has been elected to Nepal's 601-member Constituent Assembly, which will draft the nation's new constitution and also function as parliament during the drafting [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Gays attacked after rally in St. Petersburg

by Rex Wockner International News Homophobes attacked gay activists in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 3 after about 25 activists staged an "International Day of Silence" action in Chernyshevsky Park. The activists had taped their mouths [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Lesbian soccer player murdered in South Africa

by Rex Wockner International News An openly lesbian member of South Africa's national women's soccer team was murdered in Kwatema, east of Johannesburg, in late April. Reports said Eudy Simelane, 31, was raped and stabbed [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:52:33-05:00May 15th, 2008|News|

UK spinster sisters denied gay-couple rights

by Rex Wockner International News The European Court of Human Rights ruled 15-2 on April 29 that two elderly sisters in England who never married, and lived together their whole lives, have no right to [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:34:44-05:00May 15th, 2008|News|

Justice for all?

by Jessica Carreras It makes no sense to A.T. Miller why anyone would want to take away his rights. The Manchester resident is a law-abiding citizen, well respected at his job at the University of [...]

By |2008-05-15T09:00:00-04:00May 15th, 2008|News|