Parting Glances: 36 D with what?

By | 2018-01-16T17:24:45+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Opinions|

Even with my trifocals on I just couldn't believe my eyes when I read the headline in this week's National Inquisitor, the well-known market-counter tabloid for "unusually fair-minded Catholics and surprisingly accommodating Anglicans." Its headline, [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

"I think that to get married to her would be a little act of rebellion. It's like if you've never had the vote and then you get it you're going to run out there and [...]

Hard Work

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Doing it in front of the cameras, with a director demanding, "More ass! More tongue! More moaning!," is daunting enough for real-life porn couple Aden and Jordan Jaric. Which means the dirty-doing duo, known collectively [...]

Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

By John Polly A few months ago, on this most recent season of "Project Runway," the surprise appearance of a New York City icon prompted an unprecedented freak-out among the assembled designers. Sarah Jessica Parker [...]

Sexy Sins

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Anyone familiar with the Brad Pitt thriller "Seven" - a twisted, ritualistic murder mystery where a crazy bases his killings on the seven deadly sins - knows the film's finale boasts a gasp-inducing beheading. Inspired [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Richard Labonte "Red Audrey and the Roping," by Jill Malone. Bywater Books, 282 pages, $14.95 paper. Jane Elliot, her psyche scarred as a young woman by the death of her mother, leads a life [...]

“Cool your jets, Leo!”

By | 2018-01-16T08:05:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Leo elicits daring and flash. Alas, in conflict with Uranus and Pisces, that's sure to lead to all sorts of disasters, from fashion "faux pas" to physical mutilation. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Cancer was punishment? Q: About eight months ago, I tested positive for cancer. After a hysterectomy and chemotherapy I seem to be recovering nicely. My partner and most of my family have been very nurturing [...]

QPuzzle ths week

By | 2018-01-16T15:03:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Croupier's tool 5 Swallow alternative 9 Gay city 14 What comes to mind 15 Scat queen 16 Family name of Boy George 17 "Candid Camera" creator 18 Tin Woodman's concern 19 [...]

Healthcare Equality Index report released

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr The nation's leading LGBT political and medical groups are hoping that a voluntary set of standards and an evaluation dubbed the Healthcare Equality Index will help to move healthcare institutions toward fairer, [...]

State anti-gay hates crimes on the rise

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - Hate crimes in Michigan more than doubled in 2007 from the previous year's total, according to a report released Tuesday by the Triangle Foundation. The annual report, compiled with the cooperation of the [...]

Edwards endorses Obama, Pride PAC follows suit

By | 2018-01-16T16:58:24+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

GRAND RAPIDS — With over 15,000 screaming supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination looking on, Obama delivered some political theatre of his own here on Wednesday. He brought former [...]

The California Decision

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The California Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that state laws prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages violate state constitutional rights of gay people. The 4-3 opinion, joined by three [...]

Bounty Killer banned from Guyana

By | 2018-01-16T17:16:36+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Authorities in the South American nation of Guyana have banned Jamaican singer Bounty Killer from performing there because his lyrics promote violence, including against gay people. The singer has experienced [...]

Hong Kong regulator interfered with freedom of speech

By | 2018-01-16T11:46:26+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Hong Kong's Broadcasting Authority wrongly restricted freedom of speech when it reprimanded Radio Television Hong Kong for airing a program called "Gay Lover," High Court Judge Michael Hartmann ruled May [...]

Malaysian police raid sauna

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Police in Penang, Malaysia, raided a sauna May 10 and arrested 14 men and confiscated 1,800 condoms, the local Star newspaper reported. Six of the men were found naked in [...]

Moldovan pride parade thwarted by violent mob

By | 2018-01-15T15:42:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News The gay pride parade in Chisinau, Moldova, was canceled May 11 after the bus carrying the 60 marchers was halted by hundreds of screaming anti-gay protesters who tried to pry [...]

Gays sue Swedish tax authority

By | 2018-01-16T11:00:50+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News A Swedish gay couple who got married in Canada are pushing forward with their suit against Sweden's taxation agency for categorizing their union as a registered partnership instead of a [...]

For better or for worse at The Abreact

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

One characteristic of our small professional theaters that I find most appealing is their willingness to take risks. With lower overhead and often a different customer mix than their bigger-budget siblings, our storefront theaters are [...]

State anti-gay hates crimes on the rise

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - Hate crimes in Michigan more than doubled in 2007 from the previous year's total, according to a report released Tuesday by the Triangle Foundation. The annual report, compiled with the cooperation of the [...]

Out to the ol’ ball game

By | 2008-05-22T09:00:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras For some, family is - for better or worse - something you're born into. For others, it just depends on which softball team you join. The family that comprises Between The Lines, [...]