Dear Jody

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

Can't deal with sick lover Q: I'm sure you will think I am a turd when I tell you what my problem is, but it is a real problem and I want your advice. "Sam" [...]

Pride across the generations

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

By Dana Rudolph Mombian "There's a huge difference between being gay and being trans," says LGBT activist and parent Marti Abernathey. Many would agree, but Abernathey has a rare perspective: She is transgender, but has [...]

Creep of the Week: Steve Hotze

By | 2018-01-16T05:15:42+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

It should come as no surprise that the Conservative Republicans of Texas isn't exactly celebrating last month's California Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex couples marrying. What does come as some surprise is how [...]

She/He Said

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "This bill signals the end of gender-specific restrooms, allowing men to go into women's bathrooms, putting them and their children in danger. Henceforth, every woman and little girl will have to [...]

The Gay (Im)moralist?

By | 2018-01-16T05:47:02+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist When strangers stare at me across a bar, I like to imagine it's because they find me attractive. More often than not, however, it's because they recognize me from [...]

The Hardest Thing

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco By now most of you know that I have decided to leave Michigan this summer to follow my partner to North Carolina to help him start his career. [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "Map of Ireland," by Stephanie Grant. Scribner, 208 pages, $22 hardcover. Sixteen-year-old Ann Ahern, her freckled face a "map of Ireland," is defiantly attracted to neighborhood girls. She also has quite a [...]

Aunt Cyndi

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Entertainment|

Cyndi Lauper doesn't want to scare you. So, when she bebops into Michigan for the True Colors Tour sequel, those bright-and-blinding '80s get-ups - what she calls her "own personal museum pieces" - aren't escaping [...]

You Oughta Know

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Entertainment|

Rachael Sage's brief stint with a married man sounds like a blueprint for a bad country song - or a pissy Alanis rock rant. But, nope, the angelic-voiced pianist, whose latest self-produced album drops June [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Clay Aiken to be a daddy, Al Reynolds to spill beans about Star break-up "It's written by guys who happen to be gay, who are sluts! That's what I think." - Gap-toothed Lauren Hutton gives [...]

‘Remembering Rauschenberg’

By | 2018-01-15T23:10:48+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Area of expertise for Ted Allen 5 Screenwriter John, of "Sweeney Todd" 10 "Yeah, right!" 14 Composer Stravinsky 15 Acid head? 16 Drag queen's leg scraper 17 Try to seduce 18 [...]

Avenging the death of Shannon Holihan

By | 2018-01-16T12:51:26+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

By Jim Larkin FLINT - Shannon D. Holihan was 31 years old, had the job of his life and the car of his dreams when his partially-clothed body was found in the parking lot of [...]

HIV vaccine research refocuses on gay men

By | 2018-01-15T22:53:40+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr Bethesda, MD. - The next HIV vaccine trial will focus exclusively on gay men in the U.S. This represents a dramatic restructuring of what initially was planned as a far more ambitious [...]

Gay news from the presidential campaign trail

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

Keen on the trail By Lisa Keen Keen News Service HRC LAUNCHES MAC ATTACK: The Human Rights Campaign is wasting no time in taking sides in the November general election. On Tuesday morning, even before [...]

Building the bridges of diversity

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras If ever someone wondered how to let go of their problems, the Triangle Foundation, S.P.I.C.E., the Black Pride Society and the Affirmations Community Center gave them an answer: Burn them and walk [...]

Couples wed in front of City Hall

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE - Following a night of rain and thunder the sun broke through the crowds to shine over the 8th annual Commitment Ceremony held in front of Ferndale's City Hall. At the event, which is [...]

‘Power in numbers’

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras If the forecast for Michigan's LGBT community has been cloudy, you couldn't tell last Sunday in Ferndale. There, on a breezy, beautiful spring day, the sun was shining - both literally and [...]

Pride – for better or worse

By | 2008-06-05T09:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Walking down Woodward Avenue last weekend, it was hard to ignore the feeling in the air. It was more than just another festival or one of thousands of gay pride celebrations worldwide. It was bigger [...]

Theater: alive, well and sizzling in June

By | 2018-01-16T17:16:31+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Entertainment|

Summer has unofficially arrived, and most theaters are currently enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation. Theater lovers shouldn't despair, however, as several producers are keeping their stages and central air systems sizzling for the next [...]

Making homelessness ever so homey

By | 2018-01-16T07:16:22+00:00 June 5th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Robert Bethune "Moonshine Alley" by Peter Campbell, a world premiere at Detroit Repertory Theatre, is a rather charming and sometimes witty play about a couple of comfortably pleasing eccentrics who live on the streets. [...]