Dear Jody

Worried over reunion Q: Recently, I went on an Internet site that was for people to reconnect with their high school classmates. I did this because I have never gone back to a class reunion, [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Opinions|

Fearless photos of gay athletes

By Dan Woog The OutField The athletes stand strongly, staring straight ahead. Scott, the cross-country team captain from Wisconsin's Madison West High School, is shirtless, glistening with sweat in the woods following a workout. Cynthia, [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: J. Matt Barber

Ladies and Gentlemen: Ellen DeGeneres is turning American housewives gay. Personally, I just thought she had a talk show where she danced funny and occasionally bawled her eyes out over puppies. But then, I'm not [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:22:15-05:00June 12th, 2008|Opinions|

She/He this week

compiled by Howard Israel "While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Opinions|

‘Fun’ Times

By Gregg Shapiro You'd better be prepared to dance this mess around because the B-52s are back. The party-out-of-bounds band has returned with "Funplex," their first studio album in more than 15 years. Peppy tracks [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

Michigan’s Makeover

Chris Carter and John Simpson can't really guarantee they'll convince the Michigan Court of Appeals to give same-sex couple benefits. But when they come to Saugatuck to shoot the upcoming season of their reality show, [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

Dating Diet: Always the Bridesmaid

Anthony Paull The Dating Diet It's always the same story with my friend Jake. We'll be out to a glamorous dinner with a large group of friends and fellow acquaintances, and Jake manages to sniff [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:42:35-05:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

Best Kathy Quips

Has Kathy Griffin missed her gays as much as we've missed her? If previews for the fourth season of "My Life on the D-List," which launches nearly a year after the third, are any sign, [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

The ‘Mo Mission

By Thomas Matich If I were to open a gay bar, it would be the Stonewall Experience at Universal Studios: a drunken rollercoaster ride where cops pop out and you bash them with Judy Garland's [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Mess’-y Zohan

When you get hair made "silky-smooth" by Zohan, you get a little more than you paid for. Well, actually, you get a lot more, including one big bush and a bang. Too bad the latest [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:03:21-05:00June 12th, 2008|Entertainment|

Explore ideas, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Jupiter normally brings luck, but he's in Capricorn now, needing focus and work. He's also in conflict to the Sun and Venus in Gemini and Eris in Aries. Those three [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

Q Puzzle Across 1 It might go right to the bottom 5 Cut down to size 10 Ancient erection 15 Barbra's "Funny Girl" guy 16 Olympic award for Louganis 17 Candy in stockings 18 Marriage [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Motor City Pride garbage

Each year Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale opens their parking lot without charge to people attending Motor City Pride. Zion is a fully inclusive congregation, welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions. This [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|Opinions|

Closet to freedom

by Tana Michaels When Ana Guerriero was in school, she was constantly teased by her peers. She lived behind a closet door so tightly shut that she says, "Nothing would've made me seek out help." [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Federal Appeals Court rejects DADT policy challenge

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service BOSTON- In a stunning defeat, a relatively progressive federal circuit court ruled Monday that a constitutional challenge against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was properly dismissed by [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:03:59-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Future of DADT unclear

by Bob Roehr The architect of the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is dead, and its political godfather is having second thoughts. Can the political obituary of the failed policy be [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

House members form LGBT Equality Caucus

In a Capitol Hill press conference today, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) announced the formation of the House of Representatives LGBT Equality Caucus. Baldwin introduced the bipartisan caucus and its founding [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Affirmations’ Larkin appointed to FernCare board

Affirmations Community Center Health & Human Services Coordinator Knoll Larkin has been appointed to serve on the first board of FernCare, a free medical clinic serving the community of Ferndale. The clinic, which will be [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:05:17-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

300 march in Latvia

by Rex Wockner International News After marching inside a fenced-in park last year, gay pride celebrants took to the streets of downtown Riga, Latvia, May 31 for a real parade this year. About 300 marchers [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:24:03-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Greek mayor marries gay couples

by Rex Wockner International News The mayor of Tilos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, married two same-sex couples June 3. Anastasios Aliferis said Greece's marriage law doesn't prohibit marriages between people of the [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:46:46-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Sentences of jailed Egyptians upheld

by Rex Wockner International News A Cairo appeals court on May 28 upheld the three-year prison sentences of five men arrested in a crackdown on people thought to be HIV-positive. Four other HIV-positive men have [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:43:56-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Norway to legalize same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner International News A bill in the Norwegian Parliament to legalize same-sex marriage has enough votes lined up to pass next month. The measure now has the support of the three-party government coalition [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

1,500 march in Seoul

by Rex Wockner International News An estimated 1,500 people took part in the ninth gay pride parade in Seoul, South Korea, May 31. The parade route, starting and ending at Berlin Square, was the longest [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Turkish court orders shutdown of gay group

by Rex Wockner International News A local Turkish court ordered the closure of the Lambda Istanbul Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual Solidarity Association on May 29, citing unspecified "errors and deficiencies" in its bylaws. The [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:38:27-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

LGBT Equality caucus

by Bob Roehr Progressive members of the House announced formation of the LGBT Equality Caucus on June 4. It is chaired by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the only two openly gay members [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Fireworks over plan for gay pride event resolved

LANSING - Michigan Pride sighed with relief Monday night after the Lansing City Council approved a fireworks display permit, despite objections from the heads of the parks department, fire department and police department. The fireworks [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:26:43-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Californians will vote on same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner NATIONAL NEWS - June 09, 2008 Anti-gay activists have succeeded in qualifying an initiative for the Nov. 4 ballot to amend the California Constitution to undo the state Supreme Court's recent ruling [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

Obama celebrates gay pride

by Rex Wockner NATIONAL NEWS - June 09, 2008 Presidential candidate Barack Obama said June 6 that his campaign is actively participating in more than 60 gay pride events this summer, as detailed at pride.barackobama.com/pridemonth. [...]

By |2008-06-12T09:00:00-04:00June 12th, 2008|News|

K-Zoo Pride to take over downtown

by Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - The Kalamazoo LGBT community is stepping into the spotlight with its first downtown Pride festival in recent memory on June 14. The "It's A Family Affair" Pride festival is [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:54:00-05:00June 12th, 2008|News|