Dear Jody

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

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, [...]

Fearless photos of gay athletes

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

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, [...]

Creep of the Week: J. Matt Barber

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

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 [...]

She/He this week

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

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 [...]

‘Fun’ Times

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

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 [...]

Michigan’s Makeover

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

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, [...]

Dating Diet: Always the Bridesmaid

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

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 [...]

Best Kathy Quips

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

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, [...]

The ‘Mo Mission

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

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 [...]

‘Mess’-y Zohan

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

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 [...]

Explore ideas, Taurus!

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

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

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 [...]

Motor City Pride garbage

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

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 [...]

Closet to freedom

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

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." [...]

Federal Appeals Court rejects DADT policy challenge

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

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 [...]

Future of DADT unclear

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

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 [...]

House members form LGBT Equality Caucus

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

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 [...]

Affirmations’ Larkin appointed to FernCare board

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

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 [...]

300 march in Latvia

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

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 [...]

Greek mayor marries gay couples

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

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 [...]

Sentences of jailed Egyptians upheld

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

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 [...]

Norway to legalize same-sex marriage

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

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 [...]

1,500 march in Seoul

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

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 [...]

Turkish court orders shutdown of gay group

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

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 [...]

LGBT Equality caucus

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

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 [...]

Fireworks over plan for gay pride event resolved

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

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 [...]

Californians will vote on same-sex marriage

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

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 [...]

Obama celebrates gay pride

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

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. [...]

K-Zoo Pride to take over downtown

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

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 [...]