Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera is pissed. Specifically, he's pissed at public television. Even more specifically he's pissed at Chicago public TV station WTTW for having the gall to air a documentary during their [...]

The Bigot Toolbox

By | 2018-01-16T15:39:10+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco Once upon a time, racial and political strife ran down the spine of this country as if it were a central nervous system on guard for behavior that [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Richard Labonte "Us Ones In Between," by Blair Mastbaum. Running Press, 208 pages, $14.95 paper. Less is more in Mastbaum's compact, superbly controlled second novel. His first, "Clay's Way," dwelled - as do many [...]

Pimp your pooch

By | 2018-01-16T02:54:10+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

Our pooches deserve pampering. After all, we spend our days filing, typing, serving, cleaning - and they so charmingly snooze, and eat, and play, and snooze some more. OK, so they're pretty damn lazy, but [...]

Rewriting the rules of humor

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Cornelius A. Fortune When author Kage Alan first heard the suggestion that his second book be called "Lord of the Loins," he hated the idea - and not just because he thought it slightly [...]

Forever hip

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Dan Smith For 60-years-young Dennis Ashby, the thought of giving up the night life had never occurred to him. "According to the economy, I'm going to have to work until I drop," he says. [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK The Happening Philadelphia high school teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), whose wife (Zooey Deschanel) is experiencing doubts about their marriage, finds himself in the middle of a freakish natural event in which [...]

‘Not a bunch of freaks’

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Gay Pride Day in Ferndale is an embarrassment to any gay person, male or female, who is trying to prove to their family and friends that not all gays are a bunch of freaks. Not [...]

Living with the enemy

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Imagine welcoming someone into your home who adamantly disagrees with everything you believe in. Imagine sharing meals with them, watching them hug your children and giving them a place to sleep for [...]

GR Potluck toasts Pride in new way

By | 2018-01-16T00:15:26+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - Old and new friends gathered Saturday night at a downtown Grand Rapids church for a different kind of Pride celebration. There were no dance tents or vendors peddling rainbows, [...]

’46 percent is not acceptable’

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT- After over two decades, HIV/AIDS is still one of the top five causes of death for black men - and most of those men are gay. Fortunately, it's not a fact [...]

Norway legalizes same-sex marriage

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS #738 Norway's Parliament legalized same-sex marriage June 11 in an 84-41 vote. Support came from the three-party ruling coalition as well as two opposition parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals. [...]

OAS condemns violations of GLBT human rights

By | 2018-01-16T09:55:30+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS #738 The General Assembly of the Organization of American States unanimously adopted a resolution condemning human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity June 3. Human Rights Watch [...]

Thousands march in Tel Aviv

By | 2018-01-23T00:49:44+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS #738 Thousands of people marched in Tel Aviv's 10th gay pride parade June 6. The march, funded by a $75,000 grant from the city, also was a celebration of the [...]

Ugandan activists arrested at AIDS conference

By | 2018-01-15T19:13:49+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS #738 Three AIDS activists were arrested in Kampala, Uganda, June 3 for disrupting the 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting. Onziema Patience, Valentine Kalende and Usaam Mukwaaya were seized by the Uganda [...]

Thousands march in Warsaw

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS #738 Several thousand people marched in Warsaw's fourth gay pride parade June 7 with the theme "Live, Love, Be." Counterprotesters from All-Polish Youth and the National Radical Camp yelled insults [...]

First K-Zoo Pride draws 1,800

By | 2018-01-16T17:52:21+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Sarah Mieras KALAMAZOO - Just over 1,800 people turned out last Saturday for Kalamazoo's first Pride Festival in the heart of downtown at the Arcadia Festival site. The daylong event drew large numbers of [...]

Big gay groups: Do marry, don’t sue

By | 2018-01-16T15:28:19+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Rex Wockner National News Briefs Leading national gay organizations have issued a strongly worded advisory all but demanding that same-sex couples who visit California to get married not file any lawsuits seeking recognition of [...]

Massachusetts governor’s daughter comes out

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Rex Wockner National News Briefs Katherine Patrick, daughter of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, came out publicly as a lesbian June 12 in an interview with the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows. "We ... wanted [...]

West Michigan Pride Celebrates 20 Years

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Pride is all grown up and moving out on its own. After 20 years of operations under the umbrella of the Gay and Lesbian Network, the Grand [...]

Latino LGBTs look forward to bright future

By | 2018-01-16T06:04:40+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras The future of the Latino LGBT community has been bolstered, thanks to a $20,000 a year, two-year grant from the Arcus Foundation. Bestowed upon the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, the grant will [...]

Detroit hair stylist found murdered

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carerras DETROIT - Jeremy Waggoner, a 37-year-old Detroit resident, was found dead in a grassy field on Beaufait Street on Detroit's east side last Tuesday, police said. Waggoner, a stylist at the Michael [...]

Assistant Director of Spectrum Center named

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

The University of Michigan's Spectrum Center is excited to welcome Lauren Sherry as assistant director. She will work directly with Director Jackie Simpson in assisting and developing programming for U of M's LGBT students, faculty [...]

Happy trails lead to Chelsea this summer

By | 2018-01-16T05:39:51+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

From male flight attendants ("The Vast Difference"), action heroes ("Thy Kingdom's Coming") and lovers ("Apartment 3A"), to Yoopers ("Escanaba in da Moonlight"), thespians ("Guest Artist") and sisters ("Norma & Wanda"), Jeff Daniels has entertained audiences [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Saying bye-bye to friend's photos Q: We (my partner and I) have this friend, "Jon," who is an armature photographer. Every occasion, like birthdays, Christmas, etc., he gives one of his photographs, like a wall-hanging [...]

“Take time to meditate, Virgo!”

By | 2018-01-16T05:36:37+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Leo promotes bold, flashy initiative. Now he's opposing Neptune in Aquarius, tempting us to jump way ahead of ourselves and the limits of common sense. Take a little [...]

“Absence of Sydney”

By | 2018-01-16T01:15:04+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

{HEADAER Q Puzzle} Across 1 Stereotypical gay speech attribute 5 Izzard of stand-up and more 10 Thespian 15 Suffix with prefer 16 "___ we a pair?" 17 Dinah of a golf classic 18 Queens stadium [...]