Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

The Bigot Toolbox

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:39:10-05:00June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Book Marks

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Pimp your pooch

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:54:10-05:00June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

Rewriting the rules of humor

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

Forever hip

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. [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Not a bunch of freaks’

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Living with the enemy

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

GR Potluck toasts Pride in new way

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:15:26-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

’46 percent is not acceptable’

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Norway legalizes same-sex marriage

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. [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

OAS condemns violations of GLBT human rights

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:55:30-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Thousands march in Tel Aviv

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 [...]

By |2018-01-23T00:49:44-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Ugandan activists arrested at AIDS conference

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:13:49-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Thousands march in Warsaw

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

First K-Zoo Pride draws 1,800

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:52:21-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Big gay groups: Do marry, don’t sue

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:28:19-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Massachusetts governor’s daughter comes out

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

West Michigan Pride Celebrates 20 Years

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Latino LGBTs look forward to bright future

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:04:40-05:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Detroit hair stylist found murdered

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Assistant Director of Spectrum Center named

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|News|

Happy trails lead to Chelsea this summer

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:39:51-05:00June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

“Take time to meditate, Virgo!”

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:36:37-05:00June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Absence of Sydney”

{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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:15:04-05:00June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|