Frank acts to change marijuana laws

By | 2018-01-16T05:26:53+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and two other members of Congress began what is likely to be an arduously long campaign to reform the nation's marijuana laws, at a [...]

Readers respond to pregnant lesbian

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody Readers: I've gotten many responses from readers regarding the lesbian woman, "Paralyzed," who got pregnant from a guy at a party (which appeared in the July 24 issue). She is in a relationship [...]

Messages That Lead To Murder

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Opinions|

by Wayne Besen Anything But Straight Last week, I attended the Commercial Closet's Images In Advertising Awards in Manhattan, which honored corporations that produced gay affirming ads. The pro-gay plugs showed genuine progress and highlighted [...]

Jim and I

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Opinions|

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety The case of Jim Adkisson, the fellow who murdered churchgoers in Tennessee, brought up such a hodge-podge of thoughts and emotions for me that I couldn't figure out how to [...]

Can you Handler?

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

Chelsea Handler Book signing 5 p.m. Aug. 9 2800 S. Rochester Road Barnes & Noble, Rochester Hills 8 p.m. Aug. 9 Meadowbrook Amphitheatre, Rochester Hills http://www.palacenet.com You probably don't want to bring Chelsea Handler home [...]

Life in plastic – it’s fantastic

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

Dolly Parton 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston http://www.dollyparton.com Drag queens like to pretend they're Dolly Parton. And who can blame them? But it's Parton herself who plays up the glitzy, bright-pink, [...]

Dancing queen

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

That look Brooke Hogan's gay buddy Glenn Douglas Packard gave the anti-female-president celeb on the second episode of VH1's "Brooke Knows Best"? Yeah: It meant, "Are you serious?" - just like it appeared. "She's not [...]

Q Scopes: Keep your balance, Aries!

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig The most troublesome planets are stirring up discord - Mars opposing Uranus, Mercury opposing Neptune. Looking to Eris for the best aspects is like borrowing sugar from Lucrezia Borgia! With everyone shooting [...]

Q Puzzle: Jewelry Store

By | 2018-01-16T17:10:17+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Costume item for "Angels in America" 6 Lincoln-Douglas debates subject Scott 10 Singer Williamson 14 Moon of Uranus 15 Island of Barrie's land 16 You may feel it at a gay bar 17 [...]

The big, gay float

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras The St. Joseph YWCA Out and Affirmation Center has come a long way. Last summer, the center was receiving threats of violence in regard to its participation in the Blossomtime Festival Parade. [...]

The future of LGBT activism in place

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Josh Roer probably won't ever be the executive director of an LGBT rights organization. He may not ever run a place like the Ruth Ellis Center or be the chair of a [...]

Local vigil gathers for Tenn. UU victims

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

DETROIT - They came to grieve and grasp at understanding in the wake of senseless tragedy, to find comfort and consolation in their common pain. Three days after the shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian [...]

Triangle Foundation welcomes Bernadette Brown

By | 2018-01-15T16:56:16+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

DETROIT - Triangle Foundation announced Bernadette Brown as its new director of policy. Born and raised in Detroit, Bernadette received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School [...]

HIV Infections in U.S. top 56,000 a year

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr Previous estimates "inaccurate" Infections in the U.S. topped 56,000 a year in 2006, about 40 percent more than previous estimates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released those numbers at a [...]

The state of HIV/AIDS

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr A trio of reports on the state of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and around the world tumbled out in back-to-back telephone news conferences on July 29. Together, they painted a picture of [...]

‘Cannibals’ offers something to chew on

By | 2018-01-15T19:48:12+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

By D A. Blackburn 'The Cannibals' The Abreact at Zeitgeist Gallery and Performance Venue, 2661 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Friday-Saturday through Aug. 16. Tickets: $10. For information: 313-485-0217 or http://www.theabreact.com. With George Tabori's "The Cannibals," The [...]

Time well spent at Planet Ant

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Robert Bethune REVIEW: 'In the Blood' Planet Ant Theatre, 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. Friday-Saturday through Aug. 23, plus Sunday, Aug. 17. Tickets: $15. For information: 313-365-4948 or http://www.planetant.com. Planet Ant's production of Suzan-Lori Parks' play [...]

Local theater troupe performs at the Ringwald

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Entertainment|

Barebones Theatre Productions will present an evening of short plays, "8X8@8: eight plays. eight playwrights. eight o'clock," by eight of Michigan's finest playwrights from Aug. 6-8 at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. The evening will [...]

Dancing queen

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

That look Brooke Hogan's gay buddy Glenn Douglas Packard gave the anti-female-president celeb on the second episode of VH1's "Brooke Knows Best"? Yeah: It meant, "Are you serious?" - just like it appeared. "She's not [...]

HIV Infections in U.S. top 56,000 a year

By | 2008-08-07T09:00:00+00:00 August 7th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr Previous estimates "inaccurate" Infections in the U.S. topped 56,000 a year in 2006, about 40 percent more than previous estimates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released those numbers at a [...]