Voting? Who cares.

By | 2018-01-16T16:35:56+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody Q: I know that this is politically incorrect, but I just want to say I am already so tired of the brouhaha about the elections coming up this November. My friends are all [...]

Creep of the Week: Gov. Sarah Palin

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

"Home fucking run." According to http://www.Politico.com, that's how Rush Limbaugh summed up the response from his listeners to John McCain's pick for vice president, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Steve Duprey, a former New Hampshire GOP [...]

Trippin’ the light fantastic

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

Parting Glances It's been years since I've had anything alcoholic to drink. But when I was drinking I drank everything. Beer, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, scotch, brandy, ouzo. (No after shave.) I never sipped from [...]

She He Said Sept. 4, 2008

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Del Martin, with Phyllis Lyon always at her side in a remarkable relationship that spanned more than five decades, dreamed a world in which sexual orientation and gender identity and expression [...]

A National Gay Vote Needed For Obama

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

by Wayne Besen Anything But Straight In 1992, the gay and lesbian community galvanized around Bill Clinton in what is now seen as the first "national gay vote." The stark contrast between Clinton and the [...]

The give and take of multi generations

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

by Penny Gardner A Penny for Her Thoughts In an e-conversation with the publisher of this newspaper, I made a comment about my excitement over young people being front and center in many things political [...]

BTL Editorial: Palin choice an insult

By | 2018-01-16T13:20:37+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

Last week Republican presidential presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain surprised everyone by selecting the little-known governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, to be his running mate in the general election. A rising star in the far-right [...]

Michigan: Possible

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Entertainment|

Campers passing a silver, vintage trailer dressed in tacky decorations - those pink flamingos are really something - can't help but stare. Situated among other RVs, this one is ueber-special: It's the loaned home to [...]

Life after death

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Entertainment|

When Claire Fisher drove into her family's future during the series finale of "Six Feet Under," fans of the five-season-running HBO drama likely wept much like they had lost someone in their own life. Alan [...]

Cleaning out her closet

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Laura Witkowski What if I told you that the next big thing in hip-hop is not only from Detroit but a woman? Maybe you'd nod your head and smile politely and not really give [...]

Still ‘Seventeen’

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Entertainment|

In 1966, while many teens were trying to decide which one of The Beatles to marry, 15-year-old Janis Ian had a hit song on the radio. A song about interracial dating, no less. "Society's Child," [...]

“Stand up for yourself, Virgo!”

By | 2018-01-16T12:18:59+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes A Sun-Saturn conjunction in Virgo sounds like hard work and criticism. This one harmonizes a dangerously boisterous Mars-Jupiter square, bringing focus and purpose to high energies that could otherwise be squandered. [...]

Swimming straight for inclusion

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Dan Woog The OutField Earlier this summer, at the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) Championships in Washington, D.C., Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen set three world records in her 45-49 Masters age group. Her many friends [...]

“Elton’s John”

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Jackson and McKuen, for example 5 Big swallow 9 "Oh! Calcutta!" group of actors? 14 Like phone sex? 15 Lucci's Erica in "All My Children" 16 Halliwell's lover 17 Glinda portrayer [...]

Ann Arbor’s gay community gets WRAP-ed up

By | 2018-01-16T14:48:47+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras ANN ARBOR - It's move in weekend for University of Michigan students in Ann Arbor, and as such, Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project board President Barry MacDougall has spent ten minutes driving around, [...]

Upcoming events at the WRAP Resource Center

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

Sat., Sept. 6 Bisexual Group, 7-9 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 Regardless Of (Narcotics Anonymous Common Meeting), 7-8:30 p.m. Free, anonymous HIV testing and needle exchange, 9-11 p.m. Mon, Sept. 8 Free, anonymous HIV testing and [...]

Road Trip for Change comes swinging into Michigan

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

Battle Creek - The Democratic nominees for president and vice president visited southwest Michigan Sunday evening and were greeted by an estimated crowd of 18,000. Sen. Barack Obama, who is the first African-American to earn [...]

Michigan Pride in over $10,000 debt

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Michigan Pride organizational group, which put on the 20th annual statewide pride event in Lansing in June, has recently come into financial trouble totaling over $10,000 of debt. Now, the group is [...]

Affirmations MAC seeking members

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

The Affirmations Community Center is seeking members for their Multiculteral Advisory Committee. The Multicultural Advisory Committee was formed in April of this year to create a set of best practices and recommendations for LGBT multicultural [...]

Interview with Jared Polis

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

by Mark Segal From the Democratic Convention DENVER - Jared Polis is on track to become the third openly gay member of Congress this November. Polis won the Democratic primary in Colorado's Second Congressional District [...]

LGBT activist Del Martin, 87, dies

By | 2018-01-16T11:38:02+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

By Jen Colletta PGN Staff Writer Longtime LGBT activist Del Martin died Aug. 27 from health complications resulting from a broken arm. She was 87. Martin emerged as an LGBT leader in the 1950s and [...]

Obama calls on Americans to reject politics of fear

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen From The Democratic Convention DENVER - In the most high-profile speech of an historic campaign as the first black candidate to win a major party nomination for president, Democratic presidential nominee Barack [...]

Gay Trial: Democratic Convention Day 4

By | 2018-01-15T19:31:12+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service DENVER - Thursday, Aug. 28 - The unusual trend of gay visibility being delivered entirely - with one exception - by straight politicians continued Wednesday night. During his widely-anticipated [...]

365 open LGBTs at Democratic Convention

By | 2018-01-16T02:10:51+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner DENVER - Some 365 openly LGBT delegates and other participants attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver - up from 275 at the 2004 convention, according to National Stonewall Democrats. California led [...]

Day of stunning Palin disclosures

By | 2018-01-16T00:59:23+00:00 September 4th, 2008|News|

By Liz Sidoti - Associated Press Writer John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was five months pregnant, the latest in a string of disclosures that left the McCain campaign [...]

Palin choice an insult

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Last week Republican presidential presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain surprised everyone by selecting the little-known governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, to be his running mate in the general election. A rising star in the far-right [...]

Log Cabins endorse McCain-Palin Ticket

By | 2018-01-16T09:58:05+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The Log Cabin Republicans group announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and a top McCain campaign official showed up at the organization's "big tent" [...]

Log Cabins endorse McCain, Palin ticket

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The Log Cabin Republicans group announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and a top McCain campaign official showed up at the organization's "big tent" [...]

Palin, Pregnancy and Principles

By | 2008-09-04T09:00:00+00:00 September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist I admit it: I was fascinated by the announcement that Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. It's no surprise that teenagers have sex — even evangelical Christian teenagers, and [...]