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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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:35:56-05:00September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Gov. Sarah Palin

"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 [...]

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

Trippin’ the light fantastic

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 [...]

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

She He Said Sept. 4, 2008

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 [...]

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

A National Gay Vote Needed For Obama

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 [...]

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

The give and take of multi generations

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 [...]

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

BTL Editorial: Palin choice an insult

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:20:37-05:00September 4th, 2008|Opinions|

Michigan: Possible

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 [...]

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

Life after death

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 [...]

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

Cleaning out her closet

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 [...]

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

Still ‘Seventeen’

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," [...]

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

“Stand up for yourself, Virgo!”

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:18:59-05:00September 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Swimming straight for inclusion

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 [...]

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

“Elton’s John”

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 [...]

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

Ann Arbor’s gay community gets WRAP-ed up

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:48:47-05:00September 4th, 2008|News|

Upcoming events at the WRAP Resource Center

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 [...]

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

Michigan Pride in over $10,000 debt

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 [...]

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

Affirmations MAC seeking members

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 [...]

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

Interview with Jared Polis

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 [...]

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

LGBT activist Del Martin, 87, dies

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:38:02-05:00September 4th, 2008|News|

Obama calls on Americans to reject politics of fear

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 [...]

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

Gay Trial: Democratic Convention Day 4

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:31:12-05:00September 4th, 2008|News|

365 open LGBTs at Democratic Convention

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:10:51-05:00September 4th, 2008|News|

Day of stunning Palin disclosures

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:59:23-05:00September 4th, 2008|News|

Palin choice an insult

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 [...]

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

Log Cabins endorse McCain-Palin Ticket

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" [...]

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

Log Cabins endorse McCain, Palin ticket

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" [...]

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

Palin, Pregnancy and Principles

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 [...]

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