Return of the culture wars

by Jennifer Vanasco I thought the culture wars were over. I did. It seemed to me that we had moved away from the days when gays and lesbians were used as objects of fear in [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

At Wedding, Gay PDA Not OK

by John Corvino Like many gay people, I have a love-hate relationship with weddings. On the one hand, I enjoy any excuse for a party, and what's not to like about celebrating love and commitment [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Newt Gingrich

Proposition 8 is in trouble. For those of you out of the loop, Proposition 8 is the anti-gay marriage ban that will be on the ballot in California in November. The ballot measure would over-turn [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Opinions|


compiled by Howard Israel "Gay seniors confront unique challenges: they're twice as likely as straights to live alone, and 10 times less likely to have a caretaker should they fall ill. Older gay men are [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

Free-ing Jessica

By Cornelius A. Fortune Royal Oak native Anne Harris decided one day that science fiction wasn't in her future. With the critically-acclaimed novels "Accidental Creatures," "The Nature of Smoke," and "Inventing Memory" under her belt, [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:52:21-05:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

South Beach goes gay

Who needs a Malawian baby? Just grab a gay. "It's what's hot," said South Beach operator Omar Mitchell before the opening of a queer night - which happen every Sunday - at the new upscale [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "The Distance Between Us," by Bart Yates. Kensington Books, 304 pages, $24 hardcover. Hester Parker is a quirky, cheap-wine-sipping, septuagenarian piano teacher with a simmering cauldron of issues. Her virtuoso concert career [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

Couldn't hold hands in hospital Q: Two nights ago, my boyfriend "Fred" took me to the emergency room of our local hospital. I had been vomiting and had other physical symptoms and had gotten really [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Little Britain USA

"Too much!" is what my grandma's reaction would be to racy, almost-equal-opportunity-offender "Little Britain USA." And perhaps watching two willy-exposed dudes discuss their straight sexual escapades in a men's locker room (and then re-enacting them) [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Upcoming events in downtown Northville

Decorate the town! It's that time of year again - time to color the town fall! This year's "Color the Town" - presented by the Northville Central Business Association and Genitti's-Hole-In-The-Wall - kicks off on [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Ghost Town After undergoing a botched medical procedure, truculent dentist Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) begins to see dead people, all beseeching him for help. Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), a particularly persistent ghost, [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

“Seize the night, Pisces!”

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes The Sun is entering Libra just as Venus is leaving. Still, as she moves into Scorpio, attitudes are becoming less picky and critical, but more demanding, passionate, even compulsive. Seductions succeed [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:58:42-05:00September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Lesbians Buy Sexual”

Q Puzzle Across 1 The Oscars, e.g. 5 Last word of a fairy tale 10 Queer mannerisms 14 Cole Porter's Miss 15 Comedian Gomez 16 Type of balls 17 It may come before we forget [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:36:33-05:00September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Going the extra mile

by Jessica Carreras Every year, Michigan AIDS walkers raise hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively for different HIV/AIDS organizations around the state. But then there are the few who go the extra mile. This year, [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Homecoming reception planned by GLBT Alumni at MSU

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alumni association will host a reception at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3, following the university's annual homecoming parade. The LGBT alumni group, one of dozens [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:56:50-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Brian Londrow honored by MCC-Detroit

FERNDALE - If ever you've had the occasion to visit Metropolitan Community Church-Detroit, odds are you've seen Brian Londrow. For the past 20 years, he's been a powerful presence in the church, playing the piano [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:37:30-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Amnesty demands protection for Bosnian gay festival

by Rex Wockner International News Amnesty International demanded Sept. 18 that authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina protect participants in the first Sarajevo Queer Festival, which was scheduled for Sept. 24 to 28. "The authorities of [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:00:48-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Germany reports 68,000 same-sex couples

by Rex Wockner International News There are 68,000 same-sex couples in Germany, according to the latest annual microcensus. Some 15,000 same-sex couples have entered an official registered partnership. The new census number may be an [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:35:28-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Irish hotel fined for canceling gay event

by Rex Wockner International News Ireland's Equality Tribunal ordered Galway's Eyre Square Hotel to pay 3,000 euros ($4,276) to two gay men whose social event was cancelled in 2005 because the owner allegedly didn't want [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:37:02-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Obama supporters rally at new Ferndale office

FERNDALE - It was all cheers, smiles, dignitaries giving speeches, and the promise of hard work ahead at the grand opening of Barack Obama's newest campaign office, located in downtown Ferndale. About 150 enthusiastic supporters [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:46:54-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

‘Brokeback’ fans torment author Proulx

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx has told The Wall Street Journal that her short story, which was made into the hit movie of the same name, has become a [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:30:14-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

Dianne Feinstein comes out against Proposition 8

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., came out Sept. 12 against Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would amend the California Constitution to undo the state's legalization of [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:03:46-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

AIDS Walk Detroit gets youthful in 18th year

by Jessica Carreras Last Sunday in Royal Oak, thousands of people showed up to culminate months of fundraising for Steppin' Out's AIDS Walk Detroit. There, to the sounds of cheering volunteers, honking horns of support, [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:10:51-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|


Bob Roehr Center for Disease Control and Prevention officials say an optimal HIV prevention program for the United States would require an additional $877 million in fiscal year 2009 and an additional $4.8 billion over [...]

By |2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00September 25th, 2008|News|

HIV and youth – all is not lost?

Last week in Between The Lines, we showcased the despairing problem of youth HIV cases and the work that is being done to prevent new infections and encourage safe sex and regular testing. We lamented [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:50:49-05:00September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|