Clay is gay (shocking!)

By | 2018-01-16T16:50:06+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Billy Masters "I don't think anyone cares. Let's face it - it's 2008. Who cares? It's like being told Santa Claus isn't real." - Simon Cowell's candid reaction to the news that Clay Aiken has [...]

“Soften your image, Aquarius!”

By | 2018-01-16T12:15:44+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Venus and Mars are moving into difficult aspects with Pluto and Saturn, respectively. Recent efforts at seduction are likely to go awry. Trying to walk away gracefully may be as difficult [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Partner's penis on the Web Q: I'm beyond belief about what my partner "Jacob" did. He got himself on an Internet gay site and he offered up his erect penis to be photographed. On this [...]

Finding his balance

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

By Dan Woog The OutField Like millions of Americans, Brandon Triche was captivated by the gymnastics competition at this summer's Beijing Olympics. Unlike most viewers, he had keen insights into the sport. A gymnast since [...]

So Clay’s gay

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino Clay Aiken is gay. This is not news. Lindsay Lohan might be gay, too. (Her answer during a radio interview was noncommittal enough to leave room for "clarifications" later.) Big yawn. You [...]

Creep of the Week: Michael Heath

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Profits are for the righteous. Solvency is decided by God, a.k.a. The Christian Master of the Financial Universe. Just ask Christian Civil League of Maine Executive Director Michael Heath. In a Sept. 25 post to [...]

Health minister’s removal the right Rx

By | 2018-01-16T08:59:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

by Leslie Robinson Hours after taking office, South Africa's new president announced he was removing Manto Tshabalala-Msimang as health minister. At last, Dr. Beetroot has been uprooted. Dr. Tshabalala-Msimang truly earned her reputation as an [...]

SHeSaid

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "It was very easy to find people who honestly thought that gay people should be shot or killed. Even in Britain, where same-sex lovers can enter civil partnerships, the interviewers discovered [...]

Celine vs. Mary

By | 2018-01-16T05:49:40+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Janet Jackson might've bailed on us when she rescheduled her Saturday gig for Oct. 28, but that semi-sexy (and really, really uncomfortable) feeling we've come to expect from her soft-core musical porn was satisfied by [...]

‘Choke’ chokes

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

The Oxford American Dictionary defines the word "choke" as "hav(ing) severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air" and "fail(ing) to perform at a crucial point of [...]

Dionne diversifies

By | 2018-01-16T12:58:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

You know her for her five Grammy awards and 50 chart hits, but gay-fave Dionne Warwick is branching out. The legendary singer, coming Jan. 9 and 10 to Caesar's Windsor, is promoting her new gospel [...]

What we like about Yoo

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

By John Polly Aaron Yoo is a pretty lucky guy. In the past 16 months alone, he's scammed casino bigwigs in Vegas with a gang of collegiate card sharks ("21"), played amateur suburban sleuth alongside [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Eagle Eye A stranger's voice on the phone warns slacker Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) that the FBI is after him, just as agents burst through his door. The same voice threatens to [...]

Making Waves

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Kevin Thornton makes a mad dash across Mack Avenue, through some drizzle, to a pub across the street from the dinky hole-in-the-wall bar he and his band will jam at. Save for what he dug [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Bit of salt, for Stephen Pyles 5 Hayes of "Will & Grace" reruns 9 Like an ACT UP protester 14 Wine region of Michelangelo's land 15 Isle of exile in Brando's [...]

People, politicians need to support pro-choice

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

I was glad to read Michelle E. Brown's column informing your readers about Sarah Palin's anti-woman, anti-choice position, even in cases of rape. The agenda of the anti-abortion forces has nothing to do with "protecting [...]

More than just another pretty face

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

He brings the sexy to "Noah's Arc" - the Logo series and, opening next month, the feature film - but there's also a serious side to Jensen Atwood. In town to celebrate his birthday with [...]

Gays stage marriage protest in Athens

By | 2018-01-15T23:06:50+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner The Athens Pride Committee staged a demonstration in front of the Greek Parliament Sept. 29 in support of the mayor of the Aegean island of Tilos and two same-sex couples he married [...]

Iraqi gay leader assassinated

By | 2018-01-16T03:17:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner The Baghdad head of the international group Iraqi LGBT was assassinated in late September, activists in London reported. Bashar, 27, was gunned down in a barbershop. "Militias burst in and sprayed his [...]

Larry King quizzes Ahmadinejad on gays in Iran

By | 2018-01-16T03:51:54+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. TV interviewer Larry King quizzed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his nation's treatment of gays Sept. 23. There have been persistent, though unconfirmed, reports for years that Iran hangs men for [...]

Sarajevo Queer Festival attacked

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner At least 10 people were injured - six of whom required hospitalization - when dozens of hooded, bearded men shouting "Kill the gays" and "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") attacked the opening [...]

Open gay joins England’s second-highest court

By | 2018-01-15T18:22:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Openly gay lawyer and former Olympic fencer Sir Terence Etherton became a member of England's and Wales' second-highest court in late September. Etherton, 58, was sworn in as one of 36 judges [...]

Police arrest Ugandan activists

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Ugandan police arrested two high-profile "male-to-female transgendergay" activists Sept. 10, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission reported Sept. 19. Georgina Oundo and Brenda Kiiza were taken into custody at Oundo's [...]

Clay Aiken comes out

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Pop singer Clay Aiken came out in People magazine Sept. 26. "It was the first decision I made as a father," Aiken, 29, told the magazine. "I cannot raise a child to [...]

More gay characters on TV this year

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner The number of GLBT characters on broadcast-TV networks' scripted series has more than doubled in the new season compared with last year, says the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLBT representations [...]

Activist donates gay books to Wasilla library

By | 2018-01-15T17:51:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner In response to ongoing questions about whether Sarah Palin tried to ban books when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, activist Michael Petrelis from San Francisco has donated two gay-themed children's books [...]

Faith Action Network hosts collaborative conference

By | 2018-01-16T09:39:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

From Oct. 17-19, the Faith Action Network will hold their annual Together In Faith Collaborative, a weekend conference of reflection, workshops and activities designed to bring together LGBT, questioning and allied people of all ages, [...]

Immigration equality picks up more Congressional support

By | 2018-01-16T12:28:05+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Recently, the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would grant equal immigration rights to same-sex couples in bi-national relationships, made strides forward when four more senators and 16 more representatives joined [...]

The curtain rises on a reenergized Meadow Brook Theatre

By | 2018-01-16T10:09:47+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|News|

ROCHESTER - When Cheryl Marshall initiated the successful effort to save the financially-troubled Meadow Brook Theatre in 2003, the beleaguered troupe's group sales manager hardly expected to find herself sitting in the managing director's chair [...]

All things put in order at Breathe Art

By | 2008-10-02T09:00:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

One of the most difficult scripts director Demetri Vacratsis and actor Kevin T. Young will ever tackle is likely "Nocturne" by playwright and novelist Adam Rapp. Essentially one long monologue, the script has no stage [...]