Dear Jody

Daughter bashes gays Q: I am so mad I could just scream. I just walked downstairs and my 15-year-old daughter, "Sara," and her friends were telling jokes about "queers" and all laughing their heads off. [...]

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A stitch in time…

BELLEEAIR BEACH, FLA. - I've just returned to my cozy Nautical Watch Resort Cabin number 15 after spending a refreshing two hours hot tubbing it. I'm 50 feet from the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa side. [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Opinions|

S/He said

compiled by Howard Israel "The importance of bloggers in both the LGBT community and larger blogosphere cannot be overstated. This initiative will bring bloggers together to acquire new skills, build relationships, and improve the effectiveness [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Opinions|

Confessions of our community

Have you had sex in a church? Are you gay, but hate rainbows? Have you accomplished something you never thought you would - like using a double-ended dildo? Three folks can say "yes," and they're [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America," edited by Mitchell Gold with Mindy Drucker. Greenleaf Press, 298 pages, $23.95 hardcover. Most [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Entertainment|

Here With Her

By Laura Witkowski One listen to Jennifer O'Connor is all it takes to turn your perception of "girl with guitar" upside-down. She makes unpretentious, hook-laden pop that wastes no time making a beeline straight for [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Blindness In an unnamed country, a mysterious epidemic blinds its victims, and the government reacts by quarantining the infected in isolated barracks. A self-appointed "king" (Gael Garcia Bernal) soon reduces Ward Three [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America," edited by Mitchell Gold with Mindy Drucker. Greenleaf Press, 298 pages, $23.95 hardcover. Most [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Charge your batteries, Sagittarius!”

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Uranus, Neptune, and Eris are in a long, slow dance, provoking questions of identity and alienation. What labels, if any, describe your spirituality? Venus in Scorpio is kicking these around, seducing, [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:06:14-05:00October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Lesbian/Woman”

Q Puzzle Across 1 Rainbow flag sticker sites, often 6 Candace Gingrich's half-brother 10 Guy under Hoover 14 Dinah of a golf classic 15 State where two women could be in a marriage, formerly 16 [...]

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McClelland gone from Ruth Ellis Center

HIGHLAND PARK - Last month, she received a leadership award from the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals for her work. Last week, she was let go from the agency she helped build. [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Flint area residents walk for AIDS

By Jim Larkin FLINT - They came to Flint's 21st AIDS Walk Sept. 27 for various reasons. Some, like Jim Frick, 59, of Flint, walked along downtown Flint streets in memory of someone else - [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Your coming out calendar

Workshops, movies and dances, oh my! Your guide to celebrating National Coming Out Day. Thu, Oct. 9 Let's Talk About It: A Coming Out Panel, 12 p.m. Hear members of the UMHS community share their [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Google opposes Prop 8

by Rex Wockner Google has officially come out in opposition to Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ballot measure that would undo the California Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage by amending the state constitution. "It [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Lambda Legal sues Tenn. city

by Rex Wockner Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against Johnson City, Tenn., Sept. 30 on behalf of Kenneth Giles, whose photo was released to the media after he was arrested in a sting operation [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Schwarzenegger vetoes Harvey Milk bill

by Rex Wockner California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Sept. 30 that would have created a day honoring the late legendary gay activist and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. "I respect the author's intent [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:06:38-05:00October 9th, 2008|News|

U.S. HIV ban still not dead

by Rex Wockner Two months after Congress and President George W. Bush repealed a law banning HIV-positive visitors and immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security announced Sept. 30 that it has "streamlined" the process for [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Ahmadinejad: We don’t execute homosexuals

by Rex Wockner International News In a Sept. 26 interview with the radio program Democracy Now!, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his nation does not execute people for the crime of engaging in gay sex. [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:57:26-05:00October 9th, 2008|News|

British Treasury minister enters civil partnership

by Rex Wockner International News British Treasury junior minister Angela Eagle and her partner of 18 years, Maria Exall, entered an official civil partnership Sept. 27. Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom carry the same [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:18:09-05:00October 9th, 2008|News|

California protects gay seniors

by Rex Wockner Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Sept. 28 to help prevent anti-gay bias in senior-care facilities and nursing homes. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, requires licensed health care professionals who [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Comic who blasted pope won’t be prosecuted

by Rex Wockner International News Famous Italian comic Sabina Guzzanti will not be prosecuted for saying in July that Pope Benedict XVI will go to hell for the church's treatment of gay people. The decision [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:06:02-05:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Portuguese PM not interested in civil unions

by Rex Wockner International News Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is not interested in creating civil unions for same-sex couples. "Homosexual unions are not on the political agenda," he said Sept. 27. "It is not [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:46:46-05:00October 9th, 2008|News|

18,000 at Taipei Pride

by Rex Wockner International News Some 18,000 people marched in the rain in the Taipei, Taiwan, gay pride parade Sept. 27. It was believed to be the largest gay pride parade in Asia to date, [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

Coming out of ‘Crisis’ mode

by Jessica Carreras Mitchell Gold knows what you should give for Christmas this year. It's not fancy or shiny, but it will give whoever needs it something that will last the rest of their life: [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|News|

California same-sex marriage emergency

October 10, 2008 coverage: Rex Wockner' take: http://wocknerwire.com/2008/10/polls-flip-gays-now-losing-marriage-in.html Andrew Sullivan's take: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/10/red-alert-in-ca.html John Aravosis' (AmericaBlog.com) take: http://www.americablog.com/2008/10/polls-flip-gays-about-to-lose-marriage.html Anti-gays' latest ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PgjcgqFYP4 Anti-gay's previous ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kKn5LNhNto Gay side's only ad I've seen to date: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6dBUCi32c8 Gay [...]

By |2008-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|