Dear Jody

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

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. [...]

A stitch in time…

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

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. [...]

S/He said

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

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 [...]

Confessions of our community

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

Here With Her

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

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 [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

“Charge your batteries, Sagittarius!”

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

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, [...]

“Lesbian/Woman”

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

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 [...]

McClelland gone from Ruth Ellis Center

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

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. [...]

Flint area residents walk for AIDS

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

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 - [...]

Your coming out calendar

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

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 [...]

Google opposes Prop 8

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

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 [...]

Lambda Legal sues Tenn. city

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

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 [...]

Schwarzenegger vetoes Harvey Milk bill

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

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 [...]

U.S. HIV ban still not dead

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

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 [...]

Ahmadinejad: We don’t execute homosexuals

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

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. [...]

British Treasury minister enters civil partnership

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

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 [...]

California protects gay seniors

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

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 [...]

Comic who blasted pope won’t be prosecuted

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

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 [...]

Portuguese PM not interested in civil unions

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

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 [...]

18,000 at Taipei Pride

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

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, [...]

Coming out of ‘Crisis’ mode

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

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: [...]

California same-sex marriage emergency

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

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 [...]