Gays protest at Louisville McDonald’s

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner Gay activists and others protested outside a downtown Louisville McDonald's on Oct. 10 after an employee called a group of gay customers "faggots" and a supervisor said the incident was no "big [...]

Meet Garnet Lewis Oct. 23

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

A fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pronto! in Royal Oak to raise money for the campaign of political candidate Garnet Lewis. Lewis is running for the 98th State [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

"I don't feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don't care if people think I'm gay or not. I don't have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Screwed over money Q: My partner "Rex" and I got in over our heads with a mortgage on a house that we purchased a couple of years ago. I know that we are not the [...]

Creep of the Week: Sarah Palin

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Say what you want about Sarah Palin, but she held her own on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. She was doing what she does best, mind you: looking good while saying very little. But [...]

Any cock-a-doodle-do?

By | 2018-01-16T00:15:32+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

For whatever reason of erotic senescence or jaded performance acumen (emphasis on the third syllable), I've been giving X-Tube a look see. I've come across no one I know (although a few posteriors bearing the [...]

S/he said this week

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "I am. In my own state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one [...]

Grand slam

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

When Kirk Latimer's buddy killed himself with a single bullet, it felt like he had been shot, too. It hurt, and the former Portage, Mich. teacher, who back then was finishing his last year at [...]

Don’t book ‘Bed & Breakfast’

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Gay camp cult classics - "To Wong Fu," "But I'm a Cheerleader" and "Mommie Dearest" - gave us some of the quintessential quotable zingers. "The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror," which checks in on [...]

My Ferrick Lady

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Sprawled across a roomy bed, Melissa Ferrick is staring at, as she jokingly says, "the suckers at the Hyatt." She's a lucky lady. Ferrick thought she and her band would be boarding at a Sheraton. [...]

Movie Reviews: NEW THIS WEEK

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Max Payne Max Payne (played by a stone-like Mark Wahlberg) is a cop whose wife and child have been murdered, their case grown cold. Obsessed with finding the killer and exacting revenge, he pores over [...]

Book Marks: October 2008 Reviews

By | 2018-01-15T22:25:50+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Richard Labonte "The 19th Wife," by David Ebershoff. Random House, 514 pages, $26 hardcover. The murky history of the Mormons and the abusive reality of polygamy's dark past and its outlaw present constitute the [...]

“Listen and learn, Gemini!”

By | 2018-01-16T04:15:29+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Slow down and think before you react. Pluto and Mars are clashing, provoking anger and adrenaline. Overreactions, even violence, come much too easily. The challenge is to think ahead, to know [...]

“Direct Hits”

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Lorca's mouth 5 Singular men's shorts? 10 Without a date 14 Ryan of porn 15 "The closet" opening? 16 Prod with a rod 17 "Kinsey" director 19 "Take a crack ___" [...]

Head of British army addresses gay conference

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner The head of Britain's army, Gen. Richard Dannatt, chief of the general staff, made history by addressing a gay conference in London Oct. 9, The Sunday Telegraph reported. In remarks to the [...]

Polish gay march OK’d, then banned

By | 2018-01-16T12:09:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Officials in Krakow, Poland OK'd an Oct. 31 gay march, then turned around and banned it after Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced plans to attend a celebration of the anniversary of Krakow's [...]

Portuguese Parliament rejects same-sex marriage

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Two draft laws to legalize same-sex marriage were rejected overwhelmingly by the Portuguese Parliament on Oct. 10. The measures, proposed by the Left Bloc and the Green Party, were opposed by the [...]

Officials in Tambov, Russia block gay events

By | 2018-01-16T11:38:49+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner After initially giving a verbal OK, city officials in Tambov, Russia reversed course and officially blocked the city's first planned gay demonstrations Oct. 9. City Hall decided the city's residents did not [...]

A Supreme choice

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - In May, the LGBT community was appalled. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the language of the 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage in Michigan as "between one man and one woman" precluded same-sex [...]

The BTL Voter’s Guide: Highlights

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

Elections like the one coming up in less than two weeks can be overwhelming for voters. Who are the candidates? Who supports what? Who in your district is behind the issues you care about, like [...]

Allan Spear dies

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Allan Spear, the first openly gay male legislator in U.S. history, died Oct. 11 in Minneapolis from complications following heart surgery. He was 71. Spear came out in an article published in [...]

Gays protest at Louisville McDonald’s

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Gay activists and others protested outside a downtown Louisville McDonald's on Oct. 10 after an employee called a group of gay customers "faggots" and a supervisor said the incident was no "big [...]

Producer, teachers give big bucks to No on 8

By | 2018-01-16T08:19:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Hollywood producer and real estate tycoon Steve Bing has given half a million dollars to the campaign to stop voters from amending the California Constitution to re-ban same-sex marriage Nov. 4. And [...]

Meet Garnet Lewis Oct. 23

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

A fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pronto! in Royal Oak to raise money for the campaign of political candidate Garnet Lewis. Lewis is running for the 98th State [...]

A dark and seductive joy at The Ringwald

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn "Love and Human Remains" sounds like an episode of "CSI," but in actuality, it's a startlingly poignant play by Brad Fraser, currently in production at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre. The Who Wants [...]

The Ant switches gears for Thanksgiving

By | 2018-01-16T05:38:42+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn Hot on the heels of this season's Halloween-themed production, "Blood Bath & Beyond," Planet Ant Theatre has set the late night table for Thanksgiving with "The Ol' Switch-A-Roo." Written by Andy [...]

A Supreme choice

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - In May, the LGBT community was appalled. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the language of the 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage in Michigan as "between one man and one woman" precluded same-sex [...]

The BTL Voter’s Guide: Highlights

By | 2008-10-23T09:00:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2008|News|

Elections like the one coming up in less than two weeks can be overwhelming for voters. Who are the candidates? Who supports what? Who in your district is behind the issues you care about, like [...]