Meet Garnet Lewis Oct. 23

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Billy Masters

"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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Sarah Palin

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Any cock-a-doodle-do?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:15:32-05:00October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

S/he said this week

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Opinions|

Grand slam

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Don’t book ‘Bed & Breakfast’

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

My Ferrick Lady

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. [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Movie Reviews: NEW THIS WEEK

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks: October 2008 Reviews

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:25:50-05:00October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Listen and learn, Gemini!”

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:15:29-05:00October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Direct Hits”

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 ___" [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|

Head of British army addresses gay conference

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Polish gay march OK’d, then banned

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:09:16-05:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Portuguese Parliament rejects same-sex marriage

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Officials in Tambov, Russia block gay events

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:38:49-05:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

A Supreme choice

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

The BTL Voter’s Guide: Highlights

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Allan Spear dies

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Gays protest at Louisville McDonald’s

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Producer, teachers give big bucks to No on 8

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:19:58-05:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

Meet Garnet Lewis Oct. 23

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

The Ant switches gears for Thanksgiving

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:38:42-05:00October 23rd, 2008|Entertainment|

A Supreme choice

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

The BTL Voter’s Guide: Highlights

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 [...]

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|