The Dating Diet: My Life on the B-List

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Opinions|

By Anthony Paull Lucky us, we've moved so quickly from Generation X to Generation Y that we haven't realized we've returned to the onset of the alphabet with Generation B. Yes, many of us, programmed [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Opinions|

He's a Republican - WTF? Q: I'm writing this as my boyfriend "Bill" and I are watching the outcome of the elections. I'm so very excited and happy that Obama is leading and looks like [...]

Seig Heil der Gay Bund!

By | 2018-01-15T22:59:53+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Opinions|

Greenwich Village...San Francisco...West Hollywood...Ferndale...the world! There's a scene in the film "Cabaret" where some Aryan, blond-haired German youths seated at an outdoor cafe, prompted by misguided jingoism, jump up and sing, "Tomorrow the world belongs [...]

An eye for an eye won’t solve everything

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Opinions|

When someone gets punched, the natural reaction is to punch back. In the past week, as anti-Proposition 8 protests and demonstrations and marches flanked the streets of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, the [...]

SHe said

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "Mormons have 10 wives. I can't have one?" - on a protest sign held by Valerie Davidson outside the Mormon temple in Los Angeles, where more than 2,000 other gay-rights advocates [...]

Won’t you be her neighbor?

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

Talking cushions, a dancing flower, a singing can - and a lesbian host? Doesn't seem like a ubiquitous scenario for a kids show - and it isn't, considering the lack of LGBT family programming - [...]

Straight couple in a gay world

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

How ironic that Michael Emerson calls for a tamer world. As the is-he-bad-or-not antagonist in ABC's mind-game-playing "Lost" and in the very first "Saw" flick, the last thing you imagine the guy most know as [...]

‘Tru’-ly unloved

By | 2018-01-16T07:29:30+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

If the final aw-moments in "Tru Loved" were indeed true, California's deplorable Prop. 8 wouldn't have stood a chance in hell of passing. But, topped with a pretty pink bow, queer writer-director Stewart Wade's out-of-touch [...]

Dream world

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

Comtempo musical "Were the World Mine" doesn't need to hocus-pocus us with some mind-changing trickery; it's spellbinding from the get-go. Inflated from director Tom Gustafson's original short film "Fairies," Timothy (the delightful Tanner Cohen) is [...]

Crazy For Her

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

Think you're the biggest Madonna fan? You haven't met Daniel Lawing, Darrick Giguere or Devin Jones. For them - and countless other gays - Madonna's long-awaited homecoming at Ford Field will be one heckuva holiday. [...]

“Get a checkup, Virgo!”

By | 2018-01-16T01:46:31+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes From Scorpio, the Sun is triggering those outer planets that have been hovering in mutual aspect. The sexual challenges are only half the fun. Watch out for bizarre egotistical outbursts. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

He's a Republican - WTF? Q: I'm writing this as my boyfriend "Bill" and I are watching the outcome of the elections. I'm so very excited and happy that Obama is leading and looks like [...]

“Newman’s Men”

By | 2018-01-16T00:21:30+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Bessie of the blues 6 Mary had a little one 10 Straight, in a bar 14 Father, to Gloria Anzaldua 15 Foundation for Humanity name 16 Verb of Verlaine 17 No [...]

Seeking community and understanding

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

By Jim Larkin FLINT - Vanessa Lynne understands only too well the confusion and doubt that many feel about those who are transgender. After all, she has struggled with it for all of her 44 [...]

Blankets for AIDS drives on in sixth year

By | 2018-01-16T01:48:56+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras For the sixth year in a row, HIV/AIDS support organization Higher Ground is holding the Blankets for AIDS Drive. The two month-long drive, running from mid-October to Dec. 13, aims to provide [...]

Prop. 8: What you can do

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

Angry about Proposition 8? You don't have to go to California to show how you feel. Here's a look at some of the protests, gatherings and petition signings you can participate in to become a [...]

Kate Runyon to take over Equality Maryland

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Equality Maryland announced on Tuesday the appointment of Kate Runyon as its new executive director. Runyon was chosen by the Board of Directors following an extensive national search. She comes to [...]

Prop 8 fallout

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service In the days since 52 percent of California voters apparently passed an amendment to their state constitution to "eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry," thousands of LGBT [...]

Guatemalan gay event bombed with tear gas

By | 2018-01-15T18:21:33+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner A GLBT event in Samayac, Guatemala, was bombed with tear gas Oct. 18. No one was seriously injured in the attack on the "Our Gay Beauty" gathering, but some people fainted and [...]

Irish president condemns anti-gay bullying

By | 2018-01-15T15:54:24+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Speaking at a GLBT youth forum in Galway on Oct. 30, Irish President Mary McAleese condemned anti-gay bullying. "Homophobic bullying continues to be a societywide issue, including in our schools, and the [...]

Singapore gay pride event postponed

By | 2018-01-15T20:59:26+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Singapore's first outdoor gay pride event, which had been scheduled for Nov. 15 at Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park, has been postponed until early 2009, the Straits Times reported Oct. 31. [...]

Spain’s Queen Sofia in hot water with gays

By | 2018-01-15T21:52:59+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Spain's Queen Sofia is in hot water with gays after the newspaper El Pais published excerpts Oct. 29 from an upcoming biography of the queen by journalist Pilar Urbano. In "The Queen [...]

Jack goes boating, trusting and loving

By | 2018-01-16T11:25:08+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Robert Bethune Bob Glaudini's play, "Jack Goes Boating," now in production at the Blackbird Theatre in Ann Arbor, is best summed up in one word: Seinfeldian. The same qualities that made "Seinfeld" rewarding operate [...]

Prop. 8: What you can do

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|News|

Angry about Proposition 8? You don't have to go to California to show how you feel. Here's a look at some of the protests, gatherings and petition signings you can participate in to become a [...]

No-on-8’s white bias

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jasmyne A. Cannick November 8, 2008 (Originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times) Iam a perfect example of why the fight against Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, failed [...]

Majority Tyranny v. Minority Rights

By | 2008-11-13T09:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Malcolm Lazin Executive Director, Equality Forum A great paradox of the 2008 federal election in which the first African American was elected President is that three states passed referenda to amend their respective state [...]