Dear Jody

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

I still miss him A: Unlike some people who say things like, "I never thought I would be writing to you," I always knew that one day I would. My life partner "Damon" of over [...]

Creep of the Week: Mike Huckabee

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

It's never too soon for 2008 presidential also-rans to begin running again, and that's just what ultra conservative Republican Mike Huckabee seems to be doing as we speak. On Nov. 18 Huckabee appeared on The [...]

Standing firm, moving forward

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

By Rea Carey Last weekend, the nation witnessed an outpouring of emotion and determination from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the wake of both a historic and painful election day. The outcry by [...]

Wee bit o’blarney!

By | 2018-01-16T00:12:40+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

What do you give a friend's mother who's celebrating her 93rd birthday? A dozen American Beauty roses? A box of Godiva chocolates? Obvious choices. A very special occasion requires a very special gift. I met [...]

The silence and stigma are killing us

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

Viewpoint We have a problem in the gay men's community. Our silence about the epidemic slowly eating us away is killing us. As much as this might sound like it is some ancient diatribe written [...]

Rampit!

By | 2018-01-16T05:43:15+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

by Penny Gardner A penny for her thoughts Last year the organizers of the 2007 Michigan Pride Rally fought hard to provide access for a gifted public speaker to address the rally from the public [...]

S/he said

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Gay households are hardly immune, and demographic research confirms that GLBT consumers are not more affluent than others. However, we see lesbians once again showing more vulnerability than gay men, and [...]

Off to Africa

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

The closet door is opening - but not because Adam Martin's coming out. He's going back in. Leaving behind four years as a prevention specialist with Community AIDS Resource and Education Services in Kalamazoo, where [...]

Holy man-trimony

By | 2018-01-16T02:58:35+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

All the beefcake at Bally couldn't appease the unevenness of "Kiss the Bride," a cobwebby love triangle comedy-drama that has more identity issues than its confused characters. Topping them is Ryan (James O' Shea), whose [...]

New exhibit opens at Paramount Bank

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

Paramount Gallery's new exhibit, "Object of Desire," will run through Jan. 2 and feature artwork by local high school teachers and students from the metro Detroit area. "Object of Desire" is an open-call multimedia juried [...]

Long live Amanda Palmer

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Laura Witkowski Amanda Palmer is a theatrical master of dark and salacious subject matter, a daring original - punk in the truest sense of the word. On stage, Palmer typically sports the perfect mix [...]

Madge-ic moments

By | 2018-01-16T03:28:59+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

"Make a hometown girl feel welcome," Madonna urged at her long-time-coming return to Michigan Nov. 18. And, at Detroit's Ford Field, they did. All 30,000 of them. Amidst an undersold sea of girls and gays, [...]

‘Milk,’ meet Oscar

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Entertainment|

Gay rights activist Harvey Milk was tragically gunned down in 1978, but his legacy - and his rousing words, "You gotta give 'em hope" - spill into the now. Which is what makes out director [...]

Unleash your wit, Cancer!

By | 2018-01-16T07:40:09+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all careening into Sagittarius together, boosting energy and humor like the Marx Brothers just crashed your party. Fortunately, this triple conjunction should give you the energy [...]

Out of the pocket, and into today

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Dan Woog The OutField Bill Konigsberg's high school years were confusing. He loved baseball, but was attracted to guys. He'd never heard of gay athletes; he thought he was the only one on the [...]

…And the Winner Is…

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Start of a song from "South Pacific" 5 Material from Sylvia Beach? 9 Pricks cover them 14 Soon, to Shakespeare 15 Protected, to seamen 16 Up partner 17 Amsterdam's land (abbr.) [...]

The aftermath of Prop. 8

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|News|

by Jay Kaplan In May 2008, California's Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional and a violation of equal protection to deny same-sex couples the right to marry in the state. On Nov. 4, in [...]

Condom ad raises questions

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|News|

EAST LANSING -- An advertising insert placed in the Michigan State University student newspaper, The State News Nov. 13, is raising eyebrows among health educators. Durex condoms initiated a national advertising campaign called Durex U [...]

Obama appointments hold good news for LGBT community

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The appointments are rolling out steadily now for the Obama administration. Sometimes, they are actual announced appointments; sometimes, they are leaks about presumably certain appointments. But so far, most [...]

MAPP and MAF to merge

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras In a small gathering of friends and community members at Dino's restaurant in Ferndale, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project's CEO Craig Covey and Michigan AIDS Fund's CEO Dave Coulter announced a historic merger [...]

MAPP and MAF to merge

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras In a small gathering of friends and community members at Dino's restaurant in Ferndale, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project's CEO Craig Covey and Michigan AIDS Fund's CEO Dave Coulter announced a historic merger [...]

National notables talk HIV/AIDS at ACLU Dinner

By | 2018-01-16T03:15:30+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras Though the ACLU of Michigan's annual dinner did not focus on the problems associated with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, two of the night's honored guests, Arcus Foundation Executive Director Urvashi Vaid and entertainer [...]

MSU marks World AIDS Day with quilt viewing

By | 2018-01-16T13:10:58+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Guides|

In partnership with the Lansing Area AIDS Network and the Olin Health Center, the Michigan State University's Kresge Art Museum and MSU Museum will be displaying part of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt throughout [...]

Myth busting HIV

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Guides|

MYTH: "Hey, it's cool if I get it, I just take a pill and it goes away!" FACT: While it is true that HIV has become a "manageable disease" since the mid-90s, the reality is [...]

World AIDS Day Calendar

By | 2008-11-27T09:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2008|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras See the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Hold up a candle. Donate. Pray. Reflect, remember and spread the word about Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. Here's your BTL guide to the week's events. Where [...]