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Leadership change at Michigan Equality?

Though not all details were confirmed as of press time, anonymous sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Derek Smiertka is no longer the executive director of Michigan Equality. The future of the organization remains uncertain. An [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

Does he have HIV, too? Q: I have a sexually transmitted disease and I think I may have passed it onto my boyfriend. (For a little background info: he is 6-feet-3-inches and has a great [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Opinions|

Mombian: A season of thanks

By Dana Rudolph It is supposed to be a time to give thanks, but the news is getting grim. Papers are carrying stories about children of same-sex parents worried that their families will fall apart [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:24:58-05:00December 11th, 2008|Opinions|

The Crunch Who X’d Christmas

ONCE UPON A TROUBLED TIME, there was a Crunch (distant cousin of a Grinch) who with malice of no thought kept poking an X into Christmas, like so: Christ(X)mas! X-mas Crunch really, truly thought of [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:58:45-05:00December 11th, 2008|Opinions|

S/he said

Compiled by Howard Israel "The reality is that to a very large part of the country, and even in the bluest parts of the bluest states, homosexuality is not seen as normal and gay relationships [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Opinions|

The Dating Diet

By Anthony Paull We're plunging like bargain-basement prices in post-election recessionary America. It's Jake and me, and we're spiraling down a dark, air-free tunnel where we feed on the other's edible soft spots, wallowing in [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Holiday Hear Me Out

No matter how many times you've heard the line "make the yuletide gay," it takes on a different - definitely more literal - meaning when Melissa Etheridge sings it. Yeah, I did go there, and [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Cadillac Records The likes of blues guitarist Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright) and rocker Chuck Berry (Mos Def) find stardom at Chicago-based Chess Records, while label founder Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) fulfills his [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Washington embraces trans athletes

By Dan Woog The OutField Before the 2006-07 school year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association had never fielded a question about transgender athletes. That year, they received four inquiries about whether teenagers with non-traditional gender [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:13:56-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Wicked’ ride

"You grow up pretty fast when you have naked people around you," says Robert Spaniolo, recalling - at just 8 years old - starring in his first show, "Pippin." Before that he pursued community theater [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Meditate, Pisces!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Mars are aligned in Sagittarius, boosting energy tremendously, but it's too easily all over the place. As this pair aspects Chiron in Aquarius and Uranus in Pisces, [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Andy’s 15 Minutes

Q Puzzle Across 1 "East of Eden" director Kazan 5 Moisten with spray 9 Oscar movie for Whoopi Goldberg 14 Dogs do it when they're hot 15 CK One emanation 16 Carrie Chapman Catt, by [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Five15 donates online proceeds to Affirmations

ROYAL OAK - Five15, an independent book, music, movie and gift store in Royal Oak launches its newly renovated Web site with an unprecedented gesture of good will during these tough economic times. Dubbed "The [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:12:33-05:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Big changes for gays at CMU

by Jessica Carreras MT. PLEASANT - The Office of Gay and Lesbian Programs at Central Michigan University has switched hands again - and new director Shannon Jolliff says things are about to change. "The position [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Gay rights: A ‘Non-Issue’?

by Jessica Carreras Since the Nov. 4 election, California's Proposition 8 has dominated news pages, columns, blogs and letters to the editor nationwide. Taking the short-lived rights of marriage from gay and lesbian Californians, Prop. [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:38:41-05:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Woman sues after being fired for writing column

by Rex Wockner The University of Toledo's former associate vice president for human resources, Crystal Dixon, filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 1 over being fired after writing a newspaper column that suggested "the homosexual lifestyle" [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Grumpy elves and Christmas form letters

By D. A. Blackburn If the holiday season has already begun to grate on your nerves - the round-the-clock Christmas music, the crowded malls filled with crying children, the obnoxiously cheery sales clerks, etc. - [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:17:39-05:00December 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Poll: Americans support gay rights

by Rex Wockner A Harris Interactive poll released Dec. 3 found that Americans support a range of policies and protections for gay people. The Pulse of Equality survey, commissioned by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Leadership change at Michigan Equality?

Though not all details were confirmed as of press time, anonymous sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Derek Smiertka is no longer the executive director of Michigan Equality. The future of the organization remains uncertain. An [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Big changes for gays at CMU

by Jessica Carreras MT. PLEASANT — The Office of Gay and Lesbian Programs at Central Michigan University has switched hands again - and new director Shannon Jolliff says things are about to change. "The position [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

SAGE Announces $1.5 million in new funding

BTL staff NEW YORK, NY - On Thursday, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) announced significant new support from the Atlantic Philanthropies and The Calamus Foundation. Both grants represent multi-year [...]

By |2008-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|