The Odd Couple

by John Corvino Glenn Stanton is a friend of mine. He's also badly wrong about same-sex marriage, and I tell him so - frequently, publicly and sharply. Glenn works at Focus on the Family, a [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Chuck Colson

George W. Bush handed out Presidential Citizen Medals on Dec. 10, laying one on none other than Chuck Colson. "For more than three decades, Chuck Colson has dedicated his life to sharing the message of [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:13:59-05:00December 18th, 2008|Opinions|

Snapping turtles, anyone?

Parting Glances A federally funded study by People & Friends of Cats and Dog (P-FCD) says that "persons of rainbow personality make the best dog owners, but have little influence on cats - although this [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:47:09-05:00December 18th, 2008|Opinions|

S/he said

compiled by Howard Israel "As a pastor, I reached my own conclusion on such (sexual orientation) issues a couple of decades ago. Having grown up with the usual bias against homosexuality, I came to a [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Opinions|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "The Sweet In-Between," by Sheri Reynolds. Shaye Areheart/Random House, 208 pages, $23 hardcover. Life is physically turbulent and emotionally troubled for Kendra Lugo. Her father is in prison, her mother is dead, [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Middle’ Man

by Ginger Harris Lauded as the first openly gay comedian to headline a major comedy tour in the U.S., funnyman Jason Stuart is on his way up. As an actor, he's best known for his [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK The Day the Earth Stood Still In this reworking of the classic 1950s sci-fi film, an alien named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) comes to Earth to warn of impending disaster. But this time [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

Get creative, Leo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes We're all in for a light boost of good luck as the Sun in Sagittarius aspects that sign's ruler, Jupiter. With Jupiter now in Capricorn, any good fortune takes foresight [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|


Q Puzzle December 15, 2008 Across 1 Pansy supporter 5 Prevents from scoring, with "out" 10 Steven Greenberg, for one 15 Byron poem 16 "God loves everybody," to Mychal Judge 17 Beat Generation poet Ginsberg [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:18:04-05:00December 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|

CHAG serves up Christmas spirit to clients

By Jessica Carreras The Community Health Awareness Group held their annual Client Christmas Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 11 to mark the holiday season for all their clients, which includes people with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

DADT challenge passes legal hurdle

by Bob Roehr A federal appeals court has declined to hear an en banc review of a lower court ruling challenging the antigay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Bush administration may [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Karibu House welcomes home Kwanzaa

DETROIT - Celebration and excitement permeated the annual Pre-Kwanzaa Brunch celebration on Dec. 13, starting with a heartfelt cheer for the "Year of Obama" and continuing with joyous congratulations to new racially-diverse leaders at The [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:27:52-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Michigan Equality ED departs; big changes on the way

by Jessica Carreras Big changes are underway at Michigan Equality that could result in surprising announcements in 2009. Following in the footsteps of the Ruth Ellis Center and the Triangle Foundation, another local LGBT leader [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:23:20-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

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 |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Please, Stop The Sky From Falling

by Wayne Besen Anything but straight This holiday season, when you throw a direct mail appeal from a gay organization in the trash, you might just be trashing that group's future. The sky really is [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Already feeling the impact

by Jessica Carreras Outside the office of Leslie Thompson, CEO of Affirmations LGBT community center in Ferndale, a poster on the wall marks the income from donations, fundraisers and other sources. The outlook for this [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

African GLBTs demand HIV response

by Rex Wockner A group of GLBT people from 25 African countries has demanded an urgent response to the HIV pandemic affecting their communities. The call came at a "pre-conference" held in Dakar, Senegal, Dec. [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:43:08-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Britain to count gay population

by Rex Wockner Britain's Office for National Statistics is going to count the gay population. Starting in January, a sexual-orientation question will be included in several of the office's routine surveys, leading to an eventual [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Luzhkov to keep banning gay pride

by Rex Wockner Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov plans to keep banning gay pride celebrations, as he's done for the past three years. His latest reason: Being proud of being gay can lead to increased HIV [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:25:15-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

UN General Assembly to hear pro-gay presentation

by Rex Wockner A historic statement was expected to be read into the record before the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 18, condemning anti-gay discrimination and urging repeal of laws that ban gay sex. [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:20:45-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

Holiday dreams come true at Planet Ant

I'm a sucker for a laugh-filled, non-traditional holiday comedy, and that's exactly what director Pete Jacokes and his merry band of elfin writers/improvisers deliver late nights this month in "O'Holy S#!t: A Christmas Tale" at [...]

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|Entertainment|