Hungarian domestic-partnership law struck down

by Rex Wockner International News Hungary's domestic-partnership law, which was to take effect Jan. 1, was struck down by the Constitutional Court Dec. 15. The court said the law is unconstitutional because it would have [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:22:14-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Moscow Pride seeks emergency Euro court hearing

by Rex Wockner International News Moscow Pride will ask the European Court of Human Rights for an emergency hearing on two pending cases challenging Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's bans on gay pride activities for the [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:51-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

UN General Assembly hears pro-gay statement

by Rex Wockner International News Sixty-six nations at the UN General Assembly supported a groundbreaking statement Dec. 18 confirming that international human rights protections include sexual orientation and gender identity. It was the first time [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:51:24-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Affirmations announces big cuts for new year

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - Affirmations, metro Detroit's community center for LGBT people and their allies, has been hit hard by the economy - and the drop in funds is beginning to show. Effective Jan. [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:03:50-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Giving against the odds

by Jessica Carreras Like many other Michiganders this year, John Secor got the call on Sept. 2: he was out of a job. An editor and writer in the newspaper industry for many years, Secor [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:51-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Reckless reporting hurts

In the media world, there's investigative journalism - and then there's reckless reporting. At a time when organizations are hurting more than ever for donations, some "reckless reporters" are using out-of-context statistics to up their [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:34:12-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Doubt Certain that Father Flynn's (Philip Seymour Hoffman) liberal attitudes mask some major transgression, Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) is determined to rid her parish of the popular priest. When Sister James (Amy [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

In Michigan City, Language Matters

by Dan Woog The OutField A couple of years ago, a Michigan City, Ind., teacher paired two 10-year-old boys together on a science project. One was an excellent athlete; the other was a bit effeminate. [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

You Can’t Stop the Pete

Peter Mel sits with his hands folded at a corner table in his latest restaurant venture. As our camera snaps his picture, a sheepish smile is painted across his face while he nervously half mumbles [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Milk of Human Kindness

Q Puzzle Across 1 Heavenly balls 5 "Six Feet Under" character of Peter Krause 9 Tennessee Williams' lover Frank 14 Lahr of "The Wizard of Oz" 15 Greek 16 "Pussy, King of the Pirates" author [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Comprehensive online college scholarship database unveiled

WASHINGTON. D.C. - This week the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a comprehensive database of more than 160 scholarships available to LGBT and allied students. The list, which includes national, statewide and school-specific scholarships, was [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Michigan Scholarship Listings

Along with many national scholarships, the following four are listed for Michigan universities: Eastern Michigan University EMU Stonewall Scholarship Funds scholarships for undergrad or grad EMU student who has demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in promoting [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:27:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Anti-Bullying bills killed by Michigan Senate

LANSING, MI - Negotiations spanning two years and involving parents, educators, law enforcement officials and many others came to a halt late Thursday when state Sen. Alan Cropsey (R-Dewitt) said he would not allow anti-bullying [...]

By |2018-01-22T18:28:06-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

City apologizes for past anti-gay actions

by Rex Wockner International News The City Council of Hobart, Tasmania, in Australia, apologized Dec. 10 for banning a booth promoting gay law reform from the city's weekly Salamanca Market in 1988. In the weeks [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:48:05-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Gays march in Hong Kong for first time

by Rex Wockner International News Hong Kong saw its first gay pride parade Dec. 13. About 1,000 people marched, including many who came from Taiwan and mainland China. The two-mile procession traversed Hennessy Road in [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:17:57-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Rick Warren’s invocation options

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety Poor Rick Warren. After President-elect Obama selected the evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, gays and liberals kicked up a ruckus. I bet the California megachurchster hasn't [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:02:45-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Blue brainiacs by default

In a triangle whose sides are 23,145,789 yards, 5,642,732 yards and 54,965 yards, how many cubicle one-eighths of an inch exist? Good cocktail question for a lull in your yuletide party. Pass the mistletoe, Mary. [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:53:20-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

The Rick Warren whirlwind

by Wayne Besen Anything But Straight It could be that Barack Obama is simply smarter than the rest of us. The first black president of the Harvard Law Review has made a career of turning [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:40:39-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Why won’t they STFU already?

By Jasmyne A. Cannick The following article is Chapter Four in Jasmyne Cannick's ongoing series "A White Gay's Guide to Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies." At a time when gay leaders should be [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:00:57-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

S/he said

compiled by Howard Israel "I didn't have a gay agenda. I didn't announce (on election night) that I was gay, but I spoke openly in a college newspaper interview four days later. I said I [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

The ringleader returns

What would "Circus," Britney Spears' quasi-comeback album, sound like if she was still flashing her vag, yo-yoing in and out of hospitals or attacking paparazzi with umbrellas? Consider this: Amidst it all (see also: custody [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

A dangerous game at The Ringwald

FERNDALE - What happens when a has-been playwright's protege comes up with a new play that's good enough to kill for? Find out when Who Wants Cake? presents Ira Levin's classic comedic-thriller "Deathtrap." Opening Jan. [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Try something new, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Uranus and Chiron offer much needed healing inspirations. Venus and Mercury are triggering those slower planets, helping to ground that inspiration. Those two inner planets move on to join the [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

Mom won't let me come out Q: Why is it whenever I start to tell my mother that I'm gay she figures out a way to change the topic or escape in someway? I swear, [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Living Life Out Loud

By Taras Berezowsky Even with a wintry mix outside, chatting with Lori Michaels is enough to get anyone thinking warm - even hot - thoughts. Michaels, a modern-day renaissance woman who sings and dances her [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Mike Huckabee

The so-called "War on Christmas" is so last year. And the year before. And the year before that. But each year right about this time right-wing Christians in America are reminded about how they're cruelly [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:26:17-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|