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Blackmail at the Krim

Long before the Detroit Film Theater - now celebrating its 35th year of showcasing good, bad, indifferent American and foreign films at the DIA - Detroit had three art theaters: Studio, Coronet and Trans-Lux Krim. [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:54:56-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

What gays owe black America

By Diane Silver Political IQ Judging by the stinging e-mails I've received, some of my fellow white queers haven't gotten over their post-Proposition 8 anger at African Americans. A faulty exit poll and even worse [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

‘Gay-owned, gay-operated’

by Keith Orr When my partner Martin and I travel we love to check out the local LGBT bookstores. One of our favorites has always been the Oscar Wilde Bookshop in New York City. Oscar [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:12:16-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Sally Kern

Ladies and gentlemen, the jig is up. The "gay agenda," that sacred creed we hold so dear, has been discovered. How did this happen, you ask? Well, after decades of passing the gay agenda using [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

Compiled by Howard Israel "In a classroom activity about stereotypes, a third of my students replied that homosexual people are 'deformed, horrifying.' That they are 'scary people,' 'rapists' and they are 'insane' or have 'a [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "Skin Lane," by Neil Bartlett. Serpent's Tale, 344 pages, $14.95 paper. Repressed sexuality is taken to spooky new heights in British novelist Bartlett's first novel in more than a decade. Mr. F [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

The Dating Diet: A star is reborn

By Anthony Paull I'm a tad worried. I'm not sure if we're going to be asked back to Sundance next year, and to set the record straight, I'm placing blame on my photographer, Stacey. Granted, [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:59:25-05:00February 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

Mariah releases 'Ballads' in time for V-Day Mariah Carey, 'The Ballads' Before Mariah shed her girl-next-door image - and just about every article of clothing - she was the quintessential queen of ballads, from the [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

Beautiful disaster

'Wendy and Lucy' Starts Feb. 13 Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak Nothing's blatantly queer about a broke woman's financial struggles in this hit economy, but therein lies the strength of "Wendy and Lucy." Wendy's as [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Natalie Portman Poses for "17 Photos" Star Wars and Garden State obsessives who still carry a torch for Natalie Portman aren't going to like where she's going next: marriage and motherhood. [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes: Skip the arguments, Gemini!

By Jack Fertig Stop! Think slowly and carefully before you act, perhaps discussing it with a friend and working it through. The Sun is lined up with Neptune, promoting artistic visions, fuzzy-headed idealism, and (co)dependent [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:24:05-05:00February 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

Drama is a drag Q: My partner and her mother are driving me nuts. My partner "Shannon" and her mother have this thing going, like a love/hate relationship. When they are into the "love" part [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Fate Club

Across 1 Stud fees? 6 Poet Teasdale 10 Nero's bird 14 Black to Bonheur 15 Singer Dobkin 16 Farm erection 17 Close of "Serving in Silence" 18 A little behind 19 Reproduced without sex, for [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:41:45-05:00February 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

The pride must go on

I would like to give a response to the article "Michigan Pride promises to soldier on despite debt" (BTL Feb. 5). From the article, it seems the Lansing City council would be overjoyed grinding their [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|Opinions|

Between Ourselves: Program Director Alyssa Johnson

Alyssa Johnson has been the program director of Steppin' Out since May 2008. The 35-year-old Royal Oak-resident works to bring events to the community, from small social gatherings to one of the area's biggest HIV/AIDS [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:34:40-05:00February 12th, 2009|News|


GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, recommends four approaches that schools can begin implementing now to address anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. 1. Adopt a comprehensive anti-bullying policy that enumerates categories such as race, [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|News|

Federal judge takes swipe at DOMA

By Lisa Keen The good news: A well-known federal appeals judge this month took a legal swipe at the Defense of Marriage Act, declaring it unconstitutional. The bad news: The decision packed very limited punch, [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:24:37-05:00February 12th, 2009|News|

Still being bullied

by Jessica Carreras As the one-year anniversary of the death of 15-year-old Lawrence King, the gay Oxnard, Calif. student who was murdered by one of his classmates, looms, Michigan advocates for anti-bullying legislation are scrambling [...]

By |2009-02-12T09:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2009|News|