S/he said

compiled by Howard Israel "Rather than simply fighting the Religious Right's campaign to stop gay marriage and weaken the church-state divide, progressives could take a more radical approach. Gay and straight, they could demand an [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love," by Sheila Rowbotham. Verso Books, 548 pages, $40 hardcover. Rowbotham's gripping biography of British socialist Carpenter resurrects the very queer life of an overlooked [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

Critter comfort? Q: Guess what I got for Valentine's Day? A gerbil. I don't like gerbils. I don't like any ratty looking critters. I know that my boyfriend "Fred" didn't know that, but don't you [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Reg: Not so regular

Gentleman Reg, 'Jet Black' This queer Canadian's fourth LP isn't as dark as a title like "Jet Black" lends itself to. The charmer, which is only a tad ho-hummy at the tail end, is Gentleman [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:55:28-05:00February 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Who’s William Control?

Forget Prozac. Try the wiL Francis way - be someone else. The hot singer of punk-rock band Aiden, who released his solo LP "Hate Culture" last year, will open for Escape the Fate as his [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:02:46-05:00February 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Air your disagreements, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury and Mars are lined up in Aquarius provoking wild impulses of word and deed, all too easily going dangerously overboard. As they aspect Saturn in Virgo, sensible restraint may [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:28:09-05:00February 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente February 23, 2009 Jude Law's dresses will be all the 'Rage' British actor Jude Law has never been uncomfortable playing the object of male desire on screen, from "Wilde" to "The [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

I’ve Been Had!

Q Puzzle Across 1 It arouses you in bed 6 "Mamma Mia!" band 10 Shows appreciation for 6-Across 15 Island of Mead's research 16 Have sex, with "around" 17 Lube user? 18 What you might [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:21:29-05:00February 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Riot Youth lead, will legislators follow?

Outstanding. Thanks for this story, and thanks to those young leaders ("Riot for change," BTL Feb. 19). Now then, when are our state legislators going to follow their lead? {ITAL Kendra Royal Oak, Mich.}

By |2018-01-15T21:01:59-05:00February 26th, 2009|Opinions|

LAAN may have made right decision

This seems like it might actually be a realistic, if tough, decision for management of LAAN to take ("Turmoil arises at LAAN after layoffof long-time staff member," BTL Feb. 19), especially given the many funding [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Ick factor still exists

Yes, I regretfully must say that the ick factor does exist and seemingly works against us ("Political IQ: Overcoming the 'ick' factor," BTL Feb. 19). I know some very loving, progressive and open-minded people who [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Matt Foreman responds to ick factor

"We can't beat prejudice by ignoring it" wrongly implies that I do not support advertising campaigns that proudly feature our faces and families ("Political IQ: Overcoming the 'ick' factor," BTL Feb. 19). In fact, this [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:57:51-05:00February 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Electra-fied divas to shock The Magic Stick again

By Taras Berezowsky DETROIT - When surfing the tubes of cyberspace, it doesn't take long to find a music video-style parody of Christina Aguilera's hit "Beautiful" by the celebrated drag queen Varla Jean Merman. As [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:53:59-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Outreach Coordinator Jihannh Jones

Pets are important to their owners - especially when the owners have health problems - and no one knows that better than Jihannh Jones. For almost two years, the 28-year-old gay Roseville resident has been [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

What Americans think about marriage equality

by Bob Roehr America's changing attitudes towards marriage equality for gays and lesbians suggest a weakening in intensity of marriage as a political issue, said Sharon Groves, deputy director of the Religion and Faith Program [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Undetectable, but transmitting HIV

by Bob Roehr A commonly held belief is that undetectable HIV viral load in the blood means that the person cannot transmit the HIV virus to others. While this is true much of the time, [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

HIV rate climbs in Asia

by Rex Wockner Gay and bisexual men in Asia are having risky unprotected sex, causing dramatic climbs in HIV infection rates, said officials attending a World Health Organization HIV/AIDS conference Feb. 18 in Hong Kong. [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Beijing gays stage Valentine’s Day action

by Rex Wockner About 30 gays and lesbians staged a public gay rights action in Beijing on Valentine's Day. With some of the group dressed as same-sex couples getting married, the activists walked down Qianmen [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:08:31-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Burundi plan to ban gay sex dies in Senate

by Rex Wockner A move to ban gay sex in the Central African nation of Burundi was rejected by the Senate Feb. 16 after having passed the National Assembly unanimously in November. "Burundi's Senate, after [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:14:45-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Moscow Pride seeks emergency hearing

by Rex Wockner Moscow Pride activists went to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, Feb. 13 to plead for emergency consideration of their languishing cases stemming from Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's repeated [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Phelpses banned from entering UK

by Rex Wockner Anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley have been banned from entering the United Kingdom, the Telegraph reported Feb. 19. The "God hates fags" team had announced plans to picket [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|News|

Working like a dog

Pumpkin grabs the strap in her mouth and pulls hard, a little growl escaping out the side of her lips as she yanks down and pulls back. Most dog owners would immediately recognize this classic [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

Passion fish

A fantastic splash of paisley, green and bright purple, swirling so quickly it is first a blur of wild color. Then just as quickly it stops, the sharp color delineations so stark to look almost [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

Pet peeves

compiled by Jessica Carreras Every pet owner knows the joy of a furry friend who keeps their feet warm at night, or the relief of an unconditional companion who greets them at the door after [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

The bar pussy

by Jessica Carreras Ah, gay nightlife. It's a bustling bar and club scene filled with yummy drinks, good beats, hot guys and - a cat? At the Temple Bar in Detroit, owner George Boukas wouldn't [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

Dishing out for dogs

by Jessica Carreras While retail, restaurants and automakers suffer, there's an industry that's going strong throughout Michigan's economic recession: doggy day care. Though it may appear to be on the top of the list of [...]

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|