Creep of the Week: Michael Steele

By | 2018-01-16T09:09:18+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Opinions|

With a name like Michael Steele, you really only have two choices in life: porn star or politician. Granted, there's some job description overlap, but when it comes right down to it, you either have [...]

Your quincunx or mine?

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Opinions|

One of the many pleasures of English is the imaginative, poetic use of its collective nouns. A crowd of people. A charm of hummingbirds. A herd of elephants. A flange of baboons. A nitpicking of [...]

Standing Up to Obama

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Opinions|

By Diane Silver Political IQ I threw reasonable out the window the day I heard about Amy Brian. The Iraq veteran was forced out of the Kansas Army National Guard because someone decided he or [...]

Got ‘Milk’?

By | 2018-01-15T21:23:47+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

DVD 411 'Milk' "Milk" isn't just a movie. When it was released, during the discouraging passage of California's Prop. 8, it became an unassuming statement to right-wing bigots. But because the biopic about Harvey Milk, [...]

Queers like country, too

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

Liking country music, as a gay, is about as wrong as wearing socks with sandals. Or so we've been taught, constantly told we can only like divas whose voices can crack glass or beats that [...]

May the GForce be with you

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField Glenn Witman put together a nice hockey team. He signed former college and club players - guys who knew how to skate, shoot and check. They won their share of [...]

Hair and there

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

A pair of scissors wrapped in swirls of hair is inked on Dwight Thomas' right arm. It's the tattoo he got on the same day he signed the lease for Thomas Blondi Salon, the 27-year-old's [...]

Bar-havioral problems

By | 2018-01-16T03:22:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter Gay bar bartenders, who are not necessarily gay bartenders, are usually the most efficient and fair intoxicologists in the drinking universe. I say "fair" because at straight establishments, hot women [...]

“Maybe you can, Pisces!

By | 2018-01-15T16:10:45+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron, all together in Aquarius, unleash huge energy but without direction. Meditation and art help focus. Precipitous actions can lead to disaster. Venus in Aries and [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Cher and Knoxville 'Drop-Out' Energizer-Diva Cher has had on-screen romances with a variety of Hollywood players, from Nicolas Cage to Dennis Quaid to Jack Nicholson to Diana Scarwid. (Remember her playing [...]

Judy, Judy, Judy …

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Bags for Billy Bean 6 Kind of traffic 10 Frida Kahlo's zip 14 "Popeye" role of 44-Across 15 Jockey strap? 16 Very much 17 Judy Garland film, with "The" 19 Chianti, [...]

AIDS Walk Detroit now open for 2009 registration

By | 2018-01-16T05:47:28+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

Registration has begun for AIDS Walk 2009 on http://www.aidswalkdetroit.org. This year's event will take place Sunday, Sept. 20 in Royal Oak. Participants who register online can start building their own Web site right away, use [...]

Affirmations to host first State of the Center

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

Concerned about the future of Michigan's largest center for the LGBT and allied community center? Curious about their upcoming plans? Wondering how to get involved? Affirmations will host their first State of the Center from [...]

Publisher Jay Sennett

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras  Between Ourselves In 2005, Jay Sennett of Ypsilanti made a bold move. Then just a vague idea, he decided to start a publishing company called Homofactus Press, which publishes books that [...]

Repeal of DADT reintroduced in the House

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr A bill to repeal the antigay military policy know as Don't Ask, Don't Tell was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ellen Tauscher (D-California) and 112 cosponsors on March 3. [...]

GLAD files suit in Boston, challenges DOMA

By | 2018-01-15T21:54:40+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Defenders, who brought marriage equality to Massachusetts and Connecticut, filed a lawsuit on March 3 in Federal District Court in Boston, seeking to challenge the federal [...]

Belarus gays sue to hold pride parade

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Pride organizers in Gomel, Belarus, filed suit Feb. 17 over the city's ban of a Feb. 12 gay pride parade. The complaint says the ban violated organizers' right to freedom of assembly [...]

Jamaica bans most anti-gay music

By | 2018-01-16T11:24:17+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission has effectively banned most anti-gay dancehall songs from being played over the airwaves. New regulations prohibit broadcast of songs and videos that glorify arson, rape, shooting or murder, as [...]

Top UK gay news site blocked by malware cops

By | 2018-01-16T04:52:51+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner The United Kingdom's leading gay news site, http://www.PinkNews.co.uk, became inaccessible on Feb. 24 via Google and for users of the Firefox, Safari and Chrome Web browsers. According to Google, Pink News had [...]

Singapore censors Oscars

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Singapore's MediaCorp TV censored its replay of the Academy Awards Feb. 23, removing portions of Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech. Black won the original screenplay Oscar for "Milk," and said: "When I [...]

Thai pride parade canceled after protest

By | 2018-01-16T01:02:24+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner The second gay pride parade in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was called off at the last minute Feb. 21 following virulent on-site protests by 30 members of a group called Rak Chiang Mai [...]

Crowley to lead National AIDS Office

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The appointment of Jeffrey S. Crowley as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy has drawn praise from a wide spectrum of AIDS advocates. The position has sometimes been referred to [...]

Femme-nomenon

By | 2018-01-16T05:48:45+00:00 March 5th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Though her long hair, make-up and girlish style may say otherwise, Kristin Kurzawa wants all the drag kings of Detroit to know that she is, indeed, a lesbian. The confusion began while [...]

Michael Steele

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

With a name like Michael Steele, you really only have two choices in life: porn star or politician. Granted, there's some job description overlap, but when it comes right down to it, you either have [...]

Your quincunx or mine?

By | 2009-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

One of the many pleasures of English is the imaginative, poetic use of its collective nouns. A crowd of people. A charm of hummingbirds. A herd of elephants. A flange of baboons. A nitpicking of [...]