Creep of the Week: Steve King

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Iowa. Corn growing, homo loving Iowa. Who would have thought? Certainly not U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican with glowing rating on the joint Family Research Council Action/Focus on the Family Action Congressional Scorecard. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

How to part with big-boy clothes Q: My partner, "Jacob," and I live in a small apartment; that's all we can afford right now. It has one bedroom and one clothes closet, and not all [...]

Parting Glances: Payback’s a phish!

By | 2018-01-16T17:23:20+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

As I write this week's challenge to intellectual adumbration and not-infrequent factual improbability called Parting Glances, it's two days after April Fools' Day. Better late than never. As fools go, I suppose I rank somewhere [...]

Political IQ: Obama Watch

By | 2018-01-15T23:17:17+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

By Diane Silver Pressure Builds for the Administration to Tackle DOMA We may soon know whether Barack Obama will stand up for queer America or fold like so many politicians have before. The pressure of [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "There is very little evidence to show that attempting to treat a person's homosexual feelings is effective, and in fact it can actually be harmful, so it is surprising that a [...]

Book Marks

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "Ruins," by Achy Obejas. Akashic Books, 212 pages, $15.95 paper. The hero of this magical, mystical novel is middle-aged Usnavy, so named because his mother could see the ships of the U.S. [...]

Shock value

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Brandon Voss Best known as grunge pioneer and hard-rockin' frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell throws fans a club-friendly curveball with his third solo effort, 'Scream,' a collaboration with sample-savvy hip-hop/R&B ueber-producer Timbaland. [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

Bob Mould, 'Life and Times' Standing in Bob Mould's light is probably not the best idea. The 48-year-old's a punk legend (Huesker Due in the '70s and Sugar in the '90s) - and in the [...]

Good Shepherds

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Italian wine region 5 Photographer Ritts 9 Kahlo in drag? 14 Penn of "Milk" 15 Protected, to seamen 16 "Thereby hangs ___" 17 Matthew Shepherd, e.g. 20 Drag queen's shoe feature [...]

Making Your Own Mixers

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter Today's nightclub bartenders can mix most of their drinks in a few seconds with one bottle, one squeeze of the cocktail gun, and one slice of pre-cut dried-out lime, but [...]

Embrace competition, Sagittarius!

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun is aligned with Eris focusing our attention on our alliances and group identifications. Aspects from Mars and Jupiter make us eager to protect the group and expand its [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Ellen's going to be a mom - Mother Nature, that is She's the award-winning host of a successful talk show. She's the face of Cover Girl. She's got a hot wife. [...]

Between Ourselves: Therapist Christine Voss

By | 2018-01-16T06:54:17+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Christine Voss has magic hands. Not only do they help the aching muscles of the Royal Oak residents where she works and resides, but they also regularly help out with Affirmations events. [...]

French Senate recognizes foreign same-sex unions

By | 2018-01-16T14:55:18+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs France's Senate voted March 25 to recognize foreign same-sex unions. The measure now moves to the National Assembly. "We congratulate the French Senate for finally moving forward to solve [...]

Japan OKs same-sex marriages abroad

By | 2018-01-15T19:26:59+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Japan's Justice Ministry said March 26 that it has begun issuing marriage-eligibility certificates to Japanese citizens who plan to marry someone of the same sex in a foreign country [...]

Morocco targets promotion of homosexuality

By | 2018-01-16T02:30:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs According to various news reports, Morocco's government has launched a crackdown on promotion of homosexuality, saying it threatens religious and moral values. The Interior Ministry said activities that go [...]

Moscow Pride organizers arrested

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Two Moscow Pride organizers were arrested in Ryazan, Russia, March 30 for presenting "propaganda of homosexuality to minors." Nikolai Baev and Irina Fet, along with two activists who were [...]

Sweden legalizes same-sex marriage

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Sweden's Parliament legalized same-sex marriage April 1. Gay couples can begin marrying May 1. The vote was 261 to 22 with 66 abstentions and absences. Six of the seven [...]

Zurich gets a lesbian mayor

By | 2018-01-16T04:31:47+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, elected an openly lesbian mayor March 29. Corine Mauch, 48, won the seat after her predecessor took an early retirement. She has agreed to deliver [...]

Upcoming Pride Fundraising Events

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

Bingo at Diversions 9-11 p.m. Sundays Diversions Night Club, 10 Fountain NW, Grand Rapids Bingo nights to raise funds for West Michigan Pride. http://www.diversionsnightclub.com Bingo at Throwbacks 8-10 p.m. Mondays Throwbacks Grill and Pub, 245 [...]

The ride toward Pride

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras With June less than two months away, Michigan is gearing up for Pride. From Traverse City and Kalamazoo to Lansing and metro Detroit, Pride plans are underway. Contracts are being signed, acts [...]

San Francisco gays launch boycott of Jamaica

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Citing a new U.S. State Department report on human rights in Jamaica, a group of San Francisco gay activists, including city Supervisor Bevan Dufty, launched a boycott of the [...]

West Virginia marriage amendment dies

By | 2009-04-09T09:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage died in West Virginia's House of Delegates March 30. Delegates voted 67-30 to reject a move to force the measure out [...]

Vanity license plates touch off XLNTSHO

By | 2018-01-15T21:35:02+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn We tend to associate the Department of Motor Vehicles with simple aggravations, not love connections, but in Don Gordon's "Panache," inconvenience and romance intersect in a collision of surprisingly rich characters. [...]