Creep of the Week: Steve King

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. [...]

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

Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Parting Glances: Payback’s a phish!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:23:20-05:00April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Political IQ: Obama Watch

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:17:17-05:00April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

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 [...]

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

Book Marks

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. [...]

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

Shock value

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. [...]

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

Hear Me Out

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 [...]

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

Good Shepherds

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 [...]

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

Making Your Own Mixers

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 [...]

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

Embrace competition, Sagittarius!

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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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. [...]

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

Between Ourselves: Therapist Christine Voss

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:54:17-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

French Senate recognizes foreign same-sex unions

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:55:18-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

Japan OKs same-sex marriages abroad

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:26:59-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

Morocco targets promotion of homosexuality

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:30:00-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

Moscow Pride organizers arrested

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 [...]

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

Sweden legalizes same-sex marriage

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 [...]

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

Zurich gets a lesbian mayor

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:31:47-05:00April 9th, 2009|News|

Upcoming Pride Fundraising Events

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. Bingo at Throwbacks 8-10 p.m. Mondays Throwbacks Grill and Pub, 245 [...]

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

The ride toward Pride

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 [...]

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

San Francisco gays launch boycott of Jamaica

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 [...]

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

West Virginia marriage amendment dies

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 [...]

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

Vanity license plates touch off XLNTSHO

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. [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:35:02-05:00April 9th, 2009|Entertainment|