The Cruelty of Expectation

By Diane Silver Political IQ Remember these people: Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado and their twin 12-year-old sons. They are just a few of the souls whose lives are being torn apart because President Barack Obama [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Gathering Storm

by John Corvino Leave it to the National Organization for Marriage to try to rain on our parade. I'm talking about NOM's "Gathering Storm" ad {}, in which various characters warn that recent gay-rights victories [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Thump now, pump later

I don't consort gladly with Southern Baptists, Hardshell Baptists, Missionary Baptists, Freefall Baptists, Seventh-Day Baptists, or Bible thumpers of similar nose-plug immersion ilk. These wet-brain types just don't cuzzin up to us non-dunkable gays and [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:15:12-05:00April 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

Compiled by Howard Israel "I'm the victim of this propaganda. This day is meant to silence the Christians. I came here for freedom, and what I got was oppression. The Day of Silence is pro-gay [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Opinions|


by Jessica Carreras It's cheap. It's easy. It's taking the gays by storm.And no, it's not your ex (that hussy). From fundraisers to church events and even Drag Queen-hosted outings, there's no question about it: [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Cheever: A Life," by Blake Bailey. Alfred A. Knopf, 784 pages, $35 hardcover. Let this incisive biography stand as an object lesson in the perils of denial: Without casting judgment, it makes [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Bar kittens

Michelle Taylor imagined jumping an infinite number of hurdles when she and business partner Lisa Whitehead opened The Chrome Cat in Lansing's Old Town - their first bar venture - in January. But she never [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

Pet Shop Boys, 'Yes' The electropop sound the Pet Shop Boys helped revolutionize in the '80s has more than come back - it's turned Lady Gaga into a hyped record-breaking brand. The English duo couldn't [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Mitchell takes Eckhart and Kidman down the 'Rabbit Hole' Why is that so many hack directors crank out movie after movie while the really talented filmmakers make us wait? John Cameron [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

{SUBHEAD Fearing the straights} Q: I am a 33-year-old black, same-gender-loving man. I am in a transition to change my life. First, I have overcome depression and suicidal thoughts over a year ago. I've done [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Gay? You wish

There's a whole lotta cuteness enveloping Noah and the Whale - their animated Web site, the way they tug on an umbrella in their publicity pic and, yeah, the foursome themselves. They've definitely got the [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Obsess, Scorpio!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars is in Aries, fierce and headstrong, but now as he's squaring Pluto, he can set off huge explosions of temper and political or rebellious passions. Mad erotic heat, yes. [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Superman’s Ex

Q Puzzle Across 1 "You're the Top" songwriter Porter 5 Like Fellini's vita 10 "Beat it!" 14 Race track shape 15 Long, hard one of construction workers 16 Game played astride the well-hung 17 Gay [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Between Ourselves: Jason Reichelt

by Jessica Carreras Jason Reichelt knows about grief - but he also has learned how to recover from it. Now, the 27-year-old Grand Rapids resident runs Gay Grief Support, a group for LGBT people who [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:19:00-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

MDSL still accepting players for 2009 season

The Metro Detroit Softball League is looking for players. In a final recruitment push, the league has announced that it can accept 15 more players for their 2009 season, which marks the 25th year the [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:35:47-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Step out in style for a cause

Metro Detroit AIDS organization Steppin' Out, in collaboration with hip clothing chain Banana Republic, is holding a charity shopping event 12-6 p.m. on April 26. The event will take place at Banana Republic Somerset Collection, [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Giving the gift of style

BIRMINGHAM - Many workers have been forced to "take a haircut" on pay and benefits in these tough times. But last weekend, unemployed workers were thrilled to get a haircut and lots more at Azenza [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Polis: Iraqi GLBT executions have begun

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Of the five or six members of Iraqi LGBT who reportedly have been sentenced to death in Baghdad for belonging to a supposedly banned organization, one has escaped custody [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:26:26-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Jamaican GLBT group opposes boycott

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays issued a letter April 12 opposing the U.S.-based boycott of Red Stripe beer, Myers's Rum and tourism to the island nation. [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:39:01-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Gay flash mob hits St. Petersburg

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A gay flash mob hit Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 4 to mark the culmination of the third Russian Week Against Homophobia. About 20 people from the [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:09:34-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Muskegon GSA hosts Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

The Muskegon Community College Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting their first-ever Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on April 25. The event, which features an afternoon session from 2-4 p.m. and an evening session from 7-9 p.m., [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:17:51-05:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

Steppin’ Out to hold bowling fundraiser

Strike Out AIDS is coming to Fairlanes Bowl in Madison Heights again this year, at 1:30 p.m. April 25. Fairlanes Bowl is located at 29600 Stephenson Highway in Madison Heights. This annual Steppin' Out fundraiser [...]

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|News|