Sherry McGregor: The Out ‘Karate Kid’

By | 2018-01-16T03:24:57+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Opinions|

By Dan Woog The OutField As a scholarship basketball player at a South Carolina Baptist college, she thought her life's mission was to work in youth ministry. She joined Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and became [...]

Taos, New Mexico

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Opinions|

By Andrew Collins Out of Town Remote and resplendent Taos, a diminutive town of about 6,500 nestled beneath New Mexico's highest peaks, has long been a haven for artists, bohemians and free spirits. The percentage [...]

Creep of the Week: Maggie Gallagher

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Opinions|

I was talking to a friend of mine who was bemoaning the lack of cogent arguments against issues like marriage equality and second-parent adoption. She's an Ivy League law school graduate who currently represents a [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "This group came together with one voice. Our message is that people are dying and suffering unnecessarily because the money has not been put in the community where the needs are [...]

Gay weddings on a budget

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Amy Wooten The Chicago Free Press An increasing number of couples are scaling back for their wedding day due to the failing economy. Couples are trimming their spending, inviting fewer guests and finding other [...]

Looking for a quickie?

By | 2018-01-15T17:59:44+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras Feel like a wuss when it comes to chatting it up with that cute girl or guy at the bar? Worried that you're passing up a chance to meet Mr. or Ms. [...]

Here comes the expo

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras In 1999, like so many LGBT couples before and after them, Cindy Sproul and Marianne Puechl decided to get married. They didn't have equality, but they did have a love for each [...]

Who’s that girl?

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

Samantha Ronson's name wouldn't mean much to those outside the electronic music scene if not for Lindsay Lohan. Legal oopsies, rehab, their hot-and-cold relationship and some wee-hour debauchery fueled tabloids - and late-night talk show [...]

A Sweet Duet

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

The name, even the frothy glam-rock beats suitable for a roller-skating romp, could fool a gay-dar ace. But for all their fruity foundation, My Dear Disco is pretty straight. Sixth-sevenths, exactly. We're accounting for the [...]

Remembering Bea Arthur

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

Anyone who perused their status updates on Saturday afternoon probably noticed every gay man on their Facebook was grieving the loss of Beatrice Arthur, an actress best known for her TV and Broadway work. Arthur, [...]

“Have fun, Capricorn!”

By | 2018-01-16T02:50:48+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun is in Taurus wanting things nice, comfy, and stable, but he's up against wild and wacky Uranus in Pisces. The trick is not to resist the crazy disruptions [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Stars line up for Schumacher's 'Twelve' Gay director Joel Schumacher knows a P.Y.T. when he sees one. Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Chris O'Donnell, Gerard Butler, Campbell Scott, everyone in "St. Elmo's [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Less money, more problems Q: My partner, "Amy," can't seem to accept things she doesn't want to hear. When I tell her that we are spending too much money going out to eat, she doesn't [...]

AIDSWatch 2009

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr "We're watching and tired of waiting," the crowd chanted at the April 27 kick off of AIDSWatch 2009, the annual Congressional lobby days. The rally was at Freedom Plaza, the vast expanse [...]

Progress for LGBT families

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras On April 22, House Bill 4131, which would extend full adoption rights to unmarried couples, passed the House Judiciary Committee, and is poised to go to vote in the House of Representatives. [...]

Between Ourselves: Linda Brincat

By | 2018-01-15T22:19:08+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras By day, Linda Brincat is an advertising sales representative for Pride Source Media Group. But her passions are much more diverse. The 54-year-old Royal Oak resident is both a soprano in the [...]

Hate crimes legislation introduced in House

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

Dan Levy, chief legal officer of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, announced last week that two bills have been introduced in the state House of Representatives to combat hate crimes. The bills, HB 4835 [...]

1,000 protest for gay marriage in Ireland

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A round 1,000 people rallied outside the Central Bank in Dublin, Ireland, April 19 in support of legalization of same-sex marriage. Ireland is considering adopting a civil partnership law, [...]

Hungarian Parliament passes partnership law

By | 2018-01-16T05:28:11+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Hungary's Parliament passed a registered partnership law for same-sex couples April 20. The measure passed 199-159, with support from the governing Socialist Party and the Alliance of Free Democrats. [...]

Kiev gay bar raided

By | 2018-01-16T11:13:45+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Under the guise of investigating the murder of a gay man, officers from Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs raided the Kiev gay club Androgin April 11. More than 80 [...]

Jailed Senegal gays freed

By | 2018-01-16T11:18:42+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Nine Senegalese men who were sent to prison for eight years on Jan. 6 for engaging in gay sex and belonging to a "criminal association" (the HIV agency AIDES [...]

Family holds race for suicide awareness

By | 2018-01-16T08:11:31+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras When Julie Boledovich lost her mom to suicide in 2005 after a three-year battle with schizophrenia, she could have spent years being in pain, not understanding what happened and feeling alone. Instead, [...]

Goosby Nominated to Lead PEPFAR

By | 2018-01-16T03:15:41+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The new head of PEPFAR, the U.S. international AIDS program, will be Eric Goosby. MD. President Barack Obama made the nomination on April 27. The official title is Ambassador at Large and [...]

Prejean speaks

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner She shocked the nation (and pissed off celebrity gossip blogger and guest judge Perez Hilton) when she clearly stated that marriage is "in her country" between a man and a woman. As [...]

Learning, living and helping

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

FERNDALE - Over thirty local transpeople and supporters came out to Affirmations on Saturday, April 25, for the second annual Transgender Empowerment Day. They met to discuss topics like how to find and help educate [...]

‘Dr. Laura’ sings a new tune

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs "Dr. Laura" Schlessinger is now in support of same-sex unions as long as they're not called "marriage." Speaking to CNN's Larry King on April 8, she said: "I am [...]

New Yorkers support gay marriage

By | 2009-04-30T09:00:00+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Fifty-three percent of New York state residents support legalization of same-sex marriage and 39 percent oppose it, according to a Siena Research poll. Gov. David Paterson introduced a bill [...]

Red ribbons and red tape

By | 2018-01-16T02:15:28+00:00 April 30th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr Public policy has not kept pace with the revolution in treating HIV, and experts in the field are saying that has to change. "We know what should be done; it takes structural [...]