Getting back at him

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

Dear Jody Q: I'm very unhappy in my relationship with "Erik." Erik and I have been together for six years and seven months. For guys, we're doing really well, and we have been put on [...]

The Tide Isn’t Turning on Marriage

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

By Diane Silver Political IQ This is a reality check. From a hard, crass, political point of view, our victories in Iowa and Vermont mean very little. For gay- and lesbian-headed households in Vermont, and [...]

Creep of the Week: Virginia Foxx

By | 2018-01-16T06:04:02+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

Was the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax? Is he actually alive and well, hanging out with Elvis, perhaps? My, what a scandal! Thank you Virginia Foxx, Republican Representative from North Carolina, for bringing this [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "In December, Barack Obama reminded us that he had been a 'consistent' and 'fierce advocate of equality for gay and lesbian Americans.' But at the end of its first 100 days, [...]

Book Marks

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America," by Nathaniel Frank. St. Martin's Press, 364 pages, $25.95 hardcover. What an infuriating book - in a good way. By [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

Levi Kreis, 'Where I Belong' Some might say he belongs in their bed, but Levi Kreis' third album's title, "Where I Belong," is really conveying his sense of serenity, overcoming the internal homosexuality vs. religion [...]

Losing my sister

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

Amandine Abraham's sister is gone. Photos in family albums remind her that Janielle Williams, her 29-year-old sibling, is still there - she especially recalls a First Communion picture where Janielle wasn't wearing her veil, unraveled [...]

Hangover Helper

By | 2018-01-16T14:58:08+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter In addition to being painful, hangovers are a waste of time. I've got things to do in the morning - work, exercise, brunch cocktails - and it's much harder to [...]

Keep an open mind, Taurus!

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury just popped into Gemini long enough to irritate Pluto over in Capricorn, provoking arguments and power struggles. Then he retrogrades into Taurus causing three weeks of further unraveling. It's [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Wanda Sykes is Fox's Ms. Saturday Night Romeo already thought that Wanda Sykes was one of the funniest people on the planet, but when she spoke openly and proudly about her [...]

Of _The L Word_ We Sing

By | 2018-01-15T23:12:31+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Benjamin Britten's Peter 6 "Quo Vadis" emperor 10 Big name in pumps 14 Fame 15 Where to find hot buns 16 Sailor's mop 17 Gladiator area 18 Pilaf ingredient 19 Debussy's [...]

Between Ourselves: Activist Justin Lippi

By | 2018-01-16T11:46:19+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Justin Lippi wants to help people heal. At 22 years old, the Michigan State University psychology and and philosophy student has already won an award for his work with LGBT issues on [...]

Second parent adoption bill on the move

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Proponents of the second parent adoption bill, House Bill 4131, rejoiced last week as the bill began to move forward. However, they admit that there's still a long way to go - [...]

Local teen plans marriage equality event

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Barely old enough to marry himself, Anthony Wagner, an 18-year-old Henry Ford Community College student, is organizing a pro-gay marriage event for this Saturday, May 9, from 2-4 p.m. at Ford Field [...]

Action needed on anti-bullying bill

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

A federal anti-bullying bill, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday by California Rep. Linda Sanchez. The bill's introduction comes less than a month after the tragic [...]

House approves hate crimes legislation

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The U.S. House of Representatives passed hate crimes legislation on April 29. The tally of 249 to 175 was a modest increase over the 237 to 180 vote on the same legislation [...]

Obama’s 100 day gay report card

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Jen Colletta Philadephia Gay News Last Wednesday marks the 100th day since President Obama took the oath of office and, for the national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, never-before-experienced access to and inclusion [...]

Marriage momentum continues

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen On Wednesday, April 29, the New Hampshire Senate voted 13 to 11 to approve a bill providing for equal marriage rights for gay couples. The New Hampshire House approved a same-sex marriage [...]

Justice at last

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr A transgender women illegally discriminated against in hiring by the Library of Congress will receive nearly a half million dollars. The final settlement was announced on April 29. David Schroer had a [...]

Viewpoint: First 100 days don’t include gays

By | 2018-01-16T01:22:23+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

Jennifer Vanasco By the end of Barack Obama's first 100 days, it became clear: gays and lesbians are not this president's priority. He stopped mentioning us, except for two notable cases: the brouhaha surrounding the [...]

Bungled edit or change in policy?

By | 2018-01-16T00:38:50+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen It's a little like President Obama's controversy last month over whether he bowed to a Saudi king or just "bent over" unusually far to shake his hand. But the latest controversy involves [...]

Austrian court strikes down transsexual surgery law

By | 2018-01-16T13:31:48+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Austria's Administrative High Court has struck down a law that blocked recognition of male-to-female transsexuals' new gender unless an individual's penis had been removed. "Mandatory sex-change surgery today is [...]

Botswana gays sue over gay sex ban

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The organization Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana has sued the government over the nation's gay sex ban. Group members filed suit April 29, saying the ban violates rights [...]

Burundi bans gay sex

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The president of the Central African nation of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, "secretly" signed a bill criminalizing homosexual conduct April 22, Human Rights Watch reported. The measure had passed the [...]

Court: Lambda Istanbul can continue operating

By | 2018-01-16T07:49:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The legal case against the Turkish GLBT group Lambda Istanbul returned to local court April 30 and the organization was granted permission to continue operating. In May 2008 the [...]

Romania considers gay adoption ban

By | 2009-05-07T09:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Romanian GLBT group ACCEPT and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission expressed opposition April 22 to a proposed amendment to Romania's civil code that would prohibit [...]