Getting back at him

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

The Tide Isn’t Turning on Marriage

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Virginia Foxx

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:04:02-05:00May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

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, [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Opinions|

Book Marks

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

Losing my sister

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Entertainment|

Hangover Helper

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:58:08-05:00May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Keep an open mind, Taurus!

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Of _The L Word_ We Sing

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:12:31-05:00May 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Between Ourselves: Activist Justin Lippi

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:46:19-05:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Second parent adoption bill on the move

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 - [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Local teen plans marriage equality event

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Action needed on anti-bullying bill

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

House approves hate crimes legislation

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Obama’s 100 day gay report card

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Marriage momentum continues

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Justice at last

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Viewpoint: First 100 days don’t include gays

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:22:23-05:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Bungled edit or change in policy?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:38:50-05:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Austrian court strikes down transsexual surgery law

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:31:48-05:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Botswana gays sue over gay sex ban

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Burundi bans gay sex

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Court: Lambda Istanbul can continue operating

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:49:00-05:00May 7th, 2009|News|

Romania considers gay adoption ban

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 [...]

By |2009-05-07T09:00:00-04:00May 7th, 2009|News|