Creep of the Week: Matt Barber

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Opinions|

Ever since Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced that he is retiring, the blogosphere has been abuzz about whom President Obama will appoint to replace him. Much buzz in particular has been surrounding the names [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|

She won't quit her barking Q: I have two dogs, one is a German Shepherd and the other a Golden. Dogs have always played a big part of my life - and still do. I [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "The reason we made such a big deal out of this to begin with was because we didn't want it happening to anyone else, so I'm very glad McDonald's management is [...]

Uncovering Columbine

By | 2018-01-16T07:36:25+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Entertainment|

We thought we knew what happened: Two teens terrorized their Colorado high school in 1999, killing 13 people. Right. Then we speculated. The killers, part of the "Trench Coat Mafia," were bullied. They were goth. [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Entertainment|

Peaches, 'I Feel Cream' Who said getting older meant a lower libido? At 40, Peaches' is inflated to the point of being one balloon away from a kid's birthday party. "I Feel Cream," the Toronto [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Romeo San Vicente Lucy Lawless to imprison "Spartacus" A perfect storm of gay TV is on the horizon, thanks to ancient Rome and Xena. The upcoming Starz series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" was already [...]

UConn athletes have class

By | 2018-01-16T02:56:18+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField Sports fans know the University of Connecticut for its men's and women's basketball teams. It's a fine academic institution too. But one day soon it may be famous for its [...]

A queer ‘Idol’?

By | 2018-01-16T08:20:33+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Entertainment|

Maybe Adam Lambert's already packed his bags - and eyeliner - last night (at press time he was still chugging along in the competition), leaving Kris Allen and Danny Gokey to duke it out on [...]

You need down time, Gemini!

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun in Taurus leads us to sensuality and stubbornness. The latter is being shot to hell by aspects from Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. Find ways in which flexibility and [...]

Straight Women, Gay Roles

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Porter's regretful miss 5 Pulls out one's shooter 10 Star of "Hello, Dalai"? 14 Neighbor of Ida. 15 Jazzman Blake 16 Clay Aiken was almost one 17 2006 Judi Dench film [...]

Kyle Holton goes to war – and starts a theater

By | 2018-01-15T23:26:24+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

DETROIT - From the outside, the Russell Industrial Center on Detroit's east side seems to mirror much of Detroit's once-fabulous, but now-decaying manufacturing infrastructure. But a walk through the main gate and onto the complex [...]

Affirmations’ Youth Program under construction

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

Affirmations' youth program is in the midst of a significant re-structuring in an effort to best meet the needs of today's LGBTQ youth. The currently leaderless section of Ferndale's LGBT community center, and all its [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Nicholas Kobel is a 20-year-old is from Tawas City, a small town on the east coast of Michigan, about 50 miles north of Saginaw. Though he has since begun college and will [...]

Rock and rah rah for FernCare

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

FernCare Free Medical Clinic is holding another FernCare(s) for Music fundraiser from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. on May 16. The event will be held at New Way Bar, located at 23130 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale. FernCare [...]

Foundation looking for Ferndale grant proposals

By | 2018-01-16T05:10:18+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

Last week, the Ferndale Community Foundation announced the beginning of its 2009 solicitation for grant proposals. The invitation is open to any area non-profit organization. The Ferndale Community Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)c volunteer organization [...]

British Muslims think gay sex is immoral

By | 2018-01-15T23:33:34+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A new Gallup poll of Muslims in the United Kingdom, Germany and France found that not one of 1,001 Muslims questioned in the UK thinks gay sex is morally [...]

Lesbian named British national poet laureate

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:08+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Queen Elizabeth II named openly lesbian Carol Ann Duffy as Britain's national poet laureate on May 1. She is also the first woman to hold the post. The job [...]

Gays march in Kirov, Russia

By | 2018-01-16T13:49:17+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A group of GLBT people marched in Kirov, Russia, May 3 to protest discrimination in the workplace. Organizers said it was "the first action of LGBTs in Kirov." They [...]

Phelpses, Michael Savage banned from UK

By | 2018-01-16T05:35:18+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A Home Office list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom includes U.S. anti-gay activists Fred Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper, as well as U.S. talk radio host Michael [...]

COE calls on Serbia to protect GLBT people

By | 2018-01-16T04:07:08+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in late April strongly urged Serbia to protect GLBT people. "We reiterate our call to the authorities to condemn and investigate [...]

Same-sex marriages begin in Sweden

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Sweden's new law allowing gay couples to marry took effect May 1. "It means that our love is worth the same as everybody else's," said Alf Karlsson who, in [...]

Taking it to the next level

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras A new leader has taken the helm at the Jewish Gay Network of Michigan, and her plans for the future are big. Kim Phillips-Knope, who was hired as the organization's first-ever paid [...]

New England nears regional marriage equality

By | 2018-01-16T06:10:20+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Lisa Keen The momentum for allowing gay couples to obtain marriage licenses surged dramatically again last week with two more state legislatures passing bills to provide for such equality, one of those governors immediately [...]

Photos deemed ‘too sexual’ for Affirmations

By | 2009-05-14T09:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Debate has erupted over the postponement - or possible cancellation - of an exhibit scheduled to open Friday, May 15 at the Affirmations Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery. The body of work by local [...]