Dear Jody

Angry all the time Q: My girlfriend, "Kristen," yells and carries on when she gets angry. It is something I am not used to because we didn't act like that in my family. It makes [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

compiled by Howard Israel "The collapse of the moderate opposition to gay marriage is both partially caused by, and increasingly contributes to, the right wing of the Republican Party's increasing, but almost certainly temporary, isolation [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Opinions|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Body Surfing," by Dale Peck. Atria Books, 420 pages, $26 hardcover. Two best-friend teen boys are at the heart of this sex-driven gorefest from the author of the queer classic "Martin and [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Crafting the Cosmopolitan

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter The Cosmopolitan is one tasty cocktail and probably most popular drink created in the last 30 years, but it is not magically original. The recipe calls for lemon vodka, lime [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:44:44-05:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Singer may take Bale and Wahlberg prisoner So "Superman Returns" may have underperformed, and "Milk" stole his "Mayor of Castro Street" thunder, but gay director Bryan Singer remains at the top [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Quentin, crazy?

Half muttering - hey, it's early - Quentin Harris confesses his schedule is go-go-go crazy. Whirlwind traveling, which brings the native here at 4 p.m. May 25 for Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival. Several projects, [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:10:00-05:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Good to be LaKisha

LaKisha Jones made us believe her when she enraptured those watching "American Idol" with a hair-tossing, bug-eyed, effing-ferocious take on "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going." But then, she did. "Too soon," says [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Amsterdam, Netherlands

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Few European locales have more to offer lesbian and gay travelers than the remarkably forward-thinking and tolerant city of Amsterdam. Even better, a combination of consistently reasonable airfares, direct [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig {SUBHEAD Don't beat yourself up, Taurus!} Mars is strong in his own sign, Aries, where he easily stimulates impulsive acts. He's lining up with his sister Eris. She's that new "dwarf planet," [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

“Bea Honest”

Q Puzzle Across 1 Peggy of Split Bitches 5 Opposite of loads 9 NG: Weight-room exercise 14 NG: Mata ___ 15 HRC's equal sign, e.g. 16 NG: Palmer of "The Boys From Brazil" 17 NG: [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:25:46-05:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Letters to the Editor

Affirmations: Stop your censorship! Responses to the article "Photos deemed 'too sexual' for Affirmations" and the concurring editorial, "Art is meant to provoke," both published May 14. I wish I could find the author of [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Opinions|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Denise Brogan-Kator is a 54-year-old mother who lives with her partner, Mary Kator, in Milford. She's also the chairperson of the Triangle Foundation's board of trustees, on the board of the Washtenaw [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Backlash for Bash Back

Members of the radical anarchist group Bash Back! Lansing have been served with court orders in a federal lawsuit brought against them for their participation in a Nov. 9 protest in the evangelical Lansing Church [...]

By |2018-03-12T12:57:22-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Conyers on Obama

DETROIT - U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the Detroit Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, says it is time to repeal the 16-year-old ban on openly gay service members in the U.S. military. The controversial [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

A deadline to end DOMA?

DETROIT - Congressman John Conyers (D-Detroit) said May 16 that the votes are in place in the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Gay rights advocates have [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:56:25-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

HARC to hold Dining for Dollars

The HIV/AIDS Resource Center will hold its 14th Annual Dining for Dollars fundraising dinner at 7 p.m. May 27 at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. Join in for a night of festivities and enjoy food [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Hate crimes on hold

LANSING - Democratic leaders in the state House on May 14 put off action on bias crime legislation which was passed on for action by the House Judiciary Committee the day prior. The bill passed [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

EU criticizes Burundi’s criminalization of gay sex

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Union, in a declaration issued by its presidency, has criticized the African nation of Burundi for its recent criminalization of gay sex. "The criminalisation of consensual same-sex [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:09:09-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Fired gay Chilean police officer sues

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A policeman fired in Santiago, Chile in 2006 for being gay has filed suit at the Santiago Court of Appeals seeking reinstatement, back pay and $88,770 in damages. Cesar [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:44:58-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Gay Euro MP banned from speaking in England

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The president of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights was prevented by local officials from addressing an International Day Against Homophobia rally May 9 in Birmingham, [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Lebanese gay group to target gay-sex ban

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs In what may be a first for the Arab world, the Lebanese gay group Helem says it will launch an effort to overturn the nation's ban on gay sex. [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:02:15-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Swedish gay leader beaten at Moldova Pride

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The president of the Swedish national gay group RFSL, Soeren Juvas, was beaten up in Chisinau, Moldova, May 11. He was stopped by police as he left a pub [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:12:40-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Genesee PFLAG hosts film series

By Jim Larkin FLINT - Ever been to a thought-provoking movie and wished there was someone to discuss it with afterward? Yeah, Genesee County PFLAG knows the feeling. That's one of the reasons the county [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:50:12-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

The work for safe schools continues

by Jessica Carreras Michigan citizens gathered on May 13 in Lansing to lobby for the passage of Senate Bill 159 - the anti-bullying legislation with enumeration - and though they shared a common cause, their [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

MAC moves forward

by Jessica Carreras When Torii Hamilton joined the Affirmations Board of Directors in 2003, she was surprised to see that though the community center aimed to serve a diverse LGBT community, the organization itself lacked [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

LGBT, AIDS leader Rodger McFarlane dies

by Bob Roehr Rodger McFarlane was bigger than life, a tyro of an organizer in AIDS and the LGBT community who never lost his human touch, the quiet ability to soothe and comfort. He took [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:20:16-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Gay erotic magazines shut down

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Venerable erotic gay magazines Honcho, Inches, Mandate, Playguy and Torso were shut down May 11 by Mavety Media Group. The closure also extended to the company's lesser-known gay titles. [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

New Hampshire governor to sign marriage bill

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Despite unrelenting pressure from anti-gay activists, including via TV ads, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said May 14 he will sign a bill passed by the legislature legalizing same-sex [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Wanda Sykes criticized for comments to Obama

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Openly lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes has come under fire for comments she made to President Barack Obama on May 9 at the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. "Rush [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:14:21-05:00May 21st, 2009|News|

Merger is long overdue

The All-American Lobby Day was great. Lots of people showed up to support anti-bullying legislation, meet with legislators and voice their support for Matt's Safe Schools. Sound like a lot of fluff? That's because it [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Affirmations: Stop your censorship!

Responses to the article "Photos deemed 'too sexual' for Affirmations" and the concurring editorial, "Art is meant to provoke," both published May 14. Letters to the Editor I wish I could find the author of [...]

By |2009-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Affirmations responds to BTL article

There were several inaccuracies related to Affirmations’ Social and Enrichment Coordinator, Maureen Jones, in the May 14 article about Affirmations’ Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery. Maureen Jones did, in fact, review and approve only three of the images [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:45:50-05:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|