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She doesn't need to diet Q: My problem is that my girlfriend went on a diet about a month ago and has already lost a lot of weight. I know everyone is thinking, so what's [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

by Howard Israel "It pains me that we have come to a point in this country where we use the ballot box to address the civil rights of our people. If President Johnson had to [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Opinions|

The ‘Real’ Deal

Some of Vanessa Williams' sweetest days were spent on top of the Billboard charts. Her trademark tune, "Save the Best for Last," was released 17 years ago, showing that the do-it-all diva was more than [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

She … Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore is pretty. Really pretty. And she has no qualms about pouting her lips or pouring out her cleavage enough times so you know it. The "My Pussy" singer's been plasticized into something of [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

A2CT stages ‘Kiss Me Kate’

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents the rollicking musical-comedy "Kiss Me Kate," directed by Edmond Reynolds, June 11-14 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. "Kiss Me Kate," with music by Cole Porter, is the classic play-within-a-play about [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:02:23-05:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "At Least In the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life," by Wade Rouse. Harmony Books, 272 pages, $23.95 hardcover. You can take the boy out [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

Letting It Out

Paul Lekakis might be the biggest tease you know, but sex-talk, ambiguity and big, superhero arms were the stud's recipe for late '80s success. As long as you'd come back to his place he'd "love [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

Living the ‘Dream’

Sometimes out artists won't give interviews to LGBT press like us because they don't want the "gay" or "lesbian" label to interfere with their art. "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, who still won't confirm or [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

What are we looking at?

By Rev. Deb Dysert In my Connection Group at MCC Detroit, we're studying a book that has been on the best-seller list for quite some time, "The Shack" by William Paul Young. It's a thought-provoking [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|

Vodka, Now Available in Juniper Flavor

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter I like to think of "bathtub gin" as "Martinis by the pool," but that's not where the expression originated. It came about during Prohibition when people would "make" their own [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:38:15-05:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Milk' screenwriter to direct Neeson and Connelly When young, gay writer Dustin Lance Black snagged a Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year for "Milk," it was pretty much inevitable that he [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

You’re a political dynamo, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars just entered Taurus, shifting everyone into more careful, determined methods. He's now trine Pluto pushing us to push harder toward our own goals, making cooperation more difficult, but absolutely [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:20:10-05:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Damaged Goodies

Q Puzzle Across 1 Vowels of Sappho 5 City where they sing "Hello, Dalai"? 10 Razor feature 14 Blackball 15 Made easier to bear 16 Province of Spain 17 Antifur org. 18 Bikini not just [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Dave Wait, like many others in the LGBT community, took on a huge job - for no pay. The 49-year-old Whitmore Lake resident is this year's Chair of Motor City Pride, in [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Grassroots activism takes off in Michigan

A Facebook message sent out last week notified members of the LGBT community that grassroots discussions about LGBT rights in Michigan will begin shortly. The first meeting will be hosted by organizers of the Day [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Kurzawa (and exhibit) bare it all

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - Visitors to Affirmations over the next few weeks - including during Motor City Pride - will be surprised to see what's on the walls. On May 28, the center's Pittmann-Puckett [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:04:20-05:00June 4th, 2009|News|

White heads to Affirmations

HIV/AIDS activist Jeanne White Ginder is in the midst of a national tour of public speaking engagements and is making a stop at Affirmations community center in Ferndale. White Ginder will be speaking at the [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Peru gay police ban less stringent than reported

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Peruvian Interior Minister Mercedes Cabanillas says recent news reports that gays have been banned from being police officers were not quite right. Mid-May reports said cops who have sex [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:53:06-05:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Quebec to launch strategy against homophobia

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Quebec Justice Minister Kathleen Weil has announced the Canadian province will implement a comprehensive strategy against homophobia before the end of the year. She broke the news at a [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Advancing, or hurting the cause?

By Lisa Keen In a move gay groups say could be detrimental to the cause of equal rights, one of the nation's best known conservative attorneys, and a U.S. Solicitor General under President George W. [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:55:15-05:00June 4th, 2009|News|

Michigan sets a date for marriage

The May 26 rally and protest at the Lansing Capitol Building was a special night. It wasn't because we were speaking out against the injustice of the decision of the California Supreme Court to uphold [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

2009 Pride Calendar

Looking forward to a boring summer? A lack of funds doesn't have to mean a lack of fun. From Motor City Pride all the way to Windsor Pride, every month is bursting with LGBT-friendly things [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Pre-Pride Beach Bash

Looking for a little fun - but can't wait for Pride? The 20-Somethings group at Affirmations knows how you feel. The group, begun by the center's freshest batch of LGBT young adults, are hosting their [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Pride Movie Night

Scot's a little different. Come see why at the Grand Rapids Pride Movie Night, showing the Canadian gay comedy "Breakfast with Scot" at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in downtown Grand Rapids on June [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

A ‘rainbow’ of possibilities

by Jessica Carreras Symbols are as much a part of society as language. And like language, symbols and their meanings differ depending on the group, region or community that is using them. A rainbow flag. [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

40 years, 40 events

by Jessica Carreras June 28, 1969 Police raid the Stonewall Inn of New York City, causing the infamous uprising of LGBT protestors in the Stonewall Riots. 1969 The Advocate, first published as local newsletter The [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

White Party

One ticket, four bars and a whole night of fun. Michigan Pride is hosting its first ever White Party as part of their annual Pride celebration. Four bars in Lansing's Old Town will be participating, [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Yet another Wilde year in the theater

By BTL Staff As the nation's economy sputtered and tanked, Michigan's professional theater community proved once again that when times get tough, thespians get creative. So what could have been a disastrous 2008-09 season was [...]

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Entertainment|