Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

S/he said

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

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 [...]

The ‘Real’ Deal

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

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 [...]

She … Amanda Lepore

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

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 [...]

A2CT stages ‘Kiss Me Kate’

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

Letting It Out

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

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 [...]

Living the ‘Dream’

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

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 [...]

What are we looking at?

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

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 [...]

Vodka, Now Available in Juniper Flavor

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

You’re a political dynamo, Cancer!

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

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 [...]

Damaged Goodies

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves

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

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 [...]

Grassroots activism takes off in Michigan

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

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 [...]

Kurzawa (and exhibit) bare it all

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

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 [...]

White heads to Affirmations

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

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 [...]

Peru gay police ban less stringent than reported

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

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 [...]

Quebec to launch strategy against homophobia

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

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 [...]

Advancing, or hurting the cause?

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

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. [...]

Michigan sets a date for marriage

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

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 [...]

2009 Pride Calendar

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

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 [...]

Pre-Pride Beach Bash

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

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 [...]

Pride Movie Night

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

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 [...]

A ‘rainbow’ of possibilities

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

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. [...]

40 years, 40 events

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

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 [...]

White Party

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

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, [...]

Yet another Wilde year in the theater

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

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 [...]