Dear Jody

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Opinions|

The June 16 column elicited quite a response. It was written by "Bewildered," who was upset with his partner "Ron," whom he has been with for 13 years. Ron's ex "George" was Ron's first love [...]

The Gay Moralist: Luxury vs. Charity

By | 2018-01-16T06:30:05+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Opinions|

by John Corvino Some years ago I attended a seminar on charitable giving in the GLBT community. The event was aimed toward affluent donors, and judging by the cars in the parking lot, it hit [...]

Creep of the Week: Mark Sanford

By | 2018-01-16T14:55:37+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Congratulations South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford on becoming the latest Republican "defender" of marriage to be caught getting some on the side. How's it feel to be a walking cliche? Well, if we're to judge [...]

Parting Glances: While the cat’s away

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Hi, Parting Glances readers. It's Fr. Manly Everhope here! And it's I, everybody's favorite DKNY wash-and-wear wimple nun, Sr. Serena Scatterpin, Renegade Sisters of Mary. Pox vobiscum. Et cum spiritus a a-go-go. Have a blessed [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "For educators, the challenges are numerous. Every teacher has had an experience where students will use 'that's so gay,' and it's become this awful slang. Students describe situations where the staff [...]

Healing the World

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

The afternoon before Michael Jackson died, David Blair told BTL how his poetry collection would unite life in Detroit and the Jackson family. One focus, obviously, would be the King of Pop. The Detroit-based poet [...]

Lights, camera, dildo!

By | 2018-01-16T17:06:01+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull The Dating Diet It's supposed to be a festive, yet relaxing dinner with friends. No one expected there to be a tragic break up on the menu. Much like life, it just [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

Fritz Helder & the Phantoms, 'Greatest Hits: Platinum Edition' A night with Fritz Helder & the Phantoms might get you in trouble: "Coke and crack and all that shit, taking a hit, making it quick." [...]

Let go, Leo!

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Cancer are in Mercury, making us a bit more affectionate and emotional. They aspect Saturn in Virgo, drawing attention to faults, details and problems. You can balance [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Keeping the faith with 'The L Word' Showtime didn't pick up "The Farm," the "The L Word" spinoff about Alice in prison. That's off the table for now. And those post-finale [...]

Stand-up Straight

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Foam at South Beach 5 Voting group 9 Nightclub in a Manilow song 13 John Goodman's "Normal, ___ " 14 Car that used to be yours 15 Guinness of "The Lavender Hill Mob" [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Mike McGuinness is only 25 - but if you're involved in LGBT issues or politics in southeast Michigan, you probably already know his name. The West Bloomfield resident is chair of the [...]

Census to count gay marriages in 2010

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen It has been widely reported within recent weeks that "the White House said" it was going to start counting same-sex married couples in the U.S. Census. Although it's hard to pin down [...]

Obama Administration Tries to Soften DADT

By | 2018-01-16T07:11:20+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon is looking at "a more humane way to apply" the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" until it can be repealed. The [...]

House Democrats block DADT repeal vote

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr "Congress seems intent on delaying any debate" on the antigay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," according to a report in the June 26 edition of Military Times. It said [...]

D.C. recognizes same-sex marriages

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr Marriage equality took another small step forward on July 7 when Washington, D.C. began to recognize the marriages of same sex couples that are performed elsewhere. The D.C. city council expects to [...]

Everybody Reads to transition to co-op

By | 2018-01-16T02:57:26+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

This past Saturday, supporters of the Everybody Reads in Lansing met to discuss the business' future as a neighborhood bookstore. The bookstore is known for providing reading material that appeals to minority groups and underserved [...]

300 march in Sofia

By | 2018-01-15T17:40:28+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Around 300 people marched in the second gay pride parade in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 27 - twice as many as last year. Police and private security officers, who [...]

British gay newspaper shuts down

By | 2018-01-16T12:39:46+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The venerable British gay newspaper Pink Paper ceased publication June 24 due to falling ad revenue. However, no one was laid off by the company, which also publishes the [...]

India’s gay sex ban struck down

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Following an eight-year court battle, India's Delhi High Court legalized gay sex July 2 in a forceful and poetic ruling that had GLBT activists crying in the courtroom. The [...]

Irish gov’t introduces civil partnership law

By | 2018-01-16T10:04:35+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Ireland's government has introduced a civil partnership bill in Parliament, where it should pass easily. The law is expected to be in effect by the end of the year. [...]

Gay pride goes well in Jerusalem, for a change

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs About 2,000 people marched in Jerusalem's gay pride parade June 25 without incident, but for one tossed egg. Previous years' marches have been met with violent protests, stabbings and [...]

Lithuanian president vetoes ‘no promo homo’ bill

By | 2018-01-16T13:22:02+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus on June 26 vetoed a bill that banned from schools and public places information that agitates for homosexual, bisexual or polygamous relations. The vote for [...]

Liza does Paris Pride

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Singer and gay icon Liza Minnelli danced on a float in Paris' gay pride parade June 27. Minnelli is the daughter of gay icon Judy Garland, whose death five [...]

Saudis arrest 67 cross-dressers

By | 2018-01-16T07:44:44+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Police arrested 67 mostly Filipino men for wearing women's clothing June 13 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The roundup took place at a private residence during a Philippines Independence Day [...]

Gays attacked at Slovenian Pride event

By | 2018-01-16T14:53:06+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A cafe in Ljubljana, Slovenia, that was holding a Pride week cultural event was damaged June 25 by rock-throwing, hate-spewing anti-gay protestors. Eight men carrying stones and torches attacked [...]

‘Affirming the LGBT Agenda’

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, June 29, President Barack Obama urged the LGBT community to judge him "not by promises I've made but by the promises that my administration keeps." "I know [...]

Washington moves on parts of the gay agenda

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr ENDA The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 24 by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), with a bipartisan group of 126 cosponsors. The trans-inclusive [...]

Steppin’ Out to host wine tasting

By | 2009-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2009|News|

Steppin' Out, the non-profit organization that hosts the annual AIDS Walk Detroit in Royal Oak each September, is holding a fundraiser. The Wine Tasting Soiree will take place at 5 p.m. July 11 at the [...]

Fringing it all the way to…Windsor

By | 2018-01-16T11:05:13+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Taras Berezowsky Tommy Nugent is one of a handful of Michiganders who is performing at the 2009 Windsor International Fringe Festival. Photo: The Torii Institute Never has it been easier for a Michigan-based [...]