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Close Your Wallet & Open Your Mouth

By Diane Silver Political IQ What we have here is a teachable moment. It would be a shame to waste it. In June the Obama administration touched off a firestorm in the LGBT community. The [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: What’s Real

by John Corvino Recently I've been reflecting on mentoring, and the various ways we introduce newcomers to aspects of gay life - the good, the bad, and the ugly - in an effort to help [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

Compiled by Howard Israel "Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are internationally accepted and recognized terms that have been incorporated into many languages worldwide and are understood in multiple cultures to refer to people who experience [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Opinions|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "The Family Man," by Elinor Lipman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pages, $25 hardcover. Here's proof that a straight writer can get a gay character just right - though it helps that Henry [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

Just how bad is ‘Brüno’?

"Brüno," the fussed-over Sacha Baron Cohen film, goes where no man has before ... like into the ass of Milli Vanilli's spirit. And hey, maybe you haven't heard: This very gay, very offensive, very wrong [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

The Mixer Mix-up

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter Much as I love the name, I can't bring myself to consume what the kids today are calling the Skinny Bitch. This cocktail is usually made with a flavored vodka, [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Stiller and Leigh in the movie with no name Depending on who you're asking, Ben Stiller's new film is called "Greenberg." Not that it matters much right now, because the other [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Focus less on yourself, Aries!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes While Mercury lines up with the Sun, they both square Eris, boosting clannish arguments. You may be overly defensive on behalf of your community. Political arguments come too easily, more [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|


Across 1 Lea DeLaria and Margaret Cho 5 Family cars 11 Fey feline film felon 15 Big hairdo 16 Hugh of "Life with Judy Garland" 17 "___ Get a Witness" (Marvin Gaye) 18 Start of [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:44:36-05:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Gibraltar to keep unequal age of consent

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Gibraltar's Parliament has rejected a move to equalize the age of consent at 16. It is currently 16 for heterosexuality and lesbianism but 18 for male homosexuality. "The obligation [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:50:46-05:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Helsinki sees biggest Pride yet

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Some 4,000 people marched in Helsinki, Finland, June 28 - the city's biggest Pride parade to date. Organizers gave an award to bisexual author Sofi Oksanen for her activism [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:45:55-05:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

10,000 attend Santiago Pride

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs About 10,000 people attended the ninth gay pride celebration in Santiago, Chile, June 27. The variety show featured live music, dance acts, comedians and drag performances. Organizers called on [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Katie Brisson has headed up the HOPE fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for a decade, providing funding to LGBT initiatives in the area. The 38-year-old Ferndale resident is a [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|News|

BWMT to hold annual picnic

The Michigan gay organization Black and White Men Together will hold their annual picnic at 3 p.m. July 19. The picnic will be held at the home of John Wohl at 17333 Sunnybrook Drive in [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:23:17-05:00July 16th, 2009|News|

Electra Lites to leave Detroit

Metro Detroit's drag scene will bid farewell to one of its shining stars at 9 p.m. July 24 at the Royal Oak store Five15 Media, Mojo and More. Electra Lites will be saying goodbye to [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|News|

HTJ preview

by Jessica Carreras July is underway, and in Detroit's LGBT community, that can only mean one thing: Hotter Than July is upon us. This year, the Motor City's black gay pride festival includes a slew [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|News|

A hilarious life

by Jessica Carreras Comedian Rene Hicks has survived cancer - and she thinks it's hilarious. The out San Franciscan calls her previous job as an accountant "way worse." Hicks - who performed at the Triangle [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|News|

Building a foundation

by Jessica Carreras Marvin Marks can still remember the very first time he went to an LGBT organization's meeting. It was the late 1970s and a friend told Marks, then a 36-year-old barely out Jewish [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|News|

Murphy to Lead Repeal of DADT

by Bob Roehr Repeal of the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has a new champion in the halls of Congress. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Penn.) agreed last week to take over as [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

It finally pays to ‘Rent’

By Taras Berezowsky With hundreds upon hundreds of successful weeks on Broadway and off, several Tony Awards, a feature film version, and infinitely popular music and lyrics, it's hard to believe that any production of [...]

By |2009-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2009|Entertainment|