Congress approves hate crimes bill

By | 2009-07-17T09:00:00+00:00 July 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen The White House said July 17 that it will veto a defense spending bill that includes funding for additional stealth fighter jets even if that bill also includes the best chance in [...]

Close Your Wallet & Open Your Mouth

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

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 [...]

The Gay Moralist: What’s Real

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

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 [...]

S/he said

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

Just how bad is ‘Brüno’?

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

"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 [...]

The Mixer Mix-up

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

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, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Focus less on yourself, Aries!

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

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 [...]

Grid-irony

By | 2018-01-16T06:44:36+00:00 July 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 [...]

Gibraltar to keep unequal age of consent

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

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 [...]

Helsinki sees biggest Pride yet

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

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 [...]

10,000 attend Santiago Pride

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves

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

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 [...]

BWMT to hold annual picnic

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

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 [...]

Electra Lites to leave Detroit

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

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 [...]

HTJ preview

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

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 [...]

A hilarious life

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

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 [...]

Building a foundation

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

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 [...]

Murphy to Lead Repeal of DADT

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

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 [...]

It finally pays to ‘Rent’

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

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 [...]