Dear Jody

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

Bi? Gay? I'm lost Q: I'm writing to you in hopes of being able to figure out who I am. I am so confused right now. Let me give you a little background. I am [...]

General Gayety: The Episcopal Agenda

By | 2018-01-16T13:19:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

by Leslie Robinson At the recent Episcopal General Convention, Episcopalians effectively lifted their temporary ban on gay bishops. They also chose to begin drafting an official prayer for same-sex unions. In leading with its conscience [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "While any work that dares to address relevant cultural sensitivities might be misinterpreted by some or offend others, we believe the overwhelming majority of the audience will understand and appreciate the [...]

Taking it from the street

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

BIRMINGHAM - Exuberance. Energy. Color. Pop. All words that describe "Let the Silence Have Its Say," the new graffiti-based exhibit opening July 24 at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center. Following the traditions of Kenny Scharf and [...]

The Mixer Mix-up

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

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, [...]

Locked in

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

"Have I said anything remarkably stupid yet?" Darren Locke wonders halfway through our chat over breakfast ... in the afternoon. His MySpace page claims he's no good at talking about himself, that writing about yourself [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, 'All Right'? Julianne Moore made out memorably with Toni Collette in "The Hours" while Annette Bening dallied with suburban neighbor Kristen Chenoweth in "Running with Scissors," [...]

Reevaluate long-term goals, Pisces!

By | 2018-01-16T00:09:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Gemini already sharpens tongues, but while he's semi-square Eris, any little remark can ignite a verbal battle royale. Sun quincunx Pluto this week makes it even worse. Try [...]

Silver Deposits

By | 2018-01-16T12:04:04+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Bi 5 What you say to get a lei 10 Where to find a date in a hot place 15 Quartet after a desertion 16 Sculptor Edmonia 17 One who often screws actors [...]

Poles hate same-sex marriage

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Seventy-five percent of Poles oppose legalization of same-sex marriage and 87 percent say gay couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt children, a GfK Polonia poll has found. The poll [...]

Portugal sees biggest Prides yet

By | 2018-01-15T23:42:31+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner Lisbon, Portugal, saw its biggest gay pride parade to date June 20. PortugalGay. PT photo International News Briefs About 3,000 people marched in Lisbon's gay pride parade June 20, making it [...]

Ukraine bans Brueno

By | 2018-01-16T15:32:24+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Sacha Baron Cohen's new gay flick Brueno has been banned in Ukraine for alleged immorality, obscenity and impropriety. The Culture Ministry said it was displeased with the movie's "artistically [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Greg Pawlica Greg Pawlica volunteers for and serves on the boards of several local organizations in Ferndale, he lives in the city and now, he's running for city council. The 41-year-old [...]

Life is a beach

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Rex Nockengust and Gene Allen of Beach Glass Bingo will be selling their ocean-inspiring jewelry at the Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show this weekend. Photo courtesy of Beach Glass Bingo. Rex [...]

On the same side

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

By Anthony Martinez Beven During the past several years, as the gay civil rights movement in this country has gained more momentum and media attention, it has increasingly been compared to the African American civil [...]

EchoVerse is Hotter Than July

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

As part of Detroit's black gay pride festivities, EchoVerse Poetry and Slam Series will be hosting an event at 9 p.m. July 24. The event, EchoVerse is Hotter Than July, will feature slam poet T-Miller, [...]

Back in the saddle

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

Under the radar for the better part of five years, the Michigan International Gay Rodeo Association has reorganized and is refreshed and ready to get back to work. The group's first order of long term [...]

PFLAG to show film addressing DADT policy

By | 2018-01-16T11:46:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|News|

By Jim Larkin FLINT - Genesee County PFLAG will be closing its Friday Night Film and Discussion series on July 31 with one of the hottest issues facing the gay community: the country's "Don't Ask, [...]

AIDS leaders call for more world support

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr Medical leaders of the International AIDS Society, meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, chastised political leaders of the developed world for inadequate support of AIDS programs in the developing world. They called [...]

Senate approves hate crimes bill

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen The Senate approved the long-sought Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act by a voice vote on the night of July 16. The measure, however, was approved as an amendment to an annual [...]

Horserace to equality

By | 2018-01-16T02:36:28+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen The shocker at the Kentucky Derby this year was that a little known horse with 50 to 1 odds came in first. The horse had never won on a dirt track before [...]

Sotomayor hearing held

By | 2009-07-23T09:00:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was grilled twice on how she might rule should a same-sex marriage case comes before her on the high court - and, both times, she carefully [...]

Shakespeare, Sondheim take Jackson by storm

By | 2018-01-16T15:44:04+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn The Michigan Shakespeare Festival has raised the curtain on its 15th season, and though organizers have been forced to grapple with the myriad challenges associated with diminished funding, they have, nevertheless, [...]