Creep of the Week: Sen. Paul Stanley

I've come to a conclusion: Sanctimonious anti-gay politicians are more likely to be hypocritical adulterous pricks than other segments of the population. Granted, I have no scientific evidence to back me up. It's just a [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Opinions|

Viewpoint: Oh Lord, Right Now

During my weekly spin around my virtually expanded LGBT community, I came across the blog post "Where is our war room?" and slowed down to see just what "Tif," the writer, was talking about. I [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:36:54-05:00August 6th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

compiled by Howard Israel "It was brutal. I was exhausted. I couldn't regulate my body temperature. I'd just lie there shaking uncontrollably. My dogs would just snuggle up next to me, keep me warm, and [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Going straight for grandma Q: I have been with my partner now for 14 and a half years. The positive has always outweighed any negative - and we have definitely had our share of trying [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Entertainment|

Power Child

By Robert Firpo-Cappiello Before Ina, before Rachael, before Emeril, there was Julia, the woman who forever changed the way America cooks. Now comes "Julie & Julia," the new film out Aug. 7 starring Meryl Streep [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Entertainment|

The Vanishing Lesbian Coach

By Dan Woog The OutField It's a little known, seldom discussed side effect of Title IX: As women's college sports have gained prominence, the number of female coaches has declined. Even less noticed - or [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:02:39-05:00August 6th, 2009|Entertainment|

Hey, world

Sandra Bernhard, who's been targeting celebrity culture and politics with a biting snap for over 30 years, always puts it all out there. We mean that in every which way - remember the nude 1992 [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Entertainment|

Sins & solstice

Talking to Tori Amos is like getting lost in a bedtime story just before drifting off. Her pillow-soft voice is delicately soothing, often breaking for long pauses to thoughtfully deliver something as pensive and poetic [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Ellen Page's career up in the 'Eyre' Oh, Ellen Page - you're keeping mum about your sexuality, but you're teasing the lesbians into a frenzy. First there was that "Can't I [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Keep it clean, Aquarius!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury and Venus are in harmony, boosting everyone's charm; Jupiter and Eris are also making nice, opening political opportunities. Alas, these pairs are at odds against each other, upping chauvinist [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Orientation Express

Across 1 The only reason to tolerate heterosexuality? 6 Bunch of stallions 10 Time line divisions 14 Became erect 15 Poet Khayyam 16 Pain in the derriere 17 South Korea's capital 18 Telethon request 19 [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Albania to legalize same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner International News Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha on July 29 endorsed a bill introduced in Parliament to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and also said Albania will legalize [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Aussie PM: ‘No gay marriage’

by Rex Wockner International News Australia will not follow the trend of legalizing same-sex marriage, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said July 29. Marriage is "between a man and a woman," Rudd told local radio. He [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:41:16-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Brazilian gay group achieves UN status

by Rex Wockner International News The Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals achieved consultative status at the United Nations' Economic and Social Council on July 27. The status allows nongovernmental organizations to [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

World Outgames staged in Copenhagen

by Rex Wockner International News More than 5,500 people took part in the second GLBT World Outgames July 25 to Aug. 2 in Copenhagen. The games, a rival to the Gay Games, came into existence [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:25:34-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Kalamazoo College receives Arcus Foundation grant

Kalamazoo College has received a $200,000 planning grant from the Arcus Foundation to prepare for the establishment of a social justice leadership center at the college. The grant will fund a planning process that has [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:01:04-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Torii Hamilton is a longtime Affirmations volunteer, serving on their Board of Directors and their Multicultural Advisory Committee, as well as helping out with events. The 51-year-old Auburn Hills resident is also [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

On the grow

by Jessica Carreras Many organizations come and go without anyone ever noticing them. What starts as a great idea fizzles when funds, manpower and willpower die out. The same is true for the black LGBT [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

State still needs hate crimes legislation

by Jessica Carreras Last week, the federal Matthew Shephard Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed in the U.S. Senate, following the April passage in the House of Representatives. The historic push for prohibition of crime based [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

HOPE Fund offers three matching grants for LGBT orgs

In June, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan through The HOPE Fund awarded $60,000 in grants to support nonprofit organizations working in the LGBT community. Traditionally, grants have been made in support of specific programs [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:19:17-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Jackson next in non-discrimination battles

By Caitlin M. Foyt JACKSON, Mich. - The legal lid is set to come down on discrimination in the city of Jackson. Volunteers met at Bella Notte Ristorante in downtown Jackson Saturday, Aug. 1 to [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:42:59-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Kalamazoo ordinance to go to ballot

by Jessica Carreras KALAMAZOO - The non-discrimination ordinance set to protect LGBT citizens from prejudice in the areas of housing, employment and public services will go to a popular vote in November in Kalamazoo. The [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Great Nationwide Kiss-In planned for Aug. 15

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs A GLBT "Great Nationwide Kiss-In" is planned for Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, 2 p.m. Eastern time. Organizers include Join The Impact, which organized the 50-state anti-Prop. [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Schwarzenegger defunds HIV services

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs In an effort to balance California's budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used line-item vetoes July 28 to chop more than $50 million in funding from the state Office of AIDS, [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:14:38-05:00August 6th, 2009|News|

Why aren’t Michigan LGBTs kissing?

Remember, in high school, learning Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Physics? "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." While physics may not be many people's strong suit, Newton's law came into [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:13:20-05:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

ENDA introduced in Senate

By Lisa Keen An inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now on the move in the U.S. Senate. Long-time sponsor Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced the bill on Aug. 5 along with Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) [...]

By |2009-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|