Creep of the Week: Sen. Paul Stanley

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

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 [...]

Viewpoint: Oh Lord, Right Now

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

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 [...]

S/he said

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

Power Child

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

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 [...]

The Vanishing Lesbian Coach

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

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 [...]

Hey, world

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

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 [...]

Sins & solstice

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Keep it clean, Aquarius!

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

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 [...]

Orientation Express

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

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 [...]

Albania to legalize same-sex marriage

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

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 [...]

Aussie PM: ‘No gay marriage’

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

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 [...]

Brazilian gay group achieves UN status

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

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 [...]

World Outgames staged in Copenhagen

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

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 [...]

Kalamazoo College receives Arcus Foundation grant

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves

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

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 [...]

On the grow

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

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 [...]

State still needs hate crimes legislation

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

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 [...]

HOPE Fund offers three matching grants for LGBT orgs

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

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 [...]

Jackson next in non-discrimination battles

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

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 [...]

Kalamazoo ordinance to go to ballot

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

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 [...]

Great Nationwide Kiss-In planned for Aug. 15

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

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. [...]

Schwarzenegger defunds HIV services

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

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, [...]

Why aren’t Michigan LGBTs kissing?

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

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 [...]

ENDA introduced in Senate

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

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.) [...]