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Parting Glances I don't look gay. I don't act gay. Ever since I discovered at age six that I was "that way" - odd, different, light in my loafers - I've made it a badge [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:57:38-05:00August 20th, 2009|Opinions|

Dar to be different

If ever a boundary, Dar Williams has crossed it. She's turned interfaith into a pop song - the mid-'90s single "The Christians and the Pagans" - and addressed her tomboy childhood on "When I Was [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Entertainment|

The ‘American’ Dream

By Joshua Miller 'American Idol Live! Tour 2009' 7 p.m. Aug. 26 The Palace of Auburn Hills 3 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills $40.50-$69.50 Every TV you turn on, every magazine you read and everywhere [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Jane and Mulcahy 'Give 'Em Hell' While he's currently starring as a well-endowed-but-down-on-his-luck basketball coach on HBO's "Hung," Thomas Jane will soon be seen wielding another weapon entirely in the violent [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Aim strategically, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury lining up with Saturn in Virgo brings everyone toward more serious, critical thought, but aspecting Venus in Cancer draws the focus to family integrity. Jupiter and Eris are adding [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:12:49-05:00August 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Just As He Was

Across 1 Foam at the mouth 5 A cock does it 10 Early AIDS play 14 Double reed instrument 15 The sound of music? 16 Skimpy skirt 17 E. Lynn Harris novel about the gay [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Gay Soccer: The World’s Sport

By Dan Woog The OutField Though soccer is the world's most popular sport - and the International Gay and Lesbian Football (Soccer) Association boasts more than 80 teams in over 20 countries - this year's [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:52:36-05:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Fall health calendar

Don't wait for health to come to you this fall. Find workshops, support groups, sporting events, walks and more for the LGBT community - wherever you are in Michigan. Alpena Out of the Darkness Walk [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Front Runners big fundraisers

By Caitlin M. Foyt GRAND RAPIDS - It's difficult getting yourself motivated to exercise. That's why the experts often recommend a workout buddy - a friend who relies on you to show up every day, [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Confronting health disparities among LGBT youth

BOSTON, Mass. - Research indicates that the social stigma that surrounds LGBT teens leads to a variety of health risks such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, eating disorders, suicidal ideation and victimization. An editorial [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Quit – with some help from Affirmations

FERNDALE - Affirmations is now offering free nicotine patches and smoking cessation counseling for individuals making a commitment to go smoke free in their lives. The nicotine patches were provided by the Michigan Department of [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Out at the doc?

by Jessica Carreras Torii Hamilton of Auburn Hills has always been out to her doctor - and sees it as a necessity more than a choice. "I was planning to tell him anyway just because [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

The light is back on

KALAMAZOO - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be hosting Out of the Darkness Community Walks throughout September and October in locations across the United States. The events aim to raise awareness of depression [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Boxed in

by Jessica Carreras Steppin' Out Board President Bill Thomas with some of the shoeboxes from the Step Inside the Box fundraiser, held Sept. 12 in Royal Oak. Forget being innovative. Bill Thomas wants Michigan's [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Guides|

Letters to the Editor

'RENT' was a success I attended the opening night of RENT at state fairgrounds and it is excellent ("It finally pays to 'Rent,'" BTL July 16). The youth did an amazing job and no jitters. [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|Opinions|

Argentine attorney general supports same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Argentine Attorney General Esteban Righi recommended Aug. 8 that Congress consider legalizing same-sex marriage, saying the nation can't ignore gay people's "reality." Righi's determination came in a brief filed [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:12:05-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Croatia condemned for homophobic textbooks

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Committee of Social Rights, which monitors compliance with the Council of Europe's European Social Charter, ruled Aug. 11 that Croatia's sex education curriculum discriminates on the basis [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:42:26-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Gays march for marriage in Dublin

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Some 5,000 people marched from Dublin City Hall to the Justice Department on Aug. 9 demanding that the Irish government abandon a proposed civil partnership bill and instead legalize [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Many Israelis think homosexuality is perverse

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A Haaretz-Dialog poll has found that 46 percent of Israelis "see homosexuality as a perversion." Forty-two percent don't see it that way and 12 percent don't know what they [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:57:38-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Moscow gay bar raided

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Moscow gay bar Body & Soul was raided Aug. 7 by police, prosecutors, anti-drug officers and the prefect of Moscow's Northern Administrative District, Oleg Mitvol. They were accompanied [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Polish woman punished for anti-gay slurs

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A Polish court has ordered a woman to pay her gay neighbor $5,200 for repeatedly calling him a "fag" ("pedal") in public, local media reported. The verbal assaults injured [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:19:33-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Fewer UK gays, lesbians tie the knot in 2008

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex couples formed 7,169 civil partnerships - 3,824 male and 3,345 female - in the United Kingdom in 2008, a decline of 18 percent compared with 2007, the Office [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:00:13-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Leo Romo Leo Romo of Saginaw is heavily involved with the local LGBT community in his area. From working with PFLAG to advising Perceptions to just getting the word out about [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Ordinance battle in Jackson

By Caitlin M. Foyt JACKSON, Mich. - People of the city of Jackson will just have to continue to wait for full protection from bias in areas of housing and employment. The anti-discrimination ordinance aimed [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Room for everyone

by Jessica Carreras When Between The Lines calls new Michigan AIDS Coalition CEO Helen Hicks, she is working from home, watching her youngest son, Anthony. Though she now heads up one of the largest HIV/AIDS [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Pride in the Park

When Rachel Crandall and Susan Crocker started Transgender Michigan in 1997, they began with a vision of a world where transpeople could be themselves while feeling completely safe, welcome and not alone. Last year, for [...]

By |2009-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2009|News|

DOJ acknowledges DOMA discriminates

By Lisa Keen In a dramatic turnaround, a brief filed by the U.S. Department of Justice Aug. 17 states emphatically that the Obama administration "does not support DOMA as a matter of policy, believes that [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:39:36-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

Groups split on Prop. 8 repeal timing

by Rex Wockner Equality California said Aug. 12 that it does not support returning to the ballot to try to repeal Proposition 8 until 2012. Other groups are preparing for a 2010 ballot fight. They [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:49:52-05:00August 20th, 2009|News|

A gender-bent Albee examines marriage

A gender-bent adaptation of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is part of art4artillery's 'The Marriage Play(z) by Edward Albee' at Detroit's Russell Industrial Center beginning Aug. 21. After the personal and professional success of [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:57:03-05:00August 20th, 2009|Entertainment|