S/he said

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "Core Asian values can stifle a gay man's ability to live happily. Instead of knitting families together, Confucian values, which heavily stress patriarchy, tear families apart. You're expected to live at [...]

Book Marks – 8/27/2009

By | 2018-01-16T11:21:06+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "The Hour Between," by Sebastian Stuart. Alyson Books, 248 pages, $14.95 paper. When nascent queer Arthur McDougal skips classes too often for his parents and the posh Manhattan private school that bores [...]

Good Baptist Gone Bad

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Entertainment|

Cameron Marshall is a man of few words, but that's OK: He can probably figure out better things to do with his mouth. The 23-year-old porn star from Dallas, recuperating after a two-day shoot in [...]

Out of Town: Berlin, Germany

By | 2018-01-16T11:32:03+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Andrew Collins Holocaust Memorial, Berlin It wouldn't be a stretch to declare that Berlin has evolved into first major gay city of the 21st century - it rivals London, Paris, and New York [...]

Summer Gay-TV Report Card

By | 2018-01-15T16:39:51+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Rohin Guha As we inch toward the finish line for the summer season, it's time to survey the TV landscape. Which soaps fizzled? Which sit-coms crackled? Most importantly, as HBO's Detroit-set "Hung" troops on, [...]

HRW reports hundreds of anti-gay murders in Iraq

By | 2018-01-15T23:02:54+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Iraqi militias are torturing and murdering men suspected of engaging in gay sex or of not being manly enough, and the authorities have done nothing to stop the killings, [...]

Argentine govt. agency rules against ‘gay cure’ event

By | 2018-01-16T09:37:58+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Argentine Justice Ministry's National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism has ruled that a "gay cure" conference in Cordoba engaged in prohibited discrimination by implying that gays are [...]

New arrests for same-sex relations in Senegal

By | 2018-01-16T01:34:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs There have been new arrests and convictions for same-sex relations in Senegal, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission reported Aug. 20. Two men from the town of [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Cj Tune served as chairperson of Transgender Michigan for several years. The 31-year-old University Heights, Ohio resident is a transgender activist who runs a Web site documenting his transition from female to [...]

Michigan at the march

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Plans are in full swing for the Oct. 11 National Equality March on Washington, D.C., and local activists in Michigan are beginning to develop arrangements to take around 100 Michiganders to the [...]

Hysteria hits home

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rudy Serra News Analysis This month, the British journal The Economist (Vol. 392, Number 8643 "America's Unjust Sex Laws") warned that "America's ever stricter approach to sex offenders is doing more harm than good." [...]

A chance to be themselves

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE, Mich. - It was an overcast day and chilly for August, but spirits were sunny and hearts were warm at Transgender Michigan's Pride in the Park picnic on Aug. 22 in [...]

Bill Clinton regrets DOMA, DADT

By | 2018-01-16T03:26:30+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Former President Bill Clinton said Aug. 13 that he regrets the way his "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military gay ban was implemented, and that he doesn't "like" the Defense of Marriage Act [...]

GLBT march on Washington, D.C. planned for Oct. 11

By | 2009-08-27T09:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner A grassroots GLBT network called Equality Across America will stage "a massive national day of action" Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. According to organizers, the National Equality March has been endorsed by [...]

Anchorage mayor vetoes gay rights law

By | 2018-01-16T14:57:37+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan on Aug. 17 vetoed a gay rights bill that had passed the Anchorage Assembly (city council) 7-4. "My review shows that there is clearly a [...]

GLBs more likely to seek mental health services

By | 2018-01-15T18:37:03+00:00 August 27th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr Gays and lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexuals to seek help for emotional, mental health, or substance abuse issues, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles. [...]

The price of inaction is steep

By | 2018-01-16T15:58:27+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Over the past two weeks, Michigan's LGBT community has been shocked to learn of the story of Steven Harmon, the 15-year-old from Portage, Mich. who was beaten up - including a skull fracture - simply [...]