Ferndale hosts Grub Crawl

By | 2018-01-16T15:47:15+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Entertainment|

Fabulous Ferndale is known for having a wide array of unique eateries in its downtown setting, and at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 ticket holders to the Grub Crawl will take a culinary tour of Ferndale, [...]

Hollywood in Michigan: Yay or nay?

By | 2018-01-16T04:04:35+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Entertainment|

Could glitzy red-carpet appearances like Drew Barrymore's become everyday events here in Michigan? With large tax incentives and a growing community of film-industry professionals, it seems to be a possibility. But that comes with increasing [...]

Rolling with the punches

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Entertainment|

Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page and Kristen Wiig in 'Whip It!' Photos: Fox Searchlight Pictures There was hugging and gushing. Big smiles. Kudos for Drew Barrymore's black-dyed hair tips. Only a pair of traveling pants [...]

Not in Kansas Any More

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Entertainment|

Across 1 Dealing with actors' parts 8 Rude lookers 15 Blanche Wiesen Cook subject 16 Mogadishu's country 17 With 18-Across, gay anthem from "The Wizard of Oz" 18 See 17-Across 19 When repeated, a "Funny [...]

Cast, director trump preachy script

By | 2018-01-15T22:22:21+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jenn McKee Joel Mitchell and Stephen Blackwell are featured in 'Lonely Planet.' Photo: Breathe Art Theatre Project One of the two characters in Steven Dietz's "Lonely Planet," now playing at Breathe Art Theatre [...]

Out of Town: Palm Springs, California

By | 2018-01-16T11:05:36+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Few places in the world can claim the sheer quantity of gay-friendly accommodations that Palm Springs does - you'll find resorts, most of them clothing-optional and male-oriented, set throughout town. In recent [...]

Indonesian province enacts anti-gay law

By | 2018-01-16T05:00:02+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The House of Representatives in Indonesia's Aceh province has enacted a new Islamic criminal code that punishes homosexuality with up to 100 lashes, Amnesty International reported Sept. 17. The [...]

Serbian gay pride parade canceled after threats

By | 2018-01-16T14:23:15+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Swedish Ambassador Krister Bringéus held a 'mini-pride' at his suburban Belgrade residence Sept. 20 when the gay pride parade was canceled after Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic met with pride organizers and told [...]

U.S. gays married in Canada have trouble divorcing

By | 2018-01-15T16:23:59+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Some U.S. gay couples who get married in Canada and then later want to divorce find themselves in a pickle, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sept. 25. Forty-two U.S. [...]

Art in a pig’s eye

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by BTL Staff They say you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. You can, however, make a lovely dress out of a pig's intestine. Seeing is believing. Four of these delicate, [...]

Between Ourselves: Ron Elkus

By | 2018-01-15T23:04:51+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Ron Elkus Ron Elkus is the co-owner of The Shirt Box, a clothing store in Farmington Hills. The openly-gay Huntington Woods resident hopes to help men in need of good clothes [...]

Indonesian gay rights activist speaks at U of M

By | 2018-01-15T17:46:56+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

By Caitlin M. Foyt ANN ARBOR - Indonesia has quite a gay past. There are ancient murals in temples across the country depicting homosexuals and transgendered people, it's been historically documented that gay relationships outside [...]

Suits gets serious

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Monique Goch wants to get one thing straight: You don't have to wear pants-paired business attire to come to a Suits and the City mixer. You just have to be willing to [...]

Not gay marriage

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

The first thing Evan Wolfson tells reporters is to stop calling the movement "gay marriage." "That makes it sound like something different or something new. Marriage isn't new. We have marriage in this country and [...]

HIV vaccine trial offers glimmer of hope

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:55+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr HIV vaccine research got a much-needed dose of encouraging news on Sept. 24 when results of a study conducted in Thailand were released. The study in more than 16,000 volunteers showed that [...]

Prop. 8 repeal initiative filed

By | 2018-01-16T12:33:48+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner Courage Campaign Chair Rick Jacobs, right, and consultant Steve Hildebrand. Photo by Karen Ocamb A ballot initiative asking voters to repeal Proposition 8 in 2010 was filed with the state of [...]

Ryan White still not reapproved

By | 2018-01-15T18:30:03+00:00 October 1st, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The Ryan White CARE Act, which funds a large portion of HIV programs in the United States, did not expire on Sept. 30 but was extended for another 30 days as part [...]

Fighting hate in all its forms

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Hate can take many shapes. Though hate crimes legislation only applies to acts that are actual crimes, bias-motivated incidents happen all the time and go unreported, their committers suffering no penalty. A noose hanging from [...]

Mombian: Maine Reflections

By | 2018-01-16T08:29:56+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Opinions|

By Dana Rudolph My spouse and I took our 6-year-old son camping in Maine right before the school year began. I have been camping there since I was two, myself. Maine doesn't exactly feel like [...]

Inside Mariah’s ‘Memoirs’

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Justin Ocean Mariah Carey's latest album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," finds the R&B super-songstress back in the driverÕs seat of the heart with a collection of laid back slow-jams, power ballads (what else?) [...]

Inside Mariah’s ‘Memoirs’

By | 2009-10-01T09:00:00+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Justin Ocean Mariah Carey releases "Memoirs." Mariah Carey's latest album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," finds the R&B super-songstress back in the driver's seat of the heart with a collection of laid back [...]

Who wants ‘Moore’?

By | 2018-01-16T16:36:52+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

USA Today has called it "one of the best shows ever to air on TV." And you could win its fifth season DVD set, out today and including 24 episodes over three discs. Winner of [...]