Get a check-up, Aries!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury conjoining Saturn in Virgo makes everyone more serious and critical. Focus on your own work and be gracious with others' efforts to be helpful. Thanking them kindly and doing [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:21:55-05:00October 8th, 2009|Entertainment|

Can I Get a Witness

Across 1 "New York Times Magazine" editor Adam 5 Jane of the cloth 10 Drag queen ___ Pool 14 Penetrating question? 15 "Same here!" 16 About Uranus? 17 With 19-Across, Kelly played a lesbian in [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Gay rights conference staged in Belarus

by Rex Wockner More than 100 people from nine Belarusian cities and 10 other countries gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 26 for an LGBT rights conference. GayRussia.ru photo International [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:11:35-05:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Germany likely will have gay foreign minister

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union party won re-election Sept. 27 and likely will form a coalition government with the center-right Free Democrats, headed by [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Libel case against Moscow mayor dismissed

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A libel case against Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov over his having called gays "homos" was dismissed Oct. 2. After a three-hour hearing the Tverskoi District Court said there was [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

New UN president disses gays

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The new president of the United Nations General Assembly, former Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Abdussalam Treki, expressed disapproval of gays Sept. 15. Asked about last year's General Assembly statement [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Are you out?

by Jessica Carreras National Coming Out Day is just around the corner, and though the National Equality March is drawing thousands to Washington, D.C. that weekend to rally for LGBT rights, some Michigan organizations are [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Oscar Alejandro Oscar Alejandro is a tireless volunteer in the LGBT community. The 30-year-old Dearborn resident has helped out at Affirmations, Steppin' Out and is a member of Detroit Latin@z. 1) [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Banton performs, LGBTs protest

Caption: Stephanie Newman, production manager for the event and front-woman for Not About Me, a 'lesbian folk Indigo Girl wanna be band,' and Jocelyn B, emcee for the evening and self-proclaimed Bitch of the Blues, [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:39:15-05:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Coming Out Calendar

National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11 and events are happening all over the state. How are you going to celebrate? Family Photo Shoot 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 10 A photo shoot for families of [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Upcoming events at Five15

Five15 Media, Mojo and More in Royal Oak has several big events coming up - from movies to art to more drag queen bingo. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the store is hosting a movie night [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Combatting hate

by Jessica Carreras The annual Michigan Response to Hate Conference, hosted by the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes, was held Sept. 25 at Michigan State University's Kellogg Center. The day of speakers and workshops focused [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Kerr enters plea in Darr murder case

by Tana Michaels SAGINAW - We may never know the true story of what lead to the August 2007 murder of 69-year-old Perceptions member Charles "Chuck" Darr of Saginaw, if Michael S. Kerr has his [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:40:57-05:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Si, Se Puede

Detroit Latin@s, southeastern Michigan's only community-based LGBT organization for and by the Latino community, has announced their upcoming Leadership Development and Empowerment Retreat. This three-day event, dubbed "Si, Se Puede" or "Yes, We Can," will [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Mystery in Motown

by BTL staff A pair of golden bowling shoes will be at the center of this year's Muder Mystery Motown Invitational Classic LGBT bowling tournament. There's going to be a "Mystery in Motown" during [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

AIDS Walk Michigan numbers down

APM Executive Director Barb Murray with Detroit City Council candidates Saunteel Jenkins and James Tate and APM staff member Curtis Lipscomb. BTLphotos by Jason A. Michael DETROIT - With the preliminary numbers in, AIDS [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Still burning

by Jessica Carreras Dr. Henry Messer Youth Activist Award winner Tiff Thompson (center) with Skillman and Affirmations CEO Leslie Thompson. DEARBORN - The Triangle Foundation's 2009 State Dinner Event - dubbed Carrying the Torch [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Changes up top

by Bob Roehr Making the federal bureaucracy more responsive to needs of the LGBT community is an arduous, time-consuming task. "But the wheels of government are turning forward, unlike the last eight years," Vic Basile [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Maine will scrutinize anti-gay groups

By Lisa Keen The Maine campaign ethics committee voted 3 to 2 on Oct. 1 to launch a formal investigation into the funding of an anti-gay ballot initiative in that state this year. The vote [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:21:14-05:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Clinton: I was wrong to oppose gay marriage

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Bill Clinton said Sept. 25 that he had been "wrong" in opposing same-sex marriage. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Clinton said: "I realized that I was, you know, over [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Obama issues inclusive Family Day proclamation

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs President Barack Obama included families headed by same-sex couples in a proclamation recognizing Sept. 28 as "Family Day." "Our family provides one of the strongest influences on our lives," [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:38:29-05:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Texas gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Dallas District Judge Tena Callahan ruled Oct. 1 that Texas' constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The determination came [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|News|

Creep of the Week: Steve King

Remember when gays were at fault for everything? Gays caused 9/11. Gays caused Hurricane Katrina. Gays caused Perez Hilton. No matter what went wrong in the world, right-wingers were always quick to pin the blame [...]

By |2009-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2009|Opinions|