Dear Jody: Traveling Wars

Traveling wars Q: "John" (my lover) loves to travel anywhere and any time. I don't. I always feel like I have to somehow justify why I don't like it, but the plain truth of it [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:27:12-05:00October 22nd, 2009|Entertainment|

Odds & Ends

Looking for that perfect lamp? Track lighting for the den, or maybe something special to highlight your favorite picture? Top of the Lamp (415 S. Maple Road, 734-769-7019) has lamps, outdoor lighting, ceiling fans - [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Entertainment|

“Let go, Libra!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes We're entering a seriously challenging phase with a square between Saturn (in late Virgo) and Pluto (in early Capricorn). This week, the Sun entering Scorpio negotiates that square, offering insights [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:40:06-05:00October 22nd, 2009|Entertainment|

Soap on the Ropes

Across 1 Strands, as seamen 8 Dustin Hoffman's cross-dressing role 15 Biting 16 In advance 17 Leccia, who plays 18-Across 18 One half of a soap opera couple 19 Memo start 20 Response to an [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Entertainment|

Boyzone’s Stephen Gately dies

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Openly gay Irish singer Stephen Gately, who achieved fame as lead singer of the boy band Boyzone, died Oct. 10 in Spain of acute pulmonary edema. He was 33. [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:35:01-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Zimbabwean gay leader dies

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Key Zimbabwean gay leader Keith Goddard, director of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, died Oct. 9 from pneumonia. He was 49. "Keith dedicated his life to the advancement of [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:45:53-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Rev. Mark Bidwell Rev. Mark Bidwell is the senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. Ordained in 1997, the 50-year-old Ferndale resident is a father, ardent community supporter and [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Seeking ‘Rakers Who CARE’

The Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality, a children's advocacy group working to secure the legal recognition of parent-child relationships in all families regardless of the parents' marital status or sexual orientation, is looking for volunteers. [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:37:30-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Reflecting on Ruth

Photo: Jason A. Michael This month, Ruth Ellis was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Also during October, the Ruth Ellis Center celebrates its 10th anniversary and all the things that make [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Save the Michigan Film Incentive!

A rally will be held at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 to help dissuade Michigan legislature from cutting the tax incentive that has brought filmmakers to the state. The event [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:54:45-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

One Kalamazoo, one Michigan

by Jessica Carreras Photo courtesy of Adam Taylor The LGBT community in Lansing, Flint, Detroit - even Traverse City - is all part of Kalamazoo. At least that's what supporters of the city's anti-discrimination [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Detroit: Start somethin’

For two days in Detroit, an ambitious group of African Americans - gay, straight, bisexual and transgender - will use group-process therapy to create a unique kind of dialogue about how race, gender, attractionality, stereotypes [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Schwarzenegger signs Harvey Milk Day bill

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Oct. 12 making May 22 "Harvey Milk Day." According to Equality California, the move "marks the first time in the nation's history [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:28:27-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Obama opposes Maine, Washington referenda

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs Prodded by The Advocate, the White House issued a statement Oct. 16 opposing the Nov. 3 referendum in Maine that would repeal the same-sex marriage law passed by the [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:31:16-05:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

Obama’s gay appointments near 100

By Lisa Keen On Oct. 7, President Barack Obama issued a statement announcing the nomination of an openly gay man to serve as the nation's ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. David Huebner, a founding [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|News|

A win in K’zoo is a win for Michigan

In July, before One Kalamazoo even existed, Between The Lines reported on the passage - and then eventual rescinding - of the anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect LGBT people from harassment or bias in employment, [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

The Gay Moralist: The other ballot battles

by John Corvino I've spent the last week traveling through rural Wisconsin for a series of diversity lectures at small technical colleges. Lecturing on gay issues at such venues can be eye-opening. It's a big [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Opinions|

Hate crimes bill heads to the president

By Lisa Keen Suddenly, with little fanfare or notice, the signs of "change" for the LGBT community are beginning to appear in Washington. The Obama administration this week unveiled several new initiatives aimed at eliminating [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

One Kalamazoo to hold equality march

One Kalamazoo, the campaign that is heading up the support for the local anti-discrimination ordinance in the city, is planning to hold an equality march at 12-2 p.m. Oct. 25. The march will begin at [...]

By |2009-10-22T09:00:00-04:00October 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|