Dear Jody: Leave me alone!

Q: I was sitting in my class and this guy behind me started whispering something that I couldn't initially understand. It was distracting, and I couldn't hear the professor. Finally, I figured out what the [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:38:09-05:00October 29th, 2009|Entertainment|

Cocktail Chatter: All About Absinthe

By Camper English Despite sampling nearly every brand of absinthe available for sale in the United States, I have yet to see any green fairies outside of the LGBT contingent at the annual St. Patrick's [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

The ‘Lions’ Queen

By Gregg Shapiro The first new album of all-original material in four years from out jazz-rock-folk musician Erin McKeown - "Hundreds of Lions" - is cause for roaring. The plucked strings and woodwinds of "To [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Entertainment|

Slow and easy does it, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Saturn leaving Virgo should offer some relief to the economy (despite still much larger problems!). But in Libra he brings three years of greater social conservatism, including stronger formalization of [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Entertainment|

Late for a Date

Across 1 Mabius of "The L Word" 5 Controversial path for same-sex partners 10 Tennessee Williams' _"Summer and Smoke" heroine 14 Ani DiFranco's "___ Pretty Girl" 15 Fly cry 16 Retreat for D.H. Lawrence 17 [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Entertainment|

Brussels, Belgium

By Andrew Collins Out of Town As the headquarters of NATO and the European Union, Brussels ranks among the most international and sophisticated cities in the world. Though founded in the seventh century, Brussels is [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Guides|

Michigan ACLU to host annual dinner

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will commemorate this milestone during its 2009 Annual Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7. It will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac, [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Monica Bowman is the owner of Ferndale art gallery The Butcher's Daughter. Situated in the LGBT-friendly city, Bowman seeks to explore issues such as gender and creativity through the contemporary art shown [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Going ‘Beyond Intolerance’

KALAMAZOO - For years there has been a sense that youth are emotionally effected by the reactions of their families when they come out as gay or trans, but never before has there been hard [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:26:49-05:00October 29th, 2009|News|

The Duel is on

In what has been dubbed "the cooking event showdown of the season," from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 7, Affirmations LGBT community center and the Triangle Foundation will battle it out - with pots, pans, utensils [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Full Truth in big trouble

by Jessica Carreras Things are quite cold - literally and figuratively - at the Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church of Detroit. The heat is off due to an outstanding bill of over $4,000, and [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Terry Kuseske runs for Kalamazoo City Commission

Past and present affiliations, in part: Cass County Commissioner (1978-1982), Kalamazoo Public Safety Review Board (2001-2003), City of Kalamazoo Planning Commission, Michigan Equality Board of Directors, Kalamazoo Alliance for Equality, One Kalamazoo Steering Committee What [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:46:17-05:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Out for office

by Jessica Carreras For the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, it seems that every year is a record year. The national organization, which specializes in supporting and training LGBT leaders running for all levels of [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Greg Pawlica runs for Ferndale City Council

Past and present affiliations, in part: Ford Motor Company GLOBE, Police and Fire Board, Ferndale Community Foundation, Steppin' Out Board of Directors, Ferndale Elks Club, Sierra Club What made you decide to run? After the [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Obituary: Douglas Pizzala

Doug Pizzala of Pleasant Ridge died on Monday, Oct. 26 at Henry Ford Hospital. Mr. Pizzala was the longtime companion of Ken Pape, HIV/AIDS coordinator for the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. Pizzala [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:12:52-05:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Pugh under fire

DETROIT - "I've been through a lot worse, and I'll get through this," said media personality and current Detroit City Council candidate Charles Pugh, speaking Sunday to supporters at a fundraiser organized by the Billionaire [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

A legacy continued

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - The Ruth Ellis Center celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 22 with a gala at the Scarab Club in Detroit, where local dignitaries and longtime supporters of the center gathered [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Treated equally?

It's hard to trust Detroit politicians. With the constant scandal and history of falsehoods being told to the city's constituents, even the most honest and worthy candidate can get caught up in Detroit's bad image [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Ken Cuccinelli

Looking for a good Halloween costume? Why not go as Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for Virginia Attorney General. As Joe Sudbay of America Blog puts it, "He's very scary." Why is he so scary? Well, [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:22:39-05:00October 29th, 2009|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Ghosts on parade

For five dynamic years - 1940 to 1945 - Detroit was the Arsenal of Democracy, a vital source of war material. First for England's defense. Later, for our own. Automotive factories focused on round-the-clock, nonstop [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: The homosexual agenda

John Corvino Gay marriage opponents claim that we gay folk are trying to influence your children. In one sense, they are quite right. We are not trying to "recruit" your children, if by that you [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Opinions|

When we act out of love

by Beverly Davidson "Love is a relationship founded on the realization that we are all connected, that everyone matters, that every single person is precious. True love does not stop at feeling; it cannot stop [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Obama ends last vestige of HIV travel ban

By Lisa Keen Friday, Oct. 30 - President Obama announced today that his administration will end the long-standing policy at Health and Human Services that banned immigration by people with HIV infection. He announced the [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Victory in Kalamazoo

by Jessica Carreras KALAMAZOO - There was much to celebrate in Kalamazoo on Nov. 3. In local government, Mayor Bobby Hopewell will be holding his spot for a second two-year term, while incumbents staying on [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

President Pugh

DETROIT - Change has come. Five new faces will grace the council table in Detroit next year. Voters elected newcomers to the top three spots and placed an openly gay man at the head of [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

Rasor wins council seat in Royal Oak

ROYAL OAK - Attorney Jim Rasor was elected to one of three open seats on the Royal Oak Commission, becoming the second openly gay man to win a seat on that city's commission. Gary Lelito, [...]

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|