Vodka 101

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Keith Orr What better way to start out my temporary assignment as the host of "Cocktail Chatter" than to write about my favorite liquor, Vodka. And I am not alone. Vodka is the best-selling [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Peter Paige (pictured to the right). Photo: Christopher Lim/Ping Pong Playa LLC Madonna makes another movie. Guy assists. Madonna is going to direct again. What, you say you didn't know [...]

A New Gay

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

Swarmy bod-to-bod clubs are good for making you feel like a piece of meat. But what if you don't want to be the beef? Go with the alternative - underground queer parties that give gays [...]

Sex is not a competitive sport, Aries!

By | 2018-01-15T23:33:11+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes While Mercury and the Sun line up in Scorpio, they are aspecting Uranus, Neptune and Eris, stimulating new inspirations on how to innovate and compete in this radically changing world. [...]

God Bless the Child That Sings

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

Across 1 Many go down on them 6 Moby Dick chaser 10 Gallery of London 14 Palmer of "The Boys From Brazil" 15 "Oliver!" request 16 China setting? 17 "___ River" 18 Words after International [...]

The OutField: Crafting a career

By | 2018-01-15T18:10:41+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog Bren Ahearn is very crafty. Growing up in New Jersey, Ahearn - now 45 - spent hours pursuing sand art, decoupage and the like with his craft-loving mother. Yet as he grew [...]

‘Hello, Dolly’ plays through Nov. 22

By | 2018-01-16T07:45:53+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Entertainment|

In Village Players' production of "Hello, Dolly," Dolly the matchmaker (Denise Kowalewski-Tucker of Livonia) does not always see eye-to-eye with her wealthy employer (Gary Mach of Beverly Hills). BIRMINGHAM - Village Players of Birmingham's [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Jim Larkin is a Holland-based freelance writer. But more than writing for a living, Larkin uses his craft to promote local events, and as a result of his work, the Genesee County [...]

Celebrating Crandall

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

It would be hard not to call Rachel Crandall a giving person. She is a busy psychotherapist who sees low income clients and volunteers her services, the helpline coordinator at Affirmations LGBT community center and [...]

Trans actions

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, here's a look at one-time and recurring events happening in Michigan for, by and about the transgender community. Friday, Nov. 20 Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m. Held in honor [...]

Senate holds hearing on ENDA

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen Restrooms and religion arose as the only objections on Nov. 5 during the U.S. Senate's first hearing on the inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And the testimony from the Obama administration struck an [...]

Lawmakers question charges for HIV-positive man

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

An HIV-positive Macomb County man is facing charges created under Michigan's 2004 terrorism laws for biting another man in a neighborhood scuffle. That, HIV advocates, state lawmakers and legal experts say is "cowardly" and "nonsense" [...]

Health care reform passes House

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen While conservatives riveted their attention to passing an amendment to ban the use of federal health care funds on abortion, the U.S. House passed a health care reform bill Saturday night that [...]

Havdallah Happening

By | 2018-01-16T05:05:50+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan is hosting the first-ever Havdallah Happening at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. The social event offers Michigan's Jewish LGBT community a chance to meet and get to know one another. [...]

LGBT rights move in Michigan legislature

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras LANSING - Last week the Michigan legislature saw promising movement on two bills for LGBT rights in the state. Both measures - one to amend the state constitution to allow same-sex marriage, [...]

Pride on the move

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras In August, Michigan Pride hosted a pool party fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Roxanne Frith LANSING - With a new team in place, Michigan Pride is planning for their 2010 summer pride [...]

S.P.I.C.E.-ing up the holidays

By | 2018-01-16T01:24:02+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

S.P.I.C.E. is looking for families to adopt for the holiday season. The Detroit-based group for LGBT women of color wants to assist families in need in spreading Thanksgiving and Christmas (or other holiday) cheer in [...]

WAGS Fundraiser

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|News|

{URL The Malebox Bar is hosting a benefit show at 10 p.m. Nov. 14 to raise funds for Wonderful Animals Giving Support. WAGS is a program of the Ferndale-based Michigan AIDS Coalition, a non-profit HIV/AIDS [...]

Creep of the Week: Maggie Gallagher

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Opinions|

What happened in Maine was sad. What makes it even worse is Maggie Gallagher's gloating. Gallagher is the president of the National Organization for Marriage. NOM is pretty proud of itself for Maine, considering they [...]

Viewpoint: When we act out of love

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Opinions|

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 [...]

‘Bruno’: fab or drab on DVD?

By | 2018-01-16T15:57:03+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

"Bruno," the fussed-over Sacha Baron Cohen film, goes where no man has before ... like into the ass of Milli Vanilli's spirit. The film, available on DVD tomorrow, will disgust and disturb even the dirtiest [...]

Call to action: ENDA

By | 2009-11-12T09:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

It is expected that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives shortly after Thanksgiving. In 29 states, it is still legal to fire someone because they're gay; and [...]