Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Neil Patrick Harris Santa visits Neil Patrick Harris As long as Neil Patrick Harris is already running Hollywood - at least that's how it seems these days - he might [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

‘Precious’: From hell to hope

Mariah Carey plays a social worker in "Precious." Photo: Lionsgate The face of Clareece "Precious" Jones is gloomy and stone-cold. Frozen by years of unfathomable brutality, the tired-eyed Harlem teen struggles to find the [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

The dark side (the other one)

The gays get a lot of love-hate in Lisa Lampanelli's memoir, "Chocolate, Please": "If it wasn't for gay guys, us fat chicks would have no friends." For a while there, Lisa Lampanelli - acidic-tongued [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Find inspiration, Pisces!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Venus in Scorpio aspecting a variety of outer planets suggests opportunities for sexual challenges and healing. Too often people equate that with "letting it all hang out." The opposite may [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Gender Benders

Across 1 They call balls 5 Hosp. workers 9 What comes out of your head 14 The Oscars, e.g. 15 Morales of "La Bamba" 16 Shoots in the mouth, at the dentist's office 17 Hurler [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

MAAP-ping a fight against homophobia

By Dan Woog Steph Hoyer The OutField The University of Michigan is a sports-obsessed campus. Big Ten football and basketball games fill the stands; Wolverine paraphernalia can be found everywhere. Academically, one of the [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:02:03-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Broadway star to join University Theatre

Julie Murney comes to WMU's University Theatre for "Late Night Broadway." Broadway star Julia Murney comes to Kalamazoo this holiday season for "Late Night Broadway." Murney will be joined onstage by Western Michigan University [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|

Out of Town: Guadalajara, Mexico

by Andrew Collins Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara, delivers much of what visitors genuinely seek when visiting this country: mariachi and folk-music culture, fine tequila, authentic arts and crafts, superb regional cuisine, restored Spanish Colonial architecture, [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:19:06-05:00November 26th, 2009|Guides|

Australian Capital Territory legalizes same-sex unions

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Australia's Capital Territory has again legalized same-sex unions. Two previous attempts were overturned by the national government, which has cited a national law that bans legal statuses that mimic [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:56:38-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Same-sex marriage legalized in Buenos Aires

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A judge legalized same-sex marriage in Buenos Aires on Nov. 13. Mayor Mauricio Macri quickly said he would not appeal the ruling, and a gay couple was given a [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Indian election officials recognize third gender

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Indian transgender and intersex people will no longer have to choose "male" or "female" when they vote, the Election Commission said Nov. 12. They can instead choose "O" for [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Iranian HIV stats released

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Iran's Health Ministry says that as of mid-October, a total of 20,130 Iranians have tested HIV positive, 2,097 people have been diagnosed with AIDS and 3,409 HIV-positive people have [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:30:13-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Protesters march on Uganda’s N.Y. mission

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Around 50 gays and their supporters protested at Uganda's Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Nov. 19 against a draconian anti-gay bill pending in Uganda's Parliament. The legislation [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:18:33-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Activists target Turkish law

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Pink Life LGBT Solidarity Association in Ankara, Turkey, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission have teamed up to demand that Turkey's "Law of Misdemeanors" be [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Partner benefits bill advances in House

By Lisa Keen A House of Representatives committee on Nov. 18 evening approved a bill to provide equal benefits to gay federal employees with domestic partners, but not without a political slugfest first over whether [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Michigan World AIDS Day Calendar

The Names Quilt ceremonies at SSteppin' Out AIDS Walk Detroit this past September. Quilts will be on display around the state for World AIDS Day. BTL Photo: Jessica Carreras Ann Arbor University of Michigan [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Reverend Kevin Kinsel Reverend Kevin Kinsel is the associate pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. Rev. Kinsel and his sister, Mary Beth, will be hosting a World AIDS Day [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Let’s talk about AIDS

by Jessica Carreras Larry Bryant, HIV advocate with the national organization Housing Works. FERNDALE - There are over 18,500 people in Michigan living with HIV/AIDS. Last Wednesday, Nov. 18, many of them gathered at [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

How is HIV transmitted?

Don't know all the facts about how you can and can't get HIV? Find out now through this quick guide from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and spread the information - not [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:47:04-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Transmission truths

by Jessica Carreras When Michigan AIDS Coalition Executive Director Helen Hicks announced her thoughts about adopting an HIV-positive child to her friends, she was shocked at the response. "Our friends thought we were insane, saying, [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Transgender Detroit to hold annual potluck

Transgender Detroit is hosting the fourth annual TLGB Thanksgiving Potluck from 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 26. This annual event is designed for TLGB individuals who have no one else to spend the holiday with. Turkey [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Over 100 remembered

FERNDALE - As the names and stories of transgender murder victims cycled on video screens at each end of the room, over a hundred people mourned together in the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit's ninth [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Support pours in for WAGS program.

Just in time for the holidays, two groups of volunteers have replenished the supplies and coffers for Wonderful Animals Giving Support, the program at the Michigan AIDS Coalition that provides support and supplies for the [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Houston mayoral race in virtual tie

By Lisa Keen Parker's real opposition at this point appears to be people who don't like gays, period. And some of them are claiming that Parker's candidacy - along with that of two other openly [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:20:54-05:00November 26th, 2009|News|

Breaking the fear

Fear is a powerful thing. It starts wars, makes or breaks legislation, creates rifts in families and societies and even holds us back from making those important phone calls or saying those important words. Fear [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Star Parker

Star Parker If gay marriage is legalized in Washington, D.C., then everyone will get AIDS. BAM! Just like that. Move along, nothing to see here, everybody's dead, especially Obama and it's all his fault [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Stroll down Limbo Lane

Not too long ago. While browsing in a cluttered Ann Arbor bookstore. I spent $10 for a used paperback - no. 3 of Richard Lamparski's 11 volume series "Whatever became of...? My purchase, originally going [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:47:41-05:00November 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Adam Lambert: Hypocrite much?

By Jennifer Vanasco Yes, Adam Lambert. You're right. Hip-hop artists and women get away with salacious performances all the time without an uproar. Of course, there was that famous Madonna-and-Britney kiss that caused a stir, [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:26:28-05:00November 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Viewpoint: Building our wings

by Mike Coleman "Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down." - Kobi Yamada I had not been familiar with Kobi, and wasn't at all sure of [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:21:39-05:00November 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Viewpoint: A lesson from dad

by Jessica Carreras Through my work at Between The Lines, I've met quite a few people who are HIV positive. However, I've never lost a family member, lover or close friend to the disease. So [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:54:15-05:00November 26th, 2009|Opinions|

Calendar: Swell Season

Sent into the spotlight by the sweet tunes of the 2007 film "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova make up The Swell Season.

By |2018-01-15T17:09:26-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Stop the slaughter!

by Malcolm Lazin Since Matthew Shepard's murder in 1998, there have been over 16,000 hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This represents about 1,450 annual sexual orientation and gender identity hate crimes. [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:03:53-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Confessions of a Creator

Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, will visit Ann Arbor on Friday. Secrets - we all have them. Most stay locked away in the safety of our own heads, but many have found their way [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Entertainment|


by Craig Covey Twenty-nine years since the AIDS epidemic began, tens of millions of people have lost their lives in the United States and around the world. While there has been progress in prolonging lives [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

World AIDS Day at the White House

by Bob Roehr The Obama administration rolled out some of its biggest guns for World AIDS Day, but as has been the case before, it did not include the President himself or the Vice President. [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Lez rock

by Jessica Carreras Lez Zeppelin lead singer Shannon Conley shakes her hips at Ferndale's Magic Bag on Dec. 4. FERNDALE - Shannon Conley of Lez Zepplin must be a Shakira fan. At their Dec. [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|