Dear Jody: A hairy situation

Q: "Dave" and I have been together for seven years. Time for the seven-year itch, right? Well, sorta. He has decided that our sex life needs spicing up. OK, that's valid. Things do get a [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:05:48-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Confessions of a Creator

Frank Warren Secrets - we all have them. Most stay locked away in the safety of our own heads, but many have found their way into the minds of millions via Frank Warren's now-infamous [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

‘Society’s Child’ speaks

By Gregg Shapiro What a year it's been for Janis Ian. The 2008 publication of the out singer/songwriter's memoir, "Society's Child: My Autobiography," which told her fascinating story in intimate detail, was well-received and has [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

The Boys in the Band’ are back

Who Wants Cake? will stage a one-time reading of Mart Crowley's landmark play, "The Boys in the Band," at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Ringwald Theatre. The reading will be immediately followed by a [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Dumbledore's boyfriend is a vampire You don't know Jamie Campbell-Bower yet. But you will, and soon, especially if you're a rabid "Twilight" or "Harry Potter" enthusiast. Bower co-stars, however briefly, in [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Put your wallet away, Sagittarius!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Off and on through the next year Saturn is square to Pluto, signaling profound changes in society and government. As faster planets aspect them both we will see opportunities in [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:33:18-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

The Pleasure of His Company

Across 1 Circuit party, for some 6 "Lesbian Nation" author Johnston 10 Split in the skin 14 Colette's love 15 Diva's performance 16 Actress Merrill 17 Unexpected help 18 Hunter film of 1981 20 Small [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Jack Kerouac nipping at your nose

By Martin F. Kohn For its holiday offering, "If Only in My Dreams," Blackbird Theatre has strung together a quartet of seasonal stories by Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Dylan Thomas and Roch Carrier, which raises [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:53:52-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

Deft Lepard in a wonderful show

By Martin F. Kohn John Lepard stars in the one-man "It's A Wonderful Life" at the Williamston Theatre. Photo: Chris Purchis If you're impressed, and you should be, by the thought of one actor [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:15:34-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Entertainment|

All girls. All Zeppelin.

All-girl tribute band Lez Zeppelin plays the hits of the classic rock superstars this Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at Ferndale's The Magic Bag. Formed in New York City in 2004, the group will [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:49:30-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Fortunate Sons

by Jessica Carreras Farmington Hills residents Tom Nelson and Linda Karle-Nelson have a mission: To reach out to religious parents of LGBT sons and daughters and help them keep their faith and their love for [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Reynaldo Magdaleno Reynaldo Magdaleno is the board president of Karibu House and co-director of Detroit Latin@z. The Detroit resident is a passionate advocate for LGBT people and those living with HIV/AIDS. [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

No church? No problem.

As social acceptance for homosexuality grows, so do the number of religion-based organizations seeking to consider gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people not as sinners, but as members. Dignity Detroit helps Catholic queers connect with [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Michigan AIDS Coalition to hold Dec. 5 benefit

Music lovers, mark your calendars. Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale will host an acoustic music benefit for the Michigan AIDS Coalition the evening of Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 9 p.m. Three area bands with Americana [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Planned Parenthood to host Peace Prom

A Coalition of Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan is hosting a Peace Prom from 8-11 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek. The church is located at 145 Capital [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:59:53-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Community comes out singing for Godmothers

by Judy Lewis Sing Out Detroit is seen here rehearsing. The Metro Detroit LGBT chorus is scheduling auditions for the 2010 season. FERNDALE - Whether you light candles, hang lights or both, this time [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 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 |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|News|

Making the choice

It's funny how, with a personal experience, the most complacent people can become some of the most passionate activists. This is often the case with friends and family members of LGBT people who, when their [...]

By |2009-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Chris Buttars

Somebody needs to give the gift of reading this holiday season and buy Utah Sen. Chris Buttars a dictionary with a neon Post-It next to the word "euphemism." Maybe then he'd stop saying things like, [...]

By |2018-01-22T16:55:25-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Opinions|