Dear Jody

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

All I Want For Christmas Is Acceptance Q: I know you hear about this kind of problem every holiday, but "Susan" and I just don't know what to do. Susan and I have been together [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Grammer Kelsey Grammer: Conservative in a 'Cage' Former "Cheers" and "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer has never been very secret about his conservative politics. He votes Republican and he co-starred in [...]

Holiday Movie Preview

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in "A Single Man." Photo: The Weinstein Company After Uncle Talk-Too-Much shuts up and all the gift reciprocating of the season wraps, all that's left is a full stomach, [...]

Lucky Number ‘Nine’

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber Director Rob Marshall's "Nine" is a worthy musical follow-up to his multiple Oscar-winning "Chicago," full of bombastic production numbers and razzle-dazzle with an Italian accent. The original 1982 Broadway stage musical - [...]

Relax, Leo!

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Finally! Some planetary harmony! Venus is in a grand trine with Mars and Eris, and all in the fire signs. This is delicious for new artistic efforts and passionate crushes. [...]

I Need to See a Doctor!

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Across 1 Where a sailor may hit bottom 5 Direct elsewhere 10 Emulates B.D. Wong, e.g. 14 "___ put it another way ..." 15 Writer Dykewomon 16 Wet spot cause 17 Dorothy's dog 18 Day [...]

Stormfield benefit: ‘Mark Twain in Person’

By | 2018-01-15T22:34:09+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

LANSING - Stormfield Theatre, in partnership with Walnut Hills, will present a serio-humorous lecture for the holidays entitled "Mark Twain in Person," starring Chicago's own Richard Henzel. This is a one-night-only event that will take [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Dale Ross Dale Ross is a 61-year-old leather enthusiast, HIV/AIDS activist, teacher, writer and social worker. He lives with his partner in Berkley and runs a counseling practice in Southfield. 1) [...]

With her own two hands

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Christine Voss ROYAL OAK - Christine Voss doesn't have a horrific coming-out story. She was never disowned by her parents or kicked out of her home. But she feels for other [...]

HOPE Fund awards second round of Racial Equity grants

By | 2018-01-16T14:23:41+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan this month awarded grants totaling more than $37,000 from the HOPE Fund's Racial Equity Initiative. The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan works to [...]

Racism allegation arises at Affirmations

By | 2018-01-16T02:27:49+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - Former Affirmations Director of Communications and Development Michael Coleman has filed a complaint of racial discrimination against the LGBT community center with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Harold Core, [...]

Anti-gay incident renews calls for bullying legislation

By | 2018-01-23T14:49:51+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

Originally printed on www.michiganmessenger.com LANSING - A cell phone video of a Lansing School District bus driver harassing a student about her sexual orientation has legislators, gay activists and anti-bullying advocates crying foul. "This incident [...]

DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|News|

By Jessica Gresko WASHINGTON - The Washington, D.C., City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage in the nation's capital, handing supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats in Maine, New York and [...]

Fight racism – not each other

By | 2009-12-17T09:00:00+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Racism has long been a hot-button issue. Call someone a racist - or be accused of it yourself - and emotions are sure to start flying, whether the allegation is true or not. We at [...]

Creep of the Week: Rick Scarbrough

By | 2018-01-16T16:49:30+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Opinions|

Remember how, when Barack Obama was elected, all racism suddenly ended and was gone forever? You'd be driving along and black people and white people would be out in the street hugging all over the [...]