Putting BTL News On Your Site

By | 2010-03-09T09:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Using the BTL News Sticker Put Michigan's most up-to-date news for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and friends on your website. It's easy! Simply copy the code in the box below into one of your webpages, [...]

Dear Jody: At a loss

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I am ready to crawl in bed and never get up. I can't believe how unfeeling my whole family is. Let me explain: My significant other "Brad" died three months ago from complications from [...]

Out from the Poundstone Age

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

Never one for the computer, Paula Poundstone finally caved because people wouldn't stop gushing about the "stupid" thing. Now the longtime comedian's tweeting and friending in between writing another book, promoting her first live comedy [...]

Tweet, Scorpio!

By | 2018-01-16T14:37:25+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury in Pisces sextile to Pluto in Capricorn offers very deep insights that seem illogical, but go with your gut. Your subconscious may be catching rational connections that your conscious [...]

Policy Reinterpreted

By | 2018-01-16T14:59:28+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Sweet opening? 5 Game with many openings 10 One of the Three Bears 14 Dreadlocks feature 15 Skater Sonja 16 Ryan of porn 17 Elton John Broadway musical 18 Lose ground 19 "Peter [...]

The NCAA talks trans (and LGB)

By | 2018-01-16T05:12:20+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField For several years now, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has addressed LGBT issues at its annual convention. The once sparsely attended sessions have mushroomed into key events. High-ranking athletic administrators [...]

The ‘Good,’ the bad and the morally bankrupt

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn There's something extraordinarily disconcerting--and genuinely thought-provoking--about watching a man make bad decision after bad decision for two intense hours. This, of course, is precisely the motivation behind C. P. Taylor's heady [...]

Hawaii’s Garden Isle: Kauai

By | 2018-01-16T04:02:28+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town In terms of scenery, the one Hawaiian island that comes closest to living up to the expectations of many first-time visitors is Kauai, a comparatively small but magnificently lush [...]

Australian Senate rejects same-sex marriage bill

By | 2018-01-16T17:36:47+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Australia's Senate rejected a measure to legalize same-sex marriage Feb. 26. The vote was 5-45. Twenty-six senators failed to vote. The bill, introduced by the Greens, was opposed by [...]

Clarification

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A recent International News Brief said, "Police reportedly stopped a gay 'wedding' in Mtwapa, Kenya, on Feb. 12 after a large mob formed and threatened to stone the couple [...]

Gays file complaint against Quebec sportscasters

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council filed a complaint Feb. 22 against sportscasters Alain Goldberg and Claude Mailhot who said on the air that Olympic skater Johnny Weir hurts [...]

Russian gay marriage group denied registration

By | 2018-01-15T18:51:47+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Russia's Justice Ministry on Feb. 22 refused to register the activist group Marriage Equality Russia. The ministry said the group's aims contradict a law that defines "marriage as a [...]

Groups target trans abuses in Turkey

By | 2018-01-15T18:49:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Recent murders of two transgender women in Turkey highlight an ongoing pattern of violence and the urgent need for government intervention, four human rights organizations said Feb. 22 in [...]

Art & Activism

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Dustin Lance Black will probably never pen a James Cameron-esque blockbuster. He'll never bank off of the vampire craze or direct the latest date night rom-com. But there's definitely something to be [...]

To be included

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Defining inclusion is tough. The dictionary tells us it's the act of being included, while our instincts speak in more societal terms. Inclusion, to us as human beings, is allowing everyone to [...]

Speak Out:

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader The coming year will be one of major political change in Michigan. Due to term limits, Gov. Jennifer Granholm cannot run for another term. While the LGBT community (like our state) has [...]

Between Ourselves: Sarah Dettloff

By | 2018-01-16T03:13:30+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Sarah Dettloff is a fan of having a plan. The 29-year-old Roseville resident, who now works with the National AIDS Fund AmeriCorps Detroit team, is hoping to help create that plan for [...]

Motor City Pride planning under way

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

The Motor City Pride Planning Committee is hosting an organizational meeting to discuss the 39th annual Motor City Pride. The discussion will be held at the Affirmations LGBT community center in Ferndale at 2 p.m. [...]

Foundation offering paid LGBT internships

By | 2018-01-16T14:29:59+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation is offering funding for qualified candidates with the vision to be future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. The pro-LGBT sponsoring organization that the interns choose to [...]

Triangle gears up for ComedyFest

By | 2018-01-16T13:52:50+00:00 March 4th, 2010|News|

Jessica Kirson, Gloria Bigelow, Jamie Pierce and Roxanna Ward will perform during the 14th Annual Michigan Lesbian & Gay ComedyFest at 6 and 9:30 p.m. March 13 at Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. [...]

Creating change with art

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Using art to create change isn't a new concept. But it is one that we often forget about. Sometimes, we are so caught up in the emotions surrounding what we are fighting for that we [...]

Creep of the Week: Cliff Kincaid

By | 2010-03-04T09:00:00+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Opinions|

Last month when the Conservative Political Action Conference let gay conservative group GOProud cosponsor, they sure raised a shit storm. Ryan Sorba, last week's Creep, got his 15-minutes of fame when he was booed for [...]

S/he said: Elton, Olympics and Dr. Oz

By | 2018-01-16T14:41:47+00:00 March 4th, 2010|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "While persecution remains a reality for most of these gay characters, just as it does in many movies and television shows featuring gay love stories, the widening acceptance of AIDS as [...]