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One, Two, Three Times a Homo

By Anthony Paull Tonight is supposed to be epic. It's meant to go down in gay history with all the lights, camera, drama. But a few hours before the event, I arrive to the home [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Law-breaking lover

Law-breaking lover Q: I'm writing to you because I've had the shock of my life: my boyfriend "Kyle" has a warrant out on him for his arrest. Of course I didn't know this up until [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:45:43-05:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

The Quin Q&A

Tegan and Sara made a lot of noise last year - first on the most amped-up album of their crossover career and then indirectly via a juvenile dis song about the tune-making twins. From a [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Seek new ideas, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Mercury align with Uranus in Pisces, triggering aspects to Neptune in Aquarius, opening up mystical and scientific insights. Let your mind wander into strange worlds. Few of [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:15:40-05:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Ile Fly Away

Across 1 The Gay '90s, and more 5 Bette Davis feature of song 9 Butcher's cut 14 Philbin cohost 15 Arenas' house 16 Made easier to bear 17 Place for a Malgieri pastry 18 By [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

A steamy spin on an American classic

"This is not going to be your father's Streetcar!" exclaims director Drew Hall. Hall's production of the Tennessee Williams' classic play "A Streetcar Named Desire" for Stagecrafters stays true to the original script's text, but [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Gay community helps cancer research

The American Cancer Society is seeking LGBT involvement, both in local Relay for Life events and in their upcoming Cancer Prevention Study. In order to make this third wave of long-term cancer studies as inclusive [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Guides|

Marriage inequality hurts mentalhealth

by Dana Rudolph Same-sex marriage bans may be harmful to the mental health of gay people in those states. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the March issue of the American [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:48:40-05:00March 18th, 2010|Guides|

Working in working out

by Ron Blake Who are your greatest enemies? Luke Skywalker battled the respiratory challenged scoundrel Darth Vader. Superman played chess games with the Mensa maniac Lex Luthor. Batman and Robin were vexed with the likes [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Guides|

The (heart)beat goes on

However cheesy, gay or embarrassing the music on your iPod is, it doesn't matter as long as it makes you move. After all, they make earbuds for a reason: So no one else has to [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:40:43-05:00March 18th, 2010|Guides|

Gay magazine launches in Belarus

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A gay magazine has launched in Belarus even after the government refused to allow it to be registered. "GAY: Good As You" will publish six times a year in [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:07:13-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Brazilians plan national march on Brasilia

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The umbrella group Brazilian Association for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals is organizing the 1st National March Against Homophobia for May 19 in Brasilia, the nation's capital. The [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:36:54-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Chilean LGBT community, buildings damaged by earthquake

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Chile's leading gay rights group, Movimiento de Integracion y Liberacion Homosexual (Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement), on March 11 released preliminary findings on earthquake damage to the LGBT community [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:07:10-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Czech gov’t issues homophobia handbook to schools

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Czech Republic government has issued a handbook called "Homophobia in Schools" to elementary- and high-school teachers to help them combat anti-gay bullying, radio.cz reported. "Young people laugh at [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:44:22-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Euro Court further delays Moldovan gay case

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A case sent to the European Court of Human Rights in 2006 by gays in Moldova is facing new delays. The court now says it needs additional clarifications from [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:31:04-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Euro Court rules against Poland in housing case

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously March 2 that Poland discriminated against a gay man on the grounds of sexual orientation by refusing to let him continue [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:53:07-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

House of Lords OKs gay church weddings

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Britain's House of Lords voted 95-21 on March 3 to allow religious authorities to conduct gay civil partnership ceremonies in churches and other places of worship. The change is [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:44:00-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Taipei gays protest homophobic memo

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs More than 100 gay people protested at Taipei City Hall on March 2 after the Ministry of Education sent a memo to high schools advising them to ban "homosexual [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:09:29-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

HIV testing law changes move to House floor for vote

On March 9, the Michigan House of Representatives Health Policy Committee voted unanimously to move legislation changing rules for HIV testing to the House floor. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Roy Schmidt (D-Grand Rapids) is [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:28:48-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Dining By Design does Detroit

by Jessica Carreras For the first time ever, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is teaming up with the Michigan AIDS Coalition to bring Dining By Design to Detroit. The three-day fundraising event, expected to [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Black: Change ‘has to happen now’

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - Academy Award-winning screenplay writer and director, and LGBT activist, Dustin Lance Black called for increased cohesion between the gay community and other minority groups at a March 10 speech given [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Leather playwright Ron Worsley dies

Ron Worsley, a prominent member of Detroit's leather community and activist for many years, passed away Feb. 26 from congestive heart failure. He was 78. Detroit's leather community - now a slim shadow of its [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:00:17-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: A look at Congress

by Eric Rader As Michigan goes, so goes the nation. In the 20th century, Michigan's manufacturing-based economy helped put our state at the center of American prosperity. Now, of course, as manufacturing jobs have significantly [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

A win for free speech

by Jessica Carreras Birmingham - When Tom Zerafa, an openly gay man from Oak Park and local coordinator for MoveOn.org, was asked by the activism site to hold a vigil in honor of the late [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Julien Lanway

by Jessica Carreras Julien Lanway is a 33-year-old Wayne State University graduate student, studying Speech and Language Pathology. The Ferndale resident, also a former Affirmations youth staff member and communications coordinator, hopes to use her [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:12:53-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Merged organization looks for new name

What's in a name? The new organization created out of a merger between the Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality is looking to find out. Two contenders have been chosen by the group - Great Lakes [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

Garnet Lewis to head Saginaw Democratic Party

Garnet Lewis, who ran in 2008 for a Michigan state House of Representatives seat in Saginaw, has been elected as the new chairwoman of the Saginaw County Democratic Party. She will serve at least through [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|News|

MHS to host “Protect-A-Pet” clinics

In times of financial hardship and scarce resources, companion animals are often affected and sometimes even forgotten. To help those in need continue to provide proper care and protection to the furry members of their [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:01:02-05:00March 18th, 2010|News|

A unique approach to outreach can pay off

It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, transgender - whatever, we are all affected by illness, disease and health complications. And though some hit certain communities harder (heart disease in the black community, HIV/AIDS and [...]

By |2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00March 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Parting Glances: W.W.J.Dust?

Times are tough for artists. Times are tough for shrinks. When it comes to saving money, art and psych-me-outs are luxuries, seldom necessities. The bottom line - tops included - is painting and analysis - [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:06:22-05:00March 18th, 2010|Opinions|

S/he said: Massa, Africa and half-dykes

Compiled by Howard Israel "There hasn't been a lot of research in this area ... specifically on cyberbullying and the LGBT youth population. One of the things we found is that the LGBT students really [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:30:54-05:00March 18th, 2010|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Village Atheist

by John Corvino This past week I had a relatively new experience: debating Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family employee and frequent opponent of mine, before an audience of people who mostly sided with him. [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:41:20-05:00March 18th, 2010|Opinions|