One, Two, Three Times a Homo

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody: Law-breaking lover

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

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 [...]

The Quin Q&A

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

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 [...]

Seek new ideas, Cancer!

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

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 [...]

Ile Fly Away

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

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 [...]

A steamy spin on an American classic

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

"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 [...]

Gay community helps cancer research

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

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 [...]

Marriage inequality hurts mentalhealth

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

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 [...]

Working in working out

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

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 [...]

The (heart)beat goes on

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

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 [...]

Gay magazine launches in Belarus

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

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 [...]

Brazilians plan national march on Brasilia

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

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 [...]

Chilean LGBT community, buildings damaged by earthquake

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

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 [...]

Czech gov’t issues homophobia handbook to schools

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

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 [...]

Euro Court further delays Moldovan gay case

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

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 [...]

Euro Court rules against Poland in housing case

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

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 [...]

House of Lords OKs gay church weddings

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

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 [...]

Taipei gays protest homophobic memo

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

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 [...]

HIV testing law changes move to House floor for vote

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

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 [...]

Dining By Design does Detroit

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

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 [...]

Black: Change ‘has to happen now’

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

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 [...]

Leather playwright Ron Worsley dies

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

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 [...]

Speak Out: A look at Congress

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

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 [...]

A win for free speech

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves: Julien Lanway

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

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 [...]

Merged organization looks for new name

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

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 [...]

Garnet Lewis to head Saginaw Democratic Party

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

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 [...]

MHS to host “Protect-A-Pet” clinics

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

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 [...]

A unique approach to outreach can pay off

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

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 [...]

Parting Glances: W.W.J.Dust?

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

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 - [...]

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

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

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 [...]

The Gay Moralist: Village Atheist

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

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. [...]