Dear Jody: Sperm shopping

By | 2018-01-15T17:15:28+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I am a 35-year-old woman and my partner "Sarah" is 39. We have been living together for seven years and recently decided that we wanted to have a baby. I will be the baby [...]

Classical goes queer

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Something's concocting in Cameron Carpenter's outrageous mind regarding the garb he'll wear for his local engagement. It's a hodgepodge of khakis, a fishing vest, a ratty corduroy jacket over a button-down shirt from the '80s, [...]

Tret-ing along

By | 2018-01-16T02:53:12+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Tret Fure's 16-year-old self wouldn't be happy with her. She never made it as big as she imagined herself being as a teenager, but after four decades in the business, her pride stands tall in [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente You will believe an elephant can fly In keeping with the Disney Corporation's transparent bid for global domination of all adorability-based product, they want to bring "Dumbo" to Broadway. Tony Award-winning [...]

Stay at home, Sagittarius!

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Zipping through Aries, Mercury is keeping tongues and wits sharp, and maybe dangerously ahead of good sense and manners. This week he aspects Jupiter, expanding wit and wisdom and also [...]

Hot Flash

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Joe of "JFK" 6 Harmony, informally 10 Drag queen on the make 14 Swear words 15 Game played astride the well-hung 16 Bangkok continent 17 One goes from here back into the closet [...]

What is quality of life?

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Guides|

By Rev. Deb Dysert Associate Pastor at MCC Detroit I recently had my teaching assignment changed. I was moved from a high school setting serving students with cognitive impairments (developmental delays) to a school building [...]

Gay and Christian – not an oxymoron

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Guides|

Dr. Matthew Clark Can you be gay and Christian? The answer is "yes!" Say it to yourself and believe it! You are a child of God. Christ loves you just as he does our heterosexual [...]

Lithuanian MPs try to stop pride parade

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Fifty members of Lithuania's Parliament have petitioned the Prosecution Office to stop the Vilnius city government from permitting a gay pride parade in May. The MPs say the parade [...]

Gay, lesbian couples marry in Mexico City

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex couples started marrying in Mexico City on March 11. The first same-sex weddings took place in the Municipal Palace with Mayor Marcelo Ebrard and numerous other officials in [...]

Portugal same-sex marriage law still on track

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex marriages could start in Portugal in May. Parliament finalized and passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage on Feb. 11. The law was sent to President Anibal Cavaco Silva [...]

Saudi man to be flogged for gay video

By | 2018-01-16T06:21:11+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A 27-year-old man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was sent to jail for a year, fined $1,330, and will be lashed 1,000 times for appearing in a gay-themed video. Ahmad [...]

Hate crime convictions in Slovenia

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Slovenia has seen its first convictions leading to imprisonment in an anti-gay hate crime case. Three men will spend 18 months in jail for attacking the Ljubljana lesbian bar [...]

Strength, beauty and courage

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Mother's Day may be two months away, but for Sherry Duquet and Sandra Boulton, celebrating moms and the beauty and strength of all women is a year-round job. The couple owns Solstice [...]

Gay Kalamazoo commissioner fights pancreatic cancer

By | 2018-01-16T12:01:50+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras KALAMAZOO - Openly gay Kalamazoo City Commissioner Terry Kuseske underwent surgery Friday, March 19, as a beginning to treatment for pancreatic cancer. Kuseske, who became the first gay commissioner in Kalamazoo when [...]

A Rhinestone Rodeo

By | 2018-01-16T03:44:49+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

Hundreds of metro Detroiters will kick up their cowboy (and girl) boots for a one-of-a-kind experience at Affirmations' 11th annual Big Bash. This year's event - dubbed the Rhinestone Rodeo - is set to take [...]

Between Ourselves: Eric Folkmire

By | 2018-01-16T13:46:37+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Eric Folkmire is a 22-year-old activist from Warren. He serves as the networking and media chair for the Southeast Michigan Dyke March, which empowers lesbians and their GBT and allied friends to [...]

Merged organization to hold town halls across state

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

The organization created by the merger of the Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality has announced upcoming Town Hall/Focus Group Sessions aimed at spurring conversations about how the organization can best serve Michigan's LGBT community. These [...]

Barrage of protests in D.C., California

By | 2018-01-16T03:06:46+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Gays and lesbians were arrested in three separate protests March 18 at the White House and at the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. "Don't Ask, [...]

Health passes, ENDA is poised

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

By Lisa Keen A bitterly divided U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate health care reform bill late at night on March 21 - a bill that includes no provisions to prohibit discrimination based on [...]

Sheehan’s stand

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Chris Geidner Since Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) first began hearings last month on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy," he's had many witnesses voice disagreement with him. Never, though, has the chairman of [...]

Transmissions: Existence is crucial

By | 2018-01-16T16:38:01+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith One key thing about being a transgender person today is simply being able to exist. Taken to its most extreme, this refers to those who murder us, who attempt to erase [...]