Dear Jody: Moving On

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

Moving on Q: My partner "Janis" died from a stroke five months ago. She and I weren't aware that she had any heart issues, so it was quite a shock to say the least. She [...]

Getting Randy

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

Randal Turner jokes that the semi-shirtless photos on his Facebook page would be appropriate for our publication - which he keeps wanting to call Between The Sheets in honor of the whore he's portraying in [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Gaga for 'Glee' The all-Madonna-song episode is coming up soon (begging the question of who gets to keep Jane Lynch's cone bra), but this past weekend, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, at [...]

Who’s your drag Momma?

By | 2018-01-16T17:29:02+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Bebe Zahara Benet Respect your elders and your history! That was one of the themes of this week's episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race," and no one did that better than the very funny, very [...]

Look wise, Virgo!

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Venus in Taurus, Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Pisces are all strong and happy but in discordant aspects, suggesting way too much of many good things. Slow down to [...]

Oscar Night Revelation

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Streisand, for short 5 Price tag 9 R.E.M. frontman Michael 14 Queens stadium name 15 Island of Barrie's land 16 Animal handler 17 Stadium level 18 Threaded fastener 19 Writer Saikaku 20 "The [...]

Focus on the NCAA

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField It's one thing for Apple or Doritos to hawk their wares during the Super Bowl. It's another thing entirely for Focus on the Family to do so. The right-wing Christian [...]

Charleston, South Carolina

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town One of the wealthiest and largest cities of pre-Colonial America, Charleston today mixes expected, if stereotypical, Southern charms like plantation museums, cobblestone lanes, ancient military sites and traditional Lowcountry [...]

Hungarian court upholds gay partnership law

By | 2018-01-16T13:56:13+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Hungary's Constitutional Court upheld the nation's same-sex registered-partnership law March 23. Conservative forces - including the Christian Democratic People's Party, the Society for Christian Physicians in Hungary, the Pro [...]

Malawi gay couple to face full trial

By | 2018-01-15T22:57:34+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The gay couple in Blantyre, Malawi, who were jailed in December after they staged a public engagement ceremony will face a full trial, a judge decided March 22. Following [...]

Dutch gay group plans to sue U.S. general

By | 2018-01-16T04:17:48+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Dutch foundation Pink Army said March 22 it will sue retired U.S. general and former NATO commander John Sheehan in federal court in California for slander and defamation. [...]

Skinheads attack Bulgarian gay rally

By | 2018-01-16T09:27:37+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Six skinheads were arrested in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, on March 20 after they attacked gay and lesbian activists who were protesting a City Council decision to ban public displays of [...]

Police ban ILGA conference

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Police in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, forced the cancellation of the fourth Asian regional conference of ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, the group said [...]

UN to target gay sex bans

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs UNAIDS, a grouping of 10 United Nations agencies, will launch a new campaign to repeal laws that criminalize gay sex in 85 of the world's approximately 194 nations. UNAIDS [...]

LGBTs infiltrate anti-gay presentation

By | 2018-01-16T08:30:53+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Eric Folkmire GROSSE POINTE - Dozens of LGBT and allied people filled the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on March 25 to protest the message of Mission America organizer Linda Harvey. Point of Relevance, an [...]

An unlikely activist

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Eric Alva didn't know he was a hero. Sure, the retired Marine had spent 13 years serving his country. He had lost his leg in battle as the first American wounded in [...]

‘More than southeast Michigan’

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Members of West Michigan's LGBT community are calling for the organization created by the merger of the Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality to live up to their word - they want the [...]

Speak Out: Health reform breakdown

By | 2018-01-16T16:04:06+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader Yes, they did. In a stunning cliffhanger of a vote last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark health care legislation that fulfills a century-old quest by presidents of both parties [...]

Between Ourselves: Rachel Lutz

By | 2018-01-15T23:18:09+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Rachel Lutz may be a minority in her thinking, but she's thrilled to tell people she's from Detroit. The 29-year-old ally (who currently lives in Bloomfield Hills, but is looking to move [...]

U-M elects openly gay student body president

By | 2018-01-16T02:15:45+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

ANN ARBOR - University of Michigan students elected Chris Armstrong as the president of the Michigan Student Assembly on Thursday, making him the first openly gay student body president in the University's history. Armstrong, a [...]

OutCenter hiring assistant

By | 2018-01-15T23:56:57+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

The OutCenter of Berrien County is seeking a part-time program assistant to help out with office and programming duties 20 hours per week. The OutCenter serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of southwest [...]

Census help at KGLRC

By | 2018-01-16T07:19:18+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

For the first time ever, gay and lesbian couples will be counted in the U.S. Census, and the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center wants to help make sure that happens. To assist in that [...]

Yee haw!

By | 2010-04-01T09:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2010|News|

DETROIT - Ride 'em, cowpoke! Rope 'em, cowgirl! The annual Affirmations Big Bash, held March 27 at Bert's Warehouse Theatre in Detroit, was a little bit of Texas right in the heart of Motown. Ten-gallon [...]

S/he said: Catholics, DADT and coming out

By | 2018-01-15T21:09:22+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "What's fascinating in the steady onslaught of new incidences of previous cover-ups of child rape and molestation in the Catholic hierarchy is the notion that the hierarchs tended to see child [...]