The film must go on

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

The same week Barbara Troy got the go-ahead from the state on her short film, she also received some bad news: She had breast cancer. But that didn't stop the Pleasant Ridge resident from shooting [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Will Rosie rule the ratings again? Rosie O'Donnell's coming back to daytime television. That's the first bit of good news. Along with her former producer, Dick Robertson, who worked with Rosie [...]

Roll with the punches, Aries!

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Brace yourself for rude, surprises, arguments and screw-ups. Mercury is turning retrograde in Taurus while semi-square Uranus in Pisces. Stubborn thinking will slam you against walls you didn't see coming. [...]

Sliced Fruit

By | 2018-01-22T17:56:32+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Able to bend over 6 Big swallow 10 Poke with a stick 14 Fruit sliced in 55-Across 15 "Hi" to Lorca 16 Round dance 17 Split from between the sheets 19 Fail to [...]

Brian Burke’s legacy

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField Last November, the 21-year-old manager of a college hockey team came out as gay. Two months later, he was killed in an automobile accident. The hockey world may never be [...]

Calling Collect

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras Martin Collica needs a boyfriend, and not just for companionship or to grow old with. He needs someone who plays board games. The Harper Woods resident has over 40 boxed sets, including [...]

Introducing Boy Gourmet

By | 2018-01-16T11:27:56+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Guides|

David Custer doesn't claim to be a culinary queen, but he knows the trick to keeping his guests happy. He's had help from local mothers who chipped in their own specialty recipes for the TV [...]

Champions of Comfort

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras Forget about La-Z-Boy. Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, owners of a furniture store chain by the same name, have been dubbed the Kings of Comfort. And though the openly gay business partners [...]

88 gay couples have married in Mexico City

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A month after Mexico City's law legalizing same-sex marriage came into force, 88 gay and lesbian couples had gotten married, El Universal reported April 5. Fifty male couples and [...]

Council of Europe passes ‘historic’ LGBT recommendations

By | 2018-01-16T17:27:11+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, representing the national governments of its 47 member countries, unanimously adopted "historic" recommendations March 31 to combat anti-LGBT discrimination, reported [...]

Euro Parliament LGBT group denounces Cotonou Agreement

By | 2018-01-16T06:29:31+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights has denounced the newest Cotonou Agreement, which delineates political and trade relations between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific states. [...]

Portuguese same-sex marriage bill advances

By | 2018-01-16T09:52:46+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Portugal should see legalization of same-sex marriage one way or the other in a matter of weeks. Parliament passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage in February and sent it [...]

Why She CAREs

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Ann Arbor - Kim Tucker misses her old home of the San Francisco suburb of Oakland sometimes. The scenery, the weather - "by the time February gets here," she jokes - and, [...]

Between Ourselves: Frank Vaca

By | 2018-01-16T14:51:52+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Frank Vaca is an activist from Potterville. The 27-year-old mid-Michigan advocate helps out with the Lansing Community College Gay-Straight Alliance, and lives to know what's going on in the LGBT community. 1) [...]

Granholm urges for anti-bullying bill passage

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

LANSING - Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm renewed her call for state lawmakers to pass anti-bullying legislation on April 2. The governor's call for action comes on the heels of new reports of teen suicides that [...]

Michigan Pride holds second annual brunch

By | 2018-01-16T11:53:24+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

LANSING - Shop, socialize and support Michigan Pride, the nonprofit organization that puts on the slew of Lansing-based events each summer under the same name. The group is hosting its second annual Pride Brunch and [...]

Kim Phillips-Knope to lead program development at Affirmations

By | 2018-01-15T17:35:52+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - Last week, Affirmations announced the selection of Kim Phillips-Knope to oversee, evaluate and develop programs for metro Detroit's LGBT community. Phillips-Knope currently runs her own Ann Arbor-based nonprofit consulting business, Educare Consulting, that [...]

Speak Out: Now, it’s our turn

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader "Now, it's our turn." With these words, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank celebrated the recent passage of health care reform and indicated his desire that the Obama administration begin to move on several [...]

Day of Silence calendar

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

The National Day of Silence is a youth-led day of action during which hundreds of thousands of students take a vow of silence in order to bring attention to issues faced by LGBT youth, including [...]

Jusice Stevens, Rep. Stupak to step down

By | 2018-01-15T16:34:31+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

By Lisa Keen U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who turns 90 this month, announced April 9 he will retire from the high court at the end of June. In a one-paragraph letter to [...]

Human Rights Campaign staffers depart

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner The two top people in the Human Rights Campaign's communications department have left the nation's biggest gay rights group. Communications Director Brad Luna's job was eliminated in a reorganization. Shortly thereafter, Deputy [...]

ENDA protesters may see charges dropped

By | 2018-01-16T13:33:44+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Charges against four women who staged a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's D.C. office on March 18 will be dropped if certain conditions are met. GetEqual.org's Janine Carmona, Samantha Ames, Chastity [...]

Lesbian former athlete has breast cancer

By | 2018-01-16T02:59:19+00:00 April 15th, 2010|News|

Lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova told People magazine April 7 that she has breast cancer. The ductal carcinoma was discovered early and is expected to be fully curable. "I cried," Navratilova said. "It knocked me [...]

Life goes on, even without equality

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|

If life for Michigan's LGBT community were based on legislation, you would think we were at a stand still. No rights, no equality, no recognition. We might as well all be single, homeless, childless and [...]

Parting Glances: Coop, Crisco, Big HZ

By | 2018-01-16T14:06:50+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Opinions|

Contrary to SPCA. rumors, I do love cats and dogs. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to dander, and keeping my favorite religious breed of choice, a St. Bernard - with or without traditional collar-and-keg rescue service - [...]

Adoption laws breakdown

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Each state has its own laws governing adoption and they vary greatly. A joint adoption involves a couple adopting a child from biological parents or the state. In many states, it is unclear whether a [...]

DADT protests continue

By | 2010-04-15T09:00:00+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|

by Lisa Keen Six uniformed protesters handcuffed themselves to the White House fence on April 20 to call for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." They were quickly arrested. Tension in Washington continues [...]