The film must go on

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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

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

Roll with the punches, Aries!

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. [...]

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

Sliced Fruit

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 [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:56:32-05:00April 15th, 2010|Entertainment|

Brian Burke’s legacy

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 [...]

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

Calling Collect

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 [...]

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

Introducing Boy Gourmet

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:27:56-05:00April 15th, 2010|Guides|

Champions of Comfort

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 [...]

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

88 gay couples have married in Mexico City

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 [...]

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

Council of Europe passes ‘historic’ LGBT recommendations

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:27:11-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Euro Parliament LGBT group denounces Cotonou Agreement

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:29:31-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Portuguese same-sex marriage bill advances

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:52:46-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Why She CAREs

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, [...]

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

Between Ourselves: Frank Vaca

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) [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:51:52-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Granholm urges for anti-bullying bill passage

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 [...]

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

Michigan Pride holds second annual brunch

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:53:24-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Kim Phillips-Knope to lead program development at Affirmations

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:35:52-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Now, it’s our turn

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 [...]

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

Day of Silence calendar

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 [...]

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

Jusice Stevens, Rep. Stupak to step down

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:34:31-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Human Rights Campaign staffers depart

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 [...]

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

ENDA protesters may see charges dropped

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.'s Janine Carmona, Samantha Ames, Chastity [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:33:44-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Lesbian former athlete has breast cancer

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:59:19-05:00April 15th, 2010|News|

Life goes on, even without equality

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 [...]

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

Parting Glances: Coop, Crisco, Big HZ

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 - [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:06:50-05:00April 15th, 2010|Opinions|

Adoption laws breakdown

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 [...]

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

DADT protests continue

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 [...]

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