It Takes Two

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

What a ride it's been for Nervous But Excited. Not just the one where the folk duo open for Ani DiFranco and become the only local band to play the 2010 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, [...]

Melissa Etheridge: Fierce and ‘Fearless’

By | 2018-01-16T05:07:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

If Melissa Etheridge's music has seemed mellow lately, she's about to show you. Back to her rock-out roots, the tough-and-gruff musician/mother/activist makes a roaring return with the uplifting "Fearless Love," her follow-up to 2007's sociopolitical-powered [...]

Sia Gets Into the Groove

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

The world might just end for those who feed off Sia's sad songs. She's happy! And she knows it! And she's clapping her hands! In fact, she's making everyone do it on her forthcoming CD's [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Ron Weasley explodes in 'Cherry Bomb' Turn kids into movie stars and soon enough they'll want to start acting in movies about hookers and drugs to show you how grown up [...]

Getting older could suit you, Taurus!

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:24+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Saturn is in Virgo aspecting Uranus in Pisces, Neptune in Aquarius - triggering persnickety criticisms that could easily miss the mark - and Venus strong in her own sign, Taurus, [...]

Sliced Fruit

By | 2018-01-23T14:42:48+00:00 April 22nd, 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 | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 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 [...]

Cyprus to consider recognizing same-sex partnerships

By | 2018-01-16T07:21:59+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Cyprus' governmental ombudsman has urged the government to legally recognize same-sex partnerships, and Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Lazaros Savvides said April 10 that the government will "seriously" consider doing [...]

Macedonia criticized for failure to protect gays

By | 2018-01-16T03:05:12+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Gay activists and the European Union criticized Macedonia April 9 for failing to include sexual orientation protections in the nation's new anti-discrimination law. An EU representative said Macedonia stands [...]

Uzbek AIDS activist jailed

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs An AIDS activist in Uzbekistan, psychologist Maksim Popov, reportedly has been sentenced to seven years in prison because a brochure he was distributing allegedly encouraged immoral behavior and drug [...]

Linda Tillery to play at local church

By | 2018-01-15T23:04:17+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

As part of their year-long bicentennial celebration, the Central United Methodist Church of Detroit is bringing Grammy-nominated artist Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir to the church at 7 p.m. April 25. The church [...]

Mimi Gonzalez coming to Affirmations

By | 2018-01-16T07:33:23+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

Detroit Latin@s, southeastern Michigan's only community-based LGBTQ organization for and by the Latino community, is hosting an early Cinco de Mayo celebration at Affirmations with comedian Mimi Gonzalez at 7:30 p.m. May 1. Mimi Gonzalez [...]

Rights vs. acceptance

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

Unbeknownst to many Americans, some areas in the Middle East actually enjoy more LGBT rights than we do in the U.S. Israel is one of those countries. However, although rights are more common, acceptance is [...]

Breaking the borders

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras "Jerusalem is really a city of borders ... between east and west, between Jews and Palestinians, between secular and ultra-Orthodox, between straight and gay." These words, spoken by Sa'ar Netanel, owner of [...]

Between Ourselves: John Sutton

By | 2018-01-16T11:17:54+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras John Sutton, 29, and his boyfriend Jorge, 31 had an unexpected surprise in 2009: the Ann Arbor couple began taking care of Jorge's niece, who was sent to them to have a [...]

Open Arms joins Michigan AIDS Coalition

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - The Michigan AIDS Coalition has embraced the offer of local HIV/AIDS support group Open Arms to become a permanent part of MAC's programs. While MAC has an array of programs that serve those [...]

Out of the Closet, Into the Light

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

Have you ever wondered how religion and LGBT communities can support one another? Have you ever wanted to learn more about what LGBT-affirming faith leaders in your community are saying today? Do you want to [...]

Dining Out for Life

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

Several Lansing-area restaurants are participating in Dining Out for Life on April 29, a fundraiser for the Lansing Area AIDS Network. As a condition of participation, several restaurants have agreed to give a generous portion [...]

White House releases report on AIDS meetings

By | 2018-01-15T16:14:36+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Bob Roehr The Office of National AIDS Policy released a 76-page report on April 9 but it was not the long-awaited national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS. The report, Community Ideas for Improving the Response [...]

A look at Supreme possibilities

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

By Lisa Keen The White House has begun floating trial balloons for candidates President Obama might appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. It's a well-known ritual, played by [...]

DADT protests continue

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|News|

by Lisa Keen Tension in Washington continues to mount as protesters - namely from recently formed activist group GetEQUAL - have grown increasingly demanding of the president and Congress in regard to repealing "Don't Ask, [...]

The chicken or the egg?

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|

What's more desirable: to have full equality in our laws but be hated by our neighbors, or to have social acceptance but no rights? Moreover, what comes first? "There has to be both," AL GAMEA [...]

Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer

By | 2010-04-22T09:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Opinions|

With Supreme Court Justice John Stevens announcing his retirement, speculation about whom President Obama will nominate to replace him is running rampant. Some have even speculated that Obama's nominee could be a homo. Sen. John [...]