It Takes Two

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, [...]

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

Melissa Etheridge: Fierce and ‘Fearless’

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:07:34-05:00April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Sia Gets Into the Groove

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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2010-04-22T09:00:00-04:00April 22nd, 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 |2018-01-23T14:42:48-05:00April 22nd, 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 |2010-04-22T09:00:00-04:00April 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Cyprus to consider recognizing same-sex partnerships

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:21:59-05:00April 22nd, 2010|News|

Macedonia criticized for failure to protect gays

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 [...]

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

Uzbek AIDS activist jailed

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 [...]

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

Linda Tillery to play at local church

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:04:17-05:00April 22nd, 2010|News|

Mimi Gonzalez coming to Affirmations

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:33:23-05:00April 22nd, 2010|News|

Rights vs. acceptance

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 [...]

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

Breaking the borders

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 [...]

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

Between Ourselves: John Sutton

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:17:54-05:00April 22nd, 2010|News|

Open Arms joins Michigan AIDS Coalition

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 [...]

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

Out of the Closet, Into the Light

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 [...]

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

Dining Out for Life

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 [...]

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

White House releases report on AIDS meetings

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:14:36-05:00April 22nd, 2010|News|

A look at Supreme possibilities

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 [...]

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

DADT protests continue

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, [...]

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

The chicken or the egg?

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 [...]

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

Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer

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 [...]

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