Dear Jody: They all just want sex

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I've been on an Internet site for meeting and dating. I'm new to this area, and though I'm interested in romance, I'm also interested in getting new friends. What's happening is that I'm feeling [...]

Pianist plays on

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Thomas Matich For a city that's in need of some sort of hospice, Detroit could learn an inspirational lesson or two from Fred Hersch - a jazz pianist and composer who was given a [...]

One-Legged ‘Love’

By | 2018-01-15T18:52:54+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

How gay are we? Gay enough to believe that a hairdo inspired Findlay Brown's U.S. debut album, which the classic-pop crooner told Out.com recently. His James Dean cut, though, wasn't exactly the catalyst for the [...]

King of the World

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Just because you can rock an instrument doesn't mean you can sing. Which is why I should totally be pissed that Kaki King decided to put more effort into her vocals than the flex of [...]

Hear Me Out: Madonna Mania!

By | 2018-01-16T17:01:08+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

'Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna' "Glee," we were already crazy for you. But then you went even gayer and did an all-Madonna episode! With Sue Sylvester doing "Vogue"! Turns out, we can love [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Hugh Jackman's chin is going to ... An upcoming sketch comedy film - in the vein of vintage '70s classics like "Kentucky Fried Movie" - featuring 17 directors each helming their [...]

Drag Race’ crowns a new queen!

By | 2018-01-15T17:54:40+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Bebe Zahara Benet Can you believe we're at the end of "RuPaul's Drag Race"? It certainly has been a memorable season, and the finale certainly was memorable in its own right. With that combination [...]

Be practical, Leo!

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Retrograde Mercury lining up with the Sun in Taurus leads folks to take their own ideas way too seriously. A semi-square from Jupiter in Pisces makes it worse. Keep a [...]

A Fortunate Homosexual Man

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Evita portrayer Ackerman 5 George of "It's My Party" 10 Get hot under the collar 14 "East of Eden" brother 15 Butt heads 16 Some have it to grind 17 Historic Stonewall event [...]

Wrestling Without Borders

By | 2018-01-16T13:10:04+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField At the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver, wrestling was an afterthought. Organization was so haphazard, longtime devotee Gene Dermody paid $300 of his own money to get mats in place [...]

Our big, gay Iowa wedding

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras It's been over a year since the Iowa Supreme Court passed down the decision to allow same-sex marriages in that state, and the area has been marked as a Midwestern haven for [...]

Making the moment

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Carrie Copeland knows a thing or two about planning an event. The Detroit-based socialite serves as special events manager at Affirmations LGBT community center, as well as the head of her own company, Motor City [...]

A very merry un-wedding

By | 2018-01-16T01:22:17+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

In a 107-year-old home with gardens of herbs and vegetables, happily clucking chickens and honeybee hives, lives one of the happiest un-wedded couples in Ypsilanti. Kristen Cuhran and Natalie Holbrook celebrated their everlasting love on [...]

Gays protest Turkish minister’s homophobic remarks

By | 2018-01-16T12:45:39+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Gay activists disrupted a human rights conference in Ankara, Turkey, on April 15, demanding that the government's minister for families and children, Aliye Kavaf, apologize for having called homosexuality [...]

Argentina marries, unmarries gay couples

By | 2018-01-16T14:07:47+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Argentina is experiencing same-sex marriage chaos. Three gay couples and one lesbian couple have been allowed to marry in recent months following judicial rulings that applied specifically to each [...]

Australian former Olympic swimmer comes out

By | 2018-01-16T03:47:49+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Australian former Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski came out in an article he wrote for the Melbourne newspaper The Age on April 18. "Being a gay man with a foot [...]

Euro Commission criticized on gay couple rights

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights criticized the European Commission on April 21 for failing "to mention the mutual recognition of same-sex unions across (European Union) borders as [...]

Italian court rejects same-sex marriage

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Italy's Constitutional Court refused to legalize same-sex marriage April 14. The court had been asked to rule on the issue by lower courts in Venice and Trent, where gay [...]

Journalists arrested in case of Indian professor

By | 2018-01-15T21:40:36+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Two TV journalists have been arrested on charges of privacy violations in the case of the professor at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India, who was taped having gay [...]

Morocco gets a gay magazine

By | 2018-01-16T04:20:31+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Morocco has its first gay magazine - Mithly, which means "gay" in Arabic. It is being published by the LGBT rights group Kif Kif. The editorial team works from [...]

Getting Justice For Jeremy

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

A fundraiser hosted by local organization Justice For Jeremy will be held at 6 p.m. May 4 at the restaurant Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help fund the [...]

Hate (and acceptance) in Holland

By | 2018-01-15T18:25:12+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

The Holland Sentinel website has been packed with discussions about gay issues, revealing what Holland residents think about the topic. A sampling of some of the comments: "Without question the Hollywood movie industry mocks Christianity [...]

Holland Is Ready

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

By Jim Larkin HOLLAND - It's been known as one of the happiest places in the country, one of the best areas to retire and is the biggest city in a county known as one [...]

A taxing endeavor

By | 2018-01-16T17:09:12+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras YPSILANTI - Each year during tax season, many people are told that instead of a hefty return, they didn't pay enough and actually owe the government money. Reluctantly, they pay it or [...]

Speak Out: Making the supreme choice

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the news recently with Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement that he will soon retire from active service. Over the next few months, the media will [...]

Curling: Gayest sport ever?

By | 2018-01-16T15:59:31+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - "The best thing about curling is being able to throw a takeout," said Brian Whitehead with a playfully competitive smile. "That's a lot of weight to move." In curling, teams of four people [...]

Between Ourselves: Dan Vander Ley

By | 2018-01-15T18:17:33+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Dan Vander Ley is a 27-year-old volunteer for the Ruth Ellis Center. The Detroit resident is also the brains behind the center's upcoming fundraiser the Last Drag, to be held April 30 [...]

Last Drag, Kentucky Derby

By | 2018-01-15T20:41:10+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

Whether you're a horse racing fan or a smoker sad about the upcoming ban, the Ruth Ellis Center has a way you can enjoy yourself - while supporting the center. First, on April 30, REC [...]

Rally to counter-protest Westboro Church

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

A rally and counter-protest in support of the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's production of "The Laramie Project" at the Arthur Miller Theater on the North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will [...]

Open Arms joins Michigan AIDS Coalition

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 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 [...]

Hospital visitation will take months to implement

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|News|

By Lisa Keen When President Obama signed a memorandum this month calling for an end to discrimination against gays and lesbians in hospital visitation policies, many unmarried LGBT people assumed that meant hospitals would no [...]

Love & marriage

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

It goes without saying that there are many different ways to celebrate a relationship. Some tie the knot after six months of knowing each other, while others decide never to take the plunge. Some believe [...]

Creep of the Week: Steve King

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

Some fools from Michigan have filed a federal law suit over last year's Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which became federal law last year. The group is made up of [...]

Parting Glances: As syllable from sound

By | 2010-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

The human brain's often called "the 3-pound universe." (Take hope! Albert Einstein's brain weighed in at 2 pounds, 11 ounces.) There are a hundred billion neurons (nerve cells), allowing for more connections among these busy, [...]

S/he said: Census, Uganda and Ewan McGregor

By | 2018-01-16T00:20:31+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "The initial anti-marriage activists, indeed the folks who brought out-of-state Mormons in on the fight, were members of the Catholic hierarchy. And now Catholic apologists are similarly objecting that it's so [...]

Transmissions: Tranny, Ban it or own it?

By | 2018-01-16T03:31:59+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith A film gets released at the Tribeca film festival, and controversy ensues. A lot of it swirls around the filmmaker's attempts to put a legitimate veneer over what is best described [...]