Happy Holliday

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

by Salvatore Sapienza It's not every day - or even every decade, for that matter - that a living legend of American musical theater comes to perform in West Michigan, so it's a tremendous coup [...]

Toni Braxton finds her ‘Pulse’

By | 2018-01-16T08:02:42+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

Toni Braxton's loving the ladies. Regardless of lesbian rumors that swirled around years ago, the R&B singer who rode a massive wave to superstardom with the ubiquitous mid-'90s ballad "Un-Break My Heart" isn't ashamed to [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Diane Keaton blogging for HBO? Well, not exactly. Diane Keaton is in talks to play a blogger for a new HBO comedy called "Tilda." The series, currently in development, comes from [...]

Your brain wants a challenge, Virgo!

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Saturn opposing Uranus is a long-running on-and-off aspect that's scattering minefields, challenging us to change structures and goals through the year. The Sun and Mars are triggering those with sometimes [...]

Long Division

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Sound of oral enjoyment 6 Lickety-split (abbr.) 10 Nathan of the English version of 10-Down 14 Campbell of "Martin" 15 Boob, to a Brit 16 Hot to trot 17 Like an active partner [...]

The tribe lives on at Village Players

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Entertainment|

How quickly time passes! "Hair," the iconic rock musical of the hippie era, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 with a very successful revival on Broadway. And beginning May 7, Metro Detroiters can let the [...]

China lifts HIV travel ban

By | 2018-01-16T02:06:54+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs China lifted its ban on HIV-positive visitors April 24. The State Council also lifted travel bans on people with leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases. Bans remain in place for [...]

Gay marriage to be legalized in Finland

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs No matter who wins Finland's next elections, Parliament is expected to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption. The Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reported that its surveys have found minimal opposition to [...]

IDAHO is May 17

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is May 17 this year. ILGA-Europe - the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - will [...]

Gay film festival for India

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs India saw its first big gay film festival April 22-25. Mumbai's International Queer Film Festival 2010 presented more than 100 films at the PVR Cinemas multiplex and elsewhere. The [...]

Moldova blocks gay demonstration

By | 2018-01-16T06:13:32+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs At the mayor's request, a court in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on April 28 ruled that leading gay group GenderDoc-M could not stage a May 2 rally in [...]

Gay film festival banned in Siberia

By | 2018-01-16T06:03:34+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A traveling version of St. Petersburg, Russia's gay film festival, Side by Side, was banned in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on April 17 but was a big success [...]

Upcoming events for SE Michigan Dyke March

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

The Southeast Michigan Dyke March has announced a slew of events leading up to their first-ever march and rally on June 5 in Ferndale. The group will host several Open Myke nights, the first of [...]

A Strong Start

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Chris Armstrong remembers the exact moment he decided to attend the University of Michigan. Then a high school senior scoping out colleges, he read a description about UM's active and vibrant LGBT [...]

Is gay the new black?

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by David Alire Garcia DETROIT - The Rev. Wendell Anthony of Detroit's Fellowship Chapel proved an unlikely patron for a historic discussion of gay rights in the black community in downtown Detroit's Cobo Hall on [...]

Viewpoint: The Queer Equality Movement

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Antonio David Garcia We are our own movement. We are a movement of Alan Turing - the father of computer science and hero of World War II, forced into chemical castration and suicide. We [...]

Between Ourselves: Michelle Fox-Phillips

By | 2018-01-16T08:04:34+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Michelle Fox-Phillips is the co-founder of Transgender Detroit, which is hosting its annual Transgender Day of Empowerment on May 15 at Affirmations LGBT community center in Ferndale. The 61-year-old Warren activist hopes [...]

MDSL kicks off 25th anniversary season

By | 2018-01-15T17:34:16+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

DETROIT - The Metro Detroit Softball League, Detroit's only gay and lesbian softball league, kicked off its 25th season with a party on April 30 at the Rainbow Room, as well as their first game [...]

Hawaii State House approves civil unions bill

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

HONOLULU - The Hawaii State House passed HB 444 by a 31-20 vote April 30. The bill provides that equal rights and responsibilities of married couples in Hawaii be afforded to thousands of non-married couples [...]

LGBTs denounce Arizona immigration law

By | 2018-01-16T00:37:42+00:00 May 6th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner LGBT groups and public figures are speaking out against the draconian immigration law enacted in Arizona on April 23. The statute requires police to check an individual's immigration status whenever an officer [...]

Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Opinions|

"Are (or were) you a practicing homosexual?" That's the question on the tip of Peter LaBarbera's salivating tongue and he's posing it to Elena Kagan, whose name has been mentioned as a possible Obama Supreme [...]

S/he said: Femmes, Arizona and allies

By | 2018-01-16T03:18:10+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "The furor raised over the Arizona illegal immigrant law is interesting to watch from my queer perch. I understand the outrage. The nerve of one state threatening to restrict the constitutional [...]

The Gay Moralist: Conversations with Maggie

By | 2018-01-15T21:59:32+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino Maggie Gallagher has announced that she is stepping down as president of the National Organization for Marriage, adding that she will remain on NOM's executive board while pursuing future projects, including a [...]

Gay reactions to Kagan nomination

By | 2010-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen If approved by Congress, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would become the fourth female Supreme Court justice in U.S. history. CUT/ If approved by Congress, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would become the [...]