Dear Jody: Speak up!

By | 2018-01-16T11:47:52+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I have this friend, "Jon," whom I am very close to and have been since I was 7 years old. The problem with Jon is that he doesn't seem to be able to stand [...]

Bookmarks: Between Boyfriends, The Midnight Hunt

By | 2018-01-16T04:53:44+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "Between Boyfriends," by Michael Salvatore. Kensington Books, 328 pages, $15 paper. Tart tongues, caustic commentary, the objectification of less-than-perfect bodies, an overbearing mother, an absent - well, dead - father, angst about [...]

Serving Up More ‘Sex’

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

By John Polly "This movie is just crazy mayhem!" Kim Cattrall isn't mincing words. The always-outspoken actress, known to millions around the planet as glam and lusty Samantha Jones of "Sex and the City," has [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Breaking Dawn' finds a director Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") is now the chosen one to shepherd "Twilight" teens Edward and Bella and Jacob as they enter their final on-screen [...]

Relax, Virgo!

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun's entering Gemini, Venus Cancer, and both are aspecting Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Neptune! Seek ways to build communities and networks to survive the major political storms. Tribalist defenses [...]

Social Nyet-working

By | 2018-01-15T17:23:57+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Dick Button's field 8 Virginia Woolf novel 15 A soft drink may have one 16 More like Albert in "The Birdcage" 17 What drawers do 18 Lost one's cool 19 Rd. for a [...]

Sealing change in America’s households

By | 2018-01-16T13:18:18+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Most men, I suspect, are deeply curious about why their wives, girlfriends, mothers and female coworkers are attracted to Tupperware - and in particular, the Tupperware party. "It's just plastic kitchen stuff," I've heard more [...]

Death by suppository at The Ringwald

By | 2018-01-15T17:31:21+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

As a particularly funny moment unfolded during the opening Saturday night performance of "Die! Mommie! Die!" at The Ringwald Theatre, one particular thought occurred to me: How could ANYONE on stage with Joe Bailey keep [...]

Austria to issue gay stamp

By | 2018-01-16T14:27:03+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Austrian Post will issue a gay stamp June 25 in conjunction with Vienna's 15th Rainbow Parade. "To our knowledge this is the first time in the world that a [...]

Canada defunds Toronto gay pride

By | 2018-01-16T01:05:22+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs T oronto's gay pride festival got $400,000 in funding from the federal government last year but gets nothing this year. Industry Minister Tony Clement told local media the government [...]

Pope criticizes gay marriage in Portugal

By | 2018-01-16T06:52:12+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Pope Benedict XVI denounced gay marriage May 13 in Portugal, which soon will become the 10th nation where same-sex couples can marry. Speaking in Fatima, the pontiff said protecting [...]

Same-sex marriage comes to Portugal

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

By Barry Hatton LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's conservative president announced May 17 that he is ratifying a law allowing gay marriage in the predominantly Catholic country. The head of state's decision to permit the enactment [...]

West Michigan Pride to hold potluck

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

As they're gearing up for Pride season, West Michigan Pride will be holding a Pride Picnic Potluck Luau from 12-4 p.m. on May 29. Held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, the event will allow [...]

Equality Michigan steps out

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Though the players are the same, it seems to be a whole new game for Equality Michigan. Yes, that's right - the name of the organization created by the merger of the [...]

Team takes ‘Step’ toward AIDS awareness

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras When it comes to raising money or awareness around HIV/AIDS causes, sometimes it takes a little help to make the first step. The AmeriCorps National AIDS Fund Team Detroit is looking to [...]

Between Ourselves: Julia LeBrell

By | 2018-01-16T04:24:48+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Julia LeBrell of Dearborn is an activist with lots of energy. The 23-year-old substitute teacher is the legal chair and volunteer coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Dyke March, but also finds time [...]

Genesee PFLAG plans June mixer

By | 2018-01-16T11:27:20+00:00 May 20th, 2010|News|

Want to meet other gay people and assist an organization that helps the gay, lesbian, and transgender community? Then write 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. June 19 on your calendar. That's when the Genesee County [...]

More than a name

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|

On May 13, the merged Triangle Foundation/Michigan Equality announced its new agency name - Equality Michigan - in a videoconference. Over 50 people signed on to hear the announcement, but let's be honest: It's not [...]

Creep of the Week: Tim Pawlenty

By | 2018-01-16T17:09:24+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

If there's one thing gays and lesbians love it's a good "political game," especially if that game involves a partner dying. Or so Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty apparently thinks. He vetoed a bill that would [...]

Parting Glances: My world in RealD 3D

By | 2018-01-16T14:00:06+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

The origin of movies in 3-D goes back to the 19th century stereopticon viewer which held two images mounted on a handheld device allowing each eye to view its own separate picture. The two images [...]

The Gay Moralist: Rekers’ Rentboy

By | 2010-05-20T09:00:00+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino So, we have a new line to add to the file labeled "Seriously?!?" - alongside Rev. Ted Haggard's "I bought the meth but didn't use it," ex-gay leader John Paulk's "I had [...]

Viewpoint: Protecting, encouraging gay youth

By | 2018-01-15T20:10:59+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

by Phil Volk On May 8 at the University of Michigan's North Campus, LGBT people had a counter-protest to Rev. Fred Phelps' anti-gay protest against "The Laramie Project." Many of our LGBT leadership questioned why [...]