Dating Diet: Love Game

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull The backdrop beckons with a most brilliant set-up. You see, tonight, there's to be a festival - full of sparkles, magic, and music - embodying equality with the spirit and spunk of [...]

Dear Jody: E-mail war!

By | 2018-01-16T10:38:02+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: My cousin sends me all these e-mails that have to do with religion; her religion, I might add. She thinks, somehow, that I want this e-mail crap, even though she believes that I'm a [...]

Wright-ing History

By | 2018-01-16T00:54:28+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Chely Wright is sitting in the sun on the backyard patio of her New York home while her two Chihuahuas run wild. Since making national headlines for being the first major country artist to come [...]

Soul Sista

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Thomas Matich The real winner of "American Idol" this year wasn't Lee DeWyze or even runner-up Crystal Bowersox, but Detroit's nomadic folk-soul songstress Sista Otis. Otis, who has a syrupy down-home Janis Joplin warble [...]

Milty Moves Michigan

By | 2018-01-16T17:00:35+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Over in Chicago, DJ Milty Evans makes old drag queens and club kids move their butts to his soul-house beats. He's lugging them over to Lansing for Michigan Pride, where he'll close out the festival [...]

Q Scopes: Get out of town, Libra!

By | 2018-01-15T22:07:47+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig With Mercury entering Gemini, you could get some rational insight into current epochal shifts to articulate the necessary changes. As arguments heat up, try to keep calm with an open mind and [...]

Hard Act to Follow

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Risk rust, for the Tin Man 5 Use it to stroke your head 10 "As Is" subject 14 As to 15 "The closet" opening? 16 "Boys in the Band" author Crowley 17 At [...]

Euro Parliament to look at Polish anti-gay policy

By | 2018-01-16T16:58:30+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Parliament's Committee on Petitions has OK'd an investigation into Poland's alleged refusal to issue certificates of marital status to Poles who wish to enter into same-sex unions [...]

Malawian couple pardoned

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Malawian couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labor after they held an engagement ceremony at a hotel were pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika [...]

A day for dykes

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - You make the decision with someone close to you and begin to get excited. You plan and take great care and tell all of your friends. You painstakingly map out [...]

Michigan Pride Calendar

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

Friday, June 11 White Party, 9 p.m. The second annual bar crawl, taking place at the Chrome Cat, Spiral Dance Bar, Grand Cafe and Esquire Club. Admission: $10. Hosted by Michigan Pride. Old Town, Lansing. [...]

Striving for the perfect Pride

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Michigan's LGBT community is buzzing about freshly out country music singer Chely Wright's upcoming appearance at Michigan Pride this Saturday, June 12, where she'll serve as grand marshal and perform a few [...]

‘Love is a gift’

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Lucy Hough FERNDALE - As a part of Motor City Pride weekend, eight couples were given the chance to show their love in front of Ferndale City Hall during the Commitment Ceremony that was [...]

Rain, sun and Pride fun!

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - Tens of thousands of LGBT and allied people descended upon downtown Ferndale on June 6 for the annual Motor City Pride festival. Despite intermittent rain, attendees danced, drank and partied on. Throughout the [...]

Between Ourselves: Sherry Duquet

By | 2018-01-15T15:45:32+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Sherry Duquet of Dearborn is a multi-tasking activist. Through her and her partner's jewelry company Solstice Designs, their non-profit Project Mother's Day and now, Duquet's blog, she promotes sustainable living, giving back [...]

Speak Out: Endorsements speak loudly

By | 2018-01-16T12:07:36+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader As the election season heats up, it's important that all of us in the LGBT community pay close attention to which individuals and groups are supporting the candidates for various public offices. [...]

Presidential Pride Proclamations

By | 2010-06-10T09:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2010|News|

by Dana Rudolph President Barack Obama has, for the second time, issued a proclamation in honor of Pride Month. Only one other president - Bill Clinton - has ever done so. A comparison of their [...]

Dyke March deserves praise

By | 2018-01-15T23:40:36+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Hundreds of queer women taking to the streets of Ferndale with pride - it's a beautiful thing. With no underwear-clad boys, bears or leather men in sight, June 5 truly was a day for Michigan's [...]

Parting Glances: Who’s behind the Times?

By | 2018-01-16T07:19:46+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Opinions|

Time magazine's cover a week ago must have fascinated Bible fundamentalist readers of the "Left Behind," $60 million grossing, "end times" religious sci-fi series. (Indeed, how gross.) These biblical fundygelicals are convinced the pope is [...]