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Dating Diet: Love Game

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: E-mail war!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:38:02-05:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Wright-ing History

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:54:28-05:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Soul Sista

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Milty Moves Michigan

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:00:35-05:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Get out of town, Libra!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:07:47-05:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Hard Act to Follow

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|Entertainment|

Euro Parliament to look at Polish anti-gay policy

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:58:30-05:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Malawian couple pardoned

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

A day for dykes

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Michigan Pride Calendar

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. [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Striving for the perfect Pride

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

‘Love is a gift’

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Rain, sun and Pride fun!

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Sherry Duquet

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:45:32-05:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Endorsements speak loudly

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:07:36-05:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Presidential Pride Proclamations

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 [...]

By |2010-06-10T09:00:00-04:00June 10th, 2010|News|

Dyke March deserves praise

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:40:36-05:00June 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Parting Glances: Who’s behind the Times?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:19:46-05:00June 10th, 2010|Opinions|