Joan Rivers, Revealed

People roll their eyes at Joan Rivers nowadays. They cringe listening to her raucous rasp. They gawk at the copious amounts of plastic surgery she's undergone and call her a "freak." But close-ups of Rivers' [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Entertainment|

Paula Cole’s Second Coming

Folk-pop hits - and hairy pits - put Paula Cole's name at the forefront of the late '90s golden age for female singer-songwriters. It wouldn't have been that decade without the "Dawson's Creek" song, her [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:00:43-05:00June 17th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente James Franco's next gay movie He played Sean Penn's lover in "Milk." He stars as Beat poet Alan Ginsberg in the upcoming "Howl." And he was recently the subject of minor [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Entertainment|

Gay and Colorful

Across 1 "___ to differ!" 5 Fairy godmother's stick 9 Endora portrayer 14 Lorca's zip 15 It's for skin 16 Relief that rhymes with "homo" 17 Singer Williamson 18 Jungle transport 19 Composer Copland 20 [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Entertainment|

Work makes much comical ado about nothing

By Bridgette M. Redman While life is made of moments, comedies sparkle when those moments are knit by plot or unified by character transformations. Lacking that, it becomes a doppelganger of "Seinfeld"-style situation comedies. "Mr. [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Entertainment|

3 million at Sao Paulo pride parade

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Step aside, United States, Toronto and Sydney. Your gay parades are not even close to the biggest. Organizers and media reported that the 14th annual gay pride parade in [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|News|

CoE human rights head blasts pride incidents

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg, says member nations that impede gay pride parades and celebrations are violating European law on freedom of assembly and expression. [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:23:14-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

Same-sex marriages begin in Portugal

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex marriages began taking place in Portugal June 7 when the law legalizing them took effect. The first couple to marry were Helena Pires Paixao and Teresa Paixao Pires, [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|News|

Michigan Pride: Living out loud

by Jessica Carreras For a gallery of pictures from Lansing, click here. LANSING - Temperatures soared and humidity hung in the air in Lansing on June 12, but it didn't stop thousands of LGBT Michiganders [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:38:56-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

LGBT leaders head to the White House

by Jessica Carreras At least three leaders of Michigan's LGBT community were invited to an LGBT Pride Month reception June 22 at the White House where they will join other leaders from across the country [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|News|

New HIV/AIDS advocacy coalition forms

by Jessica Carreras The Michigan Coalition for AIDS Advocates held its first meeting on June 9, where leaders from HIV/AIDS, LGBT and community nonprofits across the state met to discuss possibilities for building not the [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Terri Dinsmore

by Jessica Carreras Terri Dinsmore is a 40-year-old activist from Montrose. She now serves as the president of the Genesee County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, which serves the Flint-area [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:11:05-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

Rep. Baldwin stumps for Dems in Michigan

FERNDALE - U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), the only openly lesbian member of Congress, was at Affirmations June 14 to support U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) in his reelection bid. "We need Mark Schauer [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:29:43-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

U.S. adopts new policy on trans passports

by Rex Wockner The U.S. State Department on June 9 altered its policy on transgender people and passports. State said it was "pleased to use the occasion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month to [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:14:18-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

HUD establishes gay protections

by Rex Wockner The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced June 7 that it will require applicants for HUD funding to comply with state and local anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. "We're [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:58:06-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

Lesbians raise better kids, says U.S. study

The longest-running study ever conducted on American lesbian families has found that the 17-year-old sons and daughters of lesbian mothers, all conceived through donor insemination, rate higher than their peers in social, academic and overall [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:05:57-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

On the shoulders of giants

"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." This phrase, famously written in a letter from Sir Isaac Newton to his rival Robert Hooke, applies well to [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Parting Glances: Not a full deck

I've been going to Chicago regularly since 1960. It's my Second City, with lots of wonderful memories. Museums. Restaurants. Friends. Lovers. Gay bars. The Lawson Y. (Youth gone for good with the Lakeshore wind.) During [...]

By |2010-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17th, 2010|Opinions|

S/he said: Prom, Stonewall and Gaga

compiled by Howard Israel "To those who still believe that we should stay out of the cultural war, I have a question: How is that working out for you? We now have two generations who [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:50:38-05:00June 17th, 2010|Opinions|