Joan Rivers, Revealed

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

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' [...]

Paula Cole’s Second Coming

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Gay and Colorful

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

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 [...]

Work makes much comical ado about nothing

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

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. [...]

3 million at Sao Paulo pride parade

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

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 [...]

CoE human rights head blasts pride incidents

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

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. [...]

Same-sex marriages begin in Portugal

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

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, [...]

Michigan Pride: Living out loud

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

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 [...]

LGBT leaders head to the White House

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

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 [...]

New HIV/AIDS advocacy coalition forms

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves: Terri Dinsmore

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

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 [...]

Rep. Baldwin stumps for Dems in Michigan

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

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 [...]

U.S. adopts new policy on trans passports

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

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 [...]

HUD establishes gay protections

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

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 [...]

Lesbians raise better kids, says U.S. study

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

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 [...]

On the shoulders of giants

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

"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 [...]

Parting Glances: Not a full deck

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

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 [...]

S/he said: Prom, Stonewall and Gaga

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

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 [...]