Kylie Queers It Up

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

That sex-talk makes Kylie Minogue shy isn't something anyone who's seen her hoisted to the top of an orgy in her video for "All the Lovers" would think about the ever-sweet Aussie. But you're probably [...]

Showgirls: 15 Years Later

By | 2018-01-16T09:08:42+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

I only remember tits, er, bits and pieces of "Showgirls." Some ass there, some boobs here, while watching it through non-subscriber HBO static. Little gay 12-year-old me hadn't even hit puberty, but it was already [...]

A Single Man

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

Tom Ford's heartbreakingly poetic film debut "A Single Man," a cinematic high-point of this year now available on DVD, has almost nothing to do with being gay. It does, however, have everything to do with [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Will Heather Matarazzo go Helter Skelter? It's been more than 40 years since members of the Charles Manson "family" committed the horrifying Tate/LaBianca murders, but it's a story that continues to [...]

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Dumbledore might cast one 6 Butt 9 Mixed-up fruit 14 One to ten, e.g. 15 Maugham's "Cakes and ___ " 16 Woodworker's tool 17 Playful mammal 18 Hansberry's "A Raisin in the ___ [...]

ACT Trilogy: Parting is such sweet sorrow

By | 2018-01-16T12:14:30+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn The Force (of friendship) takes center stage in Joseph Zettelmaier's "The All Childish Things Trilogy," but never more than in the final installment. And while initiated audiences may think they've got [...]

High-flying farce at The Purple Rose

By | 2018-01-16T10:58:57+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Martin F. Kohn While airplanes are critical to its plot, the early 1960s farce "Boeing-Boeing" must pack sufficient boing! or neither play nor title will realize its humorous potential. And yes, the title was [...]

Exploring Coastal Maine

By | 2018-01-16T07:59:17+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Maine's classically quaint seaside towns and breezy beaches seem tailor-made for a relaxing vacation and sure enough, the state's coastal sections are invaded by pleasure seekers all summer. Prestigious, blue-blood retreats like [...]

Lesbian Icelandic prime minister gets married

By | 2018-01-15T19:41:43+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Openly lesbian Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurardottir got married to her partner, writer Jonina Leosdottir, on June 27, when the nation's law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect. Since the couple [...]

Ireland passes civil-partnership law

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News The lower house of Ireland's parliament passed a civil-partnership bill for same-sex couples July 1. It is expected to pass the upper house easily and take effect early next year. [...]

Slovenian gay venue vandalized

By | 2018-01-16T03:15:18+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News The gay/lesbian bar Cafe Open in Ljubljana, Slovenia, was vandalized twice in late June. Local activists said a Molotov cocktail was placed at the entrance and that the building was [...]

LGBTs march in Sofia, Helsinki

By | 2018-01-16T03:37:13+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Several hundred people marched in the third gay pride parade in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 26, under protection of hundreds of police officers. Anti-gay protesters rallied earlier in the day [...]

Breakdown: Gay & aging by the numbers

By | 2018-01-15T18:27:16+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

Eighteen percent of Michigan's population is currently over 60. By 2030, seniors will number 1 in 4 in the state. Over 60 percent of today's adult population either is or expects to become a family [...]

Golden Gays

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Alice McKeage is painting her garage. It's just one of the many projects she hopes to complete now that she has finally retired from Ford Motor Company, where she founded the company's [...]

Between Ourselves: Charles Alexander

By | 2018-01-16T12:48:39+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Artist, activist, Detroiter - Charles Alexander wears many hats in Michigan's LGBT community. At age 74, the lifelong artist regularly attends gay events and is curator of Affirmations' Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery. 1) [...]

Speakout: Where they stand

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

by Eric W. Rader Though the campaign for governor of Michigan has been underway for almost two years, most voters are only now beginning to pay attention. However, before citizens decide whom they want to [...]

Wanda Sykes visits Ruth Ellis Center

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

HIGHLAND PARK - Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes took time out of her busy schedule while touring in Detroit on June 12 to visit with residents, youth, alumni and employees of Ruth Ellis Center. Sykes [...]

Genesee PFLAG to host picnic

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

FLINT - Genesee County PFLAG will hold a picnic as part of its 2-5 p.m. July 11 meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, located at 2474 S. Ballenger Highway. The county chapter will [...]

Reward offered in Royal Oak murder case

By | 2018-01-15T19:59:44+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

Justice For Jeremy has announced that they are now offering a cash reward in the amount of $5,000 in exchange for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of Jeremy Brent [...]

Pride around the country

By | 2010-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2010|News|

NEW YORK - Thousands of marchers and a rainbow of floats filled the streets of New York and other U.S. cities on June 27 as people celebrated gay Pride, part of a weekend of events [...]

The Gay Moralist: Why Weddings?

By | 2018-01-16T04:56:55+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino I'm at a wedding for a same-sex couple, in the chapel anteroom before the service, and the grooms are sweating profusely. It's not because they're nervous. It's because they're wearing black wool [...]

Viewpoint: Acting Like Winners

By | 2018-01-16T06:32:40+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Opinions|

by Richard J. Rosendall This Viewpoint originally ran in Bay Windows, a New England-based LGBT newspaper. The LGBT community has a long, hot summer ahead. The last election put avowed allies at both ends of [...]