Gay battle heats up in Holland

By Jim Larkin HOLLAND, Mich. - A community group that is trying to make Holland more accepting of gay people planned to meet Wednesday, July 28, to decide how to respond to a full-page advertisement [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

The Five Bar Bus Tour

1. Jill, Debbie and Michelle @ The Adam's Apple 2. Alejandro and Rick @ Gigi's 3. Jack and Tim @ The Hayloft 4. Josh and Tim @ The R & R 5. Buddy, Aaron, Rick [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Out from the Kage

By Cornelius A. Fortune Author Kage Alan 3-5 p.m. July 24 Affirmations 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale If you're a fan of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation" [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Hotter than July, indeed!

All it took for Markell to launch his porn career six years ago was a lay-off from his fast food job. Now, the bisexual adult-film star is shooting ... movies, and spending some time in [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:15:23-05:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Angelina Jolie Mans Up

Angelina Jolie's just one of the boys. Not only by being a butt-kicking bombshell in "Wanted" or the "Tomb Raider" series, but truly transforming into a man for her role in "Salt," an is-she-isn't-she? espionage [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Streep meets Thatcher at the movies? She's already accomplished so much, but now it looks like Meryl Streep will become the British Prime Minister, the 1986 version anyway. The "Julie & [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Stop and think, Leo!

By Jack Fertig As the Sun enters Leo, he offers chances to reconcile the opposition between Saturn in Libra (conservative social controls) and Uranus in Aries (individualistic impulses). Standing up for yourself and looking good [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Flight Plan

Across 1 Certain cosmetic surgery that sucks 5 "Designing Women" co-star Jean 10 Suffers in the sun 15 Series ender 16 Particular "Advocate," e.g. 17 Light in the sneakers? 18 Start of a question about [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Entertainment|

Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage

Argentina legalized same-sex marriage July 15. The vote in the Senate at 4:05 a.m. was 33-27 with 3 abstentions. The lower house previously passed the bill and, at press time, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

First Europride in Eastern Europe

Europride, which has roamed from country to country since 1992, was staged in Eastern Europe for the first time this year, culminating with the July 17 parade through the streets of Warsaw. Around 8,000 people [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Meet the Candidates

by Jessica Carreras Virg Bernero Credentials: Degree in political science from Adrian College. Served as an Ingham County commissioner for eight years. Served for four years as a development officer for Alma College and as [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Where they stand

Democratic gubernatorial candidates weigh in on top LGBT legislative issues. Virg Bernero Same-sex marriage I believe LGBT couples deserve all the rights and responsibilities available to heterosexual couples under the law. I will work with [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

HTJ HotBoyz calendar

Thursday, July 22 Kickoff and Strip Off Party, 9 p.m. Featuring a performance by Bebe of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Part of HTJ 2010. The Woodward, 1040 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Friday, July 23 Blak Ice Grand [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:43:04-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Hot Boyz head hypes up HTJ happenings

by Jessica Carreras Tramaine Cotton's old boss is kicking himself right now. Cotton used to serve as the bar's main marketing and promotions person, but at the same time, was launching his career as a [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:22:00-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Adam Bernard

by Jessica Carreras Adam Bernard is the director of invitationals for the Lambda Car Club's Detroit Chapter, and also works by day at General Motors. He's also a blogger about cars, gay issues, cooking, TV [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:14:02-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Marriage moves forward?

by Eric Rader Contact President Obama and your members of Congress to urge quick repeal of DOMA: President Obama: Find your House member: Sen. Carl Levin: Sen. Debbie Stabenow: Argentina is [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:13:42-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Local HIV/AIDS leaders react to national strategy

by Jessica Carreras Several local leaders in Michigan's HIV/AIDS advocacy community have voiced excitement over the July 13 release of the Obama administration's National AIDS Strategy, and yet are quick to note that good plans [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:56:32-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Ruth Ellis Center receives three grants

HIGHLAND PARK - THe Ruth Ellis Center, one of the nation's three agencies dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth, has received a grant from each of the following organizations: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Detroit [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Art from the Heart

By Beth Greenapple On July 25 at the Janice Charach Gallery inside the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, a unique exhibit will open. Art From the Heart represents a collaboration between the gallery and [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

A community without closets

By Beth Greenapple FARMINGTON HILLS - The July 15 annual meeting and board installation at the Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center's Zekelman Family Campus marked a watershed in the life of the Jewish Gay Network of [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Lambda Car Club revs up for Motown 2010

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities abound for the automotive enthusiast as the Detroit region of Lambda Car Club International presents Motown 2010: Hits, History, Horsepower from July 25-31 in Detroit. A week of activities has been planned, including [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:33:09-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Windsor Pride needs volunteers

Windsor Pride, which will be holding its annual festival and services of events Aug. 3-8 in downtown Windsor, is in need of volunteer help for their 2010 festival. Help is needed in all types of [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:49:00-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|

Why BTL backs Bernero

On Nov. 2, we have an opportunity to move forward toward full equality, or maintain the anti-LGBT status quo. If we have any hope of passing a meaningful state anti-bullying law, amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:23:51-05:00July 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Rick Santorum

A round of applause for Rick Santorum, everybody. What a brave, brave man. In his July 14 Philadelphia Inquirer column, Santorum congratulates himself for being such a courageous and relentless fighter against marriage equality. "Political [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Opinions|

Underage drinking – who is at fault?

In response to Affirmations' new program dealing with underage drinking ("Affirmations launches new program to combat underage drinking, BTL issue 1828), why are we picking on bars and restaurants that support LGBT people when it [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Opinions|

Our ‘Kids are All Right’

As the film "The Kids are All Right" sets to open in Royal Oak next week, I find it ironic, and hopeful, that we will all rush to see a film about this modern family, [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Opinions|

S/he said: Beastiality, Mormons and sporno

Compiled by Howard Israel "What's going to happen next? Men and sheep? Women and dogs?" - Bob Giuda, New Hampshire Republican congressional candidate, responding to a question about same-sex marriage,, June 29. "I have [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:17:50-05:00July 22nd, 2010|Opinions|

Gay battle heats up in Holland

By Jim Larkin HOLLAND, Mich. - A community group that is trying to make Holland more accepting of gay people planned to meet Wednesday, July 28, to decide how to respond to a full-page advertisement [...]

By |2010-07-22T09:00:00-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Holland Is Ready responds

by Jim Larkin HOLLAND - A community group will not be directly responding to a full page advertisement that it says contained blatant untruths about gay people, but it will be attempting to ease the [...]

By |2018-01-23T05:45:35-05:00July 22nd, 2010|News|