Four Wettings and a Funeral

By Anthony Paull I'm mistaken; I thought dating was over, passe, pedestrian, but I've come to find we've simply altered the rules. Blame it on evolution or survival of the indiscriminate if you will, but [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:46:25-05:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Eat Gay Love

Glee is all Ryan Murphy must be feeling these days. Already on fire from his gay-worshipped TV megahit, the 44-year-old director's second feature, "Eat Pray Love," adapted from the wildly popular memoir and out Aug. [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Pride a win in Windsor

A week full of events enveloped the city of Windsor, Ontario in LGBT pride Aug. 3-8, featuring family and trans-specific events, a wine tour and bowling, plus the annual parade and festival at Riverfront Plaza. [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente A different 'View' for Sara Gilbert "As The World Turns" is 54 this year. And it's being cancelled. But when networks close a door they open a window, which means something's [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Play it up, Virgo!

By Jack Fertig From mid-Leo, the Sun is aggravating Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, which could create brilliant political insights, but that will take extraordinary work and humility. Rampant megalomaniacal egotism is much likelier. Being attuned [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Not Gaga About Gold

Across 1 Major and minor, to Bernstein 6 Isle of exile in Brando's "Desiree" 10 Reinaldo Arenas' Peter 15 Lower in rank 16 ___ ex machina 17 One that lies on the bottom 18 Start [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

‘Phantom’ fitting summer fare

By John Quinn Let's start with the basics. Yes, it's a musical. Yes, it's called "Phantom." No, it's not by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, fresh from their successful collaboration, "Nine," chose [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:18:45-05:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

‘Spelling Bee’ funny, but lacks punch

By Bridgette M. Redman "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" hinges on broad stereotypes that are slowly transformed to real people with real concerns. The Tibbits Opera House production features talented actors in an [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:51:12-05:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Laughs come out loud at The Ringwald

By Jenn McKee In Douglas Carter Beane's "The Little Dog Laughed," now being staged by Who Wants Cake? at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre, a closeted movie actor named Mitchell (Vince Kelley) scoffs at the chest-thumping notion [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Entertainment|

Out of Town: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

by Andrew Collins Reminiscent in historic ambience, manageable size, mountainous elevation and dynamic arts scene to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the small city of San Miguel de Allende was established in the mid-16th century and [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Guides|

Marriage: Next stop, Chile

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A bill to legalize same-sex marriage was introduced in Chile's Congress Aug. 3. Sen. Fulvio Rossi, president of the Socialist Party, said the bill would rewrite the Civil Code [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:25:25-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Mexico City gay marriage law upheld

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Mexico City's 5-month-old gay marriage law was upheld by the nation's Supreme Court on Aug. 5. The vote was 8-2. The justices said marriage is a matter of equal [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Reykjavik mayor goes to gay pride in drag

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Jon Gnarr, mayor of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, went to gay pride in drag Aug. 5, British media reported. Gnarr kicked off gay pride week wearing a blond wig, red [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:49:47-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Sudan flogs cross-dressers

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Nineteen young men in Sudan were lashed 30 times each Aug. 3 immediately after being convicted of wearing women's clothes and makeup, local media reported. They had been arrested [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:06:45-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Tewksbury heads Canadian 2012 Olympics team

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Openly gay former Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury will lead Canada's team to the 2012 Games in London. The Canadian Olympic Committee selected the three-time medalist as the nation's "chef [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:08:56-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

High-school girls arrested in Zimbabwe

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs African media outlets reported that some 15 high school-aged girls in Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Bulawayo, were arrested for alleged homosexual activities July 30. The students, reportedly all soccer players, [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:39:03-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Openly gay former Ford CFO to head WSU

by BTL staff The Wayne State University Board of Governors has unanimously elected former Ford Motor Company executive Allan Gilmour as the school's interim president. Gilmour spent nearly 35 years with Ford, retiring as vice [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:44:14-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

A month of firsts

The increasing recognition and acceptance of transpeople has never been more evident in southeast Michigan than in this month, which is full of trans-friendly activities and groundbreaking news of statewide trans advocacy organization Transgender Michigan [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|News|

EMU defends counseling student’s dismissal

by Lucy Hough Eastern Michigan University is known for being accepting of LGBT students and staff alike. It has a vibrant and prominent gay student population, sweeping non-discrimination policies and an LGBT Resource Center. Recently, [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:30:50-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Gale Crooks

by Jessica Carreras Gale Crooks, who lives just outside of Columbiaville, Mich., is a founding member and current co-chair of the Lapeer County Equal Rights Alliance, which hosts LGBT educational events and works toward equal [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:19:12-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Full Truth welcomes new pastor

DETROIT - Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church, an LGBT-affirming congregation located in Detroit, is settling in as Rev. Ronchele Andres takes the reigns as the church's newest pastor. Andres joined the Full Truth family [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Bernero takes the primaries in landslide vote

by Jessica Carreras LANSING - Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who was most gay groups' top pick for the Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan, soared to a win in the Aug. 3 primaries, garnering 59 [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Prop. 8 overturned!

by Rex Wockner Prop. 8 ruling march in San Diego Wednesday night. Photo by David Poller {Editor's Note: Judge Vaughn Walker has lifted his stay and effective Aug. 18, same-sex couples will be allowed [...]

By |2018-01-23T14:07:14-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Lady Gaga denounces Arizona immigrants law

by Rex Wockner Lady Gaga forcefully denounced Arizona's anti-immigrant law during a July 31 concert in Phoenix. Gaga said she had been asked to boycott Arizona "and I said, 'You really think that us dumb [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:54:08-05:00August 12th, 2010|News|

Why not Detroit?

Los Angeles. San Francisco. San Diego. Sacramento. Long Beach. New York City. Boston. Denver. Anchorage. Salt Lake City. San Antonio. Dallas. The list goes on - hitting a total of, by some estimates, almost 50 [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Gary Cass

With Prop. 8 being overturned in California, some folks are a little pissed. And the fact that Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who ruled that it's not cool to deny gay and lesbian folks the [...]

By |2018-01-23T10:35:35-05:00August 12th, 2010|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Kraft nicht bei who?

Within months of Adolf Hitler's appointment as Germany's Chancellor in 1933, Nazi S.S. thugs in Berlin stood menacingly in front of Jewish owned businesses. They held up signs in their grubby, beat-opponents-to-a-pulp hands that read, [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Opinions|

Transmissions: A child is dead

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Seventeen-month-old Roy A. Jones is dead. His killer, Pedro Jones, is in custody. The child's mother and her family are distraught, angry and full of deep, heart-wrenching sorrow. Pedro Jones, Roy [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Opinions|

Viewpoint: Bullseye

Somebody call Tom Cruise. The Human Rights Campaign is on a Mission: Impossible. Its goal? To convince two of the world's largest corporations, Target and Best Buy, to donate a combined quarter-million dollars to pro-equality [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:31:29-05:00August 12th, 2010|Opinions|

Antique Market offers unique finds

ANN ARBOR - If you have ever searched for the perfect accent item, or that piece of furniture that is simply missing from your living room, look no further. The Ann Arbor Antiques Market will [...]

By |2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00August 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|