Gay bar opens in … Jackson

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The gay club scene really is shifting - literally, in fact, to Jackson. Club Detour, the new queer club that opened early last month, is located in the generally conservative town, at 2216 E. Michigan [...]

Where the party at?

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|

by Lucy Hough "There isn't as much national need for the clubs to be used as safe havens, but more so based on an optional place to go out and have fun at. Clubs will [...]

Keepin’ It Real (Dirty)

By | 2018-01-16T15:50:52+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Entertainment|

Suzanne Westenhoefer 8 p.m. Aug. 22 The Ark, Ann Arbor 316 S. Main St. $26 http://www.theark.org Suzanne Westenhoefer won't do a dog (or cat, or horse), but the comedian's still as tasteless as they come. [...]

Q Scopes: Just shrug it off, Aries!

By | 2018-01-15T20:46:16+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig The Sun's opposing Neptune and Chiron, Venus and Mars are square the nodes, and Mercury is turning retrograde. Freaking out won't help. Resist the temptation to childish indulgences. This won't be easy, [...]

Love, Janis

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 "Fruits of the Earth" author Andre 5 Song about donning gay apparel, e.g. 10 Break under strain 14 Served perfectly, to Mauresmo 15 Combined 16 "Baby Doll" band 17 Brazilian soccer great 18 [...]

Local theaters go gay

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Entertainment|

"Hot Summer De(z)ire" by art4artillery Theatre Company opens with a preview performance Aug. 19 at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. Metro Detroit theatergoers have a choice to make this weekend when it comes [...]

Costa Rican Supremes block referendum on gay unions

By | 2018-01-15T16:18:49+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Costa Rica's Supreme Court ruled Aug. 10 that a voter referendum scheduled for Dec. 5 that could have banned same-sex unions was unconstitutional. The court's constitutional arm ruled 5-2 that marriage rights [...]

Poll: Russians very homophobic

By | 2018-01-16T07:11:51+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner A new poll by Russia's Center for Public Opinion Research has found almost universal opposition to gay people, GayRussia.ru reported Aug. 8. The poll, conducted in late July, questioned 1,600 people in [...]

A New Design for Detroit

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras "I have never been to Detroit and I'm so thrilled to be here. I'm so thrilled to see such incredible talent all around this room. I had no idea." - DIFFA Executive [...]

We are still T.C.

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras TRAVERSE CITY - A decade-old battle has been resurrected in Traverse City to pass a human rights ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination in the northern Michigan summer vacation hot spot. A [...]

Affirmations CEO resigns

By | 2018-01-15T23:19:53+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Affirmations Executive Director Leslie Thompson at the opening of the new community center building in 2007. BTL file photo. After nearly 11 years of running Michigan's largest LGBT community center, Affirmations [...]

Between Ourselves: Alina Hall

By | 2018-01-15T22:45:26+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Alina Hall is a registered dietitian who works with Health Emergency Lifeline Programs. The 34-year-old Belleville resident hopes to promote good health for HIV-positive people through proper diet and nutrition. 1 What [...]

Suspect arrested in Battle Creek stabbing

By | 2018-01-16T11:08:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

This article ran in full on http://MichiganMessenger.com Authorities in Battle Creek have apprehended a suspect in a brutal stabbing case there. Police originally said they thought the July 25 stabbing was a hate crime, but [...]

Animal shelter to host Hogs 4 Dogs

By | 2018-01-16T17:12:25+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

Dog-lovers and motorcycle lovers will united Aug. 26 at Silky's Martini Bar in Dearborn when the second annual Hogs 4 Dogs even roars into town. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Biker Bob's of Motown have teamed up [...]

Ties Like Me! announces business expo plans

By | 2018-01-15T22:24:08+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

Ties Like Me!, a metro Detroit LGBT social and business networking group, has announced plans for its fourth annual LGBT Business Expo, held at the Reserve next to Big Rock Chop House in Birmingham at [...]

Steppin’ Out to host AIDS Walk pre-party

By | 2018-01-16T12:47:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

Steppin' Out, which hosts the annual AIDS Walk Detroit, will be holding a pre-walk party at Pronto! restaurant in Royal Oak all day Aug. 19. The fundraiser, which takes place from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., will [...]

Prop. 8 stay granted

By | 2018-01-16T05:49:29+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 16 blocked any same-sex marriages from taking place in California while proponents of the state's marriage ban appeal the Aug. 4 district-court ruling [...]

Media decides Prop. 8 judge is gay

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner In a break with past practice on outing, the U.S. mainstream media decided in early August that U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, is gay, openly [...]

Ann Coulter to headline gay homocon event

By | 2010-08-19T09:00:00+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Conservative author and media diva Ann Coulter will headline Homocon, a Sept. 25 party in New York City organized by the conservative gay group GOProud. "The gay left has done their best [...]

Parting Glances: Glory in Gatorade

By | 2018-01-16T17:52:47+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Opinions|

I've been flown by BTL to Gatorade, Ariz., to attend the first-ever gathering of Drag Queens for Jesus. (No affiliation with Dykes 4 Jesus, 9-Hole Golfing Alliance.) BTL staff drew straws for the all-expenses-paid trip, [...]

The Gay Moralist: A skeptic’s faith

By | 2018-01-16T01:14:13+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino "The trouble with atheism," my friend said with a smile, "is that you don't get any holidays." Sometimes even tired jokes can be insightful. The friend was a Catholic priest, speaking to [...]

Fire destroys center for young gay men

By | 2018-01-23T12:18:44+00:00 August 19th, 2010|News|

DETROIT - For many young, gay black men there are few places they can call home, and it just got a little worse for them last week when the R.E.C. Boyz Center, a home-away-from-home for [...]