‘Modern’ Man

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Entertainment|

First kisses are always a big deal, and clearly that's been true for two "Modern Family" fathers. The ABC sitcom hit a home run during its debut season last year, garnering critical kudos, healthy ratings [...]

Being Brandi

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Entertainment|

Brandi Carlile is a lesbian, but no one cares. Not even, as it turns out, the gay rags who typically would, or should, be all over someone of her caliber: a mighty musical force, big [...]

Preaching to the Choir

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Nice Nellie 5 Palm starch 9 Rosie's role in "The Flintstones" 14 Jay of TV 15 Put out 16 Head off 17 Pt. of PGA 18 Give for a while 19 "A Streetcar [...]

Against all odds

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Entertainment|

When faced with cancer for the third time, many people might give up hope. But not Stephanie Elaine Samuel, a longtime member of the Grosse Pointe Theatre. A popular singer, actress and choreographer, Stephanie has [...]

Affirmations to host financial workshops

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Guides|

by Samantha White Financial and Estate Planning Workshops 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30 Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale http://www.goaffirmations.org According to the United States Department of Labor, Michigan has a 13.1 percent [...]

Gay money talks

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Guides|

by Lucy Hough A recent report states that LGBT people are typically more optimistic about the general direction of the country, specifically in terms of economic growth, the job market and personal finances. And, as [...]

Condos versus houses

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Guides|

by Jeff Hammerberg Many LGBT buyers mistakenly and understandably assume that the purchase of a condo is no different from buying a typical single-family home. But the fact is that condominium ownership has its own [...]

Home is where the art is

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Guides|

Sometimes it's easier to slap cheap, store-bought "art" on the wall and be done with it. But homes aren't meant to be easy - appliances crap out, dust collects and painting is still a major [...]

Gays to march in Serbia

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Gays will march in Belgrade, Serbia, on Oct. 10 for the first time since 2001, when marchers in the first Pride parade were beaten by nationalists, skinheads and soccer fans. Dozens of [...]

398 same-sex marriages in Mexico City

By | 2018-01-16T10:53:52+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner There have been 398 same-sex marriages in Mexico City since the groundbreaking law legalizing gay nuptials took effect March 11, city officials said Sept. 6. Fifty-three percent of the marriages have been [...]

EU-wide recognition of same-sex partnerships urged

By | 2018-01-15T19:22:38+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Members of the European Parliament, including the four presidents of the Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights, told the European Union's commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship on Sept. 7 that much [...]

Anti-gays march in Budapest

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Budapest saw a "heterosexual pride" parade Sept. 4. About 100 people marched the same route as this year's gay pride parade. The anti-gay marchers said they want the city to ban gay [...]

Just Dance

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Rafel Moore, a Ruth Ellis youth and voguer, strikes a pose outside of the drop-in center in Highland Park. Kaleidoscope 6-11 p.m. Sept. 23 Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit $125, [...]

Get out and walk!

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

Sunday, Sept. 19 AIDS Walk for Life, A walk to raise funds for HIV/AIDS advocacy and care in Windsor. Hosted by the AIDS Committee of Windsor. Dieppe Park, Windsor. http://www.aidswindsor.org AIDS Walk Detroit, 9 a.m. [...]

Steppin’ Out turns 20

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

AIDS Walk Detroit 9 a.m. Sept. 19 Royal Oak Farmers Market http://www.aidswalkdetroit.org ROYAL OAK - The man who took the first steps toward creating an annual AIDS walk in the Detroit area did not live [...]

Hate crimes lawsuit dismissed

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras BAY CITY - The Michigan-based challenge to the the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was dismissed Sept. 7 after a district court judge decided the lawsuit lacked [...]

Between Ourselves: Robert Lalicki

By | 2018-01-15T21:15:57+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Robert Lalicki is one of the co-founders of metro Detroit-based LGBT networking group Ties Like Me. He's also the branch sales manager for First Place Bank in Troy, and is currently "behind [...]

Speak Out: Putting things in perspective

By | 2018-01-15T23:04:32+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader HRC information on elections: http://tinyurl.com/33blkxk Pro-LGBT Congressional candidates in Michigan who need help: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Hills) http://www.petersforcongress.com Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) http://www.markschauer.com Natalie Mosher, running to unseat Rep. Thaddeus [...]

More details released for OutFest

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

As the 2010 OutFest, set to take place 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 18 in Ann Arbor's Braun Court, draws nearer, more performers, speakers and details are being finalized. The National Coming Out Day celebration is hosted [...]

Michigan AIDS Coalition receives over $250K

By | 2018-01-16T11:50:42+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - Statewide HIV/AIDS advocacy, care and prevention organization the Michigan AIDS Coalition has recently been awarded several new grants. The six most recent grants that have been awarded to support prevention, case management, general [...]

California Supremes rebuff Prop. 8 proponents

By | 2018-01-16T17:26:31+00:00 September 16th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner The forces that want to keep Proposition 8, the voter-passed constitutional amendment that re-banned same-sex marriage in California, can't catch a break. The state Supreme Court on Sept. 7 slapped down an [...]

The Gay Moralist: Against Marriage?

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino In my marriage debates, I am often asked what I think about critics on the left who argue that marriage is a fundamentally flawed institution which gays and lesbians would be better [...]

Celebrating our youth

By | 2010-09-16T09:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|

So often, when we talk about LGBT youth in our community, it is about how we can help them, nurture them, provide for them, or save them from life with HIV or life on the [...]

S/he said: Ex-gay therapy, Stonewall and Miss Universe

By | 2018-01-16T13:34:04+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "I think we should just try to make heterosexual divorce illegal." - Filmmaker John Waters, known for "Hairspray" and "Pink Flamingos," discussingachieving marriage equality, Associated Press http://hosted.ap.org, Sept. 12. "In the [...]

Parting Glances: Who woulda thunk it?

By | 2018-01-16T05:10:39+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Opinions|

My 1-hour return flight from Gatorade, Ariz., where I attended the first annual crossdress-in of Drag Queens for Jesus, was, well, heavenly. I held hands between helpings of salted nuts and sticky Goobers with dream-boat [...]

A Penny for her Thoughts: The power of one

By | 2018-01-16T04:19:26+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Opinions|

by Penny Gardner In the spring, you may recall, I helped to publicize the public hearings held across the state by the Area Agencies on Aging. You, dear reader, were encouraged to attend these hearings [...]