Catching up with Cazwell

By | 2018-01-16T15:07:18+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Entertainment|

Cazwell (front center) and his 'Ice Cream Truck' dancers. Photo: Marco Ovando California gurls aren't the only ones who can melt your popsicle. When Cazwell carts his "Ice Cream Truck," the summer song Katy [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Margaret Cho. Photo: David C. Lee for Asiance Queen Latifah's latest 'Dilemma' No, the dilemma is not the recent "I'm not gay" interview that her personal trainer and frequent companion [...]

Q Scopes: Breathe, Aries!

By | 2018-01-16T05:33:32+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Saturn in Libra is squaring the lunar nodes, showing necessary steps in the relationships that are most important in our life's lessons. Mars is in Scorpio, offering insights to those problems, but [...]

Faith of Our Mothers

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Cross-dresser in a Kinks song 5 Purse attachment 10 Like a milquetoast 14 "Hey, sailor!" 15 "___ Family" 16 ___ angle (not straight) 17 Ceremony performed by 28-Across 20 Used rubbers 21 "Queer [...]

Bach Dor shrewishly slays comedy

By | 2018-01-16T07:37:29+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Entertainment|

By Bridgette Redman It was not merely the small size of the audience at the Hannah Center Friday night that muffled the laughter one would expect from the clever and bawdy comedy "The Taming of [...]

Gay Saudi diplomat seeks U.S. asylum

By | 2018-01-16T05:46:15+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The former first secretary of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Los Angeles has requested asylum in the United States because he says he'll be executed for being gay if he [...]

George Michael sent to jail

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Gay pop singer George Michael was jailed for eight weeks in London on Sept. 14 for crashing his car into a building last July after apparently mixing pot and [...]

Irish support same-sex marriage

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Sixty-seven percent of the Irish support legalization of same-sex marriage, according to an Irish Times/Behaviour Attitudes poll released Sept. 15. But only 46 percent of those questioned support gay [...]

Israeli Supremes: City must fund gay center

By | 2018-01-16T01:35:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Sept. 14 that the city of Jerusalem must fund the LGBT community center, Jerusalem Open House, the same as it funds other social groups' [...]

60 LGBT protesters arrested in Kathmandu

By | 2018-01-16T05:28:44+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Around 60 LGBT protesters were arrested in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 14, apparently for demonstrating too close to government buildings. They were demanding that the government issue identity cards to [...]

Russian gay leader Alekseev abducted, released

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Moscow Pride founder and leader Nikolai Alekseev has reported that he was abducted by government agents of some sort at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Sept. 15 and held for more [...]

AIDS Walk Detroit surges on

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Ferndale-based Lincoln High School currently leads the AIDS Walk High School Challenge with close to $1,000 raised. The school that raises the most funds will be rewarded with a free dance, hosted [...]

‘Diversity is our greatest strength’

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Much discussion and celebration at the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes' 2010 Response to Hate Conference, held Sept. 16 in Lansing, centered around the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes [...]

Cox chastises employee for anti-gay blog

By | 2018-01-16T17:30:32+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

Attorney General Mike Cox last week responded to revelations that one of his employees has a peculiar pastime: attacking openly gay University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong, along with other similar pro-life and [...]

Between Ourselves: Mike Odom

By | 2018-01-16T03:14:11+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Mike Odom is an account supervisor at Marx Layne, and has been the co-director of the Motown Invitation Classic for four years, which brings over 200 LGBT and allied bowlers to the [...]

Community activist Susan Sanborn North dies

By | 2018-01-16T11:56:19+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

Susan North, 70, passed away Sept. 7 while vacationing in California. She had suffered a severe stroke just days before. North was a staunch supporter of Michigan's LGBT community, serving on committees at Affirmations, the [...]

OutFest continues its tradition in AA

By | 2018-01-16T01:56:35+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

Left, emcee Gabe Javier welcomes the crowd in Braun Court Saturday. Speakers and muscians came out to support WRAP. Photos courtesy Keith Orr ANN ARBOR - Hundreds of people danced, ate, drank, mingled and [...]

Holland is Ready to host film series

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

Holland is Ready, a group of community leaders working for the safety and rights of LGBT people in the Lakeshore area, will kick off its free 2010-11 film series with a documentary that was a [...]

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ fails in Senate

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by BTL staff Lady Gaga addresses the crowd at the #4the14k Rally in Portland, Maine. Photo: Terry Richardson National reporter Rex Wockner contributed to this report Buoyed by a federal court ruling declaring the [...]

Feds committed to fighting hate

By | 2018-01-16T09:45:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Every year, the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes brings the Response to Hate Conference to Lansing, and a slew of law enforcement officials, students, nonprofit representatives, lawyers and concerned citizens meet to discuss and learn [...]

Creep of the Week: Tony Perkins

By | 2010-09-23T09:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Opinions|

Everybody loves a parade, don't they? Especially gays. And gay-loving militaries the world over. I mean, with homos in the ranks, they aren't much for fighting, but they can build a fabulous flotilla of floats. [...]