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Diversity in transition

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras From left to right: GM Plus members Soren Bech, Joe LaMuraglia, Sabine Blake, Karen Rafferty and Monique Brentley at A Night Out with Cadillac, held in New York earlier this year. Photo [...]

My car and me: a love story

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Guides|

By Samantha White "It was just meant to be" is how June Washington describes her relationship with her Bentley. The gorgeous silver-grayish antique, with lots of attitude and a decadent exterior, and its owner have [...]

Top Gay Cars of 2010

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Guides|

By Ramon Johnson, Gay Life Guide I love the spirit of automobiles. With each exterior line, curve, interior appointment, color and technological wonder shines a unique personality that tells its own story. At first [...]

Russian region will not register LGBT organization

By |2018-01-16T09:30:15-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Oktyabrsky district court in Arkhangelsk, Russia, on Sept. 22 upheld the regional government's refusal to officially register the LGBT organization Rakurs (Angle). The regional Justice Ministry had refused [...]

Battle continues over Baja California marriage amendment

By |2018-01-16T01:41:42-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors has joined calls for municipal councils in Mexico's Baja California state to reject a state constitutional amendment that seemingly bans recognition of same-sex [...]

Russian court declares Pride ban illegal

By |2018-01-15T21:52:47-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs For the first time, after five years of lawsuits by gay activists, a Russian court has declared a governmental ban of a gay Pride parade to have been illegal. [...]

Tatchell gets a blue plaque

By |2018-01-16T03:42:25-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Longtime British gay activist Peter Tatchell was honored with a "blue plaque" Sept. 29. At an on-location ceremony, gay actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen unveiled the plaque on [...]

An ordinance overview

By |2018-01-16T12:41:09-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

By Jim Larkin A surge in municipal anti-discrimination ordinances that protect peoples' sexual orientation may indicate Michigan's gay and lesbian fight for equality has momentum. Ten Michigan cities and townships included sexual orientation in their [...]

Kevin Howley named as Affirmations interim CEO

By |2018-01-16T16:54:58-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - The Board of Directors of Affirmations announced Oct. 11 that Kevin Howley has been appointed its interim chief executive officer. Howley has been hired to assist the organization during its executive leadership transition [...]

Speak Out: Fight back against bullying

By |2018-01-16T15:18:22-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader Over the past few weeks, the country has been reminded that bullying can be deadly. In Texas, a 13-year old boy killed himself because of homophobic taunts by his classmates. A Rutgers [...]

Between Ourselves: Jennifer Hsu

By |2018-01-16T07:59:45-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Jennifer Hsu is the executive director of the OutCenter of Berrien County, located in Benton Harbor on the west side of the state. But she's also a huge supporter of the center [...]

Ties Like Me to celebrate fifth anniversary

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|News|

Ties Like Me, a southeast Michigan professional networking group for LGBT and allied businessmen and women, will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a gathering at Via Nove Restaurant in Ferndale at 5:30 p.m. Oct. [...]

Schools, LGBT groups confront bullycide

By |2018-01-16T11:48:08-05:00October 14th, 2010|News|

By David Crary A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying - and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate. [...]

Judge blocks ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., issued a permanent worldwide injunction Oct. 12 immediately barring the U.S. government from making any further use of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' military [...]

Why we still need safety nets

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Sometimes, those of us who live every day of our lives openly forget that this is not the norm. We exist in a bubble where, aside from occasionally wondering if it's OK to kiss our [...]

Creep of the Week: Matt Barber

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Opinions|

It feels like every time we check the news this month there's a story about yet another young person taking his or her life in order to escape anti-gay bullying. It's heartbreaking. And not just [...]

S/he said: Cupcakes, cissexism and Eddie Long

By |2018-01-16T04:16:49-05:00October 14th, 2010|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "People are created in God's image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It's an identity disorder." - Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party-backed Delaware GOP Senate nominee, in a 2006 Washington [...]

Guys and their rides

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Guides|

Adam Bernard with his 1972 Austin Mini 1. Adam Bernard with his 1972 Austin Mini 2. Bret Scott and Bob Andersen next to their 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco 3. David Struck and his 1968 Chrysler [...]

MCRC condemns assistant AG conduct

By |2018-01-22T17:43:43-05:00October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, shown here with an image from his blog of University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong with a swastika over his face. Photo courtesy of [...]

Dating Diet: Fantasy Football

By |2018-01-15T21:45:41-05:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Big things happen to those who wait! Yes! That's what my friends tell me when they call, and I inform them that I haven't met or talked to anyone on a romantic [...]

Life as he knows it

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Gregg Shapiro Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel in "Life as We Know It," now playing in theaters. Photos: Warner Bros. After making TV a priority, director Greg Berlanti is moving back into movies [...]

Fashion in Detroit launches Oct. 22

By |2018-01-15T18:50:27-05:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

DETROIT - Michigan's premier annual fashion event, Fashion In Detroit, will put a style spotlight on Michigan from Oct. 22-23 at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Fashion In Detroit is a two-day fashion event co-founded by Joe [...]

Hay… ride?

By |2018-01-15T17:00:33-05:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

That a "petting zoo" is part of the Hot & Horny Hayride calls into question what kind. So founder Jimmy Stewart, the owner of afterhours club Innuendo in Detroit, clarifies: "There are actual barnyard animals!" [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Foster and Winslet team for Polanski's 'Carnage' Lesbian icon Jodie Foster is becoming the go-to gal for working with Hollywood pariahs. She's still trying to get her latest directorial effect, "The [...]

Hear Me Out: Legends

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

Elton John and Leon Russell, 'The Union' In his illustrious four-decade career, Elton John's done it all: cut classics, inspired generations of performers and been one of the greatest gay icons ever. For so long, [...]

Tru Character

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Dry as a bone 5 Orgasms, e.g. 11 Islamic leader 15 Publisher of same-sex couples' legal guide 16 Forbidden fruits 17 Expressed, as farewell 18 Possible model for 56-Across 21 Number of deadly [...]

The World According to Isaac

By |2010-10-14T09:00:00-04:00October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|

By Michael H. Margolin The Jewish Ensemble Theatre opened its 2010-11 season Saturday night with a big joke - well, actually a series of them, in James Sherman's "The God of Isaac." Sherman, best known [...]

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