Dear Jody: Help me come out

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: My story is really too long to tell; it spans over 40 years of self-denial and people-pleasing. To make this long story short, I've denied being me by trying to fit into the mold [...]

Dark Dark Dark… and queer

By | 2018-01-15T21:08:11+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Entertainment|

Twin Cities band Dark Dark Dark performs in Detroit on Oct. 27. Photo: Todd Seelie Dark Dark Dark 8 p.m. Oct. 27 The Bakery Loft 4300 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit http://www.brightbrightbright.com You're not the [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Ron Howard wants Jodie for 'Stroke of Insight' Harvard neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylors' 1996 stroke at the age of 37 turned her life upside down. Eventually, though, after eight years, she [...]

Slip of the Tongue

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Murdoch with a flower? 7 Overhand strokes, for Mauresmo 14 "Cape Fear" star 15 Sultry Dietrich 16 Start of a quip 18 Halloween mo. 19 Series ender 20 French river 21 Mistake for [...]

MOT makes the most of ‘The Mikado’

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Entertainment|

By Michael H. Margolin The Michigan Opera Theatre opens its 40th season with "The Mikado." Photo: MOT Saturday night was the opening of Michigan Opera Theatre's 40th season, and while David DiChiera took five [...]

A place to call home

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Transgender Michigan founder and Executive Director Rachel Crandall at the organization's Oct. 13 open house celebrating their first-ever office. BTL photo by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - The small office located on [...]

Affirmations’ changing face

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

The recent retirement of CEO Leslie Thompson and the hiring of interim CEO Kevin Howley are just two of the changes taking place at Ferndale-based LGBT community center Affirmations. The organization has seen many new [...]

Between Ourselves: Gabe Javier

By | 2018-01-15T21:57:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Gabe Javier works for the University of Michigan's Spectrum Center, which serves the needs of the school's LGBTQ and allied students. An Ann Arbor resident, Javier and his team are working on [...]

Race for attorney general job turns ugly

By | 2018-01-16T16:11:31+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

This article ran in full on MichiganMessenger.com. The race for Michigan's next attorney general went from spirited to ugly Oct. 18. Debbie McIntosh, the mother of a murder victim who appears in a television commercial [...]

MCRC condemns assistant AG conduct

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras LANSING - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has condemned the conduct of an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan. The [...]

Emergency food and shelter program announced

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

DETROIT - On Oct. 13, The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, in partnership with the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, announced the creation and launch of a year-long program designed to help provide [...]

Lawsuit filed on behalf of corrections officer

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News|

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Oct. 18 on behalf of Andre Cooley, a corrections officer for juvenile detainees with an exemplary record. Cooley was fired when his supervisors discovered [...]

Making excuses

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|

On Oct. 12 at a meeting for the Saline School Board, dozens of people spoke passionately for over two hours about the need to protect LGBTQ students in every way possible, from bullying to anti-discrimination [...]

The Gay Moralist: Paladino’s problem

By | 2018-01-16T14:46:41+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's recent remarks about homosexuality have been widely decried - even by his fellow east coast Republicans - as offensive. They are certainly that. But upon [...]

Viewpoint: A plea to gay teens

By | 2018-01-16T02:39:26+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Opinions|

by Jim Larkin "I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity. ... Its snaky acids kiss. It petrifies the will. These are [...]

Oakland U students hold vigil

By | 2010-10-21T09:00:00+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|

Professor Lisa Dalton, a sociology teacher and an out lesbian, who told students the LGBT faculty would be more visible going forward. Photo: Todd Heywood http://michiganmessenger.com AUBURN HILLS - Nearly 500 people gathered at [...]