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Winter Blast launches in February

By |2018-01-16T12:38:29-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

DETROIT - The Motown Winter Blast returns to Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit for the seventh consecutive year Feb. 11-13. The celebration of winter and family fun, dining and music welcomes several new sponsors, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Robert Downey Jr. gets next to the 'Normal' guys At this point in his career, all Robert Downey Jr. wants to do is sing. Good thing he's already terrific at that [...]

Q Scopes: Stay focused, Aries!

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mars and Eris in a square provoke war and strife, but Mercury turning direct in Sagittarius opens new ways to negotiate through troubles. Mars is in Capricorn, better placed than Mercury and [...]

The ‘Hole’ Story

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber In "Rabbit Hole," a little boy's death tears his parents' lives apart. Actor-turned-filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch") connected deeply with the material - adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire [...]

He Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Three-men-in-a-tub event 5 Oral attention getter 9 So-so grade 14 Point of view intro, at 15 "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" singer 16 Prayer starter 17 Hides of hairy guys? 19 Workers [...]

Ring in the ‘Blue’ year!

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - Who Wants Cake? kicks off the new year with a fresh look at John Guare's classic dark comedy, "The House of Blue Leaves." Playing at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre for an exclusive three-week run [...]

Euro Parliament again denounces Ugandan anti-gay bill

By |2018-01-16T07:13:45-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The European Parliament on Dec. 16 again denounced the pending "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" poised to pass Uganda's Parliament. The legislation would imprison for life anyone convicted of "the offense of homosexuality," [...]

Moscow blocks gay rally

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Moscow City Hall banned a gay rally that was planned for Dec. 17. Members of the Russian LGBT Network wanted to gather in front of the headquarters of the former [...]

The quiet leader

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh "You've got the spokespeople, the ones who give the inspirational speeches. And then you've got the actual leaders - the ones who lead the movements behind the scenes." -Laura Wernick SALINE- With [...]

Stepping up for social justice

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

"Decisions are made by the people who show up,"-Ian Hoopingarner EAST LANSING- The week before the notorious Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest at Ian Hoopingarner's high school, he said the student body was [...]

Bullied into action

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

"So many kids are in support of this club and it's completely changed our school. I think that our school is safe now for kids."-Kyle Sims SWARTZ CREEK - Middle school was not a lot [...]

Teens for justice

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

Think teens these days only care about texting and Facebook? Think again. We happen to know a few high school students who are working their tails off for social change. In the past year, Emma [...]

2010 Highlights and lowlights

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people saw gains at the federal level in 2010, Michigan saw the ugly side of anti-gay animus with straight pride celebrations in local schools, a rash of national and [...]

Ruth Ellis Center hosts foster parent orientation

By |2018-01-16T15:23:44-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

Ruth Ellis Center, the Midwest's only agency dedicated to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth who are lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender or questioning, is partnering with the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services and Wayne [...]

Equality Michigan receives $160,000

By |2018-01-16T02:24:41-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

Equality Michigan received a financial boost last month, thanks to a $160,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation. "This grant clearly illustrates the Arcus Foundation's continuing support for fairness and equality in our state," said Equality [...]

Peace Prom seeks donations

By |2018-01-15T15:36:25-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

The Jackson High School GSA needs help funding its second annual Peace Prom. The Peace Prom allows LGBT youth to attend a prom without harassment from their teachers or peers. More than one hundred teens, [...]

Affirmations reaches for financial goals

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- Affirmations announced Monday it has received a total of $540,000 in contributions and planned collections for its $1.25 million pledge campaign, Campaign for the Future. "The campaign is really starting to pick up steam [...]

Let’s keep fighting for equality

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Eric Rader While progress can seem slow, the LGBT community has made enormous strides toward greater equality in the past two years. The most obvious achievement was the recent repeal of "don't ask, don't [...]

UN General Assembly overturns anti-gay vote

By |2018-01-16T13:26:34-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner The United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 21 overturned its recent vote that removed a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution against extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The resolution urges member [...]

2011 looks hopeful

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen If past is prologue, 2011 should turn out to be a fairly decent one for the LGBT community. It's not that everything turned out so rosy for the community in 2010, but [...]

It takes a village

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The beginning of almost every New Year has that soulful, energized feeling for many of us. The slate is wiped clean with a full 365 days ahead to accomplish our agendas. For 2011, our community [...]

Creep of the Week: Michael Medved

By |2018-01-15T15:53:20-05:00January 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Happy New Year, everybody! And just in case you wondered if 2011 would find the anti-gay right as fixated on the complicated genital equation of penis + penis/ vagina + vagina ≠ penis + vagina, [...]

Heard on Facebook

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Discrimination is getting worse, according to a new survey in Michigan. Do you agree? From a straight point of view, I think things have gotten much better, especially with young people who seem to be [...]

A HD is forever!

By |2018-01-16T06:28:36-05:00January 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Arriving in the afterlife one unexpected Sunday, the result of a left turn onto a one-way street, Mr. Average Southern Baptist Joe was met at the Pearly Gates by an angel of great radiance, who [...]

More to do after DADT repeal

By |2011-01-05T09:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he said "The end of 'don't ask, don't tell' will finally allow our brave women and men in uniform to defend their country without having to defend or hide their true [...]

2010: Hope to be found

By |2018-01-15T20:38:53-05:00January 5th, 2011|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith When I sat down to write about 2010, I wanted to tell you how horrible the year was. With the election year politics, the Tea Party, the return of the Right [...]

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