Dating Diet: U and Ur Hand

By Anthony Paull I really need...sex. Yes, I've been trying this celibacy bit for the last nine months, but I'm going to be the first to admit - it sucks, and not in a good [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Old Town in Top 10 for National Award

The 2011 Great American Main Street Awards semifinalists have been selected, including Old Town Lansing, from a nationwide pool of applicants and now move to the final round for consideration. The National Trust for Historic [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Life After ‘A-List’

Some people had a hard time sitting through "The A-List: New York," Logo's tawdry teledoc about a gay gaggle that got eye-roll reactions from viewers who couldn't completely look away. Imagine starring in it. Reichen [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

DVD Low-down

'Prayers for Bobby' The harrowing book-turned-biopic about a gay teen's struggle for acceptance that led to his tragic suicide was heartbreaking on its own. But then Bobby's story became a reality for kids everywhere, as [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Recently Out

Across 1 Judy's daughter 5 Screen siren Garbo 10 In need of some South Beach rays 14 Carbon compound 15 Looks at a hottie in a bar 16 Jannings of old films 17 Where to [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Pigeon Creek makes merry with Shakespeare

By Bridgette M. Redman Actors Katherine Mayberry, Scott Wright and Kathleen Bode in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Photo: Joel L. Schindlbeck. In the hands of the indifferent, Shakespeare's comedies can be dreadfully dull. [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:38:11-05:00January 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Chilean court to rule on same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Following a referral from the Santiago Court of Appeals, Chile's Constitutional Court will take up a same-sex marriage case this week. The court will consider a protection demand from MOVILH, [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:42:18-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Irish civil-partnership law comes into force

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Ireland's new same-sex civil-partnership law took effect Jan. 1. Couples can unite before a registrar after giving three months' notice of their intention to tie the knot. Civil partners receive [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:16:31-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Malta fights trans marriage

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Malta's attorney general is appealing a ruling that transgender woman Joanne Cassar must be allowed to marry her boyfriend. The constitutional arm of the First Hall of the Civil Court [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:45:35-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Ugandan court rules for gays in outing case

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Uganda's Kampala High Court ruled Jan. 3 that media outlets cannot out gays or urge that they be hanged. The case stemmed from an October 2010 article in Uganda's Rolling [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:18:28-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

UK to expunge gay sex ‘crimes’

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The United Kingdom is preparing legislation to expunge the "crimes" of adult men who were prosecuted for having consensual sex with adult men in earlier eras. The slate will be [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:35:08-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Lansing Community College starts first LGBT scholarship

By BTL Staff LANSING-- Lansing Community College, the state's third largest community college, announced it is offering a scholarship for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. While some four-year institutions such as [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:42:06-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Celebrating 40 Years of Spectrum

In 1971, the University of Michigan became the first public university to recognize the gay community with an official office to deal with the issues of gays and lesbians on campus. Now, 40 years later, [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

New LGBT choir in Grand Rapids

In Harmony is a new choir established by the founding artistic director of the West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus, Marty Kiefer. The community ensemble of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and straight singers and their allies [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Survey deadline extended

Ferndale, MI- Affirmations' Multicultural Advisory Committee is extending the period of time in which to collect community perspectives on Affirmations' levels of racial and ethnic inclusion and to begin a series of focus groups. In [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Between Ourselves

By Tara Cavanaugh Alli Sheppard is the new LGBTQA Coordinator at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus. 1. Why is a position like yours necessary? My main job is providing students with resources and support [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Activists to push Anchorage LGBT rights ordinance

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Alaska's Equality Works coalition will attempt to pass a gay and transgender rights ordinance through the Anchorage Municipal Assembly this year. The proposed law would ban discrimination based on sexual [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:06:21-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

Same-sex marriage threatened in New Hampshire

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Even as Rhode Island legislators introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, fears are mounting that New Hampshire may be preparing to repeal its same-sex marriage law. [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|

More than Palin to blame.

After tragedy, people start pointing fingers. How else to understand why it happened? The Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona, that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition and six dead, including a 9-year-old girl and [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Cindy Jacobs

Thanks to Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist thugs, everybody knows that God hates fags. But you know what else God hates? Birds and fish. Because of the fags. At least that's what Cindy Jacobs [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:20:46-05:00January 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Heard on Facebook

Do you think Sarah Palin's "target map" influenced the Arizona shooter on Saturday? Language always matters. And injecting imagery suggestive of violence doesn't help either. -Christine Trinh It's hard to say if Palin's target map [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Opinions|

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I suggested to a school secretary that she might experience the frustration that a child goes through in the process of learning to write if she tried writing with her left hand. The secretary is [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:34:46-05:00January 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Religion, HIV/AIDS

S/he Said "Perhaps the most important development (in 2010) is that we're zeroing in on who is at risk for HIV in America today - and why. And we're developing successful ways to help. It's [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Opinions|

LGBT foster youth overlooked

By Ruth Ellis Center Executive Director Laura Hughes PQ/ While we have made some progress in providing support and a safe environment for these young people, much more needs to be done. One of the [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Openly gay intern honored

By Lisa Keen Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, second right, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|

GOP lawmaker seeks to end HIV prevention funding

LANSING -- A bill submitted by state Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, that would eliminate state funding for HIV prevention and other important health initiatives is raising alarms in the public health community. Agema has proposed [...]

By |2011-01-13T09:00:00-05:00January 13th, 2011|News|