Dating Diet: U and Ur Hand

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

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 [...]

Old Town in Top 10 for National Award

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

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 [...]

Life After ‘A-List’

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

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 [...]

DVD Low-down

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

'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 [...]

Recently Out

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

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 [...]

Pigeon Creek makes merry with Shakespeare

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

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. [...]

Chilean court to rule on same-sex marriage

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

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, [...]

Irish civil-partnership law comes into force

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

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 [...]

Malta fights trans marriage

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

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 [...]

Ugandan court rules for gays in outing case

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

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 [...]

UK to expunge gay sex ‘crimes’

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

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 [...]

Lansing Community College starts first LGBT scholarship

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

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 [...]

Celebrating 40 Years of Spectrum

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

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, [...]

New LGBT choir in Grand Rapids

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

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 [...]

Survey deadline extended

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves

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

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 [...]

The surprise behind the Navy training videos scandal

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

By Lisa Keen, Keen News Service The Navy on Tuesday, Jan. 4, relieved from command its new commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, the Navy's best-known aircraft carrier, after widespread media attention for training videos [...]

Activists to push Anchorage LGBT rights ordinance

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

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 [...]

Same-sex marriage threatened in New Hampshire

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

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. [...]

More than Palin to blame.

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: Cindy Jacobs

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

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 [...]

Heard on Facebook

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Religion, HIV/AIDS

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

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 [...]

LGBT foster youth overlooked

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

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 [...]

Openly gay intern honored

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

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, [...]

GOP lawmaker seeks to end HIV prevention funding

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

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 [...]