RuPaul’s new ‘Race’

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber On Jan. 24, the third season of Logo's hit "RuPaul's Drag Race" exits the gate at full speed, and it's running on some seriously premium fuel this year: fiercer contestants; more elaborate [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Jodie Foster, Matt Damon join Blomkamp's 'Elysium' The sleeper hit alien invasion allegory "District 9" was South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's calling card and Hollywood has been eager to return his [...]

The Kids Are All Right

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Ellen and Vance, e.g. 5 Cut, as wool 10 On ___ with 14 Cross inscription 15 Utensil for giving Oliver "more" 16 Tubbies' prefix 17 Plod through the mire 18 Phantom of the [...]

Gay senator leads Irish president race

By | 2018-01-16T06:18:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

INTERNATIONAL NEWS #873 January 17, 2011 by Rex Wockner A poll has found that openly gay Irish Senator David Norris leads the pack seeking to be the nation's next president. The Red C poll conducted [...]

Gay Portuguese journalist killed in NYC

By | 2018-01-15T16:57:54+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

Well-known openly gay Portuguese journalist Carlos Castro, 65, was killed in his New York City hotel room Jan. 7. Reports said he was tortured at length, poked in the eye with a corkscrew and castrated [...]

McDonald’s Wi-Fi blocking gay news

By | 2018-01-15T16:25:22+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

McDonald's has come under fire in New Zealand for blocking access to gay websites on the free Wi-Fi available at restaurants. The banned sites included GayNZ, PFLAG, and Rainbow Youth. The company responded that it [...]

Transgenders killed in Honduras

By | 2018-01-16T01:46:06+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

Several transgender people have been killed in Honduras within the past month, with two of them being set on fire, according to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The victims include Alexis Alvarado [...]

Canada bans broadcast of old Dire Straits song

By | 2018-01-16T02:21:55+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council on Jan. 12 banned the old Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" from the airwaves because the lyrics contain the word "faggot." The council said broadcasting the word violates both [...]

Affirmations answers tough questions

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

FERDNALE-Affirmations Community Center has been plagued by financial difficulties since it opened its new $5.3 million building in downtown. The move, along with unexpected expenses and a harsh economy, has put the community center $1.2 [...]

How to improve the school climate

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh What is a "climate"? You can't touch one or carry one. Weather-wise, a climate is defined by a variety of factors, such as rainfall, elevation, temperature and so on. But what about [...]

More than movies at QUEERIES Night

By | 2018-01-16T04:20:25+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

By Hannah Schwab GRAND RAPIDS-Wealthy Street Theater Director Erin Wilson is extremely proud to offer to QUEERIES Night, a once-a-month film night that features LGBT and ally-friendly films. The theater has hosted many nonprofit events, [...]

Two gay book clubs, one great city

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

"I like book clubs because you get to share what you're reading with your friends. You get to learn from their different perspective."-Jackie Walker Ferndale -The city is full of book clubs, and the LGBT [...]

Blues festival begins Jan. 28

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE-The 10th annual Bud Light Ferndale Blues Festival, which donates proceeds to the Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance, runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5. Donations and sponsorships help the festival raise $20,000 [...]

Maryland expected to legalize same-sex marriage

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner Obama has said he supports civil unions for gays but thinks marriage is for straight couples. The Human Rights Campaign called on President Barack Obama Jan. 13 to abandon his opposition to [...]

Openly gay intern honored

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen Daniel Hernandez Jr., the openly gay intern who ran to the rescue of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during last Saturday's shooting in Tucson, was seated next to President Obama Wednesday during a [...]

Creep of the Week: Joseph Allen

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Opinions|

For many years people have been trying to figure out what makes a person gay. Scientists, psychologists, and theologists alike have been stumped. Of course, all they have to do is ask Schenectady City Council [...]

Whatever floats your boat

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Alfred Kinsey - the sexologist who 62 years ago turned American morals head over heels (position sound familiar?) - said that "sex is an ocean." We've been swimming, backstroking - naked to be sure - [...]

LGBT movement, hate crimes

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Opinions|

"In a messy world where rights often collide, we can't avoid arguing about where legitimate dissent ends and intolerable discrimination begins. What we can do is avoid a trap the other side has set for [...]

Civility after Arizona

By | 2018-01-16T02:52:06+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Opinions|

By Eric Rader As the nation reels from the horrible tragedy in Arizona, it's important to consider what lessons we can draw from this awful episode. Over the past few years, the political debate in [...]

Babies: not so bad

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Opinions|

By John Corvino This is my first column after a month's hiatus. My biggest news during my break was the birth of my niece, Tess, followed a few weeks later by the birth of my [...]

HUD proposes housing protections for LGBT people

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Jan. 20 proposed housing-related regulatory changes explicitly protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Data from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center [...]

Domestic partner benefits approved

By | 2011-01-20T09:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh In a 3-1 vote, the Michigan Civil Service Commission decided Jan. 26 to offer health care benefits to the domestic partners of state employees. The language offers one "other eligible adult" -- [...]