Dear Jody: Where’s this going?

By | 2018-01-16T01:58:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: I've been doing the online dating thing for almost a year. I've had some strange and discouraging experiences doing this: Like, I had this one woman "Liz" that I went out with several times, [...]

Why I heart Robyn

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

If you know me, you know Robyn. My Facebook page has basically become the pop sensation's unofficial social-networking site; I've had listening sessions with friends (sometimes we just take it in, sometimes we sing like [...]

It’s a New Book!

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Wade Rouse is pregnant again - this time, with twins. He's working on birthing two new books in the midst of releasing the fourth addition to his literary family. "I'll spend anywhere from probably a [...]

Q Scopes: Think twice, Aries!

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Venus in Sagittarius square Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces should be very sensual, imaginative and innovative, if perhaps a bit over-indulgent. Mars and the Sun in Aquarius are bringing out the edgy [...]

From the Secretary of State

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Accessories for 76 trombones 6 Room in 32-Across 10 Radio switch 14 "___ roll!" (winner's cry) 15 "Uh-oh!" to Shelley 16 Richard of "And the Band Played On" 17 Sewing kit item 18 [...]

A bloody-good time at The Purple Rose

By | 2018-01-15T15:50:50+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Romulus Linney's stage adaptation of "A Lesson Before Dying" is now playing at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. Photo: Bruce Millan That pretty much summarizes the predicament facing a Detroit hit man in the world [...]

A ‘Misanthrope’ for misanthropes

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

By Martin F. Kohn Vanessa Sawson as Celimene and Andrew Papa as Alceste in the Hilberry Theatre's production of "The Misanthrope." Photo: Nikki Allen The 350-year-old comedy is currently running off-Broadway and the Stratford [...]

Ferndale Blues Festival: 4 days left!

By | 2018-01-15T16:32:55+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Thursday, Feb. 3 Howard Glazer & the EL 34s/10 p.m./Buffalo Wild Wings Sean Blackman & Wayne Gerard/6:30-9:30 p.m./Cantina Diablos Blues Boys & Spina & Bielaniec/10 p.m./Club Bart Black Cat Blues Band/9 p.m./Dino's MuleDrive/9-1 a.m./Rosie O'Grady's [...]

Out of Town: Miami and South Beach

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Long a magnet for gay tourists, especially in winter but increasingly year-round, Miami is the largest and most diverse of the three prongs that comprise South Florida's LGBT vacation trinity (Fort Lauderdale [...]

Prominent Ugandan activist killed

By | 2018-01-16T06:48:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner David had faced the increased threats to Ugandan LGBT people bravely and will be sorely missed."- Maria Burnett Prominent Ugandan gay activist David Kato was killed in his home Jan. 26, just [...]

Philippines activists request international lobbying

By | 2018-01-15T20:49:09+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner Activists in the Philippines are seeking international pressure to encourage a committee vote in the House of Representatives on a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. House [...]

UN secretary-general speaks up for gays

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner "They may not have popular or political support, but they deserve our support in safeguarding their fundamental human rights."-Ban Ki-moon At a special session of the United Nations' Human Rights Council on [...]

Hearing reveals range of bullying concerns

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

DETROIT -The Michigan Civil Rights Commission heard public testimony from experts on bullying and victims of bullying on Tuesday, Jan. 25. People addressing the commission were given three minutes to speak, leaving little time for [...]

Domestic partner benefits approved

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh In a 3-1 vote, the Michigan Civil Service Comission decided Jan. 26 to offer health care benefits to the domestic partners of state employees. But the language doesn't exactly say "domestic partners." [...]

HIV/AIDS fundraiser Feb. 19

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

ROYAL OAK- Steppin' Out is sponsoring its second annual "Step Inside the Box" fundraiser on Feb. 19 at ZMC Pharmacy in downtown Royal Oak. The event features a silent auction of original shoe box works [...]

Logo design contest launches

By | 2018-01-16T10:03:51+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

ANN ARBOR - The Jim Toy Community Center, formerly known as the Washtenaw Area Rainbow Project, is launching a logo contest. The center will judge submissions based on effectiveness in both color and black/white, scalability, [...]

The state of the LGBT union in 2011

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

In his State of the Union Address last week, President Obama celebrated Congress's recent repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy: "Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country [...]

Chick-fil-A sponsors anti-gay marriage conference

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

Family-owned restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is knee-deep in controversy after a blogger and students and faculty at Indiana University South Bend discovered it gave money to anti-LGBT organizations. In early January, a Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A franchise agreed [...]

Appeals Court refuses to delay DADT case

By | 2018-01-16T08:35:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 28 denied the federal government's request to suspend the Log Cabin Republicans' case against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military gay ban while [...]

Wyoming politicians hope to unmarry gays

By | 2018-01-16T12:15:30+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner Wyoming's House of Representatives passed a bill Jan. 24 to prohibit recognition of other states' same-sex marriages and civil unions. The vote was 32-27. The measure is expected to pass the Senate [...]

Iowa considers rebanning same-sex marriage

By | 2018-01-16T03:28:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner A bill is moving through the Iowa Legislature to authorize a public vote on amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships and any other legal recognition of [...]

Bullying: many solutions needed

By | 2018-01-16T06:43:50+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Bullying is a big, complicated problem that's influenced by tradition and technology, students and lawmakers, parents and teachers, inaction and fear. Our story in this issue about the bullying summit in Detroit helps illustrate the [...]

Brent Bozell

By | 2018-01-16T09:17:31+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

"Homosexual activists" are at it again. Just when you thought it was safe to watch prime time TV, gay propagandists have taken airwaves and are doing everything they can to make teenagers gay. At least [...]

Moon us up, Ronnie!

By | 2018-01-16T00:16:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

"The gay lobby does not own the rainbow," boasts Jennifer Roback Morse, a harried looking, biblically myopic, one man/one woman marriage Cassandra and proselytizer. (She could use a better bra. Or padding. Not that spiritual [...]

LGBT rights, culture

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this [...]

Told You So

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

by John Corvino I first discovered the gay-themed Doritos ads when a friend sent me a link to one titled "Told You So" with the question: "Is it okay for me to laugh at this?" [...]

HEADLINE Chaos at Kato’s funeral

By | 2018-01-16T14:24:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner Even in death, there was no peace for David Kato, the prominent Ugandan activist bashed to death with a hammer in his home Jan. 26 after a tabloid newspaper published his picture [...]

Chaos at Kato funeral

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner More than 100 people walked from Dag Hammarskjoeld Plaza near the United Nations to Uganda House in New York City on Feb. 3 demanding a proper investigation into the murder of prominent [...]

MDCH reverses position on HIV documents

By | 2011-02-03T09:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

The Michigan Department of Community Health announced Feb. 10 it will advise local health departments to change a controversial "client acknowledgment form." The forms have come under increasing scrutiny and criticism since Michigan Messenger reported [...]