Dear Jody: Where’s this going?

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:58:15-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Why I heart Robyn

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

It’s a New Book!

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Think twice, Aries!

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

From the Secretary of State

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

A bloody-good time at The Purple Rose

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:50:50-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

A ‘Misanthrope’ for misanthropes

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Ferndale Blues Festival: 4 days left!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:32:55-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Out of Town: Miami and South Beach

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Guides|

Prominent Ugandan activist killed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:48:54-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Philippines activists request international lobbying

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:49:09-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

UN secretary-general speaks up for gays

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Hearing reveals range of bullying concerns

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Domestic partner benefits approved

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." [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

HIV/AIDS fundraiser Feb. 19

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Logo design contest launches

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:03:51-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

The state of the LGBT union in 2011

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Chick-fil-A sponsors anti-gay marriage conference

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Appeals Court refuses to delay DADT case

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:35:28-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Wyoming politicians hope to unmarry gays

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:15:30-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Iowa considers rebanning same-sex marriage

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:28:54-05:00February 3rd, 2011|News|

Bullying: many solutions needed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:43:50-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Brent Bozell

"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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:17:31-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

Moon us up, Ronnie!

"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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:16:57-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

LGBT rights, culture

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

Told You So

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?" [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

HEADLINE Chaos at Kato’s funeral

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:24:16-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Chaos at Kato funeral

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

MDCH reverses position on HIV documents

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 [...]

By |2011-02-03T09:00:00-05:00February 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|