Cocktail Chatter: The Old Fashioned

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov After that spirit-killing dinner with Craig and his - gag - new boyfriend, Kyle (my perfect Kyle, with his gymnast's ass and a treasure trail that brings tears to my eyes), Dan [...]

The last dance

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet After more than 50 years, an avant-garde dance company will take the stage one last time. But as the curtain falls on the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which will disband following the [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente 'A Star is' Beyonce It looks like the always-seemingly-being-discussed update of "A Star Is Born," the one Beyonce has been attached to for some time now (and before her it was [...]

A Different Perspective

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 "Chicago" director Marshall et al. 5 Top of St. Peter's 11 Flirts with, with "on" 15 Etheridge's "I'm the ___ One" 16 Beat up on 17 Taking care of business 18 "I don't [...]

‘Yankee Tavern’ is a doodle dandy

By | 2018-01-16T01:38:36+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn Joel Mitchell in Breathe Art Theatre's "Yankee Tavern." Photo: Demetri Vacratsis Steven Dietz's "Yankee Tavern" is an unsettling play. What seems at first to be mere dark comedy turns sinister and [...]

Canadian Parliament passes trans rights bill

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Feb. 9 adding protections for gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. "This kind of explicit [...]

Sao Tome and Principe to legalize gay sex

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation located off the west coast of Africa, will decriminalize gay sex in upcoming revisions to its Criminal Code, its representatives said Jan. 31 [...]

HRW blasts Tokyo governor’s anti-gay remarks

By | 2018-01-15T20:27:50+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara must retract recent statements that denigrated gays and lesbians, Human Rights Watch said Feb. 1. On Dec. 3, while discussing a measure to regulate the manga [...]

DPS poised to enact anti-bullying policy

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

Laura Hughes, executive director of the Ruth Ellis Center, asks the DPS board to add LGBTQ students to the anti-bullying policy. Brandon, 16, (middle) told the board he was sometimes afraid to go to school [...]

EMU dismisses student who refused to counsel gays

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend-of-the-court brief today supporting Eastern Michigan University's right to remove from its counseling program a graduate student who refused to [...]

MDCH reverses position on HIV documents

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

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 [...]

U.S. should do more for human rights

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

by Eric Rader Speak Out Over the past month, the world has been riveted to the historic events in Egypt, as pro-democracy protesters succeeded in driving out the repressive president of that country. In many [...]

CARES appoints 2 interim directors

By | 2018-01-16T05:44:56+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

KALAMAZOO - Correction: The original article said David Kirby, not David Feaster. This issue has been corrected. Community AIDS Resource and Education Services appointed two interim co-directors, Amy Bartell and David Feaster, while it searches [...]

LGBT Democrats host anti-bullying action conference

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

YPSILANTI - The Michigan Democratic Party's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Caucus will host an anti-bullying action conference on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Ypsilanti Library. The free conference, which takes place from 10 [...]

Same-sex parents’ rights: It’s war

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|News|

By Dana Rudolphs A film about two lesbian moms, "The Kids Are All Right," is an Oscar contender this month. ABC's "Modern Family," which features two gay dads, won last year's Best Comedy Emmy. But [...]

Own up to it already!

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

This issue's story about AAA suddenly refusing to grant associate memberships to domestic partners is a good example of an organization not 'fessing up to its anti-gay views. AAA granted less expensive, associate memberships to [...]

Vision America

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Every year, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a hot bed of anti-gay ranting. CPAC 2011 was no exception, despite the fact that GOProud, a gay Republican organization that thinks [...]

Super Porn Sunday

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

I'm sure my PG readers will understand if I confess I was most definitely not one of the 111 million TV viewers watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Green Bay Packers at the XLV Super [...]

Discrimination, Sheer stupidity

By | 2018-01-16T08:56:22+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

S/he said "Word is that Radical Homosexuals have infiltrated as event organizers to promote homosexual events that are designed to prey upon unsuspecting college students by enticing them to... help build parade floats in exchange [...]

Grandpa’s dissonance

By | 2018-01-15T16:08:49+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

By John Corvino A diversity speaker I know (who also happens to be a dear friend) is fond of saying, "People do the best they can with what they have." When I first heard her [...]

Obama stops defending DOMA

By | 2011-02-17T09:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Tara Cavanaugh In a press release, U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration will stop supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, calling DOMA "unconstitutional." Many have wondered wonder why Obama was letting his lawyers [...]