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Cocktail Chatter: The Old Fashioned

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The last dance

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

A Different Perspective

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

‘Yankee Tavern’ is a doodle dandy

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:38:36-05:00February 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Canadian Parliament passes trans rights bill

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

Sao Tome and Principe to legalize gay sex

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

HRW blasts Tokyo governor’s anti-gay remarks

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:27:50-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

DPS poised to enact anti-bullying policy

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

EMU dismisses student who refused to counsel gays

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

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 |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

U.S. should do more for human rights

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

CARES appoints 2 interim directors

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:44:56-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

LGBT Democrats host anti-bullying action conference

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

Same-sex parents’ rights: It’s war

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|News|

Own up to it already!

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Vision America

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Super Porn Sunday

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Discrimination, Sheer stupidity

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:56:22-05:00February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Grandpa’s dissonance

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:08:49-05:00February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Obama stops defending DOMA

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 [...]

By |2011-02-17T09:00:00-05:00February 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|