Hate crime victim makes YouTube video

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh "Hi, my name is Justin Alesna, I'm 23 years old and a resident of Detroit, Michigan. On the evening of March 7, 2011, I was attacked in a convenience store of a [...]

Attorney General supports outsed EMU student

By | 2018-01-16T17:12:45+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a March 11 statement that he supports the rights of an Eastern Michigan University graduate counseling student, Julea Ward, who was dismissed after she refused [...]

Cocktail Chatter: The La-Z-Boy

By | 2018-01-15T21:50:38+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Ed Sikov Here's some advice: You need a restaurant manager as a close friend. Why? Because when you go to his restaurant, he'll tell the chef to send out all sorts of delightful little [...]

Out Night: ‘Astonishing’

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Hannah Schwab Ann Arbor is putting the finishing touches on its upcoming annual film festival, which runs March 22-27. In its 49th year, the Ann Arbor Film Festival will present 188 films, videos and [...]

Dance: Not just for gay men

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet cut/ Eisenhower Dance Ensemble company manager Kristi Faulkner has worked with the company since 2009 and says, "There are people of all kinds in the dance field." INFO BOX 'Motown in Motion' [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Don Johnson lives in 'Mann's World' It's hard out here for an aging, heterosexual male hairdresser. So goes the log line for a new NBC pilot called "A. Mann's World." The [...]

Q Scopes: Think ahead, Gemini!

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig A Mercury-Saturn opposition normally sharpens minds as well as tongues, but with Neptune in hard aspect to both planets, misguided bitchiness and ill-considered control games are a lot more likely. Examine your [...]

Star-cross’d Garden Dwarfs

By | 2018-01-16T13:52:38+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Went down (on) 5 Sleek swimmer 10 Elizabeth of "Transamerica" 14 Burning software 15 Safari head 16 River of Ulrichs' country 17 Movie about garden dwarfs 20 Contemporary of Bela 21 Kind of [...]

The OutField: Puck buddies

By | 2018-01-15T18:54:56+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog One day a couple of months ago, Craig Brownstein was enjoying a Washington Capitals game. He turned to his partner, Doug Johnson, and said, "You're my puck buddy." The two hockey fanatics [...]

Cigarette companies target LGBTs

By | 2018-01-15T22:05:51+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Guides|

By Lucy Hough The presence of LGBT themes in cigarette ads surprised a crowd of people at a workshop during the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference at the University of Michigan last [...]

How to come out to your doctor

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Guides|

By Lucy Hough Coming out to one's doctor can be a daunting task for any LGBT person. But, as stressed by Michigan State University medical students Suzanne Borkowski and Emily Antoon, who presented during last [...]

Road-tripping across Spain

By | 2018-01-16T09:49:22+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Guides|

By Andrew Collins As a road-tripping destination for LGBT travelers, there may not be a better place to go in Europe than Spain. It's relatively economical and easy to drive through this increasingly progressive country, [...]

British gay magazine launches Thai edition

By | 2018-01-15T19:20:38+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The well-known British gay magazine Attitude launched a Thai-language edition in Thailand on March 9. According to local correspondent Douglas Sanders, it was full of fancy ads, including from Jean [...]

Euro Court rules against Russia in HIV case

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The European Court of Human Rights ruled March 10 that Russia violated the European Convention on Human Rights when it denied a residence permit to a man from Uzbekistan because [...]

Euro Parliament blasts Iran on gays

By | 2018-01-15T15:40:20+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The European Parliament on March 10 adopted a resolution urging Iran to "stop discriminating against people on the basis of their sexual orientation" and denouncing "the inhumane and medieval practice [...]

Lithuanian MPs want to ban gender-reassignment surgery

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Conservative members of Lithuania's Parliament have proposed banning gender-reassignment surgery via the Civil Code. They said the move would protect the nation "from any preconditions which create grounds for the [...]

Sexual-orientation statement to be delivered at UN

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS A joint statement recognizing human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity will be delivered at the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 21. The deadline for [...]

When you’re ‘strange’

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Sara Spurgeon loves using the word queer. In fact, she thinks she's always been a queer girl. "As a pre-teen, I dreamed that the princes in my fairy tales were butch girls," [...]

Affirmations continues search for executive director

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE - Affirmations Community Center is still searching for an executive director. Last month, the search committee hosted a first round of potential candidates for the job onsite at Affirmations, but the board has decided [...]

Michigan AIDS Coaltion hosts auction

By | 2018-01-16T07:59:23+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The Michigan AIDS Coalition is hosting a silent auction at Via Nove on Saturday, March 26 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Via Nove is located at 344 W. Nine Mile. The money raised will [...]

We must support public employees

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

By Eric Rader Public employees are under attack in Michigan and around the nation. Several new Republican governors argue that in order to balance their budgets, state employees, teachers, firefighters and police officers must make [...]

No same-sex marriage this year for Maryland

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Maryland was widely expected to become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage but the plan crashed and burned March 11. The bill to legalize gay marriage had passed [...]

San Diego mayoral race has 3 gay/lesbian candidates

By | 2018-01-16T17:47:59+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS The June 2012 election for mayor of San Diego, America's eighth-largest city, could have three openly gay/lesbian candidates. Republican District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio already [...]

Texas school to let gay students meet

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS The board of trustees of Flour Bluff Independent School District in Corpus Christi, Tex., granted permission March 8 for students to form a campus gay-straight alliance after the American Civil [...]

Peter Sprigg

By | 2011-03-17T09:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week We've all heard the argument that letting gays and lesbians marry will "hurt" heterosexual marriages. Or our country. Or children. Actual support for these claims is less readily available. Often those [...]