Here’s Johnny

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

At only 26, Johnny Weir's done more than most people do in a lifetime. But the skater-turned-everything-else is known for being flamboyantly gay, which he publicly announced before the release of his memoir last year, [...]

Foodies, rejoice!

By | 2018-01-15T19:51:55+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet Everyone loves a good deal. And for one week, Detroit's best fine-dining restaurants are offering up some of their signature menu items at bargain prices. During Detroit Restaurant Week, which runs from [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Emily Deschanel joins 'The Perfect Family' Striking while the iron is still warm - thanks to the loving reception "The Kids Are All Right" received from critics, audiences and the Oscars [...]

Q Scopes: Give it a try, Virgo!

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig With Mercury turning retrograde in Aries, be careful of spontaneous speeches and actions. Mars conjunct Uranus makes it way too easy to leap before you look -metaphorically and literally. The good news [...]

Not a Plain Jane

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Stonewall 6 Part of DADT 9 In a fey way? 14 Sweet heat source 15 Good in Grenoble 16 First indications of orientation 17 With 26-Across, song sung by Jane 20 66, e.g. [...]

Austrian Constitutional Court rejects gay case

By | 2018-01-16T16:13:42+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Austria's Constitutional Court has rejected a case aimed at including gays and lesbians under laws that protect against incitement to hatred and against discrimination in non-workplace settings. The court was [...]

Barcelona unveils gay monument

By | 2018-01-15T19:04:45+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu unveiled a monument March 20 to gay and transgender people persecuted throughout history. The large marble triangle is located in Ciudadela Park, next to the Catalonian [...]

Spanish students arrested over chapel protest

By | 2018-01-16T05:36:14+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Four students at Spain's Madrid Complutense University were arrested March 18 by National Police on charges of desecrating a place of worship. Displaying slogans on their bare torsos, the four [...]

Discrimination rampant in transgender life

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh When Mara Keisling, the director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, once told a doctor she was transgender, she got a terrified reply: "He said, 'Oh! Oh! Oh! I'm Indian!' And [...]

Historic church needs help

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh DETROIT- A historic church that has provided a welcoming roof for LGBT Detroiters for more than 20 years now finds itself in desperate need of a new roof - which in some [...]

Obituary: Karen Hartwig

By | 2018-01-16T11:44:54+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

Karen Jeanne Hartwig, a past board member of Suits And The City and Michigan Pride, passed away on March 18. Stephanie McLean, a friend who called Hartwig "Twig," said she "worked tirelessly in the early [...]

State Senator, Howell teacher speak about bullying

By | 2018-01-16T02:34:51+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

ANN ARBOR- Stonewall Democrats, the LGBT issues branch of the University of Michigan's College Democrats, is holding a discussion called "Challenging bullying" on April 3 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Michigan Union Pond Room. Guest [...]

Michigan Pride Brunch April 10

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

LANSING- The third annual Michigan Pride Brunch will raise money for this year's Michigan Pride, which takes place from June 10-12 in downtown Lansing. The brunch is on April 10 at 11 a.m. at the [...]

BTL Letters

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

Elizabeth Taylor passed away last week. Most people have heard this news and have reacted to it in the same way millions reacted to Princess Diana's death: with genuine sorrow for an icon they have [...]

Obama, Brazil champion LGBT rapporteur

By | 2018-01-16T17:33:49+00:00 March 31st, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS During a visit to Brazil on March 19, President Barack Obama joined with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to call for establishment of an LGBT rights "special rapporteur" at the Organization [...]

Knowledge is power

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Our feature story this week on transgender discrimination might seem more than a little depressing. The largest and most comprehensive study ever done of transgender individuals in the U.S. heaps scary statistic upon scary statistic, [...]

Matt Barber

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Have you punched a gay middle-schooler for Christ today? Well, you'd better do it fast, because Barack Obama is trying to take this God-given duty and religious right away from you. [...]

Presto! Change-Oh!

By | 2018-01-16T07:14:27+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances Shortly before retiring from the now digitally enhanced combat called public school teaching I came across a bound volume of news about students, teachers, education, circa mid-50s. Browsing after hours one TGIF I [...]

Families and bias

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said " For those who believe gay men and lesbians ought to be free to solemnize and formalize their relationships, that is very good news. It means they are - [...]

Snyder soon to be tested

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

By Eric Rader Speak Out Last week, Republicans in the Michigan House failed to secure enough votes to repeal domestic partner benefits for state employees. These benefits were secured last year in a collective bargaining [...]

The fabric of our lives

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety We Americans like to express ourselves with our chests. I'm not speaking of Jane Russell, or even Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm talking about our proclivity for wearing T-shirts with slogans on [...]

ENDA soon to be re-introduced

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen U.S. Rep. Barney Frank announced March 30 he would soon re-introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, characterizing it as "winnable." But the bill, which seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and [...]

Green card hold is off

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Keen WASHINGOTN, DC - Just days after putting the applications for green cards on hold for same-sex married couples, the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service announced it is back to processing them again [...]

Report: LGBT health research needed

By | 2018-01-22T21:46:30+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Bob Roehr For a report that is being hailed as groundbreaking for the LGBT community, it opens with a rather unremarkable summary: "Although the acronym LGBT is used as an umbrella term, and the health [...]

Anti-Bullying March in Howell April 9

By | 2011-03-31T09:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

HOWELL-The Michigan Democratic LGBT Caucus and the Michigan School Tolerance Campaign are holding a march to end bullying in Michigan schools on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. Attendees can gather behind the court house [...]