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Here’s Johnny

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, [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Foodies, rejoice!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:51:55-05:00March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Give it a try, Virgo!

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Not a Plain Jane

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. [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Entertainment|

Austrian Constitutional Court rejects gay case

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:13:42-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Barcelona unveils gay monument

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:04:45-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Spanish students arrested over chapel protest

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:36:14-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Discrimination rampant in transgender life

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Historic church needs help

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Obituary: Karen Hartwig

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:44:54-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

State Senator, Howell teacher speak about bullying

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:34:51-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Michigan Pride Brunch April 10

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|News|

BTL Letters

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Obama, Brazil champion LGBT rapporteur

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:33:49-05:00March 31st, 2011|News|

Knowledge is power

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, [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Matt Barber

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. [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Presto! Change-Oh!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:14:27-05:00March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Families and bias

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 - [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

Snyder soon to be tested

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

The fabric of our lives

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Opinions|

ENDA soon to be re-introduced

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Green card hold is off

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Report: LGBT health research needed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-22T21:46:30-05:00March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Anti-Bullying March in Howell April 9

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 [...]

By |2011-03-31T09:00:00-04:00March 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|