Same-sex foreign couples still stuck

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen Same-sex foreign couples, who are not treated the same as straight foreign married couples when it comes to being allowed to enter the U.S., looked like they might have an easier time [...]

DADT repeal may be official this summer

By | 2018-01-16T06:23:59+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen Undersecretary Stanley and Vice Admiral Gortney said they expect the Pentagon will be ready to submit in mid-summer its required written certification to Congress that the military is prepared to drop implementation [...]

Report: LGBT health research needed

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

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 [...]

The Dating Diet: The Sluuuuuuurp

By | 2018-01-16T06:24:51+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Hi, I'm Anthony Paull. I'm punk rock, and I'm with the press, but dear God, I'm not supposed to take a picture of Jake Gyllenhaal's crotch at the SXSW press conference for [...]

Dear Jody: Come back, brother

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

Come back, brother Q: I'm writing to you because I know that my gay brother "Jon" used to read your column, and I'm hoping that he still does, wherever he is. Jon has been gone [...]

Cabaret dances into Detroit

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

Fans of cabaret will be thrilled to learn about Cabaret Detroit, an exciting new endeavor that will return this popular form of entertainment to Metro Detroit beginning April 7. Set initially to perform every Thursday [...]

Rocking it out

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

"I'm so many more things than just a homo," says Gavin Creel - an accomplished actor, recording artist, activist, sci-fi dork, and yeah, even a looker. He played Claude in "Hair" on Broadway and nabbed [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Hanks adds Julia Roberts and George Takei to his 'Crowne' Arguably the coolest and among the most beloved of all former original "Star Trek" cast members, George Takei can add Tom [...]

Q Scopes: One step at a time, Scorpio!

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig After three weeks retrograde, Mercury is turning direct while conjunct Mars. New ideas to fix recent problems are coming too fast and furious. Think carefully to pick the truly effective ones. Both [...]

Family Ties

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Climax, e.g. 6 Brief instant 9 "I vant to be alone" actress 14 Vibes not from a vibrator 15 Pay or Cray ending 16 Erection supporter 17 Start of a quote from Meredith [...]

An enlightening world premiere at the Rep

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

The absurdity of political correctness in 21st century America comes under the microscope in the world premiere of William Missouri Downs' "Forgiving John Lennon" at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, a very insightful script that will [...]

‘Fish Dinner’ is a tasty dish indeed

By | 2018-01-15T23:39:51+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn The late lamented resident company of The Second City left Detroit with a wealth of talented improvisational performers. Not satisfied with occasional gigs at comedy club, some are exploring less traditional experiments [...]

ILGA-Europe launches major documentation project

By | 2018-01-15T22:03:36+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS ILGA-Europe - The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association -- has launched a large-scale project to document the advance of LGBT rights and related [...]

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill reportedly dropped

By | 2018-01-15T21:08:23+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Uganda's Parliament reportedly has dropped consideration of the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been pending since 2009. The measure would imprison for life anyone convicted of "the offense of homosexuality," [...]

BTL Letters: Opinions on Ferndale Pride

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

The times, they are a-changin After reading "Pride divided?" in the March 24 edition, I was disturbed by the reactions of some in our own community. In particular, people who have been around long enough [...]

Anti-Bullying March in Howell April 9

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

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 [...]

Between Ourselves: Tony Johnson

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

by Tara Cavanaugh Tony Johnson volunteers at KICK, a nonprofit organization for LGBT African Americans in Detroit, twice a week. He also is an active volunteer at a local soup kitchen and a VA hospital. [...]

ENDA soon to be re-introduced

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen U.S. Rep. Barney Frank announced today 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 gender [...]

Hey, Obama. Evolve already!

By | 2018-01-16T14:26:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|

President Obama, who is still "evolving" on his view of gay marriage, recently announced his reelection bid. Obama, a liberal constitutional scholar who only mentions religion or morals if pressed, has selected several openly gay [...]

Joe Wilson

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the week Oh, Joe Wilson, shut up. I'm sorry. That was childish. Then again, that's apparently the level of discourse Wilson operates on. He is, after all, the guy who shouted, "You lie!" [...]

The city of Jackson’s new HR director was also fired in 2008 for an anti-gay editorial she wrote, explaining that gay rights aren’t civil rights because being gay is a choice. What do you think of the city’s decision?

By | 2018-01-16T16:01:41+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Opinions|

This lady has confused her race with her civility. True, her race physically doesn't change, but the context, political and social implications of her race constantly changes. Civil rights are not based on changeable or [...]

It’s a no brainer

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances April is Brain Awareness Month. If you're reading this it's a sure sign you have one. (Whether you're fully using your amygdala for the good of humankind is another story. Mind your frontal [...]

Sports and Republicans

By | 2011-04-07T09:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Opinions|

S/he said "It doesn't feel like a step forward for lesbians or women's sports to me when any woman athlete, regardless of her sexual orientation, has to pander to beer drinking heterosexual men's sex fantasies [...]