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Same-sex foreign couples still stuck

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 [...]

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

DADT repeal may be official this summer

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:23:59-05:00April 7th, 2011|News|

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

The Dating Diet: The Sluuuuuuurp

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:24:51-05:00April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Come back, brother

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 [...]

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

Cabaret dances into Detroit

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 [...]

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

Rocking it out

"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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes: One step at a time, Scorpio!

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 [...]

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

Family Ties

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 [...]

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

An enlightening world premiere at the Rep

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 [...]

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

‘Fish Dinner’ is a tasty dish indeed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:39:51-05:00April 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

ILGA-Europe launches major documentation project

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:03:36-05:00April 7th, 2011|News|

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill reportedly dropped

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," [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:08:23-05:00April 7th, 2011|News|

BTL Letters: Opinions on Ferndale Pride

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Between Ourselves: Tony Johnson

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. [...]

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

ENDA soon to be re-introduced

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 [...]

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

Hey, Obama. Evolve already!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:26:00-05:00April 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Joe Wilson

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!" [...]

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

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?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:01:41-05:00April 7th, 2011|Opinions|

It’s a no brainer

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 [...]

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

Sports and Republicans

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 [...]

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