Dear Jody: A smoky situation

By | 2018-01-16T08:07:04+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: My partner "Ellie" and I have two kids - three months and 3-years-old. We are trying to raise our children the best we know how, which I assume most parents do. We feed them [...]

Cocktail Chatter: To Everything There Is a Cocktail

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Ed Sikov Since we closed the beach house in late October, 310,692 Americans died of heart disease or coronaries. 9,992 people got murdered. 17,962 people killed themselves - 9,679 used guns, 4,272 chose hanging [...]

Just Jessie

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

"Who You Are" is the title of Jessie J's debut album, but it's also what everyone's been wondering about the English artist herself. Outside of the short black bob and that ear-wormy, gender-bending single "Do [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Whose presence will be felt in 'The Muppets'? There's been so much rumor and speculation about what stars will pop up in "The Muppets" - the upcoming reboot of the film [...]

Q Scopes: Be careful, Cancer!

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mars, Jupiter and Eris are all lining up together in Aries. This is a very rare triple conjunction that increases impulsiveness, aggression and competitiveness. Fights and wars are very likely to break [...]

Proud on the page

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Tara Cavanaugh "Donovan's Big Day" looks like any other children's book, with bright splashy colors and big, coated pages. And there's nothing particularly unusual about the journey that Donovan takes as he prepares to [...]

Marrige Expo: Sweet Lorraine’s – The Menu

By | 2018-01-16T07:25:34+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Hors D'ouvres: Coconut Shrimp Singapore "Sesame" Chicken Crab Wontons Prosciutto & Asparagus Cheese Skewers Panko coated Fried Brie with wild berry coulis Peach Tree Salad on the Rocks with sweet poppyseed dressing Golden Mushrooms paired [...]

The Big Gay Day

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Andrea Poteet When Jason Rice and Stephen Fleck look back on their wedding, they have few regrets. "We wish we'd worn more fitted tuxedos," Fleck says, laughing. "That's the only thing when we look [...]

Marriage Expo Exhibitors

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Bakeries Elite Sweets 33471 W 8 Mile Rd Livonia, MI 48152 248-476-3600 elitesweets@att.net http://www.getelitesweets.com The Pastry Palace 28525 Beck Road #117 Wixom, MI 48393 248-380-2810 http://www.thepastrypalace.com Cupcake Station Four locations in Birmingham, Plymouth, Ann Arbor [...]

Colombian court gives gay couples more rights

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Colombia's Constitutional Court on April 13 extended property inheritance rights to unmarried and same-sex couples by revising Civil Code articles that limited such rights to married couples. The court said [...]

Indian Supreme Court defers gay-sex case

By | 2018-01-15T22:55:25+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS India's Supreme Court was scheduled April 19 to begin hearing multiple appeals of the Delhi High Court ruling that struck down the nation's ban on gay sex in July 2009, [...]

Montenegro government supports pride parade

By | 2018-01-15T22:44:02+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Montenegro's government is supporting the nation's first gay pride parade, scheduled for May 31. Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said in a meeting with activists that the march has "full [...]

Hundreds of law students protest graduation speaker

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh ANN ARBOR- Students at the University of Michigan's Law School are protesting the selection of their commencement speaker, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, because of his opposition to gay rights. The law school [...]

Ruth Ellis goal: $100,000

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- The Ruth Ellis Center, a non-profit dedicated to LGBT homeless, runaway and at-risk youth, is currently fundraising with a goal of $100,000 before the end of September. Every $2 raised by the center will [...]

Jewish Gay Network kicks off Twice Blessed

By | 2018-01-15T15:48:51+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Anne Adelson In our current social and political climate, the needs of diverse families in Michigan are evolving faster than our supporting institutions. The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan is offering a four-part series [...]

Spirituality summit May 7

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- KICK, the agency for LGBT African Americans, is holding a spirituality summit on Sunday, May 7. Registration is from 9-10 a.m and a continental breakfast will be served. Lunch is provided and the entrance [...]

Financial workshop focuses on LGBT families

By | 2018-01-16T15:06:55+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- Comerica Bank and its LGBT Alliance Group is sponsoring an "Estate and Financial Workshop for the LGBT Community" at Affirmations on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature discussions on estate [...]

Understand gender variance in children

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

TROY- Congregation Shir Tikvah is hosting an educational event titled "Gender variance and Expression in Children - Understanding Through Education" at 7 p.m. on May 3. Kim Pearson, executive director and co-founder of TransYouth Family [...]

Symposium addresses bullying May 15

By | 2018-01-15T23:36:38+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

FARMINGTON HILLS- The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its 7th Annual International Symposium on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. The Center is located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road. Co-sponsored [...]

Defense of Marriage Act archaic law

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Eric Rader Earlier this year, President Obama announced that his administration would no longer defend the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in federal court. This discriminatory law prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex [...]

Hawaii protects transgenders

By | 2018-01-16T16:20:34+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS A bill banning employment discrimination based on gender identity cleared Hawaii's Legislature April 19. Transgender people already were protected in the areas of housing and public accommodations. Gov. Neil Abercrombie [...]

Ariz. governor signs anti-gay-adoption bill

By | 2018-01-15T18:51:08+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill April 18 that requires public and private adoption agencies to give primary consideration to placement with a married man and woman unless other [...]

Groups lobby Obama to attend UN AIDS meeting

By | 2018-01-15T20:11:30+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Fifty global health, human rights and religious organizations have called on President Barack Obama to attend a United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS in June in New York City. At [...]

Media seek intervention in Prop 8 case

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS The media are seeking intervention in the Proposition 8 case to urge the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to release the 13 days of video from the U.S. District [...]

U-M law students, we salute you

By | 2018-01-16T01:39:42+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Our hats are off to the class of students at the University of Michigan's Law School for making it clear that gay rights are mainstream civil rights, no different than anyone else's. When it was [...]

Teonna Monae Brown

By | 2011-04-28T09:00:00+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week There are plenty of reasons why Chrissy Lee Polis, a 22-year-old transgender woman should have thought twice about going to McDonald's on April 18. Pick just about any item off the [...]

Peel me a sour grape, Camilla!

By | 2018-01-16T00:24:42+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I'm a patient person (having waited the requisite number of years to be thought of as well tempered - i.e., over the hill) but as my royal wedding invitation never arrived, I'll be [...]