Dear Jody: A smoky situation

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:07:04-05:00April 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

Cocktail Chatter: To Everything There Is a Cocktail

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 [...]

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

Just Jessie

"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 [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes: Be careful, Cancer!

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 [...]

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

Proud on the page

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 [...]

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

Marrige Expo: Sweet Lorraine’s – The Menu

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:25:34-05:00April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The Big Gay Day

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 [...]

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

Marriage Expo Exhibitors

Bakeries Elite Sweets 33471 W 8 Mile Rd Livonia, MI 48152 248-476-3600 The Pastry Palace 28525 Beck Road #117 Wixom, MI 48393 248-380-2810 Cupcake Station Four locations in Birmingham, Plymouth, Ann Arbor [...]

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

Colombian court gives gay couples more rights

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 [...]

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

Indian Supreme Court defers gay-sex case

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, [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:55:25-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Montenegro government supports pride parade

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:44:02-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Ruth Ellis goal: $100,000

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 [...]

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

Jewish Gay Network kicks off Twice Blessed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:48:51-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Spirituality summit May 7

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 [...]

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

Financial workshop focuses on LGBT families

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:06:55-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Understand gender variance in children

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 [...]

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

Symposium addresses bullying May 15

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:36:38-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Defense of Marriage Act archaic law

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 [...]

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

Hawaii protects transgenders

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:20:34-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Ariz. governor signs anti-gay-adoption bill

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:51:08-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Groups lobby Obama to attend UN AIDS meeting

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:11:30-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

Media seek intervention in Prop 8 case

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 [...]

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

U-M law students, we salute you

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:39:42-05:00April 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Teonna Monae Brown

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 [...]

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

Peel me a sour grape, Camilla!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:24:42-05:00April 28th, 2011|Opinions|