Dear Jody: Lying for a friend

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: My friend, "Bill," has recently gotten involved with "Dave." Bill tells me that Dave is "The One" that he has been looking for all his life. They have been dating for seven months and [...]

Local ‘Love’

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Hannah Schwab Torrid love affairs, heartfelt father-son moments, slightly erotic scenes - Christopher T. Leland's new book, "Love/Imperfect," has it all. The recently released work is the first collection of short stories from Leland, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Evan Rachel Wood to 'March' with Clooney Evan Rachel Wood, who recently talked to "Esquire" magazine about her bisexuality and how she likes to treat the women she dates (for the [...]

Q Scopes: Think kink, Capricorn!

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Uranus, newly in Aries, cranks up spontaneous individualism and assertion. The Sun is in Taurus, semi-square to Uranus provoking a lot of stubbornness. Don't challenge others with an uppity, obstinate attitude; look [...]

Dancing Sovereign

By | 2018-01-16T05:40:22+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 He comes once a year 6 Like bounteous breasts 11 Bear upon 15 Middle name in California 16 Romeo 17 Romain de Tirtoff, familiarly 18 Costar with 53-Across 20 TV Guide info 21 [...]

Gay activists rally for royal wedding

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Same-sex marriage activists presented a giant wedding card for Prince William and Kate Middleton outside the gates of Buckingham Palace on April 25. The card congratulated the royal couple on [...]

Conflicting reports on OK to hold Moscow Pride

By | 2018-01-16T01:52:36+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Several recent reports from Moscow said that officials had greenlighted this year's May 28 gay pride parade, which would have marked the first time in its six years of existence [...]

Group targets ‘sissy boot camps’

By | 2018-01-16T00:56:04+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS International LGBT activist group All Out has launched a campaign to convince Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to ban what the group called "sissy boot camps." According to activist groups, [...]

What you don’t know can hurt you

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh LIVONIA- Many LGBTs don't know that they can be fired or denied housing simply because of their sexuality or gender identity, and that there are no federal or state laws to protect [...]

Student activist relives 1961 Freedom Rides

By | 2018-01-16T17:18:15+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Erica Shekell is about to go on the ride of a lifetime. The Michigan State University junior was selected among 1,000 applicants to take part in the PBS American Experience 2011 Freedom [...]

Affirmations operations ‘calm’

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- After six months of managing Affirmations as the interim executive director, Kevin Howley says that the organization is on track with its financial recovery process and that the search for a new executive director [...]

Between Ourselves: Holden Michael Alee

By | 2018-01-15T20:08:17+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Holden Michael Alee, 21, is a junior studying hospitality and tourism management at Grand Valley State University. He's also a staff member at Equality Michigan. When he's not helping organize this year's [...]

SE Dyke March June 4

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The second annual Southeast Michigan Dyke March and Rally will be held Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in downtown Ferndale. Organizers encourage all to attend the family-friendly event. Lineup takes place in the [...]

Together in Faith Conference May 14

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

LANSING- Together in Faith, a growing collaboration between faith-based LGBTQ advocates and allies across the state and the Upper Peninsula, is hosting a conference May 14 at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ from 8 [...]

First Tri City Michigan Pride June 25

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|News|

SAGINAW- Those living in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw will be able to celebrate their own first-ever Tri City Pride on June 25 this year at Ojibway Island from 1 to 7 p.m. The Rev. [...]

Show me your teeth

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he fully supports an anti-bullying bill, and that our state should pass one as soon as possible. This is good news. An anti-bullying bill, nicknamed "Matt's Law" - [...]

Linda Harvey

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Calling all homos: do you live near anyone facing foreclosure? Well, the least you can do is help them move because it turns out that losing their home is all your [...]

Straights(!) in da military

By | 2018-01-16T15:26:42+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances According to a recent Newsweek magazine's shocking headliner expose - "The Military's Male-Rape Secret" - the DADT policy in place since 1993 has included not only gays but, it would seem, an alarming [...]

Transgender safety and rights

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Opinions|

S/he Said "I believe that coming out makes for a happier life, but that's not a matter of ethics, that's just corny advice." -Rachel Maddow, about a criticism she supposedly made towards Anderson Copper in [...]

Give it a rest

By | 2011-05-05T09:00:00+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith ViewPoint Chrissy Lee Polis, a 22-year-old, post-operative transsexual was at a Baltimore County McDonald's recently. While there, she opted to use the bathroom. Two other women - 18-year-old Teonna Monae Brown [...]