Dear Jody: A web funeral?

By | 2018-01-15T22:42:03+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: My "Uncle George" died recently. My "Aunt Mabel," Uncle George's wife, is in the hospital right now. She's expected to get better, but the doctors don't know how long she'll be hospitalized. The doctor [...]

Ferndale Pride

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Residents, organizations and community leaders of Ferndale have planned a series of events to both complement and supplement Motor City Pride's Hart Plaza festivities on Friday, June 3 and early Saturday, June 4. Volunteers for [...]

La Bouche

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Hannah Schwab Randy Bouche and his traveling troupe are changing the definition of burlesque. "When people think 'burlesque,' they think erotic," he says. "We have a very sexy, fun edge, but we aren't offensive. [...]

Still Jammin’

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

So what if the music sucks. "If you're on ecstasy, anything sounds good," says John Collins, who's comparing the era his career was born out of - the '80s - to what we're hearing now. [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Johnny Depp is going to get 'Thin,' man You can't tell anyone in Hollywood anything. It seems like, more often than not, that people in positions of power believe they have [...]

Chung Chung

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Class for future AZT makers 5 Of an appendage in your face 10 Unkissed prince? 14 "Desert of the Heart" novelist Jane 15 ___ Gay 16 NG: Racing sled 17 NG: Pancake topping [...]

The OutField: Changing the game for good

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog Over the past two decades, LGBT educational issues surged into the headlines. Library books, curricula, protection for gay students - all have earned important national attention. One area, though, still seemed off [...]

‘Eleemosynary’ is filled with charity

By | 2018-01-16T07:18:02+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman Three generations of extraordinary women: Rebecca Covey, Julia Glander and Michelle Meredith in "Eleemosynary" at the Williamston Theatre. Photo: Chris Purchis There is little more difficult in life to interpret [...]

Out of Town: Louisville and Lexington

By | 2018-01-16T04:02:11+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Every year in May, all eyes fall upon Kentucky's pastoral Bluegrass region. During the first week of the month, the city of Louisville holds the Kentucky Derby, the most celebrated Thoroughbred racing [...]

Euro institutions mark IDAHO

By | 2018-01-15T15:58:16+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Major European Union institutions issued statements and took other actions to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. They included the European Parliament, the European Commission, [...]

Gay families exhibit at European Commission

By | 2018-01-15T23:56:45+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association staged an exhibition about same-sex families in the main building of the European Commission in Brussels May [...]

LGBTs stage festival in Belarus, marchers arrested

By | 2018-01-16T01:09:20+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS LGBT people in Belarus opened their first Equality Festival at Minsk's Crowne Plaza hotel May 14. About 100 people attended, including some foreign diplomats. "I commend and admire your courage," [...]

Montenegro gay concert tear-gassed

By | 2018-01-15T17:18:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Assumedly anti-gay hooligans tear-gassed an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia concert in Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, on May 17, according to the European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights. The report [...]

St. Petersburg OKs gay demo, Moscow bans Pride again

By | 2018-01-16T08:10:44+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS With city approval, some 150 LGBT activists staged a "Rainbow Flashmob" in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 17 in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Organizers said [...]

After-party benefits the Ruth Ellis Center

By | 2018-01-16T13:03:08+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- The Cupcake Collective deejays are sponsoring a party at the Old Miami on Saturday, June 4 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event benefits the Ruth Ellis Center, one of three shelters in [...]

Youth summit June 11-12

By | 2018-01-15T21:21:23+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- KICK, The Agency for LGBT African-Americans, is sponsoring a youth summit on June 11-12 at the Ruth Ellis Center. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. with the opening session at 11:00 a.m. [...]

SE Dyke March June 4

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The Southeast Michigan Dyke March, an event with the goal of promoting visibility of the area's lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and queer community, will be held Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in downtown Ferndale. [...]

TN gov. signs anti-gay law

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh NASHVILLE- Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam signed a controversial bill into law Monday night that bans cities from creating anti-discrimination policies that are stricter than state anti-discrimination law. The city that will be [...]

EQCA hires new ED

By | 2018-01-15T23:53:13+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner Equality California announced its replacement for former Executive Director Geoff Kors on May 16. Roland Palencia will lead the LGBT movement in the nation's most populous state. Unknown to many California LGBT [...]

HUD offers 9.1M to HIV/AIDS housing

By | 2018-01-16T01:08:07+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that it is offering up to $9.1 million to address the critical housing needs of low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS, including homeless [...]

Stick to the budget, Repubs.

By | 2018-01-16T05:33:26+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Republicans across the country had a great election last year, and our state was no exception. Michigan citizens voted in a majority-Republican state House and [...]

Stacey Campfield

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Ah, yes. The joys of sex education. I think all of us have fond memories of that day in fifth or sixth grade when the boys got shuffled into one room, [...]

Two up yours!

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances Gay composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 broadway musical "Candide" has a bravura soprano song, "Glitter and be gay" written for and originally sung by Barbara Cook (still giving concerts at 80-something). I thought of [...]

Sports, homophobia

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Tara Cavanaugh S/he Said "Every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say: 'Oh, no guy can come out in [...]

Civil unions better than nothing

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

By John Corvino By the time you read this, the Rhode Island House will have passed a civil-unions bill that no one seems to want. Many gay-rights advocates in the state, led by Marriage Equality [...]

Motor City Pride draws more than 44,000

By | 2011-05-26T09:00:00+00:00 May 26th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Motor City Pride celebrated its new location at Detroit's Hart Plaza this past weekend. BTL photo: Andrew Potter. With its move from a suburb to a city, more days and a [...]