Dear Jody: A web funeral?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:42:03-05:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Ferndale Pride

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

La Bouche

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. [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Still Jammin’

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. [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Chung Chung

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

The OutField: Changing the game for good

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

‘Eleemosynary’ is filled with charity

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:18:02-05:00May 26th, 2011|Entertainment|

Out of Town: Louisville and Lexington

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:02:11-05:00May 26th, 2011|Guides|

Euro institutions mark IDAHO

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, [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:58:16-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

Gay families exhibit at European Commission

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:56:45-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

LGBTs stage festival in Belarus, marchers arrested

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," [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:09:20-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

Montenegro gay concert tear-gassed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:18:00-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

St. Petersburg OKs gay demo, Moscow bans Pride again

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:10:44-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

Youth summit June 11-12

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. [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:21:23-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

SE Dyke March June 4

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. [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|News|

TN gov. signs anti-gay law

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|News|

EQCA hires new ED

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:53:13-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

HUD offers 9.1M to HIV/AIDS housing

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:08:07-05:00May 26th, 2011|News|

Stick to the budget, Repubs.

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:33:26-05:00May 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Stacey Campfield

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, [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Two up yours!

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Sports, homophobia

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Civil unions better than nothing

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|Opinions|

Motor City Pride draws more than 44,000

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 [...]

By |2011-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2011|News|