Dating Diet: Till the World Ends

By Anthony Paull I don't get it. Allen Ginsberg writes poems about assholes and is declared one of America's most influential poets, and when I do the same thing, I get kicked out of newspapers. [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Family matters

Q: My partner, "Nina," and I had a difficult Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't just hard for us; it affected our daughter as well. Nina and I have been living together for nine months. My [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:49:46-05:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Fun with Fred

By Vince Farin For just over 34 years, the B-52s have been crashing parties with their infectious brand of dance music. Their most recent studio release, "Funplex," hit stores in 2008. We caught up with [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Madonna: Uncensored and unreal

By Andrea Poteet "There's nobody like Madonna," Melissa Totten says. "I may be able to capture a moment, but no one can touch her." Totten does not look like Madonna. She used to, she says, [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:32:19-05:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Mister ‘Manners’

For years, Steven Petrow's been answering your questions about gay and lesbian life - everything from social-media etiquette to surviving the holidays. Now, he's answering ours. The nationally syndicated writer, known for his "Queeries" column [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Carrie' ruins prom for everybody. Again. "Once Is Not Enough" is more than just the name of a best-selling Jacqueline Susann novel, it's how Hollywood does business all the time, cranking [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Relax, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Mars in Taurus aspecting Eris in Aries cranks up competitive urges. Be open and flexible. Goals may need adjusting as conditions change. ARIES (March 20 - April 19): You could make a [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Remembering Arthur Laurents

Across 1 Two foursomes, to Lorca 5 Exclusion of gays from the military, and more 9 Denmark coastal feature 14 One may be proper 15 Morales in movies 16 "Milk," when it plays in Mexico? [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:28:56-05:00June 9th, 2011|Entertainment|

Anti-homophobia events in 17 Turkish cities

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Turkey's 6th International Meeting Against Homophobia expanded to 19 university campuses in 17 cities this year. Between March 14 and May 22, events took place in Mersin, Adana, Trabzon, Samsun, [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:54:44-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Cameroon man jailed under gay-sex ban

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS A man in Cameroon, Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, has been sent to prison for three years for violation of the nation's ban on gay sex, Amnesty International reported June 3. Mbede [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:26:24-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Maltese transwoman loses marriage battle

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS A Maltese transwoman's battle to get married suffered another setback in late May after the nation's attorney general won an appeal of a ruling that had been in Joanne Cassar's [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:08:58-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Motor City Pride draws more than 44,000

By Tara Cavanaugh DETROIT - With its move from a suburb to a city, more days and a bigger space, everyone wondered: Would Motor City Pride be a success? You bet. "People were showing up [...]

By |2018-01-23T02:50:02-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Becoming visible

By Tara Cavanaugh Back in the early 1990s, when R. Cole Bouck was working in the Michigan Department of Corrections, he found himself suddenly forced out of the closet. For a couple of months, it [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Michigan Democrats celebrate Pride month

LANSING- Michigan Democrats embrace the month of June as a celebration of LGBT Pride Month, which recognizes the efforts of all Americans to fight for equal rights and acceptance for the LGBT community. "Michigan Democrats [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Jewish Gay Network series continues

The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan is offering a series for older LGBT adults, Twice Blessed: Modern Family - You and Your Loved Ones, that addresses the unique issues facing LGBT families as they age. [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Pride 2011: Looking forward, looking back

By Eric Rader In this month of LGBT Pride, we have much to celebrate, yet still face many challenges. Since the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, our community has made great strides toward overcoming a [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:46:02-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Affirmations announces 2011 Pride Awards

FERNDALE- The Annual Pride Banquet and Awards Ceremony is proud to announce the winners to be honored at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on June 23. This event is co-sponsored this year by Affirmations, Al GAMEA, [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:05:42-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

OutCenter charity event June 17

Benton Harbor- The OutCenter of Benton Harbor will host a golf and dinner event at Harbor Shores on June 17. Proceeds from the event will support the OutCenter in its vision of creating a welcoming [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:15:23-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Older adult summit June 12

FERNDALE- Affirmations Community Center will host another Older Adult Summit on June 12. The event is the second part of a series designed to bring together older LGBT adults to discuss ways that the community [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Prom on the beach

It was a beach blastin' good time for the more than 75 teenagers who attended the Youth Prom at Affirmations on May 29. Dancing with friends in their flip flops and swimwear, the youngsters were [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Saginaw Pride Banquet to honor local activists

SAGINAW - The third annual Saginaw Valley LGBT & Allies Pride Awards Banquet is on June 28 at Saginaw's Andersen Enrichment Center, 120 Ezra Rust Dr. across from Ojibway Island. BTL co-publisher Jan Stevenson will [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

APM’s Solstice to raise funds for AIDS

TROY - Summer Solstice III, hosted by Baker, is AIDS Partnership Michigan's major fundraiser on June 11 at the Michigan Design Center in Troy. The soiree includes a strolling dinner and wine provided by some [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:47:09-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

AARP launches website for older LGBTs

Ther American Association of Retired Persons launched a webpage on June 6 to serve older LGBT Americans. The site features articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:18:20-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Federal study: LGB youth more at risk

By Dana Rudolph Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to be at increased risk for unhealthy behaviors, according to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:44:34-05:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Connecticut protects trans people

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Connecticut has become the 15th state (along with D.C.) to explicitly ban discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The measure passed the House 77-62 in May, passed the Senate [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

Illinois civil-union law takes effect

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Illinois' civil-union law came into force June 1. Couples lined up early in the morning at the county clerk's office in Chicago to pick up paperwork. Then, by law, they [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|News|

American Family Association

Creep of the Week Well, it's June, which means it's officially Gay Pride Month. And I do mean official. President Obama declared it himself, which I think is a pretty important endorsement. Not only is [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Opinions|

30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS

compiled by Howard Israel S/he said "We are showing the world that the people of Illinois believe in equality for all. We look forward to individuals and businesses from across the country choosing to move [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Opinions|

Small towns, deep closets

By Jim Larkin "Straight married man looking for discreet male relationship." "73-year-old married man who isn't getting what he needs at home looking for man for discreet relationship." I kid you not. The above two [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:53:47-05:00June 9th, 2011|Opinions|

When gender matters

By John Corvino The Gay Moralist Many years ago I was invited to present a paper at a philosophy conference. As usual, a respondent was assigned: a Professor Robin Somebody (I don't recall the last [...]

By |2011-06-09T09:00:00-04:00June 9th, 2011|Opinions|