Dating Diet: Till the World Ends

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

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. [...]

Dear Jody: Family matters

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

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 [...]

Fun with Fred

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

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 [...]

Madonna: Uncensored and unreal

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

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, [...]

Mister ‘Manners’

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Relax, Taurus!

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

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 [...]

Remembering Arthur Laurents

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

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? [...]

Anti-homophobia events in 17 Turkish cities

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

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, [...]

Cameroon man jailed under gay-sex ban

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

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 [...]

Maltese transwoman loses marriage battle

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

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 [...]

Officials denounce ban, crackdown on Moscow Pride

By | 2018-01-16T12:00:13+00:00 June 9th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS European and U.S. officials have denounced the Moscow government for banning gay pride for the sixth year in a row and violently arresting people who defied the ban. France's Foreign [...]

Motor City Pride draws more than 44,000

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

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 [...]

Becoming visible

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

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 [...]

Michigan Democrats celebrate Pride month

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

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 [...]

Jewish Gay Network series continues

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

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. [...]

Pride 2011: Looking forward, looking back

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

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 [...]

Affirmations announces 2011 Pride Awards

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

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, [...]

OutCenter charity event June 17

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

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 [...]

Older adult summit June 12

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

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 [...]

Prom on the beach

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

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 [...]

Saginaw Pride Banquet to honor local activists

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

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 [...]

APM’s Solstice to raise funds for AIDS

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

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 [...]

AARP launches website for older LGBTs

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

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 [...]

Federal study: LGB youth more at risk

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

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 [...]

Connecticut protects trans people

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

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 [...]

Illinois civil-union law takes effect

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

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 [...]

American Family Association

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

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 [...]

30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS

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

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 [...]

Small towns, deep closets

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

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 [...]

When gender matters

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

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 [...]