One small ad, one big controversy

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh David Garcia was an athlete when he was in high school, but he was too scared to be out. "I know what it's like in the locker rooms when coaches use words [...]

Dear Jody: Cut it out

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Jody Valley Q: I've been involved with "Lisa" for almost five months. Both of us have had bad relationships in the past and have been moving slowly with each other. We don't want to [...]

Cocktail Chatter: The Bourbon Sour

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov An afternoon in June. Under a bright blue dome of a sky, boys paraded around like Speedo models and dressed accordingly. Cher's "Believe" wafted through the air from two different houses, off [...]

Mike Mills: My Gay Dad

By | 2018-01-16T05:36:52+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Entertainment|

Mike Mills didn't really know his father until he came out. When the director's dad came swooshing out of the closet at the ripe age of 75, after decades of being married to a woman, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Elijah Wood will turn 'Saucy Gay' Elijah Wood's suddenly very busy again. Now that the two "Lord of the Rings" prequels have titles ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: [...]

Q Scopes: Watch your tongue, Scorpio!

By | 2018-01-15T15:50:27+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mercury moves into Cancer, squaring Uranus and triggering all sorts of outbursts, mostly tempests in teapots, but Jupiter softens the square, offering practical wisdom that might be gleaned from those brainstorms and [...]

The Voice

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 "Horny" animal 4 CBS forensic drama 7 DeLuise who was in drag in "Haunted Honeymoon" 10 "Suzie Q" band, for short 13 Where they say "Ooh! Long!" 15 Behind, financially 17 Supported an [...]

Australians accept marriage equality

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS A national poll has found that 75 percent of Australians believe legalization of same-sex marriage is inevitable. Marriage-equality advocates responded by calling on political leaders to act immediately. "The tide [...]

Transsexual takes seat in Madrid Assembly

By | 2018-01-16T07:20:50+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Actress Carla Antonelli took her seat in the Madrid Assembly June 7, becoming the highest-ranking openly trans elected official in Spanish history. "It's very exciting to be here, to see [...]

Gaga appears at Euro Pride

By | 2018-01-16T07:34:29+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Lady Gaga addressed the Euro Pride rally in Rome June 11 and sang a down-tempo version of "Born This Way" accompanied only by her piano playing. "It has become clear [...]

Public opposition to Moscow Pride drops

By | 2018-01-16T17:15:43+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS A new poll has found that 61 percent of Russians agree with the Moscow city government's annual ban on the gay pride parade, down from 82 percent support for the [...]

Samoa may decriminalize gays

By | 2018-01-16T03:21:55+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Samoa's Law Reform Commission has told the government to legalize male-male sex and cross-dressing. Current law bans gay sex and men's wearing women's clothes. The government is likely to express [...]

Croatian gay pride parade attacked

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The gay pride parade in Split, Croatia, was attacked June 11. Activists said thousands of opponents hurled rocks, bottles, firecrackers, flares, tear gas, eggs, tomatoes, glass, bricks, shoes, paint, cigarette [...]

A historic first

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

LANSING- For the first time in Michigan LGBT history, members of a local law enforcement department participated in a gay pride march and parade while dressed in full uniform. Lansing Police Department officers and commanders [...]

Between Ourselves: Kevin O’Brien

By | 2018-01-16T13:40:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Tara Cavanaugh Kevin O'Brien is a 20-year-old junior at Michigan State University. He's studying social relations and policy, and this summer he's working as an intern at the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. [...]

Curtis Lipscomb recieves national award

By | 2018-01-15T22:29:23+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- Curtis Lipscomb, the executive director of KICK, a nonprofit for LGBT African Americans, has been honored with the National Outstanding Service Award from Prideindex.com's 2011 Esteem Awards. The Esteem Awards honor local and national [...]

30 Years of HIV/AIDS: The war still continues

By | 2018-01-22T20:10:33+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

By Ruchi Naresh June marks the 30th year of the discovery of the still-incurable HIV/AIDS. Worldwide, the disease has claimed 30 million lives. On a June 6 conference call, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human [...]

GLAAD letters to FCC questioned

By | 2018-01-16T05:04:25+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Several gay bloggers have taken issue with three letters sent to the Federal Communications Commission by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. First, there was concern about an unusual [...]

Three San Diego mayoral candidates are gay

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Two of San Diego's four declared mayoral candidates are gay, as is a third candidate who has opened a campaign committee. Republican District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Republican City Councilman [...]

Homophobia must be called out

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Homophobia is homophobia, and it must be called out. Whether it's shouted from a stage or in a business' silent refusal to deal with a gay customer, homophobia is completely unacceptable. You'll see two examples [...]

Tracy Morgan

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Imagine you paid money to see some stand up comedy and the comedian was totally hilarious. He had this amazing bit about homosexuality where he said that gays are pussies for [...]

Do not fold, mutilate or staple insertee

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I had a marvelous time at Hart Plaza during Motor City Pride 2011, in spite of unrelenting 90+ heat, blazing sun, cascading perspiration, non-stop rainbow reveling. (No phone numbers. No requests for autographs. [...]

Sex scandals, 2012 presidential race

By | 2018-01-16T14:35:05+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "I think that the appropriate liberal response to such things as the Anthony Weiner 'scandal' ... is a shrug: 'So they're human - big deal.' When someone is hypocritical, [...]

House Republicans attack same-sex benefits

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh A committee in the Michigan House approved two bills today that restrict public employee benefits only to married couples. Now the bills will go to the House floor for debate. The House [...]

Students lobby for anti-bullying bill

By | 2011-06-16T09:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh CUT/ Two dozen students from area high schools lobbied lawmakers in Lansing to pass an anti-bullying bill that would protect all students. Michigan is one of six states without any anti-bullying law. [...]