Dear Jody: All alone

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Entertainment|

All alone Q: Before I get into my problem, first of all let me tell you a little about myself: I'm a 32-year-old woman. I have been teaching second grade for eight years; I am [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Chloe Sevigny summons her killer instinct With "Big Love" behind her, Chloe Sevigny seems to be ready to let the bodies pile up. She's been talking about producing and starring in [...]

Q Scopes: Be clear, Libra!

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig For the next few months we get a taste of the Uranus-Pluto square that will dominate the next five years. Recent political turmoil has just been the set-up for major crises and [...]

Alas, Poor Doric

By | 2018-01-16T04:42:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Sally portrayer of "Cabaret" 5 Puts the finger on 10 Blows away 14 Lysol target 15 Eat away at 16 To ___ (unanimously) 17 Ginsberg's "Gay Adult Coloring ___ " 18 Big splash [...]

Pleasant as a summer night’s dream

By | 2018-01-15T19:31:17+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn An astute professor once told our class, "One does not go the theater to 'see' Shakespeare. One goes to 'hear' Shakespeare!" I've never seen that demonstrated so ably as in the adventuresome [...]

Argentine gays sue over blood-donation ban

By | 2018-01-15T16:06:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Buenos Aires' Comunidad Homosexual Argentina filed suit June 14 to overturn a national ban on blood donation by gays, calling it discriminatory. The group lodged its claim in the Buenos [...]

Brazilian activists meet defense minister

By | 2018-01-16T11:39:15+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The Brazilian LGBT Association (ABGLT) met with Defense Minister Nelson Jobim on June 14 to lobby him on gay and HIV issues. ABGLT President Toni Reis said Jobim committed to [...]

French Parliament rejects same-sex marriage

By | 2018-01-16T05:12:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS France's National Assembly voted 293-222 against legalizing same-sex marriage June 14. President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling Union for a People's Movement party opposed the measure. In January, France's Constitutional Court upheld [...]

West Michigan Pride bigger than ever

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Jim Sullivan GRAND RAPIDS- With a new location, the 23rd annual West Michigan Pride festival attracted more attendees and vendors than ever before. Last year roughly 6,000 attended, said organizer Linda Stuba. But this [...]

Police investigate hate crime in Ferndale

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh FERNDALE- Ferndale Police are investigating a hate crime that occurred around 1 a.m. on June 13. Ferndale Police Sergeant Patrick Jones said on June 13, two men were in a house on [...]

Dynamo Di Donato

By | 2018-01-16T03:17:14+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh John Di Donato is retired in name only. "I didn't retire to sit and die," said the 66-year-old former teacher who officially retired in 2003. "I retired to have the time to [...]

GOP not the family values party

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Eric Rader Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, resigned last week from Congress after he admitted to sending racy electronic messages to various women who were not his wife. It was probably inevitable in this age [...]

Schools have right to form GSAs, reminds Dept. of Ed.

By | 2018-01-16T14:12:52+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Dana Rudolph Schools receiving federal funds must provide equal access to school resources for all student groups, including gay-straight alliances, said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a "Dear Colleague" letter to educators on [...]

Tennessee sued over anti-gay law

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner Gays, LGBT groups and elected officials sued Tennessee in state court June 13 over a new law that prohibits cities, counties and school districts from having laws or policies that protect LGBT [...]

Kim Haynes

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Remember back in the day when black people couldn't swim in public pools because white people didn't want to catch being black? Luckily that doesn't happen any more. Well, save a [...]

One picture, 1000 words

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I was ten when my grandmother took me to see "The Picture of Dorian Gray." It was the only time she ever took me to the movies. The film, based on Oscar Wilde's [...]

Schools and politics

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "I encourage every school district to make sure that its administrators, faculty members, staff, students, and parents are familiar with these principles in order to protect the rights of [...]

Let my people kiss

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety Among the security guards at Target Field in Minneapolis, one stands out for his overriding moral concerns. The fellow is a little tin Moses, and the stadium is his Mount [...]

Students lobby for anti-bullying bill

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh More than three 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 [...]

New York legalizes same-sex marriage

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seated, signs a bill legalizing same-sex marriage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, June 24, 2011. AP Photo by Mike Groll. New York state [...]

EXCLUSIVE: The (Gay) Gaga Interview

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

Lady Gaga is one of the biggest superstars in the world. But speaking to her only briefly during this rare interview, she evades her larger-than-life image with affable charm, self-deprecating humor (take that, so-called penis) [...]

Affirmations hires executive director

By | 2011-06-23T09:00:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- Affirmations community center has chosen a new exective director. Dave Garcia will take over the post as executive director on Aug. 15. Affirmations' community-based search committee, consisting of Metro Detroit area LGBT and allied [...]