The (Gay) Gaga Interview

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

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) [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romen San Vicente Hugh Jackman can't help loving musical theater If you want to get technical about it, Hugh Jackman has already made one movie musical: "Happy Feet." Granted, you didn't see him in [...]

Prisoner of Love

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Give the once-over in a bar 5 K on Lesbos 10 Bitch 14 Like a broken horse 15 Fashion designer Perry 16 Spread it on your muffin 17 With 23-Across, movie about a [...]

Council of Europe reports on LGBT discrimination

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The Council of Europe on June 23 unveiled its first social-legal report on anti-LGBT discrimination in the association's 47 member nations. The report maps the legal situation in each nation [...]

Gays march in Havana

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS For the first time, LGBT people marched in Havana June 28 without government approval or affiliation with any governmental agency. Previous gay marches have been staged through CENESEX, the National [...]

Judge denies Shirvell request to seal deposition

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Last Wednesday a federal judge denied Andrew Shirvell's request to have his deposition sealed, reported the Detroit Free Press. The Free Press quoted the judge's four-page ruling: "Defendant argues that the alleged [...]

Anti-bullying bill on hold for now

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh LANSING- The debate on two versions of an anti-bullying bill will continue after state lawmakers return from their two-month summer break. Michigan is one of only six states without any anti-bullying legislation. [...]

Family Week offers fun, games, togetherness

By | 2018-01-16T14:09:49+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Jim Larkin For one week every summer about 70 families with two moms or two dads gather on Lake Michigan's shoreline to frolic, make new friends, play games, march in a parade, strengthen family [...]

Adoption agency seeks board members

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

ANN ARBOR- Hands Across The Water is looking for board candidates from the LGBT community who want to make a difference in childrens' lives. Knowledge of adoption and foster care is helpful. If you can [...]

Photo spotlight: Tri-City Pride

By | 2018-01-16T00:57:20+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

The first Tri-City Pride was held on Saturday, June 18 from 1-7 p.m. on Ojibway Island in Saginaw, and photographer Kari Melissa Helm captured these [...]

Saginaw Pride Awards celebrate community action

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Tana Michaels SAGINAW- Outstanding members of the Tri-City's LGBT community were honored at the Perceptions-sponsored third annual Saginaw Valley LGBT Pride Awards Banquet held June 28 at Saginaw's Andersen Enrichment Center. Perceptions Saginaw Valley [...]

Let’s help Obama evolve

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

by Eric Rader Speak Out New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hailed as a hero by the large crowds at New York City's LGBT Pride parade on June 26, just 48 hours after his successful [...]

Michigan AIDS Coalition celebrates funding

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The Michigan AIDS Coalition is excited to receive more than $244,000 in funding from grants. The donors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foudnation, The Hope Fund and others. [...]

Reporters press Obama on gay marriage views

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen President Obama at a mid-day nationally televised press conference on Wednesday, June 29 was repeatedly pressed for his views on marriage equality. He spoke out strongly against discrimination based on sexual orientation [...]

‘Ticked-Off Trannies’ comes to Showtime

By | 2018-01-15T19:02:32+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS The "tranny" movie that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation tried to get banned from New York's Tribeca Film Festival airs on Showtime throughout July. The network says of [...]

Free speech vs. harassment

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|

There's a fine line between free speech and harassment. A great example of this is the Chris Armstrong suit against Andrew Shirvell. Armstrong, a recent University of Michigan graduate, was the first openly gay president [...]

Vicky Hartzler

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Gays are a bunch of crybabies. Yeah, I said it. And you know what that took? Courage. And you know who knows about courage? Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-MO, that's who. No, [...]

Podophilia, anyone?

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances The human foot, with its 26 bones, 33 joints, is an architectural marvel of evolutionary development. Its complex structure contains more than 100 tendons, ligaments, muscles. But you knew all that. The foot [...]

NY marriage equality and backlash

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "The reason the Left has gone after same-sex marriage is because it's a two-fer. When you redefine marriage, you cheapen marriage. You make it into something less valuable, less [...]

Pentagon issues order to stop DADT

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh The Pentagon will begin accepting applications from gays and lesbians and it will also stop separating gay soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." A memo issued Friday to the secretaries of military [...]

Report finds increase in anti- LGBT violence

By | 2011-07-07T09:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2011|News|

By Zach Childree Last year was the second highest year on record for murders of LGBT and HIV-affected communities, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Coalition Of Anti-Violence Programs. The study focused [...]