Cocktail Chatter: The Cosmopolitan

By Ed Sikov Before leaving for the July 4th weekend, I had to sit through an afternoon luncheon during which a jackass honoree turned a simple thank you into an interminable Castro-like State of the [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Jillian Armenante. Photo courtesy of Dustin Lance Black's '8' is coming soon During the Proposition 8 trial over the legality of marriage equality in California, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Take charge, Capricorn!

By Jack Fertig Sun in Leo is beach weather! Vacations, fun, strut your stuff! But as Sol is sextile Saturn in Libra needful limits and responsibility are lurking behind the fun. A constructive project, maybe [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Entertainment|

Good and Irritating

Across 1 Not nuts 5 Safari master 10 Emulates Eminem 14 Word on a gift tag 15 Put into law 16 Slumlord's declaration? 17 With 28-Across, allegedly good individuals 20 Like Hans Christian Andersen 21 [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Entertainment|

Augusta drama filled with steamy desire

By Bridgette Redman "A Streetcar Named Desire" continues through Aug. 7. Photo: Barn Theatre When "A Streetcar Named Desire" rattled its way into Augusta, it discharged its passengers into an Elysium Fields filled with [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:03:20-05:00August 4th, 2011|Entertainment|

International youth group pulls conference from Israel

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organization (a.k.a IGLYO) on July 28 canceled plans to hold its December annual conference in Israel after being criticized [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:52:16-05:00August 4th, 2011|News|

Italian Parliament blocks homo/transphobia bill

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Italy's Parliament on July 26 approved a motion declaring a draft bill against homophobia and transphobia unconstitutional, said the national LGBT organization Arcigay. The move had the effect of blocking [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:21:51-05:00August 4th, 2011|News|

LGBTs march in Jerusalem

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Thousands of people marched in Jerusalem's 10th LGBT pride parade July 28. A spokesman said the parade was more about politics and solidarity than "sexuality." The route was from Independence [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|News|

Equality Michigan issues crime alert

On July 25 Equality Michigan's Department of Victim Services received a report of a pick-up crime. According to the victim, he met the perpetrators through a dating chat-line. The victim alleges that he was beaten [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|News|

Vote for change

Speak Out This summer has been a season of great progress for LGBT equality. In late June, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation granting lesbian and gay couples equal marriage rights, while new polls [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|News|

ABA honors Olson, Boies

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS The American Bar Association will honor Ted Olson and David Boies, the famous odd-couple lawyers who got Proposition 8 declared unconstitutional last year. The two star attorneys, who represented George [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:16:43-05:00August 4th, 2011|News|

California OKs push to repeal LGBT teaching law

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS California officials gave the go-ahead July 25 for anti-gay groups to begin collecting signatures for a voter referendum next June on the new law that requires public schools to teach [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:28:01-05:00August 4th, 2011|News|

Sally Kern

Creep of the Week Haters gon' hate, am I right? And according to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, the most hateful thing you can say to a gay person is that they're okay the way [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Opinions|

H2O! (HOPE to Order)

Parting Glances The temperature Friday, 1:30 p.m., is a sun-bleaching 85 degrees. I could use an ice-cold bottle of water. Free. Handed out with a smile by six young, white, twenty-somethings. They are eager in [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:53:13-05:00August 4th, 2011|Opinions|

Heroes, culture

S/he Said "They didn't establish (Dumbledore) as a heterosexual, so finding out he's gay isn't a change, it's just further information. Filling in the blanks. The answer is: heterosexism. See, we all make assumptions, but [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Opinions|

Starting meds

Viewpoint It's just a pill. Well, in my case, it's three pills. But still, it is medicine. But why is it imbued with so much emotional debris? That is something I am sorting through as [...]

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Opinions|