Dating Diet: Adult Education

By | 2018-01-16T13:03:14+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Yes, being a writer is glamorous and interesting, but sometimes I feel like I've written myself in a role I can't fulfill. I ask myself, "How did I become a dating expert?" [...]

Book Marks

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "A Queer History of the United States," by Michael Bronski. Beacon Press, 287 pages, $27.95 hardcover. From the Puritan imposition of intolerant sexual mores on the land that was to become America, [...]

The Ringwald gets gayer

By | 2018-01-16T07:01:44+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman Artistic director Joe Bailey and company member Joe Plambeck aren't willing to pigeonhole Who Wants Cake? as a gay theater, but they readily admit they are the gayest theater in Southeast [...]

Matt Wixson: A ska anomaly

By | 2018-01-16T13:30:26+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet Matt Wixson isn't complaining. Despite lyrics packed with rants about topics from failed relationships to homophobic Westboro Baptist church pastor Fred Phelps, the 27-year-old frontman for local punk-ska band Matt Wixson's Flying [...]

Q Scopes: Get creative, Pisces!

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer are in a sextile that suggests homey seductions. The best way to your intended's heart, or other parts, is through dainty treats, preferably at home. [...]

Things Don’t Always Go Swimmingly

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Pinko's hero 6 "Gypsy"'s "___ Need Is the Girl" 10 Wineglass feature 14 Lickety-split 15 Angry, with "off" 16 Tops 17 Muscular strength 18 "Let's see now, where ___?" 19 Puts bills in [...]

Supernatural shenanigans in ‘Irma Vep’

By | 2018-01-15T23:01:43+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn Who knew we've been camping it up for so long? As early as 1909, the Oxford English Dictionary cited "camp" as "ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical; effeminate or homosexual; pertaining to, characteristic of, [...]

Straight, gay and confused at Farmers Alley

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

KALAMAZOO - Come celebrate the opening of the Farmers Alley Theatre's fabulous fourth season Sept. 16 with the Midwest premiere of an original musical, "The Extraordinary Ordinary," which played off-Broadway this past year. Farmers Alley [...]

Kerrytown Bookfest showcases local talent

By | 2018-01-15T22:45:41+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Neighborhoods|

The ninth annual Kerrytown Bookfest returns to Ann Arbor Sept. 11 at the historical Kerrytown district's Farmer's Market. The annual festival's goal is to illustrate Ann Arbor's history in both the writing and printing of [...]

Michigan schools ranked on gay-friendliness

By | 2018-01-16T12:06:02+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh With more youth speaking out about LGBT rights and creating GSAs in their high schools and colleges, universities are realizing the importance of creating gay-friendly campuses. Michigan schools are also making LGBT-inclusive [...]

Help fight HIV/AIDS in September

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

There are plenty of opportunities to support HIV/AIDS organizations this month, so support a good cause while enjoying the outdoors and getting some exercise. Steppin Out's AIDS Walk Detroit Sunday, Sept. 18 Starts at the [...]

I Got yo’ ‘T’ Detroit!

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

By Ryan "Karimu" Oliver I might be a little late on this one, but it's nothing like the present, right? So I ran across this brilliant, youthful, energetic, vibrant video, Motor City Pride, by Team [...]

GLSEN Southeast Michigan gets boost for Breaking the Silence

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The State Farm Youth Advisory Board announced that GLSEN Southeast Michigan will receive a $28,044 service-learning grant for the Breaking the Silence Initiative, a natural and societal disaster preparedness service-learning project. GLSEN - the [...]

Brandon Dowdy

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

by Tara Cavanaugh Between Ourselves Brandon Dowdy is a 17-year-old graduate from Detroit City High. He participates in the Ruth Ellis Center's Out and Up Front Leadership Academy, and he has testified before state lawmakers [...]

Baldwin announces Senate bid

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen The news became official Tuesday: U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Baldwin made her announcement, which has been highly anticipated for weeks by the LGBT community, [...]

Rick Perry

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week So how about that Gov. Rick Perry, eh? Awesome alert! Am I right? "I wish Rick Perry was my daddy and/or boyfriend," say all gays everywhere, obviously. Not that Perry is [...]

What’s past is prologue

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances Back in the mid-70s I met Stephanie Cranford, introduced to me by Gordon Petersen, then Assistant Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie was Michigan's first male-to-female transgendered person. Slender, gracious, bilingual. Black. [...]

Trans violence, politics

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "This poll absolutely confirms every other research I've seen, which all conclude that those under 30 support our full equal rights to a greater degree than those over 65 [...]

House eliminates domestic partner benefits

By | 2011-09-08T09:00:00+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh LANSING- Thursday the state House voted to eliminate health insurance benefits for the domestic partners of state employees. The bills, HB 4770 and 4771, prohibit any government entity in the state - [...]