Dating Diet: Adult Education

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?" [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:03:14-05:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Book Marks

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, [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

The Ringwald gets gayer

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:01:44-05:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Matt Wixson: A ska anomaly

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:30:26-05:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Get creative, Pisces!

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. [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Supernatural shenanigans in ‘Irma Vep’

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, [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:01:43-05:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Straight, gay and confused at Farmers Alley

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Entertainment|

Kerrytown Bookfest showcases local talent

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:45:41-05:00September 8th, 2011|Neighborhoods|

Michigan schools ranked on gay-friendliness

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:06:02-05:00September 8th, 2011|News|

Help fight HIV/AIDS in September

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|News|

I Got yo’ ‘T’ Detroit!

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|News|

Brandon Dowdy

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|News|

Baldwin announces Senate bid

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, [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|News|

Rick Perry

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

What’s past is prologue

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. [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

Trans violence, politics

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 [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|Opinions|

House eliminates domestic partner benefits

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 - [...]

By |2011-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2011|News|