Frankmusik Mixes It Up

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

Frankmusik goes where no straight man's gone before. Just look at what he did in 2008, when he disrobed - and bared his bum - for a spread in one of the U.K.'s gay magazines. [...]

Affirmations goes off the wall

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

Affirmations begins a new annual event with its "Off the Wall Art Competition," presenting the edgy and funky artists of Ferndale and supplementing the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. Affirmations will display a number of local [...]

‘Avenue Q’ in A2!

By | 2018-01-15T16:53:36+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman ANN ARBOR - PBS may still insist that Bert and Ernie aren't gay, but that won't stop the thinly veiled characters of "Avenue Q" from singing, "If you were gay, that'd [...]

Circumstances of the heart

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Gary M. Kramer "Circumstance" is a remarkable film that sensitively depicts the struggles of two teenage lesbians, Atafeh (Nikhol Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy), in contemporary Iran. The story is based in part on [...]

DIY Street Fair returns to Ferndale

By | 2018-01-16T01:41:25+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

The fourth annual DIY Street Fair returns to Ferndale this September to celebrate creativity and "do-it-yourself" pursuits with a free showcasing of local business and original crafters and their unique products in the southeast quadrant [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Zachary Quinto's gay for 'Horror' While Zachary Quinto ("Heroes," "Star Trek") has maintained what we might call a "respectful silence" about his private life, he's certainly never shied away from taking [...]

Rose Parade

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Julius Caesar's first name 6 NG: Roth offerings 10 Moist mounds 14 Become a parent nonheterosexually 15 2008 biopic about Harvey 16 NG: Hint to the future 17 She played Rose on "The [...]

No slips in ‘Freud’s Last Session’

By | 2018-01-15T17:07:08+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Martin F. Kohn In "Freud's Last Session," Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, a couple of intellectual .400 hitters, have a highly entertaining, wide-ranging philosophical discussion, an elevated version of what might take place in [...]

‘Light’ shines in Downtown Dexter

By | 2018-01-16T04:53:57+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

If there's one phrase friends would never use to describe me, it's this: a romantic. I wouldn't disagree with that assessment - especially when it pertains to my choice in theatrical entertainment. As such, a [...]

‘Oh, Hell!’ giving the Devil his due

By | 2018-01-16T00:30:59+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn There's always a whiff of anarchy hovering around The Abreact Performance Space. So it's not too surprising they are offering a devilish delight 'way before Halloween. Besides, they already have a hot [...]

Why you should walk

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh If you've never supported the AIDS Walks, this is a great year to start. The upcoming AIDS walks - AIDS Walk Detroit, happening this weekend in Royal Oak, and AIDS Walk Michigan, [...]

Creativity, cuisine for a good cause

By | 2018-01-15T17:10:41+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh This year's largest fundraiser for the Michigan AIDS Coalition promises glitz, glamour and rooms full of art - literally. For a second year, MAC is teaming up with Design Industries Foundation Fighting [...]

Michigan Fairness Forum Sept. 16-17

By | 2018-01-16T07:18:38+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|

MOUNT PLEASANT- The Michigan Fairness Forum invites activists and ordinary citizens interested in improving the state's climate for LGBT citizens to an annual forum on Sept. 16 and 17. The forum takes place at the [...]

Name change for Mich. LGBT Democratic Caucus

By | 2018-01-16T05:07:44+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|

LANSING- The Michigan Democratic Party LGBT & Allies Caucus is now known as the Michigan Democratic Party Queer Caucus. The change went into effect Sept. 1. "We need to think of ourselves as part of [...]

Joblessness and LGBTs

By | 2018-01-15T18:43:48+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|

By Eric Rader In an address to a joint session of Congress last week, President Obama outlined the American Jobs Act, legislation designed to combat the nation's persistently high unemployment rate. Since the beginning of [...]

Sally Kern

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week With the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11 behind us it's important to reflect on the state of national security. For weeks now, pundits have been waxing philosophically about whether or not [...]

Suffer the little kids, etc.

By | 2018-01-16T10:06:32+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I was five when I had my tonsils clipped at the long-vanished Burt Shirley Hospital at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit, followed by wonderful weeks of tapioca pudding, ice cream, no school, [...]

Election 2012, remembering 9/11

By | 2018-01-16T05:45:47+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Opinions|

By Howard Israel S/he Said "It's time for me to start wrapping my head around the idea that Barack Obama may not make it. I'm not saying he will definitely lose his bid for reelection, [...]

The biggest threat for our youth

By | 2011-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Opinions|

By Abby Dees Viewpoint In my travels lately as a professional gay I've been speaking at a lot of PFLAG meetings. No matter where I go, the following people are always there: hard core straight [...]