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Dating Diet: Diamond Life

By Anthony Paull For the sake of keeping things fresh, I'm taking on a thrilling, new mysterious role in my relationship by keeping my boyfriend guessing about my exact location at any given time. The [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:38:43-05:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Frights in Ferndale

This year a variety of LGBT and affirming organizations in Ferndale are hosting celebrations and fundraisers for the gayest holiday of them all: Halloween. Events for children and adults all ages are spread throughout the [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:49:18-05:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Kiss and tell

By Anthony Paull If you didn't already know Uh Huh Her, you do now. Leisha Hailey, one-half of the electro-indie duo Uh Huh Her and famously of "The L Word," made headlines recently for getting [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Justin Timberlake's got the beat If you're old enough to remember disco's heyday, then you know Casablanca Records. It was "the" dance music record label of the 1970s, home to Donna [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Get rocking, Scorpio!

By Jack Fertig The Sun conjoins Saturn in Libra, clarifying the limits of relationship. Such reality checks can be unpleasant, but romance can't last without work and realism. Work on it! ARIES (March 20 - [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:12:58-05:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Remembering 9-11

Across 1 With 49-Across, gay hero of 9-11 5 Part of a club name 10 Speed meas. of a Johnny Mathis record 13 Soon, long ago 14 Leader of men in tights 16 Oscar-night transport [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

TNTP debuts ‘The American Crowbar Case’

By John Quinn The artist can draw inspiration from limitless sources, some achingly beautiful, some grotesque. Consider "The American Crowbar Case" and the miraculous survival of Phineas Gage. On Sept. 13, 1848, 25-year-old Gage was [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:14:28-05:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

You’ll laugh till your pants fall off

DETROIT - "Don't panic! Don't panic!" Wayne State's Bonstelle Theatre is presenting what the New York Post proclaims as "the funniest farce ever written," Michael Frayn's Tony-nominated "Noises Off," from Oct. 14 - 23. "Noises [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Entertainment|

Gays: First adopters?

By Andrea Poteet Did you love Lady Gaga way before the meat dress? Do you salivate waiting for Apple to roll out their latest tech toy? Do you have to have the latest fashions, gadgets [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:43:37-05:00October 13th, 2011|Guides|

Best Cars for Coming Out

By Nick Kurczewski Coming out of the closet can be liberating, or terrifying. It can end up being a complete non-event, or the biggest change you'll ever face. For most people, myself included, it was [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Guides|

Out? Outrageous!

By Tara Cavanaugh Charley Sullivan says it's OK to be "outrageously queer," even in sports. A longtime coach, Sullivan has been out his entire coaching career, even though in his field many stay closeted. Those [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:06:07-05:00October 13th, 2011|News|

An open letter to Michigan State Senators

by Beth Rakestraw I truly hope that you didn,'t laugh. I truly hope that you were NOT among the state senators who voted down an anti-bullying measure Thursday morning and laughed when you did it. [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

DontChangeYourself.com comes out

LANSING- In honor of National Coming Out Day, local advocacy groups launched the "Don't Change Yourself. Change the Law" campaign Oct. 11 to raise awareness that in Michigan you can still be fired if your [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

‘ReIMAGINING WORK’ coming up

DETROIT - In late October, local and internationally known figures active in building a new, more humane economy will convene in Detroit for a groundbreaking conference and collaborative discussion. Titled 'ReImagining Work', the meeting will [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

Volunteers to harvest vegetables to fight hunger

OAK PARK- Volunteers will harvest about 26,000 pounds of surplus corn, beans, peppers, squash and melons to help battle hunger in the Detroit area through November. The produce is being donated by operators of the [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:37:37-05:00October 13th, 2011|News|

Apology demanded of Madisonville principal

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 80,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org created by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network's Make It Better Project and the Tennessee Equality Project, calling for the principal of Sequoyah High [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:49:50-05:00October 13th, 2011|News|

Supreme Court refuses couples appeal

By Lisa Keen The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a case that challenged a "back door discrimination" against a gay couple by a Louisiana state official. The case, Adar v. Darlene Smith, [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

Job training efforts grow for transgender workers

By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP- Arriel Michelle Williams is in the early stages of a painstaking physical transformation from man to woman, and the clanging dissonance between her masculine voice and high heels, earrings and [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

LGBT History, Heterosexism, Racism

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "The sudden development of feminist and lesbian feminist publications in the early 1970s increased the demand for visual images and offered opportunities for self-representation, visibility and community building. (Lesbian [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:21:35-05:00October 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Ask Lambda Legal – Back to School

By Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal Q: My daughter is in high school and recently came out. She's been experiencing harassment from her classmates, and I'm worried this will affect her health and schoolwork. What can I do [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Opinions|

16 reasons we should be protesting

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety My view of the Occupy Wall Street protest is that it's an unfocused jumble, but at least somebody's doing something. At last. What began with a few dozen demonstrators on [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Thinking Out Loud: Am I post-gay yet?

By Abby Dees Have you become complacent about being gay? I have. As LGBT rights evolve, and LGBT life becomes more normalized to mainstream America, some of us have the good fortune to be blase [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:25:23-05:00October 13th, 2011|Opinions|

Friedrich Von Steuben: Father of the U.S. military

By Mark Segal Exclusively for [publication name] National Gay History Project There are few historians today who would doubt that Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben was gay. To appreciate the contributions von Steuben (1730-94) made [...]

By |2011-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2011|News|

Walt Whitman: Poet, chronicler of war

By Jack Veasey Exclusively for Between The Lines National Gay History Project Walt Whitman (1819-92) was the father of both American poetry and modern poetry in general. His monumental collection of poems, "Leaves of Grass," [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:43:17-05:00October 13th, 2011|News|