Dating Diet: Diamond Life

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

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 [...]

Frights in Ferndale

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

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 [...]

Kiss and tell

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Get rocking, Scorpio!

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

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 - [...]

Remembering 9-11

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

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 [...]

TNTP debuts ‘The American Crowbar Case’

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

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 [...]

You’ll laugh till your pants fall off

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

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 [...]

Gays: First adopters?

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

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 [...]

Best Cars for Coming Out

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

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 [...]

Out? Outrageous!

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

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 [...]

An open letter to Michigan State Senators

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

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. [...]

DontChangeYourself.com comes out

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

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 [...]

PAC announces 2011 pro-equality friendly endorsements

By | 2018-01-23T07:07:05+00:00 October 13th, 2011|News|

On Oct. 5 Equality Michigan Pride PAC announced the public endorsement of 16 pro-equality candidates who are running for office in local municipal elections Nov.8. "More than ever, Michigan needs elected officials who believe in [...]

‘ReIMAGINING WORK’ coming up

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

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 [...]

Volunteers to harvest vegetables to fight hunger

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

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 [...]

Apology demanded of Madisonville principal

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

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 [...]

Supreme Court refuses couples appeal

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

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, [...]

Job training efforts grow for transgender workers

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

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 [...]

LGBT History, Heterosexism, Racism

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

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 [...]

Ask Lambda Legal – Back to School

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

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 [...]

16 reasons we should be protesting

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

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 [...]

Thinking Out Loud: Am I post-gay yet?

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Walt Whitman: Poet, chronicler of war

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

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," [...]