Senate confirms gay woman as federal judge

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

WASHINGTON (AP and wire reports) - Without Republican support, the Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed an openly gay woman to become a federal judge in New York. The 48-44 party-line vote made Alison Nathan, who [...]

Cyndi shines

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Twenty-five years ago, Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" shined through - on the radio, and in the hearts of so many. It was in the midst of the horrifying AIDS epidemic when she lost her dearest [...]

Cocktail Chatter: The TinaTini

By | 2018-01-16T09:30:36+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

By Ed Sikov The housemates season just got to me, along with a few of my last, cocktail du weekend du season, which I invented minutes before Unhappy Hour began. The words "beware of dog" [...]

Don’t overdo it, Aquarius!

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes October 17, 2011 Just before leaving Libra the Sun trines Neptune, prompting sweet romantic dreams, ideals and - oh, dear - promises. When Sol moves into Scorpio those promises may [...]

Gay TV

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 It gets a gel hard 5 Suffix with Smurf 9 Jack on the card table 14 Major or minor, to Jerry Herman 15 Lo follower 16 Desi's daughter 17 Got on one's knees [...]

Wacky ‘Stage Fright’ is fresh, silly

By | 2018-01-16T06:51:41+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

By John Quinn As I mentioned in the recent critics' podcast (and you DID listen to the podcast on http://www.EncoreMichigan.com, didn't you, my adoring fans?) there are an impressive number of original shows hitting stages [...]

Totally groovy spoof at The Box

By | 2018-01-16T16:17:31+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

My days of watching Saturday morning cartoons occurred in the early days of television - from the late '50s to the mid '60s, when live action shows and puppets of all types ruled the airwaves. [...]

A Halloween goody bag at the Abreact

By | 2018-01-15T19:01:32+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Martin F. Kohn "The Hot Mess Chronicles," that seasonal goody bag of tricky treats, is back at the Abreact Performance Space, with eight new locally generated short comedy-horror plays. This year's installment, "The Hot [...]

Motif presents ‘It Gets Better’ benefit concert

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

BIRMINGHAM - Bullying is a problem that affects countless people of all ages, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and races. A local group of talented musicians has banded together in an effort to celebrate diversity and [...]

Sexy Slam 2011 arrives at WSU

By | 2018-01-16T01:53:23+00:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

DETROIT - In the ongoing battle to prevent HIV, Status Sexy is going to war with some very hot words. The community mobilizaton project is sponsoring the first ever Sexy Slam 2011, an open poetry [...]

Cultural competency class offered

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

Lapeer County Coalition to Prevent Hate Crimes is sponsoring a class in cultural competency presented by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights on Oct. 26, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Lapeer County Center [...]

Praise Fellowship closes after 11 years

By | 2018-01-15T18:48:15+00:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

Praise Fellowship Christian Church held its last service on Oct. 9 after 11 years of ministry to the Detroit LGBT community. In an email sent by Rev. Rick Green he wrote, "Only God knows how [...]

John Boehner

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week The Defense of Marriage Act makes John Boehner weep. Not because of how sadistically cruel it is to gays and lesbians, nor how unconstitutional. No, DOMA makes him weep because he [...]

Faded rabbits, empty hats

By | 2018-01-16T10:05:01+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances Shortly before retiring from the digitally enhanced adventure called teaching 14 years ago I chanced across a bound volume of back issues of news about students, teachers, education, circa early-50s. Flipping through the [...]

Frank Kameny: A Personal Remembrance

By | 2018-01-15T23:57:57+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

by John Corvino I was in San Francisco when I received the news, about to go on stage to deliver a National Coming Out Day lecture. A friend texted me: "Frank Kameny passed away today." [...]

Political action, religion and bullying

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "LGBTs have a stake in this growing protest movement since our unemployment numbers and job searches are often made more complicated by having no job protections such as would [...]

The high cost of inequality

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

by Roland Leggett Eye on Equality There is no question that we are in challenging economic times. Around the country, families are struggling to make ends meet, workers can't afford to retire and recent college [...]

Listen to your heart, Virginia

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

By Rob Keeling Viewpoint There are times in your life when it's important to listen to your heart. Several years ago, I realized that there was enough room in my life and love in my [...]