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Senate confirms gay woman as federal judge

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|News|

Cyndi shines

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Cocktail Chatter: The TinaTini

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" [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:30:36-05:00October 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Don’t overdo it, Aquarius!

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Gay TV

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Wacky ‘Stage Fright’ is fresh, silly

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:51:41-05:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Totally groovy spoof at The Box

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:17:31-05:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

A Halloween goody bag at the Abreact

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:01:32-05:00October 20th, 2011|Entertainment|

Motif presents ‘It Gets Better’ benefit concert

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|News|

Sexy Slam 2011 arrives at WSU

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:53:23-05:00October 20th, 2011|News|

Cultural competency class offered

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|News|

Praise Fellowship closes after 11 years

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:48:15-05:00October 20th, 2011|News|

John Boehner

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Faded rabbits, empty hats

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 [...]

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

Frank Kameny: A Personal Remembrance

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." [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:57:57-05:00October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Political action, religion and bullying

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

The high cost of inequality

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Listen to your heart, Virginia

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 [...]

By |2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2011|Opinions|