Thief of Hearts

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet I'm behind schedule. I'm on this stupid whole foods diet because I watched a ridiculous documentary on healthy eating habits, and now my whole life is centered on baking enough [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Enquiring about Chaz

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety The National Enquirer claims in a Nov. 14 cover story that Chaz Bono will die within four years due to his gender transition. The corpse-to-be is perturbed. His lawyer sent [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:51:22-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Documentary explores LGBT elderly

The Audience Choice for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, "Gen Silent" will screen locally at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Emagine Royal Oak. The film, by Stu Maddux ("Bob [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:09:50-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Simon says

Sex. Pop music thrives on it, and so does up-and-comer Simon Curtis, who explores his submissive side on "Flesh," a track from his latest album, released this past summer. Tied up, begging a lover to [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Stay strong, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Mars is in Virgo trine to Jupiter in Taurus directing our energies to critical, constructive matters. Get to work! Flirtations and chatter are just distractions, but a little is good for morale. [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Remembering Paula Ettlebrick

Across 1 Lake, of "Hairspray" 6 "Beat it!" 10 What fruits do in orchards 14 Hawke of "Hamlet" 15 Jelly not for bread 16 Tomato variety 17 Start of a quote from Paula Ettlebrick 20 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:06:33-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

2011 Michigan election wrap-up

Pro-equality candidates win in most races A majority of pro-equality candidates won Nov. 8 in local races across the state. Of the 19 candidates endorsed by Equality Michigan Pride PAC, 13 won their elections. In [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:23:11-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Adoption Day painful for LGBT families

While Michigan's Ninth Annual Adoption Day on Nov. 22 is something to celebrate, many families that want to adopt are feeling left out. "Hundreds of children across the state have the legal protection of only [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Affirmations Relaunched

By Andrea Poteet It's come a long way from a helpline: With a new executive director, new staff members, expanded hours and exciting new programs, Affirmations, the Ferndale-based LGBT [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Planting a SEED to stop bullying

Michigan is one of only three states in the nation with no anti-bullying law in place yet. But that hasn't stopped The Roeper School, with campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, from taking action. For [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:31:05-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, Nov. 16 The Lives of Transgender People, 3 p.m. Join Spectrum for a presentation of groundbreaking research on The Lives of Transgender People, presented by Sue Rankin. Based on the largest general study to [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Jerry Cox

Creep of the Week Newsflash: homosexuality and pedophilia are not the same things. Equating the two makes as much sense as equating adopting a pet kitty from a shelter with luring a stray into your [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

How’s your B3 advantage?

Parting Glances There's an old saying, "If you don't use it you lose it." It applies to both sex and voting. (Diddle in the parlor. Get screwed at the polls.) While my own sex life [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:40:50-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

ENDA, Race and Religion

Compiled By Howard Israel S/He Said "There is no evidence (the ban) will reduce health care costs, and it most certainly will make us less competitive. The University of Michigan must be able to offer [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Many faces of queer bashing

by Warren J. Blumenfeld Viewpoint I never met Tyler Celmenti, 18, Billy Lucas, 15, Seth Walsh, 13, Asher Brown, 13, or Raymond Chase, 19 in life, but I feel I know them now in death. [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

A gay alumnus reflects on Penn State tragedy

By Kevin Naff When news broke this week about the heartbreaking tragedy unfolding at Penn State, a few easy predictions came to mind: iconic coach Joe Paterno wouldn't survive; the university president would have to [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:04:11-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Never forgotten

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions Summer wanes, and the days get shorter. Blue skies give way to grey skies and the occasional rain shower. A slight chill now accompanies the sun's warmth - not to [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|