Thief of Hearts

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

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 [...]

Enquiring about Chaz

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

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 [...]

Documentary explores LGBT elderly

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

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 [...]

Simon says

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Stay strong, Cancer!

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

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. [...]

Remembering Paula Ettlebrick

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

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 [...]

2011 Michigan election wrap-up

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

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 [...]

Adoption Day painful for LGBT families

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

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 [...]

Affirmations Relaunched

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

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 [...]

Planting a SEED to stop bullying

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

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 [...]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

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 [...]

Jerry Cox

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

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 [...]

How’s your B3 advantage?

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

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 [...]

ENDA, Race and Religion

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

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 [...]

Many faces of queer bashing

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

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. [...]

A gay alumnus reflects on Penn State tragedy

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

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 [...]

Never forgotten

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

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 [...]

Framk Kameny National Memorial Service Remarks

By | 2018-01-16T06:03:13+00:00 November 17th, 2011|News|

by William N. Eskridge Jr. {ITAL Editor's note: Bob Witeck reported the tribute was held in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill which served as the venue for hearings held by the House Un-American [...]