The Real Mike Ruiz

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

A child imagines life outside reality by creating a wild, monster-inhabited world of escapism in "Pan's Labyrinth," a stylistic fantasy-art film released in 2006 from Guillermo del Toro. That world, or at least a version [...]

Opera singer finds ‘fame’

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Michael H. Margolin LONDON - When he was 16, Noah Stewart, an American tenor, met legendary soprano Leontyne Price when she was autographing records in a New York store. He said he wanted to [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Tom Hardy as gay rugby star. Yes, we buy it. It wasn't bad news to hear that Mickey Rourke wanted to play Welsh gay rubgy star Gareth Thomas in a new [...]

Think ahead, Aquarius!

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars is finally turning direct on the 13th! As he starts moving forward, heal recent blow-ups and resentments. He's opposing Neptune, so over-eagerness and hypersensitivity may aggravate raw wounds. Time [...]

Let’s All Act Up

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Decide not to swallow 5 Lollipop cop 10 Lustful one, informally 14 Mary topper 15 Toughen up 16 Gillette razor product 17 Bit from Ted Casablanca 18 Newsgroup messages 19 P's for Socrates [...]

The rebirth of Broderick Tower

By | 2018-01-15T16:55:09+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

For over 30 years, Broderick Tower, at 10 Witherell in Detroit, stood empty and deteriorating. The 34-story skyscraper, built in 1928 as Eaton Tower, was once full of tiny offices and scores of small business [...]

Fooding around

By | 2018-01-15T18:38:38+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Using food to bring people together is natural for Kevin Piotrowski. His fondest memories since childhood happened over eating with family and friends. Once a week, he invites guests into his kitchen through his online [...]

The Detroit Boom

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Lots of talk lately has centered on young people moving to the city of Detroit against the odds, bringing creative ideas, fresh energy and investments with them. There's a buzz around town about this revival, [...]

Michigan Farm Markets

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

There is nothing more delightful, than visiting the farm markets in Michigan. Agriculture has always been one of Michigan's major industries, and Michigan is still the leader in producing delicious cherries and blueberries. Visit on [...]

‘Happiness’ for the home

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

By Andrea Poteet Shopping centers and strip malls are crammed with stores offering an array of furniture, decorations and other items for your home. But for Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Clawson-based Leon and Lulu, [...]

Restoring the Park

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Renaissance. Resurgence. Revitalization. These are words bursting with hope and ambition and, in the past decade or two, have been bandied about in reference to just about every part of the city of Detroit you [...]

GIFT gives a welcoming sign

By | 2018-01-15T22:33:47+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

By Crystal Proxmire "Gay Christian? Yes!" That's the messaging drivers on U.S. 131 near Burton Street in Grand Rapids will get now through the end of April thanks to a new campaign dedicated to bridging [...]

Voters left out in county politics

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

Oakland County residents are losing representation as a coordinated Republican effort to gain control of the redistricting process has succeeded. The Commission will be cut from 25 commissioners to 21, and control over drawing the [...]

Social networking site fills need for lesbians of color

By | 2018-01-16T02:09:44+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

When Nicole Breedlove was looking to connect online with other lesbian women of color, she asked herself, "Where are they?" Out of frustration with websites like MySpace, Facebook, BlackPlanet and DowneLink, she launched OurSistaCircle http://www.oursistacircle.com [...]

Notorious anti-gay group headed for Michigan

By | 2018-01-16T17:31:14+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

LANSING - The Westboro Baptist Church will protest a Lansing public high school and both Michigan State University and Central Michigan University on April 23, a spokesman confirmed in a phone interview. "We have our [...]

Drama unfolds in DOMA challenge

By | 2018-01-16T02:58:48+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

by Lisa Keen and Chuck Colbert The seventh-floor courtroom of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston was packed to capacity. An overflow room equipped with closed circuit TV was [...]

Santorum bows out

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

By Lisa Keen Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum was one of the most virulently anti-gay candidates in the large field of Republican presidential wannabes who started out last year. And most political observers said early [...]

Anchorage freezes up on LGBT rights

By | 2018-01-15T18:57:42+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

By Lisa Keen Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that sought to add "sexual orientation" and "transgender identity" to the city's human rights law. With 102 of 121 precincts counted late [...]

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Oh, Steve King. You are a royal creep, indeed. A longstanding foe of LGBT people and anyone who sees LGBT people as, oh I don't know, human, King has once again [...]

Pages Past Tense #6

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Parting Glances I was 19 the summer I graduated from Cass Tech. I flunked courses, staying an extra two-class semester. Once free from studies, living at home, taking time off before job hunting, I was [...]

Marriage, Coming Out

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "I know there will be some who argue that this is not the time, that there's already too much at stake in this year's election. To them, I would [...]

NOM’s Marriage Strategy

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud Is anyone really shocked about the revelations from the recently released internal memorandum from the National Organization for Marriage ("NOM")? If you haven't heard yet, this formerly confidential memo [...]

Obama’s LGBT political calculation

By | 2012-04-12T09:00:00+00:00 April 12th, 2012|News|

By Lisa Keen The Obama administration revealed a political calculation last week: Now is not a good time to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people who work for federal contractors. There has [...]