Michigan June Pride Season 2012

LGBT organizations and volunteer organizers are gearing up for another fabulous summer of pride. Below is a comprehensive list of this year's June Pride season festivals. Check back for updated additional information and new pride [...]

By |2012-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2012|Guides|

Dear Jody

Stop the teasing Q: Let me get right to the problem. My boyfriend, "Jorge," is a very popular, outgoing guy. To put it another way, he comes with a group around him. For the most [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Entertainment|

Take responsibility, Pisces!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury conjoining Jupiter in Taurus offers new practical ideas. Then he enters Gemini stirring up new ideas to build on those foundations. Sun and Mercury squaring Neptune can create confusion [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Entertainment|

Circular Thinking

Across 1 Greek triangle 6 NG: Hotel in "Bobby" 16 Farewell to fifty million Frenchmen 17 Problem for a fluffer? 18 NG: Center 19 Cries over spilt milk, so to speak 20 NG: Trattoria topping [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Entertainment|

Bending it like Peckham

By Martin F. Kohn The big black inkblots on the bright white backdrop in Detroit Ensemble Theatre's "Beyond Therapy" look like...well, what do you think they look like? Don't spend too much time trying to [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:01:29-05:00May 24th, 2012|Entertainment|

Motor City Pride Schedule

Saturday June 2, 2012 12:00 p.m. Family Picnic, Coordinated by Affirmations 2:00 p.m. Festival Opens 2:00 p.m. Commitment Ceremony, Pride Stage 10:00 p.m. Festival Closes Sunday, June 3, 2012 9:30 a.m. Parade Line-up (Fort and [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Guides|

Leading by example

By Desiree Cooper Tony Johnson - LGBT leader of color from Model D TV on Vimeo. About eight years ago, Curtis Lipscomb attended an HIV/AIDS program in Detroit. As the founder of KICK -- a [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|News|

Agema ascends to national committee slot

Senior Reporter American Independent News Network LANSING - Michigan Republicans ousted long-standing National Committeemen Saul Anuzis this past weekend, instead opting for a right-wing state lawmaker who has made waves with legislation dealing with everything [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:59:32-05:00May 24th, 2012|News|

Eleven young leaders emerge

DETROIT - Eleven young people of color are the first wave of graduates of the new KICK LEAD program, which stands for Learn, Educate, Advocate and Drive. They were recognized in a graduation ceremony on [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|News|

Volunteer during June Pride Month

BTL needs you Between The Lines is doing an exciting "2012 Voter Education Project," which will kick-off on June 2-3 at Motor City Pride in Hart Plaza and continue throughout June and July at Pride [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|News|

Garnet Lewis

Crystal Proxmire Between Ourselves Sitting in the Democratic Party Headquarters in Lansing on the day before the filing deadline, the Director of the Joint Legislative Campaign Garnet Lewis is calm, cheerful and glowing with resolve. [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|News|

NAACP backs marriage equality

By Lisa Keen Saying that the NAACP has "always stood against laws that demean, dehumanize, and discriminate against people," NAACP Board Chairman Roslyn Brock formally announced Monday the board's vote in favor of a resolution [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|News|

Charles L. Worley

Creep of the Week It should be a surprise to no sentient being that by coming out in favor of marriage equality; President Obama opened the floodgates for the anti-gay crazies. Mind you, this is [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Opinions|

Pages past tense #11

Parting Glances I was fortunate as a gay teenager. When I turned 18 my parents never asked me who I was dating, or if I had a girlfriend. I was on my own. Of age [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Opinions|

Political atmosphere

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said " Our crisis has nothing to do with private morality. It's a crisis of public morality - of abuses of public trust that undermine the integrity of our economy [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Opinions|


By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud You've probably seen this week's cheeky Newsweek cover, featuring a rainbow-haloed Obama and the tag line, "America's first gay president." I had no idea it was that easy to [...]

By |2012-05-24T09:00:00-04:00May 24th, 2012|Opinions|

Lets make that change, okay?

By Leslie Thompson Viewpoint This is not the first time that there has been a suggestion or discussion around the merger of Affirmations and Triangle Foundation/Equality Michigan. A lengthy debate and even a grant funded [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:14:59-05:00May 24th, 2012|Opinions|