Dear Jody

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

My controlling boyfriend Q: Almost two years ago I met "Jerry" and fell in love. I knew then - or at least thought - that I had met the man of my dreams and that [...]

The Trouble with Adam Lambert

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Remember the fuss Adam Lambert caused when he tongued his keyboardist in front of the world? Of course you do. The controversial kiss drew both homophobic outbursts and so-what shrugs, and it's an American Music [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Colin Firth is a coward. Noel, that is. Academy Award winner Colin Firth is going back to his roots by playing yet another gay man. A pioneer in the "who cares, [...]

Be you, Leo!

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Mercury in Gemini both quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn aggravate grievances with power and bureaucracy. Resist the urge to argue. Pressing your point will not help. Be [...]

Dani Rice: Local Music Maker

By | 2018-01-16T03:25:56+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jerome Stuart Nichols The road to pop stardom is a rocky one. If you're going to make it, you need five things: a YouTube page, great hair, abs, drama and, of course, a little [...]

Friends of Dorothy

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Strap-on for a diver 6 NG: Give relief to a thief 10 Digital-rectal, for example 14 NG: Sports 15 Cole Porter's Indiana hometown 16 NG: Painter Magritte 17 He often screws actors 18 [...]

Akil Patterson’s project

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField When University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown made anti-gay comments recently - among other things, he threatened the Omaha city council with eternal damnation if it passed a [...]

Get your blonde wig ready

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

By Dana Casadei ROYAL OAK - Intermission is usually a time to get up and move around, but on June 7 at Stagecrafters leaving is the last thing audience members will want to do. Strutting [...]

LGBT Midwest Job Expo planned

By | 2018-01-16T05:24:07+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

FERNDALE - Save the date for the first ever Midwest LGBT Job Expo to be held at Affirmations Community Center June 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 20 companies throughout the midwest region [...]

Garcia video asks community to come together

By | 2018-01-15T16:30:41+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

By Crystal Proxmire FERNDALE - "We need to realize that our movement rises and falls with all of us," said Affirmations executive director Dave Garcia in a video released over the weekend in response to [...]

Leadership Project Profiles

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

Desiree Cooper is a lawyer, an award-winning columnist and a former public radio personality. She is currently a new media content specialist who helps non-profits communicate the extraordinary impact they have upon the people they [...]

Leaders of Color Visibility Project

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

An exciting media partnership is bringing the stories of young LGBT leaders of color not only to the state's gay press readership, but to mainstream media and the circle of arts, culture and philanthropy as [...]

GSA works to change lives in Jackson

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

JACKSON - Some LGBT students at Columbia Central High School in Jackson County have quietly dealt with harassment for most if not all of their high school career. That is starting to change since Dylan [...]

A changing of the board at Affirmations

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

By Crystal Proxmire FERNDALE - With four members departing and a new president at the helm, the Affirmations Board of Directors is poised to support the growth and evolution of the LGBTQ community center that [...]

Activists push legislators to pass rights bill

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|News|

LANSING - Equality Michigan hosted an Equality Action Day May 24. Nearly 80 activists form all over the state gathered for training, lobbying and to voice support for MI Sen. Rebekah Warren's (D-Ann Arbor) bill [...]

Tony Perkins

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Creep of the Week I wince every time I see Tony Perkins's face on TV. Perkins, the president of the vehemently anti-gay Family Research Council, often has a microphone shoved in his face whenever there's [...]

Here comes Pride season

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Heard on Facebook Pride means not being afraid to hold my partner's hand as we walk with our daughter through Hart Plaza. -Julie McKeeman Pride is a good chance of seeing people like you without [...]

Pages past tense #12

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Parting Glances During my out-and-about first gay summer I learned from 'Gee Gee' (Gorgeous George) that Harper Hospital was training recent high school graduates to become operating room technicians. "You'd look great in scrub greens. [...]

Revolution and changing demographics

By | 2018-01-15T15:51:54+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Each of the movements before the gay movement was seeking citizenship in the liberal state. Women and racial minorities did not necessarily ask the dominant society to love them [...]

Obama Pride 2012

By | 2012-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

By Eric W. Rader Speak Out As we move into the month of June, our community once again prepares to celebrate LGBT Pride. While much of the focus during Pride celebrations is on letting ourselves [...]