BREAKING: Court rules DOMA unconstitional

By Lisa Keen A unanimous three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today (Thursday, May 31) that the core part of the Defense of Marriage Act, barring federal recognition of marriages [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:03:39-05:00June 7th, 2012|News|

One for the flamers

by Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter It was inevitable. How could I not flambe something? What's more dramatic than strolling mock-casually into the dining room with a platter of something on fire? Flames catch guests' attention [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama," by Alison Bechdel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 304 pages, $22 hardcover. Bechdel's first graphic memoir, "Fun Home," focused with dark humor and candid introspection on the [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Entertainment|

Won’t you be my neighbor?

By Bridgette M. RedmanX There is something endearing about a person who insists that you are "sweeter than poop." Maybe not the kind of endearing that makes it onto "Father Knows Best," but little that [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Entertainment|

Do not flirt, Aries!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Venus retrograding across the Sun in Gemini triggers bold flirtations that will probably go awry. Keep a sense of humor. As Mercury enters Cancer protective moods can shade your thinking. [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Entertainment|

A Boy Named Sues

Across 1 Home, to Glenn Burke 5 Result of a sexually active Woody 9 In the center of 13 Piercing rebuke from Caesar? 14 Stink up the place 15 Barcelona boy 16 Bahrain biggie 17 [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Entertainment|

Comedy-drama hits home at the Rep

By John Quinn Art encourages thought. Art invites exploration of the uncomfortable. Art allows an individual audience member to share personal emotions and experiences with others similarly touched. Art is hard at work in Marilynn [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Entertainment|

Wade Davis out for Obama

Michiganders are one step closer to equality since President Obama affirmed his support for same-sex marriage in May. The goal now for many, is to get him re-elected for a second term. "We have to [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|News|

Between Ourselves: Rick and Janet Glasgow

Rick and Janet Glasgow bring more than fresh baked cookies and a home cooked meal when they come to the Ruth Ellis Center on Monday evenings. They bring a sense of stability for the LGBTQ [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:26:20-05:00June 7th, 2012|News|

K’zoo Pride to feature Pandora Boxx, Kimi Hayes

KALAMAZOO -- An entertainment lineup including drag queen Pandora Boxx and Kimi Hayes' rock band will be featured at the fifth annual Kalamazoo Pride June 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place. Live entertainment will feature [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:57:01-05:00June 7th, 2012|News|

Whirlpool welcomes diversity

By Crystal Proxmire BENTON HARBOR - When Noel Dolan moved to Benton Harbor for a job in merchandising and marketing with Whirlpool Corporation, she was impressed with the way they rolled out the red carpet [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|News|

Bryan Fischer

Creep of the Week Anti-gay stalwart Bryan Fischer got out a copy of Webster's Dictionary so that he could remind any and all who have not yet fallen under the spell of the "Homosexual Agenda" [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Opinions|

A thing of Beauty

Parting Glances "You may drink my wine. You may eat my food. You may command my servants. But you must respect my dog!" So read the bronze plaque affixed to the door of the palatial [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Opinions|

American perception, continuing struggles

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Such a misunderstanding of the basic demographics of sexual behavior and identity in America has potentially profound implications for the acceptance of the gay-rights agenda. On the one hand, [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Opinions|

Planned Parenthood a strong ally

June is Gay Pride Month, and this year there is much to celebrate. Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan (PPMSM) has long been an ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Our [...]

By |2012-06-07T09:00:00-04:00June 7th, 2012|Opinions|


By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud For the last month or so I've been riding my bike up the entire length of the Mississippi river. This has not been a trip about about amazing scenery [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:04:03-05:00June 7th, 2012|Opinions|

LGBT Chevy ad goes viral

Chevrolet Volt's full page ad in Between The Lines' June Pride issue has taken the blogosphere and social networks by storm, receiving praise from LGBT and automobile bloggers, gay press and even George Takei. The [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:33:23-05:00June 7th, 2012|News|