Come Out, Help Out

By Jerome Stuart Nichols For a long time, coming out as gay or lesbian was seen as a statement of political defiance. But in a post-"It Gets Better" world, the idea of coming out as [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Entertainment|

Gay Pageant Makes Michigan Debut

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Miss Gay America Sally Sparkles To a lot of people, drag pageants seem like a childish hobby for the self-absorbed. For those in the know, pageants are part sport, part [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Entertainment|

Made For Love

Across 1 Morgan Fairchild's "Roseanne" character 6 Slangy turndown 10 They aren't straight 14 Fields of interest 15 Some 16 Hot stuff 17 Start of a quote by Troy Perry 20 Mapplethorpe model, maybe 21 [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Dress Up Your Dog Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is Jan. 14, 2014. The day was founded in 2009 by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige and sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation as a [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Guides, Pets|

Autumn LineUp of Great Pet Events

Don't let your fitness go to the wayside as the weather gets cooler! Support both your health and that of your canine companions with a host of fitness related "pet" events coming up this autumn. [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Guides, Pets|

Critters In Couture

Our canine companions are taking over the world of fashion. Stylish clothes, creative costumes, functional travel gear and accessories are flying off retailer shelves helping pet owners to keep their furry friends in fashion throughout [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Guides, Pets|

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo

ROYAL OAK - Looking for a four-legged best friend? The Michigan Humane Society and Detroit Zoological Society invite you to Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo on Sept. 20 from 1 p.m. to 7 [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Guides, Pets|

Kalamazoo’s Zach Bauer Selected As Arcus Leader

By Crystal Proxmire The Arcus Foundation has started a nation-wide leadership training program called Arcus LGBT Leadership Initiative (ALLI), and one of Michigan's community leaders has been chosen to take part. Zach Bauer, executive director [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Former Birmingham Mayor Faces Drug Charges

Former Birmingham Mayor Seth Chafetz has been charged with possession of ecstacy and methaphetamines according to an article in The Daily Tribune. The 53-year-old gay male served on Birmingham's city commission and was appointed as [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Voices To Benefit REC

DETROIT - The Ruth Ellis Center for homeless and runaway youth presents its annual Voices fundraiser 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the College for Creative Studies. Described as an evening of fashion and expression, Lear [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Memento Mori Pt. 2

Parting Glances Though perhaps unspoken among gay men and doctors thirty years ago when the AIDS crisis started, the presumption of a death sentence was understood. When the HIV-3 retrovirus was identified and infection modes [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Opinions, Parting Glances|

Why Walk To Fight Aids Quotes:

"So many people think it's over, that they're not at risk. We are not investing in prevention and education. We all know we have to struggle to find prevention dollars." Dr. Marjorie Hill, executive director [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|