Oh Dear

By | 2019-02-06T16:26:26-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Notes to Tammy Baldwin's staff 6 Greenish-yellow fruit 10 Buffy creator Whedon 14 Playground retort 15 Part of San Francisco's BART 16 Not taken in by 17 Spy-action thriller series with Sandra Oh [...]

Mark LaChey Elected First Vice Chair of Michigan Democratic Party, Roland Leggett Chair of LGBT & Allies Caucus

By | 2019-02-07T11:42:48-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Michigan, News|

One day after the state emerged from a record-breaking cold snap, nearly 3,000 Democratic Michiganders gathered for the Michigan Democratic Party Spring Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit. There, credentialed delegates were tasked with electing MDP leadership as well as leadership for constituency caucuses and congressional districts.

Gay Man Found Dead After Lansing Fire

By | 2019-02-06T16:14:10-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Known as an incubator for small businesses, the lesbian-owned Lansing Eastside Gateway was ravaged by a fire last weekend that resulted in the death of 43-year-old openly gay employee John Bolan. He was discovered dead inside Sunday morning. In an article by reporter Kara Berg, The Lansing State Journal reported that Bolan had been sleeping inside the building when the fire broke out.

Boy-lesque

By | 2019-02-06T16:09:02-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

International Erotic Art Exhibition Detroit Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 16 Russell Exhibition Center Russell Industrial Complex 1600 Clay St., Detroit Tickets start at $40. For more information, go online to dirtydetroit.com. As soon [...]

Broadway Actor Ned Noyes Talks LGBTQ Identity and ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at The Fisher Theatre Through Feb. 24

By | 2019-02-06T16:06:27-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

In an amateur stage production it's not unusual for there to be a few hiccups throughout the show. In fact, even Broadway-caliber performances don't always make it through without a hitch. That is, after all, why "the show must go on" has become such a famous saying both in and out of show business. But in the comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong," that concept is blown way out of proportion when the Cornley University Drama Society does its best to put on a 1920s murder mystery play. Cast members have to deal with stuck doors, forgotten lines, collapsing floors and, according to cast member Ned Noyes, "many things you'll never see coming going wrong, too."

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-02-06T16:01:13-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Sarah Paulson flies over the cuckoo’s nest Ryan Murphy, the man who currently owns most of television, has another show coming. It’s called "Ratched," and you’ll need to reach back [...]

Valentine’s Day Visibility: To Stay in or Go Out?

By | 2019-02-06T15:56:46-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

As a lesbian, I often feel the urge to be vocally happy in my engagement to a woman. It’s a spiteful parry to a book I keep on my shelf as a joke: "The Unhappy Gays," a messy assortment of Christian ramblings about how queer people are actually miserable, pilfered from the collection of my deceased grandmother.

A Look at LGBTQ Artists in Burlesque

By | 2019-02-06T15:54:35-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

One would think that in the field of burlesque, sex and the discussion of it would be welcome, but this may not always be the case. In 2019 there is open discussion about all things LGBTQ as well as openly gay celebrities, but in the burlesque world, sex and sexual orientation are still considered dirty words by some. Why is this the case? Perhaps the answer to this and many other questions lies in pondering why humans readily embrace some things and people and not others. Normally, that which is deemed different is looked at with suspicion and approached with caution — as is the case with the LGBTQ or queer burlesque performers.