Firebrand Books rises from the ashes

By | 2018-01-15T22:01:44-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Amy Blake ANN ARBOR - In 2003, Firebrand Books, long known for its lesbian feminist literary excellence, was rescued and brought back to life by Karen Oosterhouse, of Ann Arbor. Oosterhouse has been instrumental in [...]

Temple welcomes LGBT speaker

By | 2018-01-16T01:50:25-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP - Rabbi Daniel Syme wants everyone to feel welcome at Temple Beth-El - whether or not they are gay. That's one reason Syme invited Birmingham psychotherapist and psychiatrist Dr. Don [...]

Nite Out

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Thursday Pronto hosts "Will & Grace" with $3 pints. Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Martini Night at the Male Box. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino night [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

A head of her time Across 1 Prick 5 Crooner Fitzgerald 9 Lucas of "Longtime Companion" 14 Like a David Hockney swimming pool 15 Pleasured in bed 16 Filthy smackers 17 "Gay Cosmos" author Eighner [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente George Michael creating 'Wham-ma Mia'? Now that George Michael has made the bold decision to give away his music for free online downloading, he's contemplating another move. This one's a little [...]

GOTCHA! At Mephistos

By | 2018-01-16T06:05:14-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

The night was filled with many new sights and sounds when I visited Mephisto's, on Florian St. in Hamtramck. Three floors to sample with art, live music, dance, a burlesque show, and a place to [...]

Art & Around

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Follow 'Footprints' to Detroit's Woodbridge Farm DETROIT - Enjoy the talented works of a multitude of artists while strolling the historic neighborhoods of Woodbridge Farm and Woodbridge. This premiere event, "Footprints," includes three galleries within [...]

Delving below the surface

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Terry Lynn Howcott, M.S.W. Don't think people in the African American community in Detroit can't see the peculiarity with certain media characters having this affinity, this itch if you will, to concentrate discussions on gay [...]

Gotcha! At Stingers

By | 2018-01-16T14:51:01-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Look for me in that place that's between sleep and being awake, between dreams and reality, or maybe it's Stingers until five. photos by Danielle

National News Briefs

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Politics: Rapid City city councilman comes out as transgendered RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Council alderman Tom Murphy says he has pretended long enough and is taking the first step toward gender reassignment surgery. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Small changes at a time Q: My partner and I seem to throw insults at each other so we don't settle our fights, we just end up having them all over again. [...]

Skating Superhero

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

He's not the first gay man to have implants, but there was no cosmetic benefit to this procedure. Out and proud figure skater Rudy Galindo is making a triumphant return to the ice this month [...]

AbFab Season 5 DVD

By | 2018-01-16T13:13:36-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

NEW YORK - Babies and Bollinger don't mix, do they? Find out in Absolutely Fabulous: Series 5, the latest chapter in the life of the notorious Patsy & Edina. The fabulous duo portrayed by Jennifer [...]

Victor Vardalos? Nia does drag

By | 2018-01-16T03:10:04-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Lawrence Ferber A movie about a pair of musical theater-obsessed women who pretend to be drag queens may seem an unlikely follow-up to a mainstream-friendly hetero romantic comedy hit like 2002's "My Big Fat [...]

Community Clipboard

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: 248-398-7105 Fax: 248-541-1943 Email: info@GoAffirmations.org Web: http://www.GoAffirmations.org Affirmations is home to nearly 150 groups every month! That's a lot of people [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Underpants' Sophisticatedly silly sex farce is bloomin' fun! Everyone needs a good chuckle in these depressing times of war and presidential campaigns, so get on your knees and thank your favorite deity for [...]

Lavender Graduation April 29

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR - Are you graduating from UofM this month? Are you an LGBT student or an LGBT ally at the university? If you said yes to these two questions, you are invited to participate [...]

Q Scopes for women

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Share the wealth, Aquarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The Sun and moon in your sign on Apr. 17 and 18 should make this a thrilling time for you, darling. Your [...]

Now Playing

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Just Out Hellboy Discovered as an infant by Allied soldiers during a WWII raid on a Nazi paranormal operation, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) grows up to be a red-skinned, cat-loving, Baby Ruth-chomping FBI operative, complete with [...]

New beginnings

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Well, we have good news and bad news. Both are big news. The bad news is that supporters of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Michigan are in full-speed-ahead mode to try to get this issue [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn Review: 'The Kentucky Cycle, Parts I and II' An American Portrait : Hilberry revives epic historical drama The Hilberry menu has a new addition, a hefty chunk of meat and spice, bloody [...]

Q Scopes for men

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Share the wealth, Aquarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Venus will be close to Mars in your house of networking this week, so get close to the business associates of your [...]

Marriage Rights for Same-sex Couples

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

by Dale G. & Mary Lynn Merkle SAGINAW - Over 220 people were at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, April 7, to hear a panel discuss ÒSame-sex Marriage:Ê WhatÕs at Stake.Ó The program featured [...]

Soulforce gathering April 20

By | 2004-04-15T09:00:00-04:00 April 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - Soulforce Detroit is holding a meeting Tuesday, April 20 to introduce the community to the principles and purpose of Soulforce. Everyone is welcome to attend. Soulforce is a national interfaith movement committed to [...]

Holiday charitable options

By | 2004-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 April 11th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Tired of giving yet another tie, knick-knack, or book you're not sure the other person even wants? Want your gift-giving to make a difference beyond your circle of family and friends? In addition to the [...]

Hate speech 101

By | 2004-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 April 11th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Last year, I was a graduate assistant teaching Freshman English at a rural college in Ohio. And I mean rural - there was a corn field about two city blocks from my [...]

Strings attached

By | 2004-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 April 11th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Lawrence Ferber Trey Parker and Matt Stone are super, thanks for asking! Creators of Comedy Central's deliciously un-PC "South Park," the duo has brought the world wonderfully queer creations like Big Gay Al - [...]