Make Michigan Progressive Again.

Get the 2020 Michigan Progressive Voters Guide and find out which candidates on your personal ballot are dedicated to supporting progressive politics and equality and justice for all Americans.

Get My Voter Guide

Reclaiming the Roots of Heritage

Viewpoint One of the curses of homophobia is the disconnect we often feel from our family. After we come out we are often excluded from those family gatherings where so much history is shared and [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:05:56-05:00December 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Billy Masters

"I think the reason I never ended up in as much trouble as Paris or Lindsay seem to is that I'm not stupid, so I never do a lot of the things those girls do. [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

“Sell, don’t buy, Scorpio!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The winter solstice leads the Sun into Capricorn. Just before that, he passes Pluto in Sagittarius, focusing on eroticism, obsession, and personal power. Once in Capricorn, he aligns with Jupiter, [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:40:26-05:00December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Letter: Dems can beat Huckabee

I wanted to react to the most recent Creep of the Week regarding Mike Huckabee. Generally, I think you have this one right. So often this column is filled with a lot of anger and [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:58:45-05:00December 20th, 2007|Opinions|


By Wayne Hoffman Gay historian Allan Berube Gay historian Allan Berube, award-winning author of Coming Out Under Fire, died on Dec 11. He was 61. His death was due to sudden complications following the discovery [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|News|

International News

by Rex Wockner Swedish MP gay-bashed Swedish Member of Parliament Fredrick Federley was gay-bashed at a hot-dog stand after leaving a gay club in Stockholm on Dec. 8. Federley, 29, and two friends were attacked [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|News|

Mr. (Naked) Clean

Soon, Kevin Stea's crotch could have its own end credit. Maybe demand more money. Heck, it might even go on strike. "It could get its own head-shots," Stea quips from his Los Angeles digs, jokingly [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:12:58-05:00December 20th, 2007|News|

Usher in the New Year with Jeff Daniels

By Compiled by D. V. Calamia The Purple Rose Theatre Company will present Jeff Daniels' one-man show "Onstage & Unplugged" for a limited ten-show engagement from Thursday, Dec. 27 - Sunday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Please, no sex toys Q: Last Christmas my boyfriend "Kevin" gave me sex toys and outfits for Christmas. Don't get me wrong, they have been well used. However, it really seems to [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin, Simon, and Theodore (voices of Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, and Matthew Gubler) return to the pop-culture landscape updated - freshly computer-generated for a new generation of animation [...]

By |2007-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

‘P.S.’: See This Movie

Nothing can cure a recently-widowed woman better than a trip to a gay club. Or so that's what Holly Kennedy's (Hilary Swank) girlfriends decide in rom-com "P.S. I Love You" after a letter, the first [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:13:10-05:00December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

Fahrenheit 1977

By R.J. Beaumia Answered prayers can be very problematic, like when the U.S. cheered as communism gasped its last breaths in Russia and China adopted free market policies. But do those countries have democracy and [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:54:08-05:00December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle: “Queer Kid TV

Across 1 Play about a gay bathhouse, with "The" 5 Toon Le Pew 9 Tennis champ Billie ___ King 13 "East of Eden" director Kazan 14 Treated as a sexual object 15 With 21-Across, TV [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:07:41-05:00December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Feds pull funding from local youth program

DETROIT - Facing drastic funding cuts by the federal government, the Ruth Ellis Center, one of the nations premier service programs for lgbt youth, is now scrambling to adjust accordingly without losing clients or staff. [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:33:58-05:00December 20th, 2007|News|

Divine Intervention

"Oh, God!": It's about to mean something different. Consider going deeper than those trite inquiries - stats? penis size? top or bottom? - by exploring the spiritual side (and not the middle-front one!) with those [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Billy Masters

"I must thank my beautiful Cyndey, who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss." - Jodie Foster inches her closet door ajar by publicly thanking her spousal-equivalent, Cydney Bernard, while accepting the [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

“Pull up the drawbridge, Capricorn!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun sextile Neptune this week promotes sympathy and inspiration. Take time for artistic pleasures or deep personal conversations. With both planets aspecting "new planet" Eris, these arts and conversations [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:34:04-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays from The OutField

Dan Woog The OutField A new year is right around the corner. Pausing to look back and consider our blessings is a time-honored tradition, as much a part of the holidays as re-gifting fruitcakes and [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:12:22-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Hate Crimes bill pulled in Congress

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - The move to expand federal hate crimes laws to include protection for sexual orientation was set back when Senate Democratic leaders decided to remove it from the Department of [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

200 rally asking for justice in CMU noose case

MT. PLEASANT-- About 200 people from Detroit, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids and Mt. Pleasant rallied outside the Isabella County Building Friday, hoping to pressure County Prosecutor Larry Burdick to file felony ethnic intimidation charges against [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:59:08-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Q Puzzle

"C'est Moi" Across 1 What guns shoot off 5 Big tops 10 Sweaty guys get pinned to them 14 "Maude" producer 15 Gladys Kravitz, for one 16 Star quality 17 27/30-Across played Georges in this [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

MDOCR announces Hate Crimes 101 training

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, in partnership with the Department of Community Health, Crime Victim Services Commission, announced additional Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) sponsored Building Cultural Competence and Hate Crime 101 training sessions [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:29:49-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Don’t screw with the flu

by Bob Roehr "Don't screw with the flu" could become a new slogan for HIV prevention. That's because up to 80 percent of persons newly infected with HIV experience flu-like symptoms. Viral load is sky [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

March for HIV prevention in Atlanta

by Bob Roehr ATLANTA - Hundreds of demonstrators took to Atlanta's main drag, Peachtree Street, in the twilight of December 4 in an HIV prevention rally and march. The event coincided with the 2007 Nation [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|News|

Homo for the Holidays

Hollywood may be on strike. But the holidays aren't. So - as our gift to you - here's a list of a few festive faves and new classics to make your season merry and bright. [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Dec. 13-22

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Elegance in Entertaining: Traditions at the Estate" explores the holiday season and its celebrations held at the Ford home (through Jan. 8, 2008; $8); Holiday Dinner [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Dec. 13-22

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: The Baker's Wife The inhabitants of a French Provincial village share a passion for bread, gossip and arguing with their spouses. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 23. $30-$42. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

Wake up call needed

Between The Lines Editorial The interminable war in Iraq, now approaching its fifth anniversary, has so distorted our political system that it is getting ever harder to make sense of what comes out of Washington [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Who ‘counts’ in the LGBT community?

BY Chris Crain ViewPoint A new poll showing Hillary Clinton with a big lead among LGBT voters raises fundamental questions about who 'we' are and whose voice matters. With the scars still fresh from the [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

She/He Said

compiled by Howard Israel "Congressional leaders, who have disappointed frequently this year, have done it again. This time, the House leadership has failed to find a way to get a bipartisan law against hate crimes [...]

By |2007-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

Hate Crimes Humbug

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco Of course it was too good to be true - actual inclusion in federal hate crime laws. But as certain as snowfall in Detroit in December, Congressional Democrats [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:18:35-05:00December 13th, 2007|Opinions|