Reclaiming the Roots of Heritage

By | 2018-01-16T03:05:56-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Opinions|

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 [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

"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. [...]

“Sell, don’t buy, Scorpio!”

By | 2018-01-16T12:40:26-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

Letter: Dems can beat Huckabee

By | 2018-01-16T07:58:45-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Opinions|

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 [...]

OBITUARY

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

International News

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|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 [...]

Mr. (Naked) Clean

By | 2018-01-16T02:12:58-04:00 December 20th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

Usher in the New Year with Jeff Daniels

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

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, [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Now Playing

By | 2007-12-20T09:00:00-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

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 [...]

‘P.S.’: See This Movie

By | 2018-01-16T03:13:10-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Fahrenheit 1977

By | 2018-01-15T23:54:08-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Q Puzzle: “Queer Kid TV

By | 2018-01-15T22:07:41-04:00 December 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Feds pull funding from local youth program

By | 2018-01-15T16:33:58-04:00 December 20th, 2007|News|

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. [...]

Divine Intervention

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

"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 [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

"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 [...]

“Pull up the drawbridge, Capricorn!”

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

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 [...]

Happy Holidays from The OutField

By | 2018-01-16T09:12:22-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Hate Crimes bill pulled in Congress

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

200 rally asking for justice in CMU noose case

By | 2018-01-16T04:59:08-04:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

"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 [...]

MDOCR announces Hate Crimes 101 training

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:49-04:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

Don’t screw with the flu

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

March for HIV prevention in Atlanta

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|News|

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 [...]

Homo for the Holidays

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

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. [...]

Art & Around for the period Dec. 13-22

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Dec. 13-22

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Wake up call needed

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Who ‘counts’ in the LGBT community?

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

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 [...]

She/He Said

By | 2007-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

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 [...]

Hate Crimes Humbug

By | 2018-01-15T19:18:35-04:00 December 13th, 2007|Opinions|

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 [...]