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Due to incorrect information provided in a press release from National Stonewall Democrats and from information provided by DNC-LGBT Caucus Chair Rick Stafford, an article in last week's paper concerning uncommitted Democratic super delegates incorrectly [...]

By |2008-02-28T09:00:00-05:00February 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|

The Logic of the Phelpses

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist No one was surprised when the Phelpses announced plans to protest Heath Ledger's memorial services. Known for their "God Hates Fags" message and their obnoxious funeral pickets - they [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:46:32-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Mom mugger goes purse-picking Q: The other night at a big LBGT formal-type bash — which was hosted by a friend of mine, I made a huge mistake and donÕt know how to either forgive [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig The Sun is harmonizing with Mars, pumping up energy all around. Venus offers some focus - a good, productive, and pleasurable challenge - for you to apply all that energy to. ARIES [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Kind of Girl I Am," by Julia Watts. Spinsters Ink, 346 pages, $14.95 paper. Watts brings fresh zest to a timeworn plot about an ambitious girl, born into gritty poverty, who [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Billy Masters from Hollywood

February 14, 2008 "I've got a new trainer and she's giving me a lot of good things. Really educating me about nutrition and weight loss and how to do it...I'm not on a diet. It's [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Viva Forever?

Steven Wooder can't say he'll be there. Which means no zig-a-zig-ahhh-ing for the 43-year-old Mount Clemens man when the Spice Girls drown Detroit in girl power during their reunion tour. Well, unless he puts his [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

The Enchantress

By Brandon Voss She defied gravity in "Wicked," but now Tony-winning Broadway belter Idina Menzel is defying expectations with her intimate and heartfelt pop album, "I Stand." Still floating from a recent surprise appearance at [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Billy Masters

"I think (Amy Winehouse) has a great talent, but I don't agree with the Grammys giving her those nods. I think it sends the wrong message, that even in the midst of her stupor of [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Openly gay bishop provides speech of hope

Capitol Correspondent DETROIT - When New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson strapped on a bullet proof vest in preparation for his ordination as the Episcopal bishop of the small northeastern state, he did so because [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

Justice Department gay group unbanned

by Rex Wockner U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has unbanned the Justice Department's gay group, DOJ Pride, the Washington Post reported Feb. 5. In 2003, the group was barred from holding its annual pride-month celebration [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:01:08-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

The Dating Diet: How you know

By Anthony Paull You're going to Sundance. You're me, and your plane has just landed on an icy runway, but that's fine and dandy because you're ready to skid into Park City Airport and slide [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Bush budget shortchanges AIDS

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, DC - AIDS advocates are furious with the budget that President George W. Bush has submitted for the next fiscal year. Overall, the Department of Health and Human Services will be [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:48:06-05:00February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

International News

by Rex Wockner Gay weddings decline in UK The number of same-sex civil partnerships taking place in the United Kingdom dropped 55 percent in 2007 over 2006 -- likely reflecting a decline in pent-up demand [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

Oregon couples finally can register

by Rex Wockner Same-sex couples in Oregon finally were able to begin using the state's registered-partnership law Feb. 4. It had been delayed for a month by anti-gay activists who challenged the legal determination that [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:11:01-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

Regarding Triangle’s founding

Todd Heywood's recent column about Greg Varnum's departure from the Triangle Foundation refers to Jeffrey Montgomery as the organization's "founding executive director." While Jeff Montgomery provided Triangle with 13 years of leadership, the organization's founders [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:09:05-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Brandon McInerney

Senseless. That's the word everybody throws around when something unspeakably tragic happens, like a 14-year-old boy shooting a classmate in the head in the middle of a crowded classroom because that classmate wore makeup and [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:31:36-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 14-23, 2008

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Special events include: "Enchanted Evening" (Feb. 9; $42 per person, reservations required). General admission: $8. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ARTS FESTIVALS The Erotic Poetry & [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

cut/ Matthew McConaughey in "Fool's Gold." Photo: Warner Bros. cut/ Cedric the Entertainer in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." Photo: Universal Pictures NEW THIS WEEK: Fool's Gold After years of searching, ne'er-do-well treasure hunter Finn (Matthew [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Parting Glances: No harness in heaven

Divine revelation sometimes happens absurdly. As the Second Century philosopher Tertullian once said of Christianity, "I believe because it's absurd." Such absurdity purportedly happened four years ago last Halloween to Bruce Tarzhay (aka Rev. Bruce [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:22:39-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

She/He Said quotes of week

compiled by Howard Israel "I am going to miss watching Mitt preach religious tolerance - for Mormons only - and practice intolerance towards atheists, Muslims, gay people, and immigrants." - Katie Halper, a political humorist, [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Genesis XXIV & VII

1. In the year of the whirling wind, blasting sands, cascading rain; the year of the mongrel beast of war endlessly chasing its flea-bitten tail, a prophet of restless dudes scaled Mt. Rushnomore, seeking counsel [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:27:28-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Caught him cheating Q: About a month ago I was out at a bar with a group of friends. I saw a guy I know pretty well, "Jim," at the bar and was just about [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

How young is too young?

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions When I first started to deal with my own transgender nature, I grabbed what few books I could on the subject, trying to find out what I could, desperately looking [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Opinions|

Can LGBT vote still impact election?

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service At a time when momentum and the media seem to favor Barack Obama for winning the Democratic presidential nomination, other indicators suggest the LGBT community's support is still largely [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 14-23, 2008

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: A Man of No Importance The Oscar Wilde classic gets a modern-day update by writer/director Mike McGettigan. Fevered Egos Entertainment at Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 22-March 15. $15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com All [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Triangle Foundation staffer stepping down

Captial Correspondent DETROIT- Greg Varnum has announced that he will be leaving the Triangle Foundation, a Detroit-based LBGT rights advocacy and anti-violence project, effective in March. Varnum is the Director of Youth Initiatives and Information [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:37:10-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

New push to amend California Constitution on marriage

by Rex Wockner Anti-gay groups are paying signature-gatherers in hopes of placing an initiative before voters in November to amend the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Previous attempts to collect enough voter signatures to [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|News|

Q Puzzle

Across 1 It tops the cake 6 Pajama opening 10 Rubber stamp 14 Disney elephant 15 Gave the slip to 16 What you can catch in South Beach 17 Marilyn studying psychology? 20 Kahlo's that [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

The Dating Diet: How you know

By Anthony Paull You're going to Sundance. You're me, and your plane has just landed on an icy runway, but that's fine and dandy because you're ready to skid into Park City Airport and slide [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Quiet k.d.

By Lawrence Ferber k.d. lang's on the phone. And I immediately sense that it's probably been a long day of press and publicity chores - perhaps of fielding the same questions over and over again, [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

Battle of the Dirty Divas Mariah Carey "Touch My Body" Visions of love? Riiight! Mariah Carey's edging 40, which can only mean one thing: She wants wiener. Now! Leaving nothing to the imagination on playful [...]

By |2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00February 21st, 2008|Entertainment|