Creep of the Week: Pat Robertson

By | 2018-01-23T00:42:59-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Opinions|

Angel rapers! That's what homosexuals are. That's right, you heard me. Homosexuals rape angels. What, you don't believe me? It's in the Bible! Pat Robertson said so. And because gays rape angels, they should not [...]

Friends Forever

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

Sinking into a comfy couch situated against the back wall of the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn's lounge, Chantal Chamandy can't decide: White wine or juice? When the waitress saunters toward the long-locked Canadian, she's still indecisive. Finally, [...]

Genre Man at it again

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

Joe Fitrzyk's life after splitting with his partner of 13 years could've been an episode of "Sex and the City": "I felt like Carrie after Mr. Big left her at the alter - minus the [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Opinions|

Neat-freak nonsense Q: My boyfriend, "David," kicked me out of my own apartment. Let me back up: David moved in with me three months ago. We had been seeing each other for about four months [...]

The Gay Moralist: Missed Pride

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino "Is he your brother?" It's a simple question, but it startled me. My partner Mark and I were outside planting flowers, and Mark had gone to the garage to fetch the lawnmower. [...]

Pride on fire(works)

By | 2018-01-16T06:12:43-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Jessica Carreras Justin and Michael Matthews know a thing or two about pride. They fought adversity and started the first ever gay-owned fireworks company, Defying Gravity Fireworks. And now they're putting that pride in [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Get Smart Freshly promoted CONTROL secret agent Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and his skeptical partner Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) travel to Russia to investigate a nuclear weapons theft. They come face to [...]

20th West Michigan Pride draws 4,000

By | 2018-01-15T20:33:11-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - Organizers estimate 4,000 people passed through the gates of West Michigan Pride on Saturday, June 21. The 20th anniversary of the Grand Rapids event included a commitment ceremony, carnival [...]

Detroit’s Hotter Than July! 2008 need volunteers

By | 2018-01-16T15:04:33-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

The Black Pride Society, Inc. producers and sponsors of the Midwest's oldest same gender loving pride celebration, Detroit's Hotter Than July is seeking volunteers to assist with the following Hotter Than July events. All persons [...]

Power to ‘The People’

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras WARREN - It was a "Who's who" of the Michigan LGBT community at the 23rd annual Pride Banquet and Awards Ceremony on June 19, where local individuals, businesses and organizations were recognized [...]

Timely political satire at The Abreact

By | 2018-01-16T02:14:34-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

Mike McGettigan's second chapter of his "Desperate Losers" series couldn't have come at a more opportune time for the playwright. Because I suspect he has the recent foibles of Detroit's text-messaging and Messianic mayor to [...]

She/He Said week of June 26

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

compiled by Howard Israel "Gay Marriage? This is an issue of zero actual importance to me. At this point in my life, if I get mugged by an overly aggressive gang-banger, I consider it a [...]

Prop 2, Defense of Marriage

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

by Jay Kaplan What a wonderful, inspiring and energizing moment for LGBT people to see marriage licenses being granted to same-sex couples in California and to watch them wed. The marriage of Phyllis Lyons and [...]

Two’s company

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

When a 17-year-old God-Des left Ann Arbor to attend the University of Wisconsin, she may have already had the music bug in her, but she had yet to meet her better half. At the same [...]

Michigan goes Hollywood

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Entertainment|

Like something out of Hollywood, Sigourney Weaver scoots out of the prop tent to join a parade procession every time an ear-piercing horn roars. Except this isn't Tinseltown; this is Royal Oak - or, rather, [...]

Not nearing the end

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Older gays and lesbians are always happy to talk about the crazy stories of their youth as though they were rites of passage. Community organizer and long-time gay rights activist Penny Gardner [...]

Q Puzzle – by and by

By | 2008-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Pull a boa behind you? 5 "I'm not in the ___!" 9 Coward's milieu 14 Cicero's queer 15 Isherwood's " ___ Camera" 16 Like Alexander Pope? 17 Open a crack 18 [...]

“Absence of Sydney”

By | 2018-01-16T01:15:04-04:00 June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

{HEADAER Q Puzzle} Across 1 Stereotypical gay speech attribute 5 Izzard of stand-up and more 10 Thespian 15 Suffix with prefer 16 "___ we a pair?" 17 Dinah of a golf classic 18 Queens stadium [...]

Happy trails lead to Chelsea this summer

By | 2018-01-16T05:39:51-04:00 June 19th, 2008|Entertainment|

From male flight attendants ("The Vast Difference"), action heroes ("Thy Kingdom's Coming") and lovers ("Apartment 3A"), to Yoopers ("Escanaba in da Moonlight"), thespians ("Guest Artist") and sisters ("Norma & Wanda"), Jeff Daniels has entertained audiences [...]

Big gay groups: Do marry, don’t sue

By | 2018-01-16T15:28:19-04:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Rex Wockner National News Briefs Leading national gay organizations have issued a strongly worded advisory all but demanding that same-sex couples who visit California to get married not file any lawsuits seeking recognition of [...]

West Michigan Pride Celebrates 20 Years

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Pride is all grown up and moving out on its own. After 20 years of operations under the umbrella of the Gay and Lesbian Network, the Grand [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 June 19th, 2008|Opinions|

Saying bye-bye to friend's photos Q: We (my partner and I) have this friend, "Jon," who is an armature photographer. Every occasion, like birthdays, Christmas, etc., he gives one of his photographs, like a wall-hanging [...]

Massachusetts governor’s daughter comes out

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

By Rex Wockner National News Briefs Katherine Patrick, daughter of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, came out publicly as a lesbian June 12 in an interview with the Boston gay newspaper Bay Windows. "We ... wanted [...]

Assistant Director of Spectrum Center named

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

The University of Michigan's Spectrum Center is excited to welcome Lauren Sherry as assistant director. She will work directly with Director Jackie Simpson in assisting and developing programming for U of M's LGBT students, faculty [...]

“Take time to meditate, Virgo!”

By | 2018-01-16T05:36:37-04:00 June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Leo promotes bold, flashy initiative. Now he's opposing Neptune in Aquarius, tempting us to jump way ahead of ourselves and the limits of common sense. Take a little [...]

Detroit hair stylist found murdered

By | 2008-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 June 19th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carerras DETROIT - Jeremy Waggoner, a 37-year-old Detroit resident, was found dead in a grassy field on Beaufait Street on Detroit's east side last Tuesday, police said. Waggoner, a stylist at the Michael [...]