Return of the culture wars

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

by Jennifer Vanasco I thought the culture wars were over. I did. It seemed to me that we had moved away from the days when gays and lesbians were used as objects of fear in [...]

Irish hotel fined for canceling gay event

By | 2018-01-15T17:37:02-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Ireland's Equality Tribunal ordered Galway's Eyre Square Hotel to pay 3,000 euros ($4,276) to two gay men whose social event was cancelled in 2005 because the owner allegedly didn't want [...]

“Seize the night, Pisces!”

By | 2018-01-16T02:58:42-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes The Sun is entering Libra just as Venus is leaving. Still, as she moves into Scorpio, attitudes are becoming less picky and critical, but more demanding, passionate, even compulsive. Seductions succeed [...]

Creep of the Week: Newt Gingrich

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

Proposition 8 is in trouble. For those of you out of the loop, Proposition 8 is the anti-gay marriage ban that will be on the ballot in California in November. The ballot measure would over-turn [...]

“Lesbians Buy Sexual”

By | 2018-01-16T16:36:33-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 The Oscars, e.g. 5 Last word of a fairy tale 10 Queer mannerisms 14 Cole Porter's Miss 15 Comedian Gomez 16 Type of balls 17 It may come before we forget [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Couldn't hold hands in hospital Q: Two nights ago, my boyfriend "Fred" took me to the emergency room of our local hospital. I had been vomiting and had other physical symptoms and had gotten really [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "The Distance Between Us," by Bart Yates. Kensington Books, 304 pages, $24 hardcover. Hester Parker is a quirky, cheap-wine-sipping, septuagenarian piano teacher with a simmering cauldron of issues. Her virtuoso concert career [...]

South Beach goes gay

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Who needs a Malawian baby? Just grab a gay. "It's what's hot," said South Beach operator Omar Mitchell before the opening of a queer night - which happen every Sunday - at the new upscale [...]

HIV and youth – all is not lost?

By | 2018-01-16T16:50:49-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Last week in Between The Lines, we showcased the despairing problem of youth HIV cases and the work that is being done to prevent new infections and encourage safe sex and regular testing. We lamented [...]

Little Britain USA

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

"Too much!" is what my grandma's reaction would be to racy, almost-equal-opportunity-offender "Little Britain USA." And perhaps watching two willy-exposed dudes discuss their straight sexual escapades in a men's locker room (and then re-enacting them) [...]

Homecoming reception planned by GLBT Alumni at MSU

By | 2018-01-16T06:56:50-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alumni association will host a reception at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3, following the university's annual homecoming parade. The LGBT alumni group, one of dozens [...]

Going the extra mile

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Every year, Michigan AIDS walkers raise hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively for different HIV/AIDS organizations around the state. But then there are the few who go the extra mile. This year, [...]

At Wedding, Gay PDA Not OK

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino Like many gay people, I have a love-hate relationship with weddings. On the one hand, I enjoy any excuse for a party, and what's not to like about celebrating love and commitment [...]

Exclusive interview: Obama talks, McCain balks

By | 2018-01-16T11:56:13-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

By Mark Segal In this election season, the Gay History Project attempted to bring you the views of both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president - just as we attempted to bring you the [...]

Dianne Feinstein comes out against Proposition 8

By | 2018-01-15T18:03:46-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., came out Sept. 12 against Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would amend the California Constitution to undo the state's legalization of [...]

Obama supporters rally at new Ferndale office

By | 2018-01-15T22:46:54-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE - It was all cheers, smiles, dignitaries giving speeches, and the promise of hard work ahead at the grand opening of Barack Obama's newest campaign office, located in downtown Ferndale. About 150 enthusiastic supporters [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Ghost Town After undergoing a botched medical procedure, truculent dentist Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) begins to see dead people, all beseeching him for help. Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), a particularly persistent ghost, [...]

AIDS Walk Detroit gets youthful in 18th year

By | 2018-01-15T18:10:51-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras Last Sunday in Royal Oak, thousands of people showed up to culminate months of fundraising for Steppin' Out's AIDS Walk Detroit. There, to the sounds of cheering volunteers, honking horns of support, [...]

Upcoming events in downtown Northville

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

Decorate the town! It's that time of year again - time to color the town fall! This year's "Color the Town" - presented by the Northville Central Business Association and Genitti's-Hole-In-The-Wall - kicks off on [...]

Amnesty demands protection for Bosnian gay festival

By | 2018-01-16T00:00:48-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Amnesty International demanded Sept. 18 that authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina protect participants in the first Sarajevo Queer Festival, which was scheduled for Sept. 24 to 28. "The authorities of [...]

‘Brokeback’ fans torment author Proulx

By | 2018-01-16T07:30:14-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner National News Briefs "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx has told The Wall Street Journal that her short story, which was made into the hit movie of the same name, has become a [...]

Brian Londrow honored by MCC-Detroit

By | 2018-01-15T18:37:30-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE - If ever you've had the occasion to visit Metropolitan Community Church-Detroit, odds are you've seen Brian Londrow. For the past 20 years, he's been a powerful presence in the church, playing the piano [...]

Free-ing Jessica

By | 2018-01-15T20:52:21-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Cornelius A. Fortune Royal Oak native Anne Harris decided one day that science fiction wasn't in her future. With the critically-acclaimed novels "Accidental Creatures," "The Nature of Smoke," and "Inventing Memory" under her belt, [...]

SHeSaid

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Gay seniors confront unique challenges: they're twice as likely as straights to live alone, and 10 times less likely to have a caretaker should they fall ill. Older gay men are [...]

Reactions

By | 2008-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

Bob Roehr Center for Disease Control and Prevention officials say an optimal HIV prevention program for the United States would require an additional $877 million in fiscal year 2009 and an additional $4.8 billion over [...]

Germany reports 68,000 same-sex couples

By | 2018-01-16T06:35:28-04:00 September 25th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner International News There are 68,000 same-sex couples in Germany, according to the latest annual microcensus. Some 15,000 same-sex couples have entered an official registered partnership. The new census number may be an [...]

Ferndale gets funky with two fairs

By | 2018-01-16T00:39:07-04:00 September 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - This once quaint, little bedroom community has in recent years cultivated its image as the area's most hip, cool place to hang. This weekend, along with hundreds of professional artists and performers, the [...]

Celine, Mary, Janet – oh my!

By | 2018-01-16T11:14:53-04:00 September 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

We can't always have our way. Or maybe - with the perfecto planning of Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson - we can. All three queer-loved divas will make Michigan pit-stops on separate [...]

‘Come get your praise on’

By | 2008-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 September 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - The 6th Annual Gospel and Soul celebration is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept.20 with the promise of a "Motown Celebration." A free concert will start at 5 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, [...]

BTL chats with Amy Ray

By | 2008-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 September 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

Sure, she's currently touring with Indigo Girls' other half, Emily Saliers. But Amy Ray spent much of the past year working on and promoting her third solo album, "Didn't It Feel Kinder." Released in August, [...]