Between Ourselves: Tih Penfil

By | 2018-01-15T19:09:37-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Tih Penfil has been volunteering for LGBT efforts in Michigan for over two decades. She is a registered art therapist, puppeteer and helps out with Motor City Pride every year. 1) You're [...]

Latin American LGBTs protest on Valentine’s Day

By | 2018-01-16T16:26:39-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs LGBT people in several Latin American nations staged public actions on Valentine's Day. In Peru, members of the Lima LGBTI Student Bloc held a kiss-in outside the Plaza San [...]

Y Not

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Britten's bit of tea 5 "Dallas" family name 10 The Queen Elizabeth, for one 14 Cod, for example 15 Joan of Arc's "hardwear" 16 First name in Czech tennis 17 Serious sign 18 [...]

In the doghouse

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras Heather Mehi is recalling the infamous July 2009 Chihuahua rescue, and the memories are almost too much to handle. The smell permeating from the Dearborn home with boarded-up windows and a strangely [...]

Pride Source is ‘going to the dogs’

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Guides|

LIVONIA - Fetchfinders is a new online and print "Yellow Pages" with everything you could ever want or need for your pet - or pets. Whether you have cats, dogs, birds, iguanas, alpacas, fish, reptiles, [...]

Dear Jody: Some SAD advice

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: A couple of weeks ago, someone wrote in about trying to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder while still having a sex life. I don't know if this would work for her, but I bought [...]

Covey considers commission seat

By | 2018-01-16T00:32:09-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - Ferndale Mayor Craig Covey is "strongly considering" running for a seat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and is expected to make an official announcement within the next two weeks. Covey said [...]

Dog shows come to Cobo

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Guides|

DETROIT - The Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows March 6-7 at Cobo Center in Detroit offer fun for the whole family. The two-day celebration of dogs, presented by Purina, allows visitors up-close and personal time [...]

Mombian: Prop. 8 and Playdates

By | 2018-01-15T20:39:23-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

By Dana Rudolph I agree with Robin Wirthlin. The Massachusetts Mormon mother and I might not seem to have a lot in common. She and her husband were featured in a 2008 video for California's [...]

The Gay Moralist: What marriage is

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino An opponent writes, "What's YOUR definition of marriage? If you're going to use a word, you need a definition of the word." I doubt that. After all, most English speakers can competently [...]

Parting Glances: Tossyoursalad.com

By | 2018-01-15T16:45:46-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Opinions|

If there's any Web site that can attest to the versatility and ingenuity of the unfettered human spirit when it comes to creative sexpression it's http://www.x-tuber.com. It's free! If you're a bit lacto. In possession [...]

MSU GLBT groups announce 2010 scholarships

By | 2018-01-23T14:48:24-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

The Michigan State University GLBT Alumni Association, GLBT Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Association and the LBGT Resource Center announced applications and giving opportunities for 2010 student scholarships this month. Three scholarship opportunities are available [...]

Creep of the Week: Ryan Sorba

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Opinions|

You know you're a creep when you get booed off the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference for being too anti-gay. But that's exactly what happened to Ryan Sorba, a member of California Young [...]

Go Mongo, raise cash for Ruth Ellis

By | 2018-01-16T04:57:26-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

The Ruth Ellis Center will be hosting a fundraiser at BD's Mongolian Grill in Royal Oak at 6:30 p.m. March 9. The restaurant is located at 430 S. Main. The evening will feature guest grillers, [...]

Dogs need friends, too

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Guides|

Dogs are pack animals, which means they like to be socialized with other dogs. They enjoy playing with each other, snuggling (sometimes) and going through the tests that determine just who is the real "top [...]

Costa Rica may see same-sex-marriage referendum

By | 2018-01-15T21:10:06-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Ten Costa Ricans have turned in more than 130,000 signatures of registered voters requesting a popular referendum on a bill introduced in the Legislative Assembly to legalize same-sex marriage. [...]

Anglicans OK gay pensions

By | 2018-01-16T05:09:19-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The General Synod of the Church of England voted Feb. 11 to give pensions to the same-sex widows and widowers of clergy members. Speakers at the synod session said [...]

Lieberman to introduce DADTE repeal bill

By | 2018-01-16T15:45:11-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

On Feb. 22, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced that he would soon be introducing a bill in the U.S. Senate to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The 1996 law has since prohibited LGBT servicemembers from [...]

Big Read spreads literacy in Ferndale

By | 2018-01-15T21:55:13-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

A city-wide literacy initiative will connect readers throughout Ferndale for the month of March as The Big Read showcases "The Maltese Falcon," a 1930s detective novel by Dashiell Hammett featuring a tough and clever detective [...]

‘They’re my children, too’

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Renee Harmon of Trenton has one wish this year: to be with her three children again. As more and more same-sex couples are willing and able to have and adopt children, custody [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Zooey Deschanel is 'With The Band' Everyone loves warm, fuzzy nostalgia. If they didn't, "Hair" wouldn't be back on Broadway, "Hot Tub Time Machine" wouldn't be the most buzzed-about upcoming movie [...]

Ugandan president feels the heat

By | 2018-01-16T17:51:34-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is feeling the heat over a bill pending in the nation's Parliament that would jail gays for life and punish some with the death penalty. [...]

S/he said: Haiti, Olympics and Maddow

By | 2018-01-15T18:41:02-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "Only when it comes to the equal treatment of gays and lesbians does our country see fit to dole out rights to an oppressed minority by asking permission of the oppressing [...]

It’s Not Just You

By | 2010-02-25T09:00:00-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Talk about pressure. When Nicholas Downs nabbed the role of the charming, gay hopeless romantic in "Is It Just Me?," the director told him, half-jokingly, "I don't want to freak you out, but just so [...]

Sydney Mardi Gras bans Tasmanian gay vacation material

By | 2018-01-16T13:23:06-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Officials of Sydney's LGBT Mardi Gras extravaganza banned Tourism Tasmania from Mardi Gras' Fair Day because it planned to promote Tasmania as a gay-friendly holiday destination. Tasmanian Gay and [...]

HTJ holds first 2010 meeting

By | 2018-01-16T09:07:16-04:00 February 25th, 2010|News|

The Black Pride Society, which hosts the annual black LGBT Hotter Than July week of events every summer in Detroit, has announced its first meeting of the year. The meeting will be held at and [...]

Don’t be bashful, Leo!

By | 2018-01-15T18:33:29-04:00 February 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes As the Sun aligns with Jupiter in Pisces, spiritual/psychological insights abound, and intuitive flashes can bring excellent luck. In Aquarius, Mercury is aligning with Neptune and Chiron, bringing some of [...]

Merger: Celebrate cautiously

By | 2018-01-16T03:16:08-04:00 February 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

There will be plenty of both cheers and caution at this week's announcement that the Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality have merged. Cheers for obvious reasons: We're all ecstatic that this day has finally come. [...]

Viewpoint: Creating Change

By | 2010-02-18T09:00:00-04:00 February 18th, 2010|Opinions|

When all the furor erupted over Sen. Harry Reid's remarks that then candidate Barack Obama could be successful in obtaining the presidency because "he is light skinned" and that he spoke with "no Negro dialect, [...]

Between Ourselves: Mitchell Rivard

By | 2018-01-16T05:51:15-04:00 February 18th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Mitchell Rivard is a college student at Michigan State University. He's also an ardent activist for such causes as getting out the vote, social and economic justice and blood donor discrimination. After [...]

Creep of the Week: Nancy Elliott

By | 2018-01-16T12:53:03-04:00 February 18th, 2010|Opinions|

Woah there, State Rep. Nancy Elliott (R-New Hampshire). Relax. No one is trying to anal sex you. Though this is something you apparently think about a lot. So much, in fact, that you must not [...]

Speak Out: The State of the LGBT Union

By | 2010-02-18T09:00:00-04:00 February 18th, 2010|News|

by Eric Rader Information on contacting the U.S. Department of Defense to speak out about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" can be found athttp://www.defense.gov/faq/comment.html. Find your federal legislators at http://www.house.gov or http://www.senate.gov to voice your opinion [...]

Malawi gay activist arrested

By | 2010-02-18T09:00:00-04:00 February 18th, 2010|News|

A gay activist in Malawi, Peter Sawali, was arrested in early February for putting up posters in the city of Blantyre that said "Gay rights are human rights," according to the European Parliament's Intergroup on [...]

Two become one

By | 2010-02-18T09:00:00-04:00 February 18th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras They haven't decided on a name yet, or a new mission statement. Both Web sites are still up, and some of the details still need to be hashed out. But there's no [...]