Classical goes queer

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Something's concocting in Cameron Carpenter's outrageous mind regarding the garb he'll wear for his local engagement. It's a hodgepodge of khakis, a fishing vest, a ratty corduroy jacket over a button-down shirt from the '80s, [...]

Gay Kalamazoo commissioner fights pancreatic cancer

By | 2018-01-16T12:01:50-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras KALAMAZOO - Openly gay Kalamazoo City Commissioner Terry Kuseske underwent surgery Friday, March 19, as a beginning to treatment for pancreatic cancer. Kuseske, who became the first gay commissioner in Kalamazoo when [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente You will believe an elephant can fly In keeping with the Disney Corporation's transparent bid for global domination of all adorability-based product, they want to bring "Dumbo" to Broadway. Tony Award-winning [...]

Hate crime convictions in Slovenia

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Slovenia has seen its first convictions leading to imprisonment in an anti-gay hate crime case. Three men will spend 18 months in jail for attacking the Ljubljana lesbian bar [...]

Gay and Christian – not an oxymoron

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Guides|

Dr. Matthew Clark Can you be gay and Christian? The answer is "yes!" Say it to yourself and believe it! You are a child of God. Christ loves you just as he does our heterosexual [...]

Hot Flash

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Joe of "JFK" 6 Harmony, informally 10 Drag queen on the make 14 Swear words 15 Game played astride the well-hung 16 Bangkok continent 17 One goes from here back into the closet [...]

Health passes, ENDA is poised

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

By Lisa Keen A bitterly divided U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate health care reform bill late at night on March 21 - a bill that includes no provisions to prohibit discrimination based on [...]

Between Ourselves: Eric Folkmire

By | 2018-01-16T13:46:37-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Eric Folkmire is a 22-year-old activist from Warren. He serves as the networking and media chair for the Southeast Michigan Dyke March, which empowers lesbians and their GBT and allied friends to [...]

Dear Jody: Sperm shopping

By | 2018-01-15T17:15:28-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I am a 35-year-old woman and my partner "Sarah" is 39. We have been living together for seven years and recently decided that we wanted to have a baby. I will be the baby [...]

Tret-ing along

By | 2018-01-16T02:53:12-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Tret Fure's 16-year-old self wouldn't be happy with her. She never made it as big as she imagined herself being as a teenager, but after four decades in the business, her pride stands tall in [...]

Transmissions: Existence is crucial

By | 2018-01-16T16:38:01-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith One key thing about being a transgender person today is simply being able to exist. Taken to its most extreme, this refers to those who murder us, who attempt to erase [...]

Stay at home, Sagittarius!

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Zipping through Aries, Mercury is keeping tongues and wits sharp, and maybe dangerously ahead of good sense and manners. This week he aspects Jupiter, expanding wit and wisdom and also [...]

Merged organization to hold town halls across state

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

The organization created by the merger of the Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality has announced upcoming Town Hall/Focus Group Sessions aimed at spurring conversations about how the organization can best serve Michigan's LGBT community. These [...]

Saudi man to be flogged for gay video

By | 2018-01-16T06:21:11-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A 27-year-old man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was sent to jail for a year, fined $1,330, and will be lashed 1,000 times for appearing in a gay-themed video. Ahmad [...]

Strength, beauty and courage

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras Mother's Day may be two months away, but for Sherry Duquet and Sandra Boulton, celebrating moms and the beauty and strength of all women is a year-round job. The couple owns Solstice [...]

Barrage of protests in D.C., California

By | 2018-01-16T03:06:46-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner Gays and lesbians were arrested in three separate protests March 18 at the White House and at the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. "Don't Ask, [...]

A Rhinestone Rodeo

By | 2018-01-16T03:44:49-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

Hundreds of metro Detroiters will kick up their cowboy (and girl) boots for a one-of-a-kind experience at Affirmations' 11th annual Big Bash. This year's event - dubbed the Rhinestone Rodeo - is set to take [...]

Gay, lesbian couples marry in Mexico City

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex couples started marrying in Mexico City on March 11. The first same-sex weddings took place in the Municipal Palace with Mayor Marcelo Ebrard and numerous other officials in [...]

What is quality of life?

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|Guides|

By Rev. Deb Dysert Associate Pastor at MCC Detroit I recently had my teaching assignment changed. I was moved from a high school setting serving students with cognitive impairments (developmental delays) to a school building [...]

Lithuanian MPs try to stop pride parade

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Fifty members of Lithuania's Parliament have petitioned the Prosecution Office to stop the Vilnius city government from permitting a gay pride parade in May. The MPs say the parade [...]

Sheehan’s stand

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Chris Geidner Since Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) first began hearings last month on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy," he's had many witnesses voice disagreement with him. Never, though, has the chairman of [...]

Portugal same-sex marriage law still on track

By | 2010-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Same-sex marriages could start in Portugal in May. Parliament finalized and passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage on Feb. 11. The law was sent to President Anibal Cavaco Silva [...]

Seek new ideas, Cancer!

By | 2018-01-16T14:15:40-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Mercury align with Uranus in Pisces, triggering aspects to Neptune in Aquarius, opening up mystical and scientific insights. Let your mind wander into strange worlds. Few of [...]

The Quin Q&A

By | 2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Tegan and Sara made a lot of noise last year - first on the most amped-up album of their crossover career and then indirectly via a juvenile dis song about the tune-making twins. From a [...]

One, Two, Three Times a Homo

By | 2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Tonight is supposed to be epic. It's meant to go down in gay history with all the lights, camera, drama. But a few hours before the event, I arrive to the home [...]

Gay community helps cancer research

By | 2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Guides|

The American Cancer Society is seeking LGBT involvement, both in local Relay for Life events and in their upcoming Cancer Prevention Study. In order to make this third wave of long-term cancer studies as inclusive [...]

Ile Fly Away

By | 2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 The Gay '90s, and more 5 Bette Davis feature of song 9 Butcher's cut 14 Philbin cohost 15 Arenas' house 16 Made easier to bear 17 Place for a Malgieri pastry 18 By [...]

A steamy spin on an American classic

By | 2010-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 March 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

"This is not going to be your father's Streetcar!" exclaims director Drew Hall. Hall's production of the Tennessee Williams' classic play "A Streetcar Named Desire" for Stagecrafters stays true to the original script's text, but [...]