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Pianist plays on

By Thomas Matich For a city that's in need of some sort of hospice, Detroit could learn an inspirational lesson or two from Fred Hersch - a jazz pianist and composer who was given a [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Argentina marries, unmarries gay couples

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Argentina is experiencing same-sex marriage chaos. Three gay couples and one lesbian couple have been allowed to marry in recent months following judicial rulings that applied specifically to each [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:07:47-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Rally to counter-protest Westboro Church

A rally and counter-protest in support of the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's production of "The Laramie Project" at the Arthur Miller Theater on the North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Making the supreme choice

by Eric Rader The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the news recently with Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement that he will soon retire from active service. Over the next few months, the media will [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Australian former Olympic swimmer comes out

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Australian former Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski came out in an article he wrote for the Melbourne newspaper The Age on April 18. "Being a gay man with a foot [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:47:49-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Italian court rejects same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Italy's Constitutional Court refused to legalize same-sex marriage April 14. The court had been asked to rule on the issue by lower courts in Venice and Trent, where gay [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Dear Jody: They all just want sex

Q: I've been on an Internet site for meeting and dating. I'm new to this area, and though I'm interested in romance, I'm also interested in getting new friends. What's happening is that I'm feeling [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Wrestling Without Borders

By Dan Woog The OutField At the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver, wrestling was an afterthought. Organization was so haphazard, longtime devotee Gene Dermody paid $300 of his own money to get mats in place [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:10:04-05:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Drag Race’ crowns a new queen!

By Bebe Zahara Benet Can you believe we're at the end of "RuPaul's Drag Race"? It certainly has been a memorable season, and the finale certainly was memorable in its own right. With that combination [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:54:40-05:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Holland Is Ready

By Jim Larkin HOLLAND - It's been known as one of the happiest places in the country, one of the best areas to retire and is the biggest city in a county known as one [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

A very merry un-wedding

In a 107-year-old home with gardens of herbs and vegetables, happily clucking chickens and honeybee hives, lives one of the happiest un-wedded couples in Ypsilanti. Kristen Cuhran and Natalie Holbrook celebrated their everlasting love on [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:22:17-05:00April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Transmissions: Tranny, Ban it or own it?

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith A film gets released at the Tribeca film festival, and controversy ensues. A lot of it swirls around the filmmaker's attempts to put a legitimate veneer over what is best described [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:31:59-05:00April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

S/he said: Census, Uganda and Ewan McGregor

compiled by Howard Israel "The initial anti-marriage activists, indeed the folks who brought out-of-state Mormons in on the fight, were members of the Catholic hierarchy. And now Catholic apologists are similarly objecting that it's so [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:20:31-05:00April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

Hate (and acceptance) in Holland

The Holland Sentinel website has been packed with discussions about gay issues, revealing what Holland residents think about the topic. A sampling of some of the comments: "Without question the Hollywood movie industry mocks Christianity [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:25:12-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Creep of the Week: Steve King

Some fools from Michigan have filed a federal law suit over last year's Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which became federal law last year. The group is made up of [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

Love & marriage

It goes without saying that there are many different ways to celebrate a relationship. Some tie the knot after six months of knowing each other, while others decide never to take the plunge. Some believe [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Parting Glances: As syllable from sound

The human brain's often called "the 3-pound universe." (Take hope! Albert Einstein's brain weighed in at 2 pounds, 11 ounces.) There are a hundred billion neurons (nerve cells), allowing for more connections among these busy, [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Opinions|

One-Legged ‘Love’

How gay are we? Gay enough to believe that a hairdo inspired Findlay Brown's U.S. debut album, which the classic-pop crooner told Out.com recently. His James Dean cut, though, wasn't exactly the catalyst for the [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:52:54-05:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

A Fortunate Homosexual Man

Across 1 Evita portrayer Ackerman 5 George of "It's My Party" 10 Get hot under the collar 14 "East of Eden" brother 15 Butt heads 16 Some have it to grind 17 Historic Stonewall event [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out: Madonna Mania!

'Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna' "Glee," we were already crazy for you. But then you went even gayer and did an all-Madonna episode! With Sue Sylvester doing "Vogue"! Turns out, we can love [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:01:08-05:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Hugh Jackman's chin is going to ... An upcoming sketch comedy film - in the vein of vintage '70s classics like "Kentucky Fried Movie" - featuring 17 directors each helming their [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Open Arms joins Michigan AIDS Coalition

FERNDALE - The Michigan AIDS Coalition has embraced the offer of local HIV/AIDS support group Open Arms to become a permanent part of MAC's programs. While MAC has an array of programs that serve those [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Hospital visitation will take months to implement

By Lisa Keen When President Obama signed a memorandum this month calling for an end to discrimination against gays and lesbians in hospital visitation policies, many unmarried LGBT people assumed that meant hospitals would no [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Be practical, Leo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Retrograde Mercury lining up with the Sun in Taurus leads folks to take their own ideas way too seriously. A semi-square from Jupiter in Pisces makes it worse. Keep a [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

A taxing endeavor

by Jessica Carreras YPSILANTI - Each year during tax season, many people are told that instead of a hefty return, they didn't pay enough and actually owe the government money. Reluctantly, they pay it or [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:09:12-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Getting Justice For Jeremy

A fundraiser hosted by local organization Justice For Jeremy will be held at 6 p.m. May 4 at the restaurant Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help fund the [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Journalists arrested in case of Indian professor

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Two TV journalists have been arrested on charges of privacy violations in the case of the professor at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India, who was taped having gay [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:40:36-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Our big, gay Iowa wedding

by Jessica Carreras It's been over a year since the Iowa Supreme Court passed down the decision to allow same-sex marriages in that state, and the area has been marked as a Midwestern haven for [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Gays protest Turkish minister’s homophobic remarks

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Gay activists disrupted a human rights conference in Ankara, Turkey, on April 15, demanding that the government's minister for families and children, Aliye Kavaf, apologize for having called homosexuality [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:45:39-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Dan Vander Ley

by Jessica Carreras Dan Vander Ley is a 27-year-old volunteer for the Ruth Ellis Center. The Detroit resident is also the brains behind the center's upcoming fundraiser the Last Drag, to be held April 30 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:17:33-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Euro Commission criticized on gay couple rights

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights criticized the European Commission on April 21 for failing "to mention the mutual recognition of same-sex unions across (European Union) borders as [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Last Drag, Kentucky Derby

Whether you're a horse racing fan or a smoker sad about the upcoming ban, the Ruth Ellis Center has a way you can enjoy yourself - while supporting the center. First, on April 30, REC [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:41:10-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

Making the moment

Carrie Copeland knows a thing or two about planning an event. The Detroit-based socialite serves as special events manager at Affirmations LGBT community center, as well as the head of her own company, Motor City [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Curling: Gayest sport ever?

FERNDALE - "The best thing about curling is being able to throw a takeout," said Brian Whitehead with a playfully competitive smile. "That's a lot of weight to move." In curling, teams of four people [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:59:31-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|

King of the World

Just because you can rock an instrument doesn't mean you can sing. Which is why I should totally be pissed that Kaki King decided to put more effort into her vocals than the flex of [...]

By |2010-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2010|Entertainment|

Morocco gets a gay magazine

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Morocco has its first gay magazine - Mithly, which means "gay" in Arabic. It is being published by the LGBT rights group Kif Kif. The editorial team works from [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:20:31-05:00April 29th, 2010|News|