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Fading ‘Phantom’ still entrances

By Bridgette M. Redman All the fantastical, grand elements that made "The Phantom of the Opera" into the most commercially successful entertainment hit of modern times still thrill audiences and inspire the knowledge that live [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:20:38-05:00May 27th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Banderas, Lohan sign on for skin flicks It's reunion time for Antonio Banderas and Lindsay Lohan. No, they're not reuniting with each other. They were never united in the first place. [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|Entertainment|

Windsor gay man beaten and robbed

On May 21, a Windsor man was the victim of an alleged hate crime and robbery by two men who assaulted him as he was walking home from a friend's house early Friday morning, only [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:32:01-05:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Same-sex marriage comes to Portugal

By Barry Hatton LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's conservative president announced May 17 that he is ratifying a law allowing gay marriage in the predominantly Catholic country. The head of state's decision to permit the enactment [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Contemplating Kagan

by Eric Rader The Senate confirmation battle can now begin. Two weeks ago, President Obama announced his nomination of U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:48:19-05:00May 27th, 2010|News|

S.P.I.C.E. calls for film submissions

S.P.I.C.E. has set the date for their fourth annual Hotter Than July Film Festival, set to take place on July 20 at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center, located in Detroit. Now, they just need more [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:33:29-05:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Banding together for gay business

"We must all band together." That was the reason given by Metro Detroit Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce founder Eric Licht for creating the business networking and promotion group specifically geared towards LGBT business [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Creep of the Week: Mark Souder

OK "family values" politicians, I don't care if you cheat on your wives. Frankly, that's between you and your wife and whomever else you're humping. But when you hold your pecker up as the holy [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:15:31-05:00May 27th, 2010|Opinions|

Kined Words

Across 1 Worn-out stallions 5 Sound of three men in a tub 10 Speak like a tough guy 14 Middle Eastern sultanate 15 Undeliverable letter, in post-office slang 16 Capable of performing 17 Stuff out [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|Entertainment|

To enumerate or not to enumerate

by Dana Rudolph There's a tug-of-war underway in the movement to pass more laws to address the growing problem of bullying, and it centers on whether such laws should "enumerate" bullying that targets LGBT youth. [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Lateshia Dowell

by Jessica Carreras Lateshia Dowell may be fresh out of college, but the 22-year-old Oak Park resident is ready to make a difference. Recently, Dowell joined the team of Steppin' Out as the walk team [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:24:49-05:00May 27th, 2010|News|

Wanda’s New World

There's no better time than now for Wanda Sykes to return to her stand-up roots. Her eponymous Fox late-night show was canceled after one season and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," the CBS sitcom [...]

By |2010-05-27T09:00:00-04:00May 27th, 2010|Entertainment|

Parting Glances: Teabagboys.com

Curiosity got the best of me and I went with a new acquaintance to a lecture, "Wide-Stance Christians: New Horizons for Tea Room Ministries." My friend, "Mr. XXII," and I hooked up on Facebook. He [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:43:25-05:00May 27th, 2010|Opinions|

Between Ourselves: Julia LeBrell

by Jessica Carreras Julia LeBrell of Dearborn is an activist with lots of energy. The 23-year-old substitute teacher is the legal chair and volunteer coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Dyke March, but also finds time [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:24:48-05:00May 20th, 2010|News|

Team takes ‘Step’ toward AIDS awareness

by Jessica Carreras When it comes to raising money or awareness around HIV/AIDS causes, sometimes it takes a little help to make the first step. The AmeriCorps National AIDS Fund Team Detroit is looking to [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|News|

Same-sex marriage comes to Portugal

By Barry Hatton LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's conservative president announced May 17 that he is ratifying a law allowing gay marriage in the predominantly Catholic country. The head of state's decision to permit the enactment [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|News|

West Michigan Pride to hold potluck

As they're gearing up for Pride season, West Michigan Pride will be holding a Pride Picnic Potluck Luau from 12-4 p.m. on May 29. Held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, the event will allow [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|News|

The Gay Moralist: Rekers’ Rentboy

by John Corvino So, we have a new line to add to the file labeled "Seriously?!?" - alongside Rev. Ted Haggard's "I bought the meth but didn't use it," ex-gay leader John Paulk's "I had [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

Parting Glances: My world in RealD 3D

The origin of movies in 3-D goes back to the 19th century stereopticon viewer which held two images mounted on a handheld device allowing each eye to view its own separate picture. The two images [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:00:06-05:00May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Breaking Dawn' finds a director Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") is now the chosen one to shepherd "Twilight" teens Edward and Bella and Jacob as they enter their final on-screen [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Speak up!

Q: I have this friend, "Jon," whom I am very close to and have been since I was 7 years old. The problem with Jon is that he doesn't seem to be able to stand [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:47:52-05:00May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Bookmarks: Between Boyfriends, The Midnight Hunt

By Richard Labonte "Between Boyfriends," by Michael Salvatore. Kensington Books, 328 pages, $15 paper. Tart tongues, caustic commentary, the objectification of less-than-perfect bodies, an overbearing mother, an absent - well, dead - father, angst about [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:53:44-05:00May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Serving Up More ‘Sex’

By John Polly "This movie is just crazy mayhem!" Kim Cattrall isn't mincing words. The always-outspoken actress, known to millions around the planet as glam and lusty Samantha Jones of "Sex and the City," has [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Relax, Virgo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun's entering Gemini, Venus Cancer, and both are aspecting Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Neptune! Seek ways to build communities and networks to survive the major political storms. Tribalist defenses [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Tim Pawlenty

If there's one thing gays and lesbians love it's a good "political game," especially if that game involves a partner dying. Or so Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty apparently thinks. He vetoed a bill that would [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:09:24-05:00May 20th, 2010|Opinions|

More than a name

On May 13, the merged Triangle Foundation/Michigan Equality announced its new agency name - Equality Michigan - in a videoconference. Over 50 people signed on to hear the announcement, but let's be honest: It's not [...]

By |2010-05-20T09:00:00-04:00May 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|