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Malawian gay couple split up

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The gay couple in Malawi who were sentenced to 14 years in prison after holding an engagement party and were then later pardoned by the nation's president have split [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Running the Relay

by Jessica Carreras In 2007, Triangle Foundation Executive Director Jeff Montgomery stepped down and out of the spotlight after 16 years of spearheading the fight for LGBT equality in Michigan. On June 25 at the [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Britain to expunge gay-sex convictions

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs British Home Secretary Theresa May said June 16 that Britain will expunge the criminal records of men convicted of having gay sex when it was illegal. The action applies [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:14:58-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Pugh: Move HTJ in 2011

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - After a stressful week for organizers of Detroit's annual Hotter Than July black, gay Pride festival, the City Council, led by openly gay President Charles Pugh, have promised that the [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:50:17-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Dear Jody: Her … or her?

Q: I just met the girl of my dreams; I'll call her "Sally." She is perfect for me: beautiful, kind, loving, funny and incredible in bed. We met recently when I was away at a [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Local group works to ‘Trump AIDS’

The Motor City Whist Mechanics are hosting a two-day bid whist tournament on June 25 and 26 in Flint as part of a qualifier for the national tournament in Las Vegas. The series of tournaments [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:55:56-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

U.S. Social Forum schedule

Between The Lines has compiled a list of LGBT-relevant workshops for those who are interested in attending the U.S. Social Forum, taking place June 22-26 in Detroit. For complete workshop listings, visit http://www.ussf2010.org. Wednesday, June [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|News|

LGBTs take over downtown Tijuana

by Rex Wockner The teeming border city of Tijuana, Mexico, saw its 15th gay pride parade June 19 and, for the first time, the march was accompanied by a festival, which ran for two days [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:50:46-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

The Gay Moralist: Crush

by John Corvino "I think I'm in love," my friend announces. "You knew him for five minutes," I retort. We're both exaggerating. My friend - let's call him Bob - met a guy while traveling [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Opinions|

Speak Out: Filling 148 seats

by Eric Rader Voters in Michigan will have a lot to decide this year. In addition to the top statewide executive offices, every single seat in the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate is [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:23:44-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

The loss of a tradition

Hotter Than July stands at the edge of a big decision - one that doesn't belong to the organizers of the annual week-long celebration of black gay Pride in the city of Detroit. It hangs [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Federal Prop. 8 case wraps up

by Rex Wockner Do bans on same-sex marriage infringe gay people's fundamental federal constitutional rights? Or is marriage, by definition, an institution that "channels" procreating heterosexuals into stable unions for the sake of children? The [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:26:44-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Johnny Weir queers up Macomb

MACOMB - Olympic figure skater and fashion-ICE-ta Johnny Weir will perform during the second annual Creme de la Creme Charity Event, produced by Le Salon Couture Boutique and the Panache Group, June 27-28 at the [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:11:24-05:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dazzling talent marches in ‘Parade’

By Bridgette M. Redman Farmers Alley Theatre's production of "Parade" is proof positive you don't need a big space to do a big musical. The two-year-old group has attracted Broadway professionals to their intimate space [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:53:30-05:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Parting Glances: Our Art of Creativity

As an artist, I'm fascinated with the mental phenomenon known as channeling. In the mid '90s channeling was a cultural fad with many fans. Channelers brought forth purported messages form ages-old entities, other twilight-zone dimensions, [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Opinions|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Project Runway''s fashionable spawn Ratings may be slipping a bit for "Project Runway," but the spinoffs and branding have only just begun. By the time you get bored with your "Runway"-themed [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

U.S. gov’t: Gay blood ban stays

by Rex Wockner The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability decided June 11 to retain the policy that bans blood donation by any man who has had [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:11:26-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Iceland legalizes same-sex marriage

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Icelandic parliament, Alingi, legalized same-sex marriage June 11. The vote was 49-0. Fourteen MPs skipped the vote. Same-sex couples will be able to marry starting June 27. The [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|News|

True Blues

So much for just having fun. Cyndi Lauper's been doing anything but lollygagging lately - appearing on "Celebrity Apprentice," promoting AIDS awareness and gay rights, and releasing a new album, "Memphis Blues," which ditches the [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Special Time

Across 1 "Love Songs" poet Teasdale 5 "Many ___ Day" (_Oklahoma!_ song) 9 You might get dates from it, or use it if you don't have a date 13 Tinted 14 Lois portrayer of "Lois [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dance Daddy

by Thomas Matich In London, the Juan MacLean is behind the turntables commanding a room full of sweaty bears gyrating to the wax he weaves at Horse Meat Disco. In Detroit, after a Dorkwave dance [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|

Between Ourselves: Erin Moers

by Jessica Carreras Erin Moers is a 49-year-old activist from Mount Pleasant. In her community, she works on issues of trans-phobia and HIV/AIDS. 1) You live in a rather rural area of Michigan. Does that [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:44:30-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Creep of the Week: Mike Huckabee

If I said, "Hey, remember that time you pictured Mike Huckabee and his wife having sex?" You might well reply, "I've never pictured that before, thanks a lot. Ouch, my eyes." But you should know [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Opinions|

Thousands march in Tel Aviv

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Tel Aviv's 13th gay pride parade attracted more than 100,000 people June 11, making it Israel's largest pride event ever. At a rally, Knesset Member Shelly Yacimovich said there [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|News|

Jean Lois Ross, Lansing PFLAG founder, dies

Jean Lois Ross, founder of the Lansing chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, died on June 11. She was 86. Ross earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Masters [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:35:39-05:00June 24th, 2010|News|

The laughs continue at Planet Ant Theatre

By D. A. Blackburn The second installment of Joseph Zettelmaier's "All Childish Things Trilogy" at Planet Ant Theatre opens in perfect -- and exceptionally funny -- "Star Wars" fashion, with floating paragraphs in space and [...]

By |2010-06-24T09:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Entertainment|