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Michigan Walks!

By Cornelius A. Fortune (Left to right) Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion HIV/AIDS Program Director Andrea Roberson, AIDS Partnership Michigan Executive Director Barbara Murray, APM Development Director Curtis Lipscomb, Community Health Awareness Group [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Speak Out: Using courts to end discrimination

By Eric Rader On Sept. 21, a minority of senators decided that the U.S. military should continue to discriminate against lesbian and gay soldiers. Despite overwhelming public and military support for ending the regressive "Don't [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:23:32-05:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Choosy About a Jacuzzi

Across 1 Christmas threesome 5 Opening for guys that cruise 10 Nemesis of Tinkerbell 14 One side of Ed Wood 15 Honolulu hello 16 Gallup specialty 17 "Hairspray" composer Shaiman 18 Give in kind 19 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:40:37-05:00September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Reconsider your ambitions, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Mercury in Virgo opposing Jupiter and Pisces helps to Bring In Terrific Critically Helpful Insights Needing Grounding. Check that acronym and monitor "your own" attitude. Mars is aggravating the situation, and Neptune [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:39:37-05:00September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

Through the Kaleidoscope’s lens

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - The 103-year-old walls of the historic Scarab Club in Detroit vibrated with club beats and hands clapping in unison Sept. 23 as the Ruth Ellis Center brought voguing out of [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:38:09-05:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Mike Cox’s last stand

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has done it again. The passage of Proposal 2 in 2004, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman, and the subsequent battle [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Gays arrested at Moscow demo

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Fresh from his reported two-and-a-half day kidnapping by unidentified government officials, Moscow gay leader Nikolai Alekseev, along with 10 other activists, was arrested in Moscow Sept. 21 for staging [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Gays, others protest pope in London

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs As many as 20,000 LGBT people and others protested Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to Britain on Sept. 18 in London. "We got 10 times more people than we [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

‘Play It Again, Sam’ – again!

By John Quinn Jackie Strez, Brian Papandrea and Tommy Simon in Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company's "Play It Again, Sam." Photo: Charles Nowak As the days trickle down to these treasured few, and patrons of [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

Viewpoint: Where is the commitment?

By Jeffrey R. Lewis America's commitment to helping tens of thousands of people suffering from HIV/AIDS obtain access to the medications they need to survive has failed. Instead, the White House, members of Congress, governors [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:57:54-05:00September 30th, 2010|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Ann Coulter

Perhaps it was Ann Coulter's very public referral to former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot" that nabbed her an invitation to address a conservative gay group, or maybe it was her recent [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Opinions|

Viewpoint: Putting the T back in LGBT rights

by Dr. Toni Caretto I was called "ma'am" and addressed (with my partner) as "ladies" within 24 hours of arriving in Berkeley, Calif., for the Gender Spectrum Family Conference, which took place Sept. 3-6. "Will [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Opinions|

Ten states file anti-gay marriage brief

Ten U.S. states have jointly filed a gay marriage opposition brief to a federal appeals court in California. The amicus brief sent Sept. 24 to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said that the [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

German foreign minister gets hitched

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle entered into an official same-sex partnership with Michael Mronz on Sept. 17 in Bonn. Mayor Juergen Nimptsch conducted the small, private ceremony. In July, [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:07:12-05:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Casting call in Novi

Iconic Casting, a Hollywood-based agency, and the producers of VH1 reality series "Rock of Love" and "For the Love of Ray J" will scope out Michigan for a new show, "Competition for Cash." The open [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Schumacher reteams with Cage and Kidman for 'Trespass' Gay director Joel Schumacher didn't exactly set the world on fire with his rich-kids-on-drugs melodrama "Twelve" this year - even if it did [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

PFLAG Dad Sends Open Letter to Youth

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 - John R. Cepek, national president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays issued the following open letter to youth in light of the mounting reports of bullying, harassment and [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

UN officials call for decriminalization of gay sex

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Top United Nations officials called Sept. 17 for the decriminalization of gay sex and transgender identity worldwide. "No doubt deeply rooted cultural sensitivities can be aroused when we talk [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Emily Brown

by Jessica Carreras Emily Brown is a facilitator and board member of Open Arms, the Ferndale-based support group for people living with HIV/AIDS. Brown helps to do marketing for the group, and also works as [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:16:37-05:00September 30th, 2010|News|

All Over Adam Levine

By Chris Azzopardi Adam Levine knows a little teasing goes a long way. That's why the Maroon 5 superstud - who's fronted the funky pop-rock band since its Grammy-winning debut, "Songs About Jane," dropped eight [...]

By |2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

Feds committed to fighting hate

Every year, the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes brings the Response to Hate Conference to Lansing, and a slew of law enforcement officials, students, nonprofit representatives, lawyers and concerned citizens meet to discuss and learn [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:45:04-05:00September 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Between Ourselves: Mike Odom

by Jessica Carreras Mike Odom is an account supervisor at Marx Layne, and has been the co-director of the Motown Invitation Classic for four years, which brings over 200 LGBT and allied bowlers to the [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:14:11-05:00September 23rd, 2010|News|

AIDS Walk Detroit surges on

by Jessica Carreras Ferndale-based Lincoln High School currently leads the AIDS Walk High School Challenge with close to $1,000 raised. The school that raises the most funds will be rewarded with a free dance, hosted [...]

By |2010-09-23T09:00:00-04:00September 23rd, 2010|News|

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ fails in Senate

by BTL staff Lady Gaga addresses the crowd at the #4the14k Rally in Portland, Maine. Photo: Terry Richardson National reporter Rex Wockner contributed to this report Buoyed by a federal court ruling declaring the [...]

By |2010-09-23T09:00:00-04:00September 23rd, 2010|News|

Creep of the Week: Tony Perkins

Everybody loves a parade, don't they? Especially gays. And gay-loving militaries the world over. I mean, with homos in the ranks, they aren't much for fighting, but they can build a fabulous flotilla of floats. [...]

By |2010-09-23T09:00:00-04:00September 23rd, 2010|Opinions|