Michigan Walks!

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

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 [...]

Speak Out: Using courts to end discrimination

By | 2018-01-16T10:23:32-04:00 September 30th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Choosy About a Jacuzzi

By | 2018-01-16T09:40:37-04:00 September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Reconsider your ambitions, Taurus!

By | 2018-01-16T10:39:37-04:00 September 30th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Through the Kaleidoscope’s lens

By | 2018-01-16T10:38:09-04:00 September 30th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Mike Cox’s last stand

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

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 [...]

Gays arrested at Moscow demo

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

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 [...]

Gays, others protest pope in London

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

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 [...]

‘Play It Again, Sam’ – again!

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

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 [...]

Viewpoint: Where is the commitment?

By | 2018-01-16T05:57:54-04:00 September 30th, 2010|Opinions|

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: Ann Coulter

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

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 [...]

Viewpoint: Putting the T back in LGBT rights

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

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 [...]

Ten states file anti-gay marriage brief

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

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 [...]

German foreign minister gets hitched

By | 2018-01-16T07:07:12-04:00 September 30th, 2010|News|

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, [...]

Casting call in Novi

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

PFLAG Dad Sends Open Letter to Youth

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

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 [...]

UN officials call for decriminalization of gay sex

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

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 [...]

The Gay Moralist: The conservative imagination

By | 2018-01-16T06:36:55-04:00 September 30th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino Once upon a time, in a land far away, a Council of Elders convened to ponder the challenges of human relationships. Noticing that male-female relationships frequently involve sex, and that sex often [...]

Between Ourselves: Emily Brown

By | 2018-01-16T01:16:37-04:00 September 30th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

All Over Adam Levine

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

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 [...]

Feds committed to fighting hate

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

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 [...]

Between Ourselves: Mike Odom

By | 2018-01-16T03:14:11-04:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

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 [...]

AIDS Walk Detroit surges on

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: Tony Perkins

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

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. [...]