Immigration, bigotry

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "I feel relief, and I thank the judge because she is a human being. If I was straight they would be helping me keep her here. I do feel [...]

Michele Bachmann

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week My dear Gaymericans, it has come to my attention that there is some concern about a woman named Michele Bachmann. The scuttlebutt is that she's anti-gay and possibly insane and that [...]

Cleve Jones to be honored at State Equality Dinner

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

DEARBORN- On Oct. 22 Equality Michigan will present the highly anticipated 2011 State Equality Dinner event "Out on the Town" at The Henry in Dearborn, Mich. The gala evening is Equality Michigan's signature fundraiser. In [...]

Detroit Restaurant Week returns Sept. 23

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- The ever-popular Detroit Restaurant Week returns this fall from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 2. The discount dining promotion offers three-course meals at only $28 per person at participating restuarants in the Motor [...]

Between Ourselves: George Jonte

By | 2018-01-16T02:02:40-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Between Ourselves George Jonte is the new coordinator for LGBT ministries at the United Methodist Church. 1. Tell us about your job as the coordinator for LGBT ministries. I love it. Absolutely [...]

Dear Jody: Just flirty fun?

By | 2018-01-16T04:19:06-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: I have a friend, "Jorge," whom I work very closely with. He's gay, too. I really like Jorge and we have a lot of fun at work. (Just in case you're wondering, we do [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Darren Criss succeeds in 'Business' and with 'Bridesmaids' It's good to be Darren Criss right now. Gleeks already know the news that the New Directions collective fantasy of starring in a [...]

Q Scopes: Be yourself, Taurus!

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Venus and Sun entering Virgo should point the way to clean, simple aesthetics, but aspecting Uranus and Pluto on the way could trigger some very drastic housecleaning. Thorough is good; ruthless, not [...]

AIDS Walk Detroit coming Sept. 18

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Neighborhoods|

AIDS Walk Detroit, a Steppin' Out fundraiser that raises money to fund grants for HIV/AIDS agencies, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market. The funds raised allow Steppin' Out, [...]

Taiwan hosts biggest-ever same-sex wedding party

By | 2018-01-16T12:43:02-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff TAIPEI- Nearly 80 lesbian couples married in Taiwan's largest same-sex wedding ceremony on Aug. 20 at an event called "Barbie and Barbie's wedding." Organizers of the event hoped to convince Taiwan to [...]

E-marriage: a way to marry the gays?

By | 2018-01-16T01:06:53-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh Gay and lesbian couples in Michigan know that if they want to get married, they have to go to another state where it's legal. These couples also know that the state of [...]

Is Michigan getting gayer?

By | 2018-01-15T20:09:33-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh The 2010 U.S. census data shows that 21,782 same-sex couples call Michigan home, according to a report released by the Williams Institute on Aug. 18. But this is likely just a sliver [...]

Eye on Equality: A new sense of pride

By | 2018-01-16T04:07:53-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By Roland Leggett Eye on Equality This is the time of year that I start to get nervous. We all know what's coming and there is nothing that we can do to stop it... winter [...]

Family Feud

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 With 69-Across, one side of an alleged feud 5 Fruit that hangs out at a vinyard 10 Hit boxers 14 Carpet layer's calculation 15 Dent in an orange 16 Duchamp's staircase descender 17 [...]

I’m not laughing

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Viewpoint Recently comedian and former host of The Man Show Adam Carolla went on a bit of a tear during his podcast. The eight-minute rant, starting in response to an online [...]

Ties Like Me hits the runway

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- Ties Like Me, a professional networking community for Michigan LGBTs, welcomed "Project Runway" alum Joe Faris from Motor City Denim Company as sponsor of the month [...]

Let’s make us count

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|

So far in 2011, we've seen a dizzying array of numbers that attempt to define the LGBT community. We've learned that gays make up 3-5 percent of the population, although that number doubles if you [...]

Candle queens remembered

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances "I'm burning my candle at both ends. It will not last the night. But, oh, my foes, and, ah, my friends. It gives a lovely light!" These words are by bisexual poet Edna [...]

No sex changes for Michigan prisoners?

By | 2011-08-25T09:00:00-04:00 August 25th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh LANSING- A Republican state representative introduced a bill yesterday called the "Moral Values Bill" that would ensure no public funds could be used to pay for sex change operations for Michigan prisoners. [...]

A real hum jobber …

By | 2018-01-15T22:03:10-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I've occasion to escort friends Roger and Lloyd, visiting from summer-sweltering Florida, to what's euphemistically known among dance mavens as "the Windsor ballet." Our much anticipated cultural outing, because of family visitation commitments, [...]

Same gender means some problems

By | 2011-08-18T09:00:00-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety You might enter into a same-sex relationship thinking you know all the troubles that lie ahead. Discrimination, rejection by family and friends, spending eternity in hell - none of that [...]

Coming out, 2012 elections

By | 2011-08-18T09:00:00-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Coming out is about telling people something very important about who you are, not about flaunting anything. How you do it is one of the most personal decisions you'll [...]

Phillip Hinkle

By | 2018-01-16T09:19:42-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week If I close my eyes and try really hard, I can almost transport myself back to a time when gay sex scandals involving anti-gay Republicans were shocking. Well, "shocking" is maybe [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-08-18T09:00:00-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Darren Criss succeeds in 'Business' and with 'Bridesmaids' It's good to be Darren Criss right now. Gleeks already know the news that the New Directions collective fantasy of starring in a [...]

Dear Jody: Should I help her through it?

By | 2018-01-16T00:38:38-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: I have had a loving, sometimes tumultuous, relationship with "Leslie." We have had an unconventional relationship, I guess you'd say. Leslie and I have an open relationship. We started out with a monogamous relationship, [...]

Q Scopes: Stay focused, Scorpio!

By | 2011-08-18T09:00:00-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Good news: Sun, Mercury and Venus lining up in Leo promote bold, fun flirtations and creative efforts. Bad news: Mars in Cancer in semi-square to those three undermine confidence and promote ill-considered [...]

Cocktail Chatter: Dark and Stormy

By | 2018-01-15T18:59:37-04:00 August 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov "Old Storrrr-my! Old Storrrr-my!" Craig was insufferable. But he was so perfectly Santana that I laughed despite myself. "Shut up!" I begged, but that only spurred him on. All was not well. [...]