Pioneering Mother’s Legacy Lives On Through PFLAG

By | 2018-01-15T18:47:22-04:00 November 24th, 2011|News|

by Michael K. Lavers EDGE Media Network http://EDGEonthenet.com A mother's simple act of walking alongside her gay son sparked a worldwide movement. Jeanne Manford conceived the idea that would eventually become Parents, Families and Friends [...]

Books that make a difference

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Guides|

You walk into a major chain bookstore hoping to find a children's book to give as a holiday gift. But what if you're looking for something that's not your mainstream, hetero-cast, run-of-the-mill material? You won't [...]

Hear Me Out… for the holidays

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Guides|

Michael Buble, 'Christmas' The crooner's sex appeal isn't just surface hotness, though no one's going to fault his boyish features. It's all over "Santa Baby," taking the typically-for-chicks tune and adding some machismo to it [...]

Q Scopes: Beware, Aries!

By | 2018-01-16T16:18:44-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mercury is turning retrograde and there's a solar eclipse, all in Sagittarius. Be open-minded and patient. New information will make you change your mind about important matters, though it may take weeks [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Guides|

What do you get a gay who has everything? Take your pick from these ideas, perfect for LGBT homebodies, adventurers, activists and more. Nobis Outerwear They say that heat escapes the head faster than any [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente A Very Gaga Thanksgiving Leave it to Lady Gaga to avoid the typical when it comes to holiday specials. Instead of joining the Christmas onslaught and risking getting lost in the [...]

Tamara Scott

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Bravo to Michele Bachmann for her newly appointed Iowa co-chair Tamara Scott, a woman who will no doubt help woo anti-gay Iowans to Bachmann's dimly lit camp. Scott, who is a [...]

So wise, the fabled snow

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances That silent night the sound of jackboots grew loud encircling our streets. The hosannas grew bold. Onward like soldiers marching as to war they came, letting no one bar their trampling way. "We [...]

Giving thanks, gender, drag

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/He Said "I am thankful for the small group of close friends who I have been able to come out to since I moved back home and back in the closet. [...]

God’s Memoir

By | 2011-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Big name in foamy heads 6 Eagles, but not leather bars 10 Cabbage salad 14 When actors should come 15 Heterogeneous mixture 16 Common greeting 17 Hairy situation on Wall Street? 19 "Da [...]

Granholm comes to Ferndale’s AJ’s Cafe

By | 2018-01-16T13:22:15-04:00 November 24th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE - Former Governor Jennifer Granholm will be at AJ's Cafe in downtown Ferndale Nov. 25 from 2:30 to 4 pm. She will be signing copies of her best-selling political book "A Governor's Story: The [...]

Jerry Cox

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Newsflash: homosexuality and pedophilia are not the same things. Equating the two makes as much sense as equating adopting a pet kitty from a shelter with luring a stray into your [...]

A gay alumnus reflects on Penn State tragedy

By | 2018-01-16T05:04:11-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

By Kevin Naff When news broke this week about the heartbreaking tragedy unfolding at Penn State, a few easy predictions came to mind: iconic coach Joe Paterno wouldn't survive; the university president would have to [...]

Many faces of queer bashing

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

by Warren J. Blumenfeld Viewpoint I never met Tyler Celmenti, 18, Billy Lucas, 15, Seth Walsh, 13, Asher Brown, 13, or Raymond Chase, 19 in life, but I feel I know them now in death. [...]

ENDA, Race and Religion

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled By Howard Israel S/He Said "There is no evidence (the ban) will reduce health care costs, and it most certainly will make us less competitive. The University of Michigan must be able to offer [...]

Framk Kameny National Memorial Service Remarks

By | 2018-01-16T06:03:13-04:00 November 17th, 2011|News|

by William N. Eskridge Jr. {ITAL Editor's note: Bob Witeck reported the tribute was held in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill which served as the venue for hearings held by the House Un-American [...]

How’s your B3 advantage?

By | 2018-01-16T09:40:50-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances There's an old saying, "If you don't use it you lose it." It applies to both sex and voting. (Diddle in the parlor. Get screwed at the polls.) While my own sex life [...]

2011 Michigan election wrap-up

By | 2018-01-16T04:23:11-04:00 November 17th, 2011|News|

Pro-equality candidates win in most races A majority of pro-equality candidates won Nov. 8 in local races across the state. Of the 19 candidates endorsed by Equality Michigan Pride PAC, 13 won their elections. In [...]

Q Scopes: Stay strong, Cancer!

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mars is in Virgo trine to Jupiter in Taurus directing our energies to critical, constructive matters. Get to work! Flirtations and chatter are just distractions, but a little is good for morale. [...]

Thief of Hearts

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet I'm behind schedule. I'm on this stupid whole foods diet because I watched a ridiculous documentary on healthy eating habits, and now my whole life is centered on baking enough [...]

Remembering Paula Ettlebrick

By | 2018-01-16T13:06:33-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Lake, of "Hairspray" 6 "Beat it!" 10 What fruits do in orchards 14 Hawke of "Hamlet" 15 Jelly not for bread 16 Tomato variety 17 Start of a quote from Paula Ettlebrick 20 [...]

Simon says

By | 2011-11-17T09:00:00-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Sex. Pop music thrives on it, and so does up-and-comer Simon Curtis, who explores his submissive side on "Flesh," a track from his latest album, released this past summer. Tied up, begging a lover to [...]

Documentary explores LGBT elderly

By | 2018-01-16T08:09:50-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

The Audience Choice for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, "Gen Silent" will screen locally at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Emagine Royal Oak. The film, by Stu Maddux ("Bob [...]

Enquiring about Chaz

By | 2018-01-16T17:51:22-04:00 November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety The National Enquirer claims in a Nov. 14 cover story that Chaz Bono will die within four years due to his gender transition. The corpse-to-be is perturbed. His lawyer sent [...]