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Pioneering Mother’s Legacy Lives On Through PFLAG

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:47:22-05:00November 24th, 2011|News|

Books that make a difference

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Guides|

Hear Me Out… for the holidays

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Guides|

Q Scopes: Beware, Aries!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:18:44-05:00November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

The Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Guides|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

Tamara Scott

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

So wise, the fabled snow

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

Giving thanks, gender, drag

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. [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Opinions|

God’s Memoir

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 [...]

By |2011-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2011|Entertainment|

Granholm comes to Ferndale’s AJ’s Cafe

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:22:15-05:00November 24th, 2011|News|

Jerry Cox

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 [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

A gay alumnus reflects on Penn State tragedy

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:04:11-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

Many faces of queer bashing

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. [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

ENDA, Race and Religion

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 [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

How’s your B3 advantage?

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:40:50-05:00November 17th, 2011|Opinions|

2011 Michigan election wrap-up

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:23:11-05:00November 17th, 2011|News|

Q Scopes: Stay strong, Cancer!

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. [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Thief of Hearts

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 [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Remembering Paula Ettlebrick

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:06:33-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Simon says

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 [...]

By |2011-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Documentary explores LGBT elderly

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:09:50-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|

Enquiring about Chaz

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:51:22-05:00November 17th, 2011|Entertainment|