Glenn, Close Up

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|News|

Man, Glenn Close feels like a woman, but she sure doesn't look like one in her new gender-bending movie. In "Albert Nobbs," the actress - known especially to gay audiences for her role in the [...]

LGBT youth and Mayors for Freedom

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "On behalf of advocates for LGBT youth everywhere, let me be the first to say 'thank you.' Simply by giving your son your love and support, you have already [...]

Who’s That Girl Crush?

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Inedible Apple 5 Thailand neighbor 9 He gives gifts in stocking 14 "Safe!" or "Out!" 15 Heterogeneous mixture 16 George, who was Mary Ann 17 "The African Queen" author 18 Middle of Caesar's [...]

Troy mayor inflames another gay controversy

By | 2018-01-16T01:42:33-04:00 January 26th, 2012|News|

Troy residents Jeff Williams and Kristen Douglas protesting Mayor Daniels on Dec. 5. BTL photo: Andrew Potter TROY - Mayor of Troy Janice Daniels is under scrutiny once more for making more anti-gay statements. [...]

Graffiti Fix

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Gorgeous, talented and British - of course Jamie Scott has a gay following. The 27-year-old dreamboat fronts U.K. group Graffiti6, a folktronica hybrid rooted in Motown and trippy art-pop that dropped their full-length debut, "Colours," [...]

My rainbow visitor

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Parting Glances I've lost three friends in three months. LaMarr Fields, Rev. Mark Bidwell, my Cass Tech High School classmate Gordon Barnard. Each lives inwardly as long as I will live; and at 75 that [...]

Patrick Wooden

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Holy shit. And I mean that literally. Because Patrick Wooden is both a pastor and a man whose imagination is wildly scatological, at least when it comes to the gays. Wooden [...]

Holland is Ready recognized

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|News|

HOLLAND - Holland is Ready, the group that sought to have an inclusive civil rights ordinance passed last year, was the recipient of the City of Holland Social Justice Award presented at the Jan. 15 [...]

College gets $23 million for social justice

By | 2018-01-16T15:39:30-04:00 January 26th, 2012|News|

KALAMAZOO - Kalamazoo College has received a $23 million grant to endow the work of its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The grant, made by the Arcus Foundation, will support a broad array of [...]

On the Road Again

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

By Roland Leggit Viewpoint I can hardly believe that it's already 2012. It seems that just the other day I was standing on the stage at Motor City Pride on a beautiful afternoon in June. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2012-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Cheater looks for answers Q: I was drinking one day with my best friend "Nancy." I had several mixed drinks. Nancy was not drunk. So, I don't know how it all happened, but one thing [...]

Q Scopes: Brush up on skills, Sagittarius!

By | 2018-01-16T10:25:39-04:00 January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Mars is turning retrograde and will backtrack through Virgo until April 13. In this period, recent pet peeves, critical arguments, bitchy outbursts and intestinal inflammations will come back to haunt you. Keep an eye on [...]

ACLU: Michigan domestic partners can’t wait

By | 2018-01-16T07:40:02-04:00 January 26th, 2012|News|

Mary Anne Meyers ACLU LGBT Project Attorney Jay Kaplan addressing the press Jan. 4. BTL photo: Andrew Potter Michigan News Connection DETROIT - When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the ban on public employee [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn, Close Up

By | 2018-01-16T06:49:41-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Man, Glenn Close feels like a woman, but she sure doesn't look like one in her new gender-bending movie. In "Albert Nobbs," the actress - known especially to gay audiences for her role in the [...]

Gay families matter, activists tell Governor

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|News|

On the day of Michigan's State of the State address, activists gathered to let lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder know "Gay families matter!" Photo: Todd Heywood More than 175 people from across Michigan had [...]

Joel Osteen and feel-good homophobia

By | 2018-01-16T04:51:41-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Opinions|

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud When the Michelle Bachmanns or Glenn Becks of the world do their public rants about rampant homosexual perversion and the decay of American values, I'm happy to let them [...]

Two lesbians in State of Union guest gallery

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|News|

By Lisa Keen Col. Ginger Wallace, an openly lesbian intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, will be one of two openly gay people in the First Lady's gallery seats tonight, when President Obama delivers [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Linda Lovelace gets her men It takes a village to tell the story of '70s porn sensation Linda "Lovelace" Boreman, and acclaimed filmmaking team Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the guys [...]

Murder, mayhem and laughs in Eastpointe

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

"I keep losing track of what crime we're committing," gasps Lois Shields, an exasperated book editor in "Cahoots," the comedy thriller now playing at Eastpointe's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre. And she's not the only one, [...]

Q Scopes: Rise to the occasion, Taurus!

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Still in Capricorn, Sun squares Saturn, which can feel limiting; turn that "limit" into focusing on goals. Entering Aquarius on the 20th Sun squares Jupiter in Taurus offering brilliant opportunities. Some are [...]

Blended Family Member

By | 2012-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Pre-kiss insert 5 Like the Indy 500? 9 "Exotica" director Egoyan 13 Unwelcome obligation 14 "Showboat"'s "Nobody ___ But Me" 15 "___ Hai" of "South Pacific" 16 Start of a quip 19 _Peter [...]

Faith initiative launches to a full house

By | 2018-01-15T19:32:33-04:00 January 19th, 2012|News|

By Crystal Proxmire FERNDALE - After centuries of oppression by church leaders of all faiths, believers in God and equality in Michigan are organizing and striking back. "If I don't stand up for my God-given [...]