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Glenn, Close Up

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|News|

LGBT youth and Mayors for Freedom

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Who’s That Girl Crush?

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Troy mayor inflames another gay controversy

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:42:33-05:00January 26th, 2012|News|

Graffiti Fix

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," [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

My rainbow visitor

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Patrick Wooden

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Holland is Ready recognized

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|News|

College gets $23 million for social justice

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:39:30-05:00January 26th, 2012|News|

On the Road Again

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. [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2012-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

ACLU: Michigan domestic partners can’t wait

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:40:02-05:00January 26th, 2012|News|

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn, Close Up

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:49:41-05:00January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Gay families matter, activists tell Governor

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 [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|News|

Joel Osteen and feel-good homophobia

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:51:41-05:00January 19th, 2012|Opinions|

Two lesbians in State of Union guest gallery

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 [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Murder, mayhem and laughs in Eastpointe

"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, [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Rise to the occasion, Taurus!

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 [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Blended Family Member

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 [...]

By |2012-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Faith initiative launches to a full house

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:32:33-05:00January 19th, 2012|News|