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Princess charming

"Getting married is not a political statement; it's a lifelong commitment that I hope people will take seriously." Kay Shelton should know. She and her wife Amanda took the plunge on July 22, 2000. The [...]

By |2012-04-26T09:00:00-04:00April 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Rainbows and Glee

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Do I really think that this is the kind of thing that's contagious? I don't know. When I was a teenager and I saw James Dean smoking, it made [...]

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

A power team of employee activism

DETROIT - When one of the founders of Ford Globe met one of the founders of Chrysler's People of Diversity at an employee resource event in 1998, the wheels started turning on a relationship based [...]

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

Tough love

M Kelley and her wife Bec married legally on July 23, 2010 in a large Grand Rapids church with about 120 friends and family there in support. The marriage is legal despite M's feminine appearance, [...]

By |2012-04-26T09:00:00-04:00April 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Wedding help to the rescue

Dreaming about the big day with the one you love is an exciting time. When it comes time to actually planning the wedding, you'll want to create a budget, get organized and make important decisions [...]

By |2012-04-26T09:00:00-04:00April 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Scandal erupts in North Carolina

By Lisa Keen Less than three weeks before voters in North Carolina go to the polls to cast a vote on same-sex marriage early voting has begun, an embarrassing sex scandal involving the state Democratic [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:46:52-05:00April 26th, 2012|News|

Have some ‘Manners’

Changing times means more union celebrations for LGBT couples, who are recognizing their love in the form of commitment ceremonies, domestic partnerships and weddings. With that comes special wedding etiquette that straight people don't have [...]

By |2012-04-26T09:00:00-04:00April 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Register now for Rainbow Run

By Crystal Proxmire Ferndale Pride is setting a jovial pace for Father's Day weekend activities. Not only will there be Ferndale Pride Market Daze, the Annual Dyke March, a balloon launch (with biodegradable balloons) and [...]

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

Hold your ground, Leo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars and Neptune are finally moving out of opposition, but not before the Sun aspects them, offering some clarity and lessons to pull out of the recent confusion and fury. [...]

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

Same-Sex Wedding Gospel

Parting Glances 1. In the Year of the Grand Delusion, during the Reign of Lost War Rumors, a decree went out from the Tetrarch of Theocracy, abiding in the Capitol of Divine Cacophony, that all [...]

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

Through the shadows

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Some of the world's greatest works of art were forged in the midst of tragedy. Craig Allen Combs, an openly gay poet living in Toledo, hopes that his debut collection of [...]

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

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Glee' and 'Twilight' stars leap to 'White Frog' Somebody must have once given indie filmmaker Quentin Lee good business advice about keeping his overhead low and never giving up. Because while [...]

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

What’s He Doing with Her?

Across 1 With 5- and 10-Across, Andrew's mom on "Desperate Housewives" 5 See 1-Across 10 See 1-Across 14 NG: Feels poorly 15 "The Remains of the Day" director James 16 NG: Petri dish medium 17 [...]

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

Express yourself

The Peacock Room has established itself in Midtown as "the little boutique with big architectural treasure." Not only are people who work and play in Detroit attracted to the museum-quality space, but owner Rachel Lutz [...]

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

Creep of the Week: Heather Wilson

I've been reading about Kenneth Weishuhn, a 14-year-old who recently took his own life after reportedly enduring death threats after coming out as gay at school. Especially heartbreaking was that, according to the Huffington Post, [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:44:07-05:00April 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Dignity Detroit celebrates 38th anniversary

Dignity Detroit celebrates 38 years of ministry to the LGBTQ community of the metropolitan Detroit area with an evening of dining and dance as well as special liturgy on the weekend of May 19. Dignity [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:08:40-05:00April 26th, 2012|News|

A familiar issue needs to vent

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety I'm Gay Marriage, and I'm mad. Those alleged experts over at the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press--and what a stupidly long name that is--conducted a national [...]

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

Upstate N.Y.

Out of Town by Andrew The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York has given a number of classic romantic vacation spots throughout the state's northern and western regions. Of particular note are the [...]

By |2012-04-26T09:00:00-04:00April 26th, 2012|Guides|

Ferndale Police Department talks transgender

By Crystal Proxmire Citing a history of violence against transgender people in the prison system, the Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans for a 24-bed holding facility for transgender detainees in their women's facility. [...]

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

Wake-up call for Trevor Thomas

By Jim Larkin GRAND RAPIDS - Read the political blogs and you can sense the intrigue in the Democratic race for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Can a young gay man (Trevor Thomas) win a [...]

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

Ex-Affirmations CEO hits Vegas

By Crystal Proxmire Thousands of fans across Michigan and beyond supported comedian Leslie Thompson during the Improv Up Yours Contest, a month-long comedy contest won through online votes. After online votes were tallied at the [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:44:06-05:00April 26th, 2012|News|

Melissa Etheridge (Kind Of) Opens Up

Come to her window, but Melissa Etheridge won't be around. Why? Because she's everywhere else - on tour through the summer and in the studio laying down tracks for her first album since 2010's "Fearless [...]

By |2012-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2012|News|

Melissa Etheridge (Kind Of) Opens Up

Come to her window, but Melissa Etheridge won't be around. Why? Because she's everywhere else - on tour through the summer and in the studio laying down tracks for her first album since 2010's "Fearless [...]

By |2018-01-22T22:02:55-05:00April 24th, 2012|News|

Jack Black (Maybe) Goes Gay

Is this Jack Black's first gay role? As a small-town Texan teddy bear who goes off the deep end, it might be. But, because the real-life man he's playing isn't out, we may never truly [...]

By |2012-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2012|News|

Menjo’s gets makeover

At one time, there were no less than nine gay nightclubs nestled between Six and Seven Mile Roads in the Palmer Park area. The older crowd can recall countless nights spent at the Glass House, [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:46:58-05:00April 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Mad Women

Across 1 Where to pull your drawers open 5 More, to a minimalist 9 Auntie of Broadway 13 Jodie Foster's role with the King 14 Precollege ed 15 Family group 16 Lovemaking response 17 Walk [...]

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

Go to your room, Aries!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes While the Sun is entering Taurus, Mercury in Aries is semi-square Jupiter in Taurus. It's too easy to start an argument over minor details and dig in your heels. Relax, [...]

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

Mystery solved at Go Comedy!

When last we saw the boy band Menllenium, the once-famous recording stars had just reunited after internal squabbles and over-inflated egos had broken them apart. Now they've returned as mystery solvers a la Scooby Doo [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:12:14-05:00April 19th, 2012|Entertainment|