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Leaders of Color Visibility Project

An exciting media partnership is bringing the stories of young LGBT leaders of color not only to the state's gay press readership, but to mainstream media and the circle of arts, culture and philanthropy as [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Akil Patterson’s project

By Dan Woog The OutField When University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown made anti-gay comments recently - among other things, he threatened the Omaha city council with eternal damnation if it passed a [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Dani Rice: Local Music Maker

By Jerome Stuart Nichols The road to pop stardom is a rocky one. If you're going to make it, you need five things: a YouTube page, great hair, abs, drama and, of course, a little [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:25:56-05:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Get your blonde wig ready

By Dana Casadei ROYAL OAK - Intermission is usually a time to get up and move around, but on June 7 at Stagecrafters leaving is the last thing audience members will want to do. Strutting [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

LGBT Midwest Job Expo planned

FERNDALE - Save the date for the first ever Midwest LGBT Job Expo to be held at Affirmations Community Center June 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 20 companies throughout the midwest region [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:24:07-05:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Revolution and changing demographics

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Each of the movements before the gay movement was seeking citizenship in the liberal state. Women and racial minorities did not necessarily ask the dominant society to love them [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:51:54-05:00May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Obama Pride 2012

By Eric W. Rader Speak Out As we move into the month of June, our community once again prepares to celebrate LGBT Pride. While much of the focus during Pride celebrations is on letting ourselves [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Tony Perkins

Creep of the Week I wince every time I see Tony Perkins's face on TV. Perkins, the president of the vehemently anti-gay Family Research Council, often has a microphone shoved in his face whenever there's [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Be you, Leo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun and Mercury in Gemini both quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn aggravate grievances with power and bureaucracy. Resist the urge to argue. Pressing your point will not help. Be [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

The Trouble with Adam Lambert

Remember the fuss Adam Lambert caused when he tongued his keyboardist in front of the world? Of course you do. The controversial kiss drew both homophobic outbursts and so-what shrugs, and it's an American Music [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Pages past tense #12

Parting Glances During my out-and-about first gay summer I learned from 'Gee Gee' (Gorgeous George) that Harper Hospital was training recent high school graduates to become operating room technicians. "You'd look great in scrub greens. [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Activists push legislators to pass rights bill

LANSING - Equality Michigan hosted an Equality Action Day May 24. Nearly 80 activists form all over the state gathered for training, lobbying and to voice support for MI Sen. Rebekah Warren's (D-Ann Arbor) bill [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|News|

GSA works to change lives in Jackson

JACKSON - Some LGBT students at Columbia Central High School in Jackson County have quietly dealt with harassment for most if not all of their high school career. That is starting to change since Dylan [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Colin Firth is a coward. Noel, that is. Academy Award winner Colin Firth is going back to his roots by playing yet another gay man. A pioneer in the "who cares, [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

My controlling boyfriend Q: Almost two years ago I met "Jerry" and fell in love. I knew then - or at least thought - that I had met the man of my dreams and that [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Leadership Project Profiles

Desiree Cooper is a lawyer, an award-winning columnist and a former public radio personality. She is currently a new media content specialist who helps non-profits communicate the extraordinary impact they have upon the people they [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|News|

A changing of the board at Affirmations

By Crystal Proxmire FERNDALE - With four members departing and a new president at the helm, the Affirmations Board of Directors is poised to support the growth and evolution of the LGBTQ community center that [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Garcia video asks community to come together

By Crystal Proxmire FERNDALE - "We need to realize that our movement rises and falls with all of us," said Affirmations executive director Dave Garcia in a video released over the weekend in response to [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:30:41-05:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Here comes Pride season

Heard on Facebook Pride means not being afraid to hold my partner's hand as we walk with our daughter through Hart Plaza. -Julie McKeeman Pride is a good chance of seeing people like you without [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Opinions|

Friends of Dorothy

Across 1 Strap-on for a diver 6 NG: Give relief to a thief 10 Digital-rectal, for example 14 NG: Sports 15 Cole Porter's Indiana hometown 16 NG: Painter Magritte 17 He often screws actors 18 [...]

By |2012-05-31T09:00:00-04:00May 31st, 2012|Entertainment|

Michigan June Pride Season 2012

LGBT organizations and volunteer organizers are gearing up for another fabulous summer of pride. Below is a comprehensive list of this year's June Pride season festivals. Check back for updated additional information and new pride [...]

By |2012-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2012|Guides|

Greta Gerwig: The New Gay-Loved Girl

It was only a matter of time before Greta Gerwig would enter gay consciousness. Roles in the "Arthur" remake, with Ben Stiller in "Greenberg" and as Natalie Portman's bestie in "No Strings Attached" made her [...]

By |2012-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2012|News|

The Trouble with Adam Lambert

Remember the fuss Adam Lambert caused when he tongued his keyboardist in front of the world? Of course you do. The controversial kiss drew both homophobic outbursts and so-what shrugs, and it's an American Music [...]

By |2012-05-29T09:00:00-04:00May 29th, 2012|News|