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Shooting of Teen Lesbian Couple in Texas

PORTLAND - Texas Police are investigating the weekend shooting of two teenage women that left one dead and one wounded in a coastal South Texas park. Portland police Chief Randy Wright told the Corpus Christi [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Out for a Job

FERNDALE - Over 150 people packed Affirmations on June 21, for the first-ever LGBT Job Expo in the state. National companies and multicultural corporations including GM, Chrysler, Merrill Lynch, MetLife and Deloitte had recruiting experts [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Hitting the Road for HIV/AIDS Outreach

YPSILANTI - HIV/AIDS is not something people hear enough about on a regular basis anymore. While millions continue to be impacted by the disease, it's not the way it was when HIV/AIDS first emerged 30 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:43:55-05:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Pizza Partners

Chicago-style pizza lovers no longer have to drive 300 miles for a slice of deep dish pie. On Nine Mile, just west of Woodward in Ferndale, is MiChigo Pizza, where owners Mike Miner and Bill [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Neighborhoods|

An Olympic moment

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmission On the 27th of July, in London, the Games of the XXX Olympiad will begin. It will be the usual mix of pageantry, sportsmanship and likely a dash of scandal. [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Opinions|

Dick Partner

Across 1 "Hairspray" list 5 Inmates 9 Group of sets, for Mauresmo 14 Suffix with leather 15 Cruising greeting 16 Marlon Brando's hometown 17 Province of Spain 18 Some Feds 19 Tibet neighbor 20 Portrayer [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Entertainment|

Love, Rufus

There are bad romances, and there's the kind that Rufus Wainwright had during the making of his latest album, "Out of the Game." The troubadour got smitten with super-producer Mark Ronson, who added a pop [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family," by Zach Wahls with Bruce Littlefield. Gotham Books, 234 pages, $26 hardcover. In his acknowledgments, Wahls - whose Iowa state [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Entertainment|

Easy does it, Gemini!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Sun and Venus aspecting Pluto and Uranus illuminate current crises. Look for ways to speak for your community and reach out to others. ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Feeling [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Entertainment|

Pages past tense #14

Parting Glances I celebrated my 21st birthday in 1957 with my first partner Ernie Gilbert at the Flame Show Baron Brush Street, in the heart of Detroit's thriving Negro community. The Flame was "a black [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Opinions|

Moral Disorder of HB 5040

In most discussions, HB 5040 is framed as a bill that means students studying to work in a mental health profession can refuse to treat a patient or client who is gay because homosexuality goes [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:46:46-05:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Mockingbird Lane' gets its cast of munsters It started with, "Huh? A reboot of "The Munsters"? We need this?" And then we learned that Bryan Fuller, the wildly inventive creator of [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:20:18-05:00June 28th, 2012|Entertainment|

Being the change

By Desiree Cooper Bre Campbell: LGBT Activist from Model D TV on Vimeo. Bre'Ann Campbell didn't set out to change the world - she's been too busy working on her personal transformation. But in the [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Activists Again

As the generation that fought hardest for gay rights approaches retirement, questions arise over how best to fight for them again. The 2012 Older Adult Summit brought together dozens of aging LGBT individuals and a [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|News|


Creep of the Week There are some folks in this world who just don't understand gay Republicans. I am not one of them. Though I should make clear that by "understand" I mean "acknowledge the [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Opinions|

HHS report details progress, new goals on LGBT health issues

From NGLTF press release WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its annual report {URLwww.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth_objectives_2012.html} of steps it has taken to promote the health and well-being of LGBT people. [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:08:01-05:00June 28th, 2012|News|

2012 Elections, GoProud

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "Now that the President has personally endorsed marriage equality, his own victory or loss in the election will be important to the outcome of these (court) cases. So will [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|Opinions|

Stonewall Democrats Endorse 25 for Congress

National Stonewall Democrats announced the group's first 25 endorsements June 26,including six out LGBT candidates. Michigan's Trevor Thomas, who is running in the state's 3rd Congressional District is included. The partisan organization has a rolling [...]

By |2012-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2012|News|

Checks and balances

By Eric Rader Speak Out While President Obama's recent statement of support for same-sex marriage was welcome news, the legal and political reality is that he cannot change laws alone. Presidents function within a system [...]

By |2012-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2012|Opinions|

Thank you, Mr President

"Welcome to The White House," said President Barack Obama to me and about 350 other activists at the Third Annual LGBT Pride Reception June 15. Those simple words opened a floodgate of emotions for me. [...]

By |2012-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Puzzling out the Phelpsians

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety Some people argue that the best way to handle the ever-present, ever-protesting members of the Westboro Baptist Church is to ignore them. That sounds sensible. I just can't do it. [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:57:36-05:00June 21st, 2012|Opinions|

A new study from the University of Padova, Italy claims mothers and maternal aunts of gay men tend to have significantly more offspring. Scientists participating in the research claim this may explain how genetic homosexuality is passed on to the next generation. What do you think?

Heard on Facebook "Why do they have to do studies to see why people are gay? We're gay and we love it! Find out why people are assholes instead." -Kyle Durkin "This study is fundamentally [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:40:32-05:00June 21st, 2012|Opinions|

Joe Haveman

Creep of the Week You know, if you would have asked me a year ago what the most terrible state in the nation for lesbians or gays I would not have said Michigan. I mean, [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:16:20-05:00June 21st, 2012|Opinions|

Bigotry and the Boy Scouts

ompiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "What I said while I was mayor ... I was in a business meeting, I come from a business perspective ... I said that I would bring a doctor [...]

By |2012-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2012|Opinions|