Boy Scouts Seek Input on Gay Ban

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Michigan, News|

Those who want the Boy Scouts to end Ñ or at least soften Ñ their ban on gays can now call or email the organization to voice their opinion. Calls are being answered at the [...]

The Pickleback

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

By Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter "Are you pregnant?" Dan asked me the other day. "I'm not sure," I said through the chomp of a pickle - my third in so many minutes - "but I [...]

Rock Out

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Entertainment|

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Hunter Valentine perform Feb. 7 at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. Photo: Leslie Van Stelten Photography As the queer lead singer of lesbian alt-rock group Hunter Valentine, Kiyomi McCloskey is [...]

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Andrew Parker, Pete Podolski, Carol Lempert, and Brian P. Sage in The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company's production of "Photograph 51." Photo: Jan Cartwright As a biology student at U-M, I found [...]

Avalon Breads Rises To New Heights

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Michigan, News|

Avalon staff members above are among 50 people currently employed at the bakery. The new facilities will add an additional 100 employees. Photo courtesy Avalon Bread DETROIT - Ann Perrault, co-owner and CEO of [...]

Terry Jones

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week Hey are you pissed that President Obama has been all nice-nice with the gays lately? Then you should totally set him on fire. Or at least a life-size Obama doll strung [...]

Reflections Of Dis-Repair

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Michigan, News|

Reparative therapy is the idea that one can become straight through counseling and prayer. This practice has been recently banned for minors in California, and a New Jersey lawsuit filed last month is seeking damages [...]

Time For Dedicated Action

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Eric Radar Viewpoint President Obama made history last week when he proclaimed his support for LGBT equality in his second inaugural address. Never before in American history has a president declared support for gay [...]

Is The Constitution Passe?

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud Despite my radical spirit, my committed feminism and deep distrust of old establishments, after I went to law school I became a fawning, dorky fan of the U.S. Constitution. [...]

Girl Groups Of The Sixties

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Problem for a drag queen's hosiery 5 Rock Hudson's "A Farewell to ___ " 9 Dirt clump 13 Jason Lee TV role 14 Lincoln's Johnson 15 Folk history 16 Pink Triangle Press publication [...]

Danny Windsor Dies At 87

By | 2013-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2013|Michigan, News|

By Tim Retzloff MUSKEGON - Danny Windsor, a world-traveled entertainer and emcee at gay night spots in Detroit in the 1960s and purportedly a flying monkey in the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, [...]

Get Ready To Be ‘Conned’

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By Dana Casadei Which of these men is the cheat? The liar? The hustler? The pick pocket? Find out at "Conned" at Detroit's City Theatre. Photo: Courtesy of Olympia Entertainment. Plays and musicals often [...]

I Dreamed A Dream

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Bones partner 5 Second fruit eater 9 Go lickety-split 14 Give a hang 15 Vincent Lopez theme song 16 Word before "ho!" 17 End note 18 Rachel's TV show 19 Playful aquatic critter [...]

A Future Beyond Formal Equality

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|National, News|

by Chuck Colbert "I am making the argument that those issues (of inequality and disparity) need to rise to prominence and that we can't just think that passing a non-discrimination law and winning marriage is [...]

Sweeping Times When Love Is Equal

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Opinion|

There are times in our lives when we remember exactly where we were when something historic took place. And for many LGBT citizens, Jan. 21, 2013 will be one of those days. As President Barack [...]

Birmingham Restaurant Week Begins Jan. 28

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment|

Treat yourself to delicious menu items at discounted prices during Birmingham's popular Restaurant Week event Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and Feb. 4-8. Enjoy three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Many of Birmingham's finest [...]

Not Just for Fun.

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment|

fun. 7 p.m. Jan. 26 The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit (sold out) http://www.thefillmoredetroit.com If Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost have taught us anything, it's this: You can be fun. and still stand [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Sean Hayes is playing that 'Hollywood Game' It's not the same kind of exposure as a weekly sitcom brings, but Sean Hayes is still out there in front of the camera, [...]

Buying And Financing A Rental Home

By | 2013-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Jeffery A. Hammerberg With property values rising, and the economy continuing to turn more and more people into home-renters instead of home-buyers, now is a fantastic time to purchase a rental home and become [...]