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Parting Glances Parting Glances: Remembering Detroit's Anti-Hero

OLIVER "BILLY" SIPPLE. Born: Detroit, Nov. 20, 1941. Died: San Francisco, Feb. 2, 1989. A reluctant hero, he strolled into history at a precise psychological moment, but an inconvenient time. His year with destiny: 1975. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Hick's Oval Office Lavender

It was during a rainy October night 82 years ago aboard a 20th Century Limited train returning to Washington, D.C. that the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena "Hick" Hickok got started. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Were You Ever 'Known'?

Just a few generations ago, the term homosexual was often qualified by adjectives. Alleged. Avowed. Rumored. Known! The descriptions were used by cautious media, police enforcement agencies and courtroom attorneys. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: 10 M For 1 And All...

My friend Jon Strand is a pointillist artist. His art consists of near-micro dots of ink coloration, layer upon layer upon layer. It's no exaggeration that Jon has dotted in his art career spanning over three decades anywhere from 50 to 80 million dots. (I tell him it's a form of mental masturbation). Jon's colorful art - many titled with po READ MORE.

Parting Glances: 'Tricky Dick' Tapes Gay

I was working at a discount records shop in downtown Detroit in 1959, the year two ill-fated contenders - Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon - campaigned for the 1960 presidency. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Color Coding For Jesus!

A group called Noah's Angels is spending big bucks to provide dolphins with bodysuits to stop gay activity among this frisky, highly sexually active species. (Dolphins are one of 450 animal groping, er, groupings known to enjoy same-sex cavorting.) The bodysuits, costing $250 each, emit electric shocks when touching occurs between similarly outfitted dolphins. READ MORE.

Special Section: Automotive
A Driving Force

Travis Parman predicted the future. As the current director of Corporate Communications at Nissan, Parman oversees all sorts of relationships within the automotive industry. But it wasn't that long ago that he wrote a 333-page thesis for his master's degree that specifically examined the relationship between corporations, their media marketing strategies and the LGBT community at large.

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