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Parting Glances Parting Glances: Private Journal, 25 Years Away?

I mind my own business. But something's going on, not only in this small town, but our capitol as well. Anyone with half a brain could see it coming. 2026: all same-sex marriages voided, constitutionally made illegal. 2027: gays, lesbians, trans must declare themselves, and register for one-year of mandatory churchstate sponsored reparative therapy. READ MORE.

PARTING GLANCES: Who's Behind Our Gay Waiters?

It almost goes without saying, but the second oldest profession in the world is that of the gay waiter. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: A John by Any Other Name

Charles Alexander offers a satirical news article in followup to previous works on "saved" vs. "unsaved" bathrooms. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Our Forgotten Transgender Hero

Tamara A. Rees is 92. She leads a quiet, uneventful, grandmotherly life with her adopted children's children somewhere in Los Angeles, California. In 1954 -- two years after serving as a Bronze Star wounded and decorated World War II U.S. Army paratrooper -- then Robert Rees, age 30, transitioned in Holland from male to female. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: You Name It, Mary!

I was in the Sunday habit a few years back of taking a SMART bus to Ferndale. Riding with me were regulars, most of whom were off to church, or gave that halo'd impression by their dress or demeanor.Motivated by whimsy from a half-hour drive of boredom and uneventful scenery, I dubbed these fellow travelers with romantic titles. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: No Oz Is Good News, Toto!

A crossover tale of Biblical and "Wizard of Oz" proportions. READ MORE.

Special Section: Marriage
LGBT Wedding Expo Embodies Hope

SOUTHFIELD - This year the BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo was held on the anniversary weekend of Judge Friedman's decision in DeBoer v. Snyder. That decision struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, for less than 24 hours, allowing 323 couples to become legally married in the state.

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