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Parting Glances Parting Glances: Life Ended June 1964

For over 50 years. Life magazine informed Americans about what was happening here and abroad. Photos and content were dramatic. Mostly conservative. Occasionally controversial. Once in awhile downright shocking. READ MORE.

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.

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Revealing Bigotry: Taking On Gary Glenn

In a Sept. 27 op-ed in the Detroit News, conservative Republican columnist Nolan Finley raised serious concerns about three Republican candidates running for the state house Nov. 4. Todd Courser of Lapeer, Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell and Gary Glenn of Midland -- all correctly identified by Finley as a "trio (who) seeks tea party tyranny." Nolan describes Glenn and Courser as "extremely anti-gay (who) would turn the Republican Party into a fundamentalist denomination of the Christian Church if given the chance." Finley warned that the trio's narrow views on the Legislature could cripple the government and its ability to work across the aisle to move the state forward. Their agenda also includes killing any expansion of the Elliot-Larsen act to include LGBT protections.

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