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Top down: Budget convertibles

Cruise in the breeze for less than you think

You might assume that convertibles will chomp a huge chunk from your wallet, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a handful of snappy, great-looking and entertaining convertibles you can buy for less than $30,000. Even better, most of them will get more than 20 miles per gallon on the highway, making that long-distance cruise even more affordable.

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Project HALO helps pets live on

'No kill' shelters have created nationwide adoption network

Literally millions of lost or unwanted pets are destroyed each year in the U.S. Feral cats and wandering dogs commonly roam the streets, breeding out of control (one female cat and her litter can create 420,000 cats in seven years; one female dog and her litter can create 67,000 dogs in six years). These animals …

Spirituality: Totems a link between Pride and nature

Health and Wellness

Totems act as a focal point for identity, clan pride and spiritual ideals. Summer is Pride season around the world. LGBT communities everywhere are celebrating their social visibility, political progress and interpersonal support systems. People, queer and straight alike, are coming together in large groups to celebrate a shared ideal: Acceptance is for everyone. We …

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Out in the Stars: Aug. 9-22

Summer is not the only thing that is hazy and lazy. Life grinds down to a halt as Saturn conjuncts all personal planets. Call it a needed time out and an energy conservation pit stop. Then full speed ahead! LEO (07.24-08.23) If your money situation was tight, expect more of the same now. If you …

Fuel efficiency a driving market factor

European, Asian cars dominate Most-Researched top 10

The Radical Right mistakenly says that all gays want is sex and more sex. We know what we all really want. Having a hot guy or gal is one thing, but if you ain’t got a cool ride to carry them around in, you might be left standing alone. GayWheels.com, in operation since 2005, offers …

Margaret Cho’s the one we want

The Small Screen

Over the past 14 years, we have met a woman over and over who did not fit in a box, who defied stereotypes and who inspired us about as much as she made us laugh. This extraordinary woman is Margaret Cho, a comedic force to be reckoned with and much more. With style, grace and …

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Pageants – they’re here, there and everywhere

Drag Rag

Miss Della and her ‘babies’ at the recent Miss TX FFI in Dallas. She calls them her Little Latino morsels. Photo Credit: Marco Antonio Reyes Oh, boys and girls, it’s hotter than the Cuban baseball team here, dayum! My big ass is suffering but enjoying the pageantry season, too. As you know, I’ve just gotten …

Is monogamy ruining your relationship?

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, The life or death act of monogamy seems to be ruining so many couples. Do you really think gay couples can be sexually monogamous for their entire history or do you think monogamy should focus more on the emotional commitment rather than the sexual one? Monoga-Minded, Toledo, Ohio Hello Monoga-Minded, If a gay …

Homos for hydrogen – gays take a test drive

As fuel prices creep higher and higher, consumers are becoming more educated on alternative modes of transportation and alternative fuels. One you may have heard a lot about but think you’ll never see is hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. They are a long way off but a few manufacturers have fleets of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles …

St. John’s MCC scores with Bakker booking

Enthusiastic community response forces move to larger venue

RALEIGH — St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church is preparing for “Bakker Mania.” Since the LGBT and allied congregation announced that Jay Bakker, son of PTL Club founders Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner, would speak at their church on Sept. 28, the response has been so great that worship leaders have decided to …