Parting Glances:

Rookie cop John Henry was handsome, 24 years old, and a former World War II army paratrooper in 1956. His good looks were a godsend to the Detroit Police Department vice squad. They assigned him [...]

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Reader Commentary

By Kathleen LaTosch I fit into a lot of gay stereotypes. I'm a typical white, college-educated, Midwestern, middle-class lesbian. I have a college degree and a master's in typical human-service- related fields. I've been with [...]

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Kudos to the DP registry couples

Dear BTL, Congratulations and best wishes to the 85 couples that got "registered" on Valentine's Day, 2003! Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center is to be highly praised for its successful first annual Domestic Partnership [...]

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How hard are we to pronounce?

During the twelve years of the Engler administration, lgbt people felt the pain of invisibility and lack of legislative movement for urgent issues including hate crimes, job protections and laws acknowledging our families. After long [...]

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Art & Around

Design Showcase is fundraiser for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra DETROIT - The Volunteer Council of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with Michigan Design Center (MDC), will present a major fundraiser entitled "Orchestrations for the [...]

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Concert Connections

Pics of Nick Carter and The Queers are included. This week Hottie Nick Carter will be at Clutch Cargo's on February 27 for a show at 7 p.m. Maura Oconnell will be at the Ark [...]

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Curtain Calls

matthew-morgan.jpg: Matthew Morgan portrays Benny in the upcoming production of "Rent" at the Detroit Opera House. ** Scanned In House Photo ** Danny Jacobs - seen here in the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company's production of [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

'The Vagina Monologues' returns to Detroit Opera House DETROIT - The North American touring production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," the celebrated and provocative play that has become a cultural phenomenon worldwide, will return [...]

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Pressure Points

By Rick Goodman Let me introduce myself. My name is Rick Goodman. I moved to Royal Oak less than one year ago to set up my Oriental Medicine practice. A colleague told me that the [...]

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Women take on pro sports

By Sharon Gittleman HARPER WOODS - When Trina Chatfield was a teenager at her small private religious school, she dreamed of the thrill of rushing down the field past the goal-posts to the cheers of [...]

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Jaye Spiro’s karate school teaches confidence

By Ruth Seymour FERNDALE - Jaye Spiro's Mejishi Martial Arts school (see story, opposite) offers weekend workshops and ongoing instruction in numerous areas, including karate, fitness aerobics, self-defense skills and Filipino Arnis (stick fighting). Classes [...]

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Written and compiled by Brent Dorian Carpenter HIV-positive and AIDS-afflicted persons have become accustomed to dire warnings about opportunistic infections. The CDC has compiled a list of what it calls 22 classic AIDS-defining ailments that [...]

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By Karen Peper Kathy and I met in seond grade. I was new to the school and she, at seven, was already one of the "popular girls." On the first day of class, she came [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:41:24-05:00February 27th, 2003|Uncategorized|

Sensei Jaye Spiro

By Ruth Seymour "Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander [...]

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Mary Wilson: From

It's an interesting combination, Mary Wilson of the Supremes and "The Vagina Monologues." They are both cultural phenomena; both have been seen on countless stages across the country and, indeed, the world. But, still, one [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Kevin Kline in "The Emperor's Club." Copyright 2002 - Fine Line Features. Anything goes for Kline Oscar winner and sometime gay-player Kevin Kline has got famed gay songwriter Cole Porter under [...]

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Nite Out

Thursday Affinity at Large the new gay club on the West Side. Entertainment and doors open at 9 p.m., 1403 S. Commerce Road. Friction with Tom Newman at The Works Latino Night comes to the [...]

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Now Playing

Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson in "Old School." Copyright 2003 - Dreamworks, LLC. Just Out Old School Facing eviction from their university-owned residence, Mitch (Luke Wilson), Beanie (Vince Vaughn), and Frank (Will Ferrell) find a [...]

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Community Clipboard

{ITAL Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: (248) 398-7105 Fax: (248)541-1943 Email: Web:} NEWS AT THE CENTER TWO NEW GROUPS FOR SENIORS. Affirmations is expanding [...]

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Dear Jody

Will straight friends understand? Q: How in the world do we explain to our straight friends what it is like to be gay without being seen as a whiner? I have a lot of straight [...]

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Boy, I'm fired up this time! As a journalist, rarely have I covered a story that has so inflamed me. It seems that on February 10, a group of remarkably brave LGBT students at Wayne [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman ARIES (March 21 to April 20): This is a good week for you to put ego aside and do some dirty work for the people you love most. Serving the servants is [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Take a chance on yourself and invest in a lifestyle change. If you have to spend extra dough for weeks of yoga, massage, or something equally [...]

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Corvino presents lecture at GVSU

GRAND RAPIDS - This Thursday, February 20, Dr. John Corvino will present his lecture "What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?" at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. Combining philosophical rigor with sensitivity and humor, the [...]

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Local and state briefs

JCC comes out in school OAK PARK - On Wednesday, March 26, at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit a lesbian principal, a gay male middle school teacher and a lesbian student will share [...]

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Know your love language

CLARKSTON - Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church will be holding a special workshop on March 1, titled "The 5 Languages of Love." The workshop is based on a book that explored the different ways people [...]

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UMGALAS offers scholarship

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan Gay and Lesbian Alumni Society is offering the Detroit Eagle Gay Community Scholarship, Jim Toy Scholarship, and UMGALAS Scholarship to students in good standing and enrolled full-time at [...]

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MAPP uses the power of the Internet

By Kelly Peters "Chat rooms have become the bathhouses, public restrooms, bookstores of today," says Michael Odom, of the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project. FERNDALE - Eighty-four percent of gay men surveyed recently said they met [...]

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State of State Speech disappoints some

By Sharon Gittleman LANSING - Governor Jennifer Granholm's State of the State speech, presented earlier this month, worried some lgbt listeners. While the Governor referred to the "diverse" new government she has created in our [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:38:00-05:00February 27th, 2003|Uncategorized|

Archive founder Tracy, dies

By Kelly Peters Anne Tracy at the 2002 LAHR Prism Awards. She received the Special Achievement Award for compiling a comprehensive base of lgbt archival material at MSU. BTL file photo by Khristian Speelman. "Anne [...]

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Canadian gays snub PrideVision

By Rex Wockner The world's first national gay cable channel, Toronto-based PrideVision, is in trouble because Canadian gays have refused to subscribe to it. Launched in September 2001, PrideVision is now available across Canada via [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:31:24-05:00February 27th, 2003|Uncategorized|

International briefs

Key Al-Qaeda informant comes out, foils plots A man that U.S. officials have called one of the most credible and useful Al Qaeda informers in Europe came out during conversations with U.S. investigators, The New [...]

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National news briefs

Partnership benefits more endangered ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators took steps Monday toward revoking insurance coverage for partners of gay and lesbian state workers, which some say would be a first-of-its-kind reversal of benefits by [...]

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Man charged with spreading HIV

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - A second man has been charged with criminal transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Adam Donald Musser, 22, of Iowa City, became the second person in Johnson County to [...]

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