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Art & Around

By Donald Calamia Legends of Rock N' Roll CLINTON TOWNSHIP - The voices and musical styles of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and others, come to life in the tribute to the great rock and [...]

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Community Clipboard

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: (248) 398-7105 Fax: (248)541-1943 Email: info@GoAffirmations.org Web: www.GoAffirmations.org NEWS AT THE CENTER Saturday, October 18 Come OUT & Laugh with Karen [...]

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Concert Connections

Mr. Joe Henry will be at The Ark in Ann Arbor for an 8 p.m. show on October 17. Martin Carty will headline at The Ark in Ann Arbor on October 20. Loudon Wainwright will [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Tidbits from here and there Stratford Festival's 2004 season announced STRATFORD, ONT - Six Shakespeare plays, along with seven other productions, will be mounted at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2004 as Artistic Director [...]

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Curtain Calls

By John Quinn 'Review: 'The Good Doctor' Purple Rose hits one out of the ballpark with Simon comedy Neil Simon is to the American theater what Babe Ruth is to baseball. He's been knocking out [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley All work and no play Q: I am writing to you because my partner, "Sarah," and I agreed that you could solve this for us. What ever you say goes. We have [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente A very Tori Christmas It just wouldn't be the holiday season without some network cranking out yet another TV movie variation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." We've already heartily enjoyed [...]

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Sex and lies

In a recent letter printed in the Oakland Press, a woman stated that the gay agenda was to destroy the institution of marriage. In fact, she cited information taken from the Traditional Values Coalition (one [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

GOTCHA at the Eagle

Photos by Danielle ICON celebrated their leather carnival weekend with an auction, a great dinner, after hours, and two nights at the Eagle. A taste of leather and handsome men made for a great time [...]

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Historically Black, Historically Gay

By Brent Dorian Carpenter Simon NkoliÑSouth African Gay Rights Champion Simon Tseko Nkoli was born in Vaal Township, Sebokeng, South Africa, on November 26, 1957. He experienced the brutality of the Apartheid regime and its [...]

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Nite Out

Thursday Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino Night comes to the R&R Saloon with $1 cover. Get Thirsty with X-Cel at Thirsty [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Out of Time When his mistress, Anne Merai (Sanaa Lathan), and her husband (Dean Cain) die in a suspicious fire, small-town police chief Matt Lee Whitlock (Denzel Washington) realizes that he is being [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Lay low, Aries! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The moon will be close to Saturn in your house of home and family on Oct. 17. Take time to communicate your needs [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Lay low, Aries! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Venus in your house of serious relationships makes this a make-or-break time for your love life, honey. No ambivalence needed! Just make a [...]

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Theater Events for the period Oct. 16 – 25

Professional Theater: Dirty Story An outrageously dark comedy about the battle of the sexes that satirizes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Staged Wednesday through Sunday by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company, West Bloomfield, Oct. 22 - Nov. [...]

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A tale of two AIDS walks

Can Steppin' Out get in sync with AIDS Walk Michigan? DETROIT and ROYAL OAK - The dilemma with the two AIDS Walks dueling for the hearts and hard-earned dollars of the people of metropolitan Detroit [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Where’s Larry Kramer?

By Brent Dorian Carpenter ANN ARBOR - A recent headline in the Life and Style section of the New York Times asked the burning question, "Where is Larry Kramer when you need him?" "Why, he's [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:22:58-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We can make a difference

Dear BTL, On the evening of Oct. 8, many upset residents of Sylvan Lake attended a city council meeting to protest last month's passing of a resolution, which supported a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Code words not my style

Dear BTL I was appointed by the Ferndale City Council to fill the unexpired term of the late Councilman David Lennon. I am running in the Nov. 4 election to retain my seat. My candidacy [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Magic touch

By Brent Dorian Carpenter DETROIT - According to last week's hot Internet rumor, basketball phenom Earvin "Magic" Johnson has checked into a Los Angeles hospital under an assumed name to be treated for uncontrolled bleeding [...]

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NCOD celebration at Affirmations

Leslie Thompson, Executive Director of Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center addresses the crowd at the 2003 National Coming Out Day Speak Out on October 11. The Speak Out is a public forum hosted by [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

AIDS activist and doctor dies

By BTL Staff Isabello C. Reyes, Jr., MD, worked tirelessly and stood on the front lines advocating for the rights, providing care and instruction, free of charge, for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. He [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Gay rights discussed at candidate forum

By Sharon Gittleman ROYAL OAK - When Royal Oak's gay and lesbian voters mark their ballots this November, many will remember how their city leaders voted in the contentious 2001 human rights ordinance battle. That [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

RockOUT for PRIDE October 17

By Sarah Mieras LANSING - Girl-powered indie rock will come alive during RockOUT for Pride, a one-night fundraiser for the 2004 Michigan Pride festival stage. After two breath-taking performances on the Michigan Pride festival stage [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

WRAP to honor Rivers and Smith

By BTL Staff ANN ARBOR - The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project (WRAP) will host "An Evening of Recognition and Remembrance" at Kerrytown Concert House on Oct. 24. A reception will be held from 7 to [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|