Brett and Butter

Throughout America's history, laws have discriminated against various groups. Most of these laws have been repealed (via the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th amendments, the civil rights act of 1965), but at least two groups have [...]

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Art & Around

A holiday tradition returns to The Detroit Opera House DETROIT - Visions of sugar plum fairies and Nutcracker princes have, for decades, been the inspiration of childhood fantasy and adulthood memories. In Detroit, "The Nutcracker" [...]

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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: Web: News at the Center: New Year's Eve Tickets to The Producers on sale [...]

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Curtain Calls

Peakes era at BoarsHead closes with theatrical love letter LANSING - To paraphrase the final line in the BoarsHead's current production, "Philadelphia, Here I Come" - Does he have to leave? After 38 years and [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn A musical parody for Christmas: A little naughty means very, very nice DETROIT - I've been a fan of Gerard Alessandrini, writer of "Forbidden Christmas," ever since a friend with tastes as [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Dividing your time Q: I am a person who is very caring and likes to help people. I am involved with several organizations that are of the helping sort. I work with [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente How to pass for straight - again Does any gay man actually need lessons in the ways of straight men? Well, just in case, Comedy Central is developing its own version [...]

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Ah yes, the holidays. The season of caring and sharing and extra-fattening foods. The holidays can be a high stress time of year for LGBT folks, because holiday time means family time and not all [...]

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GOTCHA at Gigi’s

Photos by Danielle. The title of Mr GiGi's was the prize that several handsome men focused their attention on last weekend. A combination of talent and presentation and some skin rocked a full house to [...]

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GOTCHA at Score

Photos by Danielle Saturday night Gayla Grace hosts a new show at Score. Guests from across the country as well as local talent will surprize the audience every time.

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Law Suspect indicted in stabbing death of Sakia Gunn NEWARK, N.J. - The suspect in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old lesbian at a city bus stop earlier this year has been indicted on murder [...]

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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 Gothika After meeting a mysterious, bleeding girl on the road in the middle of a storm, prison psychologist Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) blacks out. Days later she awakens in one of the prison's [...]

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Curtain Calls TRIPLE XTRA

By John Quinn Kicking out the jams with The Rockettes When Radio City Entertainment began mounting holiday shows outside of New York City, Detroit's Fabulous Fox Theatre was one of the first venues. This is [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Get off the couch, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Mercury and Venus conjunct in your house of career means that you need to follow through on your charming promises to [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Get off the couch, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Uranus will be traveling with Neptune through your house of friends during most of December, which means you need to shake [...]

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Theater Events for the period Dec. 4 – 13

Professional Theater: A Christmas Carol Meadow Brook's management may have changed, but their annual holiday classic hasn't! Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, Nov. 28 - Dec. 21. Tickets: $28 - $38. [...]

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Holiday happenings in Birmingham

By BTL Staff The city of Birmingham offers a whole sleighful of ways to celebrate the holidays this season for young and old alike. Santa's House is now open in Shain Park every weekend until [...]

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Family is what you make it

HOWELL - When Deb Hemgesberg and Ann Keyes talk about their family, they don't limit themselves to blood relatives. In fact, when they say their home is open to family on Christmas Eve, they mean [...]

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A cowrie shell for Kwanzaa

DETROIT - In 1994, Imani Williams was just another woman who had lost an earring while on vacation. Determined to keep the pair, she had an artist at the Afro American festival in Hart Plaza [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:06:49-05:00December 4th, 2003|Uncategorized|

First-ever all-leather LGBT church service

FERNDALE - The leather community celebrated the start of the holiday season with a special religious service at the Metropolitan Community Church. Officiating were ministers from three MCC churches, Rev. Edwin Yates, pastor of A [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:35:59-05:00December 4th, 2003|Uncategorized|

Longtime employee let go from MAPP

FERNDALE - Tracey Dominiack, an employee with Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, was let go abruptly earlier this month. Reasons for his employment's end were withheld by Craig Covey, Executive Director of MAPP and Sue West, [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:00:30-05:00December 4th, 2003|Uncategorized|

Coming Out on Christmas Day

Kathleen LaTosch I came out to my dad on Christmas Day, 1994. I wasn't one of those people who knew I was gay at birth. Not all of us do. Rather, I grew up perfectly [...]

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