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A half hour can make a difference

Dear BTL, On Friday Jan. 30, I had a visit with my state senator about the Cropsey Marriage Protection Amendment. Though she is Republican, she is not a religious conservative. It sounded like she did [...]

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The Right Vote

Dear BTL, On February 7th Michigan's LGBT community can do their part to send George W. Bush back to Texas! While I know a segment of the LGBT community has an emotional connection to certain [...]

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Take back America

Dear BTL, I joined the ranks of registered Republicans years ago at the urging of a friend who said we could make a difference by voting for the more moderate factions in primaries, then voting [...]

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Why I still support Howard Dean

By Elizabeth Birch As some know, after completing my tenure as head of the Human Rights Campaign, within days I volunteered for the Howard Dean campaign. I count most of the other candidates as not [...]

By |2005-04-02T09:00:00-05:00April 2nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Opera Verdi Europa presents 'Cavalleria Rusticana' & 'I Pagliacci' CLINTON TWP. - "Cavalleria Rusticana" & "I Pagliacci" will be performed on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, [...]

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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: http://www.GoAffirmations.org Affirmations is home to nearly 150 groups every month! That's a lot of people [...]

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Curtain Calls

You betcha - Purple Rose continues excellent season with heartwarming family comedy The Brownings are not a predictable family, theatergoers discover at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, and neither is "Leaving Iowa," the world premiere [...]

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Curtain Calls TRIPLE XTRA

By John Quinn Marital missteps mark BoarsHead comedy As new artistic director Geoffrey Sherman takes the reins of Lansing's BoarsHead Theater, he brings back to the stage Kitty Dubin's comedy, "Dance Like No One's Watching," [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Hot comedy at Performance Network thaws Ann Arbor's chill The traditional mid-winter orgy of red paper hearts and long-stemmed roses is fast approaching, and the Performance Network in Ann Arbor is staging [...]

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Theater Events for the period Feb. 5 – 14

Professional Theater: Annie You're only ever a day away from yet another performance of this heart-warming family musical. Presented at Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, Feb. 10 - 15 only. Tickets: $19.50 - $59.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com. [...]

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Downtown just got a lot sweeter

By Pat Sorenson DETROIT - Sweet Lorraine's, the popular restaurant and bistro in Southfield and Livonia, recently opened their third restaurant in the Millender Center's Marriott on Jefferson, directly across the street from the GM [...]

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Sweetheart Messages

Dear Jeanette, We have spent the past 4 years together, and if you'd care to spend 40 more together I'd be happy. You stood by me when no one else would, and even in difficult [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Paige turns to movies "Queer as Folk"'s Peter Paige doesn't hop a plane back to sunny L.A. every time the camera stops rolling on his show's Toronto set. He's currently sticking [...]

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GOTCHA at Menjos

Photos by Danielle There were many superbowl parties but only Menjos had Serena Escevelle host The Diva party. CDs, posters, and many special items were given as prizes and gifts as the classic music of [...]

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Photos by Danielle After hosting a night of blues as part of the Ferndale Blues Festival; the next night Q celebrated their anniversary with a BIG party.The dance floor was the place to be as [...]

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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 The Butterfly Effect Evan (Ashton Kutcher) has more than a few problems. He has blackouts that eliminate painful memories, but learns that he can control them and then time-travel in order to undo [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Growing up in the family Q: My son, Jerry, is 12 years old and we have always been very close. I've always been really open about being gay, and my son never [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Expect the unexpected, Leo! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The Sun close to Neptune in your friendship house could make this a confusing time for your platonic relationships. Boundaries blur easily. [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Expect the unexpected, Leo! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): You are at the top of your game, Aries. You know how to run a business, and you know how to run [...]

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Marriage Resources List

Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality (CARE) PO Box 2784 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2784 Bev Davidson, Chair (734)646-8150 http://www.secondparentadoption.org American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan LGBT Project 60 West Hancock Detroit, MI 48201-1343 313.578.6800 http://www.aclumich.org Triangle [...]

By |2005-04-02T09:00:00-05:00April 2nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

National Newsbriefs

Politics Cincinnati Mayor Challenges Gay Rights Ban CINCINNATI - Mayor Charlie Luken on Feb. 1 called on voters to repeal a 1993 city charter amendment approved by 62 percent of the voters that made Cincinnati [...]

By |2005-04-02T09:00:00-05:00April 2nd, 2005|Uncategorized|