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Editorial: Marriage from coast to coast

The issue of marriage for same-sex couples is everywhere. Pundits are debating it on TV, radio, the Internet. Conservatives are promising that they've gotten the nod from the Bush administration that Mr. Bush supports amending [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:14:16-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Lesbian Notions

By Paula Martinac Perhaps to placate moderates within the Republican party, the Bush administration has announced that it is seeking a 15 percent increase to the operating budget of the National Endowment for the Arts [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Letter: Town Hall Success

Dear BTL, The January 28 town hall meeting was a significant milestone in the struggle against the entrenched homophobia in the black community currently being exploited by black ministers and radio talk hosts. The event [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Letter: Town hall a success?

Dear BTL, I would like to say that it was great that Detroit is finally tackling the issue of homophobia/transphobia in our city. The hall was full of people, with energy levels on high, to [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:04:54-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Mad vow disease

By Joe Kort Lesbian comedian Kate Clinton came up with that very funny play on "Mad Cow Disease" in talking about the current media madness surrounding gay marriage. I recall Oprah Winfrey, airing a show [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

'Approaches' opens at Gallery 555 YPSILANTI - Gallery 555 is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition, "Approaches." The exhibit is open now and will run through Friday, March 5. "Approaches" brings [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Hear me OUT

Casey Stratton - Standing at the Edge (Sony) Fans of American Idolites like Clay Aiken should run, not walk, to their nearest independent record store to buy "Standing on the Edge," the debut record from [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Of Mice and Men' Classic drama gets fine staging at Meadow Brook Theatre George Milton and Lennie Small are in search of The American Dream. But life in Depression-era America was difficult for itinerant [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

DETROIT - On February 6th, the Mosaic Singers celebrated the New Year with a new show that raised the roof at the Max. It was also opening night for several new staff members who recently [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Out on the Web

TurnOut.org is live! TurnOut.org (http://www.TurnOut.org) is an integral part of the Gill Foundation's new TurnOut campaign to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by increasing the number of LGBT people and their [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 19 – 28

Professional Theater: Antipasto! The Off-Broadway-bound one-man show that celebrates the life of creator Steve Scionti's Italian grandfather returns for a limited engagement. Produced by Detroit Actors Guild Productions at The Mirage, Clinton Twp., Feb. 26 [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Eddie struts upon the stage He took off the Manolo Blahniks long enough to star on Broadway in last season's "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg," and now cross-dressing [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

GOTCHA at The Adams Apple

Photos by Danielle The Adams Apple may have changed owners but when I walked in one cold night everything was warm and cozy. I chose a favorite cocktail and found many familiar smiles and a [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

GOTCHA at Stilleto’s

Photos by Danielle The Performers Awards of Detroit presented the 29th Nominations Show at Stiletto's last weekend, with the stunning Danielle Hunter as special guest. There is never a shortage of talent at this west [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:27:17-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Barbershop 2: Back in Business Calvin (Ice Cube) and his cutting crew return for this warmly enjoyable sequel, in which the emphasis is less on the plot than on the large cast's human [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

Jody Valley Get a backbone Q: Jody, I hope you can help me. I'm in a real bind. I've been seeing this guy now, "Tim," for about six months. I like him, but I really [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Grab a microphone, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The Sun moves into your house of endings and new beginnings on Feb. 19, so be prepared for the past to come [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Grab a microphone, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Your ruler Mars will be transiting your money sector this month, so do something forceful to re-energize your finances. A small risk [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

AIDS research reorganization threatens PWAs

By Bob Roehr Significant portions of AIDS research will be shifted overseas under a huge reorganization of the trials networks proposed by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Many people believe [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Everday lives and class in America

By Tim Retzloff ANN ARBOR - Within LGBT contexts and in society at large, class differences too often get ignored or brushed aside, according to Susan Raffo, a noted Minneapolis fundraiser, activist, writer, mother, partner, [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

WSU’s GBLT group to deal with racism

By Imani Williams DETROIT - Wayne State University GBLT Union President Elizabeth Aulette-Root has put her pen into action. A WSU senior, Aulette-Root, who is majoring in Africana Studies with a co-major in International Studies, [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:56:06-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Abbott boycott launched

By Bob Roehr SAN FRANCISCO - AIDS physicians and activists officially launched a boycott of Abbott Laboratories at a news conference on February 10 in San Francisco, during the retroviral conference. They are protesting Abbott [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|

AIDS research reorganization threatens PWAs

By Bob Roehr Significant portions of AIDS research will be shifted overseas under a huge reorganization of the trials networks proposed by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Many people believe [...]

By |2004-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2004|Uncategorized|