Adoption under fire

LANSING - Two bills have been introduced in the Michigan House that would impact LGBT people seeking to adopt children or become foster parents. Although the bills do not specifically address LGBT foster and adoptive [...]

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Art & Around

Afro-Cuban Dance Party features Senegalese Orchestra Baobab ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society (UMS) presents an Afro-Cuban Dance Party featuring the Senegalese club band Orchestra Baobab at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Blues for an Alabama Sky' Plowshares excels with Michigan premiere of Pearl Cleage drama Yes, there's homosexuality in the black community - and character sashays into the hearts of theatergoers The migration of black [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'The Drawer Boy' Leave it to an actor to stir up trouble in Detroit Rep show Two men - one stuck in the here-and-now and the other living with the memories [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Wind at your back, renter in your house Q: This isn't exactly a gay related issue so if you can't put this in the paper please answer by email. I need to [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Gershon heats up 'Hot Mama' Since her turn as a tattooed, bisexual rocker in last year's "Prey for Rock & Roll," Gina Gershon has thrown herself into her work. Every lesbian's [...]

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Editorial: Love makes a family

Here's a question for the MEAP Test: If gay parents make children gay then straight parents make children _______? The answer to the question is, obviously, not straight. The majority of LGBT folk had decidedly [...]

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GOTCHA at The Eagle

Photos by Danielle Last weekend TRIBE started its' Do A Fool event with a kickoff party at The Eagle. Handsome leathermen from around the country visited their Detroit counterparts and shared in four days of [...]

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GOTCHA at the Rainbow Room

Photos by Danielle Wednesday night a talent contest lured many to visit the Rainbow Room. This night many smiles from around the metro area came to cheer on their favorite idol and to brighten the [...]

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Hear Me Out

JC Chasez - Schizophrenic (Jive) Although he's no Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez proves with "Schizophrenic" that N'Sync was not a one-man operation. "Schizophrenic" is all over the place, paying tribute to pop music in all [...]

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Marriage news from around the country

California: A Superior Court judge approved San Francisco's request to have its lawsuit challenging California's marriage laws go forward while the state Supreme Court considers a pair of related cases. Judge James Warren also agreed [...]

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National news briefs

Politics: White House upholds policy against discrimination, contradicts own official WASHINGTON - The White House on April 1 affirmed President Bush's support for protecting gay federal workers from discrimination because of their sexual orientation a [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Jersey Girl Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is a flippant music publicist who, in quick succession, becomes a father, a widower, and jobless. Moving home from Manhattan to New Jersey to live with his [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Ungrateful Heteros? Across 1 "The Naked Civil Servant" author Quentin 6 "Gypsy"'s "___ Need Is the Girl" 10 Thompson of "Angels in America" 14 Mardi Gras, e.g. 15 Bird in a simile about being nuts [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Don't sweat it, Sagittarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Lucky Jupiter is still retrograde in your house of health and daily work, which means that you need to tend to the [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Don't sweat it, Sagittarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The full moon on April 5 falls in your house of love, which makes this an extremely romantic time for you, darling. [...]

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MAPP receives $20,000 grant

FERNDALE - The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, one of Michigan's largest HIV education agencies, has won a $20,000 grant from the National HIV Vaccine Communications Campaign to provide information to gay and bisexual men in [...]

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Michigan Pride gearing up

Save the dates: The Statewide March/Rally in Lansing is June 12. The weekend of events will include the Pride Comedy Show on Friday, June 11; the Pride Festival in Riverfront Park from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. [...]

By |2008-04-04T09:00:00-04:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Local writer invents new worlds

By Sharon Gittleman "Inventing Memory," the latest novel by former BTL staffer Anne Harris, takes readers from 2,300 BC to the modern world. The trip is made courtesy of a technological innovation that we may [...]

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Passionate about marriage

Dear BTL, Well, here we go again with yet another opinion about the "Gay Marriage Thing." What I find most interesting about this whole ridiculous mess, is that those who supposedly support the proposed amendment [...]

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Dangerous idea

Dear BTL, In response recent letter suggesting that Gays should "Sit On Your Hands" I can only say such a suggestion is very dangerous. The writer said that Senator Kerry is taking the "LGBT vote [...]

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Alcoholism is a disease

Dear BTL, RE: "Same-sex marriages should be allowed" (Between The Lines, March 18), while I find myself in general agreement with Dr. Laurel Sills' perspective on the science and ethics of same-gender marriage, there is [...]

By |2008-04-04T09:00:00-04:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Mejishi celebrates 25 year

By Imani Williams FERNDALE - As the owner and founder of Mejishi Martial Arts, Jaye Spiro has dedicated her life to reaching and teaching people. She has been a martial arts sensi (teacher) for the [...]

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Arson fire closes Off Broadway East II

By Brent Dorian Carpenter DETROIT - Popular black gay nightclub Off Broadway East II was closed March 30 by a series of fires that damaged the building's interior. Initial reports indicated the incident appears to [...]

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Phillips dealership sold to Victory

MILAN - Michigan's only openly-gay owned car dealership, Phillips Automotive Group in Milan, has been sold. The new owner, Victory Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, is determined, though, to continue the gay-friendly traditions that began under the [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:52:01-05:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Civil Rights?

By Jennifer Adriel The recent backlash against the LGBT community by a few religious leaders of African American decent led me to do some serious thinking. It sounds like these folks are saying that the [...]

By |2008-04-04T09:00:00-04:00April 4th, 2008|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: Web: Affirmations is home to nearly 150 groups every month! That's a lot of people [...]

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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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