Dating just got a lot easier

FERNDALE - My friend Rachel (not her real name) is a young 47. She's attractive, smart, professional, and, except for a few endearing eccentricities, relatively sane. She's been single for a little over three years, [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:27:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

BTL to donate Coors ad proceeds to CFM

In this issue of BTL there is an advertisement from the Coors Brewing Company. Certain members of the Coors family have been funders of some of the most conservative, anti-gay groups in America. Most notably, [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:47:25-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Harvey Milk’s story as timely as ever

Barney Frank. Tammy Baldwin. Michigan's own David Coulter, Craig Covey, Christopher Kolb and Chris Swope. Openly-gay elected officials everywhere all owe a debt a gratitude to the late Harvey Milk. A trailblazing grassroots activist turned [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:09:34-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

House holds fourth marriage hearing

By Bob Roehr The House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution held its fourth hearing around the issue of marriage equality on June 24. The supposed theme of the hearing was limiting federal court jurisdiction to [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:27:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Kalamazoo hosts workplace equity conference

By Sarah Mieras KALAMAZOO - It's the missing link in diversity efforts in the workplace. It affects worker productivity, recruitment, and retention of top-quality, trained professionals, and paying attention to it can make a company [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:14:00-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Lee Hayes’ ‘Passion Marks’

By Imani Williams Lee Hayes examines the often secret world of domestic violence in LGBT relationships with his first novel, "Passion Marks." Hayes takes a realistic look at same sex domestic violence through the eyes [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:27:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

OBITUARY Schawne Anthony Parker

(January 7, 1967 - June 26, 2004) DETROIT - Schawne Anthony Parker, executive director of Community Health Outreach Workers, Inc. and longtime community activist, died of a brain aneurysm on Saturday, June 26. He was [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:21:26-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Delving below the surface

By Terry Lynn Howcott, M.S.W. {BOLD The Straight Black Pot and the Gay Black Kettle 2nd in a two part series on 'The Down Low'} I can't overbear this with historical facts about Black people, [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:27:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News Briefs

Arkansas: Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman said they would submit signatures to the Secretary of State's office July 1. The Arkansas Marriage [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Family Rights Colorado court holds lesbian co-parent can seek parental rights {SAN FRANCISCO} The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled July 1 that a lesbian co-parent can seek custody or visitation with a child that she [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:49:49-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Community Clipboard

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220Phone: 248-398-7105 Fax: 248-541-1943Email: info@GoAffirmations.org Web: www.GoAffirmations.org Affirmations is home to nearly150 groups every month!That's a lot of people and a lot of groups.Call [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Duck Hunter Shoots Angel' Good heavens: World premiere comedy closes Purple Rose season on celestial note It's probably safe to assume that one sure way NOT to get into heaven is to shoot one [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Fourth Sunday In June' Reflections on identity highlight Chicago theater's recognition of Pride Month Rest assured, we will go the distance to keep you up-to-date on the latest theater scene. In [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Flirting with the world Q: How do I handle a boyfriend who flirts with everything that wears pants? When we go out to eat, we can't have a conversation of our own [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente John Cusack is ex-gay Forget what you've heard about gay characters in films being no big deal in Hollywood anymore. Apparently, sometimes they're still a "very" big deal. It's bad enough [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Your money or your life

When anti-gay extremists plunk over 482,000 signatures in favor of writing discrimination into Michigan's constitution on the Secretary of State's desk it is easy to get discouraged. It is easy to throw up your hands [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Nite Out

Thursday Pronto hosts "Will & Grace" with $3 pints. Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Martini Night at the Male Box. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino night [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Fahrenheit 9/11 Filmmaking provocateur Michael Moore takes aim at the Bush administration with this passionate documentary that begins with the contested 2000 presidential election, jumps to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Clear Thinking Across1 Sitcom with a cross-dressing corporal5 Minnesota pol Allan10 Prevent from scoring, with "out"14 Ulrich of a landmark gay rights case15 Get up16 Prefix with peein'?17 Whale sci-fi character20 Peter Cottontail's move21 Shrek's [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Push the envelope, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Venus in the social part of your chart is encouraging you to go out and enjoy some rollicking good times with your [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Push the envelope, Libra! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Mars, your oh-so-butch planetary ruler, hooks up with communicative Mercury in your house of passionate love. If the idea of the lady [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

International Pride Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Tens of thousands of gays march, dance in Rio to celebrate gay rights RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Tens of thousands of Brazilians marched and danced from one famous Rio beach [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:03-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

International News

By Rex Wockner Millions march worldwide Hundreds of thousands of people turned out June 26 for Berlin's gay pride parade, led by gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit. The procession, which snaked from trendy Kurf┬črstendamm boulevard to [...]

By |2017-10-31T05:26:03-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

See the ballet stars of the future today at the Detroit Opera House DETROIT - The Detroit Opera House, in cooperation with Wayne State University, is pleased to present two performances by the students of [...]

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