Theater Events for the period July 8 – 17

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

Professional Theater: Business as Unusual An original comedy written through improv in which a multitude of extremely diverse characters work together to get as little done as possible. Presented Friday through Sunday at Planet Ant, [...]

Dating just got a lot easier

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

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, [...]

BTL to donate Coors ad proceeds to CFM

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

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, [...]

Harvey Milk’s story as timely as ever

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

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 [...]

House holds fourth marriage hearing

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

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 [...]

Kalamazoo hosts workplace equity conference

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

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 [...]

Lee Hayes’ ‘Passion Marks’

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

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 [...]

OBITUARY Schawne Anthony Parker

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

(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 [...]

Delving below the surface

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

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, [...]

Marriage News Briefs

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

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 [...]

National News Briefs

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

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 [...]

Community Clipboard

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Your money or your life

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

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 [...]

Nite Out

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

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 [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes for men

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes for women

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

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 [...]

International Pride Briefs

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

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 [...]

International News

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

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 KurfŸrstendamm boulevard to [...]

Art & Around

By | 2004-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 July 8th, 2004|Uncategorized|

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 [...]