Art & Around

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

A classic summer blockbuster: the DSO at Meadow Brook DETROIT - When does tail-gaiting involve wearing a set of tails? Answer: when it's the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in performance at its favorite warm-weather concert venue, [...]

Community Clipboard

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Note expanded AFFIRMATIONS listings after community center information. 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 [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Preview: 'A New Brain' Theater might not be brain surgery, but gay-themed musical will surely tickle the funny bone If there's a topic for a musical that doesn't sound the least bit uplifting, it's got [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Preview: 'Full Gallop' Run, don't gallop, to Mason Street Warehouse to see soap star Jill Larson in delicious comedy Don't be shocked, soap opera fans, if you run into Opal Gardner Purdy Cortlandt wandering the [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Hospice is a life saver Q: This is so hard for me to write, in fact, I've been working on this for three days. My partner, "Dana" is very ill. She is [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Jude Law visits 'Brideshead' Jude Law never disappoints in fulfilling the prurient interests of his gay male fans. After appearing as rough trade in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and [...]

Editorial: Cake in a barrel

By | 2018-01-16T00:10:51+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Things have been pretty hectic here in the BTL offices these past few weeks. It seems like we're all playing a version of the pop culture game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, only it's Six [...]

International News

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Rex Wockner Canadians more supportive of same-sex marriage Support for gay marriage has increased in Canada after three provinces legalized full same-sex marriage over the past 14 months. An Environics Research Group poll [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Arkansas: A proposed constitutional ban on equal marriage rights is likely to make the ballot because of strong backing. Volunteers have collected more than 200,693 signatures for the proposed amendment, which [...]

National Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T13:40:28+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics Stonewall Democrats praise selection of John Edwards WASHINGTON, DC - National Stonewall Democrats hailed Senator Kerry's selection of North Carolina Senator John Edwards as his nominee for Vice President. "The [...]

Nite Out

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|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 | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Just Out The Clearing When businessman Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford) is kidnapped, his wife, Eileen (Helen Mirren), works frantically with the FBI to secure his release, while Wayne attempts a more personal negotiation with his [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Walk on the Wilde Side Across1 Lauer, who cross-dressed as J.Lo on "Today"5 Casting/seduction site10 Bottomless14 Drag queen's leg scraper15 Type of male16 Sondheim's " ___ the Woods"17 Start of an Oscar Wilde quote20 Give [...]

Q Scopes for men

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Start living, Cancer! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): You may feel your biological clock ticking (literally or figuratively, darling) when the emotional moon enters the most kid-lovin' and fertile sector of [...]

Q Scopes for women

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jill Dearman Start living, Cancer! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): The new moon on July 17 falls in your home sector, so instead of just shopping for new furnishings, take stock of your [...]

Gay-friendly cities get cooler and richer

By | 2018-01-16T10:40:09+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman Two gay-friendly communities were among 20 "Cool Cities" awarded up to $100,000 in state grants, loans and other resources by Governor Jennifer Granholm last week. Ferndale and Saugatuck were given the funds [...]

Windsor Pride takes the streets

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

12th annual event to run July 16-25 The 12th annual Windsor Pride, featuring a family reunion picnic, youth night, and bowling among other activities, will begin with a flag raising on Friday, July 16. This [...]

Graham goes west

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Lawrence Ferber Without a doubt, Graham Norton has altered the UK's pop cultural landscape. Through his highly-rated Channel 4 talk shows, "So Graham Norton," and "V(ery) Graham Norton," the openly gay comedian became a [...]

A warrior for civil rights

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Cheryl Jacques, president and executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, took the helm of the nation's largest LGBT rights group in January 2004. She came to HRC after serving six terms in the Massachusetts [...]

Outing revisited

By | 2018-01-16T12:24:56+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Bob Roehr The looming battle over the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) has prompted several activists to revive the practice of outing on the Hill. However, outing efforts to date have consisted mostly of rumor, [...]

Out on the Web

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

2004 gay and lesbian consumer census looking for participants http://www.glcensus.org OpusComm Group, a leading gay/lesbian consumer marketing firm, together with Syracuse University, announced the launch of the 2004 Gay and Lesbian Consumer Online Census. The [...]

Soulfest Explosion to hit Detroit

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Imani Williams DETROIT- "Soulfest Explosion: A Cultural Experience" will be held July 31 from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at the Liberal Arts Gallery in Detroit. Motown's own Kalimah Johnson is back with her [...]

Anger under new manegement

By | 2018-01-15T15:40:43+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Joe Kort, MSW I'm angry every time I open the paper or watch the news on marriage for gays and lesbians and read or hear some homophobe's position on it. (I refuse to say [...]

Left out again

By | 2004-07-15T09:00:00+00:00 July 15th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jamie Phillips-Fox There has been much said and written in the national media of late regarding the issue of equal marriage rights. Rightfully so, the main focus seems to be on the impact of [...]