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GOTCHA photographers wanted!

Do you enjoy going out to the clubs? Do you have a digital camera and internet access? Make easy money by taking hot photos at all the clubs. Contact Matthew Barton at 248-615-7003 x27 for [...]

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Art & Around

'Nataraj, The Lord of Dance' comes to Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts Center DEARBORN - Nadanta, Inc., Michigan's premiere Indian dance organization, will present an original program entitled "Nataraj, The Lord of Dance" at [...]

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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 [...]

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Born that Way

By John Corvino One of the most persistent debates surrounding homosexuality regards whether gays are "born that way" or whether homosexuality is a "chosen lifestyle." The debate is ill-formed from the start, in that it [...]

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Curtain Calls

Profile: Planet Ant Theatre It's a brave and expanded new season ahead for Planet Ant One sign that a city is "cool" is the existence of a thriving theater industry. Such a community includes not [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Detour of Duty' The battle continues: Summer comedies couldn't be timelier Is it my imagination, or are improvisational and sketch comedy shows rejuvenating Metro Detroit's theater scene? Every day, it seems, a new improv [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Your choice, tough choice Q: I have been dating a man, "James," for over 3 1/2 years. For the last two years, I have been trying to get him to commit to [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Cher and Chastity take a 'Family Outing' She believes in life after love "and" life after endless concert touring. Not content to take it easy and sit around the house in [...]

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International News

By Rex Wockner Hong Kong gov't to survey on gays The government of Hong Kong will survey the population to gauge its support for a host of gay-rights measures, the South China Morning Post reported [...]

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Lesbian Notions

By Paula Martinac Who's Un-American? The loaded term "un-American" is in the news again, this time because Teresa Heinz Kerry used it as a critique of the right. For many decades, "un-American" has been a [...]

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Marriage News from around the country

Compiled By Dawn Wolfe Arkansas: Arkansans for Human Rights, a group formed to campaign against a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban equal marriage rights, filed incorporation papers last week with the secretary of state's [...]

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Naked party time

By Mubarak Dahir "This is your first time here, isn't it?" the handsome, bearded man with the hairy chest is asking me. He isn't the first to pose the question on this particular evening. Several [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Family Rights: Maine couples signing up as domestic partners AUGUSTA, Maine - Dozens of gay and lesbian couples filled out domestic partnership forms in the State House July 30 as a [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out The Manchurian Candidate Nightmares of bizarre wartime mind-control experiments plague Gulf War veter an Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington), who becomes increasingly convinced the dreams are real. When fellow vet Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Sarah-made Across1 Event for Geert Blanchart5 Sound like Harvey Fierstein9 Comedy troupe Funny Gay ___14 Cumming on the stage15 Stew in Sitges16 With 65-Across, Sarah Orne Jewett penname17 Billy Budd, and mates18 CK One emanation19 [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Meditate and contemplate, Leo! Oh, baby! A Sun-Pluto trine brings us to deeper challenges and eroticism. Then the Sun semi-sextile to Jupiter and Saturn helps us focus that energy into a better [...]

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Spinning Wheels: Optima

By E. Layton Dorey There has been a lot of discussion within the auto industry recently about the growing presence of Korean makes, especially at the lower end of the market. Korean sourced product has [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:19:21-05:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Aug. 12 – 21

Professional Theater: Bright Ideas Murder, mayhemÉpreschool! Some parents will do anything to get their child admitted! Presented Tuesday through Sunday at Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck, through Aug. 14. Tickets: $27.50 - $30. 269-857-4898. www.masonstreetwarehouse.org Dancing [...]

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Voice from an Urban Bush Sista!

By Imani Williams Sitting around the brunch table with my sistas one Saturday, the discussion once again turned to race relations and inevitably to what's acceptable to whom when it comes to grooming and hair. [...]

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Addiction and recovery primer

By Dr. Jeffrey Chernin Trying to determine if you are addicted to an activity or substance can be very difficult, and it often takes years. Sometimes, people can overcome an addiction with little effort. For [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:52:27-05:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Bi Any Means Necessary

By Brent Dorian Carpenter Rev. John Selders is not at all confused about his sexual orientation. He likes women so much, he married one. And he also likes men. Sounds simple enough, right? Sexuality is [...]

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Rocking out for democracy

WARREN - Detroit artist Barbara Payton will be rocking out for democracy on Aug. 20 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren. Payton, performer Trixie Deluxxe, author and lecturer Marianne Williamson, and Adrian Boney of [...]

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MAPP takes to the Detroit River

FERNDALE - The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project will host its 4th annual boat cruise on the Detroit River - The Detroit River Rave - on Friday, Aug. 27 from 9 p.m. to midnight, departing from [...]

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Birmingham is prime cruise country

By Sharon Gittleman BIRMINGHAM - The thousands of people who'll set up their folding chairs and coolers on the curbs along Woodward for Birmingham's stretch of the Dream Cruise won't be disappointed - even if [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:34:28-05:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Cranbrook centennial celebration continues

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Cranbrook Educational Community continues the celebration of the centennial of its founding throughout 2004. In 1904, Cranbrook founders George Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth purchased a run-down farm in Bloomfield Hills that [...]

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Live Lauper at last

By Gregg Shapiro More than 25 years after Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, a diva with an equally sizable gay following, has put out a concert DVD. Live At Last (Epic Music Video/Daylight), was filmed on [...]

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LGBT PACs in Michigan

Michigan Equality:Founded: 2002Executive Director: Chris SwopeStreet address: P.O. Box 13133, Lansing, MI 48901Website: www.michiganequality.orgFocus/mission: The Michigan Equality Political Action Committee was formed to allow the organization to directly get involved in candidate elections. Its goal [...]

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Goliath – 1: David – ?

by Dawn Wolfe In an Aug. 5 telephone interview, Wellness House executive director described himself and his agency as "bloody, beaten - but unbowed." As reported by BTL in June, Fetzer's agency did indeed take [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:50:58-05:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Hear Me Out

Scissor Sisters by Scissor Sisters (Universal) Disco is alive and well if the Scissor Sisters are any indication. The New York based Sisters are already huge in Europe, which is no surprise since comparisons to [...]

By |2012-04-08T09:00:00-04:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

HRC moves to add trans to ENDA

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign decided to support the inclusion of protection for transgender persons in draft language of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act at the Aug. 7 meeting of their [...]

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LGBT spirituality conference at Affirmations

Ferndale - On Wednesday, Aug. 18, community members come together to denounce that message and encourage LGBT people to reclaim the spirituality within themselves. Discovering Our Truth: Reclaiming LGBT Spirituality is a 4-hour evening conference [...]

By |2012-04-08T09:00:00-04:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

NIH passes on Norvir

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON D.C. - The National Institutes of Health has declined to use its patent rights to intervene and roll back the astronomical price increase of the protease inhibitor Norvir (ritonavir). The announcement [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:48:45-05:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

S/He said

"The promise of America is that government does not seek to regulate your behavior in the bedroom, but to guarantee your right to provide food in the kitchen." - Rev. Al Sharpton, addressing the Democratic [...]

By |2012-04-08T09:00:00-04:00April 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|