National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Anti-gay U.S. Rep. Schrock announces retirement after being outed RICHMOND, Va. - Republicans were scrambling to find a replacement candidate after U.S. Rep. Edward L. Schrock announced his retirement amid allegations [...]

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Art & Around

FIA presents 'The Life of an Artist' film series FLINT - A new season of the Flint Institute of Arts' popular Art ˆ la Carte series kicks off in September with five videos focusing on [...]

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Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

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Concert Connections

This week: Barbara PaytonFri. 9/3/04 9 p.m.Arts Beats & Eats Festival, Pontiac B52's Fri. 9/3/04 8:45 p.m.Arts Beats & Eats Festival, Pontiac Siouxsie SiouxFri. 9/3/04 8 p.m.Majestic Threatre, Detroit The FagsSat. 9/4/04 8:15 p.m.Hamtramck Festival [...]

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Curtain Calls

Theater Profile: Performance Network Successful year gives way to an expanded Network in 2004/05 Who was it that said, "You have to keep re-inventing yourself every couple of years in this business in order to [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Golf: The Musical' Fore! Laughs galore at Meadow Brook I'm not a golfer. Sure, I've knocked a few balls around over the years, but I get easily bored - and midway through an eight-hole [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Put yourself into the equation Q: I'm writing to you because I just don't know what to do next. Here is what's going on: I've been in this relationship with "Sue" now [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Johnny Depp is so 400 years ago The way Johnny Depp has bucked conventional career wisdom should be an inspiration (or rebuke) to every actor who ever took a role in [...]

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The party lines

The GOP is not a very welcoming place for LGBT Republicans. The newly-unveiled party platform is the most anti-gay platform ever, stating very clearly that same-sex couples should receive no recognition of their relationships at [...]

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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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Marriage news

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe California: A law granting same-sex couples nearly identical legal rights as married spouses hung in the balance Aug. 24 after a Sacramento Superior Court judge heard arguments on whether the measure [...]

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National news briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics GOP platform takes firm stand against gay unions NEW YORK - Republicans endorsed an uncompromising position against gay unions Aug. 25 in a manifesto that contrasts with Vice President Dick [...]

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Nite Out

ThursdayPronto 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 comes to the R&R Saloon [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Exorcist: The Beginning Plagued by the atrocities he witnessed during World War II, Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) long ago lost his faith. He rediscovers God on a visit to a Kenyan archaeological [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Cats Galore Across1 "Tales of the City"'s Madrigal5 RuPaul swings them9 Blowhard's words14 Fruit ___ (gay district)15 Mishima's continent16 When actors should come17 Get ready for action18 Rod attachment19 Shaver of "Desert Hearts"20 BuCATinsky film23 [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Soak up compliments, Cancer! Martha Stewart would love this, if she weren't otherwise occupied: Venus in Cancer is sextile to Jupiter in Virgo, a domestic-goddess kind of lineup. Mercury in Leo is [...]

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SHe said

"Marriage is a mirror of God's desire for us to have intimacy in our lives. Great love between partners reflects God's love." - Mercy Gilpatric, co-founder of Marriage Coming of Age, a nonprofit organization supporting [...]

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Transmissions: Going it alone

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith The transgender community is a diverse one, containing any number of identities and presentations. More than this, the larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community contains four distinct larger categories. [...]

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MFT announces opposition to Proposal 2

DETROIT - The Michigan Federation of Teachers and School Related Personnel (MFT&SRP), AFT, AFL-CIO announced today that it opposes Proposition Two, the ballot measure that would amend the Michigan constitution to eliminate domestic partnership benefits. [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:19:51-05:00April 9th, 2002|Uncategorized|

More delays for Prop. 2

By Dawn Wolfe LANSING - On Friday, the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked over proposed language for Proposal 2, the ballot proposal that would ban marriage rights and civil unions for same-gender couples as well [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:41:29-05:00April 9th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Do they or don’t they?

by Dawn Wolfe ANN ARBOR - The Aug. 12 edition of Between The Lines reported that, according to Karen Bota, the spokesperson for Bishop Gibbs, Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan, no Episcopal churches in [...]

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‘An unconscionable platform’

by Dawn Wolfe On Aug. 31, Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl Jacques discussed the Republican Party's platform, divisions inside and outside the Convention and upcoming federal and state fights on marriage rights by phone with [...]

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The Queen of Queens

Gaydars and dykelettes, Judy Tenuta loves you and wants you to have the right to marry. She also expects you to worship her. It's a small price to pay. If you don't know who Judy [...]

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Greetings from (rainy) Camp Trans

Dear BTL, Camp Trans is the ongoing protest of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's policy of excluding any womyn who they can identify as transgender. I attended Camp Trans for my second year- this time [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:02:32-05:00April 9th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Sad note of passing

Calla (Cal) Adams, the subject of last week's Parting Glances, died suddenly of a massive stroke at age 80 last Tuesday, just one day before the column appeared. Cal lived a proud, happy, productive life [...]

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Out On the Web

HRC launches Cheney ad: "What if it was your child, Mr. President?"http://www.hrc.orgThe Human Rights Campaign launched an ad featuring Vice President Cheney that poignantly asks Federal Marriage Amendment supporters, "What if it were your child, [...]

By |2002-04-09T09:00:00-04:00April 9th, 2002|Uncategorized|