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LGBT parenting conference at U of M Oct. 23

By |2018-01-16T03:20:03-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR - The Lesbian Mom's Network of Washtenaw County is organizing "Rainbow Families in the 21st Century: Through the Kaleidoscope," a conference aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and their children, friends, [...]

Community Connections

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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

Marriage News from Around the Country

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Arkansas: The state Supreme Court ruled Oct. 7 that voters may consider an anti-gay constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2 ballot. The court rejected arguments that the proposed amendment didn't fully [...]

National News Briefs

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics House GOP leadership blocks hate crimes legislation WASHINGTON, DC - The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act has been stripped from the Defense Department authorization bill, despite a procedural vote in [...]

Art & Around

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Amernet String Quartet opens Pro Musica season DETROIT - Continuing its uninterrupted tradition of presenting emerging world-class artists and important new composers, Pro Musica Society of Detroit opens its 78th season on Saturday, Oct. 23. [...]

Concert Connections

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week: Jamie CullumThurs. 10/14/04Magic Bag, Ferndale PJ HarveyThurs. 10/14/04State Theatre, Detroit Indigo GirlsThurs. 10/14/04MSU's Wharton Center, E. Lansing InterpolFri. 10/15/04 7:30 p.m.State Theatre, Detroit Cheryl WheelerFri. 10/15/04 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor The Lord [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Rainbow' {HEADLINE Controversial 1915 novel has much to say to 21st century audiences} If nothing else, the cast of "The Rainbow" at Ann Arbor's Blackbird Theatre deserves a hardy round of applause for [...]

Curtain Calls TRIPLE XTRA

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn Review: 'Blithe Spirit' Hilberry's classic farce sure to raise your 'spirits' Noel Coward never had a Coming Out Day. He never said he was gay, nor allowed his biographer Sheridan Morley to [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn : Review: 'The Moonlight Room' A small slice of the 'real world' provides for sobering drama A terrible realism highlights The Theatre Company's opening play of its 34th season. Terrible, because "The [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Kudrow and King stage a 'Comeback' Move over "Joey." Matt LeBlanc isn't the only "Friends" alum with a new sitcom. Lisa Kudrow will be there for you soon enough with one [...]

Ask Dr. Wang

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Kevin Wang Ask Dr. Wang is BTL's new medical advice column and will appear once a month. My name is Kevin Wang and I am a recent graduate from Wayne State University's School of [...]

Proud to wear the union label

By |2018-01-16T14:42:26-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The opposition to Proposal 2 is widening and is building bridges between groups across Michigan. The newest voice to join the fight against this discriminatory amendment is Michigan's largest labor union, the AFL-CIO. At issue: [...]

Now Playing

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Just Out I Heart Huckabees Existentialist detectives Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) and Vivian (Lily Tomlin) believe everything is connected. Their former pupil, Caterine (Isabelle Huppert), has gone nihilist, stressing the cruel randomness of life. These high-minded [...]

Q Puzzle

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Across1 Master's partner6 Oscar-night transport10 Danny of "Hans Christian Andersen"14 Circles over Mary and Peter15 Theocritus creation16 Straight17 Long Island town18 It's glorious, in "Oliver!"19 " ___ It Like Beckham"20 City with a Fruit Loop23 [...]

Q Scopes

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Mars in Libra points to teamwork and other ways to work up a sweat in good company! Trine to Neptune, he makes our efforts more fuzzy, sensuous, and ethereal, but less productive. [...]

Theater Events for the period Oct. 14 – 23

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: The Adventures of Captain Neat-O Man & Space F*ckers Two one-act comedies that serve up healthy portions of surrealism and absurdity. Presented Friday and Saturday at the Abreact Performance Space, Detroit, through Oct. [...]

Transmissions: Cinematic discomfort

By |2018-01-16T15:46:22-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith In 1996 I attended a transgender conference in Atlanta called Southern Comfort. While there - and over successive years - I had the pleasure to meet many wonderful people. One of [...]

Gender etiquette 101

By |2018-01-16T12:25:06-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

You have just met a person whom you think may be transgender - in a bathroom, at work, or at the mall - and you want to use courtesy in addressing that person. However, Emily [...]

Carnivale for Steppin Out

By |2018-01-16T01:33:09-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - Carnivale...A Celebration of Life! will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. There will be a DJ spinning music from Caribbean and [...]

Florence Biennale Competition invites Alexander

By |2018-01-16T10:17:31-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Community artist and BTL columnist Charles Alexander has been invited to participate in the Biannual Artists Competition 2005 (Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contempranea) in Florence, Italy. He is among several American artists so honored. The international [...]

The law throws trans workers a bone

By |2018-01-16T04:23:50-05:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Even though, at present, neither state nor federal law protect workers from being discriminated against because of gender identity or orientation, a Federal case decided this past August offers trans folk the [...]

The opposition grows

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

by Dawn Wolfe DETROIT - Congressman John Conyers and Detroit City Council President MaryAnn Mahaffey joined Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Donald Boggs and Michigan ACLU Executive Director Kary Moss at an Oct. 11 news conference [...]

SHe Said:

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

"I said then and I believe today that freedom does mean freedom for everybody. People ought to be free to choose any arrangement they want. It's really no one else's business. That's a separate question [...]

Student governors oppose Prop 2

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

EAST LANSING - At an Oct. 7 press conference on the campus of Michigan State University, the Association of Michigan Universities announced that it had passed a resolution opposing Proposal 2, the anti-marriage amendment that [...]

No time to panic on marriage

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Mubarak Dahir It would be easy to be down about the immediate prospects around the country for winning equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. And the voices of discontent within the gay and [...]

It’s ours to lose

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

by Dawn Wolfe On Sept. 21, Gallup released a CNN-sponsored poll which seemed to indicate that Proposal 2 was losing by six points. Another poll showed a decided drop in support for the anti-gay measure [...]

‘What was the question?’

By |2014-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe FARMINGTON - After the questions about Iraq and an exchange on equal marriage rights, both Vice Presidential candidates gave less than direct answers during the Oct. 5 debate to a question about [...]

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