Thanks for the kudos

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Dear readers, We would like to thank the many people who wrote, called and emailed their thanks for the BTL 2004 Voters' Guide. Our staff worked hard to get the guide completed in October, and [...]

Editorial: Choosing our legacy on AIDS

By | 2018-01-16T12:34:08+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Unlike both Vice Presidential candidates in their 2004 debate, we here at BTL know that HIV/AIDS is spreading among African-American women at an alarming rate. And worldwide, AIDS hits women hardest in the world's poorest [...]

Art & Around

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Second annual Wassailfest at Historic Players Playhouse DETROIT - What happens when you mix a circa 1910 men's club with Renaissance-period entertainers with over three decades experience inside an historic Mediterranean Renaissance style castle to [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

This week: The Kills & Blanche Fri. 11/26/04 9 p.m. Magic Stick, Detroit These Arms Are Snakes Sat. 11/27/04 Magic Stick, Detroit Badly Drawn Boy Sat. 11/27/04 8 p.m. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit Sista Otis [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Review: 'She Loves Me' A sweet smell of success permeates Performance Network's holiday musical Look out tap-dancing Santas, sugar plum fairies and ghosts of Christmases past: There's a NEW holiday treat in town - and [...]

Curtain Calls TRIPLE XTRA

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn Review: 'Mother Courage and Her Children' There's no business like war business Bertolt Brecht, good communist that he was, wanted to overthrow the conventional theater and use it as a tool of [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By John Quinn Review: 'Cycling Past The Matterhorn' Mountains out of molehills: 'Matterhorn' tackles family ties Director David Regal sure has a way with the ladies. After directing last season's graceful "Talking With É" at [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jody Valley Looking for camp stories Q: I am 51 years old. I can't tell you how happy I am for having the courage to come out. I know this sounds like a real [...]

Ask the Debt Free Diva

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Dee Dee Sung Open a checking or savings account by Dec. 15 and receive a copy of Dee Dee Sung's book "The Debt Free Diva...From Self Worth to Net Worth" as a gift from [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Fierstein on the roof Married, with children? Harvey Fierstein? It could happen if the Tony Award-winning "Hairspray" star steps into the role of Tevye in the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on [...]

Nite Out

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 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 | 2018-01-15T20:47:43+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Just Out After the Sunset Max (Pierce Brosnan) and Lola (Salma Hayek) are master thieves who like to steal expensive diamonds. After their final big heist, during which they are nearly captured by FBI guy [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

The Royal Treatment Across 1 Cole Porter's "Ridin' ___"5 "Mamma Mia!" band9 "The Merry Widow" composer14 Warhol pal ___ Sedgwick15 Shakespeare's "anon" updated16 Merchant's movie partner17 James of 3-Down18 Like a tight opening19 The Divine [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Pursue depth, Pisces! Sun in sexy Scorpio is in a long, sensuous, sultry semi-sextile to Venus in Sagittarius, leading us to explore new depths of eros and philosophy. Both aspect Uranus this [...]

SHe Said:

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

"Does America hate the gays? David Sedaris is a national phenomenon. That ol' carpet muncher Ellen DeGeneres has a hit TV talk show. A pole-smoker writes the most widely syndicated sex advice column in the [...]

ACLU dinner draws record turnout

By | 2018-01-16T13:43:26+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Photo captions: DEARBORN - Howard Dean, former Vermont Governor and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, called for action, involvement and a rededication to traditional Democratic ideals of fairness, justice and equality at the American [...]

Dancing in the face of death

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Tim Miller David Gere's extraordinary new book "How To Make Dances in an Epidemic: Tracking Choreography in the Age of AIDS" (published this month by University of Wisconsin Press) is a huge contribution toward [...]

Action alert from Pride At Work, AFL-CIO:

By | 2018-01-15T19:45:45+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Collective bargaining agreements are under attack in Michigan thanks to the passage of the anti-gay Proposal 2, the so-called "marriage amendment." Although proponents of the amendment claimed they did not want to ban domestic partner [...]

Prominent PFLAG activist dies

By | 2018-01-15T22:23:47+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Nelson served as PFLAG president for two years and was responsible for the largest ever Michigan Circle Conference in 2000. She is survived by her husband, Tom, also an activist for PFLAG. Cards can be [...]

Celebrate the solstice at Isle of Avalon

By | 2018-01-15T21:13:12+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Sharon Gittleman If you're dreaming of an old-fashioned celebration next month, commemorating the season in time-honored style you might want to visit Isle of Avalon Books and Goods in Royal Oak. Isle of Avalon [...]

Movie matinees for the whole family

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

ROYAL OAK - Landmark's Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak now has a weekly showing for parents, grandparents and other caregivers with babies called "Rattle & Reel," a specially designed day at the movies for [...]

Photo: Creating Change Conference

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Triangle Foundation Development Director Kevin McAlpine, Ruth Ellis Center Executive Director Grace McClelland, and Affirmations Program Director Michael Larson at the Michigan Reception, sponsored by Triangle, at Creating Change Conference in St. Louis. 2,500 LGBT [...]

Thank you for being a friend

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

It's been almost 20 years since "The Golden Girls" debuted on NBC's Saturday night lineup. The series, which chronicled the escapades of four feisty senior citizens who shared a house, was a ratings grabber for [...]

Sexual healing

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Social conservatives across the nation have their panties in a bunch over "Kinsey," the new biopic of the legendary sex-researcher starring Liam Neeson. We've come a long way since 1948, when Alfred Kinsey published the [...]

Letter: Beware the Court

By | 2018-01-16T09:28:32+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Dear BTL, Many of us are discouraged at eleven states passing gay marriage bans. Numerous articles talk about how gay activists are doing some soul searching. The ACLU, Lambda, and HRC have stated that they're [...]

Letter: Protecting election integrity

By | 2018-01-16T07:38:15+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Dear BTL, The votes cast by many voters in Ohio and other states are not being counted, according to thousands of complaints about obstructed votes, legitimate voters who were disqualified, malfunctioning computer voting machines, and [...]

Rouge Park revisited

By | 2018-01-16T12:17:21+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - Joseph Thompson doesn't like to drive anywhere near Rouge Park, and who can blame him? Three years ago, Thompson drove through it on his way to a wedding and made the mistake of [...]

Anger, sadness – and, perhaps, hope

By | 2004-11-25T09:00:00+00:00 November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe FERNDALE - On Nov. 17, about a hundred people gathered at the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Outside, the front yard of the church was [...]