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 [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Dance Gallery Studio and Peter Sparling Dance Company host Winter Wonderland ANN ARBOR - Dance Gallery Studio and Peter Sparling Dance Company present winter inspired works of dance, music, poetry and song in "Winter Wonderland," [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This week: Tegan and SaraFri. 12/3/04Magic Bag, Ferndale Sista OtisFri. & Sat. 12/3&4/04Union St. Station, Traverse City Lewis BlackFri. 12/3/04 7:30 p.m.Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor Von BondiesSat. 12/04/04 8 p.m.Magic Stick, Detroit Over the RhineSun. [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

A holiday lesson

By John Corvino It was Thanksgiving eve, 1989. Michael and I had been dating for a month, which gave him the title of "my first serious boyfriend" by default. I was twenty, he was turning [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'The Radio City Christmas Spectacular' With apologies to Clement C. Moore: 'An Anapest Christmas' 'Twas the night of the op'ning and all 'round the FoxAll the traffic was tied up for [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Carson comes down the chimney It's going to be a very Carson Kressley Christmas over at Bravo. The favorite gay fashionista of hetero makeover candidates everywhere is hosting his very first [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Kentucky: A court challenge seeks to nullify the approval of a constitutional ban on equal marriage rights and civil unions by state voters this month. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 16, claims [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Marriage Rights Supreme Court declines to hear equal marriage rights case WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Nov. 29 sidestepped a dispute over equal marriage rights, rejecting a challenge to the [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:57:59-05:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Finding Neverland Playwright J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp), seeking inspiration to cure his writing slump, befriends a sickly widow (Kate Winslet) and her four grieving children. As they get to know each other, Barrie [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Clothes Calls Across1 Fouls, to the Pinball Wizard6 "The King and I" setting10 Type of Mary pass14 Rainbow Outreach's city15 Pod in Craig Claiborne's gumbo16 Nick was his master17 Navratilova's winter home18 Start of a [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Cover yourself, Libra! Mercury turns retrograde this week, while in quincunx to Saturn. New ideas require testing, and most will fail - but don't let that deter you! The biggest challenge is [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

SHe Said:

"The whole idea of heterosexual versus homosexual, I just don't get that. We're just sexual. And I hope that we're working toward that as a society."- - Designer Tom Ford as quoted in the Dec. [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Spinning Wheels

By E. Layton Dorey Escape From Jesusland In the wake of this year's election results, some of you may be looking to the north (or south, as is the case for many in Michigan!) with [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Dec. 2 – 11

Professional Theater: A Christmas Carol Nineteenth century London comes alive as Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the Spirits of Christmas in this original adaptation by Geoffrey Sherman. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at the BoarsHead Theatre, through Dec. [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

4th annual Red Party

Money raised will benefit HIV/AIDS prevention services DETROIT - The Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation will host its 4th annual Red Party - December Meltdown in observance of World Aids Day on Saturday, Dec. 4 from [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Esther Newton to speak at U of M

Award-winning writer, academic, and activist Esther Newton will speak at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor on Monday, Dec. 6. Her lecture is titled "My Butch Career: A Pervert in Academia." According to the UofM [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Washtenaw Faith Action Network forms

By BTL Staff ANN ARBOR - The Washtenaw Faith Action Network was formed in September 2004 as an interfaith group specifically concerned with LGBT people of faith and their allies in faith communities. The Washtenaw [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Divas do Christmas

Dionne WarwickMy Favorite Time of the YearDMI Records Dionne Warwick has been recording popular music for 40 years now, and believe it or not, this is her first Christmas album. "I am truly excited and [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

The battle for DP benefits begins

By Dawn Wolfe Despite the fact that over 60 percent of Michigan residents approve of domestic partner benefits for same-gender partners, Representative Ken Bradstreet, a Republican from Gaylord, has taken it upon himself to try [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:53:41-05:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Community Holiday Calendar

Dec. 3 & 10: The OUT Loud Chorus will be singing Christmas carols in the State Street area of Ann Arbor from 7 - 9 p.m. For more information visit Dec. 3:GLSEN Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:09:16-05:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Holiday Entertainment Guide

Chestnuts may be roasting on an open fire, but the real heat this season is on Detroit area stages. Here's a peak at the hottest holiday shows for the 2004 season. Concerts: Will Downing's Soulful [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

MSU student receives award for activism

By BTL Staff LANSING - LaJoya Johnson, a Michigan State University student, is one of five individuals being honored for advocating for positive social change for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and questioning [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:59:59-05:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Linda Lee Smith passes

Linda Lee Smith, 54, passed away Nov. 22. Smith was a fixture at Ann Arbor's aut Bar, where she was beloved by staff and customers alike. "Linda had pre-dated the aut Bar," said co-owner Keith [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Other gift ideas

: Audiobook brings Ginsberg to life Allen Ginsberg's poetry is as much a celebration of the written word as it is a historical record. With the Voice of the Poet series by Randomhouse Audiobooks, Ginsberg's [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Homo for the holidays!

By Joe Kort, MSW As gays and lesbians, we are still recovering from the trauma of the recent political elections, most significantly the passing of bans against marriage for gays and lesbians. With the holidays [...]

By |2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Obituary: Michael D. Sweazey

By BTL Staff Long-time owner of Gigi's Bar in Detroit, Michael D. Sweazey, 51, died Nov. 16 after a year's battle with cancer. He died in the arms of his life-partner of 28 years, Steven [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:35:30-05:00April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|