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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 dawnwolfe@pridesource.com, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Cold and in pain Q: It's extremely cold out and I am sitting here wondering why I should live any longer. Well, I'm not really ready to kill myself, but I am [...]

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Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang My New Year's resolution Another year has passed and with that comes the almost-requisite resolutions that seem to crop up. These range from weight loss, more exercise, quitting a bad habit [...]

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Pet of the week

Maxine is a three-year-old Maine Coone mix cat. She and her kittens were rescued by the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department and placed in foster care. Since Maxine's kittens have found new homes, it [...]

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Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Kansas: Supporters and opponents of adding a ban on equal marriage rights to the Kansas Constitution expect hundreds of people to converge on the Statehouse for rival rallies Jan. 10 as [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Law Supreme Court refuses to hear Florida adoption ban case WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court's refused to hear a case challenging Florida's ban on adoption by gays and lesbians [...]

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SHe Said:

"I feel like things sometimes have to swing in a certain way in order to swing back. You know, everybody has gone through this. Every group of people that has been discriminated has gone against [...]

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Saying ‘Thank you’

YPSILANTI - The following people received awards for their work to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and STDs during the 2004 STD & HIV conference sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health: Anthony Harris was [...]

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LGBT Town Hall Meeting at Wayne State

DETROIT - On Jan. 13, Oakland University professor Shea Howell will moderate From Anger to Action, a panel discussion by LGBT community leaders on how to expand support for our community among the community at [...]

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MCCD joins tsunami relief efforts

By Dawn Wolfe FERNDALE - During the month of January, Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale is taking a special collection for tsunami relief during Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Donations [...]

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The HOPE Fund Awards $30,000 in grants

DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan announced two grants totaling $30,000 from the Foundation's HOPE Fund to nonprofit organizations serving southeast Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The grants will help support [...]

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Affirmations offers Running 101

If you've made a New Year's resolution to exercise more, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center has just made it easier for you to keep your word to yourself. Beginning on Jan. 24, the Ferndale [...]

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Gay and Methodist

Dear BTL, While the headline and article "The Methodist Church in Michigan - not the best place for gays" in the Dec. 23 BTL was accurate, it left a few crucial things unsaid. And that [...]

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Wear black Jan. 20

Dear BTL, As we all know, George Bush was elected President in the 2004 elections. Whether he won fairly or not, he is going to be inaugurated on January 20. This is an occasion for [...]

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‘Moral values’ vs. freedom

Dear BTL, People within a society must be given the dignity to have freedom of personal beliefs. For only through this freedom of personal belief can a society be allowed to call itself just and [...]

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A dream deferred no longer

By Jasmyne Cannick The legacy and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. lives on today but for so many African-American same-gender loving people that dream has been deferred. However, it's a new year and it's [...]

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Art & Around

Tour d'Art offers free admission to Detroit's coolest culture DETROIT - Tour d'Art, a first-ever event of its kind in Detroit, will offer the coolest culture in the city as 13 of the finest Detroit [...]

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Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln," by C.A. Tripp. Free Press, 380 pages, $27 hardcover.Despite screeches of outrage flying around the conservative corners of the Internet, Tripp's pedantic speculation on the man-loving [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Jason StuartThurs. 1/12 through Sat. 1/15Joey's Comedy Club, Livonia B.B. KingSat. 1/15/05 8 p.m.Fox Theatre, Detroit Eddie From OhioSun. 1/16/05 and Mon. 1/17/05The Ark, Ann Arbor Scissor SistersTues. 1/18/05Majestic Theatre, Detroit Bright EyesTues. [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Driving Miss Daisy' Excellent performances drive fine drama at Meadow Brook It's probably safe to assume that more people have seen the movie "Driving Miss Daisy" than will ever attend the play from which [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Death of a Salesman' The American Dream unravels: Arthur Miller's classic drama opens at the Hilberry If any of you claim you've never heard at least the title of this play, [...]

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LGBT faces and voices onstage in Ann Arbor

By Sharon Gittleman This season, lesbian intrigues, out-of-the-closet baseball stars and plays written by gay authors will pack the playbill at the Performance Network, Ann Arbor's only professional theater company. In fact, two out of [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Cher and Bette are 'In the Pink' If any movie sounds like it's following a "how-to" guide for making something a whole lot of gay men will line up to see, [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out A Love Song for Bobby Long Her mother's death brings teenager Pursy Will (Scarlett Johansson) back to New Orleans to reclaim the family home, but when she arrives she finds it occupied by [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

By Any Other Name Across1 Ulrich of a landmark gay rights case5 Ballsy10 "I ___ Andy Warhol"14 Pleasured in bed15 Slow, to Saint-Saens16 "Maude" producer17 Cruise-drill need19 Wilde country20 Sex researcher Kinsey21 They provide cover [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Speak softly, Taurus! Sun opposing Saturn is an annual challenge - a few days of butting heads with limits and responsibility. Measure your goals carefully, look ahead, and proceed with caution! ARIES [...]

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