Kiss and tell

By John Corvino It started off as a pleasant evening. I was visiting Austin, Texas while working on some writing projects. One night I ran into a friend at a favorite coffee shop, and we [...]

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Why do they hate us?

Dear BTL, A major question between us and full equality and full acceptance is: why do they hate us so much? The answer to this question could guide us on how we frame our arguments [...]

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Lesbian Notions

by Paula Martinac On The Move The week before George W. Bush's second inauguration, 22 national gay-rights organizations issued a unity statement, putting forth in clear and almost stirring prose their continuing commitment to working [...]

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DSO to celebrate ‘classical roots’

DETROIT - The Max M. Fisher Music Center, home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 19, with its fifth annual "Classical Roots Celebration." The black-tie gala is a [...]

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Art & Around

Celebrate contemporary African-American dance at Detroit Opera House DETROIT - In observance of Black History Month, the Detroit Opera House presents three extraordinary contemporary ballet companies, in two performances each, spotlighting works by renowned black [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Rory BlockFri. 2/4/05The Ark, Ann Arbor The SirensTues. 2/08/05 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor Griffin HouseTues. 2/8/05The Magic Bag, Ferndale Holly NearThurs. 2/10/05 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor Upcoming: Bettie Serveert Fri. 2/11/05Shelter, [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Norma & Wanda' New Jeff Daniels comedy is another sure-fire hit for the Purple Rose "It's not what it looks like" is a line heard often in "Norma & Wanda," Jeff Daniels' latest play [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Untitled 1 & 2: The Architect & The Storyteller' Original drama combines film and theater to tell tale of self-doubt It's no secret to longtime readers of this column that I love theaters that [...]

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An unlikely papa bear

Being gay doesn't make for a bad parent. Neither does being an imperfect human being - specifically a sexually active and HIV positive member of the local bear community who has a thing for parties [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Bill Condon has a 'Dream' His films "Kinsey" and "Gods and Monsters" have invigorated the biopic genre, stirred up controversy, and won awards and critical acclaim. But after writing the screenplay [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Are We There Yet? Nick Persons (Ice Cube) only has eyes for his Lincoln Navigator, until single mom Suzanne Kingston (Nia Long) comes along. Unfortunately for him, her two children only have eyes [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

Prints Charming Across1 Cumming in drag?5 Maurice of "Bewitched"10 Lyricist Fred and family14 Kramer, to Yale15 Man with a steel rod16 Strip a fruit17 Fielder's call, to Bean18 "One of Ours" novelist Cather19 Word with [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Entertain, Libra! Mercury and Venus enter Aquarius, then aspect Uranus, introducing wild new ideas and aesthetics. Meanwhile Sun conjoins Neptune, also in Aquarius, making it a wacky, mystical, very queer week! Be [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

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 |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Run from the zipper and laugher Q: My lover, "Ted," thought it was very funny when my lower extremity got caught in my zipper. We were at my home, just having made [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Matters of Faith: Kids, play nice

By Michael Gibson-Faith Over the last four weeks, I had the opportunity to work with a church in their adult education class on the topic of "Homosexuality and the Church." It just happened to be [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:07:24-05:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Meet Sparky the BTL pet of the week

Sparky is an adorable seven-month-old Terrier mix with a silver colored coat. Sparky loves attention and will bond closely with his new family. He is very intelligent and knows how to sit and shake paw. [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:55:19-05:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

SHe Said:

"I think if we had the vote right now we'd come up short. We'd like to bring it up when we have the best possible chance of getting it passed." - Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania), [...]

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Black AIDS awareness campaign

By Dawn Wolfe In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, AIDS Service organizations, health departments, and other organizations in several locations across the state will be holding workshops, giving free AIDS tests, [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

Affirmations celebrates Black History Month

FERNDALE - Affirmations will be celebrating Black History Month throughout February. The observance kicks off on Monday, Feb. 7, when the organization will have an informational display table in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics Spellings pulls funding from gay-friendly episode of children's show WASHINGTON - PBS has decided to pull a gay-friendly episode of "Postcards from Buster" from distribution. The episode features the animated [...]

By |2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|