SHe Said:

"The ultimate biblical teaching on human relations is to 'love your neighbor as yourself.' Where is the love in the hateful speech that Alan Keyes focused on Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

All politics is loco

By Sean Kosofsky Moving past pride Greetings! This column is the first in a journey I am taking as a writer, political commentator and pundit. My column will appear regularly and will serve as a [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

AIDS – a man-made monster?

By Dawn Wolfe On Jan. 25, reported that, according to a survey done by RAND Corporation and Oregon State University, "A 'significant proportion' of surveyed African-Americans believe that U.S. government scientists created HIV to [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:04:28-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Granholm appoints Swope to board position

By Dawn Wolfe LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has announced the appointment of Chris Swope, executive director of Michigan Equality and an Ingham County Commissioner, to the Michigan Judges Retirement Board. Swope has been [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:14:54-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Big Three proponents of diversity

Dear BTL, I am commenting on your cover story about the Big Three's donation to Affirmations. Their contribution joins their decades-long list of contributions to Detroit's arts organizations. Ford, GM, and DaimlerChrysler are proponents of [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Ingredients for making meth

To make crystal meth a whole host of caustic and poisonous ingredients are needed and the process results in toxic byproducts. In addition to environmental hazards, prolonged exposure has been linked to burns and lung [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

An old fear given new life

By Dawn Wolfe On Feb. 11, New York City health officials announced the discovery of a rare, highly-drug resistant strain of HIV. According to the report in the Feb. 12 New York Times, the strain [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Oscar Fever

In Hollywood, the Oscar parties take place in ultra chic dining salons with names like Morton's, Moomba, Sardi's and Spago. But in Detroit, the most popular Oscar hoopla fest happens in Dave Hill's midtown Detroit [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: LunaThurs. 2/24/05 7 p.m.Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit The MusicSun. 2/27/05 8 p.m.Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit The FutureheadsMon. 2/28/05Shelter, Detroit Shonen KnifeTues. 3/1/05The Majestic, Detroit Melissa FerrickWed. 3/02/05The Ark, Ann Arbor SugarcultFri. 3/4/05Clutch Cargo's, [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes What do Randall Terry, Pete Knight, and Alan Keyes all have in common? All have been fervently anti-gay public figures who had gay or lesbian children. The Republican Keyes, who recently lost big [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'One Hundred Twinkling Lights' The devil is in the details: Intriguing new play at Blackbird Theatre lacks clarity, suffers from clutter Playwrights get their inspiration from a wide variety of sources. For Barton Bund [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Preview: 'Two Rooms' Breathe Art crosses the border with contemporary love story Although it's a story seemingly ripped from today's headlines - an America university professor is taken hostage by terrorists in Beirut - "Two [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Silent prejudice Q: I have had a friend for 15 years; she and I have been through a lot together. The problem is that I really don't want to continue our friendship, [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung To receive a free copy of the report titled "10 Myths about Credit and Debt that Stop Smart People from Living their Dreams" email Q: Dear Debt Free Diva, I [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Lily's little house on the 'Prairie' Romeo thinks the best moment to make the film version of something is when the adapted intellectual property in question is long past its initial [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

A deadly history

Craig Covey, executive director of the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, is not one to mince words - and when it comes to gays getting high and taking sexual risks, he doesn't hold back. "Using speed [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Indiana: Three gay couples who challenged Indiana's ban on equal marriage will not ask the state Supreme Court to review a ruling that upheld the law, shifting their focus instead to [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics PBS chief quits over gay cartoon WASHINGTON - Pat Mitchell, the Public Broadcasting Service chief will step down when her contract expires in June 2006. Mitchell drew recent criticism from [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:53:46-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Hitch Date "doctor" Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) is so good at coaching socially inept men at romance that he is even able to engineer a love match between shy, slovenly accountant Albert (Kevin [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Remembering Susan Across1 High place with a flat top5 Fannie Flagg's " ___ Green Tomatoes"10 Davis of "Querelle"14 Made a hole-in-one, to Sheehan15 " ___ and Jaguar";16 Uncommon, to Nero17 Sontag historical novel20 "Razor's Edge" [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reach OUT

By Dawn Wolfe Think the medium is the message? Check out Free Press! ...and no, we're not talking about Detroit's corporate-owned paper. "Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Enjoy magic, Sagittarius! Sun conjunct Uranus brings wild surprises and inspirations to light. This line-up in Pisces will make those surprises especially mystical, artistic, and otherworldly. ARIES (March 20 - April 19): [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:22:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|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 |2017-10-31T06:21:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Doll artists featured at A2 Art Center ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Art Center's Gallery Shop will be showcasing various doll artists from March 1-31. The work of contemporary doll makers will be featured, [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:21:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|