GEO stages one day walkout

By Dawn Wolfe ANN ARBOR - From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 24, members of UofM's Graduate Educator's Organization joined undergraduates, union members from several unions and other parts of the country and [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:25:16-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The season of rebirth

Spring has sprung! Well, spring has sprung figuratively, if not literally. But the best way to help it along is to actually spring into action. Now is the time to tackle all of those projects [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|


Dear BTL, I'm getting fed up and I've started to do something about it. The issue is the mainstream press that, whenever there is a story about gay issues, always does an article that gathers [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Assailing economic rights in the name of marriage

By Peter J. Hammer, J.D., Ph.D. Last November, Michigan voters approved Proposal 2. Ostensibly, the constitutional amendment was about restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples. A wolf, however, was hiding in Proposal 2's intentionally inartful language: [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:05:17-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sex, drugs, drink and excuses

Paul Varnell The Cutting Edge . . . During a recent series of reports on widespread drug use at gay Circuit Parties, Chicago's WBBM-AM news reporter Steve Miller interviewed one man at the party who [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Kansas Voters Approve Ban on Gay Unions

By John Hanna, Associated Press Writer TOPEKA, Kan. - Voters in Kansas overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment April 5 banning same-sex couples from marrying or entering into civil unions. Republican state Attorney General Phill Kline [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:33:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Garfield the BTL pet of the week

Garfield is a handsome 18-month-old German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix. He is at the shelter looking for a new home because his previous family did not have time for him. Garfield is an active dog that [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:23:32-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Queer Car-ma Across 1 Belle's companion 5 Like the cheeks of one who streaks 10 Harold's problem in The Boys in the Band 14 Ms. Swan portrayer Borstein 15 Dirty Dancing director Ardolino 16 ___ [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reach Out

Operation Truth lets troops speak for themselves Supporting the troops doesn't require blind allegiance to the Bush Administration or support for the war in Iraq. In fact, judging from the poor planning and lack of [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Listen politely, Virgo! Admitting confusion and ignorance is the first step to enlightenment. Mercury retrograde is aspecting Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Pisces. Sudden snafus can set off the sort of [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHe Said:

"You've got 435 congressman, 100 senators, one Commander in Chief. You get a van. You roam the country solving people's problems. It'll be just like 'Queer Eye,' only they'll hate gay people." - Correspondent Stephen [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Affirmations Board looking for members

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Board of Directors is now accepting letters of intent from individuals interested in running for election to the board. Election to the Board will take place at Affirmations' Annual [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Bitch is back

Special is the couple who can live and work together. The lack of privacy and personal space isn't always healthy, and at times it can be hellacious. And so it is that after nearly a [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:32:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Blues festival a success, says MAPP

Midwest AIDS Prevention Project's Annual Ferndale Metro Blues Festival raised over $13,700 in 2005. After expenses, $11,000 will be presented to Ferndale Youth Assistance and MAPP on April 11. During the festival, nearly forty concerts [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:09:36-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Birmingham eatery gets five stars

By Sharon Gittleman Big Rock Chophouse provides a necessary function for hard-working Birminghamites - a place to slip away for a bit of non-politically correct fun in the middle of the afternoon. Red meat and [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:51:26-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

ComedyFest offered a countrified good time!

Comedians Dana Austin from Cleveland and Chantal Carrere from San Francisco flank the Triangle Foundation's event coordinator, Stephanie Newman, on a break between shows at Saturday's ninth annual Lesbian and Gay ComedyFest. Newman co-produced the [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:58:37-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics Maine passes gay rights bill AUGUSTA - A bill that would bar discrimination against gays and lesbians won a strong vote of approval March 28 in the state Senate, moving [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

UMS Arab World Music Festival finale weekend celebration ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society's Arab World Music Festival closes with a special finale weekend celebrating Arab artists who span the traditional-contemporary spectrum of performing [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Bitch (of Bitch and Animal) Fri. 4/1/05 8 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor Blanche Fri. 4/1/05 8 p.m. Magic Bag, Ferndale Jon Stewart Sat. 4/2/05 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Detroit Opera House [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at [email protected], fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

My patience on trial

By John Corvino During a recent family vacation I found myself reading "Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting" by Glenn Stanton and Bill Maier. Stanton is senior analyst for marriage and [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Last Yankee' & '74 Georgia Avenue' Depressing themes give way to bright performances at JET I can hear it now. "Wanna go see a play tonight?" someone somewhere in metro Detroit will ask [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|