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GEO stages one day walkout

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

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 [...]

The season of rebirth

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

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 [...]

Assailing economic rights in the name of marriage

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

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: [...]

Sex, drugs, drink and excuses

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

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 [...]

Kansas Voters Approve Ban on Gay Unions

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

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 [...]

Meet Garfield the BTL pet of the week

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

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

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 ___ [...]

Reach Out

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes

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

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 [...]

SHe Said:

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

"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 [...]

Affirmations Board looking for members

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

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 [...]

The Bitch is back

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

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 [...]

Blues festival a success, says MAPP

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

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 [...]

Birmingham eatery gets five stars

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

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 [...]

ComedyFest offered a countrified good time!

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

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 [...]

National News Briefs

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

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 [...]

Art & Around

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

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 [...]

Concert Connections

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

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 [...]

Community Connections

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

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 [...]

My patience on trial

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

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