When Texas freezes over

Texas Governor Rick Perry is on an anti-gay roll. First he ceremoniously signs an anti-gay marriage amendment at a conservative evangelical church, to the delight of gathered fundamentalists. Next he tells gay veterans they aren't [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Trans studies have merit

Dear BTL, While I have great respect for Gwen Smith's work, I would like to take issue with her belief that the numbers of the two scientific studies she's quoted make their value less significant [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Joy Geng is a role model

Dear BTL, Regarding the Joy Geng Pride Profile in the June 2 issue of BTL: Great story! Joy Geng was one of my role models when she was at Ford, and still is. An inspiration [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:26:01-05:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Praise for Pride Profiles

Dear BTL, I loved the Pride Profiles of so many GLBTA activists who work so hard to move our community forward, but don't always get the attention or praise they deserve. Please continue to highlight [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Democratic betrayal

Dear BTL, Democrats use one feeble excuse after another to explain their 2004 defeat, blaming the superstitious vote, electoral rigging, apathy, etc. There may be some truth in all of these justifications, but each misses [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around

Summer Auto Fair to mark 33rd year as Flint's largest auto show FLINT Ð The 33rd annual Sloan Museum Summer Auto Fair takes place June 24-26 on the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center campus. [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean' Musical proves they sure don't make 'em like the Rat Pack anymore Son-of-a-gun! It works! Having been a long time fan of the original Rat Pack [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'The World Over' Buckle your swashes, mate, for a fantasy-filled voyage at Blackbird Theatre Pretty much all young boys and girls go through a period in which they dream of themselves as dragon slayers [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Bobby Conn Thurs. 6/16/05 Mac's Bar, Lansing Better Than Ezra Thurs. 6/16/05 Royal Oak Music Theatre Stars Fri. 6/17/05 7 p.m. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit Stevie Nicks and Don Henley Sat. 6/18/05 DTE [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Find your inner calm at Namaste

By Sharon Gittleman ROYAL OAK - Namaste Yoga owner Linda Makowski didn't always teach people about the ancient spiritual and physical art of yoga. For 12 years, she inspired women to speed down the courts [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:26:03-05:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Twiggy fits 'Top Model' In case you haven't been following every single bit of news surrounding the gayest show in the country, "America's Next Top Model" (and really, Romeo doesn't want [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Cinderella Man At the height of the Great Depression, journeyman boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) re-enters the ring to put food on the table for his wife (Renee Zellweger) and kids. His unexpected [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

My Sweet Lorde Across 1 Gooey stuff left on your lips 5 Columnist Murillo 10 Hit boxers 14 Voyeur's confession? 15 John of "Aida" fame 16 Fey of "SNL"'s Weekend Update 17 "Femme's Guide to [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Take risks, Cancer! Saturn in Cancer gets a semi-sextile from the Sun in Gemini, highlighting emotional limitations, but offering constructive insights. Venus and Mercury, also in Cancer, make quincunxes to Neptune in [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Entertainment|

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 [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Trapped in the office Q: My problem is kind of hard to explain but I will try to sum everything up as quickly as possible. First of all, I am a young [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Combining finances Q: My partner and I have always kept our finances completely separate. I have no idea how much money he has or where he has it invested. He doesn't [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|Opinions|

Reach OUT: Public TV and radio need you!

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - Free Press reports that a U.S. congressional subcommittee has slashed the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's budget by $100 million and voted to "zero out" all federal money for CPB [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:05:36-05:00June 16th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week: Rev. Bill Banuchi

Rev. Bill Banuchi Competition for Creep this week was steep. Word must be getting around about this column. First there was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who earned the title of Creep last week for signing [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:06:32-05:00June 16th, 2005|News|

SHe Said

"Texans have made a decision about marriage and if there is some other state that has a more lenient view than Texas then maybe that's a better place for them to live." - Texas Gov. [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|

The new face of gay-allied activism

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HOLLAND - He's straight. He's a conservative Christian. And he supports full civil rights, including marriage, for gays and lesbians. In an era when Christians are generally linked with oppression of [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|

Michigan AIDS Fund to focus on prevention

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman SOUTHFIELD - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's the new philosophy of Michigan AIDS Fund, which will concentrate its funding on prevention programs alone during the [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|

Daddy and Papa

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP - They could well be the poster family for domestic partnership benefits in Michigan; and, indeed, they are co-plaintiffs with 20 other families in the ACLU lawsuit that seeks to ensure that state-funded [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|

Washtenaw Pride shines despite rain, heat

by R.J. Beaumia YPSILANTI - Cristy Cardinal had a long day at Washtenaw Pride. She was drenched from the last of three rainstorms happening within four hours. It seemed that every time she'd attempt to [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Texas Gov. slams gay veterans FORT WORTH Ð Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry on June 5 insinuated the state's lesbian, gay and bisexual war veterans should leave the state [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:56:23-05:00June 16th, 2005|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Maine: A proposed constitutional amendment seeking to ban equal marriage rights in the state is dead for the current legislative session following a Senate vote June 8. The amendment needed [...]

By |2005-06-16T09:00:00-04:00June 16th, 2005|News|