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The Gay Moralist: Everyday people

By John Corvino I was pleasantly surprised two weeks ago to open my Sunday Detroit News and find a full-color image of Leslie Thompson, Executive Director of Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, holding a [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Opinions|

Get your voice to Lansing

As we head into the last major Pride event of the month, it's important to take a moment and look at where we've been and where we're headed. After all, this weekend's Pride festivities aren't [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Parting Glances: Two words and bang!

Help! I'm being spammed nonstop by persons claiming to be banking investors in Africa, India, England, New Zealand, Caledonia, Timbuktu, the Fiji Islands, and Shangri-la. Each of these continental hoodwinkers wants me to be the [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:02:31-05:00June 23rd, 2005|Opinions|

Heartened by adoption story

Dear BTL, I was waiting by the elevator when I saw the wonderful front page photo of Tom and Dennis Patrick with their three sons (on the cover of last week's BTL). I'm not a [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Opinions|

A Woman’s Prerogative will be missed

Dear BTL, It is my belief that independent bookstores are one of the most important tools of free speech and freedom of expression. In this day and age of the Patriot Act and communities censoring [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:45:21-05:00June 23rd, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around

An 'invitation' to Lawrence Street FERNDALE - Lawrence Street Gallery will host "Invitational '05" from July 5 - 29 with an opening reception on Friday, July 8 from 5 - 9 p.m. This all media [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Bill Maher Fri. 6/24/05 State Theatre, Detroit Pink Ribbon Riot Cancer Benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation with Ten Words for Snow, Johnny Headband, Hey Sailor, Grande Nationals, Outrageous Cherry, Valentinos, A [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Opinion: Confessions of a Cranky Critic Let's have a discussion, shall we? Welcome to the first in a series of occasional columns in which I discuss - or ramble on about - the goings-on in [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Theater Profile: Wharton Center Michigan's largest performing arts center offers diverse new season Here's a quick quiz for you: Name Michigan's largest performing arts center. If you answered anything but East Lansing's Wharton Center, you're [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Hate! (the Bible tells me so)

The Sins of Scripture (Exposing the Bible's text of Hate to Reveal the God of Love), by John Shelby Spong; HarperSanFrancisco; 2005; $24.95 There are 33,830 Christian denominations, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia - [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Hate! (the Bible tells me so)

The Sins of Scripture (Exposing the Bible's Text of Hate to Reveal the God of Love), by John Shelby Spong; HarperSanFrancisco; 2005; $24.95 There are 33,830 Christian denominations, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia - [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Richard Dreyfuss, upside down When Richard Dreyfuss uttered the famous line in "Jaws", "I think we need a bigger boat," it's a safe bet he didn't mean the S.S. Poseidon. But [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Nite Out

Thursday Pronto hosts "Will & Grace" with $3 pints. Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Martini Night at the Male Box. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino night [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D When half-boy/half-fish Shark Boy (Taylor Lautner) and magma-spewing Lava Girl (Taylor Dooley) spirit shy, geeky Max (Cayden Boyd) away to Planet Drool, he [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Countdown Across 1 Charlotte of "Facts of Life" 4 Activity of Isadora Duncan 9 "Ellen" network 12 Boot out 14 "Cats" was based on his poems 15 Oriental au pair 16 State where two women [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Accept direction, Capricorn! Mercury is conjunct Venus in Cancer, promoting domestic charms and homespun wit. Both are quincunx Pluto, adding a challenge and a sexy edge. Mars in Aries opposing Jupiter in [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Community Connections

Need more Connections? See the complete list online at www.pridesource.com! 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 [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Bound to S & M Q: Jody, I just have one question: How to you deal with someone who spreads lies about you? My ex boyfriend is doing just that! I live [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|Opinions|

Meet Monty the BTL pet of the week

Monty is an adorable 18-month-old orange and white shorthair cat. He was found as a stray and brought to the shelter to find a new, loving home. Monty is friendly, easy-going and independent. He will [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:37:10-05:00June 23rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week

Stanley Kurtz Even if you haven't heard the name Stanley Kurtz, you've probably heard references by the anti-gay right to the "Scandinavian study" that, to them, is proof positive that "homosexual marriage" will tear the [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

SHe said

"If I had to go through my formative years without fully being able to express fully who I was, I would definitely want parades, festivals, and celebrations once I was able to be myself and [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

Correction: The wrong DeVos

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman In last week's issue, this writer incorrectly identified Amway founder Richard DeVos as having tossed his hat into the ring for the Michigan gubernatorial race. In fact, it is Dick DeVos, [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

Michigan Pride to rock Lansing

LANSING - Whether you're looking for political activism or the best in queer live music, Michigan Pride in Lansing has got you covered. Nearly 15,000 people are expected to attend the statewide LGBT Civil Rights [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

National HIV/AIDS Testing Day – June 27

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Now in its tenth year, National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS. During the week of June 13 the U.S. [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Arizona - Opponents to a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban equal marriage rights and prohibit some privileges enjoyed by unmarried couples may try to put a competing ballot measure [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

Immigration measure seeks relief for binational couples

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - The Reuniting American Families Act was introduced in Congress June 21. This measure was previously introduced as the Permanent Partners Immigration Act. When enacted, the measure would bring immigration relief to countless [...]

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman National Security Efforts intensify to end ban on gay soldiers NEW YORK - Critics of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy are gaining new allies, including a few conservative congresspersons [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:27:14-05:00June 23rd, 2005|News|