Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Sex-free relationship Q: I am a middle aged woman who is in good health and very physically fit. My partner, "Patty," is a little older than me, but is also in good [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Goodbye and Mama Mia

I last saw my friend Tony five years ago, leaving an art gallery. He vanished into seclusion: reading, watching TV, doing crossword puzzles, dealing with aches, pains, depression -- rarely seeing anyone, abandoning his life's [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:39:53-05:00June 30th, 2005|Opinions|

The power of love

By Mike Neubecker After dragging our barbecue grill out of the storage shed and getting ready to grill some bratwursts for a Memorial Day outdoor feast, I noticed what looked like a nest of cotton [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Opinions|

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 |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Sandra Bernhard Thurs. 6/30/05 8 p.m. Power Center, Ann Arbor Tastefest 6/30/05 & 7/1/05 Detroit's New Center Michelle Shocked Fri. 7/1/05 8 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor Reba McEntire Fri. 7/1/05 Soaring Eagle [...]

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upBeat! artists at Reconciliation MCC July 9

GRAND RAPIDS - Christian performers who have completed the upBeat! training for LGBT musical artists will perform at Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church on July 9. The musicians will perform favorite hymns as well as original [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:26:01-05:00June 30th, 2005|Uncategorized|

UK reader wants more Beaumia

Dear BTL, I have recently read an article you published which has made such an impact on me as a gay man: "No More Mr. Nice Gay" by R.J.Beaumia (published in the May 26 issue [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:09:20-05:00June 30th, 2005|Opinions|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Hugh Jackman spreads his Seed No, he's still not gay. But Hugh Jackman's been such a willing part of queer culture - what with portraying the late Peter Allen on Broadway, [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Batman Begins After witnessing his parents' murders, billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) leaves Gotham City seeking to acquire the means to fight injustice. A vigilante society, the League of Shadows, recruits him as [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Darren the BTL pet of the week

Meet Darren, a very handsome two-year-old black short hair cat with stunning gold eyes. He is an average-sized cat weighing almost nine pounds. Darren is very sweet and social. He will enjoy being the center [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Career Change Across 1 Like Cammermeyer's fatigues 5 Hairy gay guys 10 Famed Bruin's nickname 14 Island of Barrie's land 15 Weird Al Yankovic song about oral sex? 16 Closet opening 17 Opening day, briefly [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Keep a journal, Scorpio! Three weeks ago, Venus was square Jupiter and trine Uranus; now the Sun is in the same position. Try to imagine Fidel Castro imitating Isadora Duncan, and you'll [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Bitter season

All 16 year-old Mona (Nathalie Press) wants is for her born again brother Phil (Paddy Considine) to shut the hell up about Jesus so she can concentrate on her next drink, her next cigarette, her [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Art & Around

Comcast announces movie schedule for new summer film series in Campus Martius Park DETROIT - Comcast, in partnership with the Detroit 300 Conservancy, presents the new Comcast Summer Film Series. Throughout the Summer of 2005, [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Tidbits: Theater News from Around Town Those lovable women from 'Menopause' set yet another record Those menopausal women at Detroit's Gem Theatre have done it again! Not only did "Menopause The Musical" recently celebrate its [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out June, 2005

The Woods Sleater-Kinney (Sub Pop) If you're not a fan of the whole riot-grrrl rock thing, then you might not have ever had reason to get into Sleater-Kinney. But now, with the release of "The [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|Entertainment|

Pride turns up the heat

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - Last Saturday, Michigan Pride was one of the hottest ever - and not just the temperature. Roughly 15,000 people participated in the weekend's events, according to Michigan Pride secretary [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week: Randall Tobias

It's no secret that HIV/AIDS is an enormous epidemic in Africa. Surely everything possible is being done to prevent more infections and to help those living with the disease. No one would let party politics [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:12:37-05:00June 30th, 2005|News|

SHe Said

"It's nice, but would they be willing today to do something substantive like make a federal crime for violence based on sexual orientation? It's politically unpopular with the religious right. Twenty-five or 50 years from [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

Pride in July in Ludington

LUDINGTON - While Michigan's larger cities traditionally celebrate Pride during June, there is a place in Michigan that has traditionally celebrated Pride in July. That place is Ludington, which has been celebrating Pride for seven [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

OBITUARY: Regi Thompson

(June 17, 1955 - June 27, 2005) DETROIT - Entrepreneur and nightclub owner Regi Thompson died in the early morning hours of June 27. His death the result of malignant lymphoma, the most common type [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

Horowitz & Stevenson wed in Windsor

By BTL Staff Windsor, ONT - Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson were married on June 18 at a beautiful outdoor park on the Detroit River. Ten friends and family were present to witness the ceremony [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Bush renews call for marriage amendment NASHVILLE - George W. Bush praised Southern Baptists for their strong "family values" and again proclaimed his support for a constitutional amendment to [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|News|

Rise and shine

BTL readers who follow this editorial space from week to week have noticed that over this past year, we have frequently discussed the idea of "waking up." Complacency is easy. Having a "don't rock the [...]

By |2005-06-30T09:00:00-04:00June 30th, 2005|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 [...]

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