Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Playing the field Q: I am a 23-year-old female who is quite confused at this moment. The problem is hard to explain in a succinct way, but I will give it a [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Opinions|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Q. I've been hearing so much about identity theft. Although it hasn't happened to me, I'm concerned that I'm not aware of steps I can take to protect my identity. Could [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Sex witch hunts

By Sean Kosofsky It's time to set the record straight and clear up some public misconceptions about entrapment, public sex and the work of Triangle Foundation. Having worked at Triangle for nearly nine years, I [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:39:56-05:00July 14th, 2005|Opinions|

Concert Connections

This Week: Christine Lavin, Susan Werner, Dar Williams, Cheryl Wheeler Thurs. 7/14/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor They Might Be Giants Thurs. 7/14/05 Royal Oak Music Theatre Concert of Colors 7/15-17/05 Chene Park, Detroit Barry Harris [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Letter: Gay couple supports Hendrix for mayor

Dear BTL, We the undersigned, black and white, middle-aged and older, long time partners and both residents of Detroit for decades, take exception with John Corvino's earlier column in support of Sharon McPhail for mayor [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:17:00-05:00July 14th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around

Funding needed to keep 'Art Beat' on the air DETROIT - For the past two years, the locally-produced PBS show, "Art Beat," has played a significant role in telling the story of one of Metro [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Small Packages' Planet Ant gives summer gift of laughter "Good things come in small packages," my mother used to say. And Planet Ant's 17th original comedy, "Small Packages," is just that: a good thing! [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Alan Cumming: Honorary lesbian Romeo is convinced that Alan Cumming is cloning himself in order to work as much as he does. The prolific Scot has four feature films coming soon [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Rebound Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is a college basketball coach with an anger management problem. When he's fired from his job, his only option is to coach middle school kids. Naturally, this "Bad [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Ida the BTL pet of the week

Ida is a beautiful two-year-old gray and white longhaired cat. She is sweet and social. Ida is quite playful and will enjoy a home where playtime and toys are abundant. Ida recently had kittens but [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Athletic Supporter Across 1 Skin designs, for short 5 Concern of SAGE 10 She played gay in "Silkwood" 14 Opera queen's fave, perhaps 15 Spokes of dykes on bikes, e.g. 16 60 minutes, for Frida [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Don't be shy, Taurus! In her 29.5-year orbit, Saturn moves from Cancer to Leo this week. Emotional issues and territorial struggles will lighten up, but egos will become frail and defensively assertive. [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

You can’t keep a ‘Happy’ man down

by Gregg Shapiro Promising young actor Jesse Bradford delivers great performances in two of the summer's best ensemble films, "Heights" and "Happy Endings." In "Heights," now playing at Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre, he plays [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

A positive ‘State of Mind’

By Peter Galvin It's rare that an artist arrives onto the pop music scene so fully loaded with the kind of hit-making potential that singer-composer-guitarist Raul Midon possesses. The New Mexico-born, New York-based Midon makes [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Bill introduced to protect LGBT workers WASHINGTON - On June 30, U.S. Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors introduced the "Clarification [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week: Scott Bloch

Scott Bloch There's a saying I picked up once during an encounter with an insolent and rather unappealing child. "I can do what I can do," she said to me, stomping her little foot. This [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:12:30-05:00July 14th, 2005|News|

SHe Said July 14, 2005

"What a weekend we had here. This was the kind of weekend that makes you love New York - in one place in New York City, the Billy Graham crusade, not even a mile away [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|News|

Canine beauty sessions to benefit WAGS

DETROIT - Dirty dogs can lend a paw and help their fellow four-legged friends at an upcoming fundraising Dog Wash and Nail Clip on July 30 and 31. Proceeds from the event, to be held [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:58:28-05:00July 14th, 2005|News|

Volunteers are steppin’ out to fight HIV-AIDS

By Sharon Gittleman When Kathryn Smith, 49, learned her son had AIDS she cried. Then she stepped into action. Smith, a Farmington Hills resident, has joined forces with AIDS Walk Detroit to help raise thousands [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:21:40-05:00July 14th, 2005|News|

Bi the way

It's not every day that we take on the New York Times - certainly not in a front cover story. In fact, we tend to like the New York Times. We think it's a mighty [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 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 WORD [...]

By |2005-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2005|Uncategorized|