The Gay Moralist: Choosing sides

By John Corvino Sometimes commenting on current events is just too easy. Take last week's revelation that Robert Traynham, director of communications for gay-baiting Senator Rick Santorum, is (in his own words) an "out gay [...]

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Messin’ with Texas

By R.J. Beaumia I used to believe that the United States should give Texas back to Mexico, but now I think that would be rude -- like returning a borrowed handkerchief without first washing it. [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Opinions|

‘Culture wars’ claims three-year-old

Maybe little Ronnie cried one time too many. Or perhaps his father became suspicious of how often the three-year-old needed his diaper changed. Or, maybe, the toddler liked his stuffed animals better than he liked [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:25:43-05:00July 21st, 2005|Opinions|

Planning for action

The loss last year at the ballot box ushered in a new era of LGBT activism in Michigan. LGBT people who either were apolitical by nature or who had believed the hype that we had [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Plowshares Theatre presents Hat-itudeâ Fashion Contest DETROIT - Plowshares Theatre Company, along with WJLB FM98 and DiamlerChrysler Corporation Fund, will sponsor a "Hat-itude" Fashion Contest on Sunday, July 24 at the Charles H. Wright Museum [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Tom Jones Thurs. 7/21/05 Clio Area Amphitheatre VHS or Beta Thurs. 7/21/05 Magic Stick, Detroit Holly Golightly Fri. 7/22/05 Magic Bag, Ferndale Celtic Woman Fri. 7/22/05 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Ben [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Heavenly Body' Eye candy and laughs served at dinner theater What do you get when you mix a pair of opposite-sex writers desperately searching for a plot and a buxom beauty who mysteriously shows [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Theater Events for July 21 – 30

Professional Theater: And The Winner Is An Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor wakes up in a strange bar where time has no meaning and where nothing is as it seems. Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea. Wed.-Sun. Extended [...]

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Shout Out!

DETROIT - The University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Library and Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture are hosting "Shout Out! Young Poets Rising," a spoken word competition being held in honor of Broadside Press's [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Trivial Pursuit with a twist

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WOODLAWN, Ohio - On June 28, 1975 the first rainbow flag was used. In what city did this occur? Who is Urvashi Vaid? Was the noted artist Paul Cadmus known for [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Wanda Sykes becomes a man Remember "All of Me"? The surprise 1984 hit starred Lily Tomlin as a dying rich woman who arranges to have her soul transferred into another person's [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 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 |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Dark Water A slum apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island becomes the new home for recently separated Dahlia (Jennifer Connolly) and her young daughter, Ceci (Ariel Gade). The ceiling leaks, faucets spew black [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Love for Sale Across 1 Movie in which Orlando Bloom played a rent boy 6 Supporter of bedroom activity 10 Kiki's partner 14 "Give it ___!" ("Cut it out!") 15 Actor Peter of "QAF" 16 [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Clean up your finances, Cancer! Mercury is turning retrograde in Leo, knocking ego trips into surprising directions. He's trine Pluto, making for obstinate minds and arguments. Sun conjunct Saturn, also in Leo, [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Community Connections

Need more Connections? See the complete list online at! 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: [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Airing out the dirty laundry Q: I saw the same guy for a little less than 6 months--from last September until February. We had a good relationship until January when the relationship [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Opinions|

Meet Buddy the BTL pet of the week

Buddy is an adorable two-year-old German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix. He was brought to the shelter because his previous guardian had too many animals. Buddy is a sweet and affectionate dog. He is compatible with children [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

Couple weds at Michigan Pride

Detroit native Wykeia C. Patmon, 26, celebrated her commitment to Saginaw native Bridie M. Johnson, 33, on June 25 during Michigan Pride. Patmon works as a personal training director and Patmon works as a homeless [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|Entertainment|

SHe Said

"She made me feel comfortable right from the get-go. I needed that from her. It wasn't anything graphic, just kissing and stuff, but kissing is the most intimate thing. I'm an emotional person. I love [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|

Court to hear anti-Prop 2 case

LANSING - On Thursday, July 21, a Michigan Circuit Court will hear a Motion for Summary Disposition in National Pride at Work v. Granholm and City of Kalamazoo, the court case seeking to limit the [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|

A strategy to fight the right

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FARMINGTON - Someday, the LGBT community just might look back and thank the right-wingers who pushed Proposal 2. At least, that's the dream of a new group that has come together [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|

International News Briefs

Compiled by Rex Wockner First same-sex couple wed in Spain Spain saw its first marriage marriage of a same-sexu couple July 11. A law extending ordinary marriage to same-sex couples and legalizing adoption by gays [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Bush calls Falwell on Supreme Court pick WASHINGTON - According to a July 13 New York Times report, the virulently anti-gay Rev. Jerry Falwell has been among the people [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|

Conservative pushes for review of adoptions by gays

TOPEKA, Kan. - A conservative legislator wants to review policies allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children in foster care, an issue gay rights advocates feared eventually would arise after voters approved a constitutional ban [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:34:28-05:00July 21st, 2005|News|

Howard Dean speaks in Utah

Quotes from Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean, who spoke to more than 500 people Saturday at Westminster College. On government power: "The Republicans say they want small government - just small enough to fit inside [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:09:01-05:00July 21st, 2005|News|

The longest ride

By Mubarak Dahir In light of the london bombings, a gay New Yorker worries about riding the subway - as an easily identifiable Arab. New York - Even before Omar passed his yellow metro card [...]

By |2005-07-21T09:00:00-04:00July 21st, 2005|News|