Letter: Stop the hate from growing

Dear BTL, I am very disturbed by the story "Man kills three year old son in attempt to keep him from being 'gay'" (https://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=15090) in the July 21 issue of BTL story. I can only [...]

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Letter: Distressed by child’s murder

Dear BTL, The story "Man kills three year old son in attempt to keep him from being 'gay'" https://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=15090 in the July 21 issue of BTL is very distressing. My heart grieves for the child, [...]

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Ain’t nobody’s business if you do

Dear BTL, Re: John Corvino's column "Glass closets" from the July 7 issue of BTL: John, you're right, Luther Vandross' sexuality and the way he handled the issue in public is none of your damn [...]

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Kosofsky responds

Dear BTL, Gregory Wright takes aim at me in his July 14, 2005 letter for my strong language criticizing the right, but his affiliation with Log Cabin Republicans was not listed. I hold no official [...]

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In defense of Sean

Dear BTL, Mr. Gregory Wright (in his July 14, 2005 letter) misses the mark when he feels compelled to somehow defend them from Sean Kosofsky's "windmill tilting." It's interesting how those folks who loiter on [...]

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Who should be mayor of Detroit?

Dear BTL, I love Detroit. I have volunteered my services to the improvement of the Detroit area communities by being involved in block clubs and community councils and working as a volunteer at the local [...]

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In last week's issue, we incorrectly identified the Harry Benjamin Standards of Care as the Henry Benjamin Standards (See "Hotter Than July! to host transgender summit July 29"). BTL regrets the error.

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On transgender inclusion

Gwendolyn Ann Smith's July 21 column ("HRC tiger can't change its stripes") reminds us all that a part of our community, OUR transgender sisters and brothers, are still struggling for equal representation, parity and inclusion [...]

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Art & Around

Wheelchair sports panel discussion to follow film opening ANN ARBOR Ð "Murderball," the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, will open at the Michigan Theater in Ann [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Donna Summer Sun. 7/31/05 Jerome Duncan Ford Theatre, Sterling Hts. Esthero Sun. 7/31/05 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Joe Firstman and Tony Lucca Sun. 7/31/05 Magic Bag, Ferndale Pela Mon. 8/1/05 The Ark, Ann [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Crowns' It's all in the 'hattitude' at Plowshares Even as a fashion-challenged white gay man, I've long recognized that there's both an art and a science to how black women wear hats. The same [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Twelfth Night' Love Ð and fun Ð is in the air at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival Two words not often associated with each other these days are "Shakespeare" and "fun." That's because some directors [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

‘Skin’ deep

Traumatic events impact different people in different ways. For the two boys who grow into troubled young men in Gregg Araki's latest film "Mysterious Skin," being sexually molested by their Little League coach, played to [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Cynthia Nixon hops into 'Rabbit Hole' The City still loves Cynthia Nixon, even without all the Sex. The artist formerly known as Miranda has just signed on for her 10th trip [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 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 [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a poor boy who dreams of finding a gold ticket in a bar of Wonka chocolate. When he becomes the fifth child in [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:06:56-05:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Reorientation Across 1 Black Party, for example 5 Harold's facial marks in "The Boys in the Band" 10 Jelly not for bread 14 Painting and sculpture, to Michelangelo 15 Film director Joseph 16 Top draft [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Meditate, Virgo! Confusion (Mercury retrograde opposing Neptune), wacky and frequently misguided inspirations (Venus opposing Uranus), and blind determination (Mars square Saturn) are wreaking havoc. Think ahead and go slowly. If you can [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 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 WORD [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Expecting something Q: I need a little advice. I have been dating "Sara" for about three months. For the most part, things are going pretty well between us. We have a lot [...]

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Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang A monthly testicular exam? For the past two columns, I've focused on female health. Now it's time to focus on a group I especially like ... men! And this month, I'd [...]

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Meet Alfalfa the BTL pet of the week

Alfalfa is an adorable four-month-old apricot and white short hair cat. He was brought to the shelter because his previous family could no longer care for him. Alfalfa is quite social and energetic. He will [...]

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Creep of the Week: Kansas Rep. Steve Huebert

Kansas Rep. Steve Huebert You've got to hand it to the Republicans. They've managed to completely co-opt the term "pro-family." Of course, to Republicans, "pro-family" actually means "anti-gay." It also has nothing to do with [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:36:35-05:00June 28th, 2005|News|

SHe Said

July 28, 2005 "Once it was revolutionary to publish a gay novel, or open a gay bookshop, but now the time may be upon us when the revolutionary thing to do is to retire the [...]

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A.L.O.R.D.E. reforms

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - The A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective has been reborn, and in its new form has found a new focus: African-American lesbian health. A.L.O.R.D.E. is an acronym for African-American Lesbians Organized to Renew [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:57:31-05:00June 28th, 2005|News|

Proposal 2 suit delayed until Aug. 16

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - A July 21 court hearing in the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's case seeking to limit the scope of the anti-family Proposal 2 has been delayed until Aug. [...]

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A decade of Black Gay Pride

DETROIT - Organizers over at the Black Pride Society, formerly known as Detroit Black Gay Pride, knew this year's celebration had to be special. They've spent a year planning it and by all accounts it [...]

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HTJ!2005 Schedule of Core Pride Events

FAMILY RE:UNION | PRIDE OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, July 27th | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn @ Harmonie Park, Downtown Detroit 351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 Donations: Accepted | Free Event FAMILY [...]

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Two teens hanged in Iran for gay sex

By BTL Staff IRAN - Two gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran last week for the 'crime' of homosexuality. On July 19 Mahmoud Asgari, 16, and Ayaz Marhoni, 18, were hanged publicly in the [...]

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Supreme Court battle begins

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - The record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. as a federal appeals court judge is short, but his association with conservatives who have opposed equal rights for [...]

By |2005-06-28T09:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2005|News|