Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Accepting yourself, truthfully Q: My mother was watching TV the other day and saw a news program about a guy who has a program to help men deny their homosexual behavior. He [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Opinions|

Concert Connections

This Week: American Idols Live Thurs. 8/4/05 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Duncan Sheik & Adam Richman Thurs. 8/4/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor Neil Diamond Thurs. 8/4/05 Palace of Auburn Hills George Duke and Lalah Hathaway [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Take Me Out' Performance Network stages major league hit When most gays and lesbians decide to "come out" - that is, when they choose to reveal their sexual orientation to the people around them [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente The case of the queer detective "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking" probably won't ring a bell with audiences devoted to the famous fictional detective. That's with good [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

In A Family Way: All of our families

By Ari Lev These are heady times to be in queer families. Both locally and nationally lesbian and gay couples, same-sex marriage, gay adoption and transgender civil rights are making the news. Perhaps it is [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing: Movie Reviews

Just Out The Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is an alcoholic, washed-out major-league baseball player working as an exterminator and part-time little league coach. His team, The Bears, is a band of [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Kia the BTL pet of the week

Kia is a beautiful two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix with a gorgeous chocolate coat. She was found as a stray and brought to the shelter to find a loving home. Kia is a friendly girl who [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Made To Be Broken Across 1 Lucas of "Longtime Companion" 6 What you shake when you come quickly 10 Scripture holders for congregation Beth Simchat Torah 14 Artist Eva 15 Hang out 16 Hit the [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Play doctor, Pisces! Mercury retrograding past the Sun in Leo is so Norma Desmond: arrogant miscommunications, plans gone awry, and that great line, "We didn't need words. We had faces!" Neptune opposes [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Hear Me OUT July, 2005

The Brighter Side of Me Namoli Brennet The first thing that struck me while listening to "The Brighter Side of Me" is that it's impossible to tell the gender of the singer. The effect is [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

Orchard Lake art show to dazzle

ORCHARD LAKE - The third Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show will be at the Orchard Lake St. Mary's campus Aug. 5-7. The show will feature about 150 juried artists from around the country and [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:16:38-05:00August 4th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Anti-gay petition drive declared successful AUGUSTA, Maine - Voters will decide in November whether to repeal Maine's newly enacted gay rights law, the state's chief elections officer said July [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Aug. 4, 2005

"Even a straight man, you know, has the right to have good hair." - NASCAR driver Brian Vickers on the accusation that his sponsor, Garnier Fructis, is too gay for NASCAR during a July 2005 [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Triangle Foundation Catalyst Awardees announced

DETROIT - The Triangle Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2005 Catalyst Awards, which will be presented at the organization's annual dinner. Five outstanding activists and organizations were been named. The awards recognize significant [...]

By |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Ferndale Pub Crawl a huge success

FERNDALE - An estimated 1,100 people participated in the ninth annual Ferndale Pub Crawl, an annual walking tour of 18 restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs July 29. In addition to a good time being had by [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:41:59-05:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Detroit area sees rise in syphilis cases

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - What do Michigan's Department of Health and the city of Detroit's ball culture have in common? Both are working to stop a sudden rise in cases of syphilis infection [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:17:23-05:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Conference explores LGBT faith and politics

By Sharon Gittleman YPSILANTI - Rabbi Michael Lerner would like to transform American culture. "The movement I am talking about, if it is successful, will speak to the spiritual crisis in American society - the [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:48:18-05:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Whosoever Ministry awards scholarship

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On July 10, Detroit's Whosoever Ministry awarded a $500 scholarship to Angel Mosely, a lesbian single mom who is working toward an Associate degree in Psychology at Wayne County [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:05:58-05:00August 4th, 2005|News|

Editorial: Facing the sun

"Your job is to get up every day and be grateful to God for your DNA. It took an artist divine to make this design!" These words were spoken by the Rev. James A. Forbes [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:52:55-05:00August 4th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 |2005-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2005|Uncategorized|