Art & Around for the period Aug. 11-20

Architecture/Gardens/Tours: The Gardens & Grounds Specialty Tour Explore the nationally acclaimed, award winning landscape of the Ford House's 86 acres of woods, flowers and lagoon. The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores. Sat., [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Chris Isaak Thurs. 8/11/05 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Clay Aiken Fri. 8/12/05 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Clay Aiken Sat. 8/13/05 Clio Area Amphitheatre Patti LaBelle Sat. 8/13/05 8 p.m. [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Detroit Neutrino Project' Guerilla comedy invades Ann Arbor, film at 8 It's a Saturday evening in August. You and a date - or a friend, it really doesn't matter; heck, you could even be [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

Dream Cruise party invites LGBTs

By Sharon Gittleman BIRMINGHAM - The Exhibitionists' High Holy Day is almost here. Some may think the Dream Cruise is about cars - or t-shirt sales, but those in the know would disagree. The Dream [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:38:22-05:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

Out of Black history’s closet

By Leah Samuel John D'Emilio's new book, "Lost Prophet," a National Book Award finalist published by the University of Chicago Press, chronicles the political and personal life of Bayard Rustin. An activist and philosopher, Rustin [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:33:58-05:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Check your budget, Gemini! Mercury just went into Leo, stimulating bold new expression and pride in intellect. (Likely more pride than actual intellect!) Mars in Taurus offers stamina to carry through on [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

August 11, 2005 Hot Tickets Across 1 One who screws around 6 Like Cammermeyer's fatigues 10 Type of father Robert Reed played 14 Hanky color for navel lovers 15 Cherry Jones won one for "Doubt" [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

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 |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Dragged away Q: I can't believe what just happened to me. I was coming out of a gay bar two weeks ago. I was just walking along minding my own business, just [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron When it comes to the anti-gay industry, statistics don't have to be accurate, they just have to be controversial. Facts are for losers. Also working in the anti-gay industry's favor is the main-stream [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Domestic partner benefits hearing Aug. 16

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - The first hearing in National Pride at Work v. Granholm, the suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Project to protect domestic partner benefits for gay and [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Aug. 11, 2005

"I think when people see someone in drag they recognize the sense of self and the personal freedom in it. I sometimes like to go to Borders Books or the supermarket in drag. It's wonderful. [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Johnson and Price wed

Detroit couple Kalimah Johnson and Keisha Price exchanged vows at their wedding Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005. The wedding was held at Johnson's sister's home in Detroit's Boston Edison district. Judge B. Pennie Millender of Michigan's [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

APM board member Daniel Lee Stoepker dies

SOUTHFIELD - Daniel Lee Stoepker, 56, died Friday, Aug. 5. He was a long time board member of AIDS Partnership Michigan in Detroit and an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Detroit. He [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:57:57-05:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Time to register for Creating Change

WASHINGTON -- Registration is now under way for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 18th Annual Creating Change Conference, which will be held in Oakland, Calif. from Nov. 9-13. LGBT activists and allies are [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Lesbian comic ‘survives’ comedy competition

DEARBORN - On Friday, Aug. 5, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Executive Director Leslie Thompson was a true survivor. A comedy survivor, that is. Thompson survived to take second place at the second Michigan [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Pride in the Park with TransGender Michigan

In celebration of Transgender Awareness Day, TransGender Michigan will host a picnic at Bendemer Park in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event, from noon - 6 p.m., will feature barbecued food, outdoor activities, [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Roberts tied to landmark gay rights case

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - The news was startling but the reaction has been decidedly cautious on both sides. The Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 4 that U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr. provided [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:17:30-05:00August 11th, 2005|News|

APA approves marriage equality resolution

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman BALTIMORE, Md. - During the weekend of July 30, the American Psychiatric Association's Board of Trustees made the APA the first major U.S. medical organization to support equal marriage rights for [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:27:44-05:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Arizona: Arizona Together Coalition, a group opposing the state's anti-marriage amendment, said it's well on its way to raising $2 million for a TV and radio ad campaign. The group [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

All Politics is Loco: Kwame v Freman

By Sean Kosofsky The Heat is On. That is now the political situation between incumbent Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and challenger Freman Hendrix. "Heat is On" is also a song from the soundtrack of "Beverly [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Opinions|

Letter: Falwell’s folly

Dear BTL, Thanks for your very enlightening column on that preacher who thinks he may be God ("Jerry Falwell's latest" by John Corvino in the Aug. 4 issue of BTL). I was appalled at the [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:15:40-05:00August 11th, 2005|Opinions|

Letter: From the Detroit Health Department

The following letter was prompted by recent coverage in BTL of the Detroit Health Department and HIV/AIDS funding. Dear BTL, The City of Detroit, Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) HIV/AIDS Programs administers Title [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Opinions|

Letter: GOP apologies

Dear BTL, It is ironic that the Republicans have finally confessed to their racial divisiveness for the last 30+ years, and apologized to the NAACP for it now. They continue to spread hatred and fear [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:52:01-05:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|


BTL incorrectly reported the dates of two upcoming events sponsored by TransGender Michigan in last week's issue. The organization is holding a speakers bureau training in Grand Rapids on Aug. 27, not Aug. 28 as [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|

Editorial: Supreme indecision

Before anyone from the U.S. Supreme Court had even officially resigned, the battle over the Supreme Court had already begun. The right and the left had their scripts written and were following them verbatim before [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:36:33-05:00August 11th, 2005|Uncategorized|

All Politics is Loco: Kwame v Freman

By Sean Kosofsky The Heat is On. That is now the political situation between incumbent Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and challenger Freman Hendrix. "Heat is On" is also a song from the soundtrack of "Beverly [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Swimming in debt Q: I'm deeply in debt and falling behind on my payments. I need to find some relief and my problem is that I don't understand all the options [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Poll shows increased support for equal marriage rights WASHINGTON - The Pew Research Center released a poll Aug. 3 which shows an increase in the numbers of Americans who [...]

By |2005-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2005|News|