The Gay Moralist: Loving Detroit

By John Corvino It happened again last night. While away from home I met someone who asked me where I lived. When I replied "Detroit," he sneered, "Oh, I'm sorry." "Don't be," I retorted. I [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Opinions|

Editorial: Holier than thou

Right-wing leaders looking to remake American democracy into a conservative theocracy gathered Aug. 14 for "Justice Sunday II," a grand revival affair aimed at tearing into the nation's courts and accusing them, more of less, [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:33:43-05:00August 18th, 2005|Uncategorized|


In our Aug. 5 issue, we incorrectly identified attorney Kendra Kleber as Kendra Cleaver. (See "Ferndale man claims partner failed to disclose HIV status".) BTL apologizes for the error.

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

The ripple effects of hate

By Donna Payne, HRC's Senior Diversity Organizer Just weeks ago, Rev. Willie Wilson delivered a hateful sermon, antagonizing lesbians and spewing anti-gay messages. Outcry poured forth. But trust has yet to be rebuilt and today [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Aug. 18-27

Architecture/Gardens/Tours: Glorious Gardens of the Historic Homes Tour the amazing gardens at three of metro Detroit's historic wonders: The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores (313-884-4222), Cranbrook House and Gardens in Bloomfield [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Amber Sat. 8/20/05 Elysium Lounge, Detroit Hilary Duff Sat. 8/20/05 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston Brian Wilson Sun. 8/20/05 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Willie Nelson Mon. 8/21/05 DTE Energy Music Theatre, [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Preview: "In iPod We Trust" Finally: Second City returns (but in Novi) Since its unexpected departure from Hockeytown nearly a year-and-a-half ago, The Second City Detroit has pretty much fallen off the cultural radar. The [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Home run for actor

DETROIT - Unlike many teachers during their summer break, Ray Schultz didn't take a vacation this year, find a temporary job or continue his own education. He's actually doing all three, at the same time [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "My One-night Stand With Cancer" By Tania Katan. Alyson Books, 286 pages, $15.95 paper. Playwright Katan's one-night stand with cancer in fact stretched over a decade. She lost one breast in 1992, [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out The Dukes of Hazzard Cousins Bo (Seann William Scott), Luke (Johnny Knoxville), and Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson) are simple country kids who like to race their car and cause trouble for Boss Hogg [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

R & R Across 1 "Exotica" director Egoyan 5 Lanchester of "The Bride of Frankenstein" 9 Poles for your first mate 14 Queens stadium name 15 Poppers packaging 16 Stereos, in Johnny Mathis' day 17 [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Find creative projects, Taurus! Venus just entered Libra, her home sign, so she should radiate sweetness and charm upon us all. But, no... She's instantly sextile to Saturn in Leo, so we [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Taste from the past Q: Some days one just shouldn't get out of bed, this was one of those days. I went out running right before breakfast; this is something I do [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|Opinions|

Transmissions: Let no-one cast asunder

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Same-sex marriage. I cannot even begin to imagine how many words have been written on the topic over the last handful of years, from the congressional record to, well, this very [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:18:19-05:00August 18th, 2005|Opinions|

SHe Said Aug. 18, 2005

"If you believe what advocacy groups say about [Supreme Court nominee John] Roberts, a clear picture of the judge has emerged: he's either a mad bomber of women's abortion clinics or a homo-tastic friend of [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day Sept. 23

On Sept. 23, bisexual activists, friends, and allies in at least two countries will celebrate the sixth International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Celebrations are planned so far in The Netherlands and Boston. The Day was first [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

Flint LGBT organizations celebrate anniversary

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FLINT - On Aug. 14, The Rowan Education Network and The Genesee County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Flint [...]

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Deposition of priest not a ‘gay issue’

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FLINT - An Episcopal priest claims he was not ousted from the church over homosexuality despite news reports to the contrary. According to an Aug. 5 Flint Journal report, the Rev. [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

Nancy Wilson elected new MCC Moderator

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman CALGARY, Ont. - On July 24, Reverend Nancy Wilson - who served as pastor of Detroit's Metropolitan Community Church from 1975-1979 - was elected to succeed Rev. Troy Perry as Moderator [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman California: The state Supreme Court refused to immediately take up a legal challenge to the state's ban on equal marriage. The Attorney General had asked the justices to directly review [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Conservative group withdraws support of Roberts WASHINGTON - A conservative group in Virginia, Public Advocate of the United States, said Aug. 9 it was withdrawing its support for Supreme [...]

By |2005-08-18T09:00:00-04:00August 18th, 2005|News|

Study finds insecure men more homophobic

ITHACA, NY - Sometimes, stereotypes are true. According to a Cornell University researcher, threaten a man's masculinity and he will assume more "macho" attitudes, including propensities for gay bashing and supporting the Iraq war. "I [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:57:20-05:00August 18th, 2005|News|