Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Flying high into the golden years Q: I am a single woman and have three years to retirement. It's overwhelming to think about all the things I have to look at [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Discovering me Q: I know you are probably so tired of people whining about coming out and being gay, but I have had such a devastating experience and just need to tell someone. I decided [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Opinions|

Fit to serve God?

By Mubarak Dahir To anyone who has followed the long history of anti-gay edicts out of the Catholic Church, the latest development in its anti-gay campaign will come as no surprise. According to numerous published [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Opinions|

Concert Connections

This Week: Feist Fri. 9/9/05 Magic Bag, Ferndale Portastatic Sat. 9/10/05 Krafthaus Brewery, Kalamazoo Green Day w/ Jimmy Eat World Sun. 9/11/05 Palace of Auburn Hills Sufjan Stevens Sun. 9/11/05 The Majestic, Detroit Sufjan Stevens [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Sep. 8-17

Professional Theater: Altar Boyz A holy-inspiring musical comedy about five small-town boys trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. City Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun. through Dec. 18. 313-872-1000. And The Winner [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

The 2005 Wilde Awards It's official: It truly was 'One Wilde Night' More than 200 people from Michigan's professional theater, LGBT and political communities came together Sept. 1 for "One Wilde Night" - and that's [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

Where You Live Tracy Chapman (Elektra/Wea) Seventeen years after "Fast Car" and ten years after "Give Me One Reason" dominated the airwaves, Tracy Chapman continues to make music that is honest, direct, smart and politically [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out The Brothers Grimm Wilhelm (Matt Damon) and Jacob Grimm (Heath Ledger) earn good coin as con men, roaming the 19th-century German countryside and pretending to vanquish demons. Their stagecraft is impressive, but useless [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Chickadee the BTL pet of the week

Chickadee is a beautiful four-year-old Snowshoe mix cat with gorgeous taupe markings and stunning blue eyes. She is looking for a new home because her previous family moved and left her behind. Chickadee is a [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:26:14-05:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Clang, Clang, Clang ... Across 1 Type of toy 4 "An American in Paris" actress 9 Music man's org. 14 "We ___ everywhere" ('70s slogan) 15 City in the Osmonds' home state 16 Dorothy, to [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Be honest, Leo! Saturn is in Leo quincunx to Uranus in Pisces until Oct. 7. Expect twitches in religious institutions pointing to big changes in a few years. Clashes between tender egos [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Winners of the 2004-05 Wilde Awards

WINNERS, READERS' CHOICE AWARDS: Favorite Professional Touring Production: "Hairspray" - Masonic Temple Theatre Favorite Local Professional Production - COMEDY: "Over the Tavern" - BoarsHead Theatre; Jane Page, director Favorite Local Professional Production - DRAMA: "Driving [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:54:39-05:00September 8th, 2005|Entertainment|

Creativity with a conscience

DETROIT - Socially conscious art collectors have a dream come true event to attend this month. On Saturday, Sept. 24 the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project holds its annual Artworks for Life event, now in its [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Ministers to shake tails for WAGS

PONTIAC - On Sept. 24, Pontiac's Club Flamingo will be hosting a first - the first-ever drag performance by Reverend Mark Bidwell and Reverend Deborah Dysert, pastors of Metropolitan Community Churches in Ferndale and Clarkston. [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:49:23-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week: Michael Marcavage

Michael Marcavage Since religious fundamentalists have blamed "the gays" for everything from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks to the tsunami in Asia last year, it was only a matter of time before the devastation [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:27:40-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Full Truth Ministry celebrates sixteen years

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On Sunday, Sept. 11, Full Truth Ministry will celebrate sixteen years of service to the LGBT community of Detroit. In the best tradition of the African-American Christian church, Full [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:29:30-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

UofM welcomes LGBT students back to school

By Sara Holwerda ANN ARBOR - Labor Day meant Gayz Craze for the LGBTA Commission at the University of Michigan. This annual event was held on the northern end of Palmer field under sprawling maize [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:57:37-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

New Orleans gay community weathers Katrina

By Ed Walsh NEW ORLEANS - CW Stambaugh thought he dodged a bullet. The Owner of the popular Starlight by the Park bar on the outskirts of New Orleans' French Quarter decided to defy Hurricane [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:55:54-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman California: The state Senate approved legislation Sept. 1 that would legalize equal marriage rights, a vote that makes the chamber the first legislative body in the country to approve an [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Family Rights Courts to hear arguments in lesbian custody case MONTPELIER, Vt. - A custody battle over a child born to a lesbian couple has produced dueling court rulings in [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Rehnquist leaves behind anti-gay legacy

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - No justice has voted against the interests of gays more times than Chief Justice William Rehnquist. And yet, under no Chief Justice have gays seen more significant gains than Rehnquist. [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:53:08-05:00September 8th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Sept. 8, 2005

"Why is President Bush more concerned with the state of marriage than the state of Louisiana? ThatÕs what the New Orleans City Business paper asked in early February, a couple of weeks after BushÕs State [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|News|

Sistrum seeks singers

Open auditions for Sistrum, the Lansing Women's Chorus, will be held Monday, Sept. 12 and 19 from 6-7 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 1020 South Harrison Road, East Lansing. A full rehearsal will follow from [...]

By |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 |2005-09-08T09:00:00-04:00September 8th, 2005|Uncategorized|