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The Gay Moralist: In defense of pleasure

By |2018-01-16T10:10:00-05:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

By John Corvino One of the delights of being a philosophy professor is that I occasionally come across charming texts in the history of ethics. Here's Mary Warnock in her 1960 classic Ethics Since 1900: [...]

Dear Jody

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Advice for 'Shaking in my Boots' Q: I am writing to you regarding your advice to the man who signed his letter with "Shaking in my Boots" in the Aug. 25 issue [...]

Transmissions: Out for good

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith In 1952, Christine Jorgensen made banner headlines on newspapers across the country. She pushed nuclear bomb tests off the front page simply by getting sexual reassignment surgery. She wasn't the first [...]

Coal dust memories: the union forever

By |2018-01-16T11:36:20-05:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

by R.J. Beaumia Contained within my DNA is a propensity for male pattern baldness, for being overweight, and for being gay. The evidence for this is scattered throughout family photo albums in the many snapshots [...]

Concert Connections

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Uncategorized|

This Week: Billy Idol Sun. 9/16/05 Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre, Sterling Hts. Sweet Honey in the Rock Mon. 9/17/05 The Whiting, Flint Sigur Rós Tues. 9/20/05 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor Upcoming: Beck Thurs. 9/22/05 State Theatre, [...]

Theater Events for the period Sept. 15-24

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Let’s hear it for Detroit

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I just read Dr. John Corvino's convincing article regarding the joys of Detroit ("The Gay Moralist: Loving Detroit" from the Aug. 18, 2005 issue of BTL ). I must admit, I've only [...]

Sober praise for mature writer

By |2018-01-16T05:34:49-05:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Wow - great article by Charles Alexander ("Parting Glances: One ray at a time" from the Aug. 25, 2005 issue of BTL He is not afraid to lay his soul bare in [...]

Missing Katrina coverage

By |2018-01-16T08:53:03-05:00September 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Missing. That is how one could describe last week's issue of BTL. Missing any substantive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, which the exception of the short blurbs on how the Southern Decadence party was [...]

Art & Around for the period Sept. 15-24

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Arts Festivals: Michigan Renaissance Festival Return to the days of yore and partake in games of skill, roam the festive village marketplace, enjoy non-stop entertainment or visit the magical children's realm. Hollygrove, Holly. Sat. & [...]

Book Marks

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte Bliss By Fiona Zedde. Kensington Books, 296 pages, $14 paper For its first few chapters, this is a torrid sizzler of a novel. Bliss Sinclair is a straight and straight-laced big-city professional [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'King o' the Moon' Times change, not family love at BoarsHead In last season's smash hit, "Over the Tavern," BoarsHead Theatre patrons were introduced to the Pazinski family, a fairly typical blue-collar Catholic family [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

By John Quinn Review: 'Tape' Memory or Memorex? 'Tape' challenges perceptions For so small a play, "Tape" covers a lot of ground. It has only three characters, one set and runs without intermission. Yet the [...]

Now Playing

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Just Out A Sound of Thunder In 2055, tycoon Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) capitalizes on new time-travel technology by offering prehistoric hunts. One goes wrong, altering evolution, and it's up to safari guide Travis Ryer [...]

Q Puzzle

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

New York, New York Across 1 Campbell of "Longtime Companion" 6 Words said while holding a pair of queens 10 Old coin of Michelangelo's country 14 Matt, who once dressed as J.Lo 15 Queen of [...]

Q Scopes

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Channel your energy, Sagittarius! While Jupiter and Pluto are sextile, opening up philosophical discussions, Mars is in Taurus, quincunx to both of them, forcing practical applications. A Mercury-Sun conjunction in Virgo aspects [...]

Triangle Foundation dinner Sept. 18

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DEARBORN - Governor Jennifer Granholm will make a repeat appearance at the Triangle Foundation's annual dinner on Sept. 18. When she first attended, in 2003, she was the first sitting Michigan [...]

Family Town Hall picks up new sponsors

By |2018-01-16T12:00:50-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - The LGBT community's first-ever Family Town Hall has picked up new sponsors - TransGender Michigan, Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, and Pride At Work have joined the Triangle [...]

SHe Said Sept. 15, 2005

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|News|

"Gov. James McGreevey of New Jersey had to resign last year after acknowledging that he had elevated his patronage peccadillo, an Israeli poet named Golan Cipel, to be his special assistant on homeland security without [...]

Katrina: local ways to help OUT

By |2018-01-16T16:23:59-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Members of the LGBT community who want to funnel their aid to hurricane Katrina victims through LGBT-friendly organizations have a chance to do so locally. Below is a list of what [...]

Project tells LGBT elders’ stories

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - In 1952, Michael Golden was 14 years old - and he had a secret. "I came home and on TV, there was a live program with Sen. McCarthy," said Golden. [...]

Southern Decadence goes on despite storm

By |2018-01-16T12:18:12-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Ed Walsh NEW ORLEANS - In a defiant show of resilience, the planned Southern Decadence parade through New Orleans' French Quarter went on as planned, albeit on a much smaller scale. "Instead of the [...]

LGBT community steps up hurricane relief efforts

By |2018-01-22T18:48:18-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

The LGBT community and allied organizations are actively involved in hurricane relief efforts at local, state and national levels. The full scope of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina will likely take months to ascertain. [...]

LGBTs nationwide join hurricane relief efforts

By |2018-01-23T05:21:38-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

By Ed Walsh NEW ORLEANS - The LGBT liaison for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is sharply critical of the American Red Cross's response to Hurricane Katrina. Larry Bagneris is encouraging the LGBT community to [...]

National News Briefs

By |2018-01-16T16:19:22-05:00September 15th, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Schwarzenegger to veto equal marriage bill SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Sept. 7 he will veto a bill that would have made California the first state to [...]

Community Connections

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at [email protected], fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

Vote For The Ultimate Gay Or Lesbian Car

By |2005-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2005|Guides|

A few months back Car Talk, the popular radio show on NPR stations throughout the country, asked visitors to vote for the "top five guy cars and chick cars." Thousands of nominations poured in as [...]

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