The Gay Moralist: In defense of pleasure

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: [...]

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Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Transmissions: Out for good

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 [...]

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

Coal dust memories: the union forever

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 [...]

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

Concert Connections

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, [...]

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

Theater Events for the period Sept. 15-24

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

Let’s hear it for Detroit

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 [...]

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

Sober praise for mature writer

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 [...]

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

Missing Katrina coverage

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 [...]

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

Art & Around for the period Sept. 15-24

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. & [...]

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

Book Marks

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls XTRA

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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 [...]

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

Q Puzzle

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes

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 [...]

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

Triangle Foundation dinner Sept. 18

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 [...]

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

Family Town Hall picks up new sponsors

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 [...]

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

SHe Said Sept. 15, 2005

"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 [...]

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

Katrina: local ways to help OUT

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 [...]

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

Project tells LGBT elders’ stories

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. [...]

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

Southern Decadence goes on despite storm

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 [...]

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

LGBT community steps up hurricane relief efforts

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. [...]

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

LGBTs nationwide join hurricane relief efforts

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 [...]

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

National News Briefs

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 [...]

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

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

Vote For The Ultimate Gay Or Lesbian Car

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 [...]

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