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OutFest artists left out

Dear BTL, I read the article about OutFest in last week's BTL and was appalled. The person who wrote the article listed who was playing at the main stage in Farmer's Market (most of those [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:15:46-05:00October 6th, 2005|Opinions|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte Clearcut By Nina Shengold. Anchor Books, 342 pages, $13 paper Boys love girl, girl loves boys, and boy loves boy in this memorable debut novel, a sexually steamy and emotionally engaging menage [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Oct. 6-15

Architecture/Gardens/Tours: The Bird Walk Search for and observe the more than 170 species of birds that can be found on the grounds of Ford House. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores. Daily through [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: The Laura Cortese Band Thurs. 10/6/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor Aqualung and Tracy Bonham Fri. 10/7/05 Calvin College, Grand Rapids Foo Fighters and Weezer Fri. 10/7/05 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit New Pornographers & [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Our Town' Enjoy a slice of Americana at UDM "Why are (or aren't) you reviewing shows staged by the area's educational theaters," is a question that many - if not most - of the [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Preview: Matrix Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season Theater pioneers prove there's no business like show business in Detroit If, as the saying goes, there's nothing that succeeds like success, then Shaun and Wesley Nethercott must be [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley At face value Q: My boyfriend and I have been fighting over this problem, so we decided to bring it to you to decide who is right. Here's our problem: The issue [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Starting on your own Q: I have been dissatisfied with my work for some time and am thinking about making some changes and going into business for myself. I'm a woman [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Flightplan Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) boards a plane in Berlin with her young daughter and, midway through the flight, discovers the child has vanished. When Kyle tries to find her, she's informed that [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Bella the BTL pet of the week

Bella is an adorable 10-month-old black and white terrier mix. She is a very friendly dog who loves everyone she meets. Bella is compatible with children over the age of five. She should meet any [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

It's Her Party Across 1 Shout to Nellie 5 Alexander who was under Nixon 9 Gay-friendly Barrett 13 Playwright Lorraine 15 Sherman Hemsley religious sitcom 16 Lesley Gore Oscar-nominated song from "Fame" 18 ___-mo sexual [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Meditate, Aquarius! After a series of stressful quincunxes, squares, and oppositions, we finally get some easy aspects! The Sun in Libra, trine Neptune in Aquarius, focuses on new takes on social and [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Oct. 6-15

Professional Theater/Opera: 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. $22.50-$45. 313-872-1000. www.nederlanderdetroit.com. Broadway Bound [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

EMU’s OutWeek Event Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 9: 7 p.m. - The Kinsey Sicks. Pease Auditorium. Tickets $12, $5 for EMU students. Monday, Oct. 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Rainbow Ribbon Drive. McKenny Union, LGBTRC. 12-1:30 - p.m. [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:01:17-05:00October 6th, 2005|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Senator Alan Cropsey

Senator Alan Cropsey As the rock band Judas Priest is "Hell Bent for Leather," so is Michigan Senator Alan Cropsey (R-Dewitt) hell bent for homos. He just can't stop thinking about them, specifically about how [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:04:15-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Oct. 13, 2005

"There's so much shame attached to all forms of sexuality in America, let alone homosexuality. You have to say, 'It's great being gay. I'm great. The person I am is good enough and absolutely as [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|News|

AIDS Walk Michigan: Funds down, spirits up

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Despite beautiful weather and an increase of one thousand walkers over 2004, AIDS Walk Michigan has raised about 14.5 percent less than the event collected last year, according to [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:38:16-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

Emotions Anonymous to meet at Affirmations

FERNDALE Ð Emotions Anonymous is forming a new chapter that will meet at Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve-step [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|News|

Statewide GSA to kick off Oct. 15

FERNDALE - In an effort coordinated by Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, students from around the metro Detroit area and the state will gather together to create a Regional Gay Straight Alliance at a [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:23:01-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

TransGender Michigan expands Executive Board

LANSING - TransGender Michigan has announced the appointment of Raynard 'Toney' Campbell and Sabrina J. Arbour to the organization's Executive Board. Campbell, nineteen, is from Detroit, and is in his second year with AmeriCorps through [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|News|

TransGender Michigan seeking donors for scholarship fund

LANSING - TransGender Michigan is in the process of creating a scholarship fund for college and university students in Michigan who are actively working to counter transgender oppression. TransGender Michigan's T.J. Jourian Scholarship is named [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:00:38-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

PFLAG volunteer Barbara Lee Christiansen passes

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HUNTINGTON WOODS - PFLAG volunteer Barbara Lee Christiansen passed away on Monday, Sept. 19 in her Huntington Woods home. According to her obituary in the Sept. 21 Daily Tribune, Christiansen "enriched [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:47:49-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

Come OUT, come OUT, wherever you are

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Have you always wanted to come out, but didn't want to take that step alone? Never fear - on Tuesday, Oct. 11, LGBTs will be coming out all over on [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|News|

What the Roberts confirmation means for gays

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - The confirmation last Thursday of federal judge John Roberts Jr. to become the next Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court said some things about the status of gay civil [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Marriage Schwarzenegger vetoes equal marriage bill, signs other pro-gay bills SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger followed through Sept. 28 on his promise to veto a bill to legalize equal marriage [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:06:02-05:00October 6th, 2005|News|

Come out talking

National Coming Out Day is Tuesday, Oct. 11. How will you spend it? Are you out and proud in your life? Or is your sexual-orientation on a need-to-know basis if others know it at all? [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Uncategorized|

A home away from home

BELLAIRE - David Schulz and Jim Walker love their home, and they want to share it with everyone - inside and out. This couple, who gave up their corporate jobs to follow their dream of [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Guides|

Home is where you hang your heart

Home. The word means different things to different people. Everyone has a home, whether you own your own house, rent an apartment, sleep in your parents' basement or live in a van down by the [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Guides|

Color your home with the feeling of fall

As the air becomes crisp and we spend more time indoors, it's time to make your home look as warm and inviting as possible. The hottest new home decorating trends are reflecting the colorful changing [...]

By |2005-10-06T09:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2005|Guides|