All Politics is Loco: Pope BeneDictator

By | 2018-01-16T01:40:50+00:00 October 6th, 2005|Opinions|

By Sean Kosofsky I have had it. As someone who was raised Roman Catholic and benefited from Catholic school education, I am finally at the point where I am ready to tell my Catholic friends [...]

OutFest artists left out

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period Oct. 6-15

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

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 [...]

Concert Connections

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

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 & [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

Ask The Debt Free Diva

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

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 [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Meet Bella the BTL pet of the week

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes

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

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Oct. 6-15

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

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 [...]

EMU’s OutWeek Event Calendar

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

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. [...]

Creep of the Week: Senator Alan Cropsey

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

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 [...]

SHe Said Oct. 13, 2005

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

"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 [...]

AIDS Walk Michigan: Funds down, spirits up

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

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 [...]

Emotions Anonymous to meet at Affirmations

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

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 [...]

Statewide GSA to kick off Oct. 15

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

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 [...]

TransGender Michigan expands Executive Board

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

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 [...]

TransGender Michigan seeking donors for scholarship fund

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

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 [...]

PFLAG volunteer Barbara Lee Christiansen passes

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

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 [...]

Come OUT, come OUT, wherever you are

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

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 [...]

What the Roberts confirmation means for gays

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

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 [...]

National News Briefs

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

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 [...]

Come out talking

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

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? [...]

A home away from home

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

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 [...]

Home is where you hang your heart

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

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 [...]

Color your home with the feeling of fall

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

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 [...]