The Gay Moralist: Who decides?

By John Corvino Recently I received the following question from a reader: "I have read and thought over some of your comments concerning morality and homosexuality and would like to ask you a question: Where [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley In the spotlight Q: I don't know where to turn. I was recently contacted by the police because my ex girlfriend's child has apparently accused me of sexually molesting her. Melissa is [...]

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Transmissions: A legislative lesson

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith An amazing thing happened in Washington, D.C. lately. Here, in the fifth year of a Republican-controlled congress serving under a Republican President, a piece of LGBT-friendly legislation made it through the [...]

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Hairdresser Nation

by R.J. Beaumia My local cable company recently added to its lineup the gay network Logo. All gay, 24 hours a day. When I was notified that I'd be getting the channel I was as [...]

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Offended by cartoon

Dear BTL, I was reading your paper and was very upset by the comic "Dykes to Watch Out For" in the Oct. 6 issue. In the United States everyone has the right to freedom of [...]

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Where are the Dems at?

Dear BTL, Where's my party leadership? I have always been there for my Democratic Party, I haven't always been especially active, but I vote most of the time, and encourage others to vote. I try [...]

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In defense of the church

Dear BTL, So, Sean Kosofsky is angry at the Catholic Church again, specifically the Vatican ("Pope BeneDictator" from the Oct. 6 issue of BTL ). Surprise! Now he wants his friends and the rest of [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Death Cab for Cutie Fri. 10/14/05 Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor Paul McCartney Fri. 10/14 & Sat. 10/15/05 Palace Of Auburn Hills Healthy White Baby Fri. 10/14/05 Juke's, Grand Rapids Electric Six Sat. 10/15/05 [...]

By |2005-10-13T09:00:00-04:00October 13th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Heidelberg Project' Two Detroit artists, one fascinating challenge Art is a challenge, the audience is told in "The Heidelberg Project: Squatting in the Circle of the Elder Mind." And so is watching - [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Sylvia' Hilberry opens season with 'shaggy dog' love story If you're unprepared for it, Scene One of "Sylvia" can be startling. A woman clad in nondescript browns bounds onto the stage [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Capote Writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) travels to Kansas - accompanied by childhood friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) - to pen a magazine article about a family's murder. Instead, after befriending killers [...]

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Q Puzzle

"On the Streets Where We Live" Across 1 Doesn't leave uncut 6 Family diagram 10 Places for studs 15 International Gay Bowling Organization button 16 Get juice from a fruit 17 Response to an on-line [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Develop new ideas, Virgo! This will be a horny, energetic, sensual week, but not without effort. The Sun is sextile to Pluto, boosting erotic drive and other compulsions. Keep it clean and [...]

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Theater Events for the period Oct. 13-22

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. Broadway Bound [...]

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Hear Me Out

Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled Melissa Etheridge (Island) Seventeen years after her first self-titled album, Melissa Etheridge has her first greatest hits collection. It's fitting that the record opens with a cover of Tom [...]

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Creep of the Week: Sen. Mike Goschka

Sen. Mike Goschka Sticks and stones may break my bones but names, well, it sucks to get called names. But if Sen. Mike Goschka (R-Brant Township) can call my family "perverse" I can call him [...]

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PFLAG demands apology from state senator

By The Associated Press SAGINAW - State Sen. Michael J. Goschka brushed off an apology demand from a gay rights group upset by his description of unions between committed homosexual couples as "utter perversity." The [...]

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Conservatives split over Miers nomination

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Harriet Miers' qualifications to be a Supreme Court justice and her views on privacy rights will be a focus of her confirmation hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter [...]

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Black Out 2006 initiative announced

WASHINGTON - The International Federation of Black Gay Prides and the National Black Justice Coalition have announced "Black Out 2006," a year-long effort to enlist at least 2,006 Black LGBT and same gender loving people [...]

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Rainbow Families parenting conference Oct. 16

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - The Lesbian Moms' Network of Washtenaw County will present their second annual parenting conference for LGBT families on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. "Given the challenges [...]

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Rainbow Families to have F.U.N. October 29

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - After helping give birth to several lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family events around the country, the national organization Family Pride Coalition has midwifed a local group, Rainbow [...]

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SHe Said Oct. 20, 2005

"[Homophobia is] the last bastion of popular discrimination, sometimes justified by religious scripture that exploits the worst aspects of human nature in order to sometimes feed a political agenda." - Michigan Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington [...]

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‘Ties Like Me’ a network for the community

By Cornelius A. Fortune ROYAL OAK - When Reid Beyerlein describes why he and business partner Robert Lalicki chose the name "Ties Like Me" for an after-work networking group there's a slight tinge of humor [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Religion Vatican official: Document does not ban gay priests VATICAN CITY - A Vatican document expected to be made public soon stops short of a sweeping ban on homosexuals entering [...]

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Editorial: Respect is the answer

When we were children, our parents would encourage us to respect people - our elders, other family members, friends and neighbors. They would explain to us that even though someone is different, or even if [...]

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Community Connections

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

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