Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Happy one year anniversary! Before I start with this month's column, I'd like to thank everyone who's been reading the column and e-mailing me with any additional questions. I'm hoping you've [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Q: I was with a man for three years. We were married for nine months when things went bad. It was my fault. I did not treat him very well. In fact [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Opinions|

Concert Connections

This Week: Dresden Dolls Thurs. 10/20/05 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Jonathan Richman Thurs. 10/20/05 Magic Bag, Ferndale Kanye West Sat. 10/22/05 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, Detroit BETTY Sat. 10/22/05 8 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor [...]

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Theater Events for the period Oct. 20-29

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. The Dead [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Steel Magnolias' Six top actresses, six excellent performances At the start of every season I'm often asked the following question: "Which shows are you looking forward to most this year?" There's never an easy [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Harper's Ferry/Mother Tongue' Social reformers take center stage at Matrix Theatre One night, two one-acts. Four actors, two per play. Two men on stage; one white, one black. Two women on [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Good Night, and Good Luck At the height of Sen. Joe McCarthy's 1950s Communist witch-hunts, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his producer, Fred Friendly (George Clooney), decide to take a [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Buck the BTL pet of the week

Meet Buck, an adorable six-month-old German shepherd mix. Buck is a bit shy at first but will warm up quickly once he adjusts to his surroundings. He loves to play and will need plenty of [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Family Doctor Across 1 Their fruits are acorns 5 Like half of the Odd Couple 9 Drag spikes 14 Russian river 15 Top draft level 16 Aged, to Byron 17 Letters over Mary's son 18 [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Tell your secrets, Scorpio! Just before going into Scorpio this year, the Sun conjoins Jupiter in Libra. This bodes well for all partnerships, but Libra is also the sign of opposing forces. [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Dionne does Dearborn

DEARBORN - After four decades in the business, Dionne Warwick shows no signs of slowing down. The legendary lady of song arrives in town this Saturday to kick off the concert season at the Ford [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Northern Exposure

HARRISVILLE - Ever feel like you just want to get away from it all? Fortunately in Michigan that's not so hard to do, and you don't have to go very far to reach pristine beaches, [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Behind the Reel

By R.J. Beaumia ROYAL OAK - Triangle Foundation's Reel Pride Michigan GLBT Film Fest kicks off this weekend at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. BTL reviews a small sampling of the festival's diverse [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Entertainment|

Oct. 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

Oct. 26 is the date of the second Intersex Awareness Day, a time to increase public education and awareness of intersex issues. Intersex refers to a series of medical conditions in which a child's genetic [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Sister Jeannine Gramick to visit UDM Oct. 25

DETROIT — One of the most recognized and respected advocates for gay inclusion in the Roman Catholic Church will be coming to the University of Detroit Mercy on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Together, [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:29:42-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Living healthy with HIV program offered Oct. 27

FERNDALE - The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project will provide a program for people living with HIV on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Como's restaurant in downtown Ferndale. Funded by a grant from Roche Laboratories, the program [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:31:45-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week: Lou Sheldon

Lou Sheldon Sometimes listening to right-wingers blow smoke would actually be funny if there weren't people who actually believe the stuff they say. Take a recent exchange between Lou Sheldon, the chairman and founder of [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Dearborn Heights passes Human Rights Ordinance

By Cornelius A. Fortune DEARBORN HEIGHTS - A proposed community and cultural relations commission ordinance that included sexual orientation and gender identity was passed Oct. 11 during a Dearborn Heights City Council meeting. The ordinance [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:39:35-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Cox’s request for stay dismissed as ‘absurd’

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - On Oct. 12, Michigan's Attorney General made yet another failed attempt to take health insurance and other benefits away from families, including families with children, headed by same-sex couples [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:14:17-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Gays excluded from Millions More event

By Bob Roehr WASHINGON - Leaders of the black LGBT community were shocked and dismayed at the rollercoaster of reconciliation and inclusion, then the last minute rejection of their participation in the Millions More Movement [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:41:19-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

GVSU’s National Coming Out Day event grows

By Tom Fleischmann GRAND RAPIDS - Halfway through the afternoon gathering in honor of National Coming Out Day, students in charge of Out N' About had already ran out of rainbow ribbons to give away. [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:06:15-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Triangle Pride PAC skips mayoral endorsement

BY JAN STEVENSON DETROIT - Triangle Pride PAC has endorsed no candidate for Detroit mayor. According to Sean Kosofsky, Triangle Pride PAC endorsement committee member, neither Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick or contender Freman Hendrix have returned [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:53:00-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Oct. 20, 2005

"The experience of going through this, of cleaning out my life - the chemo is like a plunger for your body and your soul. I just took that approach to everything. It's like, 'For heaven's [...]

By |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Family Rights Gay man can't sue despite legal union NEW YORK - A New York appeals court has ruled that a same-sex partner can't sue a Manhattan hospital for malpractice [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:53:15-05:00October 20th, 2005|News|

Editorial: Homophobia won out

On Oct. 15 an opportunity for historic inclusion of LGBT African-Americans in the Millions More Movement event was fumbled and lost due to homophobia. Back in February of this year Nation of Islam leader Minister [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:00:32-05:00October 20th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 |2005-10-20T09:00:00-04:00October 20th, 2005|Uncategorized|