Dear Jody

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Great deliberator Q: First, let me give you a little background before I tell you my problem. I am a 24-year-old dyke who attends college, and I live with my parents. I [...]

Parting Glances: Pause that refreshes?

By | 2018-01-15T22:51:37+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Opinions|

I find myself indulging in the delectable savoring of one, two, and sometimes three of what in the greasy spoon trade are called "sliders": small hamburgers with cheese slices, fried onions, kosher pickles, and garnishes [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Uncategorized|

This Week: Dolly Parton Thurs. 10/27/05 Fox Theatre, Detroit Broken Social Scene Thurs. 10/27/05 Majestic Theatre, Detroit Gwen Stefani Sat. 10/29/05 Palace of Auburn Hills Spoon Sat. 10/29/05 8 p.m. Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit The [...]

Theater Events for the period Oct. 27-Nov. 5

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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. Arlecchino, Servant [...]

‘Transgender Monologues’ returns

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Uncategorized|

FLINT - TransGender Michigan will present "Transgender Monologues" on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Flint's Good Beans Cafe. The show has previously been produced at Michigan State University and was "a big success," according to TransGender [...]

Remembering Rosa Parks

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, It's after midnight and I can't sleep... I told my friend and loved one who happens to be white that I was sorry if I seemed kind of down. Sitting on his couch [...]

Book Marks

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson By Robert Hofler. Carroll & Graf, 468 pages, $26.95 hardcover It's no secret, these days, that Rock [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'Peter Pan' Show about not growing up ages well An interesting thought hit me last week as I was leaving the Fisher Theatre following the opening night performance of the musical "Peter Pan." None [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'Julius Caesar' 'Brush up your Shakespeare': More than a show tune A college professor of mine opened class one day by proposing, "One does not go to the theater to SEE Shakespeare. One goes [...]

Now Playing

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

Just Out Domino Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) has issues. She's fashion model and the child of a well-known actor, raised with money, privilege, and stunning looks. So what does she do? Chuck it all to [...]

Meet Hestia the BTL pet of the week

By | 2018-01-15T21:38:33+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

Hestia is a beautiful three-year-old orange and white medium hair cat. She is looking for a new home because her previous family did not have room to keep her. Hestia is an independent kitty who [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

E-volution Across 1 On top of that 5 Became erect 10 Org. of fey Dudley Doright 14 Work your fingers to the bone 15 Composer Ned 16 Like phone sex, in a way 17 Being [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mean what you say, Leo! Don't be lax with your prophylaxis! The love goddess, Venus, lines up with sex bomb Pluto while lucky Jupiter goes into Pluto's sign, Scorpio. With Sun in [...]

Kansas queen

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

In 1959 two men shot and killed an entire family in a small Kansas town. The murders would change the life of a gay, upper-crest New York City writer forever. That writer was Truman Capote, [...]

Lucky for Life

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Entertainment|

By John Polly "How are you? That's how people greet me now, and I keep forgetting that they don't want just an 'Oh, I'm fine, thanks' answer, they want details." Melissa Etheridge, the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter [...]

Creep of the Week: The Ku Klux Klan

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

The Ku Klux Klan Of all the hate groups in this country none is as well recognized, or as uniformly accessorized, as the Ku Klux Klan. Thankfully the Klan has been diminishing in power and [...]

SHe Said Oct. 27, 2005

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

"Who is it hurting? You know, my grandmother used to say who is it hurting? So, I ask you, Larry, if you have two adults and they happen to both be of the same sex [...]

ACLU of Michigan Annual Dinner Nov. 19

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

DEARBORN - The ACLU of Michigan will hold its annual fundraising and awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive in Dearborn on Saturday, Nov. 19. The honorees for 2005 are former [...]

AFA readies attack on rights in Dearborn Heights

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DEARBORN HEIGHTS - The Midland-based American Family Association, a leading anti-gay industry organization, is planning to start a ballot proposal to repeal pro-LGBT rights protections passed by Dearborn Heights City Council [...]

Michigan PACs endorse pro-LGBT candidates

By | 2018-01-22T17:45:03+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will go to the polls to elect candidates to positions ranging from mayor to school board. Candidates elected to all of these positions impact the way that LGBT citizens and [...]

Melissa Etheridge says she smoked medicinal pot

By | 2018-01-16T06:30:56+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

By The Associated Press FERNDALE -- Melissa Etheridge says she smoked medicinal marijuana to help with the side effects of chemotherapy during her treatment for breast cancer. The 44-year-old singer, who was diagnosed over a [...]

History made: New center breaks ground

By | 2018-01-16T13:35:31+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

FERNDALE - After four years of meetings, fundraisers, consultations with architects and building inspectors, governmental red tape and gallons of coffee, the Building Committee at Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center finally got a chance [...]

Blue Water Pride goes inactive

By | 2018-01-23T00:36:26+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman PORT HURON - On Oct. 20, the executive board of Blue Water Pride sent out an email saying that, due to inactivity, the organization would be going on inactive status. According [...]

Ann Arbor Wine Cellar event to benefit HARC

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Wine Cellar event began with a great idea. According to Jimena Loveluck, executive director of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti, in 2004 HARC Board [...]

Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks dies at 92

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

By The Associated Press DETROIT -- Nearly 50 years ago, Rosa Parks made a simple decision that sparked a revolution. When a white man demanded she give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Report finds anti-gay bias in Maine PORTLAND, Maine - A study released Oct. 20 in advance of next month's gay rights referendum concluded that discrimination against LGBT individuals is [...]

A good time for gay business

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman They're gay. They're in business. And they're proud of both. That's the message being sent by two new SE Michigan organizations that have recently been formed to bring together LGBT business [...]

Getting out of the rat race

By | 2005-10-27T09:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2005|Uncategorized|

By Alan Semonian Wow! Finally a game has been invented to teach people something they never learn in school: how to get out of the rat race. A couple weeks ago, my partner and I [...]