Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Lost home Q. I am a mother with two wonderful children, ages 2 and 4. My partner of six years recently left me with the bills, the house, and the children. I [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Opinions|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Fallen on hard times Q. I've come upon hard times due to a recent job loss and have been very stressed about how to meet my financial obligations. I have since [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Opinions|

Protecting our children

By Beverly Davidson As I was looking into my daughter's eyes today, I saw how amazed and curious she is about the world, even at 11 weeks old. For her, it is a world full [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 3-12

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 |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Paris Combo Thurs. 11/3/05 The Whiting, Flint Jane Monheit Fri. 11/4/05 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, E. Lansing Juliette & the Licks Fri. 11/4.05 Blind Pig,ÊAnn Arbor Chris Smither Sat. 11/5/05 8 [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 3-12

Professional Theater/Opera: Action Four people, trapped in a cold cabin, struggle to celebrate a holiday meal in a post-apocalyptic America. The Abreact, Greektown Detroit. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 11-Dec. 3, plus Sun., Nov. 27. Free admission/donations welcomed! [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Glass Menagerie' Drama comes calling at the Purple Rose After a long string of slickly executed comedies, Chelsea's Purple Rose Theatre Company tossed caution to the wind and opened its 2005/06 season this [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'The Dead Eye Boy' Gritty drama examines social tragedy at 1515 Broadway "What will happen to the dead eye boy? I don't know, but he won't be around for long." So writes the troubled [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Dreamer Cale Crane (Dakota Fanning) is a little girl whose distant father (Kurt Russell) owns a Kentucky horse farm that is slowly going bankrupt from lack of horses. When they find themselves nursing [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

From the Creator of 'Dawson's Creak'... Across 1 Intense sounds in the sack 6 Dupont Circle and Sheridan Square 10 Melissa Etheridge's "Don't Look ___" 14 Alaskan tongue 15 "Cat on ___ Tin Roof" 16 [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Switch gears, Gemini! Three very difficult squares dominate this week: Saturn square Sun (dissatisfaction and frail egos); Mercury square Uranus (loose lips and provocation); and Mars square Neptune (overindulgence and recklessness). If [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Entertainment|

SHe Said Nov. 3, 2005

"The Republicans are increasingly willing to use innuendo to imply that being single -- wink, wink -- makes you unsuitable for public office." - Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington), Virginia's only openly gay legislator, as quoted [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Michigan PACs endorse pro-LGBT candidates

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 [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Lesbian Methodist minister defrocked

by Jason Victor Serinus HOUSTON - Eleven months after a Methodist court voted 7-6 to withdraw her ministerial credentials, Rev. Irene Elizabeth "Beth" Stroud, 35-year old associate pastor of Philadelphia's First United Methodist Church of [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Urvashi Vaid takes over at Arcus

KALAMAZOO - Urvashi Vaid is thrilled and a little surprised to find that her long career in LGBT activism has led her to Kalamazoo. Small in stature but huge in heart, Vaid said she's intent [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:10:44-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Retzloff wins fellowship

ANN ARBOR - Former BTL assistant editor Tim Retzloff, now an undergraduate student in the History Honors Program at the University of Michigan, is one of two students to be awarded the 2005 Joan Heller-Diane [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:28:50-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

The Case Against Stroud and Coming Out

by Jason Victor Serinus Beth Stroud was initially charged with violating Paragraph 304.3 of the UMC's 2000 Book of Discipline, which says: "Since the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching, self-avowed practicing homosexuals [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Gay men, trans women assaulted in Pontiac

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman PONTIAC - On Oct. 19, in separate incidents, two gay men and two transgender women were assaulted in Pontiac. "We are horrified," said Rachel Crandall, executive director of TransGender Michigan. "We [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:03:19-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Michigan trucker gets life in brutal slaying

By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS - A judge imposed a life prison sentence on a 65-year-old Michigan truck driver who drugged, kidnapped, tortured and sexually assaulted two young men, killing one of them. James [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:43:50-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

WNBA MVP Swoopes comes out as a lesbian

By The Associated Press NEW YORK - Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes is opening up about being a lesbian, telling a magazine that she's "tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:28:11-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

National News Briefs

Politics National Stonewall Dems launch Black Caucus WASHINGTON - On Oct. 20 the National Stonewall Democrats announced the creation of the Stonewall Democrats Black Caucus. The caucus will work to increase the participation of Black [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Wellness House to close after twenty years

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On Oct. 28 Wellness House of Michigan announced that it would be closing its doors and ceasing services effective Dec. 1. The closing will affect Detroit residents living with [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|News|

Blue Water Pride goes inactive

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. "One [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

LAHR PRISM Award winners 2005

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - The Lansing Association for Human Rights held its 2005 Prism on Oct. 12 at the Temple Club. According to the group's website, the awards have been given for [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:23:53-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Two steps forward in Michigan

It is an exciting time to be living in Michigan. The "right wing nuts," as conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks likes to refer to the radical fringe of his party, are rabidly continuing [...]

By |2005-11-03T09:00:00-05:00November 3rd, 2005|Uncategorized|