Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Pastor's kid Q: I am a thirty-year-old attorney who recently had a commitment ceremony with my partner of nine years. I did not invite anyone from my family because I am not [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Parting Glances: In one ear . . . .

I've been intrigued by a musically enterprising young guy -- late twenties -- a loner -- who hangs out in my neighborhood. He's reasonably tidy, but because of unspecified social adjustment problems says he can't [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Transmissions: Ain’t I a woman?

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith While issues of discrimination, hatred, and prejudice tend to be universal, there are some things that a transgender person deals with on a regular basis that few non-transgender people are ever [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:17:14-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Folk powerhouses pair up

Folk artists Kate Peterson and Sarah Cleaver are now an official "pleasantly aggressive folk duo." The pair played over 80 shows together this year. Your last chance to see them locally is Nov. 17 in [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:05:52-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

$75,000 in bull semen missing

By R.J. Beaumia The above headline, which is real and was all over the media last week, has nothing to do with this column. I used it as a distraction. It's a tactic I learned [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:04:10-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 10-19

Art Exhibits/Galleries/Museums: Actual Size Biennial, Vol. 2 A multimedia exhibit that includes sculpture, painting, photo, assemblage and more. Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit in the Woodbridge Historic District, Detroit. Through Dec. 18. Open one hour [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Kanye West Fri. 11/11/05 Jack Breslin Arena,ÊE. Lansing La Guitara w/ Patty Larkin, Kaki King, Mimi Fox, Muriel Anderson Sat. 11/12/05 7:30 & 10 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor Floetry Mon. 11/14/05 7 [...]

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Theater Events for the period Nov. 10-19

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 |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

A wide life

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - He has worked as a "bull cook" in a logging camp, a waiter "in a nice, quiet, biker bar," a teacher, a shoe salesman, and an accountant - [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

All are created equal

Dear BTL, I would like to start out with saying that Ms. Rosa Parks was a good woman and an example to follow with her courage. She placed lighter fluid under the spark that brought [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Thank God for Rosa Parks

Dear BTL, As I have watched and read the news coverage on Ms. Rosa Parks, I have been touched by the love and respect the world has been pouring out towards her legacy. Ms. Parks [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

The Methodist Church is wrong

Dear BTL, The Methodist Church is wrong, SO very wrong (re: "Lesbian Methodist minister defrocked" from the Nov. 3, 2005 issue of BTL at I admire Rev. Beth Stroud for staying in the church [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

LCR’s empty basket

Dear BTL, After attacking gay Democrats (that is, 75 percent of the GLBT community), the president of the Log Cabin Republicans writes (in the Oct. 20 issue of BTL "Only with the help of [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:24:20-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Sheldon’s traditional values

Dear BTL, Well, speaking as someone who is a transsexual, and a Christian, all I can say is that Sheldon appears to be deliberately dishonest (see "Creep of the Week: Lou Sheldon" in the Oct. [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Weekend' Gather 'round for spooky, laugh-filled night Ask pretty much any actor in town how easy it is to make a living at their craft and you'll probably be laughed at. It's damn [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Heart Attack' Lovable loser finds support: a world premiere comedy at Detroit Rep By John Quinn "Dart" Hardiman's career is dying, and his life is flashing before his eyes. The poor sap spends 11 [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out The Legend of Zorro Elena de la Vega (Catherine Zeta-Jones) suddenly divorces her husband, Alejandro (Antonio Banderas), ostensibly because he refuses to give up his Zorro alter ego for the sake of their [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Pumpkin the BTL pet of the week

Pumpkin is an adorable three-year-old shorthair brown cat with gorgeous tiger stripes. His previous guardian became allergic to him so he is looking for a new home. Pumpkin is a sweet boy who is quite [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:55:39-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Put Your Helmets On Across 1 On top 6 Bruce Davison played with his in "Willard" 10 Open a crack 14 Head of costume designing 15 Opera phantom's name 16 Kiss from Kahlo 17 Tonto's [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Practice grace, Aries! Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius, provoking useless arguments. Mercury is trine to Saturn, so heels will be dug in, egos wounded. If you can nod politely and be attentive [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

A wide life

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - He has worked as a "bull cook" in a logging camp, a waiter "in a nice, quiet, biker bar," a teacher, a shoe salesman, and an accountant - [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Brad Snavely

Brad Snavely Some things are so predictable you can set your watch by them. Your cat will stand on your chest at 6 a.m. and meow for food. Your new car will be attacked by [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Nov. 10, 2005

"It's a father and son story. I tried to write about someone I knew who was coming out and was afraid to tell his father. It's a religious father and son. 'You say love is [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

ACLU of Michigan Annual Dinner Nov. 19

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 [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

AIDS activists march in Washington

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The Campaign to End AIDS culminated its fall offensive with four days of education and lobbying in Washington, D.C. Nov. 5-8, while affinity groups carried out their own set of [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:46:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

World AIDS Day writing contest announced

LANSING - In observance of World AIDS Day 2005, the International Day of Action and the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Health, Wellness & Disease Control are sponsoring a World AIDS Day Celebration, [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

Trans activist Donna Rose to visit Michigan

FERNDALE - Transgender author and activist Donna Rose will make two appearances in Ferndale in November. Rose, the author of "Wrapped in Blue," has worked with Human Rights Campaign on employment issues and maintains a [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:39:54-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

‘Transgender Monologues’ returns

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 [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

Campaign to End AIDS comes to Detroit

DETROIT - The Campaign to End AIDS made a stopover in the Motor City last Tuesday as it neared its feverish finish. A month long cross-country journey, 10 separate caravans will converge on Washington, D.C. [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

Organizing to save pro-LGBT ordinance begins

By BTL Staff DEARBORN HEIGHTS - As reported by Between The Lines on Oct. 27, the American Family Association of Michigan, a leading anti-gay industry group, is planning to begin a ballot drive to repeal [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:24:22-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

Faith and Fairness

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - "We are mimicking the same old oppressions of the churches we came out of," said Bishop Yvette Flunder. What the LGBT community needs "is not religion as usual, but religion [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

FDA considers HIV home test

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began consideration of the process to approve a home test for HIV at a meeting outside of Washington, DC Nov. 3. The process is [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:14:33-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|

Community to remember murdered trans men and women

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Transgender Day of Remembrance was originally organized to honor Rita Hester, whose 1998 murder was the impetus behind the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a candlelight vigil in 1999. In [...]

By |2005-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2005|News|