The Gay Moralist: Texas bans marriage

By | 2018-01-16T06:19:16+00:00 November 10th, 2005|Opinions|

By John Corvino As I write this I am en route to Houston, Texas, where I will participate in a public debate on same-sex marriage. By the time you read this, Texans will have voted [...]

Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

Parting Glances: In one ear . . . .

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

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 [...]

Transmissions: Ain’t I a woman?

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

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 [...]

Folk powerhouses pair up

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

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 [...]

$75,000 in bull semen missing

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period Nov. 10-19

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

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 [...]

Concert Connections

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

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Nov. 10-19

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

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! [...]

A wide life

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

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 - [...]

All are created equal

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

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 [...]

Thank God for Rosa Parks

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

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 [...]

The Methodist Church is wrong

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

Dear BTL, The Methodist Church is wrong, SO very wrong (re: "Lesbian Methodist minister defrocked" from the Nov. 3, 2005 issue of BTL at https://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=16359). I admire Rev. Beth Stroud for staying in the church [...]

LCR’s empty basket

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

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 https://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=16171): "Only with the help of [...]

Sheldon’s traditional values

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

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. [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

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

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 [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Meet Pumpkin the BTL pet of the week

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes

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

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 [...]

A wide life

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

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 - [...]

Creep of the Week: Brad Snavely

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

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 [...]

SHe Said Nov. 10, 2005

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

"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 [...]

ACLU of Michigan Annual Dinner Nov. 19

By | 2005-11-10T09:00:00+00:00 November 10th, 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 [...]

AIDS activists march in Washington

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

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 [...]

World AIDS Day writing contest announced

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

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, [...]

Trans activist Donna Rose to visit Michigan

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

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 [...]

‘Transgender Monologues’ returns

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

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 [...]

Campaign to End AIDS comes to Detroit

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

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. [...]

Organizing to save pro-LGBT ordinance begins

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

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 [...]

Faith and Fairness

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

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 [...]

FDA considers HIV home test

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

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 [...]

Community to remember murdered trans men and women

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

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 [...]