Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Before I start my column, I'd like to remind everyone of a survey I'm conducting. I'm starting a research project in my program to increase awareness of the LGBT community in [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Double your life, double your pressure? Q: I have a great relationship, most of the time, with my partner of 10 years. His name is "Andy." Everyone that knows Andy loves him [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

Lesbian Notions: Lesbians take care

By Libby Post With both my parents gone, we've started our own Thanksgiving tradition - either my partner, Lynn, and I gather with our son, Alex, his dad and stepmom, and a few assorted others, [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:49:44-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

A sin no matter how you spin it

Dear BTL, One of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shalt not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14). When Mike Cox was sworn in as Michigan's Attorney General on Jan. 1, 2003, he made a commitment to protect [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

Hope for the Methodists

Dear BTL, In last week's BTL, a reader named Magic wrote a letter decrying that pastor Beth Stroud was defrocked for being a lesbian and calling the leadership of the United Methodist Church a group [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

No tears for Cox

Dear BTL, I have no tears for Michigan's Attorney General Mike Cox. His announcement of an adulterous affair was to prevent an "outing" by the media. The same man who believes lesbians and gay men [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

Family values and the KKK

Dear BTL, The KKK did not get its start in Texas. It was first formed in Smyrna, Tennessee, which even today has some of the same values that existed in the 1870s. The KKK was [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Opinions|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star By Tab Hunter with Eddie Muller. Algonquin Books, 378 pages, $24.95 hardcover More than once in the course of this otherwise illuminating and [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 17-26

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 |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Announcing: A New Era for Curtain Calls The most complete theater coverage in town gets even better By Donald V. Calamia, Theater and Arts Editor Welcome to the inaugural edition of Curtain Calls ONLINE. It's [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Four Bitchin' Babes Thurs. 11/17/05 8 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor Bon Jovi Fri. 11/18 & Sat. 11/19/05 Palace of Auburn Hills Upcoming: Rogue Wave Sat. 11/26/05 Blind Pig,ÊAnn Arbor Adult. Sat. 11/26/05 [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Nickel and Dimed' Writer walks in working poor's shoes Those of us who have always lived a solid middle class existence have never had to juggle multiple low-paying jobs in order to pay the [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Chicken Little Chicken Little (Zach Braff) becomes the town joke and an embarrassment to his father, Buck Cluck (Garry Marshall), when he erroneously announces the sky is falling. So no one takes him [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Out of the Closet, Into the Locker Room Across 1 Gay pride parade sight 6 P-town eatery ___ and Ursie's 10 Beginning of "Hairspray" 14 Pasolini's sweet 15 Greek queen of heaven 16 Rank Amelie [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Clear out your garbage, Aquarius! Venus in Capricorn trine Mars in Taurus should create a lovely, sensual dance of erotic creativity. Alas, both make discordant aspects to Saturn in Leo, bringing delicate [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 17-26

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., through Dec. 3, plus Sun., Nov. 27. Free admission/donations welcomed! [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Hear Me OUT

The Body Acoustic Cyndi Lauper (Sony - Copy Protected) The last time we got a new release from Cyndi Lauper was 2003's "At Last," a collection of standards. Lauper's latest is another covers collection, of [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

Suffer well

It's 1995. You're a struggling screenwriter. A big Hollywood studio is interested in your script, which is based on your lover's painful, and recent, death from AIDS. They offer you a million dollars. The catch: [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Equality foes turn focus to marriage ban AUGUSTA, Maine - A day after Maine voters decided to keep the state's gay rights law on the books, the losing side [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Creep of the Week

Attorney General Mike Cox On Nov. 9, Attorney General Mike Cox held a press conference to announce that he had cheated on his wife. He said, in essence, that it was stupid, all his fault, [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Nov. 17, 2005

"I don't want to be part of some club that doesn't include everybody." - Comedian Sarah Silverman on why she doesn't want to get married as quoted in the Nov. 17, 2005 issue of Rolling [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Transgender Day of Remembrance update

ANN ARBOR - The following events have been added to planned University of Michigan events in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. For more information about these events visit, or contact [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

MCCD ordains new minister, adds additional service

FERNDALE - On Oct. 22, 150 members and friends of Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit ordained and installed Rev. Kevin Kinsel as their Associate Pastor of Congregational Life. Kinsel, an openly gay minister, just completed [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:46:32-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Reconciliation MCC celebrates 25 years

GRAND RAPIDS - Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church will hold a weekend-long 25th anniversary celebration Dec. 2-4. The weekend's events will begin with a concert by Christian artists Judy Cassidy and Danny Riddle on Dec. 2 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:42:41-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Thousands create change in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. - Over 60 LGBT activists from Michigan joined more than 2,300 other radical, elderly, young, black, Asian Pacific, button-downed, outrageous, experienced, newly exposed and otherwise diverse activists at the 18th Annual Creating Change [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Michigan HRC presents an evening of stars

By Cornelius A. Fortune WARREN - The Michigan Human Rights Campaign 2005 Gala Dinner Evening of the Stars was held Saturday, Nov. 12 at Andiamos Celebrity Showroom in Warren. A crowd of about 400 gathered [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:19:35-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Election sees victory in Maine, defeat in Texas

By Lisa Keen After 28 years of trying, Maine civil rights supporters finally won statewide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Activists have won passage of the law through the legislature four times only [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:16:01-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Transgender town hall brings challenges to light

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Last March, Christine Hughes finally told her parents and siblings what she had discovered about herself. "He invited me out to breakfast," said Hughes' mother, Lois Hughes. "I said, 'Are [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:15:30-05:00November 17th, 2005|News|

Gays take the heat for the GOP

Thank goodness the Iraq war is over. And New Orleans is completely rebuilt. And there are no more hurricane survivors living in makeshift communities. And racial inequality no longer exists. And no family is going [...]

By |2005-11-17T09:00:00-05:00November 17th, 2005|Uncategorized|