The Gay Moralist: The comeback that matters

By John Corvino It's been two weeks since "the most important election in Detroit in decades." After the election, many of my suburban friends approached me solicitously: "Can you BELIEVE that Kilpatrick got re-elected? Aren't [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:27:27-05:00November 24th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Family average Q: Jody, I have read your column for years and really look forward to it every week, so I know that you don't advise that we come out during the [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Opinions|

General Gayety: Maine-ly correct

By Leslie Robinson When our fellow Americans went to the polls a year ago, they spanked us. This election season yet another gay marriage ban was on the docket, this time in Texas, and all [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:50:31-05:00November 24th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 24-Dec. 3

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 |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men By Alonso Duralde, Advocate Books, 268 pages, $14.95 paper How to find a boyfriend. How to be a couple. How to be a married couple. How [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Rogue Wave Sat. 11/26/05 Blind Pig,ÊAnn Arbor Adult. Sat. 11/26/05 9 p.m. Magic Stick,ÊDetroit Benefit for the Children of the Gulf Coast: Gemini w/ The Chenille Sisters, Laron Williams, more Sun. 11/27/05 1 [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' New twist, old story at Performance Network One sure sign the Christmas season is upon us is the appearance of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly pals at theaters all around [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'Sweet Bird of Youth' Tennessee Williams' "Bird" Sings at the Hilberry Theatre By John Quinn Tennessee Williams is a name to conjure with in the American theater. Deeply conflicted by his homosexuality as a [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Bee Season Saul Naumann (Richard Gere) is a religion professor whose wife (Juliette Binoche) is undergoing an emotional breakdown. To distance himself, he becomes immersed in his spelling-bee-champ daughter's (Flora Cross) progress to [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Toby the BTL pet of the week

Toby is a handsome 18-month-old orange shorthair cat with gorgeous tiger stripes. He is looking for a new home because his previous guardian became too ill to care for him. Toby is a bit shy [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

An Unusual Pair Across 1 Antisodomy and Jude? 5 Bear that may be a minor 9 Bit spit out by a computer 14 Loads 15 Dancer Taylor 16 Maurice of "Bewitched" 17 Old word for [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Cool off, Taurus! Oh, that wacky Mercury retrograde! While the Sun is going from Scorpio to Sagittarius, Mercury is backing up from Saj into Scorpio. Efforts at risque wit will backfire with [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 24-Dec. 3

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 |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Welcome to ‘Henry’s World’

Michigan native Cathy Conheim calls her three-legged cat, Henry, a "therapet." It's an accurate term for a kitty that has touched so many lives, including Conheim's own, in so many unexpected ways. Conheim, a psychotherapist [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

‘Rent’ control

By Dan Avery Back in 1994, Anthony Rapp was just one of thousands of struggling actors in New York City when he auditioned for "Rent," a daring new musical from a relatively unknown talent named [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

A La Mode

By Lawrence Ferber Depeche Mode have put a spring in their step lately, yet the perennial gay favorites still manage to keep it dark. "Playing The Angel" (Sire/Reprise), released Oct. 18, increases the BPMs [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: The folks at have been mounting a full throttle petition drive, fraught with allegations of fraud I might add, to get the issue of marriage on the ballot in Massachusetts. is "the [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Nov. 24, 2005

"If the Republicans can propose a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, why can't the Democrats propose a right to privacy amendment? Making this implicit right explicit would forever end the debate about whether there is [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Bush in the crosshairs at ACLU dinner

DEARBORN - The recent attacks on civil liberties by the Bush administration were vigorously counterattacked from the podium at the American Civil Liberties Union Michigan Annual Dinner Nov. 19. "ACLU members won't sit down and [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:49:17-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Shelter workers to receive Transgender issue training

DETROIT - On Dec. 2, a coalition of local LGBT-rights organizations will launch a training program to help Michigan's homeless shelters address the unique needs of homeless individuals who are transgender. The training, "Safe and [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

‘The Red Party’ Dec. 3

DETROIT - On Dec. 3 the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, or Salud, will present "The Red Party" at The Works. This year's theme is "December Meltdown." Proceeds from the annual fundraiser, which is named in [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Affirmations smokes out unhealthy habits

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - Kevin Thomas' last visit to Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center may have saved his life. While Thomas only popped in to the Center to pick up some free publications, [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:24:36-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Counter-protesters: ‘God loves gays’

By Sara Holwerda ANN ARBOR - On Saturday evening, outside the west entrance to the Michigan League, at least 200 LGBTA community members and supporters gathered in preparation for a "non-violent, peaceful, and unified counter-protest" [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:35:49-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

A Thanksgiving ‘tail’

FERNDALE - Over 70 people with HIV/AIDS had a new reason to be thankful as they picked up Thanksgiving baskets for themselves and their pets Nov. 18. The baskets were provided by Wonderful Animals Giving [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Keeping the Promise – World AIDS Day Dec. 1

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Started in 1988, the purpose of World AIDS Day is to increase awareness and education as well as fighting prejudice against those living with HIV/AIDS. In 2005, UNAIDS, the United [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|News|

Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Uncategorized|

A holiday media medley

Cher Extravaganza: Live At The Mirage (Red Distribution, Inc) My goodness, did Cher have big hair in 1991! And thanks to the magic of DVD, you can truly turn back time and see it for [...]

By |2005-11-24T09:00:00-05:00November 24th, 2005|Guides|