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The Gay Moralist: The comeback that matters

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

General Gayety: Maine-ly correct

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Book Marks

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

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 [...]

Concert Connections

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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

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 [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Meet Toby the BTL pet of the week

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes

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

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 [...]

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

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

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! [...]

Welcome to ‘Henry’s World’

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

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 [...]

‘Rent’ control

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

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 [...]

A La Mode

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week:

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

SHe Said Nov. 24, 2005

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

"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 [...]

Bush in the crosshairs at ACLU dinner

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

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 [...]

Shelter workers to receive Transgender issue training

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

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 [...]

‘The Red Party’ Dec. 3

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

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 [...]

Affirmations smokes out unhealthy habits

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

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, [...]

Counter-protesters: ‘God loves gays’

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

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" [...]

A Thanksgiving ‘tail’

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

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 [...]

Keeping the Promise – World AIDS Day Dec. 1

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

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 [...]

Community Connections

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

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

A holiday media medley

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

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 [...]

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