Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Home again Q: The Christmas season is here, and I am dreading it once again. Every year it is the same old bullshit. In other words, it is family time! We all [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Under water Q. I need advice on my credit card debt. Currently I have eight cards, most of them maxed out. I believe the total owing is just under $16,000. Even [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Fundi’s want you dead!

By Sean Kosofsky It is time to condemn right-wing conservative Christian activists for actively working to compromise public health. Each day, right-wing activists toil away at policies whose intent or effect is to harm or [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:21:27-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Dec. 1-10

Architecture/Gardens/Tours: Holiday Magic at the Ford House Explore and enjoy the interior beauty of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House as it offers the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Edsel & Eleanor [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Sinead O'Connor Thurs. 12/1/05 State Theatre, Detroit Tony Orlando Thurs. 12/1/05 Stranahan Theatre, Toledo, OH Cyndi Lauper, Sandra Bernhardt and Jill Sobule Fri. 12/2/05 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor Over the Rhine Fri. 12/2/05 [...]

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Theater Events for the period Dec. 1-10

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. Free admission/donations welcomed! 313-378-5404. Broadway's Spirit [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Straight press ignores trans vigil

Dear BTL, I would like to show my gratitude for your article "Candles lit; tears shed for victims of violence" in the Nov. 24 issue of BTL. The article hit the essence of the of [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:47:26-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

LGBT people are already equal

Dear BTL, I am glad that Jennifer Granholm is the Governor of Michigan. She seems at least friendly to the gay community. But how could she get away with saying what you attributed to her [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

Don’t ignore the right

Dear BTL, In your "Creep of the Week" article published on Nov. 17, 2005, you falsely state that the Log Cabin Republicans believe that being gay is a non-issue. This is nonsense. If being gay [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Opinions|

Curtain Calls

Preview: 'Wassailfest' The Queen commands: Eat, drink, make merry The familiar cry of "All hail and wassail" will be heard once again this holiday season as The Players and the Renaissance Dance Company of Detroit [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

TIDBITS: Professional Theater News from Around Town BoarsHead offers holiday cheer to youths at St. Vincent Home LANSING - The BoarsHead Theater is collecting new toys and gifts for the children at the St. Vincent [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) spreads evil in wizard-in-training Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) nightmares, dreams that may be prophetic. The 14-year-old has little time to consider the [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Buffy the BTL pet of the week

Buffy is a sweet one-year-old Border Collie mix. She is friendly and very affectionate. Buffy has plenty of energy so she will need a family who will give her lots of daily exercise. She will [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:17:45-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Beam Me Out, Scotty Across 1 Sucker or suckee? 5 Is capable, like a horse in "Guys and Dolls" 10 Put in stitches, like Margaret Cho 14 In the year, to Nero 15 It arouses [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Explore new ideas, Pisces! Mars is in Taurus, which is good for getting things done - but he's inflexible. Now opposing Jupiter in Scorpio, he is open to seeing the deeper effects [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Holiday events in Royal Oak

Celebrate the holidays Royal Oak style at these city events. Dec. 1: "Tree Lighting Ceremony." Royal Oak's 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at City Hall Plaza. This tree lighting starts [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Goldenrod celebrates 30 years

LANSING - Goldenrod Music will be hosting its annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. This is also the final event in Goldenrod's 30th anniversary celebration year. Open House guests [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

Mr. Detroit Eagle 2006 chosen

A panel of five judges chose Mr. Detroit Eagle 2006 in a contest held at the bar Nov. 19. The winner will represent the Detroit Eagle in the International Mr. Leather competition in Chicago next [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:55:21-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

With a little help from her friends

Jill Sobule Jill Sobule may be best known for her lesbian tongue-in-cheek tribute "I Kissed A Girl" in the mid-90s. Or perhaps you remember her witty contribution to the "Clueless" soundtrack, "Supermodel." Sobule, however, is [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

A dulcimer changes everything

by Gregg Shapiro She's still unusual, but that's what has earned Cyndi Lauper a special and enduring place in our hearts. On her new album, the spellbinding "The Body Acoustic" (Daylight/Epic), Lauper revisits some of [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:51:48-05:00December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

SHe Said Dec. 1, 2005

"We don't need a Martin Luther King to lead us to the Promised Land. Instead, we need thousands of people like Rosa Parks to stand up and be leaders in their own communities. No one [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

2005 World AIDS Day pool tournament announced

DETROIT - The Detroit Billiards League has announced the details for the 2005 World Aids Day Billiards Tournament to benefit Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Charities. The defending bar, The Rainbow Room, will be hosting the event [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:54:50-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Recyle your ‘e-waste’ and raise funds for MAPP

FERNDALE - The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, Recycling for Charities, and The City of Ferndale are teaming up to collect unwanted cellular phones, Palm Pilots and digital cameras to benefit MAPP's ongoing AIDS prevention efforts. [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:26:18-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Vatican bans gay priests

By Bob Roehr The Vatican issued its policy to cast out gay priests and those who support "gay culture" unless they have overcome their homosexual tendencies for at least three years, in a document released [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Going beyond inclusion

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - On Nov. 21 Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, addressed roughly forty students and community members in an appearance sponsored by The [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Ruth Ellis Center to expand

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - When homeless LGBTQ youth need help the Ruth Ellis Center is there for them. Now, the center is involved in several expansion projects, a winter outerwear drive, and a [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Triangle receives state victim-assistance grant

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - The Triangle Foundation will soon receive its first grant from the State of Michigan. The $40,000 grant, awarded by the state's Crime Victim Services Commission under the Victims of [...]

By |2005-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|

Forecast is grim for World AIDS Day 2005

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The worldwide forecast for HIV/AIDS continues to be grim, with intermittent reasons for hope, according to an update on the epidemic released by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization. The [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:07:39-05:00December 1st, 2005|News|