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By |2005-12-16T09:00:00-05:00December 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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 |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Longing for Paris Q: I know you have probably heard this time and again, but I just need to talk about my discovering I am gay and not knowing what to do [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Concert Connections

This Week: Matisyahu Thurs. 12/29/05 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Chenille Sisters Sat. 12/31/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Folk Festival With Catie Curtis, Blanche, more Fri. 1/27/06 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Folk [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Dec. 15-24

Professional Theater/Opera: A Christmas Carol Mean-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by three ghosts in this annual Holiday classic. Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester. Various dates and times, through Dec. 24. $30-$38. 248-377-3300. http://www.mbttheatre.com. The Glass Menagerie [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Support those that support us

Dear BTL, I have been following the Ford story since the boycott first started back in May. My take on this is two-fold. 1. I am 53 and have been out for the last 30 [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Opinions|

It’s ‘U.K.’ to be gay

Dear BTL, Thank you R.J. Beaumia for such another fine article ("Meaty beaty big and bouncy" from the Dec. 8 issue of BTL). While reading I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. At the [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Opinions|

More on last week’s Creep

Dear BTL, Being from Ohio, I couldn't help but send a "note" to Ohio Representative Tom Brinkman (BTL's Creep of the Week Dec. 8). I found out that Representative Brinkman is a graduate of George [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Opinions|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Little Women - The Broadway Musical' Great performances kick musical up a notch Is it possible to love a show's kick-ass cast and every performance therein without being particularly impressed by the play itself? [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

TIDBITS: Professional Theater News from Around Town Judy Garland in Saugatuck: Local impressionist recreates '60s television show SAUGATUCK - The spirit of Judy Garland thrives in Saugatuck, thanks to talented local impressionist Michael Holmes. A [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Syriana From Academy Award-winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan comes this deliberately paced thriller set against the corruption and intrigue of the oil industry. There are multiple storylines, the central and most emotionally resonant ones [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle Clues

Holiday Sing-a-long Across 1 Prefix with bell, for a voice role of Nathan Lane 5 Cuddle in bed 10 Broadway mewsical? 14 Sometime Capote associate Chaplin 15 Animal role in "The Emperor's New Groove" 16 [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Let it all out, Virgo! Jupiter in Scorpio is square to Saturn in Leo, which is good for strutting your stuff sexually and for finding opportunities in professional challenges. Awareness of your [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Make music not war

By BTL Staff ANN ARBOR - For the past four years the diverse and talented men and women that make up Ann Arbor's music scene have formed an army to make music for peace. This [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

‘Family Stone’ Divas

By Christopher Cappiello "We want a morning talk show!" Diane Keaton declares, remembering her expansive, early morning conversations with Sarah Jessica Parker in the makeup trailer they shared on the set of "The Family Stone," [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

Ties Like Me to meet Dec. 21

ROYAL OAK - Ties Like Me, a professional networking group for the gay/lesbian community, will meet on Dec 21 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Boo Coo Restaurant in Royal Oak. The group reports that [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

From ‘Big Eden’ to big time

By Christopher Cappiello Thomas Bezucha is still pinching himself. Sitting under an umbrella by the tennis courts at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena, he ruminates on how he went from being a first-time writer/director with [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

SHe Said Dec. 15, 2005

"In the years since the story was published in 1997 I have received many letters from gay and straight men, not a few Wyoming-born. Some said, 'You told my story,' some said 'That is why [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

Karibu House to hold pre-Kwanzaa brunch Dec. 17

DETROIT - Karibu House's pre-Kwanzaa brunch will be held at the Union Street Cafe, 4145 Woodward Avenue from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. The event is a fundraiser to establish a Detroit community center [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

Eye On Meth focus group to meet Dec. 19

FERNDALE - A focus group of metro Detroit LGBTs will take place on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the offices of the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project. MAPP will conduct the focus group to [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

Ford drives the extra mile on LGBT issues

Compiled by BTL Staff The following is an overview of a decade of commitment to the LGBT community by Ford. 1994 Ford GLOBE, an group for LGBT employees, founded. Dialog begins with senior Ford managers. [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

State sees sharp rise in hate crimes

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Living in Michigan is becoming less safe for lesbians, gays, and people of color, according to hate crimes statistics released by the FBI in 2003 and 2004. The 2004 [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

National LGBT groups oppose Alito nomination

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund held off on its assessment of Chief Justice nominee John Roberts until after hearing his replies to questions during his confirmation hearing. Federal Judge [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

Supreme Court reviews campus recruiting law

By Eric Resnick WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will now decide whether institutions of higher learning can protest the military's ban on gay servicemembers without endangering their federal funding. Twenty five law schools, led [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:09:32-05:00December 15th, 2005|Entertainment|

AFA an extreme anti-gay group

The American Family Association is an extremist network committed to excluding LGBT people from society. They are against all governmental or business protections for LGBT people, including protections against discrimination in employment, housing and public [...]

By |2005-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2005|News|

LGBT leaders left flat by meeting with Ford

WASHINGTON - LGBT leaders met with Ford Motor Company officials Monday to ask them to reverse a decision to stop advertising in the LGBT media and to distance themselves from the extremist, anti-gay American Family [...]

By |2018-01-23T12:46:20-05:00December 13th, 2005|News|