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Children of the Porn

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

by R.J. Beaumia I know it's hard to believe, but I was once one of "the children." I was a little doe-eyed, scrub-faced Catholic schoolboy who said his prayers, did his homework, got good grades, [...]

The Gay Moralist: Kurtz’s confusions

By |2018-01-15T16:07:11-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

By John Corvino Stanley Kurtz is at it again. In the cover story for the December 26th Weekly Standard--"Here Come the Brides: Plural Marriage is Waiting in the Wings"--Kurtz cites a recent Dutch "triple wedding" [...]

Art & Around for the period Jan. 12-21

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum Current exhibit: "Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor," Wed.-Sun., through Jan. 15. Free with $6 museum admission. 1-877-462-7262. Detroit Historical Museum Current exhibit: "Reflections, The Mary Wilson Supremes [...]

Concert Connections

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Imogen Heap Wed. 1/18/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale http://Upcoming: Feist Tues. 1/24/05 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Folk Festival With Catie Curtis, Blanche, more Fri. 1/27/06 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Folk [...]

Theater Events for the period Jan. 12-21

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: The Bannisters' Wholesome Family Fun Hour Local folky-rockers The Bannisters present an eclectic mix of music, comedy and fun in live and taped segments in an old-time variety show format. Planet Ant Theatre, [...]

Obesity a serious health issue

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, It's good to see denial is still running rampant in the GLBT community. Ms. Tune-Copeland's letter ("Fighting fat-phobia" in the Dec. 22 issue of BTL) purports that being obese is not a health [...]

Queer cinema

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, As always, I enjoy reading the weekly column by John Corvino, including his most recent, "The Brokeback Buzz" (from the Dec. 22 issue of BTL). I, too, would encourage everyone to dig out [...]

Watching our language

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I have been an avid reader of your publication for several years and consider it to be a trusted news source regarding Michigan's LGBT community (and beyond). I especially enjoy the diverse commentary [...]

Society’s prejudice isn’t morality

By |2018-01-16T09:07:27-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

I happened upon this article ("Hurting families because they're gay: Kalamazoo Commissioner asks for an Attorney General opinion on DP benefits" from the Jan. 20, 2005 issue of BTL). I did a search for Wade [...]

Book Marks

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte Beyond Recall: Mary Meigs Edited by Lise Weil. Talonbooks, 160 pages, $15.95 paper For two years, as she was dying after suffering a stroke, painter and writer Meigs - the longtime companion [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'No Way to Treat a Lady' 'Noir' musical kills at Meadow Brook By John Quinn Saturday night I left home earlier than usual for Meadow Brook Theatre, but hadn't allowed for the Monster Truck [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

OPINION: Confessions of a Cranky Critic The New Year brings a Bronx Cheer to a certain theater critic Little did I suspect on New Year's Eve - as I was tucked in my bed all [...]

Now Playing

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Match Point The future looks bright for ex-tennis pro Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) after his wealthy new friend Tom Hewett's (Matthew Goode) sister Chloe (Emily Mortimer) falls in love with him. Chris is [...]

Meet Lady the BTL pet of the week

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

Lady is a beautiful 10-month-old Husky mix with a gorgeous black and brown coat and stunning blue eyes. She is looking for a new home because her family moved and could not bring her along. [...]

Q Puzzle Clues

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

Even Cowboys Get the Blues Across 1 Cicero's singular 5 Cheeky 9 Screened at a gay film festival, e.g. 14 "If ___ I Would Leave You" 15 "La Traviata" solo 16 Queer souvenir 17 "Brokeback [...]

Q Scopes

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Accept a challenge, Taurus! Venus in Capricorn boosts the love life and general fortunes of those who are mature in age and spirit. Everyone looks a little better in leather, and it's [...]

Speaking for herself

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Peter Galvin British sensation Imogen Heap creates electronic soundscapes that are intense, personal, and musically sublime. On her new album, "Speak for Yourself," Heap brings listeners on a thrill ride of emotion, from the [...]

A Kitten in outer space

By |2018-01-16T09:43:58-05:00January 12th, 2006|Entertainment|

"Not many people can take the tale of Patrick Braden," says "Kitten" in the opening moments of "Breakfast on Pluto." And sadly, that's probably true - thanks partly to the story itself and the style [...]

SHe Said Jan. 12, 2005

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

"We tend to think democracies come truly alive only when we elect or throw out a President of Congressman or Senator. But the truth is that sometimes the democratic spirit is more vibrant in the [...]

A family discussion

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - On Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m., the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library will host "Family Matters: A Panel Discussion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Legal, Educational and [...]


By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

In last week's issue of Between The Lines, we erroneously reported that State Senator Alan Cropsey won't be up for re-election until 2008. Actually, we are pleased to report that Michigan's LGBT and allied voters [...]

What you should know about Alito

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

By Jay Kaplan On Jan. 9, 2006 the United States Senate will begin confirmation hearings for President Bush's most recent nomination to the United States Supreme Court: Judge Samuel Alito. If confirmed, 55-year-old Alito could [...]

First baby of 2006 – it’s a boy!

By |2018-01-15T21:04:31-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - Kristie Centilli gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Gavin Alexander, at 2:55 a.m. on New Year's Day. Although six weeks early, he weighed in at a respectable 5 lbs., 12 oz. [...]

Foundation targets LGBT youth for scholarships

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

CHICAGO -- The Point Foundation has opened its 2006 application season by announcing more than a dozen named scholarships, including a partnership with the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The Point Foundation will also continue its partnership [...]

Reaching across the gap

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman AMHERST, Mass. - LGBT elders and youth frequently feel as though they are living in separate worlds. In many ways, they are according to a report by the Institute for Gay [...]

Kilpatrick inauguration raises hopes, concerns

By |2018-01-16T09:47:26-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - While supporters of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick were celebrating the inauguration of his second term, leaders in Detroit's LGBT community were expressing cautious hopes that, this time, Kilpatrick "gets [...]

The promise of equality

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

DETROIT - As Michigan braces for what most people expect to be a divisive and mean campaign over the issue of affirmative action, leaders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community have launched an [...]

Gay ‘brain drain’

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN MADISON HEIGHTS - When Kiley James wants to talk to his friends, he just picks up a phone and starts dialing them - in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Lately, [...]

Obituary: Jan Pierce and Marcia Patrick

By |2018-01-15T16:42:29-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

Long-time couple and active LGBT community members Jan Pierce and Marcia Patrick were killed in a car accident over New Year's weekend, according to a recent report in the Detroit Free Press. "They were a [...]

Gay groups listed in government terrorism database

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - According to news reports that began surfacing during the week of Dec. 12, pro-LGBT student groups and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network are among the organizations that have been [...]

Leaving home ain’t easy…

By |2018-01-15T21:10:35-05:00January 12th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Ask most young LGBT people in Michigan where they want to live when they grow up and chances are they won't say "here." In fact, the desire to leave Michigan is something LGBT young people [...]

Dear Jody

By |2006-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Don't doubt what you have Q: I have a problem that I need help with, fast. I'm having a hard time accepting the idea that my partner, "Jenny," will be soon taking [...]

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