Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Children of the Porn

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, [...]

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

The Gay Moralist: Kurtz’s confusions

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" [...]

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

Art & Around for the period Jan. 12-21

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 [...]

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

Concert Connections

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 [...]

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

Theater Events for the period Jan. 12-21

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, [...]

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

Obesity a serious health issue

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 [...]

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

Queer cinema

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 [...]

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

Watching our language

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 [...]

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

Society’s prejudice isn’t morality

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 [...]

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

Book Marks

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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 [...]

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

Meet Lady the BTL pet of the week

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. [...]

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

Q Puzzle Clues

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes

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 [...]

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

Speaking for herself

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 [...]

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

A Kitten in outer space

"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 [...]

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

SHe Said Jan. 12, 2005

"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 [...]

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

A family discussion

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 [...]

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

What you should know about Alito

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 [...]

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

First baby of 2006 – it’s a boy!

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. [...]

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

Foundation targets LGBT youth for scholarships

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 [...]

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

Reaching across the gap

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 [...]

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

Kilpatrick inauguration raises hopes, concerns

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 [...]

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

The promise of equality

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 [...]

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

Gay ‘brain drain’

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, [...]

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

Obituary: Jan Pierce and Marcia Patrick

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 [...]

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

Gay groups listed in government terrorism database

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 [...]

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

Leaving home ain’t easy…

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 [...]

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