Ask Dr. Wang

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

By Dr. Kevin Wang Obesity: Part II First, I'd like to respond to a letter sent to me after Part I was published. A reader said my column was offensive to people that are overweight [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Lost at home Q: I am writing you because I have a problem that I just don't know how to solve. I live in a house with three other women. We have [...]

Lesbian mother torn from children

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

By Mubarak Dahir Donna Ellis' fingerprints are all over the lives of her two little girls. There she was, with her partner, holding the younger daughter at the girl's baptism at Joy Metropolitan Community Church [...]

Art & Around for the period Jan. 19-28

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum Current exhibit: "Contemporary Photography from Local Collections," through March 26. Free with $6 museum admission. 1-877-462-7262. http://www.cranbrook.edu. Detroit Historical Museum Current exhibit: "Reflections, The Mary Wilson Supremes [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

This Week: Lucy Kaplansky Friday, 1/20/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Feist Tues. 1/24/05 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Upcoming: Ann Arbor Folk Festival The Robert Cray Band, Iris Dement, Catie Curtis, more Fri. 1/27/06 Hill Auditorium, [...]

Theater Events for the period Jan. 19-28

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Bad Dates How one woman copes with that bizarre social ritual between men and women. BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 26-Feb. 12. $21-$33. 517-484-7805. http://www.boarshead.org. Edge of the Brook Playwriting Showcase Readings of [...]

Take a second look at Grand Rapids

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I do agree to a degree that Detroit is not the best place for the gay and lesbian audience. I'm from Grand Rapids, I have found that everyone I have met here has [...]

On the gay ‘brain drain’

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I completely agree with the article "Gay 'brain drain'" by Sharon Gittleman in last week's issue. This was a great article that spoke true and direct to the current climate in Michigan. I [...]

Book Marks

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer By David Leavitt. W.W. Norton, 319 pages, $22.95 hardcover "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is part of [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'Going to St. Ives' Lost hopes drive determined women By John Quinn "Kits, cats, sacks and wives/How many are going to St. Ives?" So ends the old rhyme that inspired the title of Lee [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News Hot Off the Wires: Broadways' biggest blockbuster comes to Detroit and Affirmations has tickets FERNDALE - Affirmations has reserved a block of tickets for one of Broadway's top-grossing musicals, "Wicked," which arrives [...]

Now Playing

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Just Out Casanova Legendary Venetian lover Giacomo Casanova (Heath Ledger) must marry before a papal inquisition catches up with him and hangs him for fornication. No sooner has he proposed to besotted Victoria (Natalie Dormer) [...]

Meet Emily the BTL pet of the week

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Emily is a beautiful three-year-old medium hair cat with gorgeous tiger markings. She is at the shelter with her sister Annabelle because her previous family moved and could not bring them along. Emily is very [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Beyond Paul Lynde Across 1 Comes quickly 6 Rubber-stamp 10 Moist mounds 14 Type of queen 15 60 minutes, for Frida 16 "Uh-oh!" to Lord Byron 17 Shoot, off a larger branch 18 Lagging behind [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Try watercolors, Libra! Jupiter in Scorpio is squaring Neptune in Aquarius until March 7. That makes for great internal, spiritual quests, but can be a bit muddling out in the real world. [...]

Genre Man of the Year?

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - He calls himself "just a regular guy," but 33-year-old Joe Fitrzyk staked out new territory late last year when he became Genre magazine's first-ever Genre Man from Michigan. And now - along [...]

Film puts a face on the T community

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Throughout the LGBT community's long battle for equal rights, one group of participants has often felt left out of the public discussion. And with good reason. For it's certainly no secret that some gays and [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T11:27:05+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics IRS inquiry sought of two Ohio churches COLUMBUS - The New York Times reported on Jan. 16 that a group of religious leaders have sent a complaint to the [...]

Creep of the Week: Jack Abramoff

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

Jack Abramoff Unless you've been beneath the same rock lobbyist Jack Abramoff crawled out from under, you've heard his name in conjunction with corruption in Washington D.C. Before he was busted, it seemed Abramoff was [...]

SHe Said Jan. 19, 2005

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

"I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men [...]

Affirmations offers new health programs for 2006

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

FERNDALE - Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center will be offering new health and wellness programs along with old favorites during the first few months of 2006. Living with Depression: A four-week structured group focusing [...]

LGBTs wary following Alito hearings

By | 2018-01-16T08:19:12+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - Federal Judge Samuel Alito Jr. says he's not a bigot, and during his Senate confirmation hearing last week, he disavowed anti-gay remarks that showed up in the publication of an [...]

Anti-gay family groups strike out against Ford

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DEARBORN - Undaunted by their failed boycotts against Disney, Kraft, and the Ford Motor Company, anti-gay family groups are trying once gain to bully Ford into backing down from its support [...]

Penny Gardner to retire

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - Most people move from Michigan to Florida, but not Michigan Equality's Penny Gardner. Gardner, who will be retiring in February from her position as program director in February, did [...]

Gay Day at the auto show

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|News|

By Sharon Gittleman DETROIT - For nearly a dozen car lovers there was just one place to be last weekend - Gay Day at the North American International Auto Show. The group met up at [...]

We’re Golden

By | 2005-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

"Anti-gay right-wingers can flap their wrists in worry all they want about Hollywood's supposed homosexual agenda, but it's nice to see middle America paying to hear LGBT stories and being moved by what they see." [...]