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Ask Dr. Wang

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Lesbian mother torn from children

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 19-28

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

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, [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 19-28

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|

Take a second look at Grand Rapids

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

On the gay ‘brain drain’

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Opinions|

Book Marks

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Now Playing

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) [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Meet Emily the BTL pet of the week

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

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. [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Genre Man of the Year?

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

Film puts a face on the T community

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

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 [...]

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

Creep of the Week: Jack Abramoff

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Jan. 19, 2005

"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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

Affirmations offers new health programs for 2006

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

LGBTs wary following Alito hearings

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:19:12-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

Anti-gay family groups strike out against Ford

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

Penny Gardner to retire

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

Gay Day at the auto show

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 [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

We’re Golden

"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." [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Uncategorized|