Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Commitment without children Q: My partner of three years and have a dilemma. The problem is that she says she may not want to have children. Not that she would have to [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Transmissions: Hollywood hypocrisy

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Let's hear it for Felicity Huffman. To play the role of Bree in the film "TransAmerica," she had to be trained in how to play a transsexual learning to present as [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:42:26-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Five million easy little pieces

By R.J. Beaumia When my editor asked me if I'd consider writing a column on dating and relationships for this issue I was hesitant, believing that such exercises by single gay men are always in [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 9-18

Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum "Shoot the Family," contemporary photography and video exploring the undercurrents of domestic life. Through March 26. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 1-877-462-7262. Detroit Historical [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: George Carlin Sat. 2/11/06 Detroit Opera House Mark OƕConnor Sat. 2/11/06 8 p.m. Pasant Theatre, E. Lansing Matt Pond PA Mon. 2/13/06 Magic Stick, Detroit My Folky Valentine with Annie & Rod Capps, [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Joe Kort to sign new book

Do you always end up with Mr. Wrong? Are you constantly dissatisfied with your intimate relationships? Has the passion between you and your partner fizzled after just a few months? In Royal Oak gay-affirmative therapist [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 9-18

Professional Theater/Opera: Bad Dates How one woman copes with that bizarre social ritual between men and women. BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing. Thu.-Sun., through Feb. 12. $21-$33. 517-484-7805. Brooklyn Boy A novelist whose book hits the [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Window Media responds

Dear BTL, The poorly researched article you published by Bob Roehr suggesting there is "blood on the floor" at Window Media and the Washington Blade is riddled with errors and was written without any calls [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Setting Dolly’s record straight

Dear BTL, I caught the review of the "Transamerica" soundtrack from the Feb. 2, 2006 Hear Me Out column and wished to point out a pretty big error. It states that the song "Travelin' Thru" [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:28:44-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Loving couples won’t burn in hell

Dear BTL, "Gay in the NFL" (Feb. 2, 2006) was a heartwarming story. It also confirms the hate and hypocrisy of many who call themselves Christian but who by word and action live the opposite [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Bryant was used

Dear BTL, Regarding Charles Alexander's Feb. 2 Parting Glances column "Oranges & lemons sliced." Anita Bryant was a product of what she was taught. I feel sorry for her. She never saw gay people for [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Fruits and deeds

Dear BTL, While Senator Brownback did deserve to be Creep of the Week last week, I disagree that it should be for his "You'll know 'em by their fruits" comment. I found the original Rolling [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Mothers should work it out

Dear BTL, Regarding Mubarak Dahir's Jan. 19, 2006 column "Lesbian mother torn from children." Florida laws are backward. The government would rather let tomorrow's future (children in our society) down than let gays and lesbian [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Let off steam, Gemini! Mars in Taurus sets you on stubborn tracks - you're either dedicated or obsessive. Now he's quincunx to Pluto, turning energy up to explosive levels. Flaws in existing [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Moonglow' New play by Kim Carney is 'the berries' "It's okay to let go." But it's never easy, playwright Kim Carney shows us in the world premiere of her comic-drama "Moonglow" at Ann Arbor's [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Dance away the winter blues

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman BLOOMFIELD HILLS - If you're looking for a fun way to stay warm now that winter weather has returned, turn your feet toward a new dance studio in Bloomfield Hills. The [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By John Quinn Review: 'Miles Sent Me' Dinner theater heats up a cold winter night Saturday night brought back winter, but your intrepid reviewer had little trouble navigating the expressways of Oakland and Macomb counties. [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Out of Body

No more vaginas. No more tummies. No more asses. Eve Ensler, award-winning author of "The Vagina Monologues," is ready to move on to something bigger - and no, not breasts. "I'm leaving the body for [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Choreographer to explore gay themes

NEW YORK - Christopher Williams doesn't consider himself to be a cool, cutting edge choreographer. Others disagree, however, including critics from the New York Times, the Village Voice, the NYC Dance Journal and Dance Magazine. [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Annapolis Jake Huard (James Franco) is a welder in a shipyard, dreaming of his chance to go to Annapolis and become a naval officer. But once at the school, he struggles to keep [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

The name "Eve" (from All About Eve) appears within the theme entries. All About a Part in a Movie Across 1 Put the top on the cake 5 "The Celluloid Closet" author Vito 10 "How [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Anti-marriage amendment falls short TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Backers of a proposal to change the constitution to ban equal marriage fell short Feb. 1 as the deadline passed for garnering enough [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: George W. Bush

George W. Bush On Jan. 31, 2006 President George W. Bush gave his annual State of the Union address, the results of which were pretty much what you'd expect if you had a grade-schooler fill [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

SHe Said Feb. 9, 2005

"There are so many things that go into being a good parent. And sexual orientation is not one of them." - CARE President Beverly Davidson as quoted by The Lansing State Journal, Feb. 8, 2006. [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Dog wash and nail clip to benefit WAGS

FERNDALE - Dirty dogs can lend a paw and help four-legged friends at a fundraising Dog Wash and Nail Clip on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canine to Five [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Macomb County PFLAG forming

MT. CLEMENS - The first meeting of the Macomb county chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will take place at First United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19. [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Keeping it civil

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman One is a passionate pro-gay family activist and an atheist. The other works for a self-styled Christian organization that works to limit legal protections for LGBT-headed families. Both men feel that [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

MCCD shares the wealth

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - On Feb. 11, Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit will sell $20,000 worth of donated artwork in a benefit for itself and four other LGBT community organizations. The art, which [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Many unanswered questions in gay bar attack

By Lisa Keen BOSTON -- A teenager who allegedly attacked patrons of a gay bar in Massachusetts with a hatchet and a gun last week killed his ex-girlfriend and then himself after a shootout with [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

‘We deserve more’

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman PONTIAC - Anti-gay family activists aren't alone in being persistent. Despite the frequently successful attempts of religious extremists to deny basic protections to LGBT-headed families, on Feb. 14 the leaders of [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Gay groups excluded from U.N. panel WASHINGTON - Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank and human rights activists have asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to explain why the United States [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Super LGBT fans got a super LGBT welcome

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN DETROIT - The more than a million people who skated in Campus Martius Park, sipped champagne at elegant parties and played games at the NFL Experience enjoyed another simple pleasure at Detroit's [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

Love is insane – really

Finally there is scientific validation for the insanity one feels when we fall in love. Researchers have discovered that the brain's chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness, which gives new meaning to the [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Community Connections

Community Announcements Send wedding, birth, and other announcements to Dawn Wolfe Gutterman at Pictures are welcome as .jpg files. Forty word limit; BTL reserves the right to edit for space, grammar, and suitability. Be [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Ten tempting facts about kissing

You knew kissing was fun, but did you know it could actually help you live longer and improve the intimacy of your relationship? "Kissing can be so exciting! No one should be without this enriching, [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:48:12-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Tips to keep your romance sparkling

Spark up your love life with these quick tips from Liya Lev Oertel, author of "52 Romantic Evenings" (Meadowbrook Press). 1.Tell each other, "I love you" first thing in the morning and just before you [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:47:53-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Looking for Love

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN People on love's road rarely find a smooth path. Just ask Christine Rainey. Rainey was enjoying the 13-year relationship she'd built with her partner, Sandy when tragedy struck. A 2002 car crash [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Sweetheart messages

I love you Marty. You make us a family. You support and defend, love and laugh. You bring me pride. You give unconditionally. I choose you not only on Valentine's Day, but for the past [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|