Dear Jody

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

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 [...]

Transmissions: Hollywood hypocrisy

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

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 [...]

Five million easy little pieces

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 9-18

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

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 [...]

Concert Connections

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

This Week: George Carlin Sat. 2/11/06 Detroit Opera House Mark OÕConnor 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, [...]

Joe Kort to sign new book

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

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 9-18

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

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 [...]

Window Media responds

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

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 [...]

Setting Dolly’s record straight

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

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" [...]

Loving couples won’t burn in hell

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

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 [...]

Bryant was used

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

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 [...]

Fruits and deeds

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

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 [...]

Mothers should work it out

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls

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

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 [...]

Dance away the winter blues

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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

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. [...]

Out of Body

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

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 [...]

Choreographer to explore gay themes

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

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. [...]

Now Playing

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle

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

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 [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: George W. Bush

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

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 [...]

SHe Said Feb. 9, 2005

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

"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. [...]

Dog wash and nail clip to benefit WAGS

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

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 [...]

Macomb County PFLAG forming

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

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. [...]

Keeping it civil

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

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 [...]

MCCD shares the wealth

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

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 [...]

Many unanswered questions in gay bar attack

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

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 [...]

‘We deserve more’

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

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 [...]

National News Briefs

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

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 [...]

Super LGBT fans got a super LGBT welcome

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

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 [...]

Love is insane – really

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

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 [...]

Community Connections

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

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

Ten tempting facts about kissing

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

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, [...]

Tips to keep your romance sparkling

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

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 [...]

Looking for Love

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

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 [...]

Sweetheart messages

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

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 [...]