Dear Jody

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley BTL's new Pet of the Week? Q: My Valentine's Day was a DISASTER! It would have been better if I were without a boyfriend and stayed home and felt sorry for myself [...]

The Black Gay Dollar: ignored and overlooked

By | 2018-01-16T17:11:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Herndon L. Davis During Black History Month, corporations and their advertising arms pledge their allegiance to cultural diversity in a continual effort to strategically target the estimated $852 billion (2007) African-American marketplace. However, there's [...]

Equality – Ain’t I a woman?

By | 2018-01-16T08:58:48+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

WOMAN: an adult female, mother, wife, lover but also educator, nurturer and innovator. But for most of western history women were confined to a life of domesticity. As late as the early 20th century in [...]

The Gay Moralist

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By John Corvino I have just completed a week's worth of same-sex marriage debates with Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family. Actually, that's not quite right: we only completed two of the three debates [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 23-March 4

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 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. http://www.cranbrook.edu. Detroit Historical [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 23-March 4

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Annie The timeless tale of a little orphan girl who never gives up hope. Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Through Feb. 26. $19.50-$64.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com. Antony and Cleopatra A brave Roman general becomes captivated [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Respect your needs, Virgo! Egos are touchy with Sun in Pisces quincunx Saturn in Leo. Whether self-perception is inflated or deflated, most folks want to be more than they feel they are. [...]

‘Call Me Malcolm’ to premiere Feb. 26

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

GRAND HAVEN - "Call Me Malcolm," a documentary film about a transgender seminary student's struggle with faith, love, and gender identity, will have its Michigan premiere on Feb. 26 at Extended Grace in Grand Haven. [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Night Blooming' New drama blossoms at Blackbird - almost By Donald V. Calamia Watching emerging playwrights find their voice is an aspect of theater criticism I truly enjoy. So it was with great pleasure [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Jerks at Warp Speed' Robinson and robots: Live action comedy and technical wizardry make for silly fun at Planet Ant By Donald V. Calamia Space: Although it's the final frontier for most of us, [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

This Week: Jefferson Starship Thurs. 2/23/06 Majestic Theatre, Detroit Pavlo Thurs. 2/23/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Susan Werner Fri. 2/24/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Fri. 2/24/06 8 p.m. MSU [...]

Wheeler, party of one

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - Fresh off her stint as emcee for the Folk Festival in Ann Arbor last month, singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler returns with her unique musical style that jumps from emotionally intense to uproariously comedic. [...]

Razzle-dazzle at the Fisher

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Chicago' Sexy guys, sizzling gals heat up 'Chicago' "Nobody walks out on me," Roxie Hart screams to her soon-to-be ex-lover, Fred Casely, as she pumps multiple bullets into him during the opening moments of [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Curious George To save the museum where he works, Ted (voice of Will Ferrell) travels to Africa to bring back an ancient shrine. A little monkey, Curious George, becomes enamored of Ted's yellow [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Sole on Ice Across 1 Samuel Barber's output 6 Wine region south of the Russian River 10 Come and go 14 "Spartacus" venue 15 Etheridge's "I'm the ___ One" 16 Capable of performing 17 American [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman New York's marriage law upheld ALBANY, N.Y. - A midlevel state appeals court on Feb. 16 upheld the state's marriage law as constitutional, handing a defeat to same-sex couples seeking [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Feds end Jim West investigation SPOKANE, Wash. - The U.S. Justice Department has ended a nine-month public corruption investigation of former Mayor Jim West without bringing criminal charges, a [...]

Creep of the Week: Patrick J. Reilly

By | 2018-01-16T10:23:38+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

Patrick J. Reilly Sometimes people say the darnedest things. Making the latest submission to the "You Can't Argue With Logic Like That Department" (YCAWLLTD, for short) is Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman [...]

SHe Said Feb. 23, 2005

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

"This is not an issue about gays. This is about children." - Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, a Republican who was in favor of that state's anti-gay marriage ban, on the proposal to ban adoption [...]

Affirmative action ban effort draws LGBT foes

By | 2018-01-16T04:14:17+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN SOUTHFIELD - Programs that have eased the way for women and minorities to be full partners in Michigan's workforce and educational system are under threat, thanks to a ballot initiative that would [...]

Javier joins UofM’s LGBT Affairs office

By | 2018-01-15T22:47:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - Gabriel Javier has accepted the assistant director position in the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor's Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Affairs. Javier is replacing Julica Hermann, who left the office earlier this [...]

Laurel Hester dead at 49

By | 2018-01-16T00:37:20+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

By The Associated Press POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - Laurel Hester, a cancer-stricken law enforcement officer whose efforts to ensure that her pension benefits would be extended to her longtime partner became a rallying point for [...]

Knollenberg talk draws gay politico

By | 2018-01-16T09:50:34+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN BIRMINGHAM - Economics was the focus of Congressman Joe Knollenberg's talk to a crowd of supporters at the Baldwin Public Library last week - a subject that troubled Log Cabin Republican Vice [...]

Adoption bans are wrong

By | 2006-02-23T09:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

On the front page of USA Today this morning was an article about gays and lesbians adopting children. The gist of the article: emboldened by their success getting anti-gay marriage bans passed across the country, [...]