Ask The Debt Free Diva

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

By Dee Dee Sung Changing minds and dollars Q: I'm fed up with the credit card debt that never seems to go away. I feel like my goal always seems to be around becoming debt [...]

Sports Complex

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

By Jim Provenzano Tough Enough: Women's Rugby Puts Sport First For most players on women's Rugby Football Clubs (RFCs), being in or out as lesbians isn't a big deal. Women have played instrumental roles in [...]

Anti-gay adoption measures falter

By | 2018-01-16T17:32:18+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

By Mubarak Dahir There's finally some good news for gay and lesbian families when it comes to putting their rights to a test at the ballot box: A much-anticipated and highly feared state-by-state push to [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Dodging the camera Q: I am at loss as what to do, so I decided to write to you and see if you can come up with a solution. My problem - [...]

All Politics is Loco: Affirmative re-action

By | 2018-01-16T12:59:47+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

By Sean Kosofsky It appears certain that a measure will appear on the ballot this November that will ask voters to eliminate affirmative action programs in Michigan. Proponents of the measure are not from our [...]

Art & Around for the period March 2-11

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 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 [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Paul Van Dyk Thurs. 3/2/06 State Theatre, Detroit My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult Fri. 3/3/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Lez Zeppelin Fri. 3/3/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Common Fri. 3/3/06 Michigan Theater, [...]

Theater Events for the period March 2-11

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Antony and Cleopatra A brave Roman general becomes captivated with the beautiful Queen of Egypt. The Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory, March 3-May 4. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com. Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular [...]

Launch-ing pad

By | 2018-01-15T20:35:02+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Christopher Wallenberg The gay community may have enthusiastically embraced Sarah Jessica Parker as one of its own, but she knows the real reason why all you gay men want to see her new romantic [...]

One gas station at a time

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - Musician Ellis Bergeron isn't hesitant to admit she belts out Dolly Parton cruising down the highway in her Dodge Grand Caravan. "I definitely do that quite a bit," says 29-year-old singer-songwriter. But [...]

Book Marks

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte The Bill from My Father By Bernard Cooper. Simon & Schuster, 242 pages, $24 hardcover Cooper's cantankerous father, who died in 2000, has figured prominently in the author's two previous collections of [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Preview: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Gender-bending musical hits the border Imagine you're a young East German named Hansel and you fall in love with an American GI named Luther, but the only way you [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News from Around Town: 'BREAK! the Urban Funk Spectacular' comes to Music Hall DETROIT - "BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular," a high-energy tribute to Hip-Hop dancing will take Detroit by storm March 10 [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Pay your debts, Aquarius! Mercury turning retrograde in Pisces spreads confusion, and he's squaring Pluto. This makes people dig in their heels, insisting they are right (which is usually wrong), or it [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Eight Below Due to an impending storm, Gerry Shepherd (Paul Walker), a trail guide in the frozen Antarctic, is forced to evacuate the ice station where he works, leaving behind his team of [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

The Better of Two Evils Across 1 It requires several G-strings 5 Souvenirs of "Avenue Q" and "Spamalot" 10 Foucault's souls 14 Caligula's way 15 Gay-friendly insurance company 16 Barneys event 17 Like love, for [...]

Gigi’s shooting suspect bound for trial

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

BTL Staff DETROIT - On Feb. 22, Steven Williams, Jr. was ordered to stand trial in Wayne County Circuit Court on charges of attempted murder in the shooting of Salvagio Vonatti, who was shot in [...]

Equality Riders speak truth to hatred

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning on March 10, thirty young activists will repeat a piece of civil rights history. However, the Equality Ride isn't a re-enactment of the Freedom Rides of the [...]

SHe Said March 1, 2005

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

"The 'story' they tell is of systematic attacks on Islamic values. In what amounts to S&M gay porn, our interrogators strip the Iraqis of their heterosexual masculinity, then force them to reenact somebody's idea of [...]

Good chemistry

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman MIDLAND - Jackie Anderson has been an activist for over thirty years. Now she is bringing her history of struggle with discrimination to the Triangle Foundation, where she is serving as [...]

HARC ad wins ADDY award

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

YPSILANTI - An ad campaign designed to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among African-American males won the Gold ADDY Award at an Ann Arbor ceremony Feb. 10. The ADDY Awards are conducted each year by the American [...]

Young Brothers United welcome new members

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

By Imani Williams DETROIT- About 30 well-wishers gathered at the downtown offices of Mpowerment Detroit on Feb. 18 to celebrate with new members of Young Brothers United. The day's event honored the graduates of the [...]

ACLU seeks same-sex African-American couples

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking same-sex African-American couples in or near Detroit to be part of a national advertising campaign for marriage equality. The ACLU is working with Public Interest TV [...]

Michigan benefit for NGLTF March 17

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

DETROIT - On March 17, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will be the focus of a fundraising reception at DetroitÕs Scarab Club. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception will benefit the Task Force and honor [...]

Kelli Slezak joins AFSC staff

By | 2018-01-16T01:31:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Program of the American Friends Service Committee in Michigan has announced the hiring of a new halftime Program Associate. Kelli Slezak will work with the [...]

UofM to hold LGBT event series

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - University of Michigan Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Ally student organizations, with coordination by the Office of LGBT Affairs, will hold a series of events for the LGBT and ally community beginning [...]

Marriage on the march

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen Just as one state's ban on gay marriage went before a federal appeals court this month, another state's legislature approved a ballot measure to put a similar ban before voters this November. [...]

Miuccio – Lowrie commitment

By | 2018-01-15T22:26:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

Amanda Miuccio and Katherine Lowrie tied the knot Nov. 5, 2005 in the conservatory at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, with supportive friends and family gathered. The reception followed at Kerrytown Concert House [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T11:17:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Gay leader slams Clinton NEW YORK - Calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton "a complete disappointment" because of her opposition to equal marriage rights, the director of Empire State Pride [...]

Community Connections

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at dawnwolfe@pridesource.com, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

Gay Health internet sites

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Guides|

Thanks to the internet, information about Gay Health issues is easier to access than ever. Some of our favorite gay health websites are listed below: http://www.lgbthealth.net - A comprehensive site with resources and information about [...]

Affirmations to hold first holistic health fair

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Guides|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - On Saturday, March 11, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center will hold its first-ever holistic health fair, featuring practitioners of traditional arts like Herbal Therapy and Yoga alongside Aromatherapists, [...]

It’s a health thing

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Guides|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman So, you were able to get out of bed this morning, walk the distance from your car to your office, and tonight you'll be hitting the floor at Club Q. But [...]

Real love is good for your heart

By | 2006-03-02T09:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2006|Guides|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN "10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love," Joe Kort ROYAL OAK - While you don't need a love match with the person of your dreams to lead a [...]