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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Forgive or get out Q: "Patrick" and I have been together for 21 years. I'm thinking that he has the seven-year itch, 14 years late. The reason that I became suspicious of [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Battling for our children

By John Corvino Question: What's worse than a dozen-or-so states contemplating gay marriage bans during an election year? Answer: A dozen-or-so states contemplating gay adoption bans during an election year. Welcome to 2006. At least [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:51:18-05:00March 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Why Johnny can’t breed

By R.J. Beaumia I love women. I adore them. My idea of a perfect evening: Put me in a room full of an assortment of women and a case of wine. I hope a few [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:49:54-05:00March 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period March 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. http://www.cranbrook.edu. Detroit Historical [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Affirmations to hold holistic health fair

FERNDALE - On 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, Craniosacral Therapists, and more. Fair [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Of Montreal Thurs. 3/9/06 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Bellydance Superstars and The Desert Roses Thurs. 3/9/06 8 p.m. Royal Oak Music Theatre Whit Hill & the Postcards Thurs. 3/9/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period March 9-18

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 through May 4. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com. Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Pantomime' Comedy is not all black and white By Donald V. Calamia Race. If you live in Metro Detroit, that's a four-letter word. It's what defines us as a community - and not in [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'Crime Stopper Watchers' Late night laughs at Planet Ant hit close to home Back in the good old days, pretty much every neighborhood had that one civic-minded individual who took it upon themselves to [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Start the insanity

One night. Two shows. Five comics. "It'll be interesting to see," says Dewey Chaffee, whose first boyfriend was a Puerto Rican drag queen. "It doesn't get any gayer than that," the comic says. And, well, [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Get separate checks, Taurus! Mars in Gemini sets energies and minds buzzing in a million directions at once, especially while Mars is square to Uranus in Pisces. Out of a million mad [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Hear Me Out

The Greatest Cat Power (Matador) Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, sounds tired. Not tired in a "I didn't sleep well last night" way, tired in a world-weary, "sadness is a monkey on my back" kind [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out The Libertine John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (Johnny Depp), is a real-life historical figure, a 17th-century poet and party animal who succumbed to syphilis and alcoholism at a young age. His career was [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Meet Sandy the BTL pet of the week

Sandy is a friendly one-year-old domestic short hair with beautiful white and gray tabby markings. She came to the shelter as a stray and is hoping a loving family takes her home soon. Sandy loves [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

To Err Is Human Across 1 Triangle, e.g. 6 Place where men wear makeup 11 Spit four-letter words 15 Bruce Weber's " ___ Room with a View" 16 "Let's hit the sheets!" 17 Painting and [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Sports Complex

By Jim Provenzano Speed Racer: Olympic Skeleton star Courtney Yamada The Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, may be over, but for many athletes, almost making it that far serves as an inspiration to strive even [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Maryland GOP tries again for marriage ban ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Republicans in the state legislature have introduced a new anti-marriage proposal despite the defeat of an earlier draft. The second-ranking [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics GOP unveils anti-marriage CD-ROM ST. PAUL - A CD-ROM that the Minnesota Republican Party is sending out to build support for a constitutional amendment banning equal marriage rights has [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

SHe Said March 9, 2005

"I want to thank two people who don't even exist. Or I should say, they do exist, because of the imagination of Annie Proulx and the artistry of Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Their names [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

Affirmations to host student art show

FERNDALE - On March 10, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center's Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery will be the site an LGBT Student art show highlighting the best young LGBT artists in our community. Awards will be [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

Interfaith forum on LGBT rights March 12

ANN ARBOR - "Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Rights and the Interfaith Community" will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 12:45-2 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

CARE seeks family testimonials

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - Right-wing extremists would like nothing better than for LGBT-headed families to remain in the closet. Unfortunately, doing so makes it easier for extremists to win the day on [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:26:35-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

Report: ex-gay ministries targeting youth

By Lisa Keen There's a new "wave" of anti-gay activism underway, and it's targeting sexual minority youth in an effort to undermine support among youth in general for LGBT equality. That's the conclusion of a [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

Meet Genre Man of the Year Joe Fitrzyk

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - It's rare that gay men from Michigan - let alone Metro Detroit - are taken seriously by their brethren in other parts of the country. After all, isn't it common knowledge that [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

International News

by Rex Wockner Moscow mayor reiterates antigay stance Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has reiterated his promise to ban the city's first gay-pride parade this May. Speaking in Berlin Feb. 22 at a press conference with [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|News|

We have good news and bad news

Some days, one can't open a newspaper without feeling like we are living in the worst of times. BTL isn't covering the Iraq war, Bush administration corruption scandals or Vice President Cheney's seeming inability to [...]

By |2006-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|