Ask Dr. Wang

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Opinions|

By Dr. Kevin Wang Looking good for you Before I start my column, I'd like to remind everyone of a survey I'm conducting. I'm starting a research project in my program to increase awareness of [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Testing the water Q: I am writing you for advice on my former relationship. I broke up with "Sarah" over a year ago; we had been together for 3 years. I must [...]

All Politics is Loco: Progress is queer

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Opinions|

It is time the GLBT community unites behind a progressive agenda. No more piecemeal support for this issue or that issue. We need a manifesto for a queer progressive vision for Michigan, the United States [...]

Art & Around for the period March 16-25

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 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 | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Donald Fagen Thurs. 3/16/06 Detroit Opera House Brian Vander Ark Fri. 3/17/06 Memphis Smoke, Royal Oak The Twilight Babies and DJ Jim Stone Sat. 3/18/06 The Buzz Bar, Detroit Ben Folds Sat. 3/18/06 [...]

Theater Events for the period March 16-25

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Adult Entertainment A Yale graduate helps a group of second rate porn stars set out to make artistic and profitable adult movies. Icarus Falling at Creole Gallery, Lansing. Fri.-Sat., March 24-April 1. $10. [...]

Crimes against humanity

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I enjoy D'Anne Witkowski's articles and her sense/understanding of equality. Although the Creep of the Week column is often discouraging, it is so necessary for our community. Last week's column concerning Welch, West [...]

What the world needs now

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Last week's Creep of the Week is just one example of the very powerful message that has been sent out to America that GLBT people are disposable people. What blows my mind is [...]

Book Marks

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte The Ash Gray Proclamation By Dennis Cooper. VSP Lazarus, 25 pages with 14-song CD, $15 paper Not long after 9/11, Dennis Cooper wrote "The Ash Gray Proclamation," drawing the title from a [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' 'Hedwig' rocks at 1515 Broadway A funny thing happened in the late 1960s and early '70s. The rock-opera "Tommy" burst onto the scene and legions of young people took [...]

Lost and found

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - There are dog people: people who like dogs, and then there are Dog People: people who dogs seek out, particularly dogs who are lost or in trouble. Author Ken Foster is a [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Three Mo' Tenors' The good times roll at the Fisher Theatre By Donald V. Calamia Like many of you, I suspect, I wasn't totally sure what to expect from "Three Mo' Tenors" at Detroit's [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Accept criticism graciously, Cancer! The Sun squaring Pluto inflames the ego and pushes you towards confrontation and conquest, perhaps too quickly and - especially with the Sun in Pisces - relying too [...]

Catching Jamie

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

ROYAL OAK - Everybody wants a story to tell, and for those who have seen Grammy-nominated jazz upstart Jamie Cullum live in concert, that story usually starts with, "I saw the most amazing show the [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Aquamarine When best friends Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna "JoJo" Levesque) discover a mermaid named Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) in their beach club's swimming pool, their destinies change forever. Hailey, soon to move [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|Entertainment|

Patricks on Parade Across 1 "Sphincter" author Ginsberg 6 Man who can become a queen 10 Barney Frank, in brief 14 Pop one's cork 15 Spread it on your muffin 16 Like McKellen's Magneto 17 [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T06:12:37+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Civil Rights Montana to ban homophobic bullying in schools HELENA - All Montana school districts must adopt policies against bullying, the Montana Board of Public Education has decided. The requirement, [...]

SHe Said March 16, 2005

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

"Karl Rove has reconstructed the [Republican] party so that its core membership is that of evangelical Christians who believe politics should be governed by religious principles. These people can brook no compromise on the abortion [...]

AFA renews call for Ford boycott

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman TUPELO, Miss. - Undeterred by unsuccessful "boycott of the month" attempts against companies including Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Proctor and Gamble and Orbitz, the American Family Association, a self-styled Christian group [...]

Catholic group: no adoptions to gays

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen BOSTON - In yet another confrontation between religious organizations and laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, an organization of the archdiocese of Boston has decided to end its program of helping [...]

Triangle hosts Michigan’s largest comedy event

By | 2018-01-16T09:50:57+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

BTL Staff DEARBORN - On March 11 over 1,500 people attended the 10th Annual Michigan Lesbian & Gay ComedyFest hosted by Triangle Foundation. Not only is the ComedyFest Michigan's largest comedy event, but it is [...]

Oak Park Reconstructionists embrace LGBT community

By | 2018-01-16T07:43:48+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By Sharon Gittleman OAK PARK - For Reconstructionists, Judaism is a faith that evolves over time, with Jewish culture and community at its core. Gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals are welcome in that community - [...]

Phelps group pickets funeral of Michigan soldier

By | 2018-01-16T12:01:45+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By The Associated Press FLUSHING - A half-dozen protesters from Fred Phelps' church who picketed the funeral of a Michigan soldier were met by hundreds of people carrying signs defending the military and honoring the [...]

WRAP to move to new location

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project has announced plans to move into new office space April 1, allowing the resource center for Washtenaw County's LGBT residents to improve the [...]

Affirmations hosts first student art show

By | 2006-03-16T09:00:00+00:00 March 16th, 2006|News|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - When Courteney Payeur, 21, learned the Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery had chosen her photographs for their first student show, she didn't hold back. "I was so excited I called my grandma [...]