In A Family Way: Passings

By | 2018-01-16T10:09:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Ari Lev It is a season of passings. When controversial radical feminist writer Andrea Dworkin died last year, a friend said she "didn't recognize Dworkin's name." I guess that's every writer's dream: for your [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Comb-over blues Q: My man, "George," is bald. We have been together for twenty years and he has been balding. As time has marched on, hair has fallen off. When he first [...]

No one likes a nelly homo

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Mubarak Dahir No one likes a nelly homo. Least of all these days, other homos. That fact is blatantly obvious in our own culture of desire, and I got a jolting reminder of it [...]

Art & Around for the period March 23-April 1

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include "Grounds for Gardening" lecture series, March 29, $9; plus Ford House Explorer series for children: "Kids Perspective Tour," March 25, $14; and "Detecting Details," April 1, [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Cloud Room & The National Thurs. 3/23/06 The Intersection, Grand Rapids Eddie From Ohio Thurs. 3/23/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Queen and Paul Rogers Fri. 3/24/06 Palace of Auburn Hills James Blunt and [...]

Praise for Joe

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Finally someone coming into their own from Michigan. Joe Fitrzyk obviously is indirectly helping many younger gays hopefully find their own truth and be proud, yet humbled to be free. From what I [...]

Flying High

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Peter Galvin While many gay people around the country were disappointed that "Brokeback Mountain" lost out to "Crash" for the Best Picture Oscar this year, the ceremony did provide the introduction of singer/songwriter Bird [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Devour the Snow' Truth wins out at Meadow Brook By Donald V. Calamia Self-preservation. In theory, we humans will do just about anything to stay alive. After all, it IS one of the basic [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Mason Street Warehouse announces 2006 season SAUGATUCK - Mason Street Warehouse, an uptown theatre in downtown Saugatuck, is pleased to announce its 2006 season. MSW continues the tradition of [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Clear the air, Virgo! The dreamy ideals and spiritual commitments we get from the Jupiter-Neptune square begin to see some practical challenges as Venus conjoins Neptune. Mars in Gemini aspects those planets, [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Failure to Launch Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) lives at home and lets his parents (Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw) cook, clean, and do his laundry while he dates a series of women he has no [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Fore Fun Across 1 Tiny stick 5 From A to B, to Debussy 9 Many a painting by Frida's Diego 14 Follower of bears 15 S/M root 16 Swiftly, to Shakespeare 17 "Peanuts" character named [...]

Peak by peak

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - For her newest collection of ditties, "I'm a Mountain," Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer leaves behind the programmed synthesizers and electric guitar and treads down-home territory Dolly-style. For the bluegrass/folk collection - Harmer's [...]

A protest for liberty

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

By Cornelius A. Fortune "V for Vendetta" must truly rank as one of the best "protest" films that isn't a protest film ever made. This one has a real story to tell, not to mention [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Romney will fly to Rome NASHUA, N.H. - Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who recently filed a bill that would allow a Catholic social service agency to deny adoptions to [...]

Creep of the Week: John Dunleavy

By | 2018-01-15T21:22:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

John Dunleavy Top o' the mornin' to you - unless, of course, you're gay. Once again, New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade was kept free of homosexuals mucking things up with their light-in-the-loafers mincing. [...]

SHe Said March 23, 2005

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

"I guess you'd love for me to say that it was difficult, that I wanted to vomit. But the straight fact is, it was just another person. Now, by no means do I wanna f--k [...]

Lesbian-A-Sisters seeks volunteers, board members

By | 2018-01-23T01:18:41+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - Lesbian A-Sisters is a program that assists differently-abled lesbian and bisexual women in Metro Detroit with daily tasks, light home chores, gardening, transportation and errands. The group is looking for additional volunteers to [...]

Triangle announces additions to staff

By | 2018-01-16T17:37:08+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

DETROIT - The Triangle Foundation has announced the addition of two new staff members. Greg Varnum and Sean Moore have been named as executive assistant and sponsorship coordinator, respectively. Varnum's role as executive assistant will [...]

HTJ! kickoff meeting welcomes new energy

By | 2018-01-16T00:35:05+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

By Imani Williams DETROIT - Following the first HTJ! Community Planning Meeting for 2006 emails containing messages like, "It was nice meeting everyone and I'm excited about being involved," are flowing back and forth on [...]

Jewish Gay Network joins Jewish Community Council

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman BLOOMFIELD HILLS - The Jewish Gay Network, a two-year-old organization serving Michigan's Jewish LGBTs, has been accepted into the Jewish Community Council. As a member organization, JGN will join JCC's 200-plus [...]

NGLTF honors Rep. Baldwin at fundraiser

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

By Cornelius A. Fortune DETROIT - A benefit for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was held March 17 at Detroit's Scarab Club. The benefit honored U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), whose work has [...]

Groups agree on school guidelines for LGBT issues

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - In the United States there is one allegiance that transcends sexual orientation or the choice to follow any particular religion. That shared allegiance is "American," and the First Amendment [...]

LGBTs, allies, parents to lobby for safe schools

By | 2018-01-16T14:16:47+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - On Tuesday, March 28, parents, students, teachers and LGBT advocates will descend on Lansing with one request of their state Representatives and Senators: "Make Michigan's schools safe for all [...]

New security clearance rules may harm gay public servants

By | 2018-01-16T10:34:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

BTL Staff WASHINGTON - The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists. Rules approved by President Clinton in 1997 [...]