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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley With loss Q: I'm so distressed I just don't know what to do. It seems like my life has turned upside down in the past year. I never thought that things could [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Polygamy and Math

by John Corvino Followers of this column may be tired of reading about polygamy and its non-connection with same-sex marriage. As I've repeated frequently (probably to the point of nuisance), whether polygamy is good for [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:40:05-05:00April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Sports Complex

By Jim Provenzano The last time Greg Louganis dove in public was at New York City's Gay Games IV in 1994, where he performed a few exhibition dives at the aquatics events. "It was all [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Mad sacred cow disease

By R.J. Beaumia A note to the Human Rights Campaign: Stop sending me bumper stickers with your contribution solicitations through the mail because I'm no longer giving you money for them. The only reason I'd [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:34:20-05:00April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Get deco-ed out for Modernism

DETROIT - There's no better accessory to a 20th century design than a vintage little black dress. On Friday, April 21, be first in line to experience the Michigan Modernism Exposition Gala Preview Party benefiting [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:32:29-05:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period April 6-15

Architecture/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Birds Everywhere" (April 8, $14); "Easter Eggstravaganza" (April 15, $7/child, $4/adult); "Easter Brunch and Tour" (April 16, $28/adults, $15/children). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Art, Historical & Science [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: K.T. Tunstall Thurs. 4/6/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Mates of State Fri. 4/7/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Gino Vannelli Fri. 4/7/06 & Sat. 4/8/06 Music Hall Center, Detroit Adrienne Young & Little Sadie Sat. [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period April 6-15

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. The Architect and the Emperor [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

The harder they fall

If you want to succeed at world domination you've got to train your people, and what better place to start than with the young? That's exactly what Hitler did when he set up his National-Political [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Murder at the Cafe Noir' Nothing is black and white at Cafe Noir By Donald V. Calamia "Everyone has secrets at Cafe Noir," Rick Archer, the straight-faced, pin-striped private detective, tells the audience during [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Speaking it into being

By Imani Williams It is rare that we get to hear a voice that reminds one of the work and commitment of sister Audre Lorde. When one picks up "The Days of Good Looks: Prose [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Write polemics, Aries! Mars opposing Pluto boosts stamina and determination, but also raises tempers and belligerence. With Mars in Gemini and Pluto in Sagittarius, it's more bark than bite. Keep long-range goals [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Brick High school loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) turns teen gumshoe after his ex-girlfriend Emily (Emilie de Ravin) goes missing. His investigation leads him into Emily's murky social world, which includes high-society pal [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Extreme View of Family Across 1 Messy little balls 6 Warhol critic Greenberg 10 Sheryl Swoopes' org. 14 Jethrene Bodine's mother 15 "Baby Doll" band 16 One to blow on 17 Sound of a sudden, [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics McGreevey book due in fall TRENTON, N.J. - "The Confession," the autobiography by former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey will detail his upbringing, and the personal struggles first [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

SHe Said April 6, 2006

"The question comes up, is there's a constitutional right to homosexual conduct? Not a hard question for me. It is absolutely clear that nobody ever thought when the Bill of Rights was adopted that it [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Marriage equality debate at CMU April 18

MOUNT PLEASANT - The ongoing debate over civil unions and marriage equality will make its way to Central Michigan University April 18, when the university hosts a civil debate between experts on both sides of [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:27:42-05:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Pride Banquet award nominations due April 30

FERNDALE - Want to recognize the dedication, talent, courage, or achievement of a member of the LGBT and allied community? Here's your chance! Nominations for the 21st Annual Pride Banquet, which will take place on [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:22:17-05:00April 6th, 2006|News|

SkyLofts MarketSquare moves on up

ROYAL OAK - The SkyLofts MarketSquare project in downtown Royal Oak has moved their sales office and loft model into the actual complex at 101 Curry Street in Royal Oak, 2 blocks east of Main [...]

By |2018-01-23T02:16:52-05:00April 6th, 2006|News|

National Gay Newspaper Guild elects officers

SAN FRANCISCO - The National Gay Newspaper Guild of the United States announced results of officer elections, electing five officers, each for two-year terms, at its annual meeting held in San Francisco on April 1, [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Study finds widespread abuse against LGBTs by police

By Lisa Keen Amnesty International says its study of four major U.S. cities found "serious police abuses" and levels of hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The report, Stonewalled: Still Demanding [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Promote Trans equality in 52 ways

WASHINGTON - The National Center for Transgender Equality is running a campaign to get more people involved in equality for everyone. Each week during 2006 the organization is featuring an idea for action at the [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Oversight or bigotry?

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WATERFORD TOWNSHIP - The congregation of Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church has been left without a home since a March 27 decision by the Waterford Township Board of Supervisors stopped a [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Ann Arbor PFLAG hosts Michigan conference

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - On Saturday, March 25, PFLAG Ann Arbor hosted what may have been "the biggest turnout ever for a state conference" during the Michigan Circle, a day-long conference of [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Rainbow House reaches first fundraising goal

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - Organizers for the Rainbow House project, the first Habitat for Humanity building in Michigan sponsored by persons in the LGBT community, announced on March 28 that they have [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:25:57-05:00April 6th, 2006|News|

Onward, LGBT soldiers!

We know that small-minded people calling themselves "Christians" are on the march. We see that trend every week here at BTL, and this week's news is no exception. From the transgender woman who was harassed [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:08:12-05:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'Late Night Comedy at Planet Ant' Red rocks, audience flocks to Planet Ant on Thursday nights My friends thought I was nuts. There I was, sitting in a theater at 11 o'clock on a [...]

By |2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|