ACLU takes fight to Court TV April 15

NEW YORK - "The ACLU Freedom Files," a new 10-part series, tells the stories of everyday Americans whose civil liberties have been threatened, and how they fought back. On April 15 the show will illustrate [...]

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AFSC to host program on militarism and youth

ANN ARBOR - The American Friends Service Committee LGBT Issues Program-Faith Action Network will host Oskar Castro, a counter-recruitment expert who coordinates the AFSC National Youth and Militarism Program, for a workshop at the Quaker [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:22:36-05:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 |2018-01-23T10:07:50-05:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Affirmations seeks new board members

FERNDALE - Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center's board of directors is now accepting letters of intent from those individuals interested in running for election to the board. Election to the Board will take place [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Bulimia Before beginning this week's topic, I'd like to remind everyone of a survey I'm conducting. The survey is for a research project in my program to increase awareness of the [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Justice DeLAYED

By Sean Kosofsky Ding Dong, the witch is dead. Tom "The Hammer" Delay has decided to resign from Congress and not run for re-election, essentially ending his long and powerful career. It turns out the [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:35:47-05:00April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Calling all support Q: My lover, "Hal," makes more money than I do. So, he thinks that I should compensate for this by doing more work around the house. I think this [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

Let Florida be a lesson

By Mubarak Dahir Twelve-year-old Michael Gulliford-Green just wanted lawmakers in the state of Florida, where he now lives, to know about his family. That's why, on the morning of March 9, he got up early, [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period April 13-22

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Easter Eggstravaganza" (April 15, $7/child, $4/adult); "Easter Brunch and Tour" (April 16, $28/adults, $15/children). Detroit: 313-884-4222. Michigan Modernism Exposition Seventy of the nations top Modernism [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Luka Bloom Thurs. 4/13/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor The Strokes Thurs. 4/13/06 State Theatre, Detroit Stellastarr* Thurs. 4/13/06 Magic Stick, Detroit John Butler Trio Fri. 4/14/06 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Christine Lavin Sat. [...]

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Theater Events for the period April 13-22

Professional Theater/Opera: Aida A spectacular new production of the acclaimed Verdi opera. Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, Detroit. April 22, 23, 26, 28-30. $23-$113. 313-237-7464. Annie Leapin' Lizards: The little red-headed [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Working Girl

By Lawrence Ferber Most folks can't wait to punch out of their nine to five gig. Not Lily Tomlin - she's actually been waiting for an opportunity to clock back in. With the release of [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Forbidden fruit

It's true. God did not make "Adam & Steve" - the movie, at least - though the inclusion of Parker Posey and Chris Kattan as guest stars does feel like a divine gift. That gift, [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte My Father's Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents By Jonathan G. Silin. Beacon Press, 184 pages, $23.95 hardcover Philosophical and dispassionately analytical, emotional and passionately personal: The [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

CC House2.jpg: Comedian/actor Jen House stars in her first one-woman show, "Who's House." Photo courtesy The Abreact Review: 'Who's House?' Presto-chango: Jen & Co. are in the house I have to admit that I chuckled [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'The Inspector General' Take me out to...the theater? By John Quinn By the time you read this, my faithful fans, the first pitch has crossed the plate at Comerica Park, and the Tigers are [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Watch your diet, Capricorn! Mars, the planet of assertion and lust, moves into moody, nurturing Cancer this week. It's not a good fit for him! Give yourself room for mad, hot, passionate [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Romancing the gloom

By Laura Witkowski It would be disingenuous of me to start this review with anything other than full disclosure. I love Morrissey and consider myself to be far and away one of his biggest and [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:21:54-05:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just Out Adam & Steve Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) meet in the late '80s, and their one-night stand ends disastrously. But 15 years later they meet again, don't recognize each other, and [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Sports Film Across 1 Lucas of "The Dying Gaul" 6 Kind of contract or contact 10 Composer John 14 Role of Caroline Rhea on "Sabrina" 15 Locale of valuable stones 16 Visitor at 17 [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Committee rejects anti-marriage amendment ST. PAUL - The Senate Judiciary Committee on April 4 shot down a constitutional amendment to preserve the "traditional" definition of marriage in Minnesota. In a [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Feingold says he supports equal marriage rights WASHINGTON - Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin), a potential presidential candidate, said April 4 he supports giving gays and lesbians the right to [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

SHe Said April 13, 2006

"Gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy. Denying people this basic American right is the kind of discrimination [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 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 |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

LGBT families to attend White House egg roll

WASHINGTON - On Monday, April 17, colored Easter eggs won't be the only rainbow on the White House lawn during the annual Egg Roll. Thanks to the initiative of Family Pride and organizations ranging from [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

Pentagon spied on anti-DADT activities

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The Pentagon inappropriately gathered "intelligence" on at least three groups in the United States opposed to the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," according to documents released [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:59:16-05:00April 13th, 2006|News|

Ruth Ellis Center premieres new home

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HIGHLAND PARK - Seventy-seven Victor Street has been a theatre, a dance studio and a warehouse. Now it is home for the young people of Ruth Ellis Center, which serves LGBTQ [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:34:45-05:00April 13th, 2006|News|

Anti-gay graffiti pulls school together

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HOUGHTON - During the night of April 6, or perhaps during the dark early morning hours of April 7, hatred struck the campus of Michigan Technological University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

Gay networking group inspires LGBT success

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - Do you know what the man across the conference table thinks about gay people? Is the woman writing your home loan working against the LGBT community when 5 p.m. [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|News|

Busy days

Life here at BTL is always busy, but no more so than every Tuesday when we send the paper to press. Between changing news - which never honors deadlines - and the occasional story-eating computer, [...]

By |2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|