Dear Jody

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Lost of the past Q: May 14th will be my anniversary; the anniversary of my partner, "Irene," leaving me five years ago. Every year on this anniversary, I wait by the phone [...]

Walking in hate’s shoes

By | 2018-01-15T15:49:23+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Opinions|

The costume seemed so unimposing. Heavily polished black dress shoes shining the stage lights, black dress slacks, a khaki shirt, a long, black over coat and a deceptively beautiful officerÕs cap. The shirt, cap and [...]

Art & Around for the period April 20-29

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Bird Walk (April 22); "Making Landscape Magic" (April 26); Ford House Explorers (April 29). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Michigan Modernism Exposition Seventy of the nations top Modernism [...]

Melissa Etheridge returns to Detroit

By | 2018-01-16T00:38:32+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - Melissa Etheridge returns to Detroit on Sunday, August 13 to rock the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Theater Events for the period April 20-29

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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. http://www.michiganopera.org. Annie Leapin' Lizards: The little red-headed [...]

Affirmations to host fourth annual Health Fair

By | 2018-01-16T09:33:01+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - On Saturday, April 22 Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community in downtown Ferndale will host the center's fourth annual Health Fair. The region-wide event, sponsored by Project Healthy Living, will give participants the opportunity [...]

Book Marks

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'A View from the Bridge' The view's not pretty - but excellent Remember that childhood tale, "The Little Engine That Could"? You know, the "I think I can, I think I can" little train [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

This Week: Kathleen Edwards Thurs. 4/20/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Hem & Josh Ritter Thurs. 4/20/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Catie Curtis Fri. 4/21/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Jerry Seinfeld Fri. 4/21/06 Fox Theatre, Detroit Smokey [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Use your charisma, Scorpio! Mars, fresh into Cancer, is now semi-sextile Saturn in Leo. Energetically nurturing others can improve one's self-esteem - doesn't that sound co-dependent? Stay aware of your motives and [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira (Epic) Any album with "Oral Fixation" in the title should start with a reading of "The Lord's Prayer," don't you think? That's just how "Oral Fixation Vol. 2," Shakira's long [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Friends with Money Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a depressed, pot-smoking maid, obsessed with her married ex-boyfriend. Her three best friends (Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand) are rich, successful, in relationships of varying [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Think Outside the Box Across 1 Wet spot on a blanket of sand 5 "The Celluloid Closet" author Vito 10 Pantywaist 14 Gay-friendly Barrett 15 Like an active partner 16 Date opening? 17 "As Is" [...]

The sound of something sweet

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock have raised their compelling voices to influence positive social change. "We talk about the things that are happening contemporarily in this [...]

Spring into action with The Wilde Carde

By | 2018-01-15T22:31:37+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

By BTL Staff Special promotion offers 'gay days' at local professional theaters FARMINGTON - Get wild this May with The Wilde Carde, a new and innovative way for the LGBT community to sample the offerings [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T03:07:27+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Transgender Republican takes on Blunt SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Midge Potts, a self-described fiscal conservative and Eisenhower Republican is running a one-person primary campaign against five-term congressman and House Majority [...]

SHe Said April 20, 2006

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

"It is supremely ironic and profoundly sad that this is the party of [Abraham] Lincoln, a party that once sought to unify a nation. It was a party in which 'freedom' was a principle, not [...]

Triangle, HRC to host women’s golf OUTing

By | 2018-01-16T01:23:01+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

a PLYMOUTH - Triangle Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign will host a women's golf outing on Saturday, May 13 starting at 8:30 a.m. at St. John's Golf & Conference Center in Plymouth. The outing [...]

WMU to host FTM North

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

KALAMAZOO - On April 29 Western Michigan University will host FTM North, a conference for male to female transgender individuals and allies. The main speakers for the event are LGBT activist and author of "Becoming [...]

Marriage equality threatened in Canada

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen Same-sex marriages have been legal in parts of Canada for almost five years now. But if the country's new conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has his way, they won't be available for [...]

Response to Chrysler ad overblown, says Montgomery

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

AUBURN HILLS - Despite news coverage in recent weeks, Jeff Montgomery, executive director of the gay rights organization Triangle Foundation, says that reaction to a recent Chrysler television commercial has been overblown. According to an [...]

Targeting our youth

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

By Cornelius A. Fortune ANN ARBOR - Military recruiters will tell kids anything they want to hear to get them to sign up - even LGBT youth who are routinely discriminated against in the military. [...]

Embezzlement charges filed against radio pro

By | 2018-01-16T13:04:25+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ANN ARBOR - On April 12, Michael Coleman faced embezzlement charges at a preliminary hearing brought before an Ann Arbor judge. Coleman pled not guilty and was bound over for a pretrial [...]

Fresh opportunities pop up at Affirmations

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - Has your social circuit gotten a bit dull? Looking for new ways to become more involved in the political scene? If so, you'll want to visit Affirmations Lesbian and Gay [...]

Appeals court hears Proposal 2 case

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

LANSING - On April 11, a packed courtroom of The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments on whether domestic partner benefits constituted a violation of Proposal 2, the anti-gay marriage amendment passed by Michigan voters [...]

Passages

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Strange how much difference a month can make, isn't it? Just a month ago it seemed that only the bravest of green things were just beginning to peek, tentatively, from ground that was still deciding [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2018-01-16T10:56:02+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria' What a farce: Zeitgeist returns with impressive, elusive production Ain't civilization grand, the theater critic snarkily asks his readers? It must be, because if you find yourself [...]