Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Walking in hate’s shoes

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:49:23-05:00April 20th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period April 20-29

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. Michigan Modernism Exposition Seventy of the nations top Modernism [...]

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

Melissa Etheridge returns to Detroit

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.

By |2018-01-16T00:38:32-05:00April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period April 20-29

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

Affirmations to host fourth annual Health Fair

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:33:01-05:00April 20th, 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 |2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Concert Connections

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes

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 [...]

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

Hear Me Out

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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 [...]

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

Q Puzzle

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" [...]

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

The sound of something sweet

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 [...]

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

Spring into action with The Wilde Carde

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:31:37-05:00April 20th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:07:27-05:00April 20th, 2006|News|

SHe Said April 20, 2006

"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 [...]

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

Triangle, HRC to host women’s golf OUTing

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:23:01-05:00April 20th, 2006|News|

WMU to host FTM North

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 [...]

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

Marriage equality threatened in Canada

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 [...]

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

Response to Chrysler ad overblown, says Montgomery

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 [...]

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

Targeting our youth

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. [...]

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

Embezzlement charges filed against radio pro

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:04:25-05:00April 20th, 2006|News|

Fresh opportunities pop up at Affirmations

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 [...]

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

Appeals court hears Proposal 2 case

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 [...]

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


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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:56:02-05:00April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|