Parting Glances: The Devil made me do it

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

I don't know what impulse possessed me to buy a copy of "The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House," by former owner Frances Kermeen (Warner Books; 2005). It's not my usual [...]

Rock the Boat: Gay and Lesbian Crews Sail On

By | 2018-01-16T11:10:42+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

by Jim Provenzano Sports Complex LGBT sailing enthusiasts will have a variety of opportunities to compete and enjoy nautical sports at Chicago's Gay Games VII. Two gay sailors have even taken their love of sailing [...]

Clay Aiken may be sued for sex life

By | 2018-01-16T04:27:07+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

By Matthew Burlingame Clay Aiken conjures images of "American Idol," bad spiky hair and about 1001 "Mad TV" skits making fun of his androgynous (read: closeted) persona; the same that followed Liberace and Barry Manilow. [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Calling Alanon Q: I have been in AA for three years. I feel like I have made great progress, individually, but in my relationship, things are still not good. Actually, my relationship is worse! Can [...]

Couple create 50 years of memories

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Uncategorized|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN HUNTINGTON WOODS - On the morning of April 5, 1956, Frank Martin never realized his life would change forever. Just one week before his 18th birthday, Martin went to his classes at [...]

Untraditional traditionalists

By | 2018-01-16T00:05:21+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Whether you call it a holy union, a civil union, a commitment ceremony or, yes, a wedding, same-sex couples have been making commitments to each other for centuries. And, just like [...]

Art & Around for the period April 27-May 6

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Ford House Explorers (April 29). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum "2006 Graduate Degree Exhibition" (through May 12). Free with $6 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Musical comedy makes cancer a laughing matter HAMTRAMCK - Hamtramck's Planet Ant Theatre is pleased to announce the return of "Cancer! The Musical" after a sold out run at [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' 'Good grief' at Meadow Brook Theatre Growing up is never easy, especially if you're a neurotic, round-headed kid named Charlie Brown. The star of the brilliant comic strip [...]

Theater Events for the period April 27-May 6

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

TE1 Judy1.jpg: Michael Holmes’ popular “Judy Show” returns to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts May 6. Photo: Courtesy SC4A TE2 AIDA_Radames & Amneris.jpg: What’s going between Egyptian captain Radames (Tony Edgerton) and Princess Amneris [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

This Week: Hamell On Trial Thurs. 4/27/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor The Hard Lessons & Loretta Lucas and The Larkspurs Fri. 4/28/06 The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Jill Jack Sat. 4/29/06 p.m. The Ark, Ann [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

April 24, 2006 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, [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

"I'll Pay You Back with Interest" Across 1 You stroke it 5 Split in the skin 9 Callow of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" 14 Early lesbian newspaper publisher Ben 15 Ready to be rubbed [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig "Shake things up, Virgo!" With Mercury in Aries, brains and mouths are running a little faster than usual. He's briefly quincunx to Jupiter in Scorpio, stoking dangerous impulses that could lead to [...]

Real time terror

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

By the end of "United 93" - a documentary-style, real time film portraying the only flight that didn't hit its target on Sept. 11, 2001 - the characters' names don't stand out. But they don't [...]

SHe Said April 27, 2006

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

"I can't wait for the day when a person asks me if a gay person should be a Republican or a Democrat and I can say it depends on your economic view." - U.S. Rep. [...]

HRC releases Corporate Equality Index survey

By | 2018-01-15T18:09:04+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2006 Corporate Equality Index survey, and is asking members of the LGBT community to have their employers log on to fill it out. Each year, HRC [...]

Response to Chrysler ad overblown, says Montgomery

By | 2018-01-23T07:01:40+00:00 April 27th, 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 [...]

Cleaning out her closet

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

DETROIT - Two years ago Eminem's uncle Todd, the man who helped raise Eminem after the rapper's father left, died from a gunshot wound to the head. New Baltimore police said it was suicide; Eminem's [...]

Shooting victim making ‘daily improvement’

By | 2018-01-16T04:14:23+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Salvagio Vonatti, who was shot outside of Gigi's on Jan. 10, is making "daily improvement," according to Jeffrey Montgomery, executive director of Triangle Foundation, who told BTL he spoke [...]

LGBT fair guides folks to healthier living

By | 2018-01-15T20:13:42+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - When you looked around the room, you saw many smiles of relief. Good news about your health scrubs away more than a few worries from your mind like, is this [...]

Loft tour offers visitors exciting views

By | 2018-01-16T13:07:33+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - When Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Tillander drives to her office on Washington Ave., the sky-high crane down the block is sure to bring a smile [...]

Love Makes A Family lands in Lansing

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

LANSING - The national tour of "Love Makes a Family," a collection of photographs of LBGT families and their stories, visited the state Capitol on Wednesday, April 19. The visit was only the second time [...]

Methodist clergy protest LGBT exclusion

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

Jason Victor Serinus The issue of homophobia has again risen within the United Methodist Church. On April 18, the Reconciling Ministries Network, a 22-year old national grassroots organization dedicated to full participation of people of [...]

HIV/AIDS spending rewrite causes conflict

By | 2018-01-16T02:46:59+00:00 April 27th, 2006|News|

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - AIDS started as a big-city epidemic infecting mostly gay white men, and now it's prevalent in the South and among minorities. Yet the federal law that helps the neediest [...]

Like a whisper

By | 2006-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2006|Uncategorized|

When Tracy Chapman sings that talkin' about a revolution sounds "like a whisper," it seems a safe bet that LGBT folks have a particularly keen understanding of where she's coming from. While many of the [...]