Parting Glances: The Devil made me do it

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 [...]

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

Rock the Boat: Gay and Lesbian Crews Sail On

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:10:42-05:00April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Clay Aiken may be sued for sex life

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:27:07-05:00April 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Couple create 50 years of memories

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 [...]

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

Untraditional traditionalists

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 [...]

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

Art & Around for the period April 27-May 6

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

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

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Theater Events for the period April 27-May 6

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 [...]

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

Concert Connections

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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, [...]

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

Q Puzzle

"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 [...]

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

Q Scopes

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 [...]

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

Real time terror

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 [...]

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

SHe Said April 27, 2006

"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. [...]

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

HRC releases Corporate Equality Index survey

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:09:04-05:00April 27th, 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 |2018-01-23T07:01:40-05:00April 27th, 2006|News|

Cleaning out her closet

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 [...]

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

Shooting victim making ‘daily improvement’

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:14:23-05:00April 27th, 2006|News|

Loft tour offers visitors exciting views

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:07:33-05:00April 27th, 2006|News|

Love Makes A Family lands in Lansing

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 [...]

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

Methodist clergy protest LGBT exclusion

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 [...]

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

HIV/AIDS spending rewrite causes conflict

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:46:59-05:00April 27th, 2006|News|

Like a whisper

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 [...]

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