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Art & Around for the period May 11-20

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

AA1 Cassara Mural.jpg: "Water as a Destructive Element" is one of the works by Frank Cassara exhibited at the BBAC. Photo: Courtesy of BBAC Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Spring Tea [...]

Concert Connections

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: King's X Thurs. 5/11/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Sigur Ros Thurs. 5/11/06 State Theatre, Detroit Sam Roberts Band Fri. 5/12/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Thomas Dolby Sat. 5/13/06 Royal Oak Music Theatre Marvin Hamlisch [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

Preview: 'Hastings Street' Veteran actor inspires Mosaic Youth After tackling Motown in the 1960s, the energetic young actors of Mosaic Youth Theatre are moving backwards through time to "Hastings Street," an original play with music [...]

An answered ‘Prayer’

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

DETROIT - It's been a long time coming - three years since the release of his painstakingly honest autobiography ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") and four since his last novel ("A Love of My Own") [...]

BTL in search of a Few Good Athletes

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

By John Quinn Chicago plays host to the Gay Games Sports and Cultural Festival, July 15-22. The Games will feature 12,000 participants competing in 30 sports. The festival also includes bands and choral performances, a [...]

Q Scopes

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig May 8, 2006 "Trust in friends, Cancer!" The passionate, energetic grand trine of Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars is being grounded by Mercury in Taurus. That suggests a productive engine is needed to [...]

Now Playing

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

May 8, 2006 American Dreamz U.S. President Staton's (Dennis Quaid) popularity declines precipitously when the public confuses his newfound intellectual curiosity with mental illness. To boost his poll numbers, he agrees to appear on the [...]

Q Puzzle

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Entertainment|

May 8, 2006 "Faux Diamond" Across 1 Give the once-over 5 They rise to show femme thighs 9 Juicy fruits 14 Hoisted, to your first mate 15 Line from "Rent"? 16 _____ Survive" 17 What [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Court ducks constitutional marriage question SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court sidestepped whether it was unconstitutional under federal and state law to deny gays and lesbians the right to [...]

Creep of the Week: Mary Cheney

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

Mary Cheney Mary has been taking some heat in the wake of the publication of her new memoir and last week's "tell-all" interview with Diane Sawyer (now there's a reporter who knows how to grab [...]

SHe Said May 11, 2006

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

"You can leave this show and say, 'I think this guy is an arrogant jerk,' or think, 'This band is better than this one,' because these are your opinions. The only thing we consider unacceptable [...]

AIDS Consortium closes after 16 years

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - On April 28, AIDS Consortium of SE Michigan, the first AIDS service provider in Detroit to receive funding for case management services, closed its doors after 16 years. Board [...]

WRAP re-forms men’s group

By |2018-01-16T10:41:14-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - The next meeting of the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project's re-formed Men's group will be Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the WRAP offices in Ann Arbor's Braun Court. The group is [...]

Peninsula Group seeks community input

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

The Peninsula Group, a volunteer strategic planning team formed in Michigan following the passage of Proposal 2 in 2004, has created an online survey to learn about the values and beliefs of Michigan's LGBT community [...]

TransGender Michigan seeks board members

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

LANSING - TransGender Michigan is seeking new board of directors members to help the organization with fundraising, program development and representing and assisting Michigan's transgender community. TransGender Michigan's mission states: "Because transgender individuals and significant [...]

Berkley Catholics embrace PFLAG speakers

By |2018-01-16T10:05:35-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN BERKLEY - When the four people stepped away from the podium at Our Lady of La Salette Parish's meeting room in Berkley last week, many in the audience were daubing tears from [...]

FTM North a success

By |2018-01-15T21:19:43-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman {URL KALAMAZOO - On April 29, Western Michigan University hosted FTM North, a conference for male to female transgender individuals and allies. Organizer Eric Fleming of Kalamazoo said that 65 individuals [...]

Support HAVEN’s ‘Art of Healing’

By |2018-01-15T22:09:55-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

PONTIAC - Amidst cocktails and a strolling dinner, this year's HAVEN Promenade of Hope fundraising event, themed The Art of Healing, will showcase artwork from abuse survivors and local community members. "It's an event that [...]

Gay student assaulted at Hope College

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Tom Fleischmann GRAND RAPIDS - Only a few weeks before graduating from Hope College with a dual degree in Sociology and History, student Jason Burns was assaulted while leaving his campus library. After a [...]

Teachers strike back at Christian club

By |2018-01-15T21:48:13-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HOWELL - Angered by the start of a Christian club at their school, a few Howell High School teachers took an action that has some conservatives fuming. On May 2, the [...]

International News

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

by Rex Wockner Planned Moscow Pride escalates confrontations Despite a threat from Mayor Yuri Luzhkov that he "will not permit such parades," GLBT people are expected to stage Moscow's first gay-pride march May 27. In [...]

Michigan Log Cabin Republicans form PAC

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - On May 2, the Log Cabin Republicans of Michigan formed the Republican Pride Political Action Committee to assist in the election of fair-minded Republican candidates to local and statewide [...]

Nothing but a good time

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - On Saturday, May 6, the Gerry Kulick Community Center in Ferndale was hopping with 130 young people dancing and throwing back soda pop at the largest Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Prom [...]

Triangle announces summer camp for LGBT youth

By |2018-01-15T16:38:45-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Triangle Foundation, Michigan's statewide anti-hate crime and LGBT advocacy organization, has announced plans to be the first LGBT advocacy organization to host a summer camp for youth. Camping.OUT, which [...]

PFLAG brings the message home to Washington

By |2018-01-15T22:52:41-05:00May 11th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - For the fourth year, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays took to Capitol Hill with family photos in hand as part of their Bringing the Message Home [...]

At-will discrimination

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

In Michigan, you can be fired from your job for drinking the wrong brand of beer after work. Think about it. We LGBTs think we're in a bad situation. We can be fired simply for [...]

Community Connections

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Need more Connections? See the complete list online at! Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at [email protected], fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By |2018-01-15T20:02:00-05:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Preview: 'Studio 2g' (Part 2) Plowshares' next frontier: The second generation of artists For Part 1 of this preview, please read this week's edition of Curtain Calls. Later this month, Plowshares Theatre Company premieres its [...]

A real Day Without Immigrants

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Opinions|

In today's hi-tech society, I don't expect to see any recognition of May Day - International Worker's Day - in workplaces across the country, state or city. Besides the assumed association with communist/socialist political philosophies, [...]

Dear Jody

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Sister siding with Grandpa Q: I'm having a problem with my little sister, "Audrey." Well, actually, I have a problem with my grandfather and I feel like my sister doesn't support me [...]

Theater Events for the period May 11-20

By |2006-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

TE1 Cinderella_300dpi: Michigan Opera Theatre continues its season with "Cinderella" at the Detroit Opera House. Photo: Courtesy MOT Professional Theater/Opera: Birds of a Feather A funny, heartwarming story about three generations of the Belanger family. [...]

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