In the article "2 Pee in Peace" in the May 17 issue of Between The Lines, Knoll Larkin, formerly Lindsey Larkin, was incorrectly referred to as "she." Mr. Larkin has transitioned from female to male [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Unhappy Mother's Day Q: This last Mother's Day was horrible for me. My mother does not approve of my "life style, though my "life style" is so very much like hers has [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period May 25-June 3

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Douglas Merchants Spring Preview Party The City of the Village of Douglas invites everyone to celebrate its new downtown streetscape, extensively renovated with a bright, new look while retaining its friendly village atmosphere. [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Clumsy Lovers Thurs. 5/25/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Eddie Money Fri. 5/26/06 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston Eddie Money Sat. 5/27/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Gaelic Storm Sat. 5/27/06 Magic Bag, [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period May 25-June 3

Professional Theater/Opera: Birds of a Feather A funny, heartwarming story about three generations of the Belanger family. Flanders Theatre Company at Trinity House Theater, Livonia. Fri.-Sun., through May 28. $15. 313-538-5739. Coming of Age [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

BTL’s pronoun blunder

Dear BTL, As a transgender ally and advocate, I frequently and politely correct individuals when they make pronoun or name blunders when referring to transgender individuals. Now it's my turn to politely correct you: in [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:34:55-05:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Litigation needs to be strategic

Dear BTL, Lisa Keen's excellent article regarding marriage litigation in last week's issue makes the important point that litigation is just one strategy in our fight for equality, just as it was in other civil [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Coverage alone is not enough

Dear BTL, While I appreciate BTL's coverage of the "2 Pee in Peace" community forum in Greg Tasker's 5/18 article entitled "Forum addresses transgender people and public restrooms," coverage alone is not enough. After telling [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

In defense of Mary

Dear BTL, I am writing in response to the hate-spewing article by D'Anne Witkowski naming Mary Cheney "Creep of the Week" two weeks ago. In the last line of the article she says, "And Ann [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Community Theater Corner: Stagecrafters presents 'Ragtime' ROYAL OAK - Twenty-first century audiences will get a front-row seat for the dawn of the twentieth century and experience the forces that shaped modern America as Stagecrafters presents [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Theater Profile: Williamston Theatre New theater trumps economy with laughs With risers still to be installed and a light grid yet to be hung, workers are busily transforming a former furniture store in downtown Williamston [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Queer at midnight

ROYAL OAK - As if Royal Oak wasn't gay enough, the Main Art Theatre milks the cities' queerness, in a roundabout way, for the sake of its Midnight Movie Series. And, don't get us wrong, [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

Just My Luck Manhattan account executive Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) leads such a charmed existence that every situation magically turns to her advantage. But fortune deserts her when she kisses sad sack Jake (Chris Pine) [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

May 22, 2006 "Which One Does What?" Across 1 Boot attachment for Jack Twist 5 Prep for a marathon, with "up" 9 Sykes of Monster-in-Law 14 Comedian Johnson 15 It's for skin 16 From the [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig May 22, 2006 "Take a mini-honeymoon, Taurus!" With Venus, Mars, and Pluto all in mutual aspect, we should expect a heightened sexual charge, but Venus in Aries square Mars in Cancer are [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Young at heart

In its cutesy attempt to erase the pedophilic stereotypes that plague gay, single men, "Say Uncle," Peter Paige's ("Queer As Folk") directorial film debut, falters as a preachy endeavor that's neither funny nor successfully dramatic. [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Family Rights Supreme Court rejects adoption case WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court again has declined to hear a child custody fight between same-sex partners. On May 22 the court rejected [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|News|

SHe Said May 25, 2006

"Well, I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction. I mean, walking on water, it takes an act of faith. And I have faith in this movie. [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|News|

AIDS at 25: events

No birthday parties are planned; rather, there will be a rally on the Capitol steps to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS on June 5. Later that same week, members of the Global [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|News|

An unhappy birthday

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman It has killed 25 million people worldwide, including 500,000 in the United States. It has spawned fears and observance days, conferences, protests, a mention in millions of books and, eventually, it [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|News|

Triangle seeks Motor City Pride volunteers

FERNDALE - Triangle foundation needs thirty Motor City Pride volunteers to gather signatures for their postcard campaign to pass Matt's Safe Schools Law, which would require Michigan's schools to have anti-bullying policies including protections for [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:20:20-05:00May 25th, 2006|News|

Georgia judge strikes down marriage ban

By Lisa Keen Another one bites the dust: Georgia. A state district court judge in Georgia Tuesday struck down that state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and legal recognition for other forms of same-sex [...]

By |2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00May 25th, 2006|News|

Janet welcomes you into her Closet

WYANDOTTE - Miss Janet Law started out life as Mr. JR Law. A typical teenager, JR was taken with rock and roll and racing cars. While living on Detroit's Northwest side he taught himself electronics [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:40:00-05:00May 25th, 2006|News|

A birthday with a poisonous cake

Some anniversaries you celebrate. Some you observe. And some anniversaries are so horrible we all wish they didn't exist. The anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS is one such date. On June 5, 1981, scientists [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:05:13-05:00May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|