Dear Jody

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley All work and no play Q: I am just starting my own business. It is in its first year and I am doing OK. I know that it takes from 3 to [...]

The Gay Moralist: Homosexy in China

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

by John Corvino I am writing this column at my desk at the Xianlin Hotel at Nanjing Normal University in China, where I am delivering a two-week series of lectures on business ethics. Prior to [...]

General Gayety: The Human Wrongs Campaign

By | 2018-01-15T18:10:26+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson In North Carolina, Baptists want to make it clear that gays are as welcome in their churches as collection-plate pilferers. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's board of directors has proposed [...]

Parting Glances: Maybe Titanic 666?

By | 2018-01-15T23:05:29+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

Fundies believe these are the Last Days, and the presence of LGBT pagans is but one more sign of calamities to come. Don't say you weren't warned. Mark your desk calendar: 6/06/06 and stay snug-a-bed [...]

Tonsil hockey night in Canada

By | 2018-01-16T11:44:07+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia In America, where batter-coated, deep-fried cheese is considered a snack and the average family sedan can go from Wal-Mart to the battlefield with a simple change of tires, the terms "de trop" [...]

Art & Around for the period June 1-10

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

Theater Events for the period June 1-10

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: The Aboriginal Treatment Center Poet/playwright Ron Allen's examination of the archetypical black man's mind. The Thick Knot Rhythm Ensemble at the former Furniture Factory, Detroit. Fri.-Sun., June 9-July 2. $20. 734-576-9547. Additional Particulars [...]

Gay author to ‘Haunt’ Ann Arbor

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR - Chuck Palahniuk, renowned author of "Haunted," will appear in Auditorium A at Angell Hall in Ann Arbor on June 7 at 7 p.m. "Haunted" is made of 23 horrifying, hilarious and stomach-churning [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Chrissy Burns Thurs. 6/1, Fri. 6/2, Sat. 6/3/06 Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Royal Oak English Beat Fri. 6/2/06 Royal Oak Music Theatre The Knack, The Fixx, Tommy Tutone Sat. 6/3/06 DTE Energy Music [...]

New play challenges stereotypes

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

By BTL Staff DEARBORN - In a split second, your life can change. Just ask Levar Penningsworth, an African-American man who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Originally conceived as a [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Pleasureman Günther (Rhino/Wea) A Swedish hedonist with a mullet wants to sex you up. His name is Günther, and he is the "Pleasureman." Already known for his sexy ways in Europe, Günther is seeking to [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

By BTL Staff 2006 Wilde Awards: Let the Voting Begin 2005-06: Another season of excellence Time flies when Michigan's busiest theater critics are having a blast reviewing shows staged by the state's professional theater companies, [...]

Shake it up, let ’em out

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

INKSTER - If there's one type of bra that Kathleen Ulm worships it's "the kind that comes off easily," she says. But black bras, another favorite, is what Ulm expects over 1,000 women to be [...]

Dancing on Crystal Waters

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Go figure. Renowned dance-club diva Crystal Waters learned from drag queens. "I was so shy when I first started," she told queerday.com. "Drag queens have these amazing stories about not being accepted, but they still [...]

Small screen Pride

By | 2018-01-16T06:05:47+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith (Out of the Blue Films) In Barbara Rick's acclaimed documentary, "In Good Conscience," a most unlikely and very funny rebel Ñ an American nun Ñ finds [...]

Remembrance of passing parades…

By | 2018-01-15T15:56:59+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

This June hundreds of thousands of LGBT celebrants take part in local, national, and international pride parade events. Thirty-two years ago New York City's Christopher Street, in the highly gay-populated Greenwich Village, was the birthplace [...]

Gay TV guide

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Check out what's queer on the small screen this summer. JUNE 1 "Portrait of a Marriage" 9 p.m. Logo. This British melodrama follows the torrid love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West (Janet McTeer) and [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

May 29, 2006 NEW THIS WEEK: The Da Vinci Code Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), an expert in decoding symbols, finds himself caught up in a murder mystery. After a man is killed inside the Louvre [...]

Paige in profile

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

With the new dramedy "Say Uncle" and two TV series - a comedy-reality hybrid and a drama - in the works, Peter Paige won't have much time to attend Pride events this month. That's not [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig May 29, 2006 "Review your budget, Pisces!" Venus just entered Taurus, drawing our attention to sensuality and comfort. Soft and comfy is in, and shock value is out - or so says [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Across 1 Lesbians at the White House Easter Egg Roll, e.g. 6 Biweekly tide 10 Breaks off 14 Hugh, who plays the "Simon" of American Dreamz 15 Ticklish doll 16 Love Songs poet Teasdale 17 [...]

Creep of the Week: Don Wildmon

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

Don Wildmon This week's Creep, American Family Association Founder and Chairman Don Wildmon, comes to you courtesy of our Chicken Little Department. As much as right-wing conservatives love to hate us, LGBT folks make them [...]

SHe Said June 1, 2006

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

"What's going to be shown on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and for all I know Aljazeera, is a montage of drag queens, leather enthusiasts, and floats in the shape of a penis — all parading [...]

Triangle’s youth summer camp date changed

By | 2018-01-16T04:58:50+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

DETROIT - The date of Triangle Foundation's summer camp for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied youth in grades 8-12 has changed to Aug. 13-18. The camp, titled Camping.OUT, will provide a safe place for [...]

Gay IT group to gather at Angel’s

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - And you thought LGBT people were just about high fashion, haute couture, and gourmet cuisine. Well, you were wrong. The Lambda Information Technology Group has formed to show the world that LGBTs can [...]

21st Annual Pride awards winners announced

By | 2018-01-16T07:51:14+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

WARREN - The 21st Annual Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 22 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren. Awards this year go to the following dedicated and hard-working [...]

Rainbow House to host fundraiser at The Ark

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - Rainbow House, an LGBT community/Habitat for Humanity project, will host "Homegrown Returns," a folk music reunion fundraiser, on June 19 at The Ark. Ann Doyle, Kathy Moore, Judy Valenti, Marsha Mumm, Jean [...]

Riding for equality

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

DETROIT - When Chad Grandy ventured through the United States with 32 other LGBT and allied riders in gay activist group Soulforce's bus plastered in equality slogans he wasn't sure what to expect. "My worst [...]

Granholm signs bills to restrict funeral protests

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

By The Associated Press LANSING - Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed legislation May 23 restricting protests at funerals in Michigan. The new law is designed to stop demonstrations by the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, which has [...]

AIDS service organization shows off new digs

By | 2018-01-16T00:21:24+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Health Emergency Lifeline Program moved to a new location in December, and on June 9 the AIDS service provider is hosting an Open House to re-introduce itself to the [...]

PFLAG parents get a second chance at love

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FARMINGTON HILLS - When Tom Nelson's wife died of brain cancer in 2004 - after nearly 50 years of marriage, he thought his life was over. Then a strange experience changed things [...]

Editorial

By | 2006-06-01T09:00:00+00:00 June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

It must be OK to hurt children in order to preserve their "morals." At least, that must be the reasoning behind Mich. Rep. John Stahl and a gaggle of other anti-gay legislators' support of two [...]