Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Homosexy in China

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

General Gayety: The Human Wrongs Campaign

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:10:26-05:00June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Maybe Titanic 666?

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 [...]

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

Tonsil hockey night in Canada

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" [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:44:07-05:00June 1st, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period June 1-10

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 |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period June 1-10

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Gay author to ‘Haunt’ Ann Arbor

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

New play challenges stereotypes

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Hear Me Out

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

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, [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Shake it up, let ’em out

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Dancing on Crystal Waters

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

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Small screen Pride

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 [...]

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

Remembrance of passing parades…

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:56:59-05:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Gay TV guide

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Paige in profile

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Don Wildmon

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

SHe Said June 1, 2006

"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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

Triangle’s youth summer camp date changed

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:58:50-05:00June 1st, 2006|News|

Gay IT group to gather at Angel’s

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

21st Annual Pride awards winners announced

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:51:14-05:00June 1st, 2006|News|

Rainbow House to host fundraiser at The Ark

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

Riding for equality

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

Granholm signs bills to restrict funeral protests

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|

AIDS service organization shows off new digs

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:21:24-05:00June 1st, 2006|News|

PFLAG parents get a second chance at love

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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|News|


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 [...]

By |2006-06-01T09:00:00-04:00June 1st, 2006|Uncategorized|