In our May 25 issue, we reported a quote by Phill Wilson, director of the Black AIDS Institute, which said that "nearly 70 percent of the new HIV/AIDS cases in America are among black women." [...]

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All Politics is Loco: Mutant Love

by Sean Kosofsky As a young boy I loved comic books and my favorite characters were the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men. I have always had a fascination with secret power and hidden strength. I [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:42:17-05:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

What’s Really Going On: God

By Renee McCoy Our lives as LGBT people continue to be affected by this entity known as God. The word itself conjures such power and majesty, such incredible ability, such utter fear and dismay. Religious [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley He said, he said Q: Three weeks ago, I sent my boyfriend, "Harry," packing. We had been together for seven years; many of them I thought were pretty good. However, I found [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period June 8-17

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Tour the magnificent house and grounds (Tue.-Sun.). Detroit: 313-884-4222. Arts Festivals: Detroit Festival of the Arts The 20th anniversary international festival that features over 100 music, dance [...]

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Theater Events for the period June 8-17

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., through July 2. $20. 734-576-9547. Additional Particulars [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: ABC Tues. 6/8/06 Royal Oak Music Theatre The Fiery Furnaces Thurs. 6/8/06 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Liza Minnelli Fri. 6/9/06 Music Hall Center, Detroit Loretta Lynn Fri. 6/9/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Uncategorized|

So-called ‘Family Values’

Dear BTL, Again the election season is upon us and once again the Republicans are up to their predictable dirty tricks. Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) vowed to the religious right that there will be a vote [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

Kudos for McGuire

Dear BTL, I was the first EMU Music Therapy student to complete all four years of the program under Professor Michael McGuire who was profiled in last week's Pride issue. I was his first graduating [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:22:17-05:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Dear BTL, The Federal Marriage Amendment is yet another ploy in W's Weapons of Mass Distraction agenda. How about those three recent alligator murders in Florida, not to mention GEICO's talking salamander! Time for a [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town local festival gains regional, national recognition JACKSON - The Michigan Shakespeare Festival has announced that its 2006 season has been recommended in regional and national publications. The Fort Wayne [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'John, John The Miller's Son' Bowen & Glasgow excel in Det. Rep drama It should come as no surprise that some in our criminal court system take a hardened view whenever convicts claim they [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

Rock-a-bye baby

ANN ARBOR - Without Ana Egge's baby, she'd feel lost. But this baby doesn't drool, it's the kind made of wood and strings. "There's always something good about most guitars, but there's a lot that's [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:44:23-05:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

Lost in ‘Wonderland’

Not only did singer-songwriter, and newly reformed pop princess, Jewel recently appear on "Extreme Makeover," but she also has a commonality with the show. No, not a newly renovated home, but a new start. That's [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

Lookin’ like Liza

It's not everyday that Hallmark manager Diane Preslow fluffs up her hair, throws on some heavy makeup, wears a sequined gown and fishnets. But when she's adorning in the glitz and glamour of stage performer [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

King for a day

By Jane Martin Nora Vincent went out in drag one day with a friend in New York City. Men didn't leer, catcall, or even stare. She felt freed by this, and a bit curious. And [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

‘The Last Stand’

By Cornelius A. Fortune There's something beating beneath the skin of this thing, but it ain't a heart. Could be the percussion on the soundtrack, biding adieu to a once great-and-future franchise, by a director [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle:

Across 1 Singer/songwriter Wainwright 6 Scotch partner 10 Bingham of United flight 93 14 Tape over a video 15 Camaro model 16 Perlman of Cheers 17 With 33-, 39-, 44-, 61-Across, everyone, in Kinky Boots [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Entertainment|

International Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman International Briefs Spain seeks to ease identity changes for transsexuals MADRID, Spain - Transgender persons who wish to change their legal gender identity under Spanish law could do so without [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:48:20-05:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: George W. Bush

George W. Bush Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Lord knows these are desperate times for George W. Bush. Like a four-year-old who retells the same joke expecting the same level of unbridled hilarity, [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Thompson recovering from back surgery

FERNDALE - Leslie Thompson, executiveÊdirector of Affirmations LesbianÊand Gay Community Center, is currently on medicalÊleave and recovering from back surgery which was performed the week of May 29. She has been discharged from the hospital [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Bush backs marriage amendment

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON - It's hard to call it a "snub" because it was a "White House event" and widely reported as such by the media; but the staging of President Bush's endorsement of [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Pre-Pride picnic brings smiles to LGBT families

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - When Kristin Gilbody was pregnant with Zachariah, the youngest of her four children, she learned she had cancer. Then her partner abandoned their family. Gilbody was just 29 years old. [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:07:05-05:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Live, love, be proud

FERNDALE - Like several dog owners on Sunday at Motor City Pride in Ferndale, Melissa Cauchon of Rochester brought her partner and pooch Leo to the state's largest LGBT event. It's too early to tell, [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|News|

SHe Said June 8, 2006

"Marriage is the most fundamental right in our society and it should not be defined by activist judges." - George W. Bush during his June 5, 2006 press conference in support of the Marriage Protection [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|News|

Looking toward a proud future

On June 3, 2006 thirteen couples were wed at the annual mass Commitment Ceremony in Ferndale - more than in the event's two previous years. On June 4, a straight couple brought their kids to [...]

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Uncategorized|