The Gay Moralist: Bigotry?

By | 2018-01-15T23:57:47+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

by John Corvino "A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry, pure and simple." So said Senator Ted Kennedy in response to the so-called "Marriage Protection Amendment," which defines marriage as the union [...]

Parting Glances: Suits moi to a T!

By | 2018-01-15T16:53:46+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

Suits moi to a T! Back in the mid-80s I met my first male-to-female T-person, Stephanie DuCharme, introduced to me by violinist Gordon Petersen, then Assistant Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie was a [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley I don't want to wait Q: I've been dating a woman, "Sylvia," for two years now. I want to make a formal commitment and make a life together. I know that she [...]

Theater Events for the period June 15-24

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 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., through July 2. $20. 734-576-9547. Additional Particulars [...]

Art & Around for the period June 15-24

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Special interest tours include "The First Great Modern American Landscape" (Wed., June 21) and "Modernism Style" (Fri., Jun 23). Open Tue.-Sun. Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Arts & Summer Festivals: [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Brandi Carlile Fri. 6/16/06 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band featuring Richard Marx, Billy Squier, Edgar Winter, Shelia E, Rod Argent and Mark Hudson Fri. 6/16/06 DTE Energy [...]

Cover couple inspires

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Thank you for the inspiring and tender story of two very devoted, loyal and caring human brings sharing life together in your April 27, 2006 issue ("Staying Power: Local couple celebrates 50 years [...]

Reality check for gay Republicans

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Last week was a harsh reality for "gay Republicans" out there who helped elect this president who ran on a campaign promise to support an amendment to our constitution that will ban same-sex [...]

Bush: ‘Commander in Creep’

By | 2018-01-16T13:25:38+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Congratulations to D'Anne Witkowski for a fine column on a frightening subject (Creep of the Week in the June 8, 2006 issue of BTL). Truly, George W. Bush is a "creep" every week. [...]

Congrats to PFLAG couple

By | 2018-01-16T09:58:50+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Re: "PFLAG parents get a second chance at love" in the June 1, 2006 issue of BTL: Good for you, that's great. I am so grateful to all the loving PFLAG parents. You [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'The Glob' New musical oozes into Blackbird Theatre What's a horny, small-town teenager to do in uptight America of the early 1960s: Should Steve remain faithful to the beautiful, but virtuous girl he claims [...]

Michigan Pride Music Preview

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

LANSING - The 2006 Michigan Pride Festival on Saturday, June 24 in Lansing's Riverfront Park will feature a slew of musical acts to keep patrons dancing. Here's a preview of the festival's line up. Cherri [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK: The Break-Up Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn) are breaking up. Unfortunately, they co-own their very valuable apartment, and neither wants to be the first to move out. So they stay [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

June 12, 2006 Auto Erotic Across 1 Caribbean pirate portrayer Johnny 5 Showing a tiny opening 9 Geena of "Commander in Chief" 14 Words before about 15 ___ fan tutte 16 Live and breathe 17 [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig June 12, 2006 "Strut your stuff, Capricorn!" Just after sunset you may notice two very bright stars low in the western sky. The larger, redder one is Mars; the other is Saturn. [...]

Mraz rocks Royal Oak

By | 2018-01-16T15:14:59+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

ROYAL OAK - Jason Mraz referred to his legions of college-aged fans on May 18 at Royal Oak's Music Theatre as "peeps," "bitches," and perhaps most endearing, "f--ckers." But with his boyish looks - shaggy [...]

Diana Dearest

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber Diana Scarwid earned herself a special place in queer pop culture by playing Joan Crawford's daughter, Christina, in the cult masterpiece "Mommie Dearest." Since its theatrical release 25 years ago, the mother [...]

Creep of the Week: Rep. John Stahl

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

Rep. John Stahl We've all heard the phrase, "Because I said so." It usually came from the mouth of one of our parents when the child we once were challenged their authority by asking, "Why?" [...]

SHe Said June 15, 2006

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

"Here's something I canÕt figure out. 51 percent of Americans are against gay marriage. But 71 percent of Americans don't approve of President Bush. So gay marriage is actually more popular than he is." - [...]

Adoption bills hearing causes acrimony

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

LANSING - A pair of controversial bills to amend the state adoption code received an acrimonious hearing before the House Family and Children Services Committee last week. The hearing, originally slated to begin at 2 [...]

Family event set for September

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

MILFORD - On Sept. 30, the Coalition for Adoption Rights and Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center will launch the first of an annual celebration of all families, Familypalooza. Over 100 families are expected to [...]

A more open house

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 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 hosted an Open House to re-introduce itself to the community. [...]

MAPP vs. Meth

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - Armed with $36,000 in grant money, the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project is taking on one of the gay community's biggest plagues in what it hopes will be a successful [...]

People of faith lobby in Lansing

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

LANSING - As the United States Senate was debating an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Constitution on June 6, a group of twelve people of faith gathered in the Michigan Capitol to prepare for a [...]

Gay father takes on parenting research

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University professor Dr. Dennis Patrick and Northwestern University professor Dr. Kathleen Galvin will embark on a research project examining the lives of gay fathers. "There's so many negative beliefs about gay [...]

A ‘little light’ goes out

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - On Monday, June 12, the LGBT community came together to say goodbye to one of its "lighthouses," Jamie Marie Phillips-Fox. Phillips-Fox, a prominent transgender activist, died unexpectedly of a [...]

Q Nightclub goes straight

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - After a complete renovation nine months ago, Q Nightclub in Ferndale is going straight. "My philosophy in life is I always try to take the high road, and while we're disappointed that Q [...]

When worlds collaborate

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman BURT LAKE - They thought they were going in order to have fun in the woods. And, to be sure, fun was had - campfire stories, canoeing, fire building and at [...]

The Spirit of (Gay) Detroit

By | 2018-01-15T23:04:02+00:00 June 15th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WARREN - They start things, they build things, they keep things going and grow them. Like the Motor City itself, they haven't stopped when things were tough. And because of them, [...]

This little light of ours

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Uncategorized|

It's summer, right? That time of year when the darkness is supposed to seem as though it lives in fear of the ever-lengthening light? Funny. At least in some ways, this past week has felt [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-06-15T09:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Aboriginal Treatment Center' Life and theater isn't always black and white - or is it? There's something both comforting and vexing that occurs during the closing moments of "The Aboriginal Treatment Center," an [...]