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General Gayety: Double boiler

Leslie Robinson So far in this century, it's never a dull moment with those Episcopalians. Which is ironic, since they used to be considered some of the dullest folks around. As they opened their national [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:33:35-05:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Love lifted my skirt

"DEAR DIARY: Well, after my nagging wife, my dodo sister-in-law, and Pastor Verner Blitzkrieg subjected me to an intervention last month, I finally got up nerve to attend my first Cross Dressers Anonymous for Jesus [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Sending a hug to Heaven

I was busy at Motor City Pride. That's no excuse, but it's true. There since 8 a.m., I spent several hours helping to set up BTL's gigantic tent and then, just about the time all [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley New grad Q: I just graduated from college this June. That's a good thing, I know. But, somehow, my "good things" always seem to not feel that good. The reason for this [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period June 29-July 8

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture"; plus Special Interest Tours "Modernism on the Cutting Edge" [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period June 29-July 8

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 |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Affirmations offers Ballroom Dance

FERNDALE - Beginning July 7, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center patrons will the opportunity to learn how to glide across the floor with the best of them. Affirmations is offering Ballroom Dance classes, to [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Gwen deserved to live

Dear BTL, I saw "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" this weekend. I sobbed like it was happening to one of my own. I had never really known much about transgender issues until [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

A painful story

Dear BTL, "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" was painful. What Gwen went through was terrifyingly horrible. People are so hateful. It is only God's place to judge anyone. God Bless the Araujo [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Praise for Jason Michael

Dear BTL, What a well-written article ("'A Girl Like Me' leaves viewers haunted" by Jason Michael in the June 15, 2006 issue of BTL). I have been waiting for the movie to air since they [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Opinions|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: 'Citizen Improv': True tales from Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje ANN ARBOR -- On July 5 at 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje will be the guest monologist [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'All Childish Things' Fun times at a theater not far, far away Luke Skywalker, as every "Star Wars" aficionado knows, would never abandon his friends, nor would he fail to save them from every [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Head Automatica, Taking Back Sunday, Angels And Airwaves, The Subways Thurs. 6/29/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills DeVotchKa Thurs. 6/29/06 Kraftbrau Brewery, Kalamazoo The New Cars & Blondie Fri. 6/30/06 DTE Energy [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Devil’ is heavenly comedy

It usually won't fly when an interviewee seeking a job in the realm of fashion - where models prance around in baby-sized clothing and nibble on celery sticks - dresses like an older Pippi Longstocking. [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

“Doll yourself up, Gemini!”

By Jack Fertig IN Venus and Jupiter are in a tug of war between flirtiness and cravings for deep commitment. The Sun in Cancer harmonizes to both, so trust your sense of self and your [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:27:43-05:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: Click Workaholic architect Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) thinks he has resolved his career-vs.-family conflict when his new universal remote control allows him to manipulate time. But then the device begins fast-forwarding on [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

The ‘Devil’ made her do it

By Christopher Wallenberg Fashion-conscious homos will no doubt be flocking to see the fizzy new summertime flick The Devil Wears Prada, based on the best-selling lampoon of the fashion industry by Lauren Weisberger. In the [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

"Vacation Destination" Across 1 ___ Springs (Southern California resort) 5 Lesbian romance book publisher 10 Where the Mets wave their sticks 14 R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" 15 From the top 16 Fashion designer Oldham 17 [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Out, out and away

By Cornelius A. Fortune Some hard core fans of the original Christopher Reeves film are going to want to call it a simple rehash updated with special effects (and a new star), but "Superman Returns" [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Fishin’ for ‘Secrets’

The All-American Rejects' punk-pop music might be therapeutic to some fans, but none of the band members are trained shrinks - even to fans that dish their problems to them. When the band decided to [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Six feet under with Blair

DETROIT - Musician and poet Blair is about to trek through the U.S. to California where he'll play a few shows, including the Queer Arts Festival, before his Taste Fest gig in Detroit and the [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

Comerica TasteFest

What? The Comerica TasteFest is a five-day outdoor food and entertainment festival with activities for children and a marketplace of unique Detroit products and memorabilia. When? June 30 - July 4 Where? Detroit's New Center [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Entertainment|

SHe Said June 29, 2006

"Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender." - Bishop Katharine [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Michigan Republican Pride PAC seeks donations

FERNDALE - Want to vote Republican, but can't stand social conservatives who want to deny you your rights? Michigan Republican Pride PAC, the political action arm of the Log Cabin Republicans, has a plan to [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:11:35-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Warren man wins Saugatuck prize

FERNDALE - Keith Mercier from Warren was the lucky winner of a weekend trip to Saugatuck, compliments of Paramount Bank. He was awarded his prize package June 14 by John McQuiggin, the new branch manager [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:08:42-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

DTMC Spring concert a success

SOUTHFIELD - On June 17, Detroit Together Men's Chorus performed their 24th annual Spring concert at Southfield Lathrup High School. The group performed "Misbehavin,'" a jazz, blues and swing medley which, according to a release [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:45:55-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

DeRoche blocks anti-bullying bill

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - According to a report from the Triangle Foundation, House Speaker Craig DeRoche (R-Novi) has refused to allow movement on House Bill 5616, which if passed would protect Michigan's schoolchildren [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|News|

A (temporary) new home

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman PONTIAC - On Father's Day, congregants of Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church held their first worship service in the church's new Pontiac home. The new home came to them, indirectly at [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:46:21-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Group’s talk zeros in on early LGBT battles

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - LGBT activism didn't begin with New York's Stonewall confrontation in 1969. In the 1950s, Michigan gays took their first steps to standing up for their rights when they founded a [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:17:25-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Slightly swinging doors

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman On Wednesday, June 21, Episcopalians in Columbus, Ohio decided to close the door a bit on the nomination of additional gay bishops. On the same day in Birmingham, Alabama, the General [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:28:16-05:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Anti-gay play yanked by church

BJ Reichert MUSKEGON - A West Michigan church has announced it has canceled a public performance of a controversial religious drama that portrays a murderous lesbian with AIDS who is a victim of incest being [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Activist, author Eric Rofes dies

WASHINGTON - On June 27 the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced the death of Eric Rofes, whom the NGLTF release described as, "a leader, activist, visionary, former board member and dear friend to [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|News|

More endorsements for Serra

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Judge Rudy Serra, Michigan's first openly-gay jurist and the only judge facing opposition in the primary contest for 36th District court, recently picked up endorsements from former mayoral rivals [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|News|

Real family values

This week, gentlemen and ladies, the homosexual agenda is once again focused on protecting children. What? You thought the Christian right was working to protect children? Think again. As evidence we present for your enlightenment [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Good Neighbor," by Jay Quinn. Alyson Books, 298 pages, $24.95 hardcover. Will and Rory are the gay neighbors: Will is the over-achieving careerist, while laid-back Rory works part-time from home and [...]

By |2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00June 29th, 2006|Uncategorized|