Dear Jody

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Readers: in the June 21 edition of BTL, a reader wrote in about her irritation regarding how some folks dressed and acted at gay pride activities. Here are some responses that I [...]

All Politics is Loco: SOS MOM

By | 2018-01-16T03:43:43+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

By Sean Kosofsky At age 30, I am only now fully realizing that nearly everyone I know has a love/hate relationship with their mother. Although I have never been in therapy, I was talking to [...]

The Masculine Critique

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia Like many gay men, I've been flummoxed my entire life by anything to do with team sports, at least outside of their homoeroticism. Various balls given to me throughout childhood languished in [...]

Art & Around for the period July 6-15

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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" [...]

Theater Events for the period July 6-15

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Additional Particulars A comedy about four employees at the Save-A-Bundle Discount Store. Williamston Theatre, Williamston. Thu.-Sun., through July 16. $15-$22. 517-655-7469. http://www.williamstontheatre.org. All Childish Things It's "Star Wars" fanaticism gone too far when [...]

New year, new artists

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR - When you already hold one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the country, there's not much else you can add, except new artists. "There's always a sense of change every year," [...]

Pardo deserves award

By | 2018-01-15T19:31:34+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I cried so much during "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story." It really moved me. I am very upset at the ignorance that surrounds us. There are so many people just [...]

Moved by Gwen’s story

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I thought Gwen Araujo's story was extremely powerful and moving. I found myself in tears during the last half of "A Girl Like Me" and I felt that the characters were real. I [...]

Greetings from Orlando

By | 2018-01-16T11:35:50+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I lived in Detroit for several years after 2000 and always attempted to get my hands on this publication. Now I reside in Orlando and continue to check in through the Web portal [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Mayor and City Council reaffirm commitment to BoarsHead Theater LANSING - Mayor Virg Bernero and members of the Lansing City Council recently reaffirmed their strong commitment to the BoarsHead [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Preview: 'Oz' We're off to meet the playwright, Patrick Shanahan It all began innocently enough with an e-mail. "Thank you for mentioning my play - OZ - being presented at the Hilberry Theatre through July [...]

New year, new artists

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - When you already hold one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the country, there's not much else you can add, except new artists. "There's always a sense of change every year," [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

This Week: Ryan Cabrera Thurs. 7/6/06 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit John Waters Fri. 7/7/6 Power Center, Ann Arbor Suzanne Westenhoefer Sat. 7/8/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Bo Bice Sat. 7/8/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester [...]

Q Scopes: Be ready for adventure, Cancer!

By | 2018-01-16T00:48:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mars opposing Neptune makes chemical overindulgence easy and dangerous, especially when you're showing off. Venus in Gemini encourages flirtations, but she's square Uranus in Pisces, so confused signals can build false expectations. [...]

Ikea business still booming

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

CANTON - After scoring one of Michigan's largest grand openings - 5,000 people rushed into the department store before 11 a.m. on opening day - Canton Ikea store manager Mark McCaslin didn't know what to [...]

One pedal at a time

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Evidence legal pads. Check. Black, thick pens. Check. Clear, green plaid Scotch tape. Check. "When I'm writing I have very much a ritual that I follow," says John Waters as he takes a break from [...]

Spreading God’s love for all

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Gospel singer-songwriter Shawn Thomas used to believe a correlation existed between a gay person and a child molester. "I knew that wasn't me," Thomas says from his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. "So I [...]

A ‘Secret’ better kept

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Don't be fooled. Madonna's DVD/CD combo "I'm Going To Tell You A Secret" isn't groundbreaking, rather it's a promotional ploy to get you to fork over 300 bucks to see her strut her stuff live [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

July 10, 2006 NEW THIS WEEK: The Devil Wears Prada Brainy but frumpy Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) hopes to jumpstart a journalism career when she becomes Runway magazine editor Miranda Priestly's (Meryl Streep) assistant. What [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

July 3, 2006 "Family Name" Across 1 Top dog 6 " ___ the Man" (movie inspired by "Twelfth Night") 10 Ian McKellen's "The Da Vinci ___ " 14 Navel unlikely to collect lint 15 "If [...]

SHe Said July 6, 2006

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

"You weasel your way out of it while trying not to be offensive. If that had been my inclination, I could've been a great trophy boyfriend. A kept man, a cabana boy. Alas, that's not [...]

The face of AIDS in Michigan growing younger

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - According to a press release issued by the Michigan Department of Community Health on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS, the face of AIDS [...]

Ask the librarian

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Who set up the first public computer at the Detroit Public Library and created the first-ever Web page at Wayne State University? It wasn't Comcast, Bill Gates or even [...]

First Proposal 2, now the governor’s seat

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING — On June 18, the Detroit Free Press published two articles about presumed Republican candidate for the governorship, Dick DeVos. On the front page, the Freep reported that DeVos has [...]

LGBT workers unite on the job

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - The boardroom and the water cooler can be intimidating spots for LGBT people. Will your chances of becoming a senior executive be thwarted if people knew you were gay? [...]

Horizon’s Project rocks the park

By | 2018-01-15T19:44:18+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

By Imani Williams DETROIT - 'Rock the Park Jam' was going down, rain or shine, on Belle Isle as Horizon's Project stepped up to reach youth on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. As HIV/AIDS [...]

Raising the roof

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman YPSILANTI - On June 24 and 25, volunteers working during the first full weekend build of the Rainbow House got something they hadn't bargained for. At noon, they were served a [...]

Local student awarded LGBT scholarship

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|News|

EAST LANSING — When Lauren Beach received word that she had won the 2006 Point Scholarship, which is granted to students marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, she jumped up and down [...]

Remembering our founding ideals

By | 2006-07-06T09:00:00+00:00 July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

First of all, happy belated 4th of July from Between The Lines! We at BTL hope your weekend was relaxing, rejuvenating and full of pride in both our community and our country. Yes, it can [...]