Parting Glances

I'm pleased to say I received many telephone calls (one 517 jingle from a VERY prominent Lansing lady) asking how Sister Serena Scatterpin and the International Recovering Catholics Badminton Team did at Gay Games VII. [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Mammary introvert Q: I have a problem that is pretty embarrassing to me. I can't discuss it with any of my friends as they would just laugh and say I am too [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Why I Live in Detroit

By John Corvino This column is dedicated to the memory of Doug McIntosh, who died suddenly on July 11 in the Julius Melchers House, the West Village Detroit home he and his partner, Scotty, painstakingly [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Ask Dr. Wang: My research project

By Kevin Wang This column is completely related to my research project. In the beginning of the month, I went to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference for Special Constituencies (NCSC) in [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period July 27-Aug. 5

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" [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Futureheads Thurs. 7/27/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Blue October Thurs. 7/27/06 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit Yolanda Adams Fri. 7/28/06 Chene Park, Detroit Muse, The Cloud Room Fri. 7/28/06 State Theater, Detroit Mission of Burma [...]

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Hotter Than July 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 6-10 p.m. Opening Pride Reception. Eyes Wide Open Art Exhibition curated by award-winning photographer and Detroit native Charlie T (Charzette Torrence). Hilton Garden Inn, Detroit, 351 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 313-967-0900. Thursday, [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Uncategorized|

No love for the right

Dear BTL, I am writing in regards to Gregory Wright's July 20 column "The right side: not all bad." I would expect to see this type of column printed in the Detroit News not in [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Opinions|

Now Playing

Compiled by Q Syndicate Clerks II Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) plans to move to Florida with his fiancee, Emma (Jennifer Schwalbach). But on his last day flipping burgers at Mooby's, freedom seems like a mirage [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

A ‘safe haven’ for fertility

When a lesbian couple from Grand Rapids visited Dr. Michael Mersol-Barg's Center for Reproductive Medicine in Birmingham it wasn't because they couldn't find a facility closer to home. It's because several reproductive agencies turned them [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:07:38-05:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

A tale of two proclivities

Michael-Christopher has always been provocative. Perhaps known best for his graphic novel series "Living The Life," Michael-Christopher has been cultivating a style for the past decade that is, simply put, sexy as hell. His latest [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig July 24, 2006 "Trust your hunches, Aries!" Venus in Cancer trine to Jupiter in Scorpio opens our affections, making us a bit more vulnerable. But then she moves into aspect with Saturn [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Bringin’ down the house

Doug Spearman wasn't about to complain while shooting the second season of "Noah's Arc." After all, the director was towing a kid in her tummy. "If this little pregnant Chinese lady can keep going ... [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

July 24, 2006 "Tom Swifties" Across 1 Director Peyton of "The Break-up" 5 Make ___ buck 10 Hit boxers 14 Star quality 15 Manuscript leaf 16 Woods of "Legally Blonde" 17 "Gay people are very [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

A tropical ‘Kiss’

By Jane Martin Gay Cuban author Eduardo Santiago's "Tomorrow they will Kiss" follows the lives of Cuban diaspora in Union City, New Jersey in the early 1960s, as Fidel Castro's revolution was unfolding on the [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

A love of India

By Lawrence Ferber Like hair, India.Arie keeps growing and growing. But on her stunning new single, "I Am Not My Hair," the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter points out that there's a profound distinction between one's inner self [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Loose’ lips shake hips

By Brandon Voss Nelly Furtado wants to hear all about the guys who grooved, the go-gos who grinded and the drag queens who lip-synched to her music at Gay Pride this summer. Because, much to [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Revenge of the Dolls

By Peter Galvin The New York Dolls weren't the first rock stars to wear makeup and women's clothes. Little Richard probably gets credit for that. What the Dolls did do first, though, was to infuse [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Windsor Pride Festival entertainment

Cyon Flare From Detroit, but currently living in Ann Arbor, emcee Cyon (a.k.a. Robert Mitchell) started creating costumes in the early to late '90s, inspired by what she saw as the disintegration of the gay [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Politics Former Spokane mayor dies SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Mayor James E. West, recalled from office over an Internet sex scandal, died July 22 at a Seattle hospital after suffering complications from recent cancer surgery. [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:55:06-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

SHe Said July 27, 2006

"Let me tell you about two extraordinary constituents of mine. I have talked about them on the floor before — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin — both in their 80s, who have lived together for [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|News|

LGBT leaders close ranks on affirmative action

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - In 2004, Michigan's LGBT community united to fight a discriminatory ballot proposal. This year, they're doing it again. This year, though, they have friends ranging from both gubernatorial candidates [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:25:04-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Divine Peace to celebrate fifteen years

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman PONTIAC - Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church is 15 years old, and they're throwing a party to celebrate. Actually, the Aug. 5 party is just one of the events the church [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:46:33-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Gay Games VII close at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - Attendees slapped hands and patted the backs of an estimated 12,000 Gay Games VII athletic participants as they walked through Wrigley Field and into the stands as the weeklong Games closed on July [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Hotter Than July: Working for equality

DETROIT — As pride season continues this weekend with "Hotter Than July," organizers of the MidwestÕs oldest black gay pride event look to mobilize the community. "For many in our community racial inequities, economics, quality [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Rev. Nancy: Have a blessed day

Few know that the Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, with 250 local congregations in 23 countries and a yearly operating budget of $2.3 million, is the largest GLBT-Q organization in the world. Disbarred Pentecostal minister [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:13:58-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Williams convicted in Vonatti shooting

By Dawn Wolfe Guttterman DETROIT - A Wayne County Circuit Court jury found Steven Williams guilty in the January shooting of a man leaving a popular Detroit gay nightclub. Williams was convicted of assault with [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:00:41-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

HTJ! 2006 Genesis Summit has something for everyone

By Imani Williams DETROIT - Most of the programs for Hotter Than July! center on entertainment. However, each year the Genesis Summit offers an educational side to the five-day Detroit Black Pride Celebration. Participants can [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:02:48-05:00July 27th, 2006|News|

Shakespeare’s fairies work their magic

This week in Curtain Calls ONLINE at JET's new season and other theater news. REVIEW: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' "A Midsummer Night's Dream," staged by the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, runs in repertory at the [...]

By |2006-07-27T09:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Jewish Ensemble Theatre proudly announces 18th season WEST BLOOMFIELD - The Jewish Ensemble Theatre is pleased to announce its ambitious 2006-2007 season. The season includes two musicals, a special [...]

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