Dear Jody

Q: I am planning to go into the service — the Army — I think. All my friends tell me I am crazy because I will not be able to be out when I am [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

On the road again…

By Arlene Istar Lev I have just returned from three months of traveling, most of the time presenting on LGBT issues at myriad conferences, and some of it vacationing in the lovely places where I [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: The Butler Did It

I have always strongly believed that those who preach the loudest and with the most vigor, probably have the most to hide. Triangle Pride PAC recently unveiled a Web site detailing many months of research [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:29:32-05:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

Why we can no longer look the other way

By Kerry Lobel and Julie Dorf It might seem rather myopic, even self-centered, to focus on an LGBTQ rights demonstration in Israel during times like these. For now, Jerusalem WorldPride is still on after much [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

Losing Log Cabin pressure

By R.J. Beaumia When you insist on brewing tea with water from the Ganges River, don't be shocked to find a turd floating in your cup. Gay Republicans need to keep this in mind when [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:52:26-05:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Aug. 3-12

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 |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: The Editors, Lake Trout, Brave Rifles Thurs. 8/3/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For Thurs. 8/3/06 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Go-Team Fri. 8/4/06 [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Letter: Polyamory

Thank you, Sean, for your insight. As a bisexual polyamory and sexual freedom activist, I have been greatly disappointed at how leaders of the same sex marriage movement have distanced themselves from polyamorists, though we [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:18:52-05:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

Doug McIntosh

Doug McIntosh was a friend of mine and I was honored to be one of his many Sweeties. He warmed my heart and made me dream that Detroit would be great again. I find myself [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Opinions|

About Armistead Maupin

* Age: 62 * Born: Washington, D.C. * Current location: San Francisco * Early work: Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, S.C., before joining the San Francisco Bureau of the [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig July 31, 2006 "Stick to a budget, Libra!" Sun in Leo squaring Jupiter in Scorpio shows flamboyance, generosity, and libido all cranked up high. Venus in Cancer quincunx Neptune in Aquarius boosts [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Passion’ marks the spot

By Imani Williams Washington, D.C. — Author Lee Hayes is a self-described southern gentleman who originally hails from Tyler, a small town in east Texas. A gay man, he sees himself as a friend, lover, [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW IN THEATERS: The Ant Bully Young Lucas (voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen) vents his frustration over moving to a new city by kicking over the anthills in his yard. To teach him a lesson, [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Art show offers exclusive artists

One hundred and forty artists will display their artwork at the 4th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show from Aug. 4 to 6 at Orchard Lake Schools. Many of the artists participating in the Orchard [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

July 31, 2006 "Isn't It Ironic?" Across 1 Spice for your pickle 5 "Gay Tales of the Samurai" writer Saikaku 10 "Superstar" title character 15 R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" 16 Group of witches 17 Emulate [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Passion’ marks the spot

By Imani Williams Washington D.C. author Lee Hayes is a self-described southern gentleman who originally hails from Tyler, a small town in East Texas. A gay man, he sees himself as a friend, lover, brother, [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Tune in to ‘Night’

Gay radio personality Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams) doesn't always tell stories based on his life verbatim. He embellishes them, twisting them into amusing, but not always truthful, anecdotes. In "The Night Listener" Noone's character, in [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Retzloff heads to Yale

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ART NOTE: RETZLOFF SAID HE WOULD SEND ME A PICTURE AUG. 1 IN THE MORNING ANN ARBOR - Tim Retzloff, a former BTL assistant editor and prominent LGBT historian, is leaving [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:14:16-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Dirty dogs to get clean and clipped for WAGS

FERNDALE - Dirty dogs can lend a paw - or all four - to help their four-legged friends this Saturday. On that day grimy, scruffy canines will enter Little Friends of Ferndale Veterinarians only to [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:02:18-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Serra receives highest rating from Detroit Bar

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Thirty-sixth District Judge Rudy Serra received a rating of "Outstanding" from the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association on July 24. He was the only candidate in the August race to [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:50:25-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

National Security Army dismisses gay Arabic linguist 'outed' by anonymous e-mail campaign WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army recently discharged a highly regarded Arabic linguist who was the target of an anonymous e-mail "outing" campaign. Former [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:37:56-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

SHe Said Aug. 3, 2006

"Where are our leaders? Where are the people with influence who will stand up for me and my gay brethren? I am disappointed with our government. I am disappointed with our nation. But I am [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Creep of the week

The United States Army If there's one thing the United States Army has too many of right now it's Arabic language specialists. And it's not like that language is important or anything in today's world. [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

MSU to host LGBT student fair

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University's Office of LGBT Concerns hopes to give incoming and returning LGBT students a good start to their academic year. At 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, the office will host [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|News|


By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman ANN ARBOR - Washtenaw County's LGBT voters will have two allies to choose from in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary: Rebekah Warren and Leigh Greden. The winner will face Republican Erik [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:23:38-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Judy Lewis: ‘My daughter inspires me’

Judy Lewis says she wants to help those individuals "who are afraid to come out and speak for themselves." BTL photo: Elizabeth Carnegie When Judy LewisÕs daughter, Jessica, stood up and passionately urged legislators to [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:24:41-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Larkin heads health services at Affirmations

FERNDALE - Knoll Larkin has taken the helm as health services coordinator at Affirmations Lesbian Gay Community Center. Larkin, who previously worked with the center's youth program, replaced Dierdre Shires. Larkin recently graduated from the [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:20:28-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

The other women’s festival – Camp Trans

NOTE: refer to womyn's fest story on page 17//jb By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HART, Mich. - While the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival rocks across the street, Camp Trans 2006 will continue their sixteen-year protest of [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Candlelight vigil honors ancestors

quote: "We should remember all those people that have gone before us. WeÕll never forget those. So many people weÕve lost to the virus. So many people that have paved the way.Ó - the Rev. [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:53:06-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Michigan’s gay college offices form coalition

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman quote: "This connection between people working with GLBT students will strengthen our ability to serve them effectively." - Milt Ford, Grand Valley University's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender faculty liaison DETROIT [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

HTJ! 2006 opens with black SGL art exhibit

By Imani Williams cutline/New York art curator Charzette Torrence addresses the crowd during opening night of Hotter Than July! festivities. Photo: Imani Williams DETROIT � Opening night of Hotter Than July! brought Art Curator Charzette [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:44:19-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Goodbye, old friend

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - The progressive movement lost one of its hardest-working, most determined leaders when former Detroit City Council President Maryann Mahaffey died last week. Whether the cause was labor rights or [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Barwin praises LGBT community’s revival role

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN For photo one: (L to R) The Gay Connection Program Chair Tom Zerafa welcomed Ferndale City Manager Tom Barwin to his group's meeting. Photo by Sharon Gittleman For photo two: Outgoing Ferndale [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:51:55-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Gay-friendly Paramount Bank opens in Ferndale

Caption: LGBT leaders celebrate Paramount's new bank branch in Ferndale, including (from left) Craig Covey, openly gay Ferndale city councilman; Leslie Thompson, executive director of Affirmations; Grace McClelland, executive director of Ruth Ellis House; Jackie [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:41:08-05:00August 3rd, 2006|News|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News From Around Town: Breathe Art announces 2006/07 season DETROIT - Breathe Art Theatre Project announces its 2006-2007 Cross-Border Season, celebrating its Open Border Initiative of a peaceful international border between Detroit and [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Aug. 3-12

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Cabaret The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub comes alive in this newest version of the popular musical. Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tue.-Sun., Aug. 4-20. $22-$33. 269-857-4898. The Comedy of Errors [...]

By |2006-08-03T09:00:00-04:00August 3rd, 2006|Entertainment|