Correction

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

A story in the Aug. 17 issue of Between the Lines should have stated that Judge Rudy Serra received the second-most votes in the primary for 36th District Court. He will be on the ballot [...]

Meth promotes HIV infection

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

By Bob Roehr Meth, crystal, Tina -- regardless of the name, folks have long known that use of the street drug creates a kind of euphoria that can lead to increased risky behavior and contribute [...]

Chasing Tina

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Ed Mulak looks pretty much like an average, healthy gay man. Granted he hasn't been able to find a job - but Michigan's economy is rocky even for people who aren't [...]

There’s nothing pretty about Tina

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Despite using crystal meth for about two years, Ed Mulak - who has been clean for eight months - suffered no lasting effects to his appearance. This woman, though, who was photographed by a Multnomah [...]

SHe Said

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

"Tennis is eating too much of my personal life. That's not what I had in mind when I came back. So no more. I just wanna be home with my honey." — Martina Navratilova to [...]

Creep of the Week: Focus on the Family

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Focus on the Family Think of Focus on the Family as an anti-gay Paul Revere, barreling through town screeching, "The homos are coming, the homos are coming!" The right-wing Christian organization sees the issue of [...]

Dysert resigns from Divine Peace MCC

By | 2018-01-15T18:55:06+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

By Jillian Bogater The Rev. Deb Dysert has announced she will step down from her position as pastor of Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church in Pontiac after eight years with the church. "Sometimes we have [...]

Eight states to consider gay marriage

By | 2017-10-31T08:43:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

By Lisa Keen A federal appeals court this month agreed to hear, on an expedited basis, an appeal from an anti-gay marriage group which failed to collect sufficient signatures to put an initiative on the [...]

Health a social justice issue for Larkin

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - "Health is a social justice issue," according to Knoll Larkin, the new health services coordinator for Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center. "It's our living situation, it's the air [...]

Personal Fitness 101

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Got the workout willies? You're not alone. "When you learn proper technique and what you're doing is producing results, you will become very confident at the gym," said certified personal trainer Pete Swiatek, owner of [...]

Smokers more prevalent in LGBT community

By | 2018-01-16T01:11:16+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thirty-two percent of the LGBT community in Michigan smokes, more than the percentage of the general state population, according to a recent survey conducted by Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center in Ferndale. Affirmations Health [...]

The teachings of Mel Gibson

By | 2018-01-16T10:29:02+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Dr. Jeffrey Chernin By now you have probably heard about the "Mel Gibson incident." If you haven't, he was allegedly speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway with an open bottle of tequila in his [...]

Discrimination at fest needs to end

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Between The Lines' portrayal of the trans-womyn's purchase of a ticket to the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival as "moving the debate forward" sounded much more like business as usual. So MWMF will take our money [...]

Blige show proves powerful

By | 2018-01-16T04:13:59+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Soul singer Mary J. Blige showed the female-heavy crowd on Sunday at DTE Energy Music Theater that, despite overcoming a troubled past, it's hard to escape it. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul scatted through parts [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig August 21, 2006 "Choose your arguments, Gemini!" Venus in Leo encourages bold displays, especially this week, when she's quincunx to Uranus in Pisces, offering brilliantly imaginative innovations. (It's never too early to [...]

Burning up

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Danielle Bollinger. Friday, Sept. 1. The Necto. Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5436. http://www.daniellebollinger.com There's a reason dance crooner Danielle Bollinger flaunts her curvaceous body. It's not to sell records - though it can't hurt either. It's [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

CCO Honus_PowersSmithCoven.jpg: A "Fan Appreciation" performance of "Honus and Me" has been scheduled Aug.29 by the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea. Photo: Danna Segrest Breaking News: Improv Inferno to close Sept. 10 For Part [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

August 21, 2006 "Prison Guard" Across 1 Letters over Mary's son 5 Eagle's org. 8 O'Donnell and Jones 14 Source of Davy Crockett's cap 15 Lawyers' thing 16 Far from sacred 17 Blow-hard 19 Start [...]

Blair unburied

By | 2018-01-16T02:29:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Blair Burying the Evidence 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 1515 Broadway, Detroit It's ironic that Blair's three brothers used to listen to Village People records. After all, he's the gay one, he says. "I hadn't thought [...]

Fashionably correct

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

36th Annual Fash Bash Who: Famed designer Elie Tahari will unveil his fall clothing line. Where: On the rooftop of General Motors' new Beaubien Place parking structure in downtown Detroit. When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. [...]

Parting Glances: Pages from a book (Pt. 12)

By | 2018-01-16T14:13:15+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

During my out-and-about summer I learned from 'Gee Gee' (Gorgeous George) that Harper Hospital was training recent high school graduates to become operating room technicians. I wanted to party, party. My parents insisted I find [...]

The Gay Moralist

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By John Corvino Natural-law theorist Robert George wrote recently in First Things that, "For years, critics of the idea of same-sex 'marriage' have made the point that accepting the proposition that two persons of the [...]

Boyfriend won’t come out of closet

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Q: I am currently on vacation with my lover and I am so disappointed and angry. We have been seeing each other for about 6 months, well not actually just seeing each other, but living [...]

Ask Dr. Wang

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Dr. Kevin Wang Before I start my column, IÕd like to remind everyone of a survey IÕm conducting. IÕm starting a research project in my program to increase awareness of the LGBT community in [...]

General Gayety: Advantage everyone

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson On opening night of the U.S. Open, Aug. 28, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will serve up an ace in Flushing, N.Y. That night, with pomp and circumstance, the USTA National [...]

Transmissions: People behaving badly

By | 2018-01-16T09:18:29+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Michelle Dumaresq is a bicycling champion hailing for Canada. She is also a transsexual. In the pursuit of her spot, she has faced touch criticisms from those who have felt that [...]

Art & Around for the period Aug. 24-Sept. 2

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|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 Aug. 24-Sept. 2

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Box Fest 2006 The third annual event that showcases the work of female directors who, along with their casts, donate their time and box office receipts to benefit women's organizations throughout southeast Michigan. [...]

Find a doc

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Gay-friendly chiropractic practices in Michigan: Madison Heights Chiropractic Center Dr. Allen Kash 28107 John R Rd., Madison Heights (248) 542-3492 Lowen Family Chiropractic Wellness Center Dr. Craig Stoller & Dr. Brian Balogh 23280 Farmington Rd., [...]

A man’s best friend

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Any avid Animal Planet fan would know that former Olympic diver Greg Louganis relishes the company of his dogs: two Jack Russells and a border collie. But some may not know the role they play [...]

For your good health

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The following are LGBT-friendly organizations and resources for health care: {BOLD Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center LGBT Friendly Health Care Provider Referral} http://www.goaffirmations.org/referrals.asp For other resources contact Knoll Larkin at (248) 398-7105, ext. 26 [...]