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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Meth promotes HIV infection

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Chasing Tina

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

There’s nothing pretty about Tina

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

SHe Said

"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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Creep of the Week: Focus on the Family

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Dysert resigns from Divine Peace MCC

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Eight states to consider gay marriage

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:43:12-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Health a social justice issue for Larkin

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Personal Fitness 101

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Smokers more prevalent in LGBT community

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:11:16-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The teachings of Mel Gibson

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:29:02-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Discrimination at fest needs to end

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Blige show proves powerful

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:13:59-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Burning up

Danielle Bollinger. Friday, Sept. 1. The Necto. Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5436. 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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Blair unburied

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:29:33-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Fashionably correct

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. [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

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

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:13:15-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Boyfriend won’t come out of closet

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Ask Dr. Wang

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

General Gayety: Advantage everyone

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Transmissions: People behaving badly

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:18:29-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

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

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 |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Aug. 24-Sept. 2

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. [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Find a doc

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., [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

A man’s best friend

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

For your good health

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

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|