A story in the Sept. 14 issue of Between The Lines should have stated that DJ VanCronkhite will play on Oct. 28 at The Works. We at Between The Lines strive for accuracy in reporting. [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Turnabout’s fair lay, er, play

I'm not one to take candid Polaroids of other peoples dirty laundry drip drying on the clothes line of their rose-covered, white-picket-fenced, air-conditioned-pet-house backyards. But, as I'm in a devil-may-care mood (I almost got laid [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:28:54-05:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Chad

By John Corvino Chad and I met on my first visit to Detroit, back in the spring of 1998. "Damn, he's hot," I thought to myself - a familiar reaction for those who met Chad. [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Ask Dr. Wang

Before I start my column, I'd like to remind everyone of a survey I'm conducting. I'm starting a research project in my program to increase awareness of the LGBT community in the medical community. These [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Sept. 21-30

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 |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Sept. 21-30

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Bedroom Farce A couple whose marriage is on the rocks inflicts their miseries on their nearest and dearest. Ledges Playhouse Theatre Company in the Ledges Playhouse, Grand Ledge. Fri.-Sun., through Sept. 24. $13-$15. [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Queer dating editorial full of stereotypes

This (editorial) is a joke, right? ("Looking for love can be difficult in queer scene," Sept. 7, 2006) You're kidding about the stereotypes and over-the-top generalizations? The idea that gay men can't find a partner [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Column on gay-giving lacks statistics

Sean Kosofsky suggests in his most recent column that gays don't support gay causes to the same degree that ethnic or religious group members support their respective interests. While this may be true, he doesn't [...]

By |2018-01-23T06:03:07-05:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Anti-gay Chistians following word of God

I am struck by (D'Anne Witkowski's) intolerance to the traditional Judeo/Christian values embraced by Tom McMillan and millions of other Americans. You may call it "gay-bashing", but in the Bible it is called loving your [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:51:21-05:00September 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Detroit Opera House and Royal Winnipeg Ballet present 'Dracula' DETROIT -The Detroit Opera House will open its 2006/2007 DaimlerChrysler Dance Series Thursday, Sept. 28 with a ballet with bite: [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Newcomer, party of one

Carrie Newcomer Where: The Ark When: 8 p.m. Sept. 22 Online: There's plenty of food to choose from at Betty's Diner. But folk singer Carrie Newcomer urges saving room for the rhubarb pie at [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Gay couple opens cupcake shop

Cupcake Station 136 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham (248) 593-1903 Kerry Johnson was expecting the worst when he told his partner of two-and-a-half years, Tom Holleman, that he wanted to open up a cupcake shop. [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:25:24-05:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Getting Dirty

The Dirty Show Where: Bert's Warehouse Theater, Eastern Market, Detroit When: Sept. 22-24 Online: There's a painting Mike Williams of Royal Oak will display at The Dirty Show that he can't quite put into [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig September 18, 2006 "Speak your mind, Virgo!" A magical, mystical Jupiter-Neptune square opens passions and insight, but also leads to dangerous temptations. Venus in Virgo aspecting both planets now suggests neater, cleaner, [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

September 18, 2006 NEW THIS WEEK: Hollywoodland The verdict is suicide after George Reeves (Ben Affleck), TV's Superman, is found with a bullet in his brain. But when Reeves' mother (Lois Smith) hires private eye [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

September 18, 2006 "Dark Day" Across 1 Like ground that's hard 6 "Hairspray" list 10 Gay Olympic swimmer Tewksbury 14 Leave stranded on a gay ski weekend, say 15 Baltic Sea tributary 16 Position at [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Wow! Peakes peaks at BoarsHead Theater

REVIEW: 'Trying' BoarsHead Theatre, 425 S. Grand, Lansing. Wed.-Sun., through Oct. 8. $20-$35. For information: 517-484-7805 or It's not often that area theatergoers are given an opportunity to watch a true master of his [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:39:32-05:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Absurdly funny opening at The Abreact

REVIEW: 'Durang: An Experiment and A Parody' The Abreact, 442 E. Lafayette, Detroit. Staged Fri.-Sat., through Oct. 7, plus Sun., Oct. 1. Free admission/donations accepted. Some might find it absurd that Detroit's coolest theater [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:10:06-05:00September 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Politics Gay lawyers protest honor for Bowers ATLANTA - A planned honor for former state Attorney General Mike Bowers, who went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend Georgia's anti-sodomy law from [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:04:50-05:00September 21st, 2006|News|

TV’s new year line-up: heavy on heteros

Looking for a "Will & Grace" replacement on television this fall? Well, keep looking. Broadcast network's 2006-2007 line-up will be shorter on queers and heavier on heteros, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:39:48-05:00September 21st, 2006|News|

SHe Said

"God Forbid (if Taylor Hicks was) gay, and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like, 'Oh my God, I voted for a queer.'" — Justin Timberlake talking about American Idol in [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

LGBT characters on broadcast networks

Lead roles "The Class" Kyle (Sean Maguire) is an openly gay man who reunites with his former third-grade classmates. Kyle's jilted high school girlfriend is now married to Perry Pearl (played by out performer Sam [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Nancy Heche

Nancy Heche If only the new memoir by Nancy "My daughter Anne was a celebrity lesbian but I said a prayer and now she's not" Heche was called, "No, Call Me Crazy." Alas, it is [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:15:19-05:00September 21st, 2006|News|

Singing for social change

In addition to fun and community, FamilyPalooza will be the World Premier venue for "What About Me?" a new single by Second Union Music written specifically to champion the second-parent adoption cause. The song was [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

First-ever FamilyPalooza highlights fun, community

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Johanna Graine Mabry thought she was going to spend the past year planning this month's FamilyPalooza. Instead, she's been spending the past eight months taking care of her 5-year-old son, Ari, [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:49:25-05:00September 21st, 2006|News|

FreeDomme dancer

Anastasia Lucifire, of the burlesque dance troupe Dangerous Curves Ahead, performs Saturday night during the FreeDomme 2006 fundraiser. More than 200 people gathered at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to support Mistress Golden, a former [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:57:23-05:00September 21st, 2006|News|

Gospel & Soul 4 full of spirit and song

Human Rights Campaign and KICK-Agency for LGBT African Americans last weekend celebrated the Fourth Annual Gospel and Soul event. The opening reception was held Friday, Sept. 15, at the Art Exchange Gallery and Museum in [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

‘Ladies Preferred’ to take the stage

By Imani Williams "Ladies Preferred," a musical of love songs performed by women for women, will take to the stage Sept. 24 at 1515 Broadway in downtown Detroit. "Our goal is to touch all of [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

Prop 2 opponents share views at LGBT forum

By SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - Speakers passionately condemned Proposal 2 last week at the Affirming Action: Uniting Our Communities for Change town hall forum, held at Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale. Nearly three dozen people [...]

By |2006-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2006|News|

Timid networks leave LGBT shows in dark

You'd think with two gay cable networks - and several homo-friendly ones - broadcast networks would realize that LGBT people tune into the tube. Apparently that wasn't the case when network executives planned their 2006-2007 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:04:54-05:00September 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|