Parting Glances: Saving Gila monsters

I'm here to report that there's afterlife hope for gay serial killers (well, at least one so far); and presumably, on the basis of biblical other-world inclusivity: straight, bisexual, transgender and questioning serial killers as [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:38:33-05:00September 28th, 2006|Opinions|

In a Family Way: Time marches on

By Arlene Lev For all us, whether or not we are parents, children's growth is marker of time. Everyone has had the experience of being shocked by the age, or size, of a child. It [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:51:40-05:00September 28th, 2006|Opinions|

Evil girlfriend always wants to get even

Q: I am 23-year-old bi-woman. I am currently attending a university in Michigan, and am majoring in chemistry. I really like chemistry, but my God, everyone in the department is so conservative! They all [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Opinions|

General Gayety: LETTER TO TYRON

Dear Tyron, I know you're dead and won't read this. It's because you just died that I need to write this letter. It's the cheapest form of therapy I know. Not that I need grief [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:37:37-05:00September 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig September 25, 2006 "Be firm and fearless, Cancer!" Mercury is in Libra swinging from one side to another. First, sextile Saturn in Leo pushes our critical side to share "helpful insights" much [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: The Black Dahlia The tabloids dub Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) the "Black Dahlia" and create a media sensation around her murder after her nude, mutilated body is discovered in an L.A. field. [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|


Friday, Oct. 13 6-11 p.m. Opening Ceremony (Beverage Tent) 6:30-10:30 p.m. Carnival rides (Village) 6:30-10:30 p.m. Kielbasa Kings (Beverage Tent) Saturday, Oct. 14 Noon-4 p.m. Horse and wagon rides 1-3 p.m. Oktoben German Band (Beverage [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

September 25, 2006 "Book of the Month" Across 1 Foreman of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 5 Painter Kahlo 10 "50 ___ of Saying Fabulous" 14 "I cannot tell ___" 15 Writer Wystan [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Cuts like a knife

By Gregg Shapiro Scissor Sisters "Ta-Dah" Universal/Motown In stores now "Ta-Dah" is a fitting name for the sophomore effort by the Scissor Sisters. After touring the world and taking it by storm with their Grammy-nominated [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Summer lovin’

The end of summer luau at Backstreet featured a roast and many beautiful people looking for a lei. BTL photo: Danielle

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|


A story in the Sept. 21 issue of Between The Lines should have stated Family FUN Day took place last year in Ann Arbor. We at Between The Lines strive for accuracy in reporting. To [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Politics Blackwell denies association with group airing KKK ads COLUMBUS, Ohio - A national group airing radio ads in Ohio cities accusing Democrats of starting the Ku Klux Klan listed Republican governor candidate Ken Blackwell [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Group celebrates 25 years of interracial mingling

BWMT 25th Anniversary Bash When: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Where: Westin Hotel, Southfield Email: Online: Tom Laskarides' fondest memory of Black and White Men Together Detroit are pool parties with his "club [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos Jennifer Granholm hasn't been a perfect governor. She hasn't pleased everyone all the time and hasn't fixed all of Michigan's problems. Thus, say Republicans, since Granholm hasn't been able to spin gold out [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Controversial film opens eyes to film rating system

By Gregg Shapiro "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" Begins Sept. 29 Main Art Theater, Royal Oak As was the case with Al Gore's probing documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," which raised several thought-provoking questions, documentarian [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:49:40-05:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Flint Institute of Arts reopens with new wing

FLINT - The Flint Institute of Arts will celebrate the completion of a two-phased, $20 million renovation and expansion-building project with the grand opening of the new Charles Stewart Mott Gallery Wing on Sept. 30 [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Hooking up

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman You want to support equality-minded candidates and be ready to respond when the religious right attacks with anti-LGBT ballot measures. But it can be hard to squeeze in time to find [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Moving on

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - Michael Mirto has left Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center to go to Wayne State University. Mirto, fresh from his successful experience with Affirmations' Capitol Campaign, will be raising [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Ryan White reauthorization uncertain

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - Congress may not be able to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act by Sept. 30, the start of the new fiscal year. The major problem is that some states will [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

SHe said

"I have heard that (Wheel of Fortune creator Merv Griffin might be gay). But I care very little whether he is or not. I guess the question is, 'Are you only gay if you live [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Oscar gets outed in ‘The Office’

Who's gay and who isn't? That was the question goofball boss Michael on NBC's sitcom "The Office" wondered when he realized that one of his employees is, yes, "an actual homosexual." After Michael called Oscar [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Happy WAGS

Pet lovers gathered last week at the Monkey Bar in Ferndale to raise money for Wonderful Animals Giving Support (WAGS). Royale Theus (left) and Brianne Moore brought their cats, Zeke and Zoey to the event. [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

A warrior for the people – *all* of us

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Talking with Amos Williams, for even a moment, it's impossible to mistake his passion. Turn the conversation to civil rights and his soft voice becomes strong, even strident. Ask [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:36:29-05:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Amos Williams

Democratic candidate for attorney general Age: 59 Hometown: Detroit Growing up: * Graduate of Detroit Central High School, 1965 * Eldest of five children Early life: * Auto worker - Dodge Main, Hamtramck * 1966-1968 [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

‘Ladies Preferred carries tunes of love

DETROIT - The all-female musical "Ladies Preferred" played to a nearly full house Sept. 24 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit. The production was produced by Curtis Lipscomb, KICK Agency's executive director, and directed by Detroit's [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:52:17-05:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Thousands raised to help people with HIV-AIDS

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - When Raymond Mindas left his home in Hamtramck to join the Steppin' Out AIDS Walk Detroit fundraiser march in Royal Oak last Saturday, he wasn't alone. He had Princeton [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Interview with Jim McGreevey

By Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey recently spoke with the Philadelphia Gay News about his fall from office after admitting to an extramarital affair with a man and about [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|News|

Treat/retreat: Network opens 25th season

REVIEW: 'The Retreat from Moscow' Performance Network Theatre, 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through Oct. 29. Tickets: $25-$37. For information: 734-663-0696 or Soldiers retreat from battles and couples retreat from bad relationships - [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:04:38-05:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Everyone’s a critic: Are you?

After three seasons of faithful service to readers of Between The Lines, Associate Theater Critic John Quinn has decided to leave the Curtain Calls family to pursue other interests. Quinn joined the team in Sept. [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Arts Funding News: Michigan Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries announces over $10 million in arts and cultural grants for 2007 LANSING - Dr. William Anderson, director of the Michigan Department of History, Arts and [...]

By |2006-09-28T09:00:00-04:00September 28th, 2006|Entertainment|