Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 14)

A popular magazine's cartoon series once featured an outspoken shadow belonging to a mousey guy. MOUSEY GUY to COWORKER: "You're looking fit as a fiddle." Shadow: "Just missing your G-string." The French call these thoughts, [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Foley fails to fess up

By Sean Kosofsky The scandal involving former Congressman Mark Foley from Florida is bittersweet for most of us. On one hand, a hypocrite who led the charge to persecute and prosecute online "predators" was caught [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:31:27-05:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

General Gayety: THE MAIL ANIMAL

I received an interesting e-mail this morning. In fact, I've decided to share it right now. I'd be doing the LGBT community a disservice if I didn't pass along such an insightful piece of work. [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:34:52-05:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

Missives from the Worm Hole

by Jeffrey Solomon. When the call came, I should have said no. Working in a Middle School for me is a bad idea, and that is because I still suffer from Junior-High-School-Related Post Traumatic Stress [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:02:33-05:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Oct. 26-Nov. 4

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Fall Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture." Open Tue.-Sun. $10 fee applies to these tours; reservations [...]

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Theater Events for the period Oct. 26-Nov. 4

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Antony and Cleopatra A tempestuous love affair tears two great leaders of ancient Rome and Egypt apart. UMS presents the Royal Shakespeare Company at Power Center, Ann Arbor. Performed in repertory through Nov. [...]

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Green Party supports LGBT rights

I want to express my gratitude for the endorsement of my candidacy in the "Between The Lines" voters guide. Greens share the concerns of the LGBT community, and call for the respect for diversity and [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

Affirmations director a leader for LGBT community

Affirmations is committed to serving all LGBT people in this community. We have been dismayed by the coverage of the issues regarding Affirmations and its employees. We are particularly disappointed that some articles have degenerated [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Opinions|

Powerful novel, poignant season opener

REVIEW: 'The Bluest Eye' Plowshares Theatre Company at the City Theatre, inside the Hockeytown Cafe at 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Thursday-Sunday, through Nov. 19. Tickets: $15-$28. For information: (313) 872-0279 or As I was [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:46:20-05:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

It’s fate: Young love, young actors

REVIEW: 'Romeo and Juliet' Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Ave., Detroit. Plays in repertory through Dec. 16. Tickets: $15-$28. For information: 313-577-2972 or "What's in a name?" For most people, that's not much of an [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

MOT offers great music of love and loss

By Robert W. Bethune, guest critic REVIEW: 'Porgy and Bess' Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit. Oct. 25, 27-29 & Nov. 2-5. Tickets: $28-$120. For information: 313-237-7464 or First [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

Which is better: music or the written word?

"Revenge of the Bookeaters" 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti General admission tickets are $25, VIP tickets are $100 All tickets are available at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center's box office, [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:18:13-05:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

Death becomes her

Daphne Rubin-Vega "Redemption Songs" Available now Daphne Rubin-Vega just died. "That's why I'm hanging out in my dressing room," says the singer and actress, best known for her role as Mimi in "Rent," from New [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertg October 23, 2006 "Revise your goals, Pisces!" Mercury is turning retrograde while lined up with Jupiter in Scorpio. This opens up a confusing array of possibilities, forcing tough decisions in the next [...]

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Q Puzzle

October 23, 2006 "Send Me Mo' Flowers" Across 1 Showing excitement 5 Maria's "Do-___" 9 Fruit container 14 Caligula's way 15 Cole Porter's Miss 16 King in "Jesus Christ Superstar" 17 Land of Emma Donoghue [...]

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Pet of the Week

Meet Annabelle, a 1-year-old shepherd mix, who is simply stunning! SheÕs an active gal, loving to spend hours upon hours playing and romping about! SheÕs looking for a family who can give her plenty of [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Politics Foley case developments WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Archdiocese of Miami said Friday it has barred the Rev. Anthony Mercieca from all church work as it investigates a claim by former U.S. Rep. [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

SHe Said

"This is the only drug I've ever thought worth taking. ... This stuff keeps me sane and happy. I could write without it ... if I were sane and happy. I'd say it's a great [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|


A story in the Oct. 19-25 issue of Between The Lines should have stated that at least 14 people attended a rally Oct. 11 in Royal Oak to protest the departure of two black employees [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Gender bullying discussed at Troy gathering

By Sharon Gittleman TROY - Randy, 5, and his little sister 7-month-old Amelia may be young, but their parents, Christie and Eric Pierce, hope they're absorbing an important lesson - the value and dignity of [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:45:37-05:00October 26th, 2006|News|

The first gay league in Michigan

The beginning BTI Mixed League formed in 1975 with support from gay bars and bathhouse owners through their organization Bars and Towels Incorporated (BTI). The organization fizzled but BTI continued as Betterment of The Individual. [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Bowling buddies

International Gay Bowling Organization Tournament Nov. 9-12 Clover Lanes, Livonia Zak Mohler takes another swig from his beer mug. While teammate Tracey Harmon, 27, fills up her glass from their beer pitcher, she tells [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Come out, come out, wherever you are

By GAIL SHISTER Exclusive to Between The Lines When looking at the history of gays on television, size doesn't matter. Though the raw number of homosexual characters on prime-time series is still miniscule -- particularly [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Get OUT the Vote

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - As part of the national America Votes effort, several Michigan LGBT organizations have joined forces to hold Get OUT the Vote rallies across the state. The last rally is [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Students protest dismissal of gay guard

After learning that Marian High School Campus Safety Officer Charlene Genther was fired because she publicly came out as a lesbian, nearly 600 supporters have protested her dismissal on a popular school networking Web site. [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

HRC dinner small but powerful

Martin Contreras and Keith Orr, co-owners of the aut Bar and Common Language in Ann Arbor, received the HRC Equality Award on Oct. 23 at the 17th annual Human Rights Campaign Michigan Dinner at the [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Local Gay and Lesbian Bowling Leagues

The Rainbow League: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ypsilanti BTI Mixed: noon Sundays, Madison Heights Metro Detroit Friday Mixed: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Warren Westside Sunday Mix: noon Sundays, Detroit Rainbow Pride-MI: 6 p.m. Sundays, Flint Monday Night [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|News|

PFLAG to honor community members at gala

ALLEN PARK - The Board of Directors of the Downriver PFLAG will honor several organizations and individuals at their 10th Anniversary Dinner at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Red Fawn Banquet Center in Allen [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:53:25-05:00October 26th, 2006|News|

Online Exclusive: Cut and run

It is a common misperception that all poets are crazy. They aren't. But woe unto the child whose mother wants to be Anne Sexton. Of course, that's the least of Augusten Burroughs's problems. Having a [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:46:20-05:00October 26th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'The Price' Weighing 'The Price' of one's choices By Shannon Thomas Kennedy, guest critic What are the costs we are willing to pay for the choices we make in our lives? That is the [...]

By |2006-10-26T09:00:00-04:00October 26th, 2006|Uncategorized|