SHe Said

{ITAL "[S]ome gay teenagers, having seen one extremely flattering press photo of me (I wish I looked like the picture on my Wikipedia page), send offers, along with pictures or links to MySpace pages. And [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

Toxic New Jersey

By R.J. Beaumia The recent New Jersey marriage ruling makes me feel like one of the mobster's wives in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas." If you've seen the film, you might recall the brilliant, hilarious scene where, [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

Another Proposal 2 worth rejecting

By John Corvino I am not a big fan of ballot initiatives. I mean, I'm all in favor of democracy, but there are reasons we pay legislators to make informed decisions on our behalf. The [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:27:31-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Q: I am so mad because once again I was taken advantage of by my girlfriend Jenny. First let me give you a little background. We have been together as a couple for three years. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

A yiff in time gets mine

Dear Note Pad: I'm sitting in the lobby of the National Association for the Advancement of Recovering Catholics. (Motto: For Jesus' Sake Get Over It.) I'm here at NAARC of my own free will (what's [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:12:37-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Opinions|

Sex, lies and videotape at the BoarsHead

REVIEW: 'Unnecessary Farce' BoarsHead Theatre, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. Wed.-Sun., through Nov. 19. Tickets: $20-$35. For information: 517-484-7805 or There's something farcical about coming up with the idea to write a farce while [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Love’s labor corroded at Power Center

By Robert W. Bethune, guest critic REVIEW: 'Antony and Cleopatra' UMS presents the Royal Shakespeare Company at Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor. Performed in repertory through Nov. 11. Tickets: $30-$150. For information: 734-764-2538 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:07:16-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Review: 'Julius Caesar' Heartless Imperium at Power Center By Robert W. Bethune It was clear that the Royal Shakespeare Company had not disappointed the Powers Center audience with Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." Everybody stood up at [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 2-11

ANTIQUES/ARTS FESTIVALS: Goodwill Antiques Show The 59th annual event will showcase the finest furniture, silver and collectibles. Nov. 10-12 at the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion on the grounds of Oakland University, Rochester. $10/free parking & shuttle. 248-909-1492. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 2-11

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. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|


Friends gathered at Diamond Jim's Saloon to remember nights at the Other Side Lounge and visit with Tommy. Many old stories were told while some new ones remain fuzzy. BTL photos: Danielle

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week

Brady is simply adorable! This black and white shorthaired gent is 6 years old, and full of kitty play! He'll be the center of your world, looking for all sorts of affection, especially petting! Brady [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Thanks, Babs

Oh, Baaahbra. How I love a big-mouthed, Democratic diva like you telling a heckler to "shut the fuck up" in front of thousands of fans who started a seasonal job just to see you. The [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Book Marks: November 2

By Richard Labonte "Exiles in America," by Christopher Bram. William Morrow, 372 pages, $24.95 hardcover The fluidity of fidelity, coupled with America's post-9/11 xenophobia, make for odd but ambitious bedfellows in Bram's somber ninth novel. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig October 30, 2006 "Use your charm wisely, Aries!" The Sun is aligned with Venus in Scorpio, turning up everyone's seductive charm and susceptibility. Both planets are trine to Uranus, opening amazing possibilities. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Happy accident

Nervous But Excited 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 1991 W. Liberty Ave., Ann Arbor RSVP to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 People Called Women, Toledo (419) 535-6455 Online: Sarah Cleaver and Kate Peterson's band name [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

October 30, 2006 "C Minus" Across 1 Maurice of "Bewitched" 6 Snakes in the grass 10 "Glen or Glenda: ___ Two Lives" 14 Gift recipient 15 Gay tune 16 Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" 17 B. [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

Sports Complex: Roll Bounce

By Jim Provenzano Tim Patten has been obsessed with roller derby for as long as he can recall. The first time he watched games on TV, he wanted to be a part of it, and [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:32:49-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Entertainment|

NJ gay marriage decision may set back Dems

By Lisa Keen If Democrats don't win control of the House or Senate next week, pundits will almost certainly blame gay marriage for their failure. That's because the New Jersey Supreme Court decision - while [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

HRC fires staffer over Foley blogging

By Bob Roehr The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has fired an employee with Michigan connections for igniting the Mark Foley scandal. At least one blogger is questioning whether that employee was acting on his own [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

Group offers support for HIV-related dementia

Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, Lewy Body dementia, and HIV-related dementia, impact not only the individual with the diagnosis but their care partners as well. Of the estimated 4.5 million [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:57:34-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

Michigan races critical to LGBT Rights

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman STATEWIDE - LGBT and allied voters won't have a chance to throw George W. Bush out of office this year. But they will have the next best thing - a chance [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

PFLAG Downriver celebrates decade of service

ALLEN PARK - Although comedy was the theme, parent and families members were serious about their support for their LGBT family members at the PFLAG Downriver Tenth Anniversary Dinner Oct. 29. Auxillary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:13:06-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

BTL Voter’s Guide offers one-stop ‘shopping’

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LIVONIA - LGBT voters tired of getting their political information from the latest attack ads now have a new source - Between The Lines' Voter's Guide, online at The Guide [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:46:12-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

Mid-term elections may shake things up

By Lisa Keen The political winds of change are shifting constantly these days, but that alone bodes well for gays. In next week's mid-term elections, those winds may well blow down one of the two [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|News|

Get OUT and vote because you can

Here in the United States more people would rather cast a vote for their next American Idol than elect a politician. But unless Clay Aiken's crooning can boost jobs and equalize LGBT people, then you [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Bringing up the “M” word

By Robert Lalicki Many long-time gay and lesbian relationships have the potential to break down because of a lack of trust that grows around the topic of money management. Many couples have difficulty when it [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Guides|

With age comes financial responsibility

By Jillian A. Bogater When I was in elementary school, I had saved up enough money from steady baby-sitting jobs to open my first savings account. I had probably saved about $42, but for a [...]

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Guides|

Budgeting for less stress

By Martin Lukac Budgets have gotten a bad name for limiting how much you can spend. But that isn't the actual truth behind a budget. A budget does limit your spending, but it does so [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:22:30-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Guides|

Money saving tips for your next vacation

By Jeff Lakie If you are in the middle of planning your next vacation, likely you are giving some thought to ways you can curtail your costs. Vacations should be an enjoyable and relaxing time [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:15:19-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Guides|