SHe Said

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

{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 [...]

Toxic New Jersey

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

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, [...]

Another Proposal 2 worth rejecting

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

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 [...]

Dear Jody

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

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. [...]

A yiff in time gets mine

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

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 [...]

Sex, lies and videotape at the BoarsHead

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

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

Love’s labor corroded at Power Center

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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

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 [...]

Art & Around for the period Nov. 2-11

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

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. [...]

Theater Events for the period Nov. 2-11

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

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. [...]

Reminiscing

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

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

Pet of the Week

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

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 [...]

Thanks, Babs

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

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 [...]

Book Marks: November 2

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

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. [...]

Q Scopes

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

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. [...]

Happy accident

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

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

Q Puzzle

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

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. [...]

Sports Complex: Roll Bounce

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

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 [...]

NJ gay marriage decision may set back Dems

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

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 [...]

HRC fires staffer over Foley blogging

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

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 [...]

Group offers support for HIV-related dementia

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

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 [...]

Michigan races critical to LGBT Rights

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

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 [...]

PFLAG Downriver celebrates decade of service

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

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, [...]

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

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

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 http://www.pridesourcevotes.com. The Guide [...]

Mid-term elections may shake things up

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

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 [...]

Get OUT and vote because you can

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

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 [...]

Bringing up the “M” word

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

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 [...]

With age comes financial responsibility

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

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 [...]

Budgeting for less stress

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

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 [...]

Money saving tips for your next vacation

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

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 [...]