200 Czech couples have entered civil unions

More than 200 same-sex couples have taken advantage of the Czech Republic's civil-union law since it came into force last July, local media reported Jan. 2. The statute, which became law after the Chamber of [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:05:14-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Swiss same-sex partnership law takes effect

Switzerland's same-sex civil-union law came into force Jan. 1 and the first couple tied the knot a day later in the southern canton of Ticino, Swiss public radio reported. The men, ages 89 and 60, [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:38:58-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force embraces gays

The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force has paid to join the gay lobby group Stonewall's "Diversity Champions" program in hopes of making itself more attractive to gay and lesbian potential recruits. The force also is [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:33:54-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Redefining family

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN DETROIT - Last year, mother-of-six Cindy Leon was working hard to make the best of her new life. She'd battled back against troubles that threatened to overwhelm her in the past and [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:05:14-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Rapper MC Serch guests in 'Citizen Improv' at the Inferno ANN ARBOR - The Improv Inferno is pleased to announce a very special "Citizen Improv" on Friday, Jan. 12, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 11-20

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

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Theater Events for the period Jan. 11-20

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: All Shook Up Elvis Presley songs help tell the romantic story of how a young girl's dreams come true when a guitar-playing roustabout rides into town. Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing. [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|


A story regarding kwanzaa in the Dec. 28 issue of Between The Lines incorrectly listed the order of the celebration. The correct order: day 1, umoja (unity); day 2, kujichagulia (self determination); day 3, ujimaa [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Protesters put down Portland

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan women's basketball team won their first Big 10 game of the season against Penn State on Sunday at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. But for nearly 300 protesters [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Now Playing at the Movies

January 15, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: Code Name: The Cleaner Jake Rodgers (Cedric the Entertainer) wakes up in a hotel room to find a dead FBI agent and a briefcase containing $250,000. He also has [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art and Illusion

Dozens gathered last weekend for the opening of "The Illusion of S-X & FLOWER," a solo exhibition of work by Charles Alexander. The show at Detroit's Scarab Club featured 25 art works by Alexander, who [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

‘L Word’ ladies

Fans of "The L Word" gathered Sunday evening for a special premiere party at Soho in Ferndale. The gathering was one of many across the United States hosted by the Human Rights Campaign. "The L [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

She/He Said Jan. 11

"I haven't done a love scene since ... oh, I can't remember. I have three this season on 'The L Word.' I was intrigued and turned on by the idea (of being with a woman, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Gays at a glance

In Memorium Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006) One of the preeminent twentieth-century photographers of the nude female, Ruth Bernhard died at her home in San Francisco on Dec. 18, 2006, at age 101. Many of her works, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Pet of the Week: BooBoo

Booboo is just a beautiful gal! SheÕs a two-year-old brown tiger kitty with a white chin, tummy and paws! Too precious! Booboo is quite a playful gal, and enjoys all sorts of toys, especially when [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:23:44-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes: Watch your wallet, Scorpio!

by Jack Fertig January 8, 2007 Jupiter is in Sagittarius, boosting general good fortune, philosophy, and open-mindedness. Throughout the year, he'll square Uranus in Pisces, setting the scene for shocking revelations, mostly for the better [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:29:45-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: “Just Desserts”

January 8, 2007 Across 1 Ejaculation from Sontag's "The Volcano Lover"? 5 "The Incredibly True Adventure ___ Girls in Love" 10 McKuen and his package? 14 "Uh-oh!" to Lord Byron 15 Queer historian Stryker 16 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:11:04-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Jazz Combo to perform Mister Rogers’ songs

INFO BOX Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19-20 First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham BIRMINGHAM — Mr. McFeely (David Newell) comes to the neighborhood for an evening of beloved songs written by public television legend Mister [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Transmissions: The year of fear

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith 2006 is gone, and good riddance. It seems to me that 2006 was about one thing, and it has been a running issue for a few years now: fear. Of course [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

The Word of Kreis

cut/ Levi Kreis channels Madonna's "Confessions On a Dance Floor" for a more upbeat offering. cut/ Levi Kreis followed an "ex-gay" regimen before realizing that God doesn't discriminate, he says. INFO BOX ÒThe Gospel According [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

‘This is Love’

Jason and deMarco delighted fans Jan. 7 at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale. The duo sang songs from their new unreleased CD "Halo" and said they were thrilled that their Video ("This is [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

All smiles at Pink

Live entertament sparkles at Pink, as comedian Sue Fracker filled the rooms with laughter and left all with smiles. BTL photo: Danielle

By |2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Nite Out at the Clubs Jan 11

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: James Rutz

There are plenty of theories out there about what makes kids gay: over bearing mothers or fathers, early exposure to show tunes, letting girls wear pants. Nobody really knows for sure. Nobody, that is, except [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:50:01-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|