200 Czech couples have entered civil unions

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

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 [...]

Swiss same-sex partnership law takes effect

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

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, [...]

United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force embraces gays

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

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 [...]

Redefining family

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

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 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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

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, [...]

Art & Around for the period Jan. 11-20

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

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 [...]

Theater Events for the period Jan. 11-20

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

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. [...]

Correction

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

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 [...]

Protesters put down Portland

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

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 [...]

Now Playing at the Movies

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

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 [...]

Art and Illusion

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

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 [...]

‘L Word’ ladies

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

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 [...]

She/He Said Jan. 11

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

"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, [...]

Gays at a glance

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

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, [...]

Pet of the Week: BooBoo

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

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Watch your wallet, Scorpio!

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

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 [...]

Q Puzzle: “Just Desserts”

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

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 [...]

Jazz Combo to perform Mister Rogers’ songs

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

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 [...]

Transmissions: The year of fear

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

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 [...]

The Word of Kreis

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

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 [...]

‘This is Love’

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

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 [...]

All smiles at Pink

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

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

Nite Out at the Clubs Jan 11

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

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: James Rutz

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

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 [...]