Creep of the Week: Diane Gramley

I remember it like it was yesterday. My best friend and I were sitting in our high school auditorium watching a presentation by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. I looked at her, she [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:26:40-05:00January 18th, 2007|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Nancy Boy

By Sean Kosofsky Like sands through the hourglass, every political season brings new slurs against progressives. My recent favorite is ÒNancy Pelosi Liberal.Ó What is fascinating about this Republican rip is that it gets dangerously [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Opinions|

Viewpoint: U.S. playing catch up to Canada

By the Rev. Martha Daniels Canada and the United States have contrasting attitudes toward diversity. It's best summed up, I think, in the different images they use for their ethnic diversity. In the U.S., the [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:52:35-05:00January 18th, 2007|Opinions|

General Gayety: The civil union term squirm

By Leslie Robinson Ever since Vermont rolled out civil unions, I've fretted over terminology. What do you call people who have entered into a civil union? Now it seems that question is receiving broader exposure. [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:27:52-05:00January 18th, 2007|Opinions|

Bringing up the ‘M’ word

by Robert P. Lalicki Financial planning should be an important part of our lives. Most of us spend more time planning out next vacation than we do on securing our financial future. Laws of this [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Opinions|

Bravo unveils Paula Abdul series

PASADENA, Calif. - Bravo announced a new docu-series following the unique and multi-faceted Paula Abdul. The untitled series will provide a candid real look at the "American Idol" judge, pop star, choreographer and multi-platinum artist, [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:52:33-05:00January 18th, 2007|Entertainment|

Run, run Rufus

Thankfully Rufus Wainwright isn't a lady. Or else his sister might be a goner. "It's a godsend that I'm gay because if I wasn't I'd want to sleep with my sister, and if I was [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Entertainment|

King of Kings

The King of Kings Contest at Stilettos always brings out some of the best in male impersonation and this year was no exception. The combination of talent and energy kept the audience on the edge [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Pet of the Week: Elsa

Elsa is a spectacular gal! This one-year-old German shepherd mix is as happy and playful as they come. She's quite friendly and would love to be the center of your attention! Elsa will enjoy a [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:43:05-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes: “Keep your cool, Aquarius!”

by Jack Fertig January 15, 2007 Jupiter square Uranus, a long-term transit, sets up rude surprises that may prove blessings in disguise. The Sun is now triggering those with rebellious assertions of personal authority, so [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:18:14-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: “Kneel, Patrick”

January 15, 2007 Across 1 Gay rodeo accessory 6 George O'Malley, et al. 10 Fairy-tale monster 14 Biblical witch's home 15 Tennis stadium in Queens 16 Take off your clothes 17 Drop ___ (flirt, perhaps) [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:26:35-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Well, there it is: Class at the Hilberry

"Mediocrity is everywhere," Antonio Salieri wryly acknowledges in the final seconds of Peter Shaffer's intriguing drama, "Amadeus." But not at the Hilberry Theatre, where Shaffer's script has been blessed with a slick and vibrant production [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Half Price Saturday matinees at the Rep DETROIT - The Detroit Repertory Theatre announced a partnership with Target for sponsorship of Half Price Saturday Matinees for the run of [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|


Longtime community activist Richard A. Chizmadia and his partner of 13 years, Richard A. Hobson, both life long residents of Michigan, were joined together in a formal Civil Partnership ceremony in Zuerich, Switzerland on Jan. [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:13:31-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 18-27

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 [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 18-27

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 |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

New board leadership takes the helm at WRAP

ANN ARBOR - The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project's newly elected board leadership has taken the helm, ensuring the resource center will seamlessly continue to provide advocacy for and quality services to the local LGBT community. [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:12:11-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

WRAP to offer free estate-planning workshop

ANN ARBOR — Attorneys from the ACLU and the Stonewall Bar Association will hold a free estate-planning workshop for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Washtenaw Rainbow [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:55:07-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

She/He Said Jan. 18, 2007

"I've marched on Washington three times: twice for reproductive freedom and once for gay and lesbian rights, and it was very empowering for me. The political side of this has been important to me for [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

New year, new beginnings for BTL Writer

By KIMYA AFI AYODELE Imani Williams has worked a freelance writer for Between The Lines since August 2003 and on Dec. 30, many from the African American SGL community bid this self-proclaimed "strong, out, proud, [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

Bush withdraws nominations of anti-gay judges

By Lisa Keen The White House this week withdrew its nomination of several controversial federal judges, including one who was considered to be "horrific" on the Americans with Disabilities Act and another who believed the [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:20:37-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

Archbishop of Canterbury fears Anglican breakup

Disagreement over gay issues may destroy the Anglican Communion, says the communion's spiritual leader, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Church conservatives object to the U.S. Episcopal Church's installation of an openly gay bishop in New [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:02:23-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

International News Briefs Jan. 18, 2007

U.K. antidiscrimination laws survive challenge The House of Lords rebuffed an attempt Jan. 10 to block the United Kingdom's new laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the provision of goods and services. [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

Queen’s composer denied civil partnership

The Queen of England's official composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, has been denied the right to enter an official civil partnership with his longtime partner on the remote Scottish Orkney island of Sanday, where they [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:27:56-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|

Border bells

CindyLou Owen smiled from ear to ear. So much, in fact, that her cheeks were in pain for days after she married Dr. Lori Owen. "Our wedding day was absolutely full of love and beauty [...]

By |2007-01-18T09:00:00-05:00January 18th, 2007|News|