Viewpoint: Pox on both your houses

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Throughout the '90s I worked diligently to get LBGT people recognized as a protected class at Lansing Community College. It took years, but when the [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:46:35-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Tim Hardaway

Earth to straight guys: there are much easier ways for gays to see naked men in locker rooms than joining the military or becoming a pro athlete. Retired NBA guard Tim Hardaway announced Feb. 14 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:56:57-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Mr. Gill goes to Washington

By Chris Crain The first actual votes are still almost a year away, but the race for the White House is already in full swing. Barack Obama transfixed the nation last week with an inspirational [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Crazy cops invade metro Detroit

"It's like comparing apples and oranges. Reno's two major gay clubs tend to have a lot of wrinkled, dried-apple type fellas, and Miami is a bowl of tight, juicy, 19-year-old oranges, ready for squeezing and [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:07:12-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Exclusive: Wave rider

Few pros emerged for Rupert Everett after co-starring with Madonna in the box-office bomb "The Next Best Thing." It fizzled faster than an ice cube in boiling water and halted the English actor's career. And [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:10:31-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Xena

Introducing Xena, a beautiful one-year-old Collie/Chow Chow mix, looking for her true love to come along! She's a wonderful gal, both sweet and affectionate. Xena will enjoy being the center of your attention, soaking up [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:49:59-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Bringing up the “M” word

By Robert Lalicki Can you believe its already February? Where did January go to? I must be getting old when time goes by so fast that I don't even remember January at all! I didn't [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Now Playing: Breach reviewed

February 26, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES Breach Ambitious FBI man Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is transferred by the organization to spy on a veteran agent (Chris Cooper) suspected of selling national security [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:50:55-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: “PR Problem”

February 19, 2007 Across 1 Intercourse style 6 Cruising, maybe 11 Dean of "The Broken Hearts Club" 15 Eat away at 16 Proposal in a bar 17 Ennis' missus 18 Spacey's "The ___ Suspects" 19 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:01:06-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Black History Month profile an honor

I just wanted to thank Imani Williams and the Between The Lines staff for the honor of being profiled for Black History Month. My Michigan family is very important to me, and I am honored [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Letter: Defending men

This play (“Some Girl(s),") is anti-male. Its as simple as that. From my own experience with women, I can tell you that for every man who is a pig, there is a woman who is [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

Al GAMEA elects first board of directors

FERNDALE - Two years ago a gathering of friends formed an organization which changed the face of the LGBT community in Michigan. After watching a documentary called "I exist" about the struggle of being gay [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:58:22-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

Affirmations’ friend dies at 42

Mario Cirefice knew how to make people smile. If not because of his kindness then because of his tickling fetish. "He was a very caring, spiritual and friendly man, eager to help when you needed [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

Queer activist loses cancer battle

People around Heather MacAllister didn't fret about their looks. "She just made everybody feel hot, sexy and wanted," remembers Elizabeth Davis, who met MacAllister through a friend in 1989. 38-year-old MacAllister, a queer activist who [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

She/He Said Feb 22

"For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists. They're very brave with the terrorists, and if the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they get [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:51:40-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

Fierce Fat-Bottomed activist leaves large legacy

By Jillian A. Bogater Five years ago, local queer/fat activist Heather MacAllister left Detroit to make her dream of starting a big girls burlesque troupe a reality in San Francisco. At Heather's going away party, [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:00:49-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

AHF bans Pfizer reps

by Bob Roehr P The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has banned pharmaceutical company representatives from Pfizer from its offices, as part of its ongoing feud with the company over promotion of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:02:11-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

LGBT Community holds Meth Summit

Ferndale - Community leaders and organizations in Southeast Michigan's gay and lesbian community will convene on Feb. 24, for a day long summit on meth use and its prevention. "As a young gay man, meth [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

College campus offices respond to anti-gay court ruling

DETROIT - Michigan's campus offices working with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community have announced their response to the Michigan Appeals Court's anti-families ruling made on Feb. 2, prohibiting public employers from offering domestic [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:25:52-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

Gay pioneer Barbara Gittings dies, 75

PGN Staff Reports Philadelphia, PA - The national LGBT community suffered a profound loss when a fearless and groundbreaking civil-rights defender passed away this week. Barbara Gittings, a pioneering gay activist, died after a seven-year [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:20:03-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|

Family dysfunction never felt so good

By D.A. Blackburn, guest critic Family matters make for the best drama. Whether it's Thanksgiving dinner with crazy Uncle Al, or just the standard sibling bickering of youth, the dynamics of family life provide us [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 22-March 3

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Cityscape Detroit Three architects will lead a panel discussion on "Current Trends in Architecture." Feb. 23 at SmartDetroit in the Penobscot Building in Detroit. $8. HYPERLINK "" Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 22-March 3

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. HYPERLINK "" Between Men [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

LGBT supporters rally for marriage rights

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - A handful of protesters braved the frigid temperatures last weekend, eager to speak out against Michigan's failure to support marriage rights for gays and lesbians. As they shivered on the [...]

By |2007-02-22T09:00:00-05:00February 22nd, 2007|News|