Hate thy gay neighbor

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

By Chris Crain More people want to keep gays out of their neighborhood than they do Muslims, Jews, immigrants and people of another race. Why? Who wouldn't want a homosexual for a neighbor? Our interior [...]

Tulip blossoms in ‘Amadeus’

By | 2018-01-15T15:38:13+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

You almost feel sorry for Antonio Salieri in the closing moments of "Amadeus," the exquisitely staged period drama that's running through June 10 at Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre. It's not that slowly and gleefully [...]

Blizzard boys

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

If there's one motto that defines Tony Moran's music-mixing philosophy it's: At your service. "If I was a waiter, I'd be the best fucking waiter in the restaurant," he insists. It's clear - in just [...]

Keeping it real on Logo

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

'Be Real' 10 p.m. May 14 A- Odds are the mainstream press won't have much to say about Logo's "Be Real." That's a shame, considering the soul-stirring stories are told through eyes similar to our [...]

Oh What a World He Lives In

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

By John Hartman Most listeners know Rufus Wainwright as a deeply personal songwriter. His songs are achingly intimate and his devoted following worships his ability to be in touch with how they're feeling through beautiful [...]

Musical chairs

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Wishing Chair 8 p.m. May 16 The Ark, Ann Arbor http://www.theark.org Don't count on Lover's Lane selling accordions anytime soon. But there's something about that instrument that Miriam Davidson can't refuse. "It kind of vibrates [...]

Dear Jody: On the online dud

By | 2018-01-15T19:51:34+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q: Jody, I've been looking for women to date online because I'm not good at the bar scene. I'm also not a joiner of organizations, so I feel pretty isolated looking for lesbians. The online [...]

Q Puzzle: Another Mixed-up Couple

By | 2018-01-16T15:02:27+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

May 7, 2007 Across 1 Buck heroine 5 Endora portrayer 10 Neighbor of Mont. 14 Ventimiglia of "Heroes" 15 Gay horror writer John Peyton 16 "Frasier" actress Gilpin 17 Eater of forbidden fruit, and others [...]

Meet Pet of the Week: Fauna

By | 2018-01-15T19:21:18+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Such a sweetheart! Meet Fauna, a one-year-old Coonhound mix pup, on the lookout for her new forever home. This gal is super friendly and is anxious to meet all the members of her new family! [...]

My children say thanks

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

Last week, your story "Community gears up for second paretn adoption lobby day," prompted a lively discussion at our dinner table. My partner and I are raising three teenagers, and my daughter starting asking all [...]

Great website – thanks!

By | 2018-01-16T01:48:45+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

I love your website! Every Thursday I go to your site and am delighted to find the latest issue of Between The Lines. I live in a rural part of Michigan, up by the "middle [...]

Tales of a Mama’s Boy

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

My mom told me she wanted to be cremated. That was just a few weeks ago, as she and I united for a rare dinner-table supper. But, without the slightest warning, the typical how-was-work chat [...]

Duh! Don’t doubt mom

By | 2018-01-16T00:44:02+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

I remember when I decided to finally come out to my mom (and dad). I was freaking out because I had heard horror stories from other people whose parents didn't take it so well. So [...]

LGBT float wows Blossom Festival

By | 2018-01-15T16:06:58+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

ST. JOSEPH - Despite threats of attack and violence, the Blossom Day Parade in St. Joseph May 5 went off without a hitch, and the for the first time an openly LGBT group participated with [...]

Historic year for pro-gay legislation

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen It's official: 2007 is the new banner year for gay civil rights. Three more state legislatures have passed laws to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination and their governors are expected to sign them. [...]

BP CEO outed, resigns

By | 2018-01-15T16:34:11+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The chief executive officer of BP (formerly called British Petroleum) resigned May 1 after London newspapers reported that he had a four-year relationship with a 27-year-old man he met through an escort [...]

Early gay-rights writings found

By | 2018-01-16T14:59:21+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner University of Manchester academic Dr. Hal Gladfelder has discovered pro-gay writings from 1749 in the National Archives in Kew, England. The five-foot-long handwritten scroll is a legal indictment of the printer of [...]

Euro Parliament blasts Poland on gay issues

By | 2018-01-16T14:25:08+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The European Parliament passed a resolution April 26 criticizing government-sponsored legislation in Poland that would ban discussion of gay topics in schools and punish teachers and principals who violate the proposed law [...]

Gay pride thwarted again in Moldova

By | 2018-01-16T07:50:52+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Gay pride didn't go well in Moldova for the third year in a row. Authorities in the capital, Chisinau, banned all public pride activities again, despite a Supreme Court ruling that last [...]

Outgames to hand creditors crumbs -photos

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner The financially disastrous 1st World Outgames, held last summer in Montreal, will pay its biggest creditors 15 or 20 cents of each dollar owed them. Creditors voted to accept the settlement April [...]

Presidential politics for the LGBT observer

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen on the trail 13-Second lapse With 10 candidates lined up for the first debate, the Republican field was scrambling last Thursday, May 3, to squeeze big answers about big questions into [...]

Manhunt profile raises serious concerns

By | 2018-01-16T02:26:59+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

Capitol Correspondent LANSING - The profile of a man identifying himself as "reststopcop" on Manhunt.net has police worried. The picture in the profile is that of Detective Sgt. Roy Holliday of the Ingham County Sheriff [...]

Veto looms over hate crimes bill passage

By | 2018-01-23T08:29:55+00:00 May 10th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a telephone press conference Thursday, following passage in the U.S. House of a bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the federal hate crimes law, Rep. [...]

Theater Events for the period May 10-19

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: The Abduction from the Seraglio To celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday, MOT stages this classic romantic drama for the very first time. Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, Detroit. May 12, 13, [...]

Art & Around for the period May 10-19

By | 2007-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2007|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 [...]