Hate thy gay neighbor

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

Tulip blossoms in ‘Amadeus’

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:38:13-05:00May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Blizzard boys

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Keeping it real on Logo

'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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Oh What a World He Lives In

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Musical chairs

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: On the online dud

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:51:34-05:00May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Another Mixed-up Couple

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:02:27-05:00May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Meet Pet of the Week: Fauna

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! [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:21:18-05:00May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

My children say thanks

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

Great website – thanks!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:48:45-05:00May 10th, 2007|Opinions|

Tales of a Mama’s Boy

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Duh! Don’t doubt mom

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:44:02-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

LGBT float wows Blossom Festival

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:06:58-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Historic year for pro-gay legislation

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. [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|News|

BP CEO outed, resigns

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:34:11-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Early gay-rights writings found

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:59:21-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Euro Parliament blasts Poland on gay issues

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:25:08-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Gay pride thwarted again in Moldova

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:50:52-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Outgames to hand creditors crumbs -photos

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Presidential politics for the LGBT observer

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 [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Manhunt profile raises serious concerns

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:26:59-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Veto looms over hate crimes bill passage

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. [...]

By |2018-01-23T08:29:55-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

Theater Events for the period May 10-19

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, [...]

By |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period May 10-19

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 |2007-05-10T09:00:00-04:00May 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|