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GayFest: Live from Romania

by Rev. Mark Bidwell BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Despite rain the GayFest march went on as planned for almost a year.The event served as a reminder to me that we in the United States take pride [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

New HOPE Fund grants announced

DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $55,000 from The Hope Fund to assist agencies and organizations that support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities. Grants [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

In Pride, June 2007

By Imani Williams Voices from an Urban Bush Sista What an honor it is to congratulate my sister and friend Michelle Brown on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Pride Media Award at [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Opinions|

Take my pet, please

by Sean Kosofsky All Politics is Loco Even mild exposure to the right wing's panic and fear-laced rhetoric about gay people would give the average person the impression that we are really bad people. They [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Opinions|

Bubbly, blunt & totally anti-Bush

Amber June 23 Menjo's, Detroit (313) 863-3934 http://www.menjosdetroit.com http://www.myspace.com/ambersings Amber's not one to filter herself. Ask her about President Bush, and she'll lash out with a harsh expletive. Ask her if she ever wished for [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

Lansing folkie returns home to jam

Barb Barton with Rachel Alexander and Terri Stangl 8 p.m. June 23 Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing 855 Grove St. East Lansing Admission: Suggested donation $8-$20 http://www.barbbarton.com Barb Barton, a Lansing folk music fave [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:41:28-05:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

Craving k.d.

k.d. lang and Lyle Lovett 8 p.m. June 27 Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen 8 p.m. June 28 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor http://www.kdlang.com Jeans are like cars. It's only time to clean them when their blue color [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

Book Marks reviews Maupin, Grossman, Davis

by Richard Labonte June 18, 2007 "Michael Tolliver Lives," by Armistead Maupin. HarperCollins, 304 pages, $25.95 hardcover. In prepublication interviews, the author of the six "Tales of the City" books insists this isn't a seventh [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:31:16-05:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Now Playing at the movies

June 25, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Fantastic Four - Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), the Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), the Human Torch (Chris Evans) and the Thing (Michael [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes:Focus on art, Aquarius

by Jack Fertig June 18, 2007 The sun in Cancer and Venus in Leo both elevate sweetness and generosity, but they are clashing with each other, so the effect can be cloyingly precious and pushy. [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:01:38-05:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle: Togged Out

June 18, 2007 Across 1 Materials for Paul Cadmus etchings 6 Gus Van Sant's "Good ___ Hunting" 10 "Gay ___ Sutra" 14 _The African Queen_ co-star, informally 15 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd." 16 Pindaric poems [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:08:26-05:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

GayFest: Live from Romania

by Rev. Mark Bidwell BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Despite rain the GayFest march went on as planned for almost a year.The event served as a reminder to me that we in the United States take pride [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

By Todd A. Heywood

Capitol Correspondent and wire reports LANSING-- The Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard announced Monday night that the city was reversing itself on its earlier announcement it would cut domestic partner benefits to contract employees. The [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Record numbers come out for West MI Pride

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - More than 3,000 people turned out Saturday for a hot celebration of the West Michigan LGBT community. The 19th annual event showed steady growth in attendance, drawing folks from [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

New HOPE Fund grants announced

DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $55,000 from The Hope Fund to assist agencies and organizations that support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities. Grants [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Statewide LBGT prom a dream come true

Capitol Correspondent LANSING- As youth, dressed to the nines in ball gowns and tuxedos, arrived at the Lansing Center, a recently married couple posed for traditional bride and groom photographs by the Grand River, and [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:02:28-05:00June 21st, 2007|News|

LGBT campers to enjoy their week in the sun

by Sharon Gittleman DETROIT- Roasting marshmallows, swimming in a sun-warmed lake and performing silly skits with the help of your new best friends. Thanks to the Triangle Foundation, lesbian and gay kids don't have to [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:38:24-05:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Update: Michigan Pride a go

LANSING - The events for Michigan Pride are a go. As of Monday, the permits from the City of Lansing have been issued. The event continues to look for more volunteers. Those interested in volunteering [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Whitney story fires up a national debate

Capitol Correspondent LANSING-- When BTL published the story on Tyler Whitney's coming out last week, it was to inform readers. It was also picked up by Sirius radio host and gay journalist Michangelo Signorile. From [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Time works its magic

Nothing makes our week here at BTL fly by faster than some good news. The vote in the Massachusetts legislature last week to uphold same-sex marriage was indeed historic and glorious. Three quarters of the [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period June20-30

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Ann Arbor Summer Festival A three-week celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment and community spirit that offers dozens of legendary artists, pop icons, international superstars and emerging newcomers in and around the [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:31:33-05:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

No errors in this comedy at Stratford

By Robert W. Bethune You don't take "The Comedy of Errors" seriously. It isn't about anything. It's entertaining proof that the greatest of dramatists put out fluff. The pedants may have dug into this play [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

A commie lurks at the Purple Rose

CHELSEA - Life might have turned out significantly different for Grosse Pointe native Matt Letscher had he not found his way to the Purple Rose Theatre Company immediately after receiving a bachelor's degree in theater [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:30:14-05:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

Dark Visions exhibit

EDITOR'S PICK: Everyone may have a different conception as to what might be considered dark or edgy. "Dark Visions" is a collaborative exhibit featuring the photography of several different regional artists, including Boyd Hambleton, that [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Entertainment|

Record numbers come out for West MI Pride

By Sarah Mieras GRAND RAPIDS - More than 3,000 people turned out Saturday for a hot celebration of the West Michigan LGBT community. The 19th annual event showed steady growth in attendance, drawing folks from [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|News|

Mass. will keep same-sex marriage

By Lisa Keen Between The Lines Online BOSTON - When Massachusetts Senate Press Therese Murray gaveled the joint session to order and then moved immediately to a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, gay marriage [...]

By |2007-06-21T09:00:00-04:00June 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|