Creep of the Week Jim Naugle

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Opinions|

Imagine this: you're not feeling well. Perhaps you're lactose intolerant and, against your better judgment, just finished off an ice cream sundae - because, hey, it's summer, it's hot, and you only live once, right? [...]

‘Hairspray,’ race, and gays

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Opinions|

by John Corvino Gay Moralist When I was in junior high I used to sit at the "black" lunch table in the cafeteria, much to the shock (and occasional ridicule) of my white schoolmates. The [...]

Thanks for the smiley face

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Opinions|

I was really moved by Sean Kosofky's column about thanking activists in the last issue of BTL. I think it was a wonderful idea and I want to take this opportunity to send my smiley [...]

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance needs help

By | 2018-01-16T13:39:21+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Opinions|

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance needs everyones help to protect and preserve the former-Denison land. Visit our website http://saugatuckdunescoastalalliance.org and join our efforts to save this glorious beach before its lost forever. Rick Vorel Pier Cove, [...]

Stayin’ ‘Idol’ from tour

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

Proofed by KK, 8/5 CUT/Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks will perform as part of the "American Idol" tour. Photo courtesy of Frank Micelotta (Fox Broadcasting) INFO BOX American Idols Live The Palace of Auburn Hills [...]

She? He? Who cares

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

D'Lo Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Acoustic Stage, Aug. 10 http://www.michfest.com Eighties girls were infatuated with putting Rainbow Brite's hair in pigtails, brushing My Little Ponies' locks and hoping one day their chest would beat out [...]

Where are you on TV?

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its inaugural Network Responsibility Index, a first-of-its-kind report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on network television. ABC, with shows like [...]

Take a hike, Sagittarius!

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig Q Scopes August 6, 2007 Venus squaring Mars provokes libido and creativity. Mars is moving forward from Taurus to Gemini, and Venus is retrograding from Virgo into Leo. This activity creates bold [...]

The OutField: Gays 1, Bigots 0

By | 2018-01-16T14:14:27+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Dan Woog August 6, 2007 It must have been a slow news week in San Diego. In case your interest in baseball extends no further than the players' skin-tight uniforms, here's what happened. Tired [...]

Q Puzzle-Endless Summer

By | 2018-01-16T08:25:22+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

August 6, 2007 Across 1 Rainbow shape 5 "Leave that alone!" to Anne Stockwell 9 "Amadeus" star 14 A fireman goes down on it 15 Early lesbian newspaper publisher Ben 16 Colette's love 17 Guilty [...]

Pub Crawl proceeds up 30 percent

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

The 11th annual Ferndale Pub Crawl drew 1,600 people and raised over $21,000, a 30 percent increase over last year's event. "The event went off without a hitch," said Craig Covey, a city councilman and [...]

Attitudes changing on DADT

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, DC - The Pentagon appears to be gingerly backing away from the antigay policy known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell, even while Congress tip-toes toward repealing the ban. Admiral Michael Mullen [...]

The LGBT Presidential Forum: Then and Now

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr In the news When seven Democratic presidential candidates took the stage to discuss LGBT issues on July 15, 2003, the LGBT community had won one of its most important victories only weeks [...]

Rally media coverage explored

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

Capitol correspondent KALAMAZOO - Local police are hailing their handling of a white supremacy rally last Saturday, and handing part of the credit to the local media for that success. Sgt. Joe Taylor, public information [...]

Male Box closes suddenly

By | 2018-01-16T12:30:17+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

DETROIT —The Male Box Bar at 3537 E. Seven Mile Rd. was suddenly shut down July 26. The doors were padlocked, and furniture and fixtures were reportedly removed into the parking lot. According to several [...]

Second parent adoption is good for kids

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

BTL Editorial It was a beautiful site last weekend to see a large group of healthy, active children of all ages playing together and enjoying a spectacular afternoon in the park. The second annual FamilyPalooza, [...]

Art _ Around for the period Aug. 9-18

By | 2018-01-16T08:07:44+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights A weekly summer festival of free concerts, children's entertainers and other attractions staged simultaneously every Thursday evening in downtown Chelsea on Main Street. Festival continues Aug. [...]

Glitz & glam

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - Mae West didn't discover curves; she only uncovered them. And now theatergoers will have a chance to display their curves Aug.17 when Performance Network Theatre honors the movie icon's 114th birthday with [...]

Theater Events for the period Aug. 9-18

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Barefoot in the Park The Neil Simon classic comedy about a young couple's headlong dive into matrimonial craziness and a walk-up apartment in 1960s Manhattan. Water Works Theatre Company at Starr Jaycee Park, [...]

Who Wants Cake?

By | 2007-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Entertainment|

EDITOR'S PICK: Who Wants Cake? Theatre is pleased to announce a second helping of Del Shores' fabulous dramedy, "Southern Baptist Sissies." Back by popular demand after a successful run in June, "Sissies" will run Friday [...]

White supremacists rally in Kalamazoo calm

By | 2018-01-16T08:52:21+00:00 August 9th, 2007|News|

Capitol Correspondent KALAMAZOO - With a police force of over 400 officers patrolling the city, Kalamazoo survived a rally organized by white supremacist radio show host Hal Turner with no property damage, no mass civil [...]