Ten at one fell swoop!

By | 2018-01-16T00:37:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Opinions|

Parting Glances Seagulls came inland to Michigan and Ontario shores to stay -- for their better, our worse -- once freighters stopped dumping garbage into Lake St. Clair decades ago. These clannish birds gather in [...]

From the mouths of babes

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Opinions|

Viewpoint Inevitably, when asked if I truly believe the LGBT community will ever attain full equality, I only have to look at today's youth - black, white, brown, queer, and without question say yes. Even [...]

Counting progress in celebrity funerals

By | 2018-01-16T14:30:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Opinions|

by Chris Crain Merv Griffin's obituaries belatedly pried open his closet door, but only far enough to catch a whiff of his sex scandals. When Merv Griffin died this month, many mainstream media obituaries dared [...]

Putting the ‘fun’ in funeral

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

Looking for a good time? Try a funeral. In England. With a midget. Some blackmail. And hallucinogenic drugs. Funerals rarely bring out the best in people. Grief is rarely flattering. The new British comedy "Death [...]

Hopping ‘Fences’

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

Dave Garcia nicknamed the coolest hetero dude he met during his U.S. road trip. It's simply "Rock Star," a name the Swartz Creek-resident gave the guy due to his band involvement. "He's just the most [...]

{BOLD DETROIT} – Michael Anderson never meant to be a dancer. Sure, he loved the arts and had danced as a child. But when he came to Detroit from Utah to attend Wayne State University, it was to study arts administration. After all, a job behind a desk promised a much more secure career than one on stage. But soon after arriving in Detroit, Anderson saw an audition notice for “The Nutcracker Ballet.” They needed dancers. He called the number and the rest, as they say, is history.

By | 2018-01-15T17:39:34+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

Soon Anderson was on stage again and, in 1992, joined the Joffrey Ballet in New York City, where he stayed until his retirement in 2005. In July, Anderson, 43, found himself on the other side [...]

Green gals and gay goats

By | 2018-01-16T17:27:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

The Ditty Bops 8 p.m. Aug. 29 The Ark, Ann Arbor The Ditty Bops are done cultivating a fresh crop of songs for their mellow upcoming release, "Summer Rains." So they've moved onto other things, [...]

Now Playing: The Invasion

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

August 27, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: The Invasion An extraterrestrial virus strikes its victims while they sleep, robbing them of their emotions. Washington, D.C. psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman), her son Oliver (Jackson Bond), and [...]

Billy Masters on the Logo debate

By | 2018-01-16T01:06:07+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

"Here's a problem I have. Marriage is hard to defend. The people who want to say 'we don't want gays to be married'...well, it's pretty hard to defend something that's breaking down day by day. [...]

Concentrate on housecleaning, Virgo

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig Q Scopes August 20, 2007 Mars opposing Jupiter is cranking up the energy, but not the focus. Mercury squares both from Virgo, drawing that energy into a critical mode. There's always room [...]

Q Puzzle: Winner Take Awl

By | 2018-01-15T20:08:46+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

August 20, 2007 Across 1 Be reminded of S&M, perhaps 5 You might get wet watching him at SeaWorld 10 Pam Parsons and David Kopay 14 George Frenn, in many a still photo 15 Bottom's [...]

Arts, Beats & Eats celebrates 10 years

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

PONTIAC - The 10th anniversary Festival of Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats will offer new international, regional and local features that will continue to make the city of Pontiac the premier family destination for Labor [...]

Art & Around for the period Aug. 23-Sept. 1

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Arts du Jour The "official appetizer" for Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats will showcase delicious cuisine, world-class entertainment and newly developed streetscape to raise funds for more than a dozen Oakland County [...]

EDITOR’S PICK: SHOUT!

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Travel in time with five women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s, a time that made England swing. Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck is pleased to present "SHOUT! The [...]

EDITOR’S PICK: Saline Fiddlers

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

The Saline Fiddlers, America's premier youth fiddling ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 as the final concert in the City of Farmington Hills "Stars in the Park" free concert series. The [...]

3,000 march in Tokyo

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner While many pride parades in eastern Europe attract aggressive political opposition or violent physical attacks from homophobic citizens, the fourth pride parade in Tallinn, Estonia, was a success Aug. 11. About 300 [...]

Canadian MP marries

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Liberal Canadian Member of Parliament Scott Brison and his partner, Maxime St. Pierre, got married Aug. 18 in Cheverie, Nova Scotia -- a town of 200 people on the province's western shoreline. [...]

George Michael begins community service

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Gay pop singer George Michael began performing 100 hours of community service Aug. 13 as part of his punishment for driving while under the influence of drugs. He did some gardening at [...]

Bulgarian gays gather in park to educate citizenry

By | 2018-01-15T19:06:28+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Several hundred people marched on Sydney Town Hall Aug. 12 demanding legalization of same-sex marriage. Australia's national government specifically banned same-sex marriage three years ago, just prior to a federal election. As [...]

Gay church launched in Malaysia

By | 2018-01-16T15:37:15+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner Malaysia's first gay church held its initial service in a Kuala Lumpur hotel Aug. 12. About 80 people attended. The church -- loosely affiliated with the U.S.-based, gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Churches -- [...]

This week’s New Yorker magazine explains why former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag on a number of occasions: to win gay votes. According to the August 20 article, “Mayberry Man,” by Peter J. Boyer, the person “responsible for Giuliani’s turns in drag” was a former law client-turned-friend and adviser named Elliot Cuker.

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen on the trail DRESS FOR VOTES? Cuker was an actor for a few years before starting up an antique car dealership that reportedly earned him millions. After they became friends, Giuliani [...]

Study looks at LGBT spending

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

SAN FRANCISCO - A study calling itself the largest study of LBGT community spending and political habits has just been released by Rivendell Media and Community Marketing, Inc. Rivendell is the largest LBGT media company [...]

Sign here …

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

LANSING - T he Ingham County Health Department reportedly has been telling newly-diagnosed HIV-positive people they "need" to sign a contract with the department. And that contract is under fire by leading HIV legal advocates [...]

Poor weather keeps attendance down at OutFest

By | 2018-01-16T12:47:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

ANN ARBOR - Organizers of OutFest, the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project, were hoping a move from September/October to August would bolster the success of the event. Instead, the pattern of decreasing attendance continued, thanks in [...]

Political Round-up week of August 16

By | 2018-01-15T23:56:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

DETROIT - Rudy Serra is asking supporters to write to Governor Jennifer Granholm to support appointing him to the an open judicial seat in the 36th District Court. The seat is vacant following the death [...]

No end runs around confidentiality

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

BTL Editorial August 23, 2007 If we lived in a bias-free world, where no one was ever discriminated against because of any perceived difference, then a completely science-based, epidemiological response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic would [...]

EDITOR’S PICK: SHOUT!

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

Travel in time with five women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s, a time that made England swing. Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck is pleased to present "SHOUT! The [...]

EDITOR’S PICK: Saline Fiddlers

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

The Saline Fiddlers, America's premier youth fiddling ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 as the final concert in the City of Farmington Hills "Stars in the Park" free concert series. The [...]

Art & Around for the period Aug. 23-Sept. 1

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|Entertainment|

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Arts du Jour The "official appetizer" for Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats will showcase delicious cuisine, world-class entertainment and newly developed streetscape to raise funds for more than a dozen Oakland County [...]

Sign here …

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

LANSING - The Ingham County Health Department reportedly has been telling newly-diagnosed HIV-positive people they "need" to sign a contract with the department. And that contract is under fire by leading HIV legal advocates who [...]

This week’s New Yorker magazine explains why former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag on a number of occasions: to win gay votes. According to the August 20 article, “Mayberry Man,” by Peter J. Boyer, the person “responsible for Giuliani’s turns in drag” was a former law client-turned-friend and adviser named Elliot Cuker.

By | 2007-08-23T09:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen on the trail DRESS FOR VOTES? Cuker was an actor for a few years before starting up an antique car dealership that reportedly earned him millions. After they became friends, Giuliani [...]