Creep Of The Week: Senator Larry Craig

Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Poor Larry Craig. Having a solidly anti-gay congressional record wasn't enough to save him when he was caught propositioning an undercover officer in an airport men's room. When news [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Partner wants sex change Q: I have been with Amanda for five years; she and I have a wonderful relationship, good jobs and loads of friends. Life is not a problem the way we are [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Queer Quote

"Through the marriage exclusion, the state devalues and delegitimizes relationships at the very core of the [same-sex couples'] sexual orientation and expresses, compounds, and perpetuates the stigma historically attached to homosexuality, for them and all [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

S/He Said

"Civil unions between male couples existed around 600 years ago in medieval Europe. Western family structures have been much more varied than many people today seem to realize. And Western legal systems have in the [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Compassion for Craig?

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist Jim West, Jim McGreevey, Ted Haggard, Mark Foley, Bob Allen, David Vitter. Now Larry Craig. Public figures getting caught with their pants down is nothing new. What is new [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:40:26-05:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Billy Masters

"I am not gay. I don't do these kinds of things...You're out to enforce the law, but you shouldn't be out to entrap people, either...I don't seek activity in bathrooms." - Senator Larry Craig's statement [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Respect Fest to tear down barriers

By Tana Michaels Respect Fest 2007 7 p.m. Sept. 22 989-964-4261 SAGINAW - The LGBT community in Saginaw is giving back in the form of Respect Fest on Sept. 22. The brainchild of Perceptions [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:26:47-05:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Ru gets raunchy

RuPaul Sept. 14 Menjo's Nightclub 928 W. McNichols Road, Detroit 313-863-3934 RuPaul knows that to reclaim fame, some desperate measures need to be taken. Like starring in a steamy sex tape. Or joining the [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Scene Check

Backstreet kicked off Labor Day weekend with the comradery of Arabian Nights, a magical evening filled with food, music, dancing, handsome men and women. BTL photos: Danielle

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Book Marks

by Richard Labonte August 27, 2007 "Dahlia Season: Stories and a Novella," by Myriam Gurba. Manic D Press, 192 pages, $14.95 paper. Desiree Garcia, star of the novella-length title tale, is an endearingly weird 15-year-old [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig September 3, 2007 "Work on yourself, Aquarius!" On September 2, Saturn goes into Virgo for two and a half years, marking scarcity of resources and dips in the economy, and making the [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

September 3, 2007 "It's All in the Game" Across 1 Click it to go to 5 Gay couples can exchange them in Canada 9 Pink Triangle Press publication 13 Auntie disestablishmentarian? 14 Privy to [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|


by Rex Wockner Cameroon jails gay men Six men were jailed in Cameroon in mid-August after a young man who had been arrested on theft charges was coerced by police into naming his gay friends, [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Letter: WRAP Coverage

(Regarding coverage of WRAP, BTL 1535) I would rather have read an article that focuses on the WRAP board's reasons for the changes and their future plans instead of the landlords reaction to this situation. [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:15:49-05:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Regarding public sex

I like to think of myself as a middle of the roader when it comes to politics. President Eisenhower warned us, taking that position will open you up to the extremes of both sides of [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Camping OUT 2007 a success

Capitol Correspondent DETROIT--They came from Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Florida and Michigan, 20 youth for a camping experience like no other. It was Triangle Foundation's second annual Camping OUT program held in Northern Michigan. The [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Political Round Up

LANSING - During a round of appropriations votes in the state house two weeks ago, State Represenative Dave Agema (R-74), Republican representing Kent and Ottawa counties, tried to amend the higher education appropriations bill to [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Simpson reacts to campus attack

Recently, an incident caused Jacki Simpson to jump into action that involved two graduates of the University of Michigan who were verbally and physically assaulted by two current UofM students. She quickly garnered the support [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:15:31-05:00September 6th, 2007|News|

The name game

ANN ARBOR - It's a rare and lucky person who says that not only do they like where they work, but they like what they do. Jackie Simpson, the director of the University of Michigan's [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Advocates call for national AIDS strategy

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - AIDS advocates are calling on the U.S. government to create a results-based "National AIDS Strategy," something the feds demand of other countries that it assists through PEPFAR - the [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Craig resigns from U.S. Senate

By Bob Roehr Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Sept. 1, effective at the end of the month. It was just five days after news broke that he had pled guilty to charges of "lewd conduct" [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Iowa court OKs same-sex marriage

By Lisa Keen In a state on which the nation's eyes have been frequently focused this year, a district court judge in Iowa ruled Aug. 30 that the state constitution requires same-sex couples be allowed [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|News|

NLGJA convention attracts 400

By Rex Wockner SAN DIEGO - Some 400 people turned out for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's annual convention, held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 - a dramatic drop from the 650 people [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:56:00-05:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Pets suffer when owners smoke

by Bob Roehr Puss, pooch, and birds all suffer from the secondhand smoke of their owners, according to a growing body of literature that has looked at the issue, says Carolynn MacAllister, a veterinarian with [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:38:22-05:00September 6th, 2007|News|

Here comes the judge

District Court Judge Robert B. Hanson of Iowa sent shock waves through the legal community in his home state when he ruled - emphatically - that it is unconstitutional for the state to deny marriage [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Opinions|

Words as weapons in a fruitless war

By Robert W. Bethune On Pentecost the disciples went through a confusion of tongues and surpassing enlightenment. Since David Edgar wants to make theater that "takes our times by the throat," and our times being [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:36:19-05:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Sept. 6-15

EDITOR'S PICK: Help celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Ballet Folklorico de Mexico and the Detroit Opera House! Exemplifying the fiery passion and ethereal grace of old Mexico, Ballet Folklorico visits the Detroit Opera House for [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Yes, it really WAS ‘One Wilde Night’

Neither torrential rain nor scorching temperatures kept a near-capacity crowd of approximately 325 from packing Detroit's Gem Theatre Aug. 29 for The 2007 Wilde Awards. The event, sponsored by Between The Lines, brought together the [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Sept. 6-15

EDITOR'S PICK: Join the Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance for its first production of the 2007/08season, "Found a Peanut," by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. Directed by Ttari Hellmer, this nostalgic show [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Entertainment|

A wildly spectacular night

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - Last Wednesday night, a foreboding thunderstorm threatened downtown Detroit. Trash blew around the streets and trees swayed as the first drops began to fall. It seemed like the perfect setting [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Wilde Awards Part 1

Introductory Videos "Turn Off Your Fucking Cell Phones" "Would you FRINGE me??" Best Set Design Nominees Bartley H. Bauer, "The Subject Was Roses" - Purple Rose Theatre Company Christopher H. Carothers, "An Inspector Calls" - [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

The Wilde Awards Part 2

Part 2 The Wilde-R Awards The "Presto! Chango!" Award Aphrodite Nikolovski & Joe Colosi "Language Lessons," Performance Network Theatre The "Oh My God, I'd Be In Traction For Years" Award "Cirque Dreams", Fisher Theatre The [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

The Wilde Awards Part 3

Preview: Encore Critic's Choice Award Winner Best Local Professional Comedy - Nominees "All Childish Things" - Planet Ant Theatre; Eric W. Maher, director "Durang: An Experiment and a Parody" - The Abreact; Charles Reynolds, [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

The Wilde Awards Part 4

Best Duo or Trio Nominees Joe Colosi & Joel Mitchell, "All Childish Things" - Planet Ant Theatre Darrell Glasgow & Chris Roady, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" - Planet Ant Theatre Grant R. Krause & [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Wilde Awards Videos

Here are the video segments in the show, in order of appearance. "Turn off your fucking cell phones!" "Would you FRINGE ME?" "A Fella Knows What A Fella Wants" "Coming Out Insurance" "Theater in Southeastern [...]

By |2007-09-06T09:00:00-04:00September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|