Billy Masters

"Oh, my God, I looked like a fat pig! I looked like a fat pig!" - Britney Spears screaming after watching her MTV Video Music Awards performance on a backstage monitor, as reported by US [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Looking for full-time job is becoming career Q: I am so depressed that I can hardly write this e-mail to you. I just don't know where to turn or what to do. I was fired [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Fred Thompson

Looks like Fred is going after that coveted fag-bashing constituency. Let the games begin. If you thought that when Fred Thompson threw his hat in the ring as a presidential candidate the GOP had found [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:42:07-05:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Parting Glances Hands off my Sect, Woody!

Woody Allen - who takes religion, God, get-saved theology - with a grain of salt (no doubt Epsom) once quipped, "I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear." (He [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:28:44-05:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

S/He Said

It's become a tourist attraction. People are taking pictures. Karen Evans, information specialist at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport of the bathroom stall made famous by U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's arrest in a sex sting [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Crumbs from the Table?

by John Corvino Beyond these concerns, I'm tempted to respond to Blankenhorn's point about "the equal dignity of homosexual love" with an exasperated "Duh!" Yes, we love our partners! We rejoice with them in times [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:29:01-05:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Artwork for AIDS awareness

By Jessica Carreras When Carl Demeulenaere got the call to participate in Artworks for Life, he was thinking of friends he lost to AIDS throughout the '90s. Like many others donating to help AIDS prevention, [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

Between The Sheets

By Ed Woody Tough Stuff These are real men, not boys, enjoying some real sex where they really mean it, and not just some mechanical in-and-out. These butch fellas are doing construction work on a [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

What can one person do?

Rev. Deb Dysert Viewpoint I believe this question is a struggle that many people have. We struggle with how we can live as a model of faith in a world that seems to be growing [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig September 17, 2007 "Let off steam, Taurus!" The Sun in Virgo is squaring an opposition between Pluto and Mars, triggering arguments and vicious criticism - imagine "The Women" meets "Whatever Happened to [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

September 24, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: The Brave One New Yorker Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) finds herself on the wrong side of a mugging when three vicious thugs attack her and her boyfriend (Naveen Andrews). [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

September 17, 2007 "The Write Stuff" Across 1 High place with a flat top 5 They may be clitoral 10 Suckers 14 Words said while holding a pair of queens 15 Bar for both gay [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Sept. 20-29

EDITOR'S PICK: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues its 2007-08 season with music that recognizes a global tragedy, and offers a moving tribute to it victims. DSO Resident Conductor Thomas Wilkins will lead the Orchestra in [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Sept. 20-29

EDITOR'S PICK: The Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College Diversity Guest Artist Series presents a visually engaging and politically charged live art documentary about one man's escape from hurricane Katrina, at 8 p.m., Sept. 29 in [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

International News

by Rex Wockner Ugandan tabloid outs gay citizens The Ugandan tabloid newspaper Red Pepper on Sept. 9 again outed several citizens as gay. Under the headline "HOMO TERROR! We Name And Shame Top Gays In [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Letter: Just thinking about sex…

As a gay man, its easy to stand on the side and shake a shameful finger at the hypocrit who I think he (Larry Craig) probably is. But, I think we are missing an important [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

Letter: Responding to hate on campus

And Michigan State University LGBTQA groups are going to do what exactly? Of course they could protest this speaker with much effort. Would it just get the MSU YAF group mad and sputter this more [...]

By |2018-01-22T19:57:02-05:00September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

WRAP addresses community concerns

ANN ARBOR - The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project's board of directors addressed the future of the organization, which is struggling from limited income and a loss of board members, on Sept. 11 at the Kerry [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|News|


The Michigan AIDS Fund reports that each year, 1,000 Michigan citizens discover that they are HIV-positive. The cumulative estimated numbers of diagnosis of AIDS through 2005 in the United States and dependent areas were 984,155 [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|News|

Countdown to Creating Change

Event to put our Creating Change organizing in gear for Fall and Winter projects Tonight! - Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Affirmations Community Center, Nine Mile west of Woodward in Ferndale All welcome. FERNDALE - [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:58:28-05:00September 20th, 2007|News|

Reminder: Detroit’s Design SuperStar Challenge

DETROIT - While entries continue to pour in, anyone interested in entering Detroit's Design SuperStar Challenge will have to do so soon. The entry deadline is fast approaching, with all submissions due on Friday, Sept. [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:20:10-05:00September 20th, 2007|News|

Murder prelim hearing begins

by Tana Michaels SAGINAW - "It went from smoke coming out of the second and third story windows to an instant ball of fire in a flash," said key witness Jeffery DeGuise a tenant of [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:28:21-05:00September 20th, 2007|News|

Political Round-Up

Triangle Foundation hires new staff DETROIT--Triangle Foundation has added two new staff members to their team. Joining the organization are Georgia Carpenter and Chene Koppitz. Carpenter, who has a Master's degree in Psychology, joins the [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|News|

‘The Born Gay Hoax’ speaker date moved

EAST LANSING - BTL has learned Ryan Sorba,Aeos speaking engagement at MSU has been moved to Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. according the MSU Student Life Office. No room has been announced [...]

By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|News|

The Ringwald: It’s all good, of course

One of the great religious debates since the Reformation has centered on the Catholic and Protestant positions regarding free will and predestination. Playwright Craig Wright modernizes the discussion by placing it squarely in the aftermath [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:22:29-05:00September 20th, 2007|Entertainment|