Dear Jody

Fake leg bothers girlfriend Q: I have a question that I feel embarrassed to even ask. I know I will appear to be very superficial, though I don't think I am that way - at [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

I endorse John Edwards

by Sean Kososfsky All Politics is Loco Leadership means taking the lead and it also means taking risks. Whenever leaders announce their personal political endorsements it spurs discussion, debate and disagreement, and I have decided [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

Ode to Ian

Viewpoint Ian Benson was lucky; or at least about as lucky as any teenager realizing that the gender of her body does not match the gender of his soul can be. He had far more [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

The Day Amanda Came

Parting Glances I was once chided by a friend (who was then, I'll freely now admit - he lives in Hawaii - a little more anal retentive than I) for reading several books at a [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

The $11 million price tag of Phelps’ fame

by Dan Vojir Viewpoint Found in the classifieds today under Jobs Wanted: {ITAL Supposedly God-fearing Bible thumper seeks lucrative media coverage. Has experience in picketing for God and has trained subordinates (family) in art of [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:08:35-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

Billy Masters in Hollywood

{ITAL "Let's not kid ourselves - this business is about being good-looking. Look, Brad Pitt is an incredible actor, but do you think he'd be a famous movie star if he didn't look like that? [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Book Mark: Biting the Apple

by Richard Labonte November 5, 2007 "Biting the Apple," by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. Carroll & Graf, 272 pages, $14.99 paper. One-time track phenomenon Eve Glass, an Olympic contender in her teens, has lived an inauthentic [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:16:58-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Run, Baby, Run

By Anthony Paull I get it. I understand that after you've suffered the wrath of your first, second, or third heartbreak, you're sick of the bullshit and want to sit home alone with your lube [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig November 5, 2007 "Avoid gossip, Sagittarius!" Venus enters her own sign, Libra, helping us all to be more accommodating, artistic, and gracious. And more manipulative? Venus may not be to blame on [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

"Ford Foundation" Across 1 Elton John wears them 6 "Silence = death," e.g. 11 Colts' org. 14 Flaming queen's crime? 15 Pink, for one 16 Matthew in "The Producers" 17 Former column by Michael Thomas [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 8-17

FALL/HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVALS: Christmas through Lowell Kick off your holiday shopping with a three-day extravaganza featuring over 200 artists and crafters, and more than 40 homes, churches and businesses. Nov. 16-18. Lowell: 616-897-9161. http://www.christmasthroughlowell.org Goodwill [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 8-17

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: As Bees in Honey Drown A comic satire on the lure of success in contemporary culture. Breathe Art Theatre Project at the Furniture Factory, Detroit. Fri.-Sat., through Nov. 17. $20. 313-831-1939. http://www.breathearttheatre.com Back [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Out ‘N About Flint Collaborative

Nov. 8 - 15 FLINT - The Out 'N About Arts Collaborative is a year long initiative celebrating the arts of the LGBTQ communities and its allies. This coming week ONA will present the following [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Transgender Awareness Week 2007

UofM campus For information on any of the events below visit: For more information, visit the following web site http://www.gender.org/remember/day/ ANN AROBR- The UofM Office of LGBT Affairs invites the public to join them in [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Long-term care: Complicated issue

Thanks for an excellent article with advice that is appropriate for the LGBT community, the single/divorced community, as well as the heterosexual community. The American public must be educated about the need to plan for [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:44:47-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

You painted wrong picture

You have been given highly inaccurate misquotations from me at MSU.("Bigoted free speech supported with Griffin lecture", BTL Nov. 1, 2007).I did not say and do not believe for one minute that homosexuals should be [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Opinions|

Detroit Eagle owner dies

by Daniel K Majewski Obituary DETROIT - In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, Oct. 22 Daniel K Majewski, 45, died of a massive heart attack. He had been tending bar at The [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:23:33-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Ode to Ian

Viewpoint Ian Benson was lucky; or at least about as lucky as any teenager realizing that the gender of her body does not match the gender of his soul can be. He had far more [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Wright retires from Horizons Project

A pioneer steps down DETROIT - Heroine, friend, healer, confidante, mentor, advocate, teacher, champion, visionary. These are some of the adjectives to describe Dr. Kathryn Wright, an adolescent pediatrician who has devoted the last 15 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:33:42-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

by Rex Wockner Cambodian prime minister disowns lesbian daughter Speaking at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Oct. 30 that he has disowned his adopted daughter because she is [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|News|

BTL Editorial: We need more heros

Next week the LGBT community will commemorate the National Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor the "T" people who have lost their lives. Unfortunately, one more soul was added to that list last week when [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:02:45-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

And the verdict is: an innocent pleasure

By D. A. Blackburn New York's Roundabout Theatre Company rolled into Detroit last week and sequestered in the Fisher Theatre, delivering a production full of reasonable doubt. Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men" is, by any [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:33:03-05:00November 8th, 2007|Entertainment|

Living two lives

By Laura Laing A novel about conjoined twins who share a body but have two heads could easily become a macabre look at what were once called "human freaks." But Andrew W.M. Beierle's "First Person [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Entertainment|

Sew Good

"Project Runway" had me at: "Her model looked like she was pooing fabric." Yessiree: That's the zinger that robotic-speaking host Heidi Klum unleashed on season-four contestant Elisa's tragic train - a hodgepodge of leftover fabric [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Entertainment|

Them vs. Her

Sara Celina's in recovery. From drugs? Nah. Booze? Hardly. Her issue: Trying to transition from working solo into mind-mingling with three others. "I actually hated doing group projects in elementary school; I hated it! I [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 8-17

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: As Bees in Honey Drown A comic satire on the lure of success in contemporary culture. Breathe Art Theatre Project at the Furniture Factory, Detroit. Fri.-Sat., through Nov. 17. $20. 313-831-1939. http://www.breathearttheatre.com Back [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Entertainment|

Dating Diet: Run, Baby, Run

By Anthony Paull I get it. I understand that after youÕve suffered the wrath of your first, second, or third heartbreak, youÕre sick of the bullshit and want to sit home alone with your lube [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Run, Baby, Run

By Anthony Paull I get it. I understand that after you've suffered the wrath of your first, second, or third heartbreak, you're sick of the bullshit and want to sit home alone with your lube [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Sew Good

"Project Runway" had me at: "Her model looked like she was pooing fabric." Yessiree: That's the zinger that robotic-speaking host Heidi Klum unleashed on season-four contestant Elisa's tragic train - a hodgepodge of leftover fabric [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Them vs. Her

Sara Celina's in recovery. From drugs? Nah. Booze? Hardly. Her issue: Trying to transition from working solo into mind-mingling with three others. "I actually hated doing group projects in elementary school; I hated it! I [...]

By |2007-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|