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Creep of the Week: Bob Allen

Creep of the Week On the Orlando Sentinel Web page next to the latest story about Bob Allen's restroom sexcapade was the following Data Central headline: "Are rats or roaches infesting your favorite restaurant?" A [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Opinions|

Looping with Sister

Parting Glances My contact with the world of the spiritually disenfranchised (but fashionably so), Sr. Serena Scatterpin, Renegade Sisters of Mary (she claims all gay men are Sister Marys), sent me a mysterious note. She's [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Opinions|

Remembering isn’t easy

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Viewpoint Amongst the many hats I wear, the heaviest is that which I don while chronicling those killed at the hand of anti-transgender violence. It is a responsibility that becomes harder [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Opinions|

Billy Masters

{ITAL "It will be nice to step into 'Samantha's' skin again, but I'm only doing the film for the money. 'Samantha' is very dear to me and I have such a wonderful time playing her. [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|

Now Playing

November 19, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: Fred Claus Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn), Santa's (Paul Giamatti) ne'er-do-well older brother, needs quick cash, so he agrees to take a job at the toy factory during the holiday [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|

Between The Sheets

By Ed Woody Just Add Water Yes, they start off around the pool. Again. But this one boasts a different hook--every scene involves one guy voyeuristically observing a scene in progress and jerking off over [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig "Put work second, Taurus!" Mercury in Scorpio and Venus in Libra offer a seductive mix of charm and insight. While they aspect Saturn in Virgo, you should work with those elements to [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

Not ready to leave the closet Q: I am writing to you because I have a problem with the whole gay scene. Let me tell you what I mean. Everyone these days seems to think [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle

"Make Room for Daddy" Across 1 Worship service, for Father Mychal Judge 5 Poet from Prague 10 ___ poet (Ginsberg as a vegetarian)? 14 James VI, e.g. 15 Circuit party, for example 16 On ___ [...]

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Letter of clarity:

Letter Dear Editor: I wanted to thank you for the wonderful article that you wrote about my retirement. (BTL:November 8, 2007; Vol 15.44). It was delightful and powerful, and expressed my passions and articulated the [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:36:34-05:00November 15th, 2007|Opinions|

Covey elected mayor of Ferndale

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE- While some regarded Craig Covey's mayoral victory as headline-worthy, for many the biggest news was the ordinariness surrounding the election of the city's first openly gay mayor this week. Covey won [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

ENDA passes U.S.House

By Lisa Keen In what could be argued was the most important gay vote ever taken in Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235 to 184 Wednessday night to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

HRC ENDA poll raises more questions than answers

The Human Rights Campaign released the results of a poll conducted last month that shows 70 percent of the LGBT Americans prefer passing a federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act without inclusion of transgender protections, rather than [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:44:39-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

International News Briefs

by Rex Wockner November 12, Amnesty takes on Lithuania Amnesty International says Lithuania is failing to respect GLBT people's rights to freedom of assembly and expression. On Oct. 24, the City Council in the capital, [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil

FERDDALE- Transgender Detroit Executive Director Michelle Fox-Phillips announced plans for Friday, Nov. 16 activities for the annual Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil. This event is being held at 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Church of Detroit [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

Gay veterans remembered

by Bob Roehr Washington, DC was awash on Veteran's Day with the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. The LGBT community honored their veterans in a small corner of Congressional Cemetery [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

Record year for winning LGBT candidates

Capital Correspondent The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund has helped land a record number of openly gay individuals in elective office during this off-year election cycle. The Fund endorsed 71 candidates of which 31 won [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

HRC abandons principles on ENDA

Between The Lines Editorial Nov. 15, 2007 Last week political tacticians at the Human Rights Campaign came to agree with U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act had a chance to pass [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 15-24

HOLIDAY ARTS FAIRS/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 Ridge [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|


Upcoming concerts on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's Opus 9 Series feature: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with Kirsten Johnson, Viola Dec. 15, 2007 The Romeros Jan. 19, 2008 2007-2008 Opus 3 Piano Series: Vladimir Feltsman, Piano [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|

Vacation from hell full of dark humor

By D. A. Blackburn Playwright Christopher Durang is not Oliver Stone. He IS darkly funny, conscious of societal forces and able to dissect morbid subject matter with laughter. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|

Not all sequels are created equal

Four squeaky-clean boy-band singers killed in a car accident in 1964 were once permitted to return to Earth to perform the concert that would have made them famous. But when the night was over, they [...]

By |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 15-24

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 |2007-11-15T09:00:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Entertainment|