The ABCs of MRSA

By | 2018-01-15T21:20:50+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a very diverse family of bacteria that is found in nature, humans, and animals. It can cause everything from a common pimple, to food poisoning, to life-threatening [...]

Creep of the Week: Ron Paul

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Ron Paul is, by far, the Republican Presidential hopeful with the most indie cred. Not only is he against the war, he's also attracted a dedicated following who are throwing fist fulls of money at [...]

Viewpoint: Democrats waffle on the web

By | 2018-01-16T06:03:28+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Opinions|

By Chris Crain The top three presidential hopefuls made all sorts of campaign promises on gay issues, but what are they telling the world on the web? As the race for the Democratic presidential nomination [...]

Project snooze

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

You can't miss Jeffrey Sebelia as he scoots through the upstairs level of the GM Design Center. His neck is inked, and he stills wears shades indoors. The scrawny fashionista - whose cocky persona helped [...]

Project GM Style

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

GM's Design Center in Warren became the "Project Runway" set last Friday. Former winner Jeffrey Sebelia was there. Thankfully, Heidi Klum wasn't. And instead of fashionista wannabes rolling out their designs, established fashion designers, like [...]

High hopes

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Where's Amy Winehouse when you need her? That's what comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer's wondering as she stares at a pile of Christmas gifts, trying to figure out what the heck she'll do with them. She then [...]

Dreams are made of this . . .

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Art at Affirmations Patrick Burton describes his three art pieces on display at the Affirmations Center Art Gallery through the end of this month as "little day dreams". That may be so for Patrick, performance [...]

Creating Change offers powerhouse of speakers

By | 2018-01-16T16:30:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

Julian Bond, Rev. Gene Robinson to address conference The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced a powerhouse lineup of keynote speakers appearing at its National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Feb. 6-10 in [...]

Affirmations starts Multicultural Advisory Committee

By | 2018-01-15T18:34:43+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE - Affirmations is asking LGBT community members from across the Detroit Region to participate in a new Multicultural Advisory Committee. The committee, made of up 12 individuals of diverse backgrounds, will come together monthly [...]

MDOC changes directly benefit LGBT prisoners

By | 2018-01-16T15:03:54+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

By Jessica Carreras The Triangle Foundation has always been known for working for the safety of the LGBT community - but what about those who are in prison? Although the rights of prisoners are often [...]

Obituary: Kurt Andrew Tamm dies

By | 2018-01-16T10:21:45+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

Kurt Andrew Tamm, 41, died in his San Juan, Puerto Rico, home on Dec. 21 of an AIDS-related illness. Tamm was a former bartender at Detroit's Backstreet and the Cobalt nightclub. He is survived by [...]

CDC extends strategy on HIV prevention

By | 2018-01-15T22:09:27+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted an updated HIV Prevention Strategic Plan on its Web site Jan. 3. It "will guide the agency's HIV prevention efforts for the next [...]

International News

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner South African AIDS leader marries Well-known South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat and his activist boyfriend Dalli Weyers were married near Cape Town Jan. 5. South Africa is one of six nations [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Dykes on Bikes wins trademark case San Francisco's Dykes on Bikes motorcycle club won the right to keep its trademarked name Jan. 7 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the [...]

A surreal visit: Shakespeare in Dogpatch

By | 2018-01-15T19:10:27+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

"It's just not right," remarked my guest after the opening night performance of "As You Like It" at Detroit's Hilberry Theatre. "Shakespeare with Southern accents just doesn't sound right." Especially some of THOSE Southern accents. [...]

Hard to believe, but so easy to enjoy

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Robert W. Bethune Suppose Stephen Sondheim did a musical of "To Kill A Mockingbird" re-set in a remote British village. The result might be strange, especially to a British audience aware of the nuances [...]

Theater Events for the period Jan. 17-26, 2008

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: African Footprint The history of South Africa is presented through a breathtaking blend of Afro- and Euro-centric music and dance. Detroit Opera House, Detroit. Sat.-Sun., through Jan. 20. $15-$75. 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera.org As You [...]

Art & Around for the period Jan. 17-26, 2008

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Behind the Scenes: Staff Life Tour" (Jan. 18; $10, reservations required). General admission: $8. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS: [...]

Manzella demonstrates futility of DADT policy

By | 2018-01-15T20:17:48+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr The arbitrary and absurd nature of the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is exemplified by Sgt. Darren Manzella. Even after he told his Army commanders, and the nation [...]

LGBT mental health forum ‘Lights the Way’

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|News|

by Shaun Hittle KALAMAZOO - There was no shortage of inspirational and heartbreaking anecdotes at a recent LGBT mental health panel at the Wesley Foundation in Kalamazoo - but one story stood out. Vincent Rager, [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Snow fight - without balls Q: As you probably already know, we had a horrible snow storm shortly after Christmas. "Janis" (my life partner) and I bought a snow blower for Christmas, which I thought [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

NEW THIS WEEK: First Sunday Desperate for money, best friends Durell (Ice Cube) and LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) break into a church, meaning to relieve it of its building funds. The caper quickly turns into a [...]

Billy Masters

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

"At least she is older than 16." - George Clooney's reaction to Nicole Kidman's pregnancy. The news of Nicole Kidman's pregnancy reminded me of the old rumor that Tom never consummated their marriage due to [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Gore in the library 6 Airline to the land of the cut 10 What's in the stallion's mouth? 14 Harden 15 Caesar opponent 16 Nathan of "The Producers" 17 One you go down [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Mercury in Aquarius is aspecting Uranus in Pisces, creating weird little short circuits in everyone's brains. This can lead to powerful intuitive flashes, or daring leaps of faith. Still, look before you [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Richard Labonte "The Sixth Form," by Tom Dolby. Kensington Books, 320 pages, $24 hardcover. Ethan, an artistically talented 17-year-old California kid transplanted to a somewhat stuffy all-boy East Coast prep school, finds it hard [...]

Matt Foreman to step down from NGLTF

By | 2008-01-17T09:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

filed by BTL staff WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a national leader in the struggle for equal rights and social justice, will step [...]