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Long Way to Happy

By Anthony Paull We should all have friends like dear, dear Kyle. He's so informed about the dating scene, he practically is the dating scene. I guess that's why people obsess over him. He's sucked [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Can I trust a sex offender? Q: My significant other (Sarah) and I have three beautiful children. She is the biological mother of all of them, but I have been totally involved with them since [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Opinions|

Letter: Religious Prejudice

In response to John Corvino's 'After the dialogue, what?" (BTL, 5/01/2008, Issue 1618), had (Oklahoma State Rep. Sally) Kern used race, skin color or ethnic origin as her subject, I bet the rent she would [...]

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All Politics is Loco: lgbtP

by Sean Kosofsky This past weekend I spoke on a panel in Chicago for ChoiceUSA about the intersections of abortion rights and LGBT rights. Although most LGBT people are pro-choice it is clearer to me [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:51:59-05:00May 8th, 2008|Opinions|

Billy Masters

"In the world we're living in, gay people are still horribly discriminated against. Why does anybody need to be so affected by someone else's happiness? Some of these people show up 20 years in a [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Entertainment|

M & M

Mariah Carey, 'E=MC2' When Mariah Carey boasts on her 11th album, "E=MC2," "Them other irregularities, they can't compete with M.C.," it's hard to fault her - even if her ego seems bigger than the 463,000 [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Entertainment|

Northville hosts May fun

{BOLD Second Annual Shopping Scramble 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10 Downtown Northville} For all the savvy shoppers out there, it's once again time to put their skills to the test and help raise money for [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

May 12, 2008 NEW THIS WEEK: Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a military weapons manufacturer who realizes that his life's work causes only death and misery. His response? Create a titanium suit [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Entertainment|

Out from the ‘Trenches’

By Jessica Carreras There are some who believe that everyone needs a cause to devote themselves to; something to give their life meaning. Just ask Freda Wagman. When we try to phone the native Detroiter [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father," by Augusten Burroughs. St. Martin's Press, 256 pages, $24.95 hardcover. Once again, Burroughs is mining his life for another memoir. How many [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Articulate conflicts, Cancer!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun in Taurus offers the comforts and pleasantries of spring. Now, however, Sol is aspecting asteroid Chiron in Aquarius and new planet Eris, stirring up the question of where [...]

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“You’ve Grown a Foot”

Q Puzzle Across 1 Nick Malgieri, for one 5 Make-or-break date 9 Mystery writer Claire 14 Friend of Dorothy 15 Prefix with gravure, in "Easter Parade" 16 "Spartacus" venue 17 Fly like an eagle 18 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:26:10-05:00May 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Latvian officials want to fence in Pride

by Rex Wockner International Latvia's prime minister and integration minister said April 24 that they want Riga's gay pride parade to again take place inside a fenced-in park, to protect celebrants from violent anti-gay protesters. [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:32:17-05:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Serbia vows to protect GLBT Eurovision attendees

by Rex Wockner International Belgrade's police department has promised to protect the throngs of GLBT people who typically travel to the Eurovision Song Contest -- being held in Serbia this year because a Serbian singer [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:14:47-05:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Singapore TV station fined for too-gay broadcast

by Rex Wockner International Singapore's Media Development Authority has fined MediaCorp TV's Channel 5 $11,000 for airing a program that was too gay-friendly. The home and decor series "Find and Design" made the error of [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:55:25-05:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Spanish activist awarded government honors

by Rex Wockner International Veteran Spanish gay activist Jordi Petit of Barcelona was awarded the Catalonian government's Cross of Saint George on April 22. "(It) is the highest award that is granted in Catalonia, a [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:12:37-05:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Mildred Loving dies

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The woman who started the ball rolling toward knocking down laws banning interracial marriage and who, late in life, also spoke out against bans on gay marriage has died. [...]

By |2008-05-08T09:00:00-04:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Good Beans, good vibes

By Jim Larkin FLINT - Ken VanWagoner knows well what it's like to grow up gay in the Flint area. That's why his Good Beans Cafe has become a safe haven of sorts for Flint [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:56:20-05:00May 8th, 2008|News|

Michigan Court Sends Warning to Florida

MIAMI - Today the Supreme Court of Michigan ruled that that state's amendment banning "gay marriage' also prohibits public employers such as cities, counties and universities from offering domestic partnership benefits to unmarried employees. According [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:09:11-05:00May 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|