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Dolly Parton = Big Blast

Dolly Parton sashayed onto DTE Energy Music Theatre's stage squeezed into a blue-silver sequined gown - but she didn't need it. She sparkled louder than any shiny dress, like this one, which made her busty [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:44:42-05:00August 15th, 2008|Uncategorized|

The Dating Diet: What About Bob?

By Anthony Paull You'll have to forgive my beautiful friend, Jasmine. Tonight, she's sucked down one too, too many glasses of white wine, and now she's feeling a tad bad for herself because she hasn't [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:18:36-05:00August 14th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Cheater blames ... me!? Q: My boyfriend, "Jon," and I went to this outdoor concert. It was one of those deals where you bring blankets and chairs and just chill. When we got to the [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Brent Rinehart

Remember the old Big Boy comic books? The ones you'd get at your local Elias Brothers' restaurant with the kiddie menu? Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart apparently does and thought it'd make a great campaign [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:11:47-05:00August 14th, 2008|Opinions|

What’s it all about, Alfie?

Parting Glances RECEIVED: Gotham City (Registered Mail) -- Dear Parting Glances sob-sister columnist. I came across a copy of BTL through a butler friend who, for whatever reason of overly exuberant curiosity, happened to be [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Opinions|

Blaming Larry King

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist A recent Newsweek article on Lawrence King - the cross-dressing, gay 14-year-old fatally shot by a classmate last February - has prompted many accusations of "blaming the victim." In [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Opinions|

Long ‘time’ coming

Just a hunch, but Matthew Marsh's upcoming gig at the Magic Bag in Ferndale won't be anything like his last - performing for a feisty and out-of-it bunch of geriatric nursing-home residents. While visiting his [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

A queer ‘affair’?

Chris Wallace likes meat. Just not that kind. He, his other The White Tie Affair bandmates and their entourage are making a pit-stop at an A&W in Oregon ("No tax, baby!" he hoots), and Wallace, [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:24:39-05:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

A so-so ‘Cho’

"Every dog has its day; every diva needs her gay," Margaret Cho says during her new reality show. No kidding. There's no denying female comedians love us, and sometimes treat us like we're a brand. [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Sealed Letter ," by Emma Donoghue. Harcourt, 416 pages, $26 hardcover. As she has with two previous novels, "Slammerkin" and "Life Mask," Donoghue reaches into Britain's past for scraps of fact [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: Pineapple Express Flying high on pot, process server Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) witnesses drug kingpin Ted Jones (Gary Cole) murder a rival and runs to addled drug dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

Book Marks

By Richard Labonte "The Sealed Letter ," by Emma Donoghue. Harcourt, 416 pages, $26 hardcover. As she has with two previous novels, "Slammerkin" and "Life Mask," Donoghue reaches into Britain's past for scraps of fact [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Have apologies ready, Cancer!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Venus, then Mercury, align with Saturn in Virgo, stirring up the critical faculties. Remember: Self-improvement is job #1! Mars in Virgo squares Pluto, cranking up energy, arguments, and temper. When [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:39:08-05:00August 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK: Pineapple Express Flying high on pot, process server Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) witnesses drug kingpin Ted Jones (Gary Cole) murder a rival and runs to addled drug dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

“Greek Team”

Q Puzzle Across 1 'N Sync member Lance 5 Joe.My.God, for one 9 Bear 14 Opening for the crack of dawn 15 Time that drags 16 Michael of "Miss Congeniality" 17 "Peter Pan" pooch 18 [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Announcing inequality

by Jessica Carreras At the forefront of the battle for LGBT equality are marriage rights, anti-discrimination ordinances and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. For Jackson resident Charles Meade, however, the struggle began with [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Bernadette Brown comes home

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - Bernadette Brown has been doing her homework and is ready to take over as the Triangle Foundation's new director of policy. But what she's not ready for - the gas [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Homophobic outburst ups attendance at Belfast Pride

by Rex Wockner International News A recent homophobic outburst from British MP Iris Robinson, who is married to Peter Robinson, leader of the regional government in Northern Ireland, was credited with upping attendance at the [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:43:37-05:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Dutch Cabinet ministers join gay pride

by Rex Wockner International News Several members of the Dutch Cabinet took part in the Aug. 2 gay-pride boat parade on Amsterdam's canals. Education and Culture Minister Ronald Plasterk, who is responsible for gender equality, [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:03:17-05:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Big turnout for rainy EuroPride

by Rex Wockner International News About 450,000 spectators and 45,000 marchers turned out for the rain-drenched EuroPride parade, held this year in Stockholm Aug. 2. Marching groups included the dominant Church of Sweden, 80 businesses [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:15:26-05:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Panama legalizes gay sex

by Rex Wockner International News Panamanian President Martin Torrijos Espino signed a decree July 29 repealing a 1949 law that criminalized sodomy under penalty of a $500 fine or jail time. The move followed protests [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:41:16-05:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Renegades take Old Town Lansing by storm

By D. A. Blackburn After a one-year hiatus, Lansing's Renegade Theatre Festival returns Aug. 21 through 23, joining the festival circuit in the city's Old Town district. In 2006, the inaugural Renegade festival drew some [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:04:09-05:00August 14th, 2008|Entertainment|

Michigan Newspapers

In Michigan, there is still a ways to go before all daily newspapers offer LGBT couples equal opportunities to print engagement and wedding announcements. Below are two lists - one of papers that are inclusive [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|News|

Announcing inequality

by Jessica Carreras At the forefront of the battle for LGBT equality are marriage rights, anti-discrimination ordinances and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. For Jackson resident Charles Meade, however, the struggle began with [...]

By |2008-08-14T09:00:00-04:00August 14th, 2008|News|