Dear Jody

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Opinions|

Is she cheating? Q: I have been with my girlfriend, "Joey," for 15 years. I think we have a pretty good relationship, especially since we have been together for so long. The problem is that [...]

Palin, Pregnancy and Principles

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist I admit it: I was fascinated by the announcement that Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. It's no surprise that teenagers have sex - even evangelical Christian teenagers, and [...]

The 70 percent solution

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions A recent survey by Out & Equal Workplace Advocated held a somewhat surprising number: roughly seven out of 10 straight adults feel that performance, not gender identity or expression, should [...]

Parting Glances: Birds do it. Bees do it.

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Opinions|

Even educated fleas do it. Let's buzz . . . Last week's New Scientist, Britain's popular science reportage magazine, is an eye-opener about kinky animal sex. "(Animals) participate in kissing, hugging, oral sex, masturbation and [...]

Mostly a Jem

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

Jem, "Down to Earth" Jem's sophomore disc is a reflective genre-skipper that does two things remarkably well: establishes the Welsh-born singer as more than an airy-voiced Dido clone while also boasting multiple personalities. The latter [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Disaster Movie What do a saber-toothed, gasoline-swilling Amy Winehouse (Nicole Parker); a smart-mouth pregnant teenager name Junie (Crista Flanagan); those cute, singing Chipmunks (now turned rabid); and teen idol Hannah Montana (Flanagan), [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

NEW THIS WEEK Disaster Movie What do a saber-toothed, gasoline-swilling Amy Winehouse (Nicole Parker); a smart-mouth pregnant teenager name Junie (Crista Flanagan); those cute, singing Chipmunks (now turned rabid); and teen idol Hannah Montana (Flanagan), [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Richard Labonte "So Many Ways to Sleep Badly," by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. City Lights Books, 252 pages, $14.95 paper. The unnamed narrator of this fabulously flamboyant novel turns tricks for money and, on client-free [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Stuff for oral gratification 5 Cartoonist DiMassa 10 Where a cobbler puts the tongue 14 Current currency of Ibiza 15 Hunter that comes out at night 16 "Hot L Baltimore" producer 17 Atop [...]

Mich. gays organize for Obama

By | 2018-01-16T15:17:55+00:00 September 11th, 2008|News|

Between The Lines Newspaper, Sept. 11, 2008 FERNDALE - Dave Noble is on a mission. He is driven to get LGBT voters to come out strong for Barack Obama, and he is concentrating his efforts [...]

Hamtramck discrimination ordinance battle rages on

By | 2018-01-16T02:14:17+00:00 September 11th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras The heated fight over the anti-discrimination ordinance in Hamtramck continues, leaving the city's LGBT community in uncertainty as to whether or not they will be protected come November. The ordinance was originally [...]

Republican National Convention culture wars

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service Several political pundits this week say the 2008 Republican National Convention launched a second "cultural war," but it is unclear, as yet, just how much a target the LGBT [...]

Log Cabins endorse McCain, Palin ticket

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The Log Cabin Republicans group announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and a top McCain campaign official showed up at the organization's "big tent" [...]

Come ‘Tie’ it on

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|News|

BIRMINGHAM - Ties Like Me, the premier LGBT business networking group is hosting their 2nd Annual Business Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Big Rock Reserve. From florists to upscale [...]

BTL Editorial: We need to elect Obama

By | 2018-01-15T20:18:48+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Unlike four long years ago, the Michigan LGBT vote is being strongly courted outloud and proud by the National Democratic party this year with the leadership of Barack Obama. Back in 2004, when we were [...]

A production with permanent value at the BoarsHead

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Robert Bethune "Permanent Collection" by Thomas Gibbons, now on stage at Lansing's BoarsHead Theater, is beautifully designed to be inflammatory. Nothing stirs passionate controversy like clashing rights, and Gibbon's play accomplishes that in multiple [...]

Obama talks, McCain balks

By | 2008-09-11T09:00:00+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Mark Segal September 18, 2008 Gay History Project In this election season, the Gay History Project attempted to bring you the views of both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president – just as [...]