What makes your car queer?

By | 2018-01-16T07:25:01+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

If a rainbow had wheels, we know some of you would drive it. Or at least the BTL readers we talked to, like the ones scattered throughout this issue, would. "My car isn't gay. It [...]

The {ITAL fast} lane

By | 2018-01-16T15:10:01+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras For Gary Johnson, being involved with racing was almost more natural than being gay. In fact, long before the now-road racing manager of Dodge Motorsports came out in 2003 in his mid-40s, [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

Guy treats boyfriend like hooker Q: My partner "Erik" and I have been together for eight years. We have been very happy and have good family support and many friends. We have always enjoyed doing [...]

Days of Our Wimples

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

"I've got good news, bad news," the unmistakably seductive voice of Sr. Serena Scatterpin awakens me at dawn from a sound, debate-free sleep. "It must be urgent, Sister," I cuss, wheez, and blink my way [...]

Working the refs for equality

By | 2018-01-15T20:30:16+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

by Chris Crain To hear Sarah Palin tell it, there's no disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over extending full equality in legal recognition for gay couples, so long as it's not called "marriage." That's the [...]

Crazed Christian candidate

By | 2018-01-16T11:44:13+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

by Leslie Robinson When it seems like the USA is saturated with Christian fire-and-brimstone folks categorically consigning gays to hell, take heart: other countries are stuck with them, too. Canadian David Popescu is running for [...]

Creep of the Week: Protectmarriage.com

By | 2018-01-16T09:57:59+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

Woe unto the scared shitless anti-gay conservative in a state like California. Ever since the courts gave the go-ahead to legal marriages for same-sex couples, folks who can only stomach the "one-penis+one-vagina=marriage" equation have been [...]

SHeSaid

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "A new national survey, nearly nine out of 10 (87 percent) of heterosexuals said that if someone were to come out to them as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, it would [...]

A (Porn) Star is Born

By | 2018-01-15T23:54:43+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Entertainment|

Like a coin, RJ Danvers has two sides. He's the type of guy who'd bend over backwards for his grandmother, picking her up and driving her to the Apple Store, like he plans to do [...]

The Wright Stuff

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Entertainment|

Rufus Wainwright likes it huge. Sound, that is. But when he makes a return visit locally at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the crooner will go for the simplistic: Just [...]

“Build bridges, Taurus!”

By | 2018-01-16T04:37:52+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Hooray! Mercury, retrograde for the last three weeks, is turning direct, and we can finally clean up problems in filing, communication, mixed messages, directions, and so on. Try to get to [...]

Now Playing

By | 2018-01-15T20:05:13+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

NEW THIS WEEK Body of Lies CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) does the dangerous, unglamorous groundwork in the war on terror, chasing down insurgents first in Iraq and then in Amman. While he's often [...]

Putting the ‘T’ into athletics

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Dan Woog The OutField If Jesse Ream has her way, terms like "men's sports" and "women's hoops" will one day seem as archaic as leather football helmets and basketball bloomers do now. Everyone who [...]

ILGA-Europe moves to ‘EU Quarter’

By | 2018-01-15T17:59:20+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner International News The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association has moved to new offices in the heart of Brussels' "EU Quarter." "The new office is located within walking distance [...]

Irish trans laws need updating

By | 2018-01-16T05:19:54+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Rex Wockner International News Ireland needs to fix its laws on transgender issues, the Irish Human Rights Commission said Oct. 1. Among other things, post-op transsexuals should be able to get a new birth [...]

Five questions with Kate

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

What will you do if Sarah Palin gets into office? First of all, quit introducing that possibility into the world. I intend to stay in my beloved old country and try to make her life [...]

‘A dream worth achieving’

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras SOUTHFIELD - It was Mother's Day all over again at the Triangle Foundation's State Dinner. Held Oct. 12 at the Westin of Southfield, the night honored several Michiganders who have made great [...]

Murder, laughs and Poe-etic justice at MBT

By | 2018-01-16T17:25:27+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Entertainment|

The dark and stormy clouds that haunted the administration of Meadow Brook Theatre this past season have moved onstage where they belong - in "Murder by Poe," the suspense-and-laugh-filled season-opener that's a satisfying treat this [...]

Leaving Iowa, and arriving in America

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Entertainment|

By By Robert Bethune "Honor thy father," says the ancient book, and that's what Don Browning wants to do in Williamston Theater's production of "Leaving Iowa," by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. It sounds simple: [...]

The fast lane

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras For Gary Johnson, being involved with racing was almost more natural than being gay. In fact, long before the now-road racing manager of Dodge Motorsports came out in 2003 in his mid-40s, [...]

Etheridge, Michaels to marry

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Singer Melissa Etheridge, 47, and actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, 33, are getting married, Etheridge told the TV show Extra on Oct. 1. "Yes, we have four children and we're trying to find [...]

Jay Leno supports same-sex marriage

By | 2018-01-16T06:24:28+00:00 October 16th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner TV talk show host Jay Leno expressed unequivocal support for same-sex marriage on his Oct. 1 broadcast. During a chat with out talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Leno said: "I come from [...]

Palin tries to walk center line on gays

By | 2018-01-15T23:46:24+00:00 October 16th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner News analysis Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is strongly against same-sex marriage and has a history of speaking against gay rights, but in the current campaign, she's attempting to strike a [...]

Pittsburgh diocese leaves Episcopal Church

By | 2018-01-16T01:37:20+00:00 October 16th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner The Pittsburgh diocese of the Episcopal Church broke with the church Oct. 4, in no small part due to the national church's tolerance for same-sex unions and openly gay clergy and bishops. [...]

“Crossing the Bard”

By | 2018-01-16T03:19:57+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 They crawl all over your mound 5 Like spilled seed 9 Lucy's gal pal 14 Muck's partner 15 "Aida" solo 16 "Moulin ___ " 17 "The African Queen" author 18 What [...]

The fast lane

By | 2008-10-16T09:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras For Gary Johnson, being involved with racing was almost more natural than being gay. In fact, long before the now-road racing manager of Dodge Motorsports came out in 2003 in his mid-40s, [...]