Change we need to believe in

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

BY CHRIS CRAIN Viewpoint "Change has come to America." With those electric words, Barack Obama embraced his landslide election as the nation's first-ever African American president. The soaring and inclusive rhetoric that inspired the support [...]

Grant Park then and now

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

November 4, 2008 4:30 p.m. Detroit, Michigan My in-box was full today with e-mail messages that started like this one: "Dear Susan Horowitz, Today we have the opportunity to take part in the most important [...]

The poetry of youth

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Almost 125 years before the birth of Jesus, a handsome youth named Antinous was declared a god by the Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrian. Hadrian fell in love with Antinous when the boy was 13, [...]

Creep of the Week: Brad Dacus

By | 2018-01-15T17:45:07+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

I am not a Jew. Nor am I a historical scholar. I've never been to Israel or Germany. I've never eaten Gefilte Fish or Sauerkraut. I wasn't even alive during World War II to the [...]

Rain on the (gay pride) parade?

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Last night, as gay, straight, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people danced together wildly in the streets of Ferndale, we at Between The Lines, ever the masochists, had to pause for a minute and think: "How [...]

S/He said

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "I there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "Got 'Til It's Gone," by Larry Duplechan. Arsenal Pulp Press, 212 pages, $17.95 paper. Fifteen years is a long time to wait for a sequel - but patience is rewarded with publication [...]

Local gay couple inspires new comedy

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

If this sounds like the plot from a unique, new comedy, it is: A gay couple, together for decades, finds their relationship in turmoil when a heretofore unknown daughter and granddaughter enter their lives. Yet [...]

Jumping for joy

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Ever since Logo unceremoniously dropped "Noah's Arc" from its lineup - allegedly despite solid ratings - fans of the queer dramedy about a gay, black clique have yearned for the feature film. The two-year wait [...]

The Love Guru

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Michael Feinstein gives good love. The rich-as-chocolate-voiced troubadour not only recently released a lovey-dovey Frank Sinatra covers album, "The Sinatra Project," but he and his partner, Terrence Flannery, married Oct. 17 after 11 years together. [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Changeling In 1928 Pasadena, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns home to find her 9-year-old son Walter missing. Months later, LAPD police captain J.J. Jones (Jeffrey Donovan) announces that the child has been [...]

Party pooper

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Party's over. Middle-finger-raised "So What," the catchy in-your-face No. 1 single from "Funhouse," is pure Pink: It's a boaster where the toughie brags to her ex-hubby (motocross racer Carey Hart), "I got my rock moves, [...]

Behind the sex

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

A new expose on gay porn stars - here!'s gritty and surprisingly poignant "Everything You Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars ... But Were Afraid to Ask" - digs deeper than some of these [...]

“Keep it platonic, Aquarius!”

By | 2018-01-16T11:05:47+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Venus is in Sagittarius, wanting to play, but she's triggering an opposition between Saturn and Uranus. Harness that wild, fun energy to balance responsibility and inspiration. ARIES (March 20 - [...]

“What’s Cooking?”

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Cruising areas 5 "Pastor, I Am Gay" author Howard 9 Chef Des Jardins 14 Neil Miller's "Out of the ___ " 15 Drag role for John Travolta 16 Composer Copland 17 [...]

BTL-endorsed candidates fare well

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

Michigan's LGBT community was a big winner in Tuesday's election, seating LGBT-supportive candidates at every level of government. Between The Lines made endorsements in the vast majority of contested elections, and many of the candidates [...]

Hamtramck ordinance fails, supporters vow comeback

By | 2018-01-15T17:39:19+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

By Jessica Carreras While the LGBT community continues to celebrate the landslide victory of President-Elect Barack Obama, bad news hit the city of Hamtramck last night as the results for the human rights ordinance were [...]

Lesbian Huffington Post writer kills wife, self

By | 2018-01-16T02:32:57+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner An openly lesbian writer for the Huffington Post, Carol Anne Burger, killed her estranged wife, Jessica Kalish, Oct. 29 by stabbing her 222 times with a Phillips screwdriver, police in Boynton Beach, [...]

FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes rise

By | 2018-01-15T20:05:06+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Recorded hate crimes were down in the U.S. by about 1 percent last year, except for anti-gay hate crimes, which increased 6 percent, the FBI said Oct. 27. More than 7,600 hate-crime [...]

California ain’t over yet

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service California's landmark victory enabling same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses is teetering on the brink of extinction, but, with 96 percent of precincts reported in as of 1:40 p.m. [...]

Colorado sends openly gay man to Congress

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Openly gay Jared Polis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 from Colorado's second Congressional District, which encompasses areas north and west of Denver, including the city of [...]

Malaysian fatwa targets lesbians

By | 2018-01-16T12:44:35+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Malaysia's National Fatwa Council issued a fatwa banning lesbian sex and "tomboyism" Oct. 23. "It is unacceptable to see women who love the male lifestyle, including dressing in the clothes men wear," [...]

Swedish courts rule in three lesbian cases

By | 2018-01-15T21:01:22+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Swedish courts recently ruled on three cases involving lesbians. The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a lower-court decision that awarded $2,576 in damages to a woman to whom a kennel refused [...]

Trans marriage case begins in Malta

By | 2018-01-15T16:15:02+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner A Constitutional Court case began in Malta Oct. 22 challenging a Civil Court decision that a post-op transsexual woman could not marry her fiance because she is still male. The Malta Gay [...]

Trans people and GLBT activists arrested in India

By | 2018-01-16T15:38:01+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Police in Bangalore, India, arrested more than 40 transgender people and GLBT activists, and mistreated several of them Oct. 20, Human Rights Watch reported. The events began with the arrests of five [...]

Vancouver to host 2011 Outgames

By | 2018-01-16T00:53:10+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Vancouver has been selected to host the 2011 North American Continental Outgames, one of the regional gay sports olympics that came into existence in 2006 when the Gay Games had a falling-out [...]

California ain’t over yet

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service California's landmark victory enabling same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses is teetering on the brink of extinction, but, with 96 percent of precincts reported in as of 1:40 p.m. [...]

Rain on the (gay pride) parade?

By | 2008-11-06T09:00:00+00:00 November 6th, 2008|News|

Last night, as gay, straight, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people danced together wildly in the streets of Ferndale, we at Between The Lines, ever the masochists, had to pause for a minute and think: "How [...]

National sweep for marijuana reform

By | 2018-01-15T18:01:11+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Defying the scare tactics of state and local officials, voters in Massachusetts and Michigan gave current marijuana policies a resounding vote of no confidence Tuesday. Massachusetts voters approved the first marijuana decriminalization [...]