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Change we need to believe in

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Grant Park then and now

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

The poetry of youth

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, [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Rain on the (gay pride) parade?

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

S/He said

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Opinions|

Book Marks

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Local gay couple inspires new comedy

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Jumping for joy

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

The Love Guru

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. [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Party pooper

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, [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

Behind the sex

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Entertainment|

“Keep it platonic, Aquarius!”

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 - [...]

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

“What’s Cooking?”

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

BTL-endorsed candidates fare well

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Hamtramck ordinance fails, supporters vow comeback

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:39:19-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Lesbian Huffington Post writer kills wife, self

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:32:57-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes rise

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 [...]

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

California ain’t over yet

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. [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Colorado sends openly gay man to Congress

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Malaysian fatwa targets lesbians

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," [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:44:35-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Swedish courts rule in three lesbian cases

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:01:22-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Trans marriage case begins in Malta

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:15:02-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Trans people and GLBT activists arrested in India

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:38:01-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Vancouver to host 2011 Outgames

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:53:10-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

California ain’t over yet

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. [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Rain on the (gay pride) parade?

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 [...]

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

National sweep for marijuana reform

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:01:11-05:00November 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|