S/he said

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "Those of us who reject traditional gender roles get to face an excessive amount of bad marketing in our daily lives. We threw a wrench into marketing strategy when we took [...]

Q Scopes: Accept flattery, Capricorn!

By | 2018-01-16T06:01:59+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig With Venus going into Aries and Mars going into Aquarius, latch on to bold, creative impulses. Take the flirtatious chances that you normally wouldn't dare to. Think of new approaches to artistic [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Mo'Nique, Mariah team up to 'Push' One of the big hits of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival resulted from a collaboration between gay director Lee Daniels ("Shadowboxer") and lesbian novelist Sapphire [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

Are we monogamous? Q: I started dating "Gerald" almost four months ago. I have felt that things were going very well, but now I'm wondering what's going on. Gerald left me a message on my [...]

Scared stiff

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

If Clive Barker's "Hellraiser" got a rise out of you, his nude-male photographs could very well do the same - in the most literal sense. The horror-fantasy virtuoso, popularized by creepy films (he produced "Candyman") [...]

Q Puzzle: “Terrrrrrrrific!”

By | 2018-01-15T20:14:23+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Across 1 The number of people who like it hot 5 New York Liberty game officials 9 Pink, for one 14 Retreat for D.H. Lawrence 15 Colorado, to Cocteau 16 Garment with a flared bottom [...]

Between Ourselves: Executive Director Adam Taylor

By | 2018-01-15T22:59:08+00:00 February 5th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras For over a year, Adam Taylor of Kalamazoo has worked tirelessly as executive director of Project Light, which addresses the issue of LGBT youth suicide in Michigan. While attending school for Public [...]

10,000 Dresses Celebrates Transgender Children

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|News|

by Dana Rudolph Beginning with the vibrant sunburst and smiling child on its cover, Marcus Ewert's 10,000 Dresses is a joyous book about self-acceptance and identity. It is also the only children's picture book that [...]

UM to host talk by lesbian folk artist Phranc

By | 2018-01-16T17:44:46+00:00 February 5th, 2009|News|

On Feb. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Institute of Research on Women and Gender is presenting the lecture "Phranc and the Art of the Cardboard Cobbler." The event will feature self-professed "all-American, [...]

Affirmations to host African American Health Fair

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras This Saturday, Feb. 7, Affirmations is hosting an African American Health Fair. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Affirmations in Ferndale. The fair will focus specifically on issues [...]

Unlucky in love – or lust

By | 2009-02-05T09:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Guides|

Embarrassing in-love (or lust) moments don't easily get erased. These BTL readers know that all too well. My sophomore year of college, we had a game that we played where we would try to steal [...]

Do it different

By | 2018-01-15T20:53:09+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras And we don't mean just dusting off the ol' Kama Sutra book. Try something new this Valentine's Day that will woo your sweetie more than a tired box of chocolates and a [...]

Viewpoint: Make Affirmations your Valentine

By | 2018-01-16T06:06:27+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Guides|

by Nancy Katz I'm not a sentimental person, so I've never been a fan of what I call "Hallmark" holidays like Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is also close to my partner's and my anniversary, which [...]

Porn star bingo – where everyone wins

By | 2018-01-16T15:03:03+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Guides|

by Jessica Carreras Porn Star Bingo Five 15 515 S. Washington, Royal Oak http://www.five15.net Some Valentine's Day fantasies go beyond flowers and chocolate. At Five 15 Media, Mojo and More, this hearts day could be [...]

Truth, youth and the awkward teen-ager

By | 2018-01-16T03:03:15+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Robert Bethune How do you play an awkward teenager without coming off as, well, an awkward teenager? That's the acting problem confronting the young cast of the UDM Theatre Company's production of "Speech & [...]

TV hunk gets kinged

By | 2018-01-16T11:11:02+00:00 February 5th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Gregg Shapiro 'Spamalot' Through Feb. 15 Fisher Theatre, Detroit Your age might have a lot to do with whether Richard Chamberlain qualified as a heartthrob. As the original McDreamy in the TV medical drama [...]