The Gay Moralist: Springtime for gays

By | 2018-01-16T07:02:44+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Opinions|

by John Corvino Spring arrived for gays this year, not with daffodils and cherry blossoms, but with Iowa and Vermont. First Iowa, where the state Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's ban on same-sex [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "When we succeed in court, gay activist groups and propaganda journalists are quick to take credit, but please notice that when we fail they seldom take the blame but rather cry [...]

Funny games

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

Even the morning after Suzanne Westenhoefer returned from Dinah Shore Weekend, a big lesbian soiree in Palm Springs where she sang with the Indigo Girls and hung with Katy Perry, she woke up at 6:30 [...]

Welcome home, Elaine

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

By D. A. Blackburn Actress and Detroit native Elaine Stritch is a woman known for brash wit and fiery disposition. At 84, with a resume that reads like a history of entertainment on both coasts [...]

Getting the ‘bug’ back

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Gregg Shapiro Indigo Girls fans who have been waiting longer than usual for the out-duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will find their patience rewarded with not one but two CDs on the [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Hathaway goes over the rainbow to play Garland Anne Hathaway has enraptured queer audiences in movies as varied as "Brokeback Mountain," "The Princess Diaries," "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Rachel Getting [...]

Guarding women’s rugby

By | 2018-01-16T05:12:08+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField When the women's rugby college championship playoffs take place this month in Sanford, Fla., many top teams will wear jerseys prominently displaying the Army National Guard logo. When winners are [...]

Mendoza, Argentina

By | 2018-01-16T09:04:41+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town After Buenos Aires, the part of Argentina that gay and lesbian visitors tend to frequent as much as any other is the Mendoza wine country, a vast and sunny [...]

Be a pal, Aquarius!

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes In the last degree of Pisces, Venus is turning direct, suggesting spiritual lessons from recent issues and conflicts over how we look, flirt and establish immediate contact with others, especially [...]

Commit to me, dammit!

By | 2018-01-16T05:32:15+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody Q: I read with great interest the column "Does He Love Me?" in Between The Lines (March 26). I have been "dating" a guy for close to eight years now. We started dating [...]

Co-moms

By | 2018-01-15T20:25:05+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Merit badge locale for the "morally straight" 5 Sunday service 9 Strap-on for a diver 14 Industry showcase 15 Crude cartel 16 Quotes gay historian George Chauncey, e.g. 17 Neeson of [...]

Affirmations continues to struggle in tough economy

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

FERNDALE - As Affirmations community center manages a sharp demand for youth programs and services, the center is also dealing with the loss of $30,000 in annual support from Chrysler. With other LGBT service organizations [...]

Between Ourselves: Activist Tiff Thompson

By | 2018-01-16T01:42:22+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Tiff Thompson had a fairly easy time coming out - and she wants to make campuses safe for other students to do the same. The 22-year-old Hazel Park resident is doing just [...]

Students go silent to speak out

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras As thousands of Michigan students prepare to participate in the National Day of Silence, the Gay and Lesbian Straight Education network, faith leaders and educators are asking that they and their allies [...]

Dishing out denim

By | 2018-01-15T19:53:53+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras The Michigan AIDS Coalition has the blues - denim, that is. On April 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, they'll host their first-ever Design for Life event, which will showcase [...]

Making the case for diversity

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras On Tuesday, April 21, Crain's Detroit Business, in collaboration with the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, will present the Innovation Through Diversity Conference. Held each year, [...]

Pro-gay moves at European Parliament

By | 2018-01-16T17:18:42+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has praised the Parliament's recent adoption of two reports. A report on "Rights of EU citizens and their family members [...]

Landmark Hungarian gay rights case settled

By | 2018-01-16T01:27:11+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority has issued its first decision in a sexual orientation discrimination case, fining a dance studio 200,000 forints ($914) for denying membership to an openly [...]

Samoa bans ‘Milk’

By | 2018-01-16T14:38:57+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Samoa Film Control Board has banned the award-winning movie 'Milk' in the South Pacific island nation. The move came after a movie shop submitted the film for approval [...]

Motor City Pride looking for volunteers

By | 2009-04-16T09:00:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|News|

Motor City Pride happens on Sunday, June 7 in downtown Ferndale - and the Pride committee is asking for help from volunteers. "Last year we had an amazing turnout, and this year we are expecting [...]

New York Governor introduces marriage bill

By | 2018-01-15T17:58:00+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

BTL Staff WASHINGTON, DC - New York Gov. David Paterson has introduced marriage equality legislation that would recognize marriage for same-sex couples under state law. In 2007, pro-marriage equality legislation passed the state assembly but [...]