Dear Jody

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

Gay's OK ... without sex Q: My brother thinks that it is OK if I'm gay as long as I stay celibate, like not ever have a boyfriend or a sex life. He thinks he's [...]

Negative recruiting: positively wrong

By | 2018-01-15T18:14:12+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

By Dan Woog The OutField Imagine this: A college coach tells a high school prospect, "Don't go to (name of a rival school). There are lots of black people there." Ridiculous, right? Now replace "blacks" [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "'Romanians, wake up! Sexual perversions are contagious mental diseases.' and 'Romanians, stop the homosexual epidemic! It is more dangerous than the flu.' (The participants chanted) 'Romania is not Sodom.'" - Signs [...]

West Michigan Pride Calendar

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

May 31, Pride 5K and Pride Picnic at Riverside Park. Join the Grand Rapids Frontrunners & Walkers for their annual 5K run/walk, then stick around for the picnic; an afternoon of food, games and family [...]

Wade-ing it out

By | 2018-01-15T20:03:59+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Jessica Carreras He survived growing up gay in the Ozarks. He worked jobs that would make most mental institution-bound. Now, in his third book, "At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: [...]

Bye bye, boyfriend

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Rohin Guha This past TV season was overflowing with dashing fictitious heroes of every stripe and stroke, from Adam Lambert to Jack Bauer. Be they gentlemen you'd take home to meet your mother or [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Jackman: More musicals, more 'Wolverine' Perhaps no Hollywood leading man since James Cagney has been able to balance tough-guy roles and musical-comedy chops as easily as Hugh Jackman. And his upcoming [...]

Make a list, Aries!

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes On May 31, after three weeks retrograde, Mercury turns direct in Taurus, offering a chance to clean up messes that have recently erupted. He's aspecting Venus and Eris, both in [...]

Why We Recruit

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Freudian undergarment? 5 Exams for srs. 9 It could blow up in your mouth, in a gag 14 Leaning erection site 15 Eat up, with "down" 16 Cell terminal 17 Arab [...]

Lobby Days are crucial, a merger is not

By | 2018-01-16T01:31:51+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

Thank you, Between the Lines, for publicizing and covering the All American Lobby Day. We truly appreciate all the newspaper has done to help keep LGBT youth in schools safe from bullying. However, we are [...]

Kurzawa exhibit to open at Affirmations

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

FERNDALE - When Affirmations unexpectedly pulled a gallery exhibit from its walls two weeks ago, it sparked a conversation amongst community members about what should be hung on the entrance walls of a nearly-public community [...]

A smear in the rear

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

By Anthony Martinez Beven Ask Dr. Paul Benson, a Berkley-based general practitioner, about anal cancer and you'll learn some things you didn't know - mainly that the incidence rate among gay men greatly exceeds that [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Ann Cox is a a board member of the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. Part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the church specializes in outreach to the lesbian, gay, [...]

Tom Frieden Named to Lead CDC

By | 2018-01-15T15:45:45+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr President Barack Obama named New York City health commissioner Thomas R. Frieden the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 15. The dynamic Frieden has generated controversy [...]

Kofi in Koncert

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

Dr. Kofi Adoma, board member and co-founder of the Ruth Ellis Center, will be performing at the center on May 31 from 3-5 p.m. Adoma, who is known for her work in Michigan's LGBT community [...]

New Hampshire House balks

By | 2018-01-15T22:47:57+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen The New Hampshire Senate passed it; the governor was standing by to sign it; and many expected approval of a final same-sex marriage bill in the House last week could be swift [...]

Awardees announced for Pride Banquet

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

This week, the Pride Banquet Committee announced the 2009 awardees for the 24th Annual Pride Banquet and Awards Ceremony, celebrating the outstanding achievement of people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities in [...]

A win, and a much bigger loss

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Lisa Keen In one of the most anticipated court decision in the past five years, the California Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that the state's anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment Proposition 8 was valid law, but [...]

Local gay artist elected to Scarab Club Board

By | 2018-01-15T18:43:59+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by BTL Staff Community artist and Between The Lines Parting Glances columnist Charles Alexander has been elected to the board of directors of the prestigeous Scarab Club for artists, photographers, sculptors, poets, musicians, patrons and [...]

Obama names Supreme Court pick

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen President Obama today nominated federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Sotomayor (pronounced soh-toh-my-YOR), 54, is widely seen as a [...]

Baltic Pride succeeds in Riga

By | 2018-01-16T13:19:05+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs City officials in Riga, Latvia, granted permission for a gay pride parade, then rescinded it, then were overruled by a court. In the end, around 600 people from 20 [...]

Council of Europe supports IDAHO

By | 2018-01-15T20:52:44+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The Secretary General of the Council of Europe issued a strongly supportive statement in conjunction with the May 17 International Day Against Homophobia. "Today, being a homosexual will no [...]

Gays march in Havana

By | 2018-01-23T02:24:01+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Hundreds of gays marched in Havana on May 16 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia. It was the first gay march in Cuba's history. They were led by [...]

Anti-gays attack police at Krakow pride parade

By | 2018-01-16T14:11:43+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Anti-gay protesters attacked police at the gay pride parade in Krakow, Poland, May 16. One person was injured and 20 counterdemonstrators were arrested. The anti-gays threw eggs, bottles and [...]

Police smash Moscow pride for fourth year

By | 2018-01-16T14:11:16+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs For the fourth year in a row, riot police broke up an attempt to stage a gay pride parade in Moscow on May 16, arresting up to 80 participants, [...]

Ukrainian city bans pride festival

By | 2018-01-16T12:09:47+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The City Council and a court in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, banned the gay "Rainbow Spring 2009" festival in mid-May. The cultural and sports festival was sponsored by the Dutch Ministry [...]

Peru bans gay cops

By | 2018-01-16T11:20:54+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Peru's Interior Ministry announced May 13 that it is banning gays from being police officers. It said cops who have sex with people of the same sex "cause scandal" [...]

Singapore gays stage first rally

By | 2018-01-16T11:17:04+00:00 May 28th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Singaporean gays held their first-ever public rally May 16. Some 2,500 people took part in the event at "Speaker's Corner," a new free-speech zone in a local park. The [...]

FYT presents family-friendly classic tales

By | 2018-01-16T04:56:50+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

FLINT - Flint Youth Theatre welcomes award-winning, national touring company The Paul Mesner Puppets in "The Stinky Cheese Man." Based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by Flint native Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith and adapted [...]

Other show openings: this week and next

By | 2018-01-16T12:51:10+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

MAGENTA GIRAFFE THEATRE COMPANY: As part of its mission "to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre district," Magenta Giraffe has chosen plays by Michigan natives or current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival [...]

Amsterdam, Netherlands

By | 2009-05-28T09:00:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Guides|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Few European locales have more to offer lesbian and gay travelers than the remarkably forward-thinking and tolerant city of Amsterdam. Even better, a combination of consistently reasonable airfares, direct [...]