Dear Jody

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

Negative recruiting: positively wrong

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" [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:14:12-05:00May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

S/he said

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

West Michigan Pride Calendar

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

Wade-ing it out

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: [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:03:59-05:00May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

Bye bye, boyfriend

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Make a list, Aries!

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Why We Recruit

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Lobby Days are crucial, a merger is not

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:31:51-05:00May 28th, 2009|Opinions|

Kurzawa exhibit to open at Affirmations

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

A smear in the rear

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

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, [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Tom Frieden Named to Lead CDC

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:45:45-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Kofi in Koncert

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

New Hampshire House balks

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:47:57-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Awardees announced for Pride Banquet

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

A win, and a much bigger loss

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Local gay artist elected to Scarab Club Board

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:43:59-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Obama names Supreme Court pick

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Baltic Pride succeeds in Riga

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 [...]

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

Council of Europe supports IDAHO

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:52:44-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Gays march in Havana

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 [...]

By |2018-01-23T02:24:01-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Anti-gays attack police at Krakow pride parade

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:11:43-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Ukrainian city bans pride festival

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:09:47-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Peru bans gay cops

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" [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:20:54-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

Singapore gays stage first rally

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:17:04-05:00May 28th, 2009|News|

FYT presents family-friendly classic tales

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:56:50-05:00May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

Other show openings: this week and next

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:51:10-05:00May 28th, 2009|Entertainment|

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 [...]

By |2009-05-28T09:00:00-04:00May 28th, 2009|Guides|