Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Opinions|

The topic of health care is on everyone's lips, and Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, "a group dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda," is no exception. Granted, most folks are [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Opinions|

Too inexperienced for true love? Q: My name is "Ron" and I've been out for almost two years fully (i.e. friends, family, etc.), and I need a little advice. I'm only 20, and I know [...]

The National Pratfall

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Opinions|

By Diane Silver Political IQ An LGBT march on Washington should be a great idea. It should energize the pro-equality community and rally the nation. It should move the president and push Congress into repealing [...]

Viewpoint: Remembering E. Lynn

By | 2018-01-16T06:01:10+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Opinions|

It was early 1995. I was living in Miami and taking a leisurely perusal through the bookshelves of Lambda Passages on Biscayne Boulevard, looking for books with black faces on the cover. There were few. [...]

S/he said

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Opinions|

compiled by Howard Israel "You get one life, one chance at happiness. If it gives you a spiritual semi to fantasize about a God who created you gay but forbids you to act on your [...]

Book Marks

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "The Show That Smells," by Derek McCormack. Akashic Books/Little House on the Bowery, 112 pages, $15.95 paper. This tenth title in a sublime literary imprint, curated smartly by Dennis Cooper for Akashic, [...]

Thank you for being a friend

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Rohin Guha Behind every formidable LGBT television hero is their straight ally. No, not someone whiny and histrionic like Grace Adler. These are unlikely allies - you wouldn't peg them to frequent the company [...]

Still breathing

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

Sia is the friend you never knew. Lexapro, butt sex, compulsively lying - she doesn't even know us, and we heard it all, oftentimes laced with thunderous bursts of shrill laughter. It's way cute. Best [...]

Finally ‘Home’

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Andrea Bonaventura The Michigan Womyn's Festival, held every August since 1976, has created a sanctuary for thousands of women to gather on private land and proudly unleash their lesbian. For the past few years, [...]

The Wonderful World of Whisk(e)y

By | 2018-01-16T01:28:22+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Camper English Cocktail Chatter No matter where you are in the world, whisk(e)y is a pain in the butt to spell, because it is spelled differently in the other parts of the world from [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Romeo San Vicente Bradley Cooper McDreamy and McSteamy hit the big McScreen For "Grey's Anatomy" fans, the fact that Garry Marshall's new ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" features both Patrick Dempsey and Eric [...]

Keep it light, Sagittarius

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury in Leo trine to Eris provokes bold partisan assertions. There's healthy room for that, but it can go overboard. Mercury then opposes Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius, leading [...]

Q Puzzle: Hot to Trot

By | 2018-01-16T03:05:24+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Sweaty guys get pinned to them 5 Sites for three women in a tub 9 It's a bust 14 Need a massage 15 Whitman's "When Lilacs ___ in the Dooryard Bloom'd" 16 Gertrude's [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Colette Beighley serves as assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University. The Spring Lake resident and mother of a gay son started out as a PFLAG mom [...]

Courting season

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Detroit City Council primary elections happen Aug. 4, and candidates are wasting no time trying to gather supporters - including the LGBT vote. Over the past week at events for Detroit's black [...]

Pride and politics

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

DETROIT - Thousands of men and women gathered in Palmer Park on Saturday, July 25 for the 14th annual Hotter than July picnic celebrating black gay pride. Among them were several Detroit politicians, including Detroit [...]

MAC hires new CEO

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

The Michigan AIDS Coalition announced Monday, July 27, that the organization has hired a new chief executive officer. Helen Hicks comes to the agency with more than two decades of executive-level experience in the non-profit [...]

LGBT Caucus to hold meeting, march

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

The Michigan Democratic Party's LGBT and Allies Caucus will host a general meeting on Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Teamster Union Local 243 Hall. The hall is located at 39420 [...]

Famed author E. Lynn Harris dies

By | 2018-01-16T03:05:47+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

By BTL staff LOS ANGELES - Flint native and New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on the night of July 23 while on a business trip [...]

Ruth Ellis to be inducted into hall of fame

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

Ruth Ellis, along with author Edna Ferber and Native American activist Margaret Mary Chandler, have been selected for induction to The Michigan's Women's Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Michigan Women's Studies Association. The induction [...]

The Ultimate Gay Male

By | 2009-07-30T09:00:00+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

DETROIT - About 50 people came out July 23 for a town hall meeting called The Ultimate Gay Male: Mind, Body and Soul. The event was sponsored by Young Brothers United, Mpowerment Detroit and the [...]

Arcus gives Triangle $500,000 grant

By | 2018-01-16T14:25:22+00:00 July 30th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras DETROIT - The LGBT advocacy organization the Triangle Foundation announced on July 21 that it is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation. The Kalamazoo-based organization is one of [...]

‘No Excuses’ campaign demands equality

By | 2018-01-16T10:19:21+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign has launched a national, grassroots campaign called "No Excuses" to demand action from Congress on key issues of equality. Designed to take advantage of the congressional summer recess, [...]