Dear Jody: Psycho mom!

By | 2018-01-16T05:12:32+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Q: My partner "Gerald" and I have been together for four and a half years. We get along very well. Life has been good with him. But there is one area that we are now [...]

‘Hump’ it out

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Straight friends Ben and Andrew (Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard) want to make art ... by having sex on film. Photo: Magnolia Pictures Friendships between gay men are weird: Seemingly, there's always that hard-to-shake [...]

Rough House-ing

By | 2018-01-16T16:30:45+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Caitlin M. Foyt The Dykes of Hazard Comedy Tour with Jen House Doors, 7 p.m. Show, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 Upstairs at The Park Bar 2040 Park Ave., Detroit. Tickets: $10 www.dykesofhazardcomedy. com. [...]

Marvelous Maalouf

By | 2018-01-16T01:24:51+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

by Jessica Carreras Want a haircut? Go to Fantastic Sams. But for a beauty experience unlike any other, there's Maalouf Salon. Nestled in a complex on Old Woodward Avenue in Birmingham's bustling business district, Maalouf [...]

“Talk it out, Gemini!”

By | 2018-01-15T20:30:58+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun aligned with Saturn in Virgo makes us more serious and critical. Venus in Leo makes it hard to keep ego out of the way, while aspects from Uranus [...]

Bearing it

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Grizzly Bear - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, www.michtheater.org A name like Grizzly Bear conjures images of chunky, hairy gay men and grisly, man-eating mammals. This quartet, [...]

Women We’d Seen

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Entertainment|

Across 1 The T of NGLTF 5 Sharon of "If These Walls Could Talk 2" 10 La Douce role of Shirley 14 Think tank output 15 Do this with the International Male catalog 16 Bottomless [...]

Belgrade gay film festival canceled

By | 2018-01-15T18:32:33+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Serbia's first gay film festival, scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in Belgrade, was postponed till November on Sept. 9. Organizers said they feared violence from participants in a Sept. 12 [...]

Police prevent attacks on Budapest pride march

By | 2018-01-15T23:09:02+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs A heavy police presence prevented widescale violence at Budapest's 14th gay pride parade Sept. 5. About 2,000 people marched down a boulevard that was, due to a security cordon, [...]

Italy sees anti-gay crime wave

By | 2018-01-16T15:42:59+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs More than 1,000 people marched in Rome on Sept. 4 in protest of an ongoing anti-gay crime wave. In one incident, a gay couple was attacked outside a gay [...]

Queer culture festival in St. Petersburg

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The International Festival of Queer Culture will take place Sept. 19-27 in St. Petersburg, Russia, with support from the Swedish and Dutch consulates and local travel-book publishers. Planned events [...]

Treatment activists rate HIV drug companies

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The nine pharmaceutical companies selling HIV drugs in the United States received grades ranging from B to F in a "report card" issued by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition on Sept. 10. [...]

The race to reauthorize Ryan White

By | 2018-01-16T04:06:29+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Bob Roehr The Ryan White AIDS programs are set to expire on Sept. 30 because of a sunset provision written into the last version of the law, unless Congress enacts a reauthorization of those [...]

Between Ourselves

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Jon Fitzgerald Jon Fitzgerald is a 43-year-old Royal Oak resident - and about the most dedicated volunteer LGBT community center Affirmations in Ferndale could ask for. There, the volunteer-turned-part-time-worker spends 20 [...]

Busch’s gets bashed

By | 2018-01-16T16:15:52+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

Caitlin M. Foyt Some 30 protesters gathered outside of Busch's grocery store on Saturday, Sept. 12 to lambast the firing of gay employee Marc Roark. BTL photos: Caitlin M. Foyt ANN ARBOR - There [...]

Detroit remembers author E. Lynn Harris

By | 2018-01-16T05:07:12+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

On July 23, the publishing and LGBT world lost renowned author E. Lynn Harris, an important and beloved part of both communities. This month, Karen Hunter Publishing is proud to publish his final novel, "Mama [...]

Let the healing begin

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

'We're fighting for gay marriage and concerned about health care reform, but the issues of safety and freedom from molestation and rape and sexual violence is just not here.' Karen Williams loves to laugh [...]

LGBT Caucus releases D.C. march details

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

The Michigan Democratic Party's LGBT Caucus has released more details about the busses they will be sending to the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11. The event, hosted by Equality Across America, [...]

U of M welcomes Indonesian gay rights pioneer

By | 2018-01-16T02:41:47+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

The University of Michigan will welcome Dede Oetomo, one of the principal founders of Indonesia's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender queer and intersex rights movement, as a Martin Luther King - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks [...]

OutFest is on

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

by Jessica Carreras Though rumors have circulated that the ever-popular OutFest, held each year in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown district, was no more, that scuttlebutt has been squelched. The 15th annual OutFest celebration will be held [...]

DOMA repeal: a learning curve

By | 2018-01-15T19:49:06+00:00 September 17th, 2009|News|

By Lisa Keen 'We have pending four major pieces of (LGBT) legislation which have a serious chance to pass,' said Barney Frank Sept. 14 in a phone interview. A bill seeking to repeal the [...]

We Are For Survivors, Too

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

In the LGBT community, we know our issues. We have a clear grip on what's important to us and what we need to fight for - even if we sometimes disagree on the details or [...]

Creep of the Week: Michael D. Duvall

By | 2018-01-16T08:09:13+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Opinions|

Duvall Oh, open microphones, you career ending menaces, you. Why must you insist on amplifying the voices of insolent, disgusting, hypocritical assholes like Michael D. Duvall? In case you are unfamiliar, Duvall represents Orange [...]

The Gay Moralist: Always and Everywhere

By | 2018-01-16T07:47:50+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Opinions|

by John Corvino Marriage equality opponents frequently claim that marriage has been heterosexual since ... well, since forever, and that it is arrogant and foolish to tinker with such a pervasive human institution. Whatever its [...]

The Wizard of Oz

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

70th anniversary event for 'The Wizard of Oz,' showing in high definition at theaters across the U.S. 70th anniversary event for 'The Wizard of Oz,' showing in high definition at theaters across the U.S.

Regina Spektacular

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Regina Spektor performed an enchanting show Tuesday night at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. "It's a very complicated shirt, but it makes up for it in its shininess," assured Regina Spektor - wide-eyed [...]

BTL chats with Jeff Daniels

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Jeff Daniels and director Guy Sanville at work recently on the world premiere production of Daniels' "Escanaba" at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea. Photo: Danna Segrest Now onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre [...]

BTL chats with Jeff Daniels

By | 2009-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Now onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea is the third in Jeff Daniels' trilogy about the Soady family in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which began in 1995 with "Escanaba in da Moonlight" and concludes [...]