Dear Jody: Ditching V-Day

By | 2018-01-16T12:29:47+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: Don't you think that all women would be tuned into being romantic on Valentine's Day. Isn't that a given? Not in my case, apparently. I might just as well be involved with a man [...]

‘Easy’ Does It

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

If everyone thought like Girlyman, we could all live together in the fanciful cartoon world they're basking in on the cover of their fourth album. For this outing, last year's "Everything's Easy," the folk-pop, gender-bending [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Kerry and Kristin sittin' in a tree... In the ongoing development saga of the slow-to-boil Dusty Springfield movie, the original question seems to have been definitively answered - and after a [...]

Honorary Lesbian

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Bit of salt, for Stephen Pyles 5 Tomb-raiding role of 55-Across 10 Place for pansies 14 Chocolate sandwich 15 Like pinker meat 16 Revolting 17 Frequent award for Ellen DeGeneres 18 Statesman Stevenson [...]

It Took a Team

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField Since its inception four years ago, The OutField has chronicled - and lauded - the work of It Takes a Team. We've covered the small organization's large work in areas [...]

The Box almost closes the deal

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Entertainment|

The Box Theatre, Mt. Clemens' only professional theater, started life earlier this season with a string of comedies, which was a smart move - especially since history has shown that audiences prefer to laugh during [...]

Latin American, Caribbean LGBTs gather in Brazil

By | 2018-01-16T08:46:34+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Some 400 LGBT leaders from 35 countries attended the fifth Latin America and Caribbean regional ILGA conference Jan. 26-31 in Curitiba, Brazil. Now known as the International Lesbian, Gay, [...]

Manila gay bar raided

By | 2018-01-16T10:13:47+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Manila police raided the gay bar Men's Court Club on Jan. 22 and arrested over 20 people, including 14 strippers, five comedians, two waiters and a cashier, the Manila [...]

Mariela Castro accuses Cuban gov’t of discrimination

By | 2018-01-16T00:37:47+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Mariela Castro, Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter, said Jan. 19 that the Communist Party discriminates against gay people by unofficially denying them party membership. She said she will send [...]

Mayor Luzhkov lashes out at gays again

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Homophobic Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov is at it again. "For several years, Moscow has experienced unprecedented pressure to conduct a gay pride parade, which cannot be called anything but [...]

Forever young

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras It's Friday evening in Ferndale. Martinis are being shaken at Soho, Club 9 is gearing up for another fabulous weekend and the restaurants are packed. Booze flows freely and Nine Mile Road [...]

Speak Out: Judges matter!

By | 2018-01-16T16:59:34+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

By Eric Rader Two weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court announced a decision that will live in infamy in the history of our democracy. In a seemingly insignificant campaign finance case, the high court [...]

Between Ourselves: Carrie Rheingans

By | 2018-01-16T07:21:53+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

By Jessica Carreras Carrie Rheingans is a University of Michigan graduate student, and a fierce advocate for HIV and LGBT issues. The Ann Arbor-based activist loves to travel, and current serves as a social work [...]

Progress Michigan looking for summer intern

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

Progress Michigan, an organization that works collaboratively with other progressive organizations to help advance and strengthen the progressive community in Michigan using press, Web-based media and grassroots organizing, is looking for an intern. The organization [...]

REC in need of volunteers, mentors

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

The Ruth Ellis Center has put out a call for volunteers - specifically, families looking to offer support, care and love to LGBTQ youth in need. The center will be holding a training at its [...]

Feedback: Obama’s first State of the Union

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|News|

by Lisa Keen Gay leaders offered a mixed reaction for President Obama's statement, in his Jan. 27 State of the Union address, that he would work for the repeal of the military's discriminatory policy against [...]

How to inspire belief

By | 2010-02-04T09:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

It's been said that seeing is believing. For journalists, seeing something first-hand means that we can better understand it and thus, better report on it. For us at Between The Lines, that means traveling to [...]

Creep of the Week: Rob Schenck

By | 2018-01-15T21:51:35+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Opinions|

From the reaction of the religious right to President Obama calling for repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" you'd have thought he had issued a call for assless chaps and ball-gags instead of body armor [...]

Viewpoint: Shame on you, Paul Scott

By | 2018-01-16T06:49:00+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Opinions|

by Michelle Fox-Phillips Last month, Rep. Paul Scott announced his candidacy for the office of Secretary of State. On his Web site, Rep. Scott stated that he would ensure transgender individuals will not be allowed [...]