Dear Jody: Terrified of trucks!

Q: I'm a 62-year-old woman and live in a small town in eastern Michigan. I have recently been having panic attacks while driving on the highway. I am OK when I drive around town where [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:08:10-05:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deborah Cox: Absolutely, Yes!

Deborah Cox 11:55 p.m. Aug. 28 Menjo's, Detroit 928 W. McNichols Road Advance: $25/Door: $35 Deborah Cox knows what she wants out of life - and last week, it was Twizzlers. "I could eat [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:59:29-05:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Filthy Gorgeous

Lady Gaga with Semi Precious Weapons 8 p.m. Sept. 4 The Palace of Auburn Hills 6 Championship Drive Sold out Semi Precious Weapons miss when sex - the dirty come-ons, reckless rebellion and, of course, [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Rosie's TV alliance with Oprah Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. OK, maybe that's not what Oprah Winfrey's upstart cable network, OWN, has in mind by teaming with Rosie [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Think carefully, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Saturn squaring Pluto is a long-term aspect dragging us through cathartic transformations both social and personal. While the Sun entering Virgo aspects both, take a critical look at social institutions and your [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Not Your Average Joe

Across 1 Auntie disestablishmentarian? 5 "Sweet ___ " (1998 film with a boy with AIDS) 9 Haul ass 13 Aid's partner 14 Lot measurement 15 Holiday season 16 2004 film with a gay hustler 19 [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Steve Solomon: a real stand-up guy

By D. A. Blackburn "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy" is quite possibly the shortest plot synopsis in the history of theater. It's also the title of Steve Solomon's acclaimed one-man [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:42:43-05:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Coming Sept 1: The 2010 Wilde Awards

By BTL Staff Professional theaters from throughout Southeast and Mid Michigan will share the spotlight September 1 when the 2010 Wilde Awards are presented at Detroit's Gem Theatre. Sponsored by Between The Lines, Michigan's weekly [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:23:47-05:00August 26th, 2010|Entertainment|

Serving a vital need

by Jessica Carreras FERNDALE - It's 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. Many Michiganders are still asleep after a long workweek, or just beginning to leisurely sip their morning coffee. But already, Ferndale's Kulick Community [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

Up in the air

by Jessica Carreras When Chantal Dixon was a teenager growing up in southeast Michigan, Affirmations LGBT community center was her home away from home. So now, she gives back to the center - but not [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

Sifting through the smoke

by Lucy Hough Michigan is one of 14 states, plus Washington, D.C., that permits the use of medical marijuana in some capacity. At the forefront of what appears to be a progressive push, Michigan city [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

Viewpoint: Chef Stef’s Culinary Corner

by Executive Chef Stef Summer's not over yet, so grab some sunblock, a straw hat and your protective clothing, then also think about the food you eat to help guard against skin cancer. That's my [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:51:35-05:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

Project Healthy Living returns to metro Detroit

Project Health Living Fall 2010 Schedule 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14, Southfield Civic Center., 26000 Evergreen, Southfield 12-6 p.m. Sept. 15, Southfield Civic Center., 26000 Evergreen, Southfield 12-6 p.m. Sept. 16, Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

New spa opens in Birmingham

A duo of small business entrepreneurs known as the Truth sisters - soul coach and esthetician Sandra Finkelstein and spa director Suzanne Briggs - are bringing a feeling of wellness and beauty to Birmingham's Rail [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Guides|

Mexican Supreme Court OKs gay adoption

by Rex Wockner In a 9-2 vote Aug. 16, Mexico's Supreme Court upheld the portion of Mexico City's same-sex marriage law that lets married gay and lesbian couples adopt. In two other August rulings, the [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:06:07-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

German gay couples get equal inheritance rights

Gay couples in registered partnerships have the same inheritance rights as married couples, Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled Aug. 17. The decision reduces the maximum inheritance tax rate for a surviving gay partner from 50 [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|News|

U.N. tells Cameroon to legalize gays

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has told Cameroon to decriminalize gay sex, end anti-LGBT prejudice and stigmatization, and assure that HIV-positive people receive adequate care. The July 29 move followed a presentation to the [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:42:40-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

Gay divorce up in Britain

Dissolution of civil partnerships in England, Scotland and Wales almost doubled in 2009 compared with 2008, The Independent reported Aug. 20. The figure jumped from 180 to 351. At the same time, the number of [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|News|

A new Gateway for gay mid-Michigan youth

by Jessica Carreras LANSING - In a field of LGBT support where it seems that all the efforts are still never enough to meet the demand, another group, resource, grant or volunteer effort is always [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:46:00-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

MDOC ends HIV-positive prisoner food service ban

This article ran in full on Since July 19, the Michigan Department of Corrections no longer bars HIV-positive inmates from working in food service positions. HIV-positive prisoners had been barred from such jobs, considered [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Benjamin Jenkins

by Jessica Carreras Benjamin Jenkins is gearing up to begin running the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Gender & Sexuality Alliance. The 20-year-old college junior and Garden City resident hopes to carry the relatively new student organization [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:28:04-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

River cruise to benefit two area non-profits

by BTL staff A riverboat cruise on the Detroit River will soon provide 175 guests with a panoramic view of Detroit and Windsor while supporting two local organizations. The Motown Moonlight River Cruise sets sail [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:00:42-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

GetEQUAL launches ENDA Summer campaign

WASHINGTON - National direct-action LGBT civil rights organization GetEQUAL on Aug. 20 announced the launch of its grassroots "ENDA Summer" campaign. Designed to target representatives and senators from several key states, the campaign will focus [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:56:46-05:00August 26th, 2010|News|

Alternative health

Holistic medicine. Massage therapy. Chiropractic care. Acupuncture. Herbs and supplements. They may not be just what the doctor ordered, but that doesn't mean they should be disregarded. When we are sick, we go to see [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Jeremy Walters

Dear Internet Citizens: Facebook is not private. I don't care how many privacy-setting loops you jump through. The more "friends" you have, the more public your page. Facebook is not a lockbox for your most [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:09:38-05:00August 26th, 2010|Opinions|

Still off Target

Here we go again! A large business contributing to the conservative agenda - one that discriminates against a group of people ("Target struggles with donation backlash, BTL Issue 1833). As a homosexual who promotes equality [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:11:16-05:00August 26th, 2010|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Different Challenges?

by John Corvino Ross Douthat's recent New York Times op-ed ( against marriage equality is notable for many things, not least its frank rejection of some standard bad arguments against same-sex marriage. Douthat denies that [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:09:22-05:00August 26th, 2010|Opinions|

Covey to leave Michigan AIDS Coalition

By Jessica Carreras Ferndale Mayor and MAC COO Craig Covey at the June 5 Southeast Michigan Dyke March. BTL photo by Andrew Potter After over 22 years in the field of HIV/AIDS work, Michigan [...]

By |2010-08-26T09:00:00-04:00August 26th, 2010|News|