Dear Jody: Angry all the time

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: I have been dating this guy "Steve" for eight months, and we were getting along pretty well. Our sex life is incredible. We have everything going for us. Out of bed, we dig each [...]

It Takes a Village

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

Not many bands can say people still get excited over their decades-old hit and arm-spell it, but Village People's "YMCA" is inked into the musical lexicon like a tattoo. The sextet, who stormed the scene [...]

Whoa, Nelly!

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

Like a bird is exactly how Nelly Furtado's career has unfurled in the 10 years since she dropped her debut, "Whoa, Nelly!" The Canadian chanteuse was on top of the world, scoring a Grammy for [...]

No stopping a gay wedding!

By | 2018-01-16T00:57:53+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman Jared Gertner (right) will take five days off from The Gem Theatre's "Plaid Tidings" to marry his fiance, Jeffrey Marshek. Photo: Courtesy of The Gem Theatre DETROIT - Jared Gertner [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Oprah and Meryl and Sandra in the same movie. No, seriously. Michael Patrick King must be a wizard. Who else could foist something as terrible as "Sex and the City 2" [...]

Q Scopes: Think carefully, Aries!

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig The Sun in Scorpio in hard aspect to Pluto in Capricorn makes problems seem more horrible and desperate than they really are. Mercury in Sagittarius offers proportion; discussing your troubles with friends [...]

In Memoriam

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Gene Robinson, and others 8 Like a virgin 14 Kahlo's tongue 15 Den din 16 Suspecting nothing 17 Mishima and Ang Lee 18 Wife of 52-Across 20 Vintage vehicle 21 Rudy Galindo's milieu [...]

Paint with purpose

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Ferndale's Painting with a Twist art studio will host the first Paint with a Purpose class to benefit Higher Ground. Up to 60 percent of the class proceeds will be donated [...]

Goldenrod Music’s final Open House

By | 2018-01-16T10:39:57+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

Goldenrod Music will hold their final open house on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their offices and warehouse located at 1310 Turner Street in Lansing. Highlights of the event include [...]

Ferndale Community Foundation Roast

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

The Ferndale Elks Club will be the scene of a community "roast" on Friday Nov. 19 when a dozen local leaders and personalities gather for a night of hilarity and trading humorous insults targeting senior [...]

AG Cox fires UM student harasser Shirvell

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

Andrew Shirvell, Michigan's assistant state attorney general, was finally fired on Monday. Shirvell made national news after word spread of his anti-gay blog attacking University of Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong. Shirvell had been [...]

Republican sweep a challenge for LGBT equality

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

On Nov. 2, Republicans captured control of all three branches of Michigan state government, effectively securing their power over all state business for the next two years. An analysis of the election results in the [...]

$100K grant to Ruth Ellis Center addresses bullying

By | 2018-01-16T05:58:52+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

by BTL Staff HIGHLAND PARK - The Ruth Ellis Center, one of the nation's three agencies solely dedicated to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth who are lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender or questioning, has been granted [...]

Volunteering in a fabulous city

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

The city of Ferndale is partnering with Affirmations, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, Friends of the Ferndale Library and the Midwest AIDS Coalition to create a unique volunteer open house. The gathering will help people who [...]

Day of Remembrance Vigil

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

PFLAG Jackson, the Jackson Human Relations Commission, area churches, the Jackson High Gay-Straight Alliance, and the Jackson Community College Gay-Straight Alliance are sponsoring a vigil for all LGBT victims of violence. Young victims of bullying [...]

Turkey with S.P.I.C.E.

By | 2018-01-15T16:52:50+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

S.P.I.C.E. is offering Thanksgiving Basket giveaways to families in need in the Detroit metropolitan area. The organization is asking the public to submit names of families who can truly benefit from assistance during these challenging [...]

First gay Episcopal bishop to retire in 2013

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|News|

By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer The first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Saturday that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the "constant strain" on him and his family from the worldwide [...]

Creep of the Week: Robert Maginnis

By | 2010-11-11T09:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

Everyone knows that United States soldiers hate gay people. They hate them more than they hate terrorists, even, because at least terrorists aren't trying to legalize terror. So obviously if you took a poll of [...]

Letter: Affirmations screeching halt

By | 2018-01-16T01:34:15+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

An era of growth and expansion has come to a SCREECHING halt...to say the least. Taking a 'step back' is an understatement. Affirmations has displaced its most financially vulnerable (and arguably most devoted and energetic) [...]

Parting Glances: Three arfs for BARK!

By | 2018-01-15T16:14:49+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

A pre-Obama administration federally funded study by the Bureau of Animal Record Keeping finds that "persons of rainbow personality make the best dog owners but have little influence on cats." Anticipating outcry from gay activists [...]

Viewpoint: Voting’s over now what?

By | 2018-01-16T00:50:52+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

By now we have all had time to recover from "Red Tuesday." Whether it's from a hangover from drowning your sorrows or celebrating your successes over the mid-term elections, everyone should have stopped hyperventilating, dried [...]

Speakout: Last Tuesday

By | 2018-01-16T10:59:07+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

by Eric Rader The voters certainly decided they wanted a change last Tuesday. In Michigan and around the country, Republicans swept to big victories in the midterm elections, putting the GOP in charge of the [...]

Scene Check @ Hayloft and Rainbow Room

By | 2018-01-16T07:52:01+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

1. Rick, Shelby Lynn and Aaron @ Hayloft Saloon 3. Wendy, Cheyenne and Reanna @ Rainbow Room 2. Steve, Walter and Peter @ Hayloft 4. Cindy, Dylan, Ashley, Penny, Christina and Greg @ Rainbow Room