Five other lesbian love scenes

By Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis play bitter ballet rivals in Darren Aronofsky's trippy "Black Swan." But the heightened emotion they feel for each other ends up bubbling over into [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dirty Dancing

Natalie Portman flaps her arms and moves as gracefully as a bird in the twisted psychosexual thriller "Black Swan," but the comparisons don't stop there. The actress ate like one, too. To transform into mentally [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Chris Willis: ‘Louder’ and Prouder

By Peter Galvin The power of his voice can shake the rafters. The power of his performances has moved clubgoers in every way possible - physically, emotionally, spiritually. Of course, we're talking about the force [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:17:59-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Homo for the Holidays

Dec. 9 Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABC Family; 6 p.m.) The Gruffalo (ABC Family; 7 p.m.) IMDB says, "A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest and outwits a succession of predators." Maurice [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente The second - or is it third? - coming of 'Ab Fab' Edina and Patsy would like another drink; care to join them? "Absolutely Fabulous," the British sitcom that made Jennifer [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Be careful, Virgo!

By Jack Fertig Mercury turning retrograde in Capricorn reveals systemic errors great and small. Look for flaws in hierarchies and collect info to solve problems next month. Mercury's conjunct Pluto and sextile Venus so challenges [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Ticklish Situation

Across 1 Bi 5 Todd or Kevin 11 British sitcom "Ab ___ " 14 Marathon, for one 15 Weatherspoon of the WNBA 16 Hosp. ward 17 Jane Spahr's last word, perhaps 18 "Desert ___ " [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:23:45-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Glenn Burke’s story

By Dan Woog The OutField "Glenn was comfortable with who he was. Baseball was not comfortable with who he was." That encapsulates the life and career of Glenn Burke, Major League Baseball's first openly gay [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

‘Wonderettes’ serve up marvelous fun

By Judith Cookis Rubens Enjoy "The Marvelous Wonderettes" through Dec. 26. Photo: Farmer Alley Theatre The high school experience is so brilliantly universal, that most people - no matter what year they graduated - [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Have yourself an airy little Christmas

By John Quinn "The Nutcracker's Nuts" returns to Broadway Onstage for its 10th season! Photo: Broadway Onstage "The Nutcracker's Nuts" - VULGARITY at Christmas! Thank you. Now that I have your attention, class, let's [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Actors paint a sweet comedy in Ferndale

Independent producer SweetLove Productions returns to The Ringwald with its second annual Christmas comedy, "F$$$ the Holidays: A Seasonal Retail Story." And while it would have been understandable to come back with a sequel to [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Out of Town: St. Petersburg’s Renaissance

by Andrew Collins Although Florida's fourth-largest city has seen a minimal increase in population over the past 30 years, this sunny metropolis on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico has changed [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:02:56-05:00December 9th, 2010|Guides|

Sounds of the season

By Brian Q. Newcomb I think by now we can all agree with the logic that we don't need any new Christmas music. It's all been done, from traditionals to country and hip-hop. But still [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Guides|

Dutch transgenders will get new diplomas

by Rex Wockner International News Transgender people in the Netherlands have won the right to receive new school diplomas that reflect their correct name and gender. The change resulted from a legal action against the [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:54:28-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

EU report: Europe is inconsistent on LGBT rights

by Rex Wockner International News There is an uneven landscape in protection of LGBT rights in Europe, the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency said Nov. 30 in a comprehensive report to the European Parliament. "In [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:33:09-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

Kenyan PM: Arrest the gays

by Rex Wockner International News Kenya's prime minister, Raila Odinga, said Nov. 28 that people who have gay or lesbian sex should be arrested, and that he wants the nation to have no gay people. [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:32:15-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

Malta OKs trans marriage

by Rex Wockner International News Malta's Constitutional Court OK'd transgender marriages Nov. 29, reported Transgender Europe. In a case brought by Joanne Cassar, the court ruled she now is free to marry her boyfriend. The [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

HRW: Senegal gay ban promotes violence

by Rex Wockner International News Senegal's law criminalizing adult gay sex contributes to anti-gay abuse by police and the public, Human Rights Watch said in a 95-page report issued Nov. 30. The African nation's Penal [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:55:04-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

Affirmations searches for new executive director

The LGBT center has assigned a ten-person committee to help find a new executive director. The diverse committee consists of board members, staff, volunteers and supporters of the metro Detroit LGBT community. The committee hired [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

Affirmations faces serious budget problems

Tara Cavanaugh Affirmations Interim Director Kevin Howley talks frankly about the center's financial difficulties. BTL photos: Tara Cavanaugh. FERNDALE - Snow drifted dreamily outside the center's floor-to-ceiling windows as the staff at Affirmations served [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:06:39-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

LGBT activist loses battle with cancer

Tara Cavanaugh Roger Reisdorf May 30, 1949 - Nov. 21, 2010 Roger Reisdorf, a renowned activist in the LGBT community, died Nov. 21 after battling colon cancer for three years. He was 51. Reisdorf was [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:45:49-05:00December 9th, 2010|News|

Prop 8 trial encouraging and enraging

On Monday we watched with intense interest as the attorneys both for and against the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in California argued before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. It was exciting to [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:26:40-05:00December 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Letter: Correction on APM article

In BTL's Dec. 2, Vol.1848, you ran a story about a new marketing campaign being developed by AIDS Partnership Michigan under the headline, "Huge donation to encourage HIV prevention in SE Michigan." Referring to the [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:36:51-05:00December 9th, 2010|Opinions|

Speak Out: The DADT report makes the case

By Eric Rader The Pentagon has released its long-awaited report on the potential impact of allowing lesbians and gays to serve openly in the military. Unsurprisingly, the comprehensive survey of 115,000 service members finds that [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Opinions|

General Gayety: Winging their way to gayness

by Leslie Robinson S cientists in Florida have discovered that when male white ibises eat too much mercury, they turn gay. Don't blame an overbearing ibis mother. Blame the metal. Suspicious that mercury had led [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:13:20-05:00December 9th, 2010|Opinions|

‘Wicked’ still casts a powerful spell

By Judith Cookis Rubens Vicki Noon and Natalie Daradich in "Wicked" at Miller Auditorium. Photo: Courtesy Miller Auditorium Nearly 10 years after its Broadway premiere, "Wicked" is still going strong. Theaters sell out, super-fans [...]

By |2010-12-09T09:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

DADT vote possible tonight

WASHINGTON, DC - A vote on the defense authorization bill, which includes the DADT provision, could come as early as this Wednesday evening. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he will bring NDAA back [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:12:06-05:00December 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|