Dear Jody: Sex for three

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: "Lacy" and I have been good friends since way back, like 20 years or so. I would do just about anything for her, and now I'm being asked to go beyond what I feel [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente James Franco tells yet another gay story with 'Sal' It looks like James Franco is making gayness his primary cinematic concern. First he played Harvey Milk's boyfriend in "Milk," then Allen [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mercury and Neptune are in opposition, creating a struggle between rationality and irrational, artistic passions. Religion and atheism are articles of faith that cannot be explained or proven. Artistic appreciation is subjective. [...]

NY’s New Law

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Gossip from Ted Casablanca, e.g. 5 Radar images 10 Asks from one's knees 14 Word used in dating 15 All fired up 16 Go on and on 17 Muse to John Boswell 18 [...]

Tibbits orders an evening of merriment

By | 2018-01-16T03:28:21+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman Director Charles Burr demonstrates the secrets to successfully staging a British farce: Pacing, pacing, pacing. In the Tibbits Opera House production of Ray Cooney's "Out of Order," the pacing is breakneck [...]

Ghana gays supposedly to be arrested

By | 2018-01-16T00:53:42+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Homosexuals in western Ghana must be arrested under a dictate issued by Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo, local media have reported. Police agencies reportedly were told to find the [...]

ILGA achieves UN status

By | 2018-01-16T13:50:27+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Following a 17-year battle, the United Nations' Economic and Social Council on July 25 restored the consultative status of ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. ILGA [...]

Lithuania to see first LGBT film festival

By | 2018-01-16T01:43:45+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Lithuania will see its first LGBT film festival, Kitoks Kinas (Diverse Cinema), Aug. 25-31. Movies will be screened in the capital, Vilnius, and in Kaunas. "After some hurdles, the LGBT [...]

Uganda ‘kill the gays’ bill to return

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner INTERNATIONAL NEWS Uganda's 'kill the gays' bill is to be reintroduced in Parliament, the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights said July 21. The bill - which was stymied last year after international [...]

Fuel and fire for the heart

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

By Jeremy Martin Denise Miller and Michelle Johnson stand proudly in the arts center, bustling with youth engaged in creative projects. BTL photos: Jeremy Martin. At first glance, Michelle Johnson and Denise Miller look [...]

Hotter Than July heats up the D

By | 2018-01-16T12:20:13+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

Be sure not to miss the 16th annual Hotter Than July celebration. Organized by the Black Pride Society, the series of events brings fun, education and community to Detroit's African-American LGBTs. The official host accomodations [...]

David Blair found dead

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

By Tara Cavanaugh The last time David Blair spoke with BTL in 2009, Michael Jackson had just died. The death of the King of Pop, grieved by fans around the world, hit Blair - who [...]

Equality Michigan names executive director

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

Equality Michigan, the statewide gay and transgender advocacy and anti-violence organization, is pleased to announce that Denise Brogan-Kator has been appointed to the role of executive director after six months of serving as the interim [...]

Between Ourselves: Shannon Dettore

By | 2018-01-15T20:22:24+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Tara Cavanaugh Shannon Dettore directs the Office of LGBTQ Services at Central Michigan University. 1. Can you tell us about your job at CMU? We actually just changed our name, so finally it's more [...]

DADT dies for good Sept. 20

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the military gay ban, will be fully and permanently dead on Sept. 20. It already can't be enforced against active-duty troops, courtesy of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court [...]

DOMA repeal hearing shows heated debate

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a legendary civil rights activist, led off last Wednesday's hearing to discuss repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, likening it to laws decades ago that required separate [...]

California may see anti-gay ballot measure

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner U.S. NEWS Californians may be voting on gay matters again. This time the target is the law Gov. Jerry Brown signed July 14 that requires public schools to teach about LGBT people's [...]

Renee Harmon needs our support

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Renee Harmon is a mother. She raised three children over ten years with her former partner, Tammy Davis. And when their 19-year relationship ended, so did Harmon's relationship with her children. She hasn't seen the [...]

Bryan Fischer

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Like many gay and lesbian Americans I've been proudly watching videos and news stories about same-sex couples getting to - finally! - legally wed in New York. I got especially choked [...]

Moles, motes, migraines

By | 2018-01-16T04:58:10+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances There's an old saying about making a mountain out of a mole hill. Another about removing the beam from your own eye before demanding your neighbor remove the mote from his. I have [...]

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ discrimination

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Opinions|

S/he Said "Today, we have taken the final major step toward ending the discriminatory 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law that undermines our military readiness and violates American principles of fairness and equality. As of September [...]

The DJ in center

By | 2011-07-28T09:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2011|News|

By Curtis Lipscomb For two to five hours you escaped on a Friday night and the DJ lead the journey to our freedom. In the late 70s and 80s the most popular cultural gathering for [...]