Cocktail Chatter: Water of Life

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov I once found myself at a meeting of urine drinkers. No, under no circumstances - including Chinese water torture and being strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Ke$ha - [...]

Cuckoo for Coco Peru

By | 2018-01-16T02:26:53+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Samantha White December in Detroit is going to heat up this holiday season with a shot of hot Coco. Coco Peru, that is. The beautiful and talented drag queen - with a capital Q [...]

Aging and gay?

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

ROYAL OAK - What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless you change your [...]

Focus on elegance, Leo!

By | 2018-01-16T01:33:33+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Sun in Sagittarius square to Mars in Virgo cranks up mental energy but easily yields to dithering frenzies. Both move into semi-square to Saturn, a rude wake-up call! The right [...]

John Cryer’s Cry

By | 2018-01-16T02:29:06+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Nuts 5 "West ___ Story" 9 Little fairies 13 Where you can eat a hero 14 Bipedal dino 15 Egypt's lifeline 16 Distribute sparingly 17 Garb for Mychal Judge 18 Secluded valley 19 [...]

You better watch out for Santa Lecter!

By | 2018-01-16T07:42:01+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

By Bridgette M. Redman The Santa stalking the Who Wants Cake? stage in Ferndale is far creepier than just a brightly dressed home invader who spies on children throughout the year to gauge their naughtiness [...]

Play packs a punch at Planet Ant

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

One aspect of Michigan's professional theater community that makes it stand out from others around the country is this: the willingness to take risks. In particular, I'm referring to the fact that many of our [...]

The Fire This Time

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|News|

It is a global pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 33 million men, women and children since 1981. It is an indiscriminate, insidious killer. But here in the States, AIDS is beginning [...]

Senate passes ‘weak’ anti-bullying bill

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|News|

LANSING - The Michigan Senate Tuesday morning approved what advocates call a "weak" anti-bullying bill. The Michigan House passed the bill two weeks ago. The legislation does not include the so-called "license to bully" provision [...]

OBITUARY: Rev. Darren McCarroll

By | 2018-01-16T17:52:38+00:00 December 1st, 2011|News|

DETROIT - Rev. Darren McCarroll, a champion for social justice and longtime minister with the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, succumbed to a year-long battle with colon cancer Nov. 27. He was 48. Born and raised [...]

UofM Dearborn appoints new coordinator

By | 2018-01-15T19:42:11+00:00 December 1st, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff Richard "Rick" Robinson, Ph.D., has been appointed LGBTQ Coordinator at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Robinson, a well-known anthropologist, lecturer, political consultant, Chief of Staff to Detroit City Council Member Mel Ravitz for [...]

T.I.

By | 2018-01-16T05:05:24+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Attention gays: recently paroled felon and rapper T.I. thinks you are too sensitive. And maybe he's right. Maybe years of being treated like second-class citizens and being accused of and equated [...]

My Argentinean Knees

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I've a friend, Wardell, who shamelessly flatters new acquaintances in oddball ways. "You've got exciting toes," he'll tell a guy wearing sandals. "Your earlobes indicate you're well endowed," he'll remark to a party [...]

LGBT in Major League Baseball

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled By Howard Israel S/he Said "I ask as an LGBT fan and on behalf of the center that you both please add sexual orientation provisions to the MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, and encourage [...]

Kiss and sell

By | 2011-12-01T09:00:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

by Leslie Robinson General Gayety Diplomacy suddenly got a whole lot friendlier. Leaders of nations and leaders of faiths, instead of shaking hands, are kissing each other on the lips. Global warming, indeed. All this [...]

Denis the Menace

By | 2018-01-23T09:36:19+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

Meeting Denis O'Hare should be scary as hell. But today, in the back of homo-hotspot Saint Felix in West Hollywood on his day off, O'Hare doesn't project the eeriness he does as a horny "True [...]