Cocktail Chatter: Water of Life

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 - [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Cuckoo for Coco Peru

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:26:53-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

Aging and gay?

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

Focus on elegance, Leo!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:33:33-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

John Cryer’s Cry

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:29:06-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

You better watch out for Santa Lecter!

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:42:01-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

Play packs a punch at Planet Ant

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|

The Fire This Time

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|News|

Senate passes ‘weak’ anti-bullying bill

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|News|

OBITUARY: Rev. Darren McCarroll

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:52:38-05:00December 1st, 2011|News|

UofM Dearborn appoints new coordinator

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:42:11-05:00December 1st, 2011|News|


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 [...]

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

My Argentinean Knees

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

LGBT in Major League Baseball

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

Kiss and sell

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 [...]

By |2011-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Opinions|

Denis the Menace

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 [...]

By |2018-01-23T09:36:19-05:00December 1st, 2011|Entertainment|