Love in a Hopeless Place

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet It's a whirlwind, growing up. I can't get the hang of it. I'm on tour with a new book but I don't know how I got here. I say aloud, [...]

Love in a Hopeless Place

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet It's a whirlwind, growing up. I can't get the hang of it. I'm on tour with a new book but I don't know how I got here. I say aloud, [...]

The Union Square

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter You can't go to the Olive Garden without your server pushing "specialty cocktails," a euphemism for toxic waste. These poisonous catch-alls are enough to make you hurl. "McSewer's 12-year bourbon, [...]

The Union Square

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter You can't go to the Olive Garden without your server pushing "specialty cocktails," a euphemism for toxic waste. These poisonous catch-alls are enough to make you hurl. "McSewer's 12-year bourbon, [...]

Book Marks

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "The Stranger's Child," by Alan Hollinghurst. Knopf, 448 pages, $27.95 hardcover. For gay fans of Hollinghurst's first novel, "The Swimming-Pool Library," his new work - seven years in the writing - may [...]

Music of the heart

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet These days, Richard Schooping is focusing on the little things. He's not thinking about the nerve damage that has ravaged his throat and left him unable to sing. He's ignoring the possibility [...]

Music of the heart

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet These days, Richard Schooping is focusing on the little things. He's not thinking about the nerve damage that has ravaged his throat and left him unable to sing. He's ignoring the possibility [...]

Be patient, Virgo!

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Virgo sesqui-square Jupiter in Taurus goads people to be more stubborn, assertive and critical. Listening patiently and graciously, and learning how to improve, gives you an edge. Being [...]

Remembering Barbara Grier

By | 2018-01-15T18:25:46+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Jodie Foster, to Yale 5 Bob Marley, e.g. 10 Craig Claiborne's gumbo pod 14 Gauche side, for Debussy 15 Sea eagles 16 Fashionable Christian 17 Kind of round 18 Brand of foamy heads [...]

Galen Dodd blocks, hits, comes out

By | 2018-01-23T02:45:18+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField At 6-feet-4-inches - and still three months away from his 16th birthday - Galen Dodd might have been expected to play basketball. There's pressure to do so on every tall [...]

LCC won’t fight partner benefits law

By | 2018-01-16T02:13:45+00:00 December 15th, 2011|News|

LANSING - The state's only community college to offer health care benefits to unmarried partners says it will not defend those benefits if Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation which would ban them. Lansing Community College, [...]

Rick Perry

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week You don't have to be a political scientist to recognize that Texas Governor Rick Perry is an ignorant prick. But I've got to hand it to him: he knows how to [...]

Wise men, cross-dressing chickens

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances An olde, olde legend - newly shared for posterity by a handful of forthright and gay-friendly scholars - says that the wise man known as Kaspar liked on festive occasions and birthdays to [...]

The Bachmanns, Muppets and Finances

By | 2018-01-15T17:43:25+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

S/He Said "I don't believe Michele Bachmann's husband is gay - I don't think you'd [Michele Bachmann] run for president - I think he's just effete. If you can have gays who don't seem gay, [...]

A step in the rights direction

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman from Georgia, had been working as a proofreader and editor in the state's Office of Legislative Counsel. Two years into her employment, in 2007, [...]

A step in the rights direction

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman from Georgia, had been working as a proofreader and editor in the state's Office of Legislative Counsel. Two years into her employment, in 2007, [...]

Cops target gay men in Kent County parks

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff and AP Wire GRAND RAPIDS - Activists in western Michigan say sheriff's deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks by striking up conversations with them while working undercover. [...]