The Gay with the Skinning Knife

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet Did I mention I write in a park now? It's organic and therapeutic until the old people and middle school kids start fighting over which homeless person smells the worst. [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:54:01-05:00February 9th, 2012|Entertainment|

Raunchy for a reason

Be open-minded for a moment. Imagine a gay man on all fours decked out with head-to-toe leather horse gear. On his back, riding him around the stage, is a large-breasted straight girl who is playing [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Entertainment|

Boys do ballet…as girls

By Bridgette M. Redman EAST LANSING - Five years after the Stonewall riots, a group of professional male dancers gathered in New York and decided to take drag performance to a new level. They formed [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:03:32-05:00February 9th, 2012|Entertainment|


Across 1 Cathedral of Hope area 5 Nintendo rival 9 Tuesday to 50 million Frenchmen 14 "Boys Don't Cry" character 15 Parka feature 16 You blow them among the reeds 17 Processes wine or cheese [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Entertainment|

Murder, mayhem and laughs in Eastpointe

"I keep losing track of what crime we're committing," gasps Lois Shields, an exasperated book editor in "Cahoots," the comedy thriller now playing at Eastpointe's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre. And she's not the only one, [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Entertainment|

The dont’s of dating

Being on the market has its advantages: friends love stories that are sick, strange and full of you-gotta-be-kidding-mes. I've had my share of those (see below) - enough, anyway, to question my life as reality [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:13:28-05:00February 9th, 2012|Guides|

V-Day in Michigan

By Jeremy Martin Unlike most major holidays, Valentine's Day is not based on any ancient Pagan rituals. It holds no links to the solstice, the sewing or harvesting of crops, nor does it fall on [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Guides|

The nurturing kind

By Desiree Cooper DETROIT LGBT LEADER: ROYALE THEUS from Model D TV on Vimeo.DETROIT LGBT LEADER: ROYALE THEUS When he was only 20-years-old, Detroit native Royale Theus discovered he was going to be a father. [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

LGBT issues taught to teachers at OU conference

Nearly 150 people gathered on Feb. 3 for the first ever Michigan SOGI Education Conference: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in Education at Oakland University in Rochester. The statewide one-day conference, sponsored by OU's [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

Ruth Ellis Center to receive Love Award

SOUTHFIELD - Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church in Southfield will present the Love Award on Feb. 12 to The Ruth Ellis Center for its work with homeless LGBT youth. "This year in the Detroit area 2,000 [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

HIV/AIDS Alliance of Michigan reactivates

BY BTL staff The HIV/AIDS Alliance of Michigan (HAAM), originally founded in 1985, has been reactivated by its core member AIDS service organizations around the state and have contracted with Wiener Associates, a Lansing based [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:52:43-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

One Million Moms

Creep of the Week Lest there be any confusion, this week's Creep is not just a million random ladies with kids. One Million Moms is an affiliate of the American Family Association. So you can [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Opinions|

Ystrad Mynach. Where?

Parting Glances "Fairy tales can come true, if you're young at heart," so go the lyrics of one of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits. Sing along mentally with me to this truth-is-stranger-than friction, er, fiction fairy [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:04:09-05:00February 9th, 2012|Opinions|

Planned Parenthood, Chinese culture

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "There may be as many as 16 million women on the Chinese mainland who are married to homosexual men. Due to traditional family values in China, about 90 percent [...]

By |2012-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2012|Opinions| helps same-sex couples find coverage

Americans are now able to use to search specifically for insurance plans that include coverage for domestic partners, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Feb. 7. The Health Plan Finder tool on allows consumers [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:32:21-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

Google’s sponsorship of CPAC stirs controversy

WASHINGTON, DC -- SInce Friday, over 97,000 people have joined a popular campaign on calling on Google to unequivocally and publicly reject the viewpoints of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference with [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:24:33-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|

Washington gov signs law; NJ Senate passes bill

By Lisa Keen Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the freshly passed marriage equality bill, telling a crowded gathering at the State House, that same-sex couples "will no longer be separate but equal" in Washington but [...]

By |2018-01-23T04:29:58-05:00February 9th, 2012|News|