Ray of light

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

By Andrea Poteet On her sixth solo album, "Lung of Love," Amy Ray takes listeners to church with confessional lyrics about faith, life and love in her honest, soulful voice. But Ray, half of iconic [...]

Hail Sharon

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

In a drag world of pretty feather boas, bedazzled attire, full-face makeup and voluptuous body shapers, Sharon Needles is embracing her scary side as the controversial Queen of Darkness. This earned her the title of [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Conservative 'Butler': Jane Fonda Jane Fonda has spent her entire life working for liberal causes when she wasn't busy building a career as one of our most acclaimed actresses. And if [...]

Get wild and crazy, Capricorn!

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury conjoining Eris triggers battles of wits and verbal one-upmanship. That can easily lead to silly arguments. Fortunately, Venus is in Gemini sextile to both, bringing charm and affection to [...]

Costanza on Lesbians

By | 2018-01-16T01:52:55+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Change positions, in volleyball 7 Shakespeare's Ariel, for one 13 What "bottom's up" is to "pub's motto" 15 "The Double Man" author 16 Start of an explanation 18 Betty of cartoons 19 In [...]

Texas A&M tackles diversity

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

By Dan Woog The OutField A school on the list of America's 10 least inclusive colleges for LGBT students would seem an unlikely host for a conference called "Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport." [...]

Matrix romp bears bountiful fruit

By | 2018-01-16T11:34:46+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Entertainment|

By John Quinn There are odd or unusual plays in every theatrical season, some because of their scripts, and some because of their staging. Matrix Theatre Company doubles the oddity by presenting "Raven's Seed," Stephen [...]

Wake-up call

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|News|

By Jim Larkin GRAND RAPIDS - Read the political blogs and you can sense the intrigue in the Democratic race for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Can a young gay man (Trevor Thomas) win a [...]

Same-sex wedding expo gives gays great ideas

By | 2018-01-15T19:15:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|News|

By Crystal Proxmire LIVONIA - The Detroit Marriott Livonia was overflowing with love on April 29 as over 300 people came out for Between The Lines' second annual Same-Sex Wedding Expo. The event, which was [...]

Annual Women’s Golf OUTing coming up

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|News|

The 2012 Annual Women's Golf OUTing will be held June 9 in Plymouth. Join more than one hundred golfers competing for terrific prizes. Organizers want you to "ooooh and ahhhhh" while golfers challenge each other [...]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison

By | 2018-01-16T08:34:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

Creep of the Week Suicide is one of those things with no positives. I mean, no one kills him or herself because things are going well. Even assisted suicide, intended to have the positive outcome [...]

Pages past tense #8

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

Parting Glances Fifty years ago Detroit's Washington Boulevard was a busy setting for exclusive shops, upscale restaurants, elegant bistros, stretching sedately from Grand Circus Park's popular Statler Hotel to Michigan Avenue's prestigious Sheraton Cadillac. Both [...]

North Carolina, diversity, Ellen

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts [...]

Presidential progress

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

By Eric W. Rader SpeakOut In his three years as president, Barack Obama has taken a number of actions to advance LGBT equality in the United States. Only one other chief executive, Bill Clinton, made [...]

Our Civil Rights Paradox

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud I've often thought I should write a column called, "Weird Things Lawyers Do," to explain to normal people why attorneys, like me, spend so much time arguing about meaningless [...]

The rues have changed

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Opinions|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions If you happen to be transgender, then you have a reason to celebrate: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently ruled that an employer who discriminates against a transgender job [...]

When crisis calls, time to unite as one

By | 2012-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|News|

This editorial is in response to this story BTL has learned that Equality Michigan's Executive Director, Denise Brogan-Kator, has resigned effective May 4 and that the organization is in serious financial trouble. Given the importance [...]