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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'The King and I" A "royal" love story entertains at Detroit's Fisher Theatre Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear - the early '50s to be exact. Detroit's [...]

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Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at dawnwolfe@pridesource.com, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Window-shop, Virgo! Mars in Sagittarius lights up our energies for all kinds of adventures - new ideas, sports, or travels. While he's sextile to Jupiter in Libra, your energies are better coordinated [...]

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Meet Buckeye the BTL pet of the week

Buckeye is an adorable nine-month-old Pointer/Beagle mix. He currently weighs 52 pounds and should reach an adult weight of 60 pounds. Buckeye has a super personality. He is a very social dog who loves to [...]

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LGBT activists unite at WSU panel

DETROIT - The Michigan LGBT community is more united, more organized and more battle tested after the stunning loss suffered on Proposal 2 in the November 2004 election. That was the conclusion and tone of [...]

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A humble beacon for truth

When the Vatican condemned Sister Jeannine Gramick to silence for ministering to lesbian and gay Catholics and ordered her to renounce homosexuality as "evil," her answer was as courageous as it was simple. She said [...]

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Bush flip-flops on marriage amendment

By Bob Roehr President George W. Bush will not press for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples, he told the Washington Post in an interview published Jan. 16. But even before the [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Side by Side by Sondheim' Send in the audience: Spectacular Sondheim revue gets loving treatment at the BoarsHead Love is in the air at Lansing's BoarsHead Theatre. Not only is that a song title [...]

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Civil discourse on civil unions

By John Corvino Some of the nastiest mail I receive is not from right-wing homophobes, or even bitter ex-boyfriends, but from members of our own community who think I'm not progressive enough. For example, several [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: George CarlinThurs. 1/20/05Wharton Center, E. Lansing Rachael DavisThurs. 1/20/05 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor Upcoming: Kathy GriffinWed. 1/26/05DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids Ann Arbor Folk Festival, featuring the Indigo GirlsFri. 1/28/05Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor [...]

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Art & Around

Wellspring/Blue Dahlia Redux II returns to Kalamazoo KALAMAZOO - Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers will again join local musicians Blue Dahlia to present the celebrated "Wellspring/Blue Dahlia Redux II." This majestic concert combines the modern dance [...]

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Big screen pride comes to town

By Sharon Gittleman ROYAL OAK - Looking for a little thrill? If adding some excitement to your life was among your New Year's resolutions for 2005, you'll want to pencil the Reel Pride Michigan GLBT [...]

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Two steps forward

By Dawn Wolfe LANSING - How can a Michigan lesbian or gay worker protect him or herself from being fired because of his or her sexual orientation? Join a major union. At least some of [...]

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Citizens demand equal rights

LANSING - Two hundred people gathered at the Capitol steps to demand protections for LGBT individuals and families as new lawmakers began their first session of the year Jan. 12. Representative Chris Kolb (D - [...]

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LAAN to start TV spots

LANSING - Thanks to the Tony Cox Cable Positive grant, LAAN will be entering a new arena - TV public service announcements. "Over the course of the next year we will be producing four, 30 [...]

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SHe Said:

"Lawmakers will be dealing with a feisty pregnant woman. We're going to do everything we can to protect our child." - Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality's newly pregnant President Bev Davidson on lobbying Michigan lawmakers [...]

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Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Arizona: A coalition of social conservatives opposing equal marriage rights will mount an initiative campaign to put a state constitutional amendment on Arizona's 2006 ballot instead of seeking legislative action as [...]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics Illinois bans LGBT discrimination SPRINGFIELD, IL - Capping an eleven year effort led by Equality Illinois, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual [...]

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Ferndale diner gets LGBT raves

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - It's not often you find a poem taking center stage on a diner's menu. It's even rarer for that poem to welcome LGBT people to the table. Club Bart is [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente The 'Confessions' of Joseph Lawrence Sorry, but you can't call him "Joey" anymore. The former "Blossom" teen and one-hit pop star is an adult now, and he wants to be known [...]

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Reel Pride reviews

BTL's Assistant Editor D'Anne Witkowski takes a look at three of the highly anticipated film festival's offerings. For more info visit ReelPrideMichigan.com. Dorian Blues There's a reason "Dorian Blues" is screening twice at Reel Pride [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Flying alone Q: I am a little afraid to tell you what is going on with me because I think you might decide I am crazy. I'm not. But I need someone [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out The Assassination of Richard Nixon It's 1974, and Samuel Bicke (Sean Penn), an emotionally unbalanced office-supply salesman, a lonely and obsessive divorced dad, and a self-described "grain of sand," is slowly coming undone. [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

The Eyes Have It Across 1 Leisha's character on "The L Word"6 Streisand's "Funny Girl" role11 Tatum O'Neal's "The ___ News Bears"14 Word that may follow sperm or organ15 Carrie Chapman Catt, once16 One of [...]

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Theater Events for the period Jan. 20 – 29

Professional Theater: Boston Marriage Two Victorian women walk into a relationship: Are they sparring partners or each others' true love? Presented Thursday through Sunday at Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor, through Feb. 20. Tickets: $20 [...]

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Getting stronger and better

January weather did not deter over two hundred people last Wednesday from showing up to greet returning state legislators in Lansing. They were there to remind them that all citizens in Michigan deserve equal protections [...]

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LAAN names new board

LANSING - Five new board members have joined the Lansing Area AIDS Network:Cindy E. Faulkner, an Assistant Professor at Cooley Law School who teaches in the Elderlaw clinic;Ric Martin, who is also the Director of [...]

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Book Marks

By Richard Labonte The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer By David Leavitt. W.W. Norton, 319 pages, $22.95 hardcover "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is part of [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|Entertainment|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics IRS inquiry sought of two Ohio churches COLUMBUS - The New York Times reported on Jan. 16 that a group of religious leaders have sent a complaint to the [...]

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Creep of the Week: Jack Abramoff

Jack Abramoff Unless you've been beneath the same rock lobbyist Jack Abramoff crawled out from under, you've heard his name in conjunction with corruption in Washington D.C. Before he was busted, it seemed Abramoff was [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|

SHe Said Jan. 19, 2005

"I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men [...]

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Affirmations offers new health programs for 2006

FERNDALE - Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center will be offering new health and wellness programs along with old favorites during the first few months of 2006. Living with Depression: A four-week structured group focusing [...]

By |2005-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2005|News|