BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

In A Family Way: Trans-Racial Queer Families

By | 2018-01-15T22:32:46-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

By (Ari) Istar Lev Since many LGBT families are choosing trans-racial adoption, the faces of our community are increasingly filled with multi-racial families. This is yet one more way that gay and lesbian families represent [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Don't argue, Aries! Mars in Taurus is opposing Jupiter, boosting energy, and both square Saturn, offering focus. Mercury in Sagittarius interjects a lot of new ideas. Whether those notions are keys to [...]

Book Marks

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte Throughout 2005, I reviewed 100 books in this column, and read as many more, and there are dozens of potentially good reads I haven't gotten to yet. This offering of 10 fiction [...]

‘Brokeback’ insults

By | 2018-01-15T16:01:43-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, "Brokeback Mountain" is a depressing, self-loathing, you're-gay-and-doomed with no other possibility story. I like the two stars and wanted to like this movie, but it plays like a film from the collaboration of [...]

WDET brings back popular radio programs

By | 2018-01-16T13:02:32-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - WDET - Detroit Public Radio began a new program schedule Dec. 13 that brings back public radio listener favorites like Car Talk, Fresh Air, This American Life, Afropop Worldwide and The Tavis Smiley [...]

Same-sex partner immigration legislation pending

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

The Uniting American Families Act (formerly the Permanent Partners Immigration Act) would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow Americans to sponsor their same-sex foreign partners for immigration benefits. The UAFA was introduced in [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

TIDBITS: Professional Theater News from Around Town Performance Network's annual campaign appeals to community ANN ARBOR - Performance Network, Ann Arbor's professional theatre and community arts organization, announced earlier this season its most ambitious annual [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

Demographical Projection Across 1 A gentleman might pull it out for his date 5 Francis Bacon work 10 Turn the meat at Hamburger Mary's 14 411 15 Like lips, in a Rita Mae Brown title [...]

Affirmations seeks help for grand opening

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

FERNDALE - Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center needs volunteers to help plan the grand opening of the new center. The second meeting of the new committee is scheduled for Dec. 27; the committee will [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Wandering from your partner Q: I have been with my partner, "Carrie," for ten and a half years. For the most part, we have had a great relationship and many good times [...]

American Catholics: Time for a Stonewall Moment

By | 2018-01-16T06:14:40-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

By Mary E. Hunt The Vatican has released a document banning priests "who are actively homosexual, have deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called 'gay culture.'" Rome has been floating trial balloons for some time [...]

Torn between two countries

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Amy met the love of her life when she was nineteen, during a semester abroad in England. Friends at first, the two fell deeply in love despite the difficulties of a [...]

LGBT organizations awarded $89,000 in HOPE Fund grants

By | 2018-01-15T19:39:26-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan has announced grants totaling $89,000 from The Hope Fund to assist agencies and organizations that support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities. [...]

Ford back in gear with LGBTs

By | 2018-01-16T16:49:11-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

WASHINGTON - A tense two weeks came to a happy resolution when Ford unequivocally stated its support for the LGBT community in words and actions, distancing themselves from the extremist right-wing group that had threatened [...]

The gay behind ‘Geisha’

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

By Christopher Wallenberg "Brokeback Mountain," the gay cowpoke flick that has the queer community's knickers all in a twist, isn't the only Hollywood film this season that thoughtfully and sensitively depicts characters who are forced [...]

Naughty and nice

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

On behalf of everyone at Pridesource Media Group, the editors of Between The Lines wish our readers the happiest of holidays. And no, we don't do it just to upset the religious right, who believe [...]

AFA aren’t Christian

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, While I deplore the American Family Association, and the usage of "family" in their name, I realize that they are entitled by our Constitution to do so. However, they do not have the [...]

Two of a kind

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

By John Polly What's the secret to maintaining a successful long-term relationship? Some couples may base their bond on honesty. Others credit common interests, mutual respect, or a shared past and sense of history. But, [...]

Divine Peace finds potential new home

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WATERFORD - A Dec. 12 vote of the Waterford City Council has cleared the way for Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church to begin final negotiations with the council to purchase their [...]

Now Playing

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

Just Out Brokeback Mountain Cowboys Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) fall into a passionate affair on Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain in 1963, retreating back into straight lives at summer's end. Finding that wives and [...]

Mid-Michigan dons its gay apparel

By | 2018-01-16T13:15:16-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

SAGINAW - Holiday cheer and active bidding mixed to make a beautiful event to benefit Perceptions, the mid-Michigan LGBT community group. About 130 people joined the festivities at the Montague B&B near downtown Saginaw Dec. [...]

Lansing LGBT community to protest Penn State game

By | 2018-01-16T11:00:38-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - Lansing-area activists will have a chance to voice their opinion about Penn State women's basketball coach Renee Portland on Jan. 5 when the now-infamous anti-lesbian coach will bring her [...]

Fighting fat-phobia

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I was horrified to read Dr. Wang's "Obesity: America's Raging Epidemic" (in the Dec. 15, 2005 issue of BTL). The last thing this world needs is more reasons to hate our bodies and [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

This Week: Matisyahu Thurs. 12/29/05 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Chenille Sisters Sat. 12/31/05 The Ark, Ann Arbor Upcoming: Imogen Heap Wed. 1/18/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Ann Arbor Folk Festival With Catie Curtis, Blanche, more [...]

Parting Glances: Sniff it. (With passion)

By | 2018-01-15T19:26:02-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Opinions|

The December Psychology Today has a brief seven-question interview with in-your-face, Korean-American, straight, standup comic Margeret Cho. One of the questions asked her concerns lesbian comedians -- a delightful breed of ribsters. Psychology Today: "According [...]

Gay flix top picks of movie crix

By | 2018-01-15T21:19:21-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for movies with LGBT themes and characters, as film critics across the country are already showering them with prestigious awards and nominations. And which movie of 2005 [...]

SHe Said Dec. 22, 2005

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

"We're talking real gay marriage, not your namby-pamby 'let's call it a civil union and hope Jesus doesn't notice.' Just to reiterate: America is now less progressive than South Africa." - Jon Stewart on the [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

Review: 'Side by Side by Sondheim' Something erratic on stage at JET Something familiar, yet something peculiar hit the stage of the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company this past Saturday night. What was familiar was the [...]

Ford meets with local LGBT leaders

By | 2005-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DEARBORN - On Dec. 20, local LGBT community leaders met with representatives of Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund in attempt to heal any leftover damage resulting from [...]

Your home mortgage referee

By | 2018-01-16T14:38:37-05:00 December 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

When Barb Smith isn't helping some people find a way to buy the home of their dreams, she's keeping others from running afoul of the rules. Women's National Basketball rules, that is. Smith, a loan [...]

Test Headline

By | 2005-12-16T09:00:00-05:00 December 16th, 2005|Uncategorized|

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