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Review: 'Jerks at Warp Speed' Robinson and robots: Live action comedy and technical wizardry make for silly fun at Planet Ant By Donald V. Calamia Space: Although it's the final frontier for most of us, [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Night Blooming' New drama blossoms at Blackbird - almost By Donald V. Calamia Watching emerging playwrights find their voice is an aspect of theater criticism I truly enjoy. So it was with great pleasure [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Equality – Ain’t I a woman?

WOMAN: an adult female, mother, wife, lover but also educator, nurturer and innovator. But for most of western history women were confined to a life of domesticity. As late as the early 20th century in [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:58:48-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley BTL's new Pet of the Week? Q: My Valentine's Day was a DISASTER! It would have been better if I were without a boyfriend and stayed home and felt sorry for myself [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Q Puzzle

Sole on Ice Across 1 Samuel Barber's output 6 Wine region south of the Russian River 10 Come and go 14 "Spartacus" venue 15 Etheridge's "I'm the ___ One" 16 Capable of performing 17 American [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Adoption bans are wrong

On the front page of USA Today this morning was an article about gays and lesbians adopting children. The gist of the article: emboldened by their success getting anti-gay marriage bans passed across the country, [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

The Gay Moralist

By John Corvino I have just completed a week's worth of same-sex marriage debates with Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family. Actually, that's not quite right: we only completed two of the three debates [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Razzle-dazzle at the Fisher

Review: 'Chicago' Sexy guys, sizzling gals heat up 'Chicago' "Nobody walks out on me," Roxie Hart screams to her soon-to-be ex-lover, Fred Casely, as she pumps multiple bullets into him during the opening moments of [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

SHe Said Feb. 23, 2005

"This is not an issue about gays. This is about children." - Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, a Republican who was in favor of that state's anti-gay marriage ban, on the proposal to ban adoption [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Affirmative action ban effort draws LGBT foes

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN SOUTHFIELD - Programs that have eased the way for women and minorities to be full partners in Michigan's workforce and educational system are under threat, thanks to a ballot initiative that would [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:14:17-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman New York's marriage law upheld ALBANY, N.Y. - A midlevel state appeals court on Feb. 16 upheld the state's marriage law as constitutional, handing a defeat to same-sex couples seeking [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Laurel Hester dead at 49

By The Associated Press POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - Laurel Hester, a cancer-stricken law enforcement officer whose efforts to ensure that her pension benefits would be extended to her longtime partner became a rallying point for [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:37:20-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Respect your needs, Virgo! Egos are touchy with Sun in Pisces quincunx Saturn in Leo. Whether self-perception is inflated or deflated, most folks want to be more than they feel they are. [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

The Black Gay Dollar: ignored and overlooked

By Herndon L. Davis During Black History Month, corporations and their advertising arms pledge their allegiance to cultural diversity in a continual effort to strategically target the estimated $852 billion (2007) African-American marketplace. However, there's [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:11:45-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Now Playing

Just Out Curious George To save the museum where he works, Ted (voice of Will Ferrell) travels to Africa to bring back an ancient shrine. A little monkey, Curious George, becomes enamored of Ted's yellow [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Knollenberg talk draws gay politico

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN BIRMINGHAM - Economics was the focus of Congressman Joe Knollenberg's talk to a crowd of supporters at the Baldwin Public Library last week - a subject that troubled Log Cabin Republican Vice [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:50:34-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Feds end Jim West investigation SPOKANE, Wash. - The U.S. Justice Department has ended a nine-month public corruption investigation of former Mayor Jim West without bringing criminal charges, a [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Concert Connections

This Week: Jefferson Starship Thurs. 2/23/06 Majestic Theatre, Detroit Pavlo Thurs. 2/23/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Susan Werner Fri. 2/24/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Fri. 2/24/06 8 p.m. MSU [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 23-March 4

Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum "Shoot the Family," contemporary photography and video exploring the undercurrents of domestic life. Through March 26. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 1-877-462-7262. http://www.cranbrook.edu. Detroit Historical [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Javier joins UofM’s LGBT Affairs office

ANN ARBOR - Gabriel Javier has accepted the assistant director position in the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor's Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Affairs. Javier is replacing Julica Hermann, who left the office earlier this [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:47:36-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Patrick J. Reilly

Patrick J. Reilly Sometimes people say the darnedest things. Making the latest submission to the "You Can't Argue With Logic Like That Department" (YCAWLLTD, for short) is Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:23:38-05:00February 23rd, 2006|News|

Wheeler, party of one

ANN ARBOR - Fresh off her stint as emcee for the Folk Festival in Ann Arbor last month, singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler returns with her unique musical style that jumps from emotionally intense to uproariously comedic. [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 23-March 4

Professional Theater/Opera: Annie The timeless tale of a little orphan girl who never gives up hope. Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Through Feb. 26. $19.50-$64.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com. Antony and Cleopatra A brave Roman general becomes captivated [...]

By |2006-02-23T09:00:00-05:00February 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Transmissions: Hollywood hypocrisy

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Let's hear it for Felicity Huffman. To play the role of Bree in the film "TransAmerica," she had to be trained in how to play a transsexual learning to present as [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:42:26-05:00February 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Love is insane – really

Finally there is scientific validation for the insanity one feels when we fall in love. Researchers have discovered that the brain's chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness, which gives new meaning to the [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Looking for Love

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN People on love's road rarely find a smooth path. Just ask Christine Rainey. Rainey was enjoying the 13-year relationship she'd built with her partner, Sandy when tragedy struck. A 2002 car crash [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Sweetheart messages

I love you Marty. You make us a family. You support and defend, love and laugh. You bring me pride. You give unconditionally. I choose you not only on Valentine's Day, but for the past [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Tips to keep your romance sparkling

Spark up your love life with these quick tips from Liya Lev Oertel, author of "52 Romantic Evenings" (Meadowbrook Press). 1.Tell each other, "I love you" first thing in the morning and just before you [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:47:53-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Ten tempting facts about kissing

You knew kissing was fun, but did you know it could actually help you live longer and improve the intimacy of your relationship? "Kissing can be so exciting! No one should be without this enriching, [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:48:12-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

Community Connections

Community Announcements Send wedding, birth, and other announcements to Dawn Wolfe Gutterman at dawnwolfe@pridesource.com. Pictures are welcome as .jpg files. Forty word limit; BTL reserves the right to edit for space, grammar, and suitability. Be [...]

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|