Embezzlement charges filed against radio pro

By | 2018-01-16T13:04:25-05:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ANN ARBOR - On April 12, Michael Coleman faced embezzlement charges at a preliminary hearing brought before an Ann Arbor judge. Coleman pled not guilty and was bound over for a pretrial [...]

Fresh opportunities pop up at Affirmations

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN FERNDALE - Has your social circuit gotten a bit dull? Looking for new ways to become more involved in the political scene? If so, you'll want to visit Affirmations Lesbian and Gay [...]

Appeals court hears Proposal 2 case

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

LANSING - On April 11, a packed courtroom of The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments on whether domestic partner benefits constituted a violation of Proposal 2, the anti-gay marriage amendment passed by Michigan voters [...]

Passages

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Strange how much difference a month can make, isn't it? Just a month ago it seemed that only the bravest of green things were just beginning to peek, tentatively, from ground that was still deciding [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2018-01-16T10:56:02-05:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria' What a farce: Zeitgeist returns with impressive, elusive production Ain't civilization grand, the theater critic snarkily asks his readers? It must be, because if you find yourself [...]

Art & Around for the period April 20-29

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Bird Walk (April 22); "Making Landscape Magic" (April 26); Ford House Explorers (April 29). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Michigan Modernism Exposition Seventy of the nations top Modernism [...]

Melissa Etheridge returns to Detroit

By | 2018-01-16T00:38:32-05:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - Melissa Etheridge returns to Detroit on Sunday, August 13 to rock the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Theater Events for the period April 20-29

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Aida A spectacular new production of the acclaimed Verdi opera. Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, Detroit. April 22, 23, 26, 28-30. $23-$113. 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera.org. Annie Leapin' Lizards: The little red-headed [...]

Affirmations to host fourth annual Health Fair

By | 2018-01-16T09:33:01-05:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - On Saturday, April 22 Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community in downtown Ferndale will host the center's fourth annual Health Fair. The region-wide event, sponsored by Project Healthy Living, will give participants the opportunity [...]

Book Marks

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte My Father's Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents By Jonathan G. Silin Beacon Press, 184 pages, $23.95 hardcover Philosophical and dispassionately analytical, emotional and passionately personal: The [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'A View from the Bridge' The view's not pretty - but excellent Remember that childhood tale, "The Little Engine That Could"? You know, the "I think I can, I think I can" little train [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

This Week: Kathleen Edwards Thurs. 4/20/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Hem & Josh Ritter Thurs. 4/20/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Catie Curtis Fri. 4/21/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Jerry Seinfeld Fri. 4/21/06 Fox Theatre, Detroit Smokey [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Use your charisma, Scorpio! Mars, fresh into Cancer, is now semi-sextile Saturn in Leo. Energetically nurturing others can improve one's self-esteem - doesn't that sound co-dependent? Stay aware of your motives and [...]

Hear Me Out

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira (Epic) Any album with "Oral Fixation" in the title should start with a reading of "The Lord's Prayer," don't you think? That's just how "Oral Fixation Vol. 2," Shakira's long [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Just Out Friends with Money Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a depressed, pot-smoking maid, obsessed with her married ex-boyfriend. Her three best friends (Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand) are rich, successful, in relationships of varying [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

Think Outside the Box Across 1 Wet spot on a blanket of sand 5 "The Celluloid Closet" author Vito 10 Pantywaist 14 Gay-friendly Barrett 15 Like an active partner 16 Date opening? 17 "As Is" [...]

The sound of something sweet

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR - For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock have raised their compelling voices to influence positive social change. "We talk about the things that are happening contemporarily in this [...]

Spring into action with The Wilde Carde

By | 2018-01-15T22:31:37-05:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

By BTL Staff Special promotion offers 'gay days' at local professional theaters FARMINGTON - Get wild this May with The Wilde Carde, a new and innovative way for the LGBT community to sample the offerings [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2018-01-16T03:07:27-05:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Transgender Republican takes on Blunt SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Midge Potts, a self-described fiscal conservative and Eisenhower Republican is running a one-person primary campaign against five-term congressman and House Majority [...]

SHe Said April 20, 2006

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

"It is supremely ironic and profoundly sad that this is the party of [Abraham] Lincoln, a party that once sought to unify a nation. It was a party in which 'freedom' was a principle, not [...]

Triangle, HRC to host women’s golf OUTing

By | 2018-01-16T01:23:01-05:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

a PLYMOUTH - Triangle Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign will host a women's golf outing on Saturday, May 13 starting at 8:30 a.m. at St. John's Golf & Conference Center in Plymouth. The outing [...]

WMU to host FTM North

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

KALAMAZOO - On April 29 Western Michigan University will host FTM North, a conference for male to female transgender individuals and allies. The main speakers for the event are LGBT activist and author of "Becoming [...]

Marriage equality threatened in Canada

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen Same-sex marriages have been legal in parts of Canada for almost five years now. But if the country's new conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has his way, they won't be available for [...]

Response to Chrysler ad overblown, says Montgomery

By | 2006-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 April 20th, 2006|News|

AUBURN HILLS - Despite news coverage in recent weeks, Jeff Montgomery, executive director of the gay rights organization Triangle Foundation, says that reaction to a recent Chrysler television commercial has been overblown. According to an [...]

Lansing planning to ‘Win’ despite Nazi rally

By | 2018-01-15T20:25:45-05:00 April 13th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - The Michigan Nazis are coming - and the city of Lansing is ready for them. Officially named the National Socialist Movement Northwest, the extremist group plans a "White Power" [...]

Ruth Ellis Center premieres new home

By | 2018-01-16T00:34:45-05:00 April 13th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HIGHLAND PARK - Seventy-seven Victor Street has been a theatre, a dance studio and a warehouse. Now it is home for the young people of Ruth Ellis Center, which serves LGBTQ [...]

Gay networking group inspires LGBT success

By | 2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 April 13th, 2006|News|

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - Do you know what the man across the conference table thinks about gay people? Is the woman writing your home loan working against the LGBT community when 5 p.m. [...]

Busy days

By | 2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Life here at BTL is always busy, but no more so than every Tuesday when we send the paper to press. Between changing news - which never honors deadlines - and the occasional story-eating computer, [...]

Affirmations seeks new board members

By | 2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE - Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center's board of directors is now accepting letters of intent from those individuals interested in running for election to the board. Election to the Board will take place [...]

Ask Dr. Wang

By | 2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

By Dr. Kevin Wang Bulimia Before beginning this week's topic, I'd like to remind everyone of a survey I'm conducting. The survey is for a research project in my program to increase awareness of the [...]

All Politics is Loco: Justice DeLAYED

By | 2018-01-16T00:35:47-05:00 April 13th, 2006|Opinions|

By Sean Kosofsky Ding Dong, the witch is dead. Tom "The Hammer" Delay has decided to resign from Congress and not run for re-election, essentially ending his long and powerful career. It turns out the [...]