Let Florida be a lesson

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

By Mubarak Dahir Twelve-year-old Michael Gulliford-Green just wanted lawmakers in the state of Florida, where he now lives, to know about his family. That's why, on the morning of March 9, he got up early, [...]

Art & Around for the period April 13-22

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

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Easter Eggstravaganza" (April 15, $7/child, $4/adult); "Easter Brunch and Tour" (April 16, $28/adults, $15/children). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Michigan Modernism Exposition Seventy of the nations top Modernism [...]

Concert Connections

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

This Week: Luka Bloom Thurs. 4/13/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor The Strokes Thurs. 4/13/06 State Theatre, Detroit Stellastarr* Thurs. 4/13/06 Magic Stick, Detroit John Butler Trio Fri. 4/14/06 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Christine Lavin Sat. [...]

Theater Events for the period April 13-22

By | 2006-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 April 13th, 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 [...]

Working Girl

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

By Lawrence Ferber Most folks can't wait to punch out of their nine to five gig. Not Lily Tomlin - she's actually been waiting for an opportunity to clock back in. With the release of [...]

Forbidden fruit

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

It's true. God did not make "Adam & Steve" - the movie, at least - though the inclusion of Parker Posey and Chris Kattan as guest stars does feel like a divine gift. That gift, [...]

Book Marks

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

CC House2.jpg: Comedian/actor Jen House stars in her first one-woman show, "Who's House." Photo courtesy The Abreact Review: 'Who's House?' Presto-chango: Jen & Co. are in the house I have to admit that I chuckled [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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

Review: 'The Inspector General' Take me out to...the theater? By John Quinn By the time you read this, my faithful fans, the first pitch has crossed the plate at Comerica Park, and the Tigers are [...]

Q Scopes

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

By Jack Fertig Watch your diet, Capricorn! Mars, the planet of assertion and lust, moves into moody, nurturing Cancer this week. It's not a good fit for him! Give yourself room for mad, hot, passionate [...]

Romancing the gloom

By | 2018-01-16T01:21:54-05:00 April 13th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Laura Witkowski It would be disingenuous of me to start this review with anything other than full disclosure. I love Morrissey and consider myself to be far and away one of his biggest and [...]

Now Playing

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

Just Out Adam & Steve Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) meet in the late '80s, and their one-night stand ends disastrously. But 15 years later they meet again, don't recognize each other, and [...]

Q Puzzle

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

Sports Film Across 1 Lucas of "The Dying Gaul" 6 Kind of contract or contact 10 Composer John 14 Role of Caroline Rhea on "Sabrina" 15 Locale of valuable stones 16 Visitor at gay.com 17 [...]

Marriage News from Around the Country

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

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Committee rejects anti-marriage amendment ST. PAUL - The Senate Judiciary Committee on April 4 shot down a constitutional amendment to preserve the "traditional" definition of marriage in Minnesota. In a [...]

National News Briefs

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

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Politics Feingold says he supports equal marriage rights WASHINGTON - Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin), a potential presidential candidate, said April 4 he supports giving gays and lesbians the right to [...]

SHe Said April 13, 2006

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

"Gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy. Denying people this basic American right is the kind of discrimination [...]

National Gay Newspaper Guild elects officers

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

SAN FRANCISCO - The National Gay Newspaper Guild of the United States announced results of officer elections, electing five officers, each for two-year terms, at its annual meeting held in San Francisco on April 1, [...]

LGBT families to attend White House egg roll

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

WASHINGTON - On Monday, April 17, colored Easter eggs won't be the only rainbow on the White House lawn during the annual Egg Roll. Thanks to the initiative of Family Pride and organizations ranging from [...]

Pentagon spied on anti-DADT activities

By | 2018-01-16T15:59:16-05:00 April 13th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The Pentagon inappropriately gathered "intelligence" on at least three groups in the United States opposed to the anti-gay military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," according to documents released [...]

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 [...]

Anti-gay graffiti pulls school together

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

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman HOUGHTON - During the night of April 6, or perhaps during the dark early morning hours of April 7, hatred struck the campus of Michigan Technological University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula [...]

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, [...]

Sports Complex

By | 2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00 April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jim Provenzano The last time Greg Louganis dove in public was at New York City's Gay Games IV in 1994, where he performed a few exhibition dives at the aquatics events. "It was all [...]

Mad sacred cow disease

By | 2018-01-16T14:34:20-05:00 April 6th, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia A note to the Human Rights Campaign: Stop sending me bumper stickers with your contribution solicitations through the mail because I'm no longer giving you money for them. The only reason I'd [...]

Get deco-ed out for Modernism

By | 2018-01-16T02:32:29-05:00 April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

DETROIT - There's no better accessory to a 20th century design than a vintage little black dress. On Friday, April 21, be first in line to experience the Michigan Modernism Exposition Gala Preview Party benefiting [...]

Art & Around for the period April 6-15

By | 2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00 April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: "Birds Everywhere" (April 8, $14); "Easter Eggstravaganza" (April 15, $7/child, $4/adult); "Easter Brunch and Tour" (April 16, $28/adults, $15/children). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Art, Historical & Science [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-04-06T09:00:00-04:00 April 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: K.T. Tunstall Thurs. 4/6/06 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Mates of State Fri. 4/7/06 Magic Stick, Detroit Gino Vannelli Fri. 4/7/06 & Sat. 4/8/06 Music Hall Center, Detroit Adrienne Young & Little Sadie Sat. [...]