Young at heart

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

In its cutesy attempt to erase the pedophilic stereotypes that plague gay, single men, "Say Uncle," Peter Paige's ("Queer As Folk") directorial film debut, falters as a preachy endeavor that's neither funny nor successfully dramatic. [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Theater Profile: Williamston Theatre New theater trumps economy with laughs With risers still to be installed and a light grid yet to be hung, workers are busily transforming a former furniture store in downtown Williamston [...]

In defense of Mary

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, I am writing in response to the hate-spewing article by D'Anne Witkowski naming Mary Cheney "Creep of the Week" two weeks ago. In the last line of the article she says, "And Ann [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Community Theater Corner: Stagecrafters presents 'Ragtime' ROYAL OAK - Twenty-first century audiences will get a front-row seat for the dawn of the twentieth century and experience the forces that shaped modern America as Stagecrafters presents [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Unhappy Mother's Day Q: This last Mother's Day was horrible for me. My mother does not approve of my "life style, though my "life style" is so very much like hers has [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig May 22, 2006 "Take a mini-honeymoon, Taurus!" With Venus, Mars, and Pluto all in mutual aspect, we should expect a heightened sexual charge, but Venus in Aries square Mars in Cancer are [...]

An unhappy birthday

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman It has killed 25 million people worldwide, including 500,000 in the United States. It has spawned fears and observance days, conferences, protests, a mention in millions of books and, eventually, it [...]

Janet welcomes you into her Closet

By | 2018-01-15T15:40:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

WYANDOTTE - Miss Janet Law started out life as Mr. JR Law. A typical teenager, JR was taken with rock and roll and racing cars. While living on Detroit's Northwest side he taught himself electronics [...]

Correction

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

In the article "2 Pee in Peace" in the May 17 issue of Between The Lines, Knoll Larkin, formerly Lindsey Larkin, was incorrectly referred to as "she." Mr. Larkin has transitioned from female to male [...]

Art & Around for the period May 25-June 3

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Douglas Merchants Spring Preview Party The City of the Village of Douglas invites everyone to celebrate its new downtown streetscape, extensively renovated with a bright, new look while retaining its friendly village atmosphere. [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

May 22, 2006 "Which One Does What?" Across 1 Boot attachment for Jack Twist 5 Prep for a marathon, with "up" 9 Sykes of Monster-in-Law 14 Comedian Johnson 15 It's for skin 16 From the [...]

National News Briefs

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Family Rights Supreme Court rejects adoption case WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court again has declined to hear a child custody fight between same-sex partners. On May 22 the court rejected [...]

Triangle seeks Motor City Pride volunteers

By | 2018-01-15T22:20:20-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - Triangle foundation needs thirty Motor City Pride volunteers to gather signatures for their postcard campaign to pass Matt's Safe Schools Law, which would require Michigan's schools to have anti-bullying policies including protections for [...]

BTL’s pronoun blunder

By | 2018-01-16T14:34:55-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, As a transgender ally and advocate, I frequently and politely correct individuals when they make pronoun or name blunders when referring to transgender individuals. Now it's my turn to politely correct you: in [...]

Litigation needs to be strategic

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, Lisa Keen's excellent article regarding marriage litigation in last week's issue makes the important point that litigation is just one strategy in our fight for equality, just as it was in other civil [...]

Georgia judge strikes down marriage ban

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen Another one bites the dust: Georgia. A state district court judge in Georgia Tuesday struck down that state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and legal recognition for other forms of same-sex [...]

AIDS at 25: events

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

No birthday parties are planned; rather, there will be a rally on the Capitol steps to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS on June 5. Later that same week, members of the Global [...]

A birthday with a poisonous cake

By | 2018-01-15T19:05:13-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Some anniversaries you celebrate. Some you observe. And some anniversaries are so horrible we all wish they didn't exist. The anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS is one such date. On June 5, 1981, scientists [...]

SHe Said May 25, 2006

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|News|

"Well, I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction. I mean, walking on water, it takes an act of faith. And I have faith in this movie. [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

Just My Luck Manhattan account executive Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) leads such a charmed existence that every situation magically turns to her advantage. But fortune deserts her when she kisses sad sack Jake (Chris Pine) [...]

Queer at midnight

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Entertainment|

ROYAL OAK - As if Royal Oak wasn't gay enough, the Main Art Theatre milks the cities' queerness, in a roundabout way, for the sake of its Midnight Movie Series. And, don't get us wrong, [...]

Theater Events for the period May 25-June 3

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Birds of a Feather A funny, heartwarming story about three generations of the Belanger family. Flanders Theatre Company at Trinity House Theater, Livonia. Fri.-Sun., through May 28. $15. 313-538-5739. http://www.trinityhouse.org. Coming of Age [...]

Coverage alone is not enough

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL, While I appreciate BTL's coverage of the "2 Pee in Peace" community forum in Greg Tasker's 5/18 article entitled "Forum addresses transgender people and public restrooms," coverage alone is not enough. After telling [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Clumsy Lovers Thurs. 5/25/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Eddie Money Fri. 5/26/06 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston Eddie Money Sat. 5/27/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills Gaelic Storm Sat. 5/27/06 Magic Bag, [...]

DNC retaliates against gays

By | 2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr Efforts to hold the Democratic Party accountable on LGBT issues have brought retaliation from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Chairman Howard Dean fired LGBT outreach worker Donald Hitchcock on May 2 and [...]

Neubecker elected to national PFLAG board

By | 2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - On May 5, PFLAG dad and Great Lakes Regional Director Mike Neubecker was elected vice president and chair of the PFLAG regional directors council. In his new position Neubecker, [...]

Serra in a race to keep his job

By | 2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Fourteen judges are up for re-election to Detroit's 36th District Court in 2006. Only one of them, however, faces opposition: Judge Rudy Serra, Michigan's first openly gay judge. Governor [...]

SLDN Gathers to Celebrate and Lobby Congress

By | 2018-01-15T22:43:29-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - "There are 65,000 LGBT American service members currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world; there are one million veterans," said C. Dixon Osburn, the executive director of [...]

Q Television Network calling it quits?

By | 2018-01-16T03:31:54-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

by Lisa Keen Just two months away from a commitment to broadcast Gay Games VII from Chicago, Q Television Network abruptly laid off all its employees last week. The for-profit gay cable and internet broadcast [...]

Ryan White reauthorization avalanche

By | 2018-01-15T20:56:07-04:00 May 18th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act, which has moved at a glacial pace for about two years, is now moving at the speed of an avalanche. And some [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 May 18th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Caught him in the act Q: Jody, I've just had the shock of my life! I'm still whirling in disbelief — at times in horror, as well as confusion. "James," my partner [...]