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, [...]

AIDS still kills

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Longer life-span for infected people causes less concern He said he was clean. So several cocktails, licks and strokes later, he and Jay Porter were having sex - without a condom. "I thought to myself, [...]

Still waiting, too

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

Loved your article "Waiting under the mistletoe." As IÕve told my friends time and time again, IÕm growing old waiting for my Prince Charming. Lord knows how many toads IÕve kissed along the way. Best [...]

World AIDS Day Events

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

Note: All events take place on Dec. 1 unless otherwise noted. Ann Arbor Panel discussion. HARC will be part of a panel discussion. 7 p.m., Nov. 28. Wolverine Room of the Michigan Union on the [...]


By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

"A lot of the chiefs of staff, the people who really run the underpinnings of the Republican Party, are gay. [RNC Chairman] Ken Mehlman. OK, there's one I think people have talked about. I don't [...]

JAMA addresses gay men’s health

By | 2018-01-15T18:45:40-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

By Bob Roehr "Optimizing primary care for men who have sex with men" is a prominent commentary in the Nov. 15 focus issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The focus of [...]

General Gayety: Sapphic HIV tale

By | 2018-01-16T01:57:22-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson When I gave up sleeping with men, I thought I'd also given up the need to worry about contracting HIV. Wrong, Einstein. I now have a story to tell about lesbians and [...]

Commuting HIV’s death sentence

By | 2018-01-16T05:16:33-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

By Chris Crain When I came out in the early '90s, a diagnosis of HIV didn't just feel like a death sentence Ñ it was one. In those very dark years before the drug "cocktail," [...]

Pentagon maintains antigay policies

By | 2018-01-16T00:45:44-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr The Pentagon's continued attempt to stigmatize gays has brought a rebuke from a member of Congress and the nation's leading associations of mental health professionals. The story began in June of this [...]

Sex Talk: Speaking of shyness

By | 2018-01-16T05:29:20-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

By Simon Sheppard Shy about sex? There are some overwhelmingly bashful boys - men whose shyness is paralyzing, even pathological, the sort of problem professional counseling can help. But for most of us, shyness is [...]

Parting Glances: And gone tomorrow

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

"To catch a mouse - humanely or otherwise - takes four AA batteries and a generous dollop of Skippy peanut butter." So begins my holiday week journal entry ... TUESDAY: Mary Ellen and I drive [...]

Now Playing at the Movies Dec.4

By | 2018-01-15T16:57:43-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK: Deck the Halls Suburban optometrist Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) loves Christmas, but his Yuletide spirit deflates when his new neighbor, Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito), becomes determined to decorate his house with so [...]

The Gay Moralist:It’s God

By | 2018-01-15T22:09:49-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

By John Corvino A few weeks ago I was driving through Wisconsin, from Waukesha to Beloit, on my way to a lecture gig. It was a pretty drive through hilly terrain, and the sun streamed [...]

Pet of the Week: Macaron

By | 2018-01-16T01:58:46-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Entertainment|

Macaron is simply marvelous! She's a two year old shorthair kitty with a beautiful black and white coat, complimented nicely by her gorgeous golden eyes. This sweetheart is looking for endless love and affection, which [...]

Q Puzzle “Too Gay?”

By | 2018-01-16T11:09:52-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Entertainment|

November 27, 2006 Across 1 Mop with your first mate 5 Hayes, formerly of "South Park" 10 It gets a gel hard 14 Angelina's tomb-raiding role 15 Country house, to Nureyev 16 Tevye, to Harvey [...]

Programs available for today’s LGBT youth

By | 2018-01-16T10:55:33-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

TodayÕs generation of ÒGLBT youthÓ are not only younger, theyÕre facing a very different world than the generations that paved the way before them. At Triangle Foundation we are privileged to have the opportunity to [...]

Kristine W. soars

By | 2018-01-15T22:44:08-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Saturday night, the music of Kristine W. lit up every corner of Backstreet. Her energy filled the crowd as she gave them a performance they will not soon forget. BTL photo: Danielle

Theater Events for the period Nov. 30-Dec. 9

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Arborophilia An oblique comedy that manages to twist thoughts, maul marriage, poke politics, whack weather, muddy money and loop love around a tree. Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 30. $20. 313-868-1347. [...]

World AIDS Day 2006: The decline of prevention

By | 2018-01-16T16:09:28-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr The global AIDS pandemic continues to grow, with disconcerting evidence that some countries are seeing a resurgence in new HIV infection rates which were previously stable or declining, said UNAIDS in their [...]

Q Scopes “Learn feng shui, Virgo!”

By | 2018-01-16T13:00:55-05:00 November 30th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig November 27, 2006 Venus is in Sagittarius, making folks more openly affectionate and fonder of exploration. This week, she's sextile to Neptune in Aquarius, opening humanitarian dreams and ideals. Brace yourself for [...]

International New

By | 2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 November 30th, 2006|News|

by Rex Wockner Israel recognizes gay marriages from elsewhere Israel's High Court of Justice ruled 6-1 on Nov. 21 that same-sex couples who marry in places where it is allowed — Belgium, Canada, Massachusetts, the [...]

EDITORIAL: Support needed for LGBT students

By | 2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

What ever happened to "stupid" or "ridiculous"? As students at Plymouth Canton Educational Park have discovered on a day-to-day basis, those words have been replaced with "gay." Grammatically speaking, gay doesn't even mean what students [...]

SHe Said – Nov. 23

By | 2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|News|

"This country cannot afford to be a prison of timeworn prejudices which have no basis in modern society. Let us bequeath to future generations a society which is more democratic and tolerant than the one [...]

Parting Glances: Sister goes Bio-degradable

By | 2018-01-16T02:35:01-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

(Yawn) I've just finished staying up all night reading Sr. Serena Scatterpin's autobiography (with candid Polaroids, frank diary entries, diagrammed venial and carnal sins of friends, prelates, and pets, plus friendly high-fashion tips on living). [...]

All Politics is Loco: Blue tsunami

By | 2018-01-15T18:52:38-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Sean Kosofsky Tsunamis are known for being huge, unexpected, and very damaging to the established order. What happened on election day may not have been a revolution, but it was more than a tidal [...]

Who’s recruiting whom?

By | 2018-01-15T19:25:40-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By Leslie Robinson The city of Dallas has been outed. Thanks to an Associated Press story, people around the country now know that the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to lure gay tourists. [...]

Trans victims not forgotten

By | 2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - A somber yet determined group of LGBT people and their supporters met at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale on Nov. 17 for the Day of Remembrance Ceremony, an annual ritual to [...]

Creep of the Week: Gary Glenn

By | 2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

Is your boss a jerk? Are you self-conscious in social situations? Does it burn when you urinate? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you can safely blame the Lansing Human Rights Ordinance. [...]

Victim of circumstance

By | 2006-11-23T09:00:00-05:00 November 23rd, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia Imagine Erica Jong writing a piece for Soldier of Fortune magazine about a grunt who suffers from aviaphobia: ÒMy fingers (and toes) turn to ice, my stomach leaps up into my rib [...]