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Q Puzzle: “Ball Handlers”

December 25, 2006 Across 1 Movie about a gay bathhouse, with _The_ 5 Clergyman Bean 9 High places with flat tops 14 ___ bit (slightly) 15 Ready to go in 16 Good-sized 17 Cartoonist that [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:17:59-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

MSU campus welcoming to LGBT-identified students

The article appearing in BTL's 12/7/2006 issue, "MSU Student Group Likely Hate Group" prompts our letter. We represent three LGBT-supportive organizations affiliated with Michigan State University. Unfortunately, support for broad free speech rights can be [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:39:28-05:00December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

Q Scopes “Take up yoga, Leo!”

by Jack Fertig December 25, 2006 The Sun in Capricorn draws our attention to our work and accomplishments, making this a fitting time for a New Year's review. With the Sun now aspecting Jupiter in [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:48:38-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

‘Doubt’-ful intentions

Cherry Jones keeps life simple. Except when she's a churchwoman. "They hired a lesbian to play a heterosexual who no longer is a heterosexual (but) who's a celibate nun," Jones says about her role as [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:55:57-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Almodovar returns

To those who say you can't go home again, the latest film from director Pedro Almodovar is here to prove you wrong. "Volver" (which means "to return" in Spanish) stars Penelope Cruz as Raimunda, a [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Nite Out at the Clubs

THURSDAY Body Zone Health Club: Free tanning Club Flamingo: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Diamond Jim's Saloon: Cadillac Squares Square Dancing and Bit T.W.A.T. Karaoke. Diversions: Karaoke. $3.00 16 oz beer. $1.50 Schnapps. $5.00 Jager Bombs [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Breathe Art Theatre Project moves to new Detroit stage DETROIT - Continuing its third Detroit/Windsor Cross-Border Season, Breathe Art Theatre Project announces that it is moving Detroit theaters, citing [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Dec. 28-Jan. 6, 2007

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Estate-wide exhibit, "Josephine Ford; A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy" (through Dec. 31; $8). Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Book Marks: Top 10 Fiction Titles, 2006

by Richard Labonte December 18, 2006 It's a good year for queer readers when books by the likes of Christopher Bram, Edmund White, Norah Vincent, Leslie Feinberg, Cheryl Clarke, Stephen McCauley, and Andrew Holleran are [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:13:38-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Jingles

Jingles is ready to jingle all the way home! Jingles is a beautiful five-years-young collie and German shepherd mix. She is already spayed so she is ready to go home with you today! This sweet [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:52:31-05:00December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Triangle Foundation to open office in western Michigan

DETROIT - Michigan's largest LGBT anti-violence and advocacy organization is about to get bigger. The Triangle Foundation will expand its organizing, education and coalition building efforts to western Michigan with the opening of a Western [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|News|

She’s not going to be ignored

By Christopher Cappiello In a film season that has seen monarchs, African dictators and murderous Boston gangsters, there might be no more ferocious screen presence than Dame Judi Dench's Barbara Covett, the quiet spinster history [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Alexander art show

"The Visitation," collage on aluminum by community artist Charles Alexander, is one of 25 art works on exhibit at the Scarab Club, second-floor gallery, Friday, January 5 through the end of the month. Alexander's one-person [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

In a Family Way: A whole new world

By Arlene Istar Lev Those of you with small children will recognize the title of this column from the movie Aladdin, which my older son watched 500 times in the first few years of his [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

She/he Said Dec. 28, 2006

"This time around, ballot initiatives banning same-sex marriage drew markedly less support than in 2004; the draconian one endorsed by Mr. McCain in Arizona was voted down altogether. Two national politicians who had kowtowed egregiously [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|News|

New faces

The fourth season of "The L Word" brings with it several new characters. Here's a look at a few of them. Papi (Janina Gavankar) This Latina lothario brings the edgy culture of East Los Angeles [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

Spark-ing scandals

Hal Sparks brought back the dork factor with his sarcastic "Talk Soup" banter. On "Queer As Folk" he showed his softer side. Then he blew through the reality TV circuit, wailing with Wynonna on "Celebrity [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:08:46-05:00December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

What the community says about Jay Kaplan

"Jay is an irreplaceable resource to CARE and to the greater LGBT community. He is someone who truly cares about the community and is genuinely passionate about his work. He has been instrumental and tireless [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|News|

Holiday Godmothers

The Godmothers recently hosted their eighth annual T-Dance at the newly remodeled upstairs bar at Como's in Ferndale. The Godmothers, a grassroots group of women from Metro Detroit that address the needs of families in [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: James Dobson

The question of the hour is, to paraphrase a nursery rhyme, "Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your baby grow?" Or, if you're James Dobson, it's "Mary Mary, godless heathen, how dare your baby grow?" [...]

By |2006-12-28T09:00:00-05:00December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

Transmissions: What’s in a name?

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Zoo Atlanta has a new panda cub, a 12-pound baby bear named Mei Lan. As cute as she may be, my reason for bringing up the new arrival are more complex [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:06:49-05:00December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

Sweet dreams

By Lawrence Ferber They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But that wasn't enough for "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson, who landed the plum - and plump - role of Effie White in out screenwriter/director [...]

By |2006-12-21T09:00:00-05:00December 21st, 2006|News|

Conservative Jews change stance on LGBT issues

SHARON GITTLEMAN ANN ARBOR - One of the three major Jewish sects made decisions that will cheer many members of the LGBT community. At least one area congregation was especially happy to hear the news. [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:28:17-05:00December 21st, 2006|News|

Report documents masculinity, hate crimes

By Bob Roehr A report released last week documents the tide of murderous violence against gender nonconformity in the United States over the last decade. "Under 30: Masculinity and the War on America's Youth" was [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:30:22-05:00December 21st, 2006|News|

‘Dreamgirls’ shines on silver screen

The Dreamettes, a Detroit trio, seem destined for stardom when up-and-coming record mogul Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) signs them to his label. Both big-voiced Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and beautiful Deena (Beyonce Knowles) are in [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:59:10-05:00December 21st, 2006|News|

Gifted and ChoZen

ROYAL OAK - When greeting customers in his newly opened home furnishings boutique, ChoZen by BC, interior designer BC Cabangbang first introduces himself and then his mother. Though she died when he was only 11, [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:18:11-05:00December 21st, 2006|News|

Life of the tiny mind

By R.J. Beaumia It's tempting to compare the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church to Kabuki theater; however, that would be insinuating that the group is a hyperbolic representation of the American right [...]

By |2006-12-21T09:00:00-05:00December 21st, 2006|Opinions|

Q Scopes: “Think ahead, Aries!”

by Jack Fertig December 18, 2006 Mars square Uranus provokes wild impulses - a few are brilliant, but most are just reckless. Venus in Capricorn offers a strategic focus. Older women and classical arts offer [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:26:29-05:00December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle:

December 18, 2006 Across 1 Cry before claiming immortality 5 Overhand stroke, for Martina 10 Pull out your shooter 14 Blown away 15 One from the heart 16 "The Music Man" setting 17 Martina slammed [...]

By |2006-12-21T09:00:00-05:00December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|