Q Puzzle: “Ball Handlers”

By | 2018-01-15T19:17:59-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

MSU campus welcoming to LGBT-identified students

By | 2018-01-16T14:39:28-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

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 [...]

Q Scopes “Take up yoga, Leo!”

By | 2018-01-15T22:48:38-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

‘Doubt’-ful intentions

By | 2018-01-15T19:55:57-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Almodovar returns

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Nite Out at the Clubs

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Book Marks: Top 10 Fiction Titles, 2006

By | 2018-01-16T00:13:38-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Pet of the Week: Jingles

By | 2018-01-15T17:52:31-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Triangle Foundation to open office in western Michigan

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|News|

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 [...]

She’s not going to be ignored

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Alexander art show

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

"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 [...]

In a Family Way: A whole new world

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

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 [...]

She/he Said Dec. 28, 2006

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|News|

"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 [...]

New faces

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Spark-ing scandals

By | 2018-01-16T02:08:46-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Entertainment|

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 [...]

What the community says about Jay Kaplan

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|News|

"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 [...]

Holiday Godmothers

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|News|

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 [...]

Creep of the Week: James Dobson

By | 2006-12-28T09:00:00-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

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?" [...]

Transmissions: What’s in a name?

By | 2018-01-16T05:06:49-04:00 December 28th, 2006|Opinions|

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 [...]

Sweet dreams

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00-04:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

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 [...]

Conservative Jews change stance on LGBT issues

By | 2018-01-16T13:28:17-04:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

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. [...]

Report documents masculinity, hate crimes

By | 2018-01-16T09:30:22-04:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

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 [...]

‘Dreamgirls’ shines on silver screen

By | 2018-01-16T09:59:10-04:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

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 [...]

Gifted and ChoZen

By | 2018-01-16T13:18:11-04:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

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, [...]

Life of the tiny mind

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00-04:00 December 21st, 2006|Opinions|

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 [...]

Q Scopes: “Think ahead, Aries!”

By | 2018-01-16T04:26:29-04:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Q Puzzle:

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00-04:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

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 [...]