Pet of the Week: Zachary

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

What a handsome gent! Meet Zachary, a one-year-old Terrier mix, who is full of puppy love and affection! Simply adorable! Zachary is a quite a friendly fellow, making friends with all he meets. He really [...]

Griffin makes ‘heavenly’ return

By | 2018-01-16T05:31:39-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

The bare bass and brushed drums tiptoe in. Patty Griffin boldly lets out a blues-infused repetitive line: "You'll remember." And she's right. We will. On Griffin's fifth accomplished piece "Children Running Through," she parts the [...]

Raw sensations

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Ouch. That's what Melissa Ferrick, at 4 years old, would think when her violin instructor would smack her hand with his bow and tell her to play through her mistakes. "That was really drilled into [...]

Ferndale Blues Festival venues

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Buffalo Wild Wings 280 W. Nine Mile Road Ferndale (248) 744-4470 New Way Bar 23130 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) 541-9870 Club Bart 22726 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) 548-8746 Post Bar 22828 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Shakespeare, via The Theatre Ensemble, receives MCACA grant ROCHESTER - The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded the Theatre Ensemble at Meadow Brook Theatre a $14,200 grant [...]

Now Playing: The Dead Girl

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

January 29, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: The Dead Girl The murder of prostitute Krista (Brittany Murphy) sends ripples through the lives of various women, from the browbeaten caretaker (Toni Collette) who finds the body, to [...]

Pfizer sued over Viagra ads

By | 2018-01-16T05:02:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

By Bob Roehr The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has charged the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with "promoting Viagra as a party drug...leading to more infections with sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV," according to its president [...]

Affirmations announces $150,000 endowment

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - On Jan. 23, Affirmations announced that Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens made a new $150,000 gift to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center's endowment fund. Since the gift qualifies for a [...]

Retreat center invites white people to confront racism

By | 2018-01-16T01:29:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

LYONS - White people seeking to confront and challenge white racism in themselves and their communities are invited to deepen their knowledge of this urgent social issue at an upcoming three-weekend seminar beginning in mid-February [...]

BTL music reviewer biased against Diana Ross

By | 2018-01-16T10:27:47-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Opinions|

I just have one question: Why did the "columnist" bother to write a review of a product from an artist he obviously dislikes? ("'Lost Love': Diana Ross records generic comeback album," by Chris Azzopardi, Jan. [...]

Housing discrimination stories sought

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

Have you ever been turned away from housing because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? If so, the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan and Triangle Foundation want to hear from you. FHC-Southeast is [...]

Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 17)

By | 2018-01-16T11:07:21-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Opinions|

Long, long before The Village People made "YMCA" the unofficial, persistent national anthem of gay men, ice skaters (and retirees), Ys played an important role, second only to bars, as places to meet available others [...]

Floats needed for Michigan Pride parade

By | 2018-01-16T13:08:51-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

The Michigan Pride Committee 2007 seeks float entries for the Michigan Pride Parade June 30 in Lansing. "We are encouraging civic, social, youth, and veteran's organizations to show their national pride, and join in the [...]

Q Puzzle: “Oral Sect”

By | 2018-01-16T14:31:28-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

January 22, 2007 Across 1 Cathedral of Hope collection 5 Strip a fruit 9 Singer k.d. 13 "Do Not Enter," with "out" 14 Baldwin's "The ___ Corner" 15 "The Gay Caballero" star Romero 16 Letters [...]

Touched by an atheist

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia As a Catholic school boy in the 1960s, the mere mention of a name that could induce the fire of fear and panic in my little chest - even more than Sister [...]

International briefs

By | 2018-01-15T16:29:25-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

Mexican state passes civil-union law The Mexican state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, passed a civil-union law for same-sex couples Jan. 11. The state Congress approved the measure 20-13. It was introduced by the centrist [...]

She/He Said: Week of Jan. 25, 2007

By | 2018-01-15T16:40:27-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

"I have come to realize, having played the part, the inequality is striking. It is actually shocking to me. I had no idea about the rights that are not afforded to gays and lesbians. I [...]

The beat goes on

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

Brian McNamara takes AIDS seriously. That's why, as a manager of Como's, his restaurant will participate in the Blues Festival from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3 in Ferndale. "I'm doing everything I can to make [...]

Affirmations announces $150,000 endowment

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|News|

FERNDALE - On Jan. 23, Affirmations announced that Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens made a new $150,000 gift to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center's endowment fund. Since the gift qualifies for a [...]

Q Scopes: “Stay tasteful, Libra!”

By | 2018-01-16T00:02:24-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig January 22, 2007 Venus in Aquarius opens us up to new adventures in art and flirtation. Sextile to Pluto, she can lead us quickly into challenge and passion. Don't start something you're [...]

Theater Events for the period Jan. 25-Feb. 3

By | 2007-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

BREAKING: Matt Foreman to step down from NGLTF

By | 2007-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2007|News|

filed by BTL staff WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a national leader in the struggle for equal rights and social justice, will step [...]

Give him a beat. Not a butt.

By | 2018-01-16T08:36:25-04:00 January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Michael A. Knipp Porn is a hard act to follow. Literally. But former skin-flick actor Colton Ford, whose foray into filmed fornication gained him underground notoriety in 2002, is trying to put his penis-bearing [...]

Steel-ing the spotlight

By | 2007-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|

By Jessica Carreras Don't define Holly Fisher. By her job, her gender or her sexual orientation. "There's no clear line for anyone," she muses about labeling people by their sexuality. "We don't need to have [...]

DVD 411

By | 2007-01-24T09:00:00-04:00 January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|

'What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?' Remember those ho-hum philosophy classes where you brushed up on your doodling skills instead of the history of Freud? Too bad John Corvino, associate professor of philosophy at Wayne State [...]