Senate Passes Hate Crimes Legislation

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Bob Roehr WASHINGTON, DC- The U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepard Act on Sept. 27. The legislation expands federal hate crimes laws to include violence based upon sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, and disability. [...]

Update: Michigan state budget battle

By | 2018-01-16T15:47:09-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

LANSING -- Governor Jennifer Granholm told a community meeting Monday that the budget crisis was an "epic battle." "The fight is about protecting things we know matter to Michigan citizens," Granholm told about 30 people [...]

Art & Around for the period Sept. 27-Oct. 6

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

EDITOR'S PICK: World-renowned musician Leonard King, Jr. pays a visit to the Oakland University campus in Rochester next month, playing in concert and teaching rhythmic improvisational concepts for all musicians. Currently leading the blues/jazz/rock/funk band [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig September 24, 2007 "Clear the air, Aries!" Mercury trine Mars speeds up the brain, but even more so the tongue, making all expression more assertive. At least with Mercury in Libra and [...]

BILLY MASTERS

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

"I've only slept with four men in my life - and married two of them!" - Angelina Jolie's candid admission to "Cosmopolitan" magazine. Who would have thought that most of my readers had been around [...]

Chattin’ with Cho

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

Margaret Cho 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Whiting Auditorium, Flint http://www.margaretcho.com Yep: Margaret Cho's bringing Mommy, whom she mimics with her rubber face and thick Korean accent, to Michigan. Just don't expect any belly dancing. The [...]

Beer benefit supports Huron River

By | 2018-01-15T22:21:33-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

Suds on the River 5270 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4 734-769-5123 ext. 19 ANN ARBOR - The Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is sponsoring an environmental awareness event, Suds on the River, [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Opinions|

Man sleeps with twins - on accident! Q: I'm just not sure what to do next, so that's why I'm writing to you, Jody. My friends say that I'm nuts. Here's my story: I so [...]

MCC celebrates its 35th anniversary

By | 2018-01-16T07:30:25-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE - The congregation at the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale stood, swaying and clapping their hands as the choir sang with passion. It was a full house; every seat [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Man sleeps with twins - on accident! Q: I'm just not sure what to do next, so that's why I'm writing to you, Jody. My friends say that I'm nuts. Here's my story: I so [...]

Get ready to vote for Detroit’s Design SuperStar

By | 2018-01-15T23:58:40-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

DETROIT - Aspiring artists from across the state have submitted their applications and design concepts for "Detroit's Design SuperStar Challenge." Seeking an opportunity to design and furnish a two-bedroom, two-bath or one-bedroom, one-bath floor plan [...]

Wanted: stories of Midwestern women

By | 2018-01-16T11:38:28-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

An original production under development for this coming spring by the Williamston Theatre will tell stories by and of women in the Midwest, but there's one important ingredient that's needed before the project can come [...]

Triangle’s Montgomery to step down

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

DETROIT - He helped build one of the largest and most active gay rights organizations in the state - if not the country - and now, he is stepping down. Jeff Montgomery announced last week [...]

Political Round Up Sept. 24

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

Gender identity, expression included in UofM anti-discrimination policy ANN ARBOR--The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the inclusion of gender identity and expression in its anti-discrimination policy. The vote took place on Sept. [...]

Art & Around for the period Sept. 27-Oct. 6

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

EDITOR'S PICK: World-renowned musician Leonard King, Jr. pays a visit to the Oakland University campus in Rochester next month, playing in concert and teaching rhythmic improvisational concepts for all musicians. Currently leading the blues/jazz/rock/funk band [...]

Keen on the Trail

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

By Lisa Keen EDWARDS' HIV PLAN: Democrat John Edwards on Monday, September 24, became the first presidential candidate of either party to announce a plan for combating HIV/AIDS. The plan, revealed at a Kaiser Family [...]

Parting Glances: Tears for fears (a fable)

By | 2018-01-16T14:40:43-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Opinions|

The occasion was unprecedented for Angel 777, Assistant to Archangel 77, Under Assistant to Deputy Seraphim 7a. It's was also downright unthinkable, because Heaven's so confoundedly immaculately well-ordered. A Foursquare City of Burnished Gold. Polished [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

September 24, 2007 "Best Supporting Actor/Actress" Across 1 George Takei's role on "Star Trek" 5 Tori who sang "I am not from your tribe" 9 Penetrating 14 Getting ___ years 15 Erotic artist Tom, for [...]

All Politics is Loco: Barry Lynn is coming!

By | 2018-01-16T05:19:02-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Opinions|

by Sean Kosofsky Only by understanding that our nation was NOT founded by leaders interested in theocracy will we be able to block further attacks on our equality including a discriminatory definition of marriage. It [...]

HIV vaccine trials stopped

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

by Bob Roehr International clinical trials of what many believed to be the most promising vaccine against HIV were stopped on Sept. 21. The STEP study enrolled 3,000 participants in a joint effort by the [...]

Watch me! Or not!

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

Sunday night is about to become known as 'Sungay.' But, first, is ABC's primetime line-up worth repeating on DVD 'Brothers & Sisters' LAST SEASON Meet the Walkers. Sure, they throw back beers and sip wine [...]

Up and at ’em

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Entertainment|

Melissa Etheridge The Awakening B+ Melissa Etheridge's sunny sing-a-long, "Message to Myself," is a poppy piece of pure confection lit up by a giddy guitar melody and a self-love memo. It's a testament to her [...]

Anything But Straight: An Extraordinary Month

By | 2018-01-16T00:14:43-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Opinions|

by Wayne Besen Inside the trenches of culture war combat, it is often difficult to see who is winning the conflict. The recurring recriminations, stale rhetoric and finger pointing proclamations often leave one feeling as [...]

Book Marks

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|Uncategorized|

by Richard Labonte September 24, 2007 "Looker," by Stanley Bennett Clay. Atria Books, 276 pages, $13 paper. Kudos to Atria, an imprint of mainstream publisher Simon & Schuster, for including queer romances in its lineup [...]

International News

By | 2007-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 September 27th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner President Chavez: I'm not gay Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he isn't gay. "I've been accused of everything," Chavez said Sept. 15 at a rally in Barquisimeto. "The only thing they haven't [...]

The Ringwald: It’s all good, of course

By | 2018-01-15T17:22:29-04:00 September 20th, 2007|Entertainment|

One of the great religious debates since the Reformation has centered on the Catholic and Protestant positions regarding free will and predestination. Playwright Craig Wright modernizes the discussion by placing it squarely in the aftermath [...]

‘The Born Gay Hoax’ speaker date moved

By | 2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 September 20th, 2007|News|

EAST LANSING - BTL has learned Ryan Sorba,Aeos speaking engagement at MSU has been moved to Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. according the MSU Student Life Office. No room has been announced [...]

Letter: Responding to hate on campus

By | 2018-01-22T19:57:02-04:00 September 20th, 2007|Opinions|

And Michigan State University LGBTQA groups are going to do what exactly? Of course they could protest this speaker with much effort. Would it just get the MSU YAF group mad and sputter this more [...]

Political Round-Up

By | 2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 September 20th, 2007|News|

Triangle Foundation hires new staff DETROIT--Triangle Foundation has added two new staff members to their team. Joining the organization are Georgia Carpenter and Chene Koppitz. Carpenter, who has a Master's degree in Psychology, joins the [...]

Murder prelim hearing begins

By | 2018-01-15T19:28:21-04:00 September 20th, 2007|News|

by Tana Michaels SAGINAW - "It went from smoke coming out of the second and third story windows to an instant ball of fire in a flash," said key witness Jeffery DeGuise a tenant of [...]

AIDS WALK 2007

By | 2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 September 20th, 2007|News|

The Michigan AIDS Fund reports that each year, 1,000 Michigan citizens discover that they are HIV-positive. The cumulative estimated numbers of diagnosis of AIDS through 2005 in the United States and dependent areas were 984,155 [...]