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by John Corvino The Gay Moralist I'm sometimes criticized by fellow gay-rights advocates for being too accommodating towards our opponents. Why dignify gay-rights opponents with a response? The simple answer is that, like it or [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:39:14-05:00April 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Surviving with love in Yonkers

By Robert W. Bethune There are two versions of Neil Simon. One is the rapid-fire wisecracker of "The Odd Couple," the other is the comic, yet serious writer of "Lost in Yonkers," currently in production [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:45:10-05:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Shelter’: Cool, dude

For all the saliva-producing hunks, it'd be easier than Paris Hilton to call surfer-dude story "Shelter" just another gay movie. But think of the here! movie, which premieres on April 18, as the Lifetime equal [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:13:22-05:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

She/He Said Week of April 24

compiled by Howard Israel "The more hateful his rhetoric, the more Catholics see how in conflict with our core values he is. He has issued some of the most hurtful and extreme rhetoric against our [...]

By |2008-04-17T09:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Theater Events for the period April 17-26, 2008

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Avenue Q Real life in New York City is explored by people and puppets in this hilarious, irreverant Tony Award-winning musical. Wharton Center, East Lansing. Tue.-Sun., through April 20. $25-$58. 1-800-WHARTON. http://www.whartoncenter.com Company [...]

By |2008-04-17T09:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Countdown Pennsylvania

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service When Mark Walsh knocked on the door of a blue-collar residence in northeast Philadelphia last Saturday, there was very little chance of his encountering another gay person. This was [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:27:22-05:00April 17th, 2008|News|

What’s Old is … Forever?

By Joe Franco Gay bar (n.): 1. a smoke-filled arena of gay self-deprecation and attitude wherein dancing and drinking occur 2. any location with bathrooms for only one gender 3. a room or combination of [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:04:25-05:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

“A Taxing Situation”

Q Puzzle Across 1 The bottom line 5 Exited the closet, with "out" 9 Colette's coffee servings 14 Beginning of 35-Down 15 Type of stimulation 16 In-your-face 17 Make a hole bigger 18 "Oz" setting [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:45:17-05:00April 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Obama talks – to Advocate

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama gave his first general interview to a gay publication this month, sitting down in person for a 25-minute interview at his Chicago campaign headquarters [...]

By |2008-04-17T09:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2008|News|

Hank Weintraub’s Water Polo World

By Dan Woog The OutField Hank Weintraub is a gay athlete. He kicks, scratches, elbows, and grabs opponents' balls. That makes him no different than any straight athlete playing water polo. In that game, anything [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:15:30-05:00April 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Mary J: The Lost Interview

Back in January, Mary J. Blige strolled into the GM Design Center looking a little out of place. After all, this was Warren - not Hollywood. With her hands tucked into her jeans, she was [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:16:57-05:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Billy Masters

"Even if I get AIDS at this point, I'll still live 17 years! I could smoke now. I could smoke! Because I'm gonna die anyhow. I think I'm gonna light up as soon as I [...]

By |2008-04-17T09:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Detroit undergoes trans-formation

by Jessica Carreras Last Wednesday, the city of Detroit made a huge leap forward in LGBT rights when the City Council voted to amend the city's non-discrimination ordinance to include "gender identity or expression. It [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:05:46-05:00April 17th, 2008|News|

Parting Glances: Well, bless my poperazzi!

I'm reluctant to share the following e-mail with my spiritually minded Parting Glances readers, so many of whom are touchy about controversial issues concerning fashion-conscious nuns in out-of-the-way locals My e-mail comes from Boston. Home [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:18:39-05:00April 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Foursome feelings Q: I'm getting more and more scared that I have gotten myself into something that I won't easily get out of, or not even sure that I want to get out of. I'm [...]

By |2008-04-17T09:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Billy Masters

"Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing a fight, 'Rocky' and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up." - Hillary compares herself to "Rocky Balboa," who [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Entertainment|

UPDATE: Corvino cancelled indefinitely

by Jessica Carreras Earlier today, Aquinas College President C. Edward Balog confirmed that John Corvino's visit to the college has been officially cancelled, according to a statement issued by Balog. Corvino was originally scheduled to [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:51:26-05:00April 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Corvino cancellation causes chaos at Aquinas

by Jessica Carreras Grand Rapids- A scheduled visit to speak at Aquinas College has turned into a campus uproar over philosopher and gay rights advocate John Corvino after his event was cancelled by Aquinas President [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:12:37-05:00April 10th, 2008|News|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Leatherheads Duluth Bulldogs' aging gridiron great, Dodge Connelly (George Clooney), recruits Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), a World War I hero turned college football star, to join his struggling team. "Chicago Tribune" reporter [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Entertainment|

Creep of the Week: Rep. Sally Kern

Poor Sally Kern (R-Okalahoma). Ever since she said that gays were a bigger threat to this country than terrorism she's been under "tremendous assault" by "homosexual anti-Christian hate groups." Well, according to Concerned Women for [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Opinions|

Letter: Biblical idiocy

Corvino's article ("The sins of sodom", Issue 1614, 4/3) isn't news to those of us who have spent our lives refuting what I call "Bibilical Idiocy." There is something else I'd like to add, however. [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:52:03-05:00April 10th, 2008|Opinions|

HRC leader stands by non-inclusive ENDA decision

Capitol Correspondent ANN ARBOR - Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign in Washington D.C., told BTL last week that he and his organization stood by their decision to support a non-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:40:43-05:00April 10th, 2008|News|

Quotable Joe

ANN ARBOR - In a wide ranging, 45 minute long interview with Between The Lines last week, HRC president Joe Solmonese discussed politics, HIV funding, and more. BTL recorded the interviews and will be posting [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|News|

That’s What Friends Are For

By Anthony Paull The Dating Diet The most important things I learned in college happened in the hallways, the backseat of my car and under my silky sheets. In these places, I learned sex, I [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Opinions|

Spell Breaker

Ellis gets loopy when she's cooped up in her 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - or the "Green Machine," as she calls it. And the Minneapolis-based folkie is about to take the nearing-200,000-miles vehicle on tour, [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Entertainment|

“Let go of drama, Pisces!”

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes The Sun aligns with Eris, helping us focus on our individual roles within our respective groups. With both planets squaring Jupiter in Capricorn, we're challenged to balance our personal ambitions [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:56:43-05:00April 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

Down in the dumps Q: I don't know who else to turn to so I am writing to you in hopes that you can help me. I'm not exactly sure what is wrong, but what [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Opinions|

“The Rd. Out”

Q Puzzle Across 1 Got a little behind 5 Plays Sheehan's sport 10 One with a foamy head 14 Triangle ratio 15 "___ at time!" (No threesomes!) 16 Heterogeneous mixture 17 Gay rodeo persona? 19 [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:41:12-05:00April 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Metal Minded

By Gregg Shapiro When you hear heavy-metal diva Otep sing, shredding her vocal chords on the dozen tracks of the band's latest album "The Ascension," you'd never guess that she's a mild-mannered and fascinating conversationalist. [...]

By |2008-04-10T09:00:00-04:00April 10th, 2008|Entertainment|