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Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

Have you ever been at an airport looking around you at all of the harried travelers in flip flops and sweatpants stuffing their faces with dinner plate sized Cinnabons and thought to yourself, "If only [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Opinions|

The OutField: The athletic buddy system

This fall's epidemic of gay youth suicides shocked and saddened millions of Americans. Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" video project provided hope to young people struggling with their sexual orientation; LGBT men and women told [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:25:12-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Scene Check @ Adam’s Apple

1. Marty, Jose, Jeff and Tim 2. David, Aaron and Rick 3. Chilli and Marty BTL photos: Danielle

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Fine comedic team owns ‘Greater Tuna’

By Bridgette M. Redman Bertha Bumiller (Wayne David Parker) gets interviewed by Chad Hartford (Aral Gribble) in Williamston Theatre's production of "Greater Tuna." Photo: Chris Purchis "Greater Tuna" is not a new show. It [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:47:32-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Homo for the Holidays

Nov. 25 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC; 9 a.m.) The 84th annual march through midtown Manhattan will feature performances by Big Rush, Victoria Justice and India.Arie; appearances by Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, Gladys Knight and [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Ecumenical service for World AIDS Day

FERNDALE - The seventh annual World AIDS Day Ecumenical Service will take place Dec. 1 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale. The service is an offspring of the traditional People Who Care About People With [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

The alienated have landed at The Ringwald

Jamie Warrow (center) is crowded by Joel Mitchell, Jon Ager and Leah Smith in Harry Kondoleon's "Christmas on Mars" The Ringwald Theatre. Photo: Colleen Scribner Anyone walking into The Ringwald Theatre expecting "Christmas on [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:40:42-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

General Gayety: Transgender steps forward

By Leslie Robinson Recently our community marked another annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a somber day devoted to memorializing those murdered for their gender identity. Also recently, however, we've seen transgender breakthroughs that are, in [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:53:37-05:00November 25th, 2010|Opinions|

Metro Parent hosts bullying workshop in Troy

It's always difficult being a teenager, but it seems like today's teens face more challenges than ever before, from navigating social media to the pressures of fitting in. In response, Metro Parent Magazine will present [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:53:13-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

HIV Drugs Can Prevent Infection

by Bob Roehr HIV drugs can do a remarkable job of suppressing high viral loads to undetectable levels, but can they prevent that infection in the first place? Most people thought they could in theory, [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

Levin asks early release of DADT study

WASHINGTON DC - Countering speculation that U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) might agree to stripping the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" from the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, Levin's press office stated to BTL [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:23:59-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

C-SPAN to televise Prop. 8 trial live

SAN FRANCISCO - On Wed. Nov. 17, Managing Director of the Courage Campaign, Eden James, announced that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will allow C-SPAN to televise the Dec. 6 Prop. 8 trial [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:42:38-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

SpeakOut: Moving toward equality

by Eric Rader With the midterm elections behind us, it's time to look ahead. The recent Republican victories would seem to be a major setback for the LGBT community. Since the early 1980s, the Republican [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

Skillman to leave Equality Michigan

DETROIT - Alicia Skillman, executive director of Equality Michigan for the past two years, resigned Nov. 22, effective Dec. 31. Former board chair Denise Brogan-Kator has taken the reins as the chief executive officer, and [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

Q Scopes: Consider your passion, Taurus!

By Jack Fertig Mars is in Sagittarius feeding energy but requiring discipline. He's now trine to Eris, firing up questions about identity and personal or group progress. LGBT people typically live with each foot in [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Annie Lennox Speaks Out

Photo: Mike Owen Legendary status, earned through over three decades in the music business, hasn't changed Annie Lennox. Despite being a global superstar, first making an impression as part of the Eurythmics in the [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

iPrEx Trial: Key Findings*

Efficacy: The trial found that a once-daily pill containing tenofovir plus emtricitabine (brand name Truvada) provided an average of 44 percent additional protection to men who have sex with men (MSM) who also received comprehensive [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:47:06-05:00November 25th, 2010|News|

Michigan World AIDS Day Events

Ann Arbor World AIDS Week Committee at U-M Kick-off Breakfast Come learn about the events around campus from HIV testing to research panels to fundraiser nights. 7 a.m. Nov. 29, Mason Hall/The Diag, Ann Arbor. [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

BTL Editorial: AIDS

There was a time in the early days of the epidemic when HIV/AIDS was synonymous with gay. It entered the U.S. through the gay male community and quickly spread, wiping out tens of thousands of [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Nate Berkus is here to 'Help' It's not all interior design and life makeovers for Nate Berkus anymore. The man who got his start as Oprah's go-to design guy is taking [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

No More Bullying

Across 1 Invitation to a top? 5 Bottomless 9 Expressed, as farewell 13 Rupert Everett's " ___ Life" 14 Proof part 15 Eurythmics' "Would ___ to You?" 16 Founder of 37-Across 18 Milano moola 19 [...]

By |2010-11-25T09:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

Gays sue feds over marriage again

by Rex Wockner The New England legal group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed a multiplaintiff lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Nov. 9. In Pedersen v. Office [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Does Tom Cruise wanna 'Rock'? When you think of Tom Cruise and the 1980s, what's the first thing that comes to mind? "Cocktail" is the right answer, obviously, and it's clearly [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

It’s our job to help our Center

Affirmations is going through a really tough time. Because of severe budget cuts, the Center has been forced to drastically cut its hours and to lay off a number of staffers. People who rely on [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes: Don’t change now, Capricorn!

By Jack Fertig Venus turning direct in Libra offers new chances to fix love affairs, creative projects and political efforts that have been recently going nowhere. Embrace new ideas and inspirations, even if they may [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Beyond Brady

Across 1 Well endowed 5 Cole Porter's Indiana hometown 9 Tie it to become wife and wife 13 Seesaw sitter of verse 14 Sparkle 15 Wilde land 16 Harvey Milk portrayer Sean 17 Send tumbling [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

Cocktail Chatter

by Ed Sikov "Let's go to Italy," Dan suggested out of the blue. "Yay!" I cried and jumped onto his lap. He was reading "The Economist," which got badly crushed, and he spilled his seltzer, [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Simply Cher

They don't make 'em like Cher anymore. The superdiva, and queen of all gay icons, has been able to successfully pull off singing and acting throughout her nearly 50-year career - and she does both [...]

By |2010-11-18T09:00:00-05:00November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|