Creep of the Week: Peter LaBarbera

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Opinions|

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 [...]

The OutField: The athletic buddy system

By | 2018-01-16T06:25:12-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Scene Check @ Adam’s Apple

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

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

Fine comedic team owns ‘Greater Tuna’

By | 2018-01-15T17:47:32-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Homo for the Holidays

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Ecumenical service for World AIDS Day

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

The alienated have landed at The Ringwald

By | 2018-01-15T19:40:42-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

General Gayety: Transgender steps forward

By | 2018-01-16T11:53:37-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Opinions|

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 [...]

Metro Parent hosts bullying workshop in Troy

By | 2018-01-15T18:53:13-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

HIV Drugs Can Prevent Infection

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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, [...]

Levin asks early release of DADT study

By | 2018-01-16T04:23:59-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

C-SPAN to televise Prop. 8 trial live

By | 2018-01-16T00:42:38-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

SpeakOut: Moving toward equality

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Skillman to leave Equality Michigan

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Consider your passion, Taurus!

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Annie Lennox Speaks Out

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

iPrEx Trial: Key Findings*

By | 2018-01-15T17:47:06-04:00 November 25th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Michigan World AIDS Day Events

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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. [...]

BTL Editorial: AIDS

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

No More Bullying

By | 2010-11-25T09:00:00-04:00 November 25th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Gays sue feds over marriage again

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|News|

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 [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

It’s our job to help our Center

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Q Scopes: Don’t change now, Capricorn!

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Beyond Brady

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]

Cocktail Chatter

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

Simply Cher

By | 2010-11-18T09:00:00-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Entertainment|

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 [...]