Equality Ride founder shares call to action

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

By Crystal Proxmire TROY- It was a chance conversation at a gay bar on a Friday night while in college, that prompted Jacob Reitan to start the Soulforce Bus Tour, which brings gay students and [...]

Affirmations looking for new logo design

By | 2018-01-16T02:25:13-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- Affirmations is looking for a new logo and is inviting input from the public to submit their version of what a new logo might look like. The deadline to submit logo ideas is Friday, [...]

Door opens on laughs at Planet Ant

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

'Tis the season of spooks and goblins, and Planet Ant's Improv Colony has gotten into the spirit of the holiday with the Late Night original comedy "Seance 4." Directed by Lauren Bickers, the hour-long laugh-filled [...]

Q Scopes: Give a little, Gemini!

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Mars is in Leo, trine Eris and sextile Saturn, helping to focus the recent surge of strong competitive energies. Knowing that you are being watched should help you to apply yourself better [...]

Bernie Madoff, not in his own words

By | 2018-01-16T16:47:54-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Martin F. Kohn "I never cared about the money," the fictionalized Bernie Madoff says in "Imagining Madoff." "...It was the movement." It's the same thing problem gamblers say: It was never about the money, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Alan Cumming visits a less groovy 1970s in 'Any Day Now' The struggle for LGBT marriage equality and adoption rights makes the news pretty regularly now and each step forward feels [...]

The Teachings of Tori

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

Tori Amos doesn't do anything straight. Regarded as one of the premier singer-songwriters of our time, the gay icon's veered off every which way - into babe-pounding-piano rock and baroque-influenced orchestrations; not to mention seasonal [...]

Trans and triumphant

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Desiree Cooper DETROIT LGBT LEADER: RYAN OLIVER from Model D TV on Vimeo. Ryan Oliver, 28, can tell you a thing or two about what it really means to be an African American man. [...]

Annual Bowlathon for youth assistance

By | 2018-01-15T23:22:28-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

FERNDALE- The annual Ferndale Youth Assistance Bowl-A-Thon will be held Oct. 30, from 1 - 4 p.m. at Luxury Lanes, 600 E Nine Mile. The event is described by organizers as "one of the two [...]

Dear Jody: Pay your own way

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q: My partner and I have a problem with another couple that we frequently dine with. This other couple has more money than we do and they like to eat at fairly pricy restaurants. When [...]

Author asserts God and Gay go together

By | 2018-01-16T07:07:55-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

By Beth Greenapple West Bloomfield- Jay Michaelson, an author whose new book will be featured at the Jewish Community Center's Jewish Book Fair Nov. 6, is a Biblical scholar and a gay activist. Michaelson's appearance [...]

Funding slashed at CHAG

By | 2018-01-15T23:03:42-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

DETROIT - The Community Health Awareness Group recently announced an $800,000 loss of funding which will necessitate substantial staff reductions and cuts in services to people with HIV/AIDS. CHAG had an operating budget of almost [...]

Supreme worries: drawing the line on religion

By | 2018-01-23T07:03:14-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service WASHINGTON, DC - The ACLU called it "one of the most important religious liberty cases in years" and said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the matter would determine [...]

Parting Glances: Bases loaded for Prophet Jones

By | 2018-01-16T12:19:29-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Opinions|

By Charles Alexander On several sporty occasions I've dined at Angelina's Restaurant in Downtown Detroit with BTL co-publishers Jan and Susan, loyal Tiger baseball fans. From our window side table, the Comerica Park pre-game fireworks [...]

Equality Michigan Pride PAC announces additional endorsements

By | 2018-01-16T06:36:20-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- On Monday Equality Michigan Pride PAC "Nominate a Pro-Equality Candidate" campaign announced the endorsement of three additional candidates for office this November. Earlier in the month, Equality Michigan Pride PAC endorsed 16 pro-equality candidates [...]

The Kiss of Life

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Move the ball between your legs 5 Frat hazing sounds 9 Gaze at gays, e.g. 13 Actress Skye 14 Designed for all grades 15 Poetic adverb 16 A little behind 17 Like sharp [...]

PFLAG Family Reunion resumes meetings

By | 2018-01-15T20:24:31-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

DETROIT- Promising friendship, fun and information, PFLAG Family Reunion Detroit Chapter for People of Color announced it will be reactivating the group. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7 - [...]

Whodunit is a fun ride in Eastpointe

By | 2011-10-27T09:00:00-04:00 October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

Now in its 18th season, Eastpointe's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre, the home of Dennis Wickline Productions, has carved a comfortable niche for itself in southern Macomb County. With little competition nearby, the professional non-Equity theater [...]

Lady Gaga launches Born This Way Foundation

By | 2018-01-15T20:23:55-04:00 October 27th, 2011|News|

Grammy-award winning artist and cultural icon Lady Gaga (who we recently interviewed) proudly announced today the launch of the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), which will support programs and initiatives that deal with all aspects [...]

Listen to your heart, Virginia

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

By Rob Keeling Viewpoint There are times in your life when it's important to listen to your heart. Several years ago, I realized that there was enough room in my life and love in my [...]

The high cost of inequality

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

by Roland Leggett Eye on Equality There is no question that we are in challenging economic times. Around the country, families are struggling to make ends meet, workers can't afford to retire and recent college [...]

Praise Fellowship closes after 11 years

By | 2018-01-15T18:48:15-04:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

Praise Fellowship Christian Church held its last service on Oct. 9 after 11 years of ministry to the Detroit LGBT community. In an email sent by Rev. Rick Green he wrote, "Only God knows how [...]

Political action, religion and bullying

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "LGBTs have a stake in this growing protest movement since our unemployment numbers and job searches are often made more complicated by having no job protections such as would [...]

Cultural competency class offered

By | 2011-10-20T09:00:00-04:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

Lapeer County Coalition to Prevent Hate Crimes is sponsoring a class in cultural competency presented by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights on Oct. 26, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Lapeer County Center [...]

Frank Kameny: A Personal Remembrance

By | 2018-01-15T23:57:57-04:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

by John Corvino I was in San Francisco when I received the news, about to go on stage to deliver a National Coming Out Day lecture. A friend texted me: "Frank Kameny passed away today." [...]

Faded rabbits, empty hats

By | 2018-01-16T10:05:01-04:00 October 20th, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances Shortly before retiring from the digitally enhanced adventure called teaching 14 years ago I chanced across a bound volume of back issues of news about students, teachers, education, circa early-50s. Flipping through the [...]

Sexy Slam 2011 arrives at WSU

By | 2018-01-16T01:53:23-04:00 October 20th, 2011|News|

DETROIT - In the ongoing battle to prevent HIV, Status Sexy is going to war with some very hot words. The community mobilizaton project is sponsoring the first ever Sexy Slam 2011, an open poetry [...]