Breaking Up the Band

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Entertainment|

Across 1 Rub it in 6 Half of the Odd Couple, for example 10 Dinah of a golf classic 15 Milk, in Madrid 16 Judy Garland concert persona 17 Some bounders 18 Like Machu Picchu [...]

The (Bi) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Entertainment|

Tattooed and pierced, dressed in full black and the very type of social recluse who's as mysterious as her body art, Lisbeth Salander is the quintessential outsider. She's also sexually ambidextrous, something seldom portrayed in [...]

Truth stranger than fiction

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Opinions|

Parting Glances I've been told about a well known TV preacher who had an unexpected visit from none other than the True Ghost of Xmas Past. I'm omitting his name and church affiliation because, the [...]

An ‘epic’ year for marriage equality

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|News|

by Dana Rudolph One leading advocate called 2011 an "epic" year for marriage equality. Was it? While only one state - New York - enacted full marriage rights for same-sex couples, it was the most [...]

Chuck Norris

By | 2018-01-23T13:51:33-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week It's no secret that Chuck Norris is a physical force to be reckoned with. So if you're gay, stay out of his way. Because he doesn't like you very much. I'm [...]

‘The Help’ DVD Review

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|News|

Come Jan. 15, one film - Disney's adaptation of best-selling book "The Help" - could walk away with four Golden Globes (it's nominated for five, but two in the same category). Its chances? Damn good. [...]

OBITUARY: Gordon Barnard

By | 2018-01-16T02:31:07-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|News|

ROSEVILLE - He was known as a character, a diva and a legend - at least in his own mind - by those who loved him and knew him well. Gordon Barnard, 75, died Nov. [...]

The (Bi) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By | 2018-01-23T06:56:51-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Tattooed and pierced, dressed in full black and the very type of social recluse who's as mysterious as her body art, Lisbeth Salander is the quintessential outsider. She's also sexually ambidextrous, something seldom portrayed in [...]

Anti-gay graduate student’s appeal denied

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|News|

By BTL staff ATLANTA- On Dec. 16, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling against Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student in [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Hot new TV pilot trend: lesbian(ish) sitcoms Now that it's been properly established that both Sue Sylvester and Coach Bieste are man-hungry heterosexuals, where is a comedy-loving lesbian to turn for [...]

Mary J. Blige Shows the Gays Real Love

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

You could say this is Mary J. Blige's second life. Her first, candidly chronicled on her confessions-of-a-wreck album "My Life," was an early glimpse into one of the biggest singing superstars in the world, who [...]

Cops target gay men in Kent County parks

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff and AP Wire GRAND RAPIDS - Activists in western Michigan say sheriff's deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks by striking up conversations with them while working undercover. [...]

How to win funds and influence people

By | 2011-12-22T09:00:00-04:00 December 22nd, 2011|Opinions|

By Mark Segal This past week was a killer. I participated in a historic conference at the Department of Housing and Urban Development headquarters in Washington, D.C., then headed to New York City for the [...]

A step in the rights direction

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman from Georgia, had been working as a proofreader and editor in the state's Office of Legislative Counsel. Two years into her employment, in 2007, [...]

Cops target gay men in Kent County parks

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|News|

By BTL Staff and AP Wire GRAND RAPIDS - Activists in western Michigan say sheriff's deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks by striking up conversations with them while working undercover. [...]

Rick Perry

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week You don't have to be a political scientist to recognize that Texas Governor Rick Perry is an ignorant prick. But I've got to hand it to him: he knows how to [...]

The Bachmanns, Muppets and Finances

By | 2018-01-15T17:43:25-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

S/He Said "I don't believe Michele Bachmann's husband is gay - I don't think you'd [Michele Bachmann] run for president - I think he's just effete. If you can have gays who don't seem gay, [...]

A step in the rights direction

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Opinions|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith Transmissions Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman from Georgia, had been working as a proofreader and editor in the state's Office of Legislative Counsel. Two years into her employment, in 2007, [...]

Love in a Hopeless Place

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet It's a whirlwind, growing up. I can't get the hang of it. I'm on tour with a new book but I don't know how I got here. I say aloud, [...]

Book Marks

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "The Stranger's Child," by Alan Hollinghurst. Knopf, 448 pages, $27.95 hardcover. For gay fans of Hollinghurst's first novel, "The Swimming-Pool Library," his new work - seven years in the writing - may [...]

The Union Square

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter You can't go to the Olive Garden without your server pushing "specialty cocktails," a euphemism for toxic waste. These poisonous catch-alls are enough to make you hurl. "McSewer's 12-year bourbon, [...]

Love in a Hopeless Place

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet It's a whirlwind, growing up. I can't get the hang of it. I'm on tour with a new book but I don't know how I got here. I say aloud, [...]

The Union Square

By | 2011-12-15T09:00:00-04:00 December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

by Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter You can't go to the Olive Garden without your server pushing "specialty cocktails," a euphemism for toxic waste. These poisonous catch-alls are enough to make you hurl. "McSewer's 12-year bourbon, [...]