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Let them serve

By Bob Roehr WASHINGTON - The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network kicked off their lobby days with an upbeat report of progress made over the last six months. Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Carol Moseley [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:46:23-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reach OUT

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Growing Up Artfully: a fundraiser to bring the arts, history and sciences to Genesee county youth On June 2, The Flint Cultural Center Corporation with host a fundraiser called "Growing Up [...]

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Reach OUT!

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Media Matters for America - correcting right-wing lies for all of us Founded in May 2004, Media Matters for America "is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated [...]

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Marriage after Massachusetts

By Bob Roehr Boston- Marriage bells had rung before for gay and lesbian Americans - in San Francisco, Portland, even tiny New Paltz, New York - but those that began to peal in Massachusetts on [...]

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Real simple

By John Polly "To each his own. F--k it! Who cares!" Apologies, dear readers for that initial burst of coarse language; it seemed best to get that out of the way right up front. Not [...]

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Folking out for TransGender Michigan

By BTL Staff LANSING - Three up and coming local folk acts will play a benefit concert for TransGender Michigan on Sunday, May 22. Kate Peterson, Sarah Cleaver, and Lazy Sunday will perform at Magdalena's [...]

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All Politics is Loco

By Sean Kosofsky In 1776 our Founding Fathers committed an act of treason by declaring the colonies independent of monarchical rule. This was an act of bravery and heroism that we can draw parallels to [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:45:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

INSTRUCTIONS: Everyone knows how some artists are a little weird and go over the edge. In this puzzle, 10 of the answers will not fit the grid and go over the edge of the puzzle [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Keep flirting, Aries! Venus in Gemini is squaring Mars in Pisces, generating creative, erotic stress in desperate need of focus. Mercury in Taurus provides the key - slow down and think pragmatically! [...]

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SHe Said:

"Here's what makes West and people like him rife with potential for, well, some of the nastiest and most dishonest and dangerous abuses humans are capable of. It's the ability to ignore the incredible hypocrisy [...]

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Theater Events for the period May 19 – 28

Professional Theater: Brighton Beach Memoirs Part one of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a Brooklyn teenager in 1937. Staged Wednesday through Sunday (excluding Friday) by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre [...]

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Correction

In our story last week, "Over 200 families at risk of losing benefits, says CMU Life" in the May 12 edition of BTL, we incorrectly named the publication Central Michigan Life as CMU Life. Central [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:45:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Motown Drivers begin season

Motown Drivers, an LGBT golf league, began its season in April and is welcoming new members. The league plays at Rackham Golf Course at 10100 W. 10 Mile Rd. in Huntington Woods. For more information [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:45:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Business Kraft Foods under fire by anti-human rights group NORTHFIELD, IL - Focus on the Family has targeted Kraft Foods, which makes products ranging from macaroni and cheese to Ritz [...]

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Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at dawnwolfe@pridesource.com, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman Arizona: Marriage equality opponents filed a petition May 16 for a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would outlaw marriage for same-sex couples. Voters will decide the issue if [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Contemporary art by Arab American artists on exhibit at Arab American National Museum DEARBORN - "In/Visible," the first exhibition of contemporary art by first and second generation Americans of Arab heritage opens May 19 to [...]

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Concert Connections

This Week: Mary Chapin Carpenter & Mindy Smith Thurs. 5/19/05 Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor Jesse McCartney Thurs. 5/19/05 Royal Oak Music Theatre Ruthie Foster Sat. 5/21/05 8 p.m. The Ark, Ann Arbor TransGender Michigan Benefit [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Bright Beach Memoirs' JET closes season with 'memorable' Neil Simon comedy There's a risk directors take whenever they hire adults to play teenagers in shows such as "Brighton Beach Memoirs." More often than not, [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Deceptions to the Rule' Detective thrillers get dead-on comedic treatment at Planet Ant Never trust a woman you're blackmailing, the audience is told at the beginning of "Deceptions to the Rule," the sixteenth original [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Grandmother or mother wanna be? Q: I will bet you that you haven't had this one, yet. My mom wants me to have kids! I don't mean that it's not pretty universal [...]

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Ask The Debt Free Diva

By Dee Dee Sung Q: I am currently $35,000 in credit card debt. I do not want to file bankruptcy, have always managed to pay my bills, but these credit cards just slipped up and [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Felicity Huffman has a sex change Felicity Huffman, whose character Lynette is the most harried of all the desperate housewives on the series of the same name, is about to switch [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Focus on your family

We at BTL are used to the unexpected, and we love when the unexpected is actually good news. So when we heard that a huge gain in the marriage equality movement happened this week in [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Crash While a detective (Don Cheadle) investigates an African-American policeman's murder at the hands of a white fellow officer, a racist beat patrolman (Matt Dillon) disgusts his liberal partner (Ryan Phillippe) when he [...]

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|