Baptists plan exodus from Boy Scouts

By | 2013-06-04T09:00:00+00:00 June 4th, 2013|National, News|

By Daniel Burke CNN (CNN) - For Southern Baptist pastor Tim Reed, it was Scripture versus the Scouts. "God's word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin," said Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church [...]

ExxonMobil Rejects LGBT Discrimination Ban

By | 2013-06-04T09:00:00+00:00 June 4th, 2013|National, News|

By Blake Ellis (CNN) - For the 14th year in a row, shareholders at oil giant ExxonMobil overwhelmingly shot down a proposal that would specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The [...]

13 Year Old’s Suicide Shocks Kalamazoo

By | 2013-05-31T09:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2013|Michigan, News|

BTL Staff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyO45T59aCE On May 19, thirteen year old Isabella "Bella" Angelique Bruinekool of Kalamazoo took her own life. Just weeks before she had uploaded a video to You Tube where she talked about herself, [...]

Pink Gin

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

By Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter Straight gin has such a degenerate reputation that to drink it without mixing in some other ingredient is to invite either derision or an intervention. I have no idea why. [...]

An Anthem For Change

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Sam White Chris Anthem performs at 1:55 p.m. June 1 in Ferndale. Last summer, it was considered groundbreaking when soul crooner Frank Ocean revealed in an open letter on his Tumblr page that [...]

A New Transition

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Christopher J Treacy Lucas Silveira of The Cliks. They made a hilarious joke about it on "The Brady Bunch." But when your voice is your true moneymaker, sudden shifts in range are nowhere [...]

Not Just Another Manic MonDay

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Flint-based band AllDay MonDay performs at 2:55 p.m. June 1 during Ferndale Pride. Every Pride season, LGBT musicians pull out all the stops. And though it won't be easy competing [...]

Gaily Gay Lee

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Foam at the mouth 5 Business degs. 9 Philip Johnson contemporary 14 Linen fiber 15 Wine region of Michelangelo's land 16 Burn with water 17 With 23-Across, soap with Lee 19 In a [...]

A Tale Of Two Coming-Out Stories

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Entertainment, Sports|

By Dan Woog The OutField When Jason Collins came out last month, Helen Carroll was furious. The longtime sports project director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights had nothing against the 7-foot basketball center, [...]

Ann Arbor Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 22 Washtenaw Pride Picnic Presenting Organization: Jim Toy Community Center Time: 12 p.m. Location: Allmendinger Park, Ann Arbor Contact: http://www.jimtoycenter.org

Detroit Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 1 Shangela Presenting Organization: Club Liquid Detroit Location: 3537 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit Contact: 313-826-1192 or http://www.facebook.com/ClubLiquidDetroit Shangela of RuPaul's Drag Race (seasons two and three) comes to Detroit for the Ferndale Pride [...]

Ferndale Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

May 31 Annual Motor City Bears Dinner Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Zion Lutheran Church, Ferndale Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Bears/ Access / Connect Me Barbecue Presenting Organization: Al Gamea Time: 7 p.m. Location: [...]

Flint Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 29 Flint Gay Pride In The Park Presenting Organization: Flint Gay Pride Society Time: 1 p.m. Location: Riverbank Park and University of Michigan Pavilion Rink Contact: http://www.facebook.com/Flintgaypride Features vendors, information booths, food trucks, live [...]

Grand Rapids Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 9 Totally Gay 5K Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Park, Grand Rapids Contact: http://www.totallygay5k.blogspot.com Running and walking to celebrate oneness in the gay and straight community while kicking off [...]

Holland Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 29 Holland Area Pride Presenting Organization: Holland Area PRIDE Time: 1-10 p.m. Locations: Centennial Park and Park Theatre Contact: http://www.hollandareapride.com Booths, vendors, musical acts at Centennial Park and comedy show, drag performance and dancing [...]

Kalamazoo Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 2 Second Annual Bowling Extravaganza Presenting Organization: Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center Time: 4 p.m. Location: 5570 Gull Road, Kalamazoo. Contact: 269-349-4234, http://www.kglrc.org/pride. Raffles, music, and more. All ages. June 8 Fourth Annual [...]

Lansing Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 7 Michigan Pride - White Party Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride Time: 6 p.m. Location: Marquee Lounge - 319 E. Grand River, Spiral Dance Bar - 1247 Center St., Esquire - 1250 Turner St., Grand [...]

Oak Park Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 1 Love & Marriage Presenting Organization: Sing Out Detroit Chorus Time: 7 p.m. Location: 14450 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park Contact: 248-943-2411, http://www.singoutdetroit.org

Plymouth Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 1 Annual Women's Golf OUTing Presenting Organization: Equality Michigan Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: St. John's Golf and Conference Center, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth Contact: http://www.equalitymi.org Join more than one hundred golfers challenge each [...]

Royal Oak Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 21 Lavendar Dance Metro-Post Pride Party Presenting Organization: GOAL Time: 7 p.m. Location: Emagine Royal Oak Cinema, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak Contact: http://www.meetup.com/GOAL-Get DJ. Cash bar. Drink specials. All funds after coverage [...]

Saginaw Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 21 Candlelight Vigil Presenting Organization: Tri-City Pride Time: 8 p.m. Location: Borchard Park, Saginaw Contact: http://www.tricitylgbtpride.com Remembering those lost to suicide. June 22 Tri-City Pride Presenting Organization: Tri-City Pride Time: 1-8 p.m. Location: Ojibway [...]

Troy Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

June 2 Shower Of Stoles Project Presenting Organization: Northminster Presbyterian Church Time: 1 p.m. Location: 3633 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy Contact: 248-644-5920 and http://www.troynorthminster.org A collection of stoles and other sacred items from LGBT [...]

Windsor, Ontario Pride Events

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

;June 15 Women's Potluck Presenting Organization: Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Windsor Family Credit Union, 2800 Tecumseh Road E., Windsor, ON, Canada. Contact: http://www.windsorpride.com Bring a dish to pass. Coffee, tea, pop and [...]

Complete Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2018-01-15T17:08:51+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Pride Guide|

2012 Ferndale Dyke March Organizers May 31 Annual Motor City Bears Dinner Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Zion Lutheran Church, Ferndale Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Bears/ Access / Connect Me Barbecue Presenting Organization: [...]

Gay Seaside Getaways

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Beach vacations come in many forms, especially in the context of gay and lesbian travel. Years ago, LGBT travelers seeking summer fun at the shore tended to focus on [...]

In This Season of Pride

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Viewpoint Even though some cities hold their PRIDE celebrations as early as April, Philadelphia's Black Pride was held in April; June will always be the official kick-off month for PRIDE celebrations in the Lesbian, Gay, [...]

Being There For Them

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

by Richard Hutchison Viewpoint Those of us who have gone down the river of life for quite some time can reflect on a variety of experiences we've had. Those teenage years are somewhat like the [...]