Can We Forgive Paula Deen?

By | 2013-07-10T09:00:00+00:00 July 10th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Dean Obeidallah (CNN) - Once a racist, always a racist? Will bigots always be bigots? Or can people truly evolve over time for the better? And if they do, should we applaud their metamorphosis [...]

In China, LGBT Citizens Seek Acceptance

By | 2013-07-10T09:00:00+00:00 July 10th, 2013|National, News|

By Jonathan Levine (CNN) - In a victory for same-sex marriage supporters, The United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a 5-to-4 decision. The law had denied federal recognition [...]

The 2013 Wilde Award Nominations

By | 2018-01-16T14:13:30+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Professional theaters from across Michigan will share the spotlight Aug. 19 when The 2013 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by [...]

Tony Perkins

By | 2013-07-03T09:00:00+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

And so it was that the Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and Prop 8 was dead in California. And the gays did celebrate across the land. Meanwhile, after crying [...]

DOMA’s Still Here

By | 2013-07-03T09:00:00+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud The Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA last week was incredible, no doubt a turning point, a tipping point, a critical mass, and everything else we say when we're trying [...]

Gay For You

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Advice, Entertainment|

Dating Diet I need to stop going to parties where people think Heineken is high-end beer. That's how I met a 30-year-old ginger named Ron who's confused about his sexuality. I know. I don't have [...]

Ringwald Does ‘Mommie Queerest’

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - In keeping with their "Summer Camp" theme, The Ringwald presents the mother of all campy comedies, "Mommie Queerest." The production is by Jamie Morris, the author of another Summer Camp extravaganza, "The Facts [...]

Share The Freedom

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 It can help you hold your liquor 5 "I ___ Andy Warhol" 9 Orlando group that plays with balls 14 Michelangelo's David, and such 15 Prefix meaning "half" 16 You must remember this [...]

‘Camp’ It Up

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Summer crept in on little cat feet at 1:04 EDT Friday. Go Comedy! in Ferndale got an early start with the Thursday debut of an original sketch comedy, "S'more Money, S'more Problems," [...]

Local Agency Seeks LGBT Foster Parents

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Michigan, News|

While transitioning out of foster care is difficult for any young person regardless of sexual orientation, LGBTQ youth may face special difficulties and hardships. This is according to the report "Economic Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, [...]

We Wait, But Not For Long

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Opinion|

It is Tuesday at BTL's offices. As we go to press this afternoon all of us are awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in two pivotal cases, scheduled to be handed down tomorrow morning. Although [...]