After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Leslie Jordan: Damaged & Divine

By Christopher Treacy Photo: Kelly Smith When it came to playing the role of Preston "Peanut" Leroy in the Emerson Collins-produced film of Del Shores' GLAAD Award-winning play, "Southern Baptist Sissies," Leslie Jordan didn't [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Entertainment|

Turn The Page

Across 1 Black key for Elton John 6 Door piece 10 Zipper problem 14 Area of Tennessee? 15 Race track shape 16 Went lickety-split 17 "Showboat" director with a "fishy" name 19 Count (on) 20 [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Affirmations: A Brief Agency History

1989-90: First board of directors assembled by Gary Roberts and Jeff Vitale. Roberts is the first president of the board which includes Sue Pittman, Christine Puckett, Brian Wootton, Judy Utley, Jan Stevenson, Michael Sharp, Cathy [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Body Counts: An Important Memoir

In the opening pages of Sean Strub's Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, he thrusts the readers into the crucible of the controversial 1989 ACT UP protest at St. Patrick's Cathedral [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Counselors To Gain Expertise In LGBT Issues

FERNDALE - Clinical issues and gender identity will be explored in depth in a special training for professional counselors Mar. 21 and 22 at Affirmations. The two day course, which qualifies for continuing education credits, [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

MAC’s March ‘Bizarre Bazaar’

Michigan AIDS Coalition will hold an "eclectic" silent auction at the end of March titled "Bizarre/Bazaar." The auction will feature new and gently used items, ranging from holiday sweaters to lava lamps to more interesting [...]

By |2014-04-20T09:00:00-04:00April 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Sixth Circuit Continues Stay

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's issuance of a stay in the federal district court ruling striking Utah's ban on same-sex couples marrying, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel issued an order Tuesday it [...]

By |2014-03-26T09:00:00-04:00March 26th, 2014|Marriage, News|

Snyder Says Marriages Not Recognized

Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder just announced. The announcement comes a day after [...]

By |2014-03-26T09:00:00-04:00March 26th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Schuette Lies To Satisfy Political Base

BTL Editorial Michigan Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette is lying to the residents of Michigan. His blind pursuit to continue to enshrine discrimination in our state Constitution is not about the will of the voters, [...]

By |2014-03-25T09:00:00-04:00March 25th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Sponsor Spotlight: Bill Hamilton Designs

Bill Hamilton Designs is a proud sponsor of BTL's Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo. Feeling overwhelmed with planning a wedding, anniversary party or some other event? Bill Hamilton Designs is the solution. The event [...]

By |2014-03-24T09:00:00-04:00March 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sponsor Spotlight: Acme Partyworks

Acme Partyworks is a proud sponsor of BTL's Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo. Looking for rental items beyond wedding-oriented pieces? Since 1992, Acme Partyworks has been lending a fun touch to unique weddings and [...]

By |2014-03-24T09:00:00-04:00March 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

March 20: Judge Denies Stay In Tenn. …

Keen News Service TENNESSEE JUDGE DENIES STAY: A federal judge in Tennessee Thursday denied the state's request that she put a stay on a narrow temporary order she issued last week, requiring the state [...]

By |2014-03-21T09:00:00-04:00March 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|