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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First-Of-Its-Kind LGBT Jewish Curriculum

BTL Staff WASHINGTON D.C. - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Institute for Welcoming Resources, Keshet, COLAGE and Family Equity Council released a curriculum designed to help Jewish congregations support and embrace LGBT members [...]

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|National, News|

California Bans ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

BTL Staff CALIFORNIA - California legislature passed a bill that will remove "gay panic" as reason to reduce charges from homicide or manslaughter. Defendants will not be able to escape murder charges by claiming that [...]

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|National, News|

News You Should Know August 29, 2014

BTL Staff UPDATE: LGBT Killer In Metro Detroit Caught California Bans "Gay Panic" Defense Utah Plaintiffs Ask SCOTUS To Review Case First-Of-Its Kind LGBT Jewish Curriculum EqualityMaine Advances Trans Healthcare Coverage

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Fall Into DIA’s New Exhibitions

By Shelby Clark Petkus As temperatures cool at a steady rate, Michiganders move from kayaking and picnicking to museums, bars and other indoor activities. And this fall, the DIA has something for everyone. Run to [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

Detroit Through A New Lens

By Christopher J. Treacy Celebrated fashion photographer Boswell Hardwick has always been a few steps ahead of the game. His understanding of aesthetics, the fashion press and his experience in multiple creative mediums has given [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

Designer Gives A Shirt About Detroit

By Emell Derra Adolphus There is an art to delivering Christopher Gorski's signature phrase, "Bitch, please. I'm from Detroit." You've got to wait for the perfect moment, he explains. "I would travel to different places [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

Message Received

Across 1 A little behind 5 Does a birth rite 9 Like America's Betty 13 Lysol target 14 Coup d'___ (rebellion) 15 Gardening tools for prostitutes? 16 Have sex with 17 Verb of Verlaine 18 [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

GAGG And LGBT: Gearing Up For November

By AJ Trager Kalamazoo attorney Mark Totten, Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general. BTL photo: AJ Trager The following article has been updated due to a misattribution and the error has been corrected. LANSING [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Michigan, News|

When A Lesbian Becomes A Man

By Shelby Clark Petkus What happens to a lesbian couple when one of them becomes a man? That very scenario was experienced by Diana and Jacob (nee Suzy) Anderson-Minshall and discussed in their recent memoir, [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|National, News|

Transmissions: Where We Cross

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith A few months back I found myself speaking at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Northern California. As the event was breaking up and folks started to head for their [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

News You Should Know August 28, 2014

BTL Staff 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Marriage Equality Cases Womyn Born Womyn House Staffer Edits Trans Identity Wikipedia Pages Florida Supreme Court Asked To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

News You Should Know August 27, 2014

BTL Staff Gay Berlin Mayor Announces Resignation Landmark Bookstore In Philly To Reopen Queen Pardons Gay WWII Code Breaker Couple Wins Wedding Venue Dispute Virginia Family Foundation Protests Gay Marriage With Fake Fast Longest Running [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|