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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Stuck on You

Across 1 What a knight takes to go clubbing? 5 Stick it to 10 160 rods 14 Type of history 15 Kane in "All My Children" 16 Like so 17 Ian McKellen and Elton John [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Ringwald Completes Epic Tale

By John Quinn The Great Messenger (Cara Trautman) and The Messenger (Bailey Boudreau) in The Ringwald Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's two-part masterpiece, "Angels in America." Photo: Brandy Joe Plambeck. The complete title of [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

How The Other Half Drinks

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer "Laundry & Bourbon" and "Lone Star" continue at The Snug through Sept. 21. Photo: The Snug Theatre Gather enough evidence surrounding a thing, and you'll get an idea of the [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

Introduction: Political Hors D’oeuvre

What Is Political Hors D'oeuvre? This series will bring you bite size nuggets from the political and governmental world and contextualize it within LGBT equality issues and the broader progressive agenda. The name comes from [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Bureaucratic Follies

Secretary of State Agrees to Stop Enforcing Constitutionally Vague Vanity Plate Law Keep an eye out in Ann Arbor for a Michigan issued vanity plate reading WAR SUX. The Secretary of State has agreed to [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Baird To The Bone

Richard Baird, a top advisor to Gov. Rick Snyder, is tossing his weight around the capitol these days. Baird, who was at the center of a property tax and voting scandal just before the GOP's [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Gays Against Gary Glenn

By AJ Trager Mark LaChey, chair of the LGBT&A Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party, and candidate Joan Brausch of the 98th district at the 2014 Democratic Nominating Convention speaking to the LGBT&A Caucus. BTL [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Michigan, News|

AIDS Walk Locations

Detroit/Royal Oak Sept. 14 Time: Registration from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Walk 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Location: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road. Free. Grand Rapids Sept. 13 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Rosa Parks Circle, [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Transmissions: School Days

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Summer is quickly turning to autumn, and the only proof of this beyond the local coffee shop pulling out their pumpkin spice is the doors of all the local schools being [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Women’s Colleges Address Transgender Applicants

By BTL Staff BOSTON - Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as higher education institutions demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for the changing society. Mills College in Oakland, Calif. recently became the [...]

By |2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2014|National, News|