WCC Expands LGBT Protections

By | 2014-12-05T09:00:00+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff ANN ARBOR, Mich. - At its Nov. 18 meeting, the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to expand protections for transgender, lesbian, bisexual and gay students, faculty and staff [...]

Being Young & Coming Out To Bette Midler

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Entertainment|

By Nicolas Wysocki When you're a 12-year-old gay boy in middle school, you don't really have an overt sexuality, just many flamboyant hobbies. Yes, I still gravitated toward all the hyperfeminized figurines and performed exquisitely [...]

Taking The Stage For Charity

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Entertainment|

By Dana Casadei Shakespeare's "The Winteras Tale" is Slipstream Theatre Initiativeas inaugural production. Photo: STI Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" is Slipstream Theatre Initiative's inaugural production. Photo: STI SS_2249_5.jpg: Bailey Boudreau is co-founder and artistic [...]

I Hear a Melody

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Chart with the bottom line, maybe 6 Pansy supporter 10 "Quills" subject 14 Spine-chilling 15 Irene of "Fame" fame 16 Mireille of "World War Z" 17 Photographer Grace 18 LSD, e.g. 19 Carbon [...]

Tidings Of Comfort & Justice

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

By Shelby Clark Petkus Katie Geddes Whatever holiday event LGBTQI people and allies plan to celebrate this season, the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor will be around to host; the church will [...]

Mayors Breakfast Kicks Off World AIDS Day

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER Jeanne White-Ginder addresses attendees of the Mayors Breakfast on World AIDS Day 2014 at the Detroit Opera House. BTL Photo: AJ Trager DETROIT - Lead HIV/AIDS organizations, medical professionals, community organizers [...]

Judge Damon J. Keith Speaks In Detroit

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff Michigan Roundtable presents a special evening with Judge Damon J. Keith entitled "Crusader for Justice" on Dec. 8. The organization, known for its dedication to fostering inclusion, diversity and equity in the [...]

From A Mother

By | 2014-12-04T09:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Susan Russick My husband and I adopted Michigan as our home 30 years ago. We found jobs, bought a house, purchased cars and usually put our hard earned dollars right back into Michigan's economy. [...]