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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WCC Expands LGBT Protections

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 [...]

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

Being Young & Coming Out To Bette Midler

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Entertainment|

Taking The Stage For Charity

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Entertainment|

I Hear a Melody

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Tidings Of Comfort & Justice

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Mayors Breakfast Kicks Off World AIDS Day

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Judge Damon J. Keith Speaks In Detroit

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 [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Michigan, News|

From A Mother

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. [...]

By |2014-12-04T09:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|