Local Gatherings Against MiRFRA

By | 2014-12-15T09:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF MICHIGAN - As the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MiRFRA) moves through the State's legislature, communities around the state have scheduled upcoming gatherings to discuss the bill and to protest against bill. [...]

Change For Nichols

By | 2014-12-11T09:00:00+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Rainbow maker 6 "Mamma Mia!" band 10 Like sex with a condom 14 Hertz ___-Car 15 Falsies? 17 TV movie in which Patrick Wilson played a gay Mormon 19 Agenda listing 20 Totals [...]

Slipstream Does Shakespeare

By | 2014-12-11T09:00:00+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Slipstream Theatre Initiative's inaugural production, "The Winter's Tale," continues through Dec. 31 at Michigan Actors Studio. Photo: STI "A sad tale's best for winter." So says young Mamillius, heir to the [...]

HoliGAY Giving

By | 2014-12-11T09:00:00+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

By Shelby Clark Petkus Affirmations is conducting two special projects this holiday season to benefit local LGBTQ and allies in need. One of the projects, "We Are All One Family," has been created for those [...]

Between Bass And Treble: An Alto Story

By | 2014-12-11T09:00:00+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER Celeste McClellan-Zmich (L) and Barbara Zmich-McClellan (R) pose for a photo for BTL in their Ypsilanti home. Their Minature Schnauzer Tuko, while very much a part of the family is not pictured. [...]

Ozone House Gives Youth A Voice

By | 2014-12-11T09:00:00+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Katie Doyle And Karen Staller We have met many young people at Ozone House who have endured unspeakably troubling traumas: homelessness, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, murder of family members, all in addition to [...]

Michigan Bishop Addresses MiRFRA

By | 2014-12-10T09:00:00+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs pondered what the "sanctity of marriage" is that the current Michigan ban on LGBT marriage is trying to protect? Gibbs described it as the love shared between two [...]