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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Local Gatherings Against MiRFRA

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. [...]

By |2014-12-15T09:00:00-05:00December 15th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Change For Nichols

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 [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Slipstream Does Shakespeare

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 [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

HoliGAY Giving

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 [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2014|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Between Bass And Treble: An Alto Story

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. [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Ozone House Gives Youth A Voice

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 [...]

By |2014-12-11T09:00:00-05:00December 11th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Michigan Bishop Addresses MiRFRA

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 [...]

By |2014-12-10T09:00:00-05:00December 10th, 2014|Michigan, News|