‘The Boys’ Are Back In Town

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Entertainment|

By BTL Staff Mart Crowley's landmark play "The Boys in the Band" will finally get its Ringwald Theatre debut, in association with Five15 of Royal Oak, beginning on Jan. 9. Promised last season, but the [...]

Gays Will, Indeed, Love Lucy

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Entertainment|

By Amy J. Parrent Kevin Remington (Fred Mertz), Thea Brooks (Lucy Ricardo), Lori Hammel (Ethel Mertz) and Euriamis Losada (Ricky Ricardo) in the national tour of I Love Lucy Live on Stage. Photo: Justin Namon [...]

Obituary: Howard N. Baver

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|

By Shelby Clark Petkus The founder of the Gay Connection and Jewish Gay Network activist, Howard N. Baver, has passed away at the age of 89. Baver died on Dec. 20 in Farmington Hills. He [...]

State Of LGBT Equality In Michigan

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER MICHIGAN - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual municipality index for LGBT equality in December 2014, highlighting 353 cities throughout the nation. Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the only [...]

Transmissions: Fix It

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith In the early morning of Dec. 28, a 17-year-old transwoman by the name of Leelah Alcorn was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 71 near Union Township, Ohio. At [...]

RIP Kevin Rogers

By | 2015-01-08T09:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|

BY JASON MICHAEL Kevin Rogers (April 1, 1957 - January 4, 2015) with Glenn LeBoeuf. Kevin Rogers (April 1, 1957 - January 5, 2015*) FERNDALE - Longtime community activist and owner of Just 4 [...]