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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‘The Boys’ Are Back In Town

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Entertainment|

Gays Will, Indeed, Love Lucy

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Entertainment|

Obituary: Howard N. Baver

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|

State Of LGBT Equality In Michigan

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Transmissions: Fix It

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

RIP Kevin Rogers

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 [...]

By |2015-01-08T09:00:00-05:00January 8th, 2015|Michigan, News|