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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Same-Sex Marriages: One Year Later

By BTL Staff BTL Photo: Andrew Potter In honor of the one year anniversary of Judge Bernard Friedman's overturning of the Michigan same-sex marriage ban, various venues throughout the state will host gatherings. The [...]

By |2015-03-13T09:00:00-04:00March 13th, 2015|Michigan, News|

It’s Our Turn To Cry

Across 1 Queen's beehive, e.g. 5 NG: Neighbor of Pakistan 9 They won't pose for nude photos 14 Sometime defender of gay rights 15 Oral gratification from the fridge 16 NG: "Me too" 17 Lesley's [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Miller Won’t Seek Re-Election

Candice Miller, the former Republican Secretary of State and six term congresswoman from Michigan's 10th District, will not seek re-election to Congress. She made the announcement on Friday. She was widely praised for her service [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Hull’s Voice

The territorial governor of Michigan, most known for his surrender of Detroit to the British in the War of 1812, also has a small role in this whole "religious freedom" debate at the Capitol. Nestled [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Recruiters Pursuing Diversity

BY AJ TRAGER Members of the Detroit Police Department were among 37 companies that participated in the LGBTQ&A Career Fair at U-M Dearborn campus March 6. Over 250 people signed up looking for employment. BTL [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Sixth Annual Transgender Day Of Visibility

BY AJ TRAGER ROYAL OAK - Executive Director of Transgender Michigan, Rachel Crandall, started the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) in 2009 when she noticed that the major holidays honoring trans identities were all [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Planet Fitness Defends Trans Rights

BY BTL STAFF MIDLAND - Planet Fitness has made top headlines this past week after a woman from Midland vehemently spoke up about her issues with a trans woman using the locker facility Feb. 28. [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Malcolm Boyd

Rev. Malcolm Boyd was many things. He was a freedom rider who marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in the Deep South. He was the author of over two dozen books and collections of [...]

By |2015-03-12T09:00:00-04:00March 12th, 2015|Michigan, News|