Hear Me Out: Best of 2015

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Entertainment, Music|

10. Madonna, 'Rebel Heart' In 2015, it was strange hearing Madonna sound so... human. A cluster of cuts from the queen's 13th studio album imparted a rare authenticity and striking vulnerability typically not ascribed to [...]

Happy Anniversary

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Part of an actor's pay between parts? 5 R.E.M. frontman Michael 10 Israeli statesman 14 Give a good beating to 15 Fable fellow 16 Building manager, briefly 17 How some chatter 18 Jeremy [...]

Triplett Joins Equality Michigan Senior Staff

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF DETROIT - Equality Michigan, the statewide LGBT anti-violence and advocacy organization, appointed former East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett, M.A., J.D., as its new political director. Triplett spent seven years as a staffer [...]

LGBT Icon David Bowie Dies at 69

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF British musician David Bowie died of cancer at 69 on Jan. 10. The artist reportedly had been quietly fighting cancer, believed to be of the liver according to early reports, for the [...]

Suit Against Planet Fitness Dismissed

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF MIDLAND COUNTY, MICH. - WNEM reports that the suit against a Midland Planet Fitness following a locker room controversy has been dismissed. The controversy over a transgender member using the female locker [...]

Revisiting Discrimination

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

LANSING -- A decade after the Lansing City Council first approved its local human rights ordinance, it is being reviewed and is now up for some changes. A committee of the city council, lead by [...]