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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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente cut/ Jen Richards. Photo: Joe Seer. Indie drama 'Easy Living' features trans actress Jen Richards As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is pretty much over. August is a notoriously slow [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:00:00-04:00August 17th, 2017|Entertainment|

Old and Dribbling

Across 1 Simians on Roddy McDowall's planet 5 Like a woman without a woman 10 Anthropologist Margaret 14 "Pandora's Box" heroine 15 "Dallas Voice," for example 16 A lot, maybe 17 "Dancing With the Stars" [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:00:00-04:00August 17th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|


An error of fact was reported in the story, "Ferndale Mayor to Run Unopposed Again," on Aug. 10 regarding Craig Covey's career. BTL reported the following: "Covey had crafted his career contrary to Coulter's. He [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:00:00-04:00August 17th, 2017|Michigan, News|

UM Dearborn Offers New LGBTQ Studies Certificate

BY BTL STAFF The LGBTQ Studies certificate, a 12-credit interdisciplinary program in the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, prepares students professionally and personally by concentrating on diverse forms of sexual orientation, [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:00:00-04:00August 17th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Countdown on the Trump Presidency?

BY KAREN OCAMB, LOS ANGELES BLADE Trump defends his beliefs during a press conference at Trump Tower on August 15. (Photo Youtube still) Donald Trump has crossed so many lines of impropriety without suffering [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:00:00-04:00August 17th, 2017|National, News|

Love Wins in the City of Jackson

Chris Moore, Nikki Joly and Barbara Shelton, director of the United Center for Caring in Jackson. Hundreds gathered for a fundraiser on Tuesday night to support Nikki Joly and Chris Moore, an LGBTQ couple [...]

By |2017-08-16T09:00:00-04:00August 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Texas Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Dies

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS, WASHINGTON BLADE Texas lawmakers adjourned on Aug. 15, 2017, without passing a bill that would have restricted transgender people's access to bathrooms. Photo by Daniel Mayer; courtesy Wikimedia The Texas [...]

By |2017-08-16T09:00:00-04:00August 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|