Kurt Response

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Put out a feeler 5 Opposite of loads 9 They're sucked, in insults 14 Reed in a Ned Rorem work 15 Dick, for one 16 Show penitence 17 Somewhat unconventional gay teenager Ian [...]

Affirmative Living

By | 2017-12-09T16:25:59-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Guides, Holiday Gift Guide|

BY JONATHAN W. THURSTON In the spirit of the holiday season, it's important to think about ways to give back to the community, and helping local non-profits is often a great way to do that. [...]

Grooming Future LGBTQ Leaders

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

The Equality March in Flint this past June. Photo courtesy of Equality Caucus. Nicole Derusha-Mackey is on a mission to build a farm team full of LGBTQ people who will best serve their community [...]

Help Trans Women of Color This Holiday Season

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF Julisa Abad, director of transgender outreach for the Fair Michigan Justice Project, seeks support from the community to help her trans sisters who are experiencing homelessness. The mission of TeamABAD during the [...]

VegBash Coming to Metro Detroit’s East Side

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF MI Green Team recently announced a partnership with The Quintessential Event Company to bring its popular vegetarian/vegan event series, VegBash, to metro Detroit's east side. The East Michigan VegBash will be held [...]

Who Gets Remembered

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH The 20th of November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year will be the 18th observance. It was my work with the Remembering Our Dead project that helped create the [...]

Faith Matters: We Matter

By | 2017-11-16T09:00:00-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

BY RENEE MCCOY When the movie "The Color Purple" came out in 1985, I had a disturbing conversation with my mother. She had neither read Alice Walker's book nor known about Stephen Spielberg's ability to [...]