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 [...]
Trying to figure out what to wear for the wedding? B. Ella Bridal, located at 570 S. Main Street in Plymouth, is in the business to serve up your dream wedding attire, and for all the right reasons. B. Ella is a full service bridal shop that offers not only bridal gowns, but also bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom gowns, prom dresses, full accessories and alterations services. B. Ella just celebrated its 14th year in business, and owner Brittany Blase had some insight on what’s trending this season.
Michael B. Anthony Florist, located Downriver in Wyandotte, is all about the business of flowers – and they have the reviews, awards and passion to prove it. Owner Michael Bak bloomed his business in 2013, and has since won Local 4’s “Vote 4 the Best” Wedding Florist for two consecutive years, Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award in 2017 and 2018, and has also been named The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2018.
Jefferson Market Bakery located at 609 W. Jefferson in Ann Arbor lets you have your cake and eat it too! Owner Nic Sims and her top cake artist Moriah Elkins, are ready to serve up some delicious sweet treats for your big day.
In order to help with selecting wedding music - which should be the most fun part of planning, but is often times the most overwhelming - BTL asked a couple experts, Chris Blanchard (aka DJ Loki) and Walter Cooper (aka DJ Romeo), to weigh in.
Equal parts of budget and passion plus a well-thought-out plan equals the perfect honeymoon or vacation.
The excuse of religious freedom is being used more and more these days in an effort to allow individuals and businesses the right to discriminate against LGBTQ couples.
On March 2, the deadline ended for the #NoNRAMoney candidate pledge. The national pledge targeted both candidates and existing legislators to renounce funding by the National Rifle Association — a nearly 150-year-old organization that advocates for the rights of gun owners, and provides funding for pro-gun legislators. In Michigan, 11 officials and candidates signed on.
Dana Nessel is not afraid of confrontation or controversy. The lawyer of nearly 25 years is perhaps best known for her 2012 defense against Michigan's same-sex adoption laws, when she represented April DeBoer and Jayne [...]
DETROIT – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated against Aimee Stephens when it fired her after she told her employer that [...]
Royal Oak-based psychotherapist Joe Kort has decided not to move his practice into the Huntington Medical Building in Huntington Woods as a result of a disagreement over signage in the building. Kort said that after he signed his lease that the complete name of his practice - Joe Kort & Associates and the Center for Relationship & Sexual Health - would be included on signage both inside and outside the building.
In 1981 George Furth and Stephen Sondheim collaborated to refresh a classic 1934 play "Merrily We Roll Along" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The '80s reboot has themes of "friendship, compromise and the high price of success," according to its press release, and will be playing at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre now through March 19.
Not only is former U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning the first openly gay individual to hold that position, but he is the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. His vast professional [...]
The Southeastern Michigan HIV and AIDS Council (SEMHAC) held a gala to honor its outstanding community partners, staff and new members on Feb. 23.
Birmingham, Mich. - The Village Players of Birmingham opens its fourth production of its 95th season with James Lapine’s tribute to a life in the theater: “Act One.” The play is based on playwright Moss Hart’s autobiography of the same title.
Life comes at us fast, and it’s getting easier and easier to get lost not only in our circumstances but also in the world around us. Work, friends, family, politics, relationships, past relationships – they [...]
That Britney album better come quick – preferably before the world combusts from nuclear warfare. On the horizon for the rest of what’s shaping up to be a very gay 2018 outside of Brandi Carlile’s recently released must-hear masterwork? New Robyn, new Kylie, new Troye. If only our current political era was as promising as this year’s albums-release slate.
By Anurima Bhargava and Adele Kimmel The Trump Administration’s attacks on the transgender community come with real consequences. Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice no longer considers it problematic [...]
By Brian T. Carney, Washington Blade Despite a bloated presentation that clocked in at almost four hours, the telecast of the 90th Academy Awards had some spectacular moments, especially for LGBT movie fans. The big moment came [...]
Oakland University’s Pride Week, which celebrates OU’s diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity, is expanding this year to include a full month of events and activities developed to raise awareness, promote education and foster [...]
Amid the widespread view a new conscience division at the Department of Health & Human Services would enable medical practitioners to refuse treatment to women seeking abortions and LGBT people, House Democrats are stepping up [...]
A Michigan mother says staff at Duncan Lake Middle School in Caledonia ignored taking punitive action after her daughter was assaulted and called a “fucking faggot” by a fellow student. Adrien Mahoney, 14, was celebrating [...]
White nationalist leader and Michigan attorney Kyle Bristow posted an image of himself with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter Thursday morning. The image appears to have been taken about a decade ago when [...]
The Southeastern Michigan HIV and Aids Council (SEMHAC) held a gala to honor its outstanding community partners, staff and new members on Feb. 23. SEMHAC exists to create a coordinated regional response to the HIV/AIDS [...]