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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BTL Journalist Receives Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee’s Humanitarian Award

Over a simple meal of habichuelas and rice, the Lansing area Latino community came together over the Easter weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Caesar E. Chavez. About 200 people attended the dinner to honor the civil rights legend as well as celebrate the renaming of Grand River Avenue in the Old Town neighborhood of Lansing after the icon. Old Town is also home to Lansing’s two LGBTQ bars.

By |2018-04-04T13:54:37-04:00April 4th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Hands Across the Water Gets Leadership Status from the Human Rights Campaign

Ann Arbor, Mich: On Friday, April 13th, 2018, Hands Across The Water, a licensed child welfare agency will be hosting an open house event at their Ann Arbor office, celebrating their achievements in serving LGBTQ families and earning the All Children, All Families Leadership Status from the Human Rights Campaign for the seventh year in a row.

By |2018-04-04T13:54:39-04:00April 4th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Heidelberg Project Brings Arts Education to Detroit Schools

DETROIT —The Heidelberg Project and four Detroit public schools are piloting a first-of-its-kind program that will use art to empower and inspire students to be change agents in their community. The Heidelberg Arts Leadership Academy (HALA) serves Detroit students in grades 4-12 to explore art as a tool for social change, self-expression and community healing.

By |2018-04-04T13:54:42-04:00April 4th, 2018|Michigan, News|


  Across 1 Diana of "Lady Sings the Blues" 5 Where they sing "Hello Dalai"? 10 Peggy of WOW Cafe 14 Engaged in 15 The way we word 16 Not hard to get in bed [...]

By |2018-04-04T13:54:49-04:00April 4th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Creep of the Week: Laura Ingraham

That’s something she has a knack for, apparently. Doing or saying totally reprehensible things that no decent human would do and then offering a weak apology. Case in point her recent Twitter tantrum in which she made fun of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg because he didn’t get accepted by colleges he applied to.

By |2018-07-25T15:37:05-04:00April 4th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions, Uncategorized|

Striking gold

To be transgender in 2018 is to deal with challenging, difficult times. We face attacks from all sides, and the specter of death itself lays heavy upon our community. As a result, I find I often have to spend a lot of time ringing the alarm bells, and warning of dire times.

By |2018-04-04T13:55:05-04:00April 4th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|