Make Michigan Progressive Again.

Get the 2020 Michigan Progressive Voters Guide and find out which candidates on your personal ballot are dedicated to supporting progressive politics and equality and justice for all Americans.

Get My Voter Guide

‘The Grinch’ In Detroit

By Martin F. Kohn Stefan Karl as The Grinch with Brooke Lynn Boyd as Cindy-Lou Who. Photo: paparazzibyappointment.com With songs that vanish from memory even as they're being sung, an ensemble garbed in reds, [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Redefining Success

By Andrea Poteet BTL Photo: Andrew Potter "I don't think a success story is just because your pockets are full," Angelo Brown says in his cheerful tone. "I think a success story is because [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Takei Home Pay

Across 1 Word used to stop seamen 6 Biters of Caesar's girlfriend 10 "Now!" in a hospital 14 Oscar winner Marisa 15 "Starting Over" bisexual 16 Frau's spouse 17 Condom size claimed by most 19 [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Entertainment, Theater|

Gayby Making

There are lots of ways to have a baby if you're a gay man who wants one with his platonic girlfriend. Surrogacy is one option. You could adopt. Maybe even go the donor insemination route. [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Entertainment|

Media Forum To Address LGBT Visibility

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University's Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights presents a public forum entitled "Media LGBT Visibility Forum: The Changing Landscape of Representation and Equality" on March 11. "This forum [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Michigan, News|

What Is Your Legacy?

By Lindsey Rossow-Rood and Henry Grix It's that time of year again when many of us are rushing to make our year-end donations to our favorite charities. By sending in a check or making an [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Young LGBT Leaders Of Color

This video is not available in your browser. Kirsten Ussery Meet Kirsten Ussery: She has worked on behalf of LBGT children in the Detroit Public Schools and her leadership in the lesbian women of color [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Viggo Mortensen & Kirsten Dunst are 'The Two Faces of January' Eventually they'll run out of Patricia Highsmith books to adapt into films, but until that day, the late bisexual author's [...]

By |2012-12-27T09:00:00-05:00December 27th, 2012|Entertainment|

Reflections on KGLRC Gala

Photo: Terry Johnston Photography KALAMAZOO - Almost 400 people gathered at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Dec. 15 to celebrate and support the Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center. Aside from the sheer [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Brazen Britches

Across 1 Barrie's getting on in years 5 Cop's target 9 Isn't quite straight 14 Chinese dynasty 15 Jump for Doug Mattis 16 Bear 17 Hump on the beach 18 Rowlands of film 19 "The [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Turmoil In Lansing

Photo: Bonnie Bucqueroux, Lansing Online News LANSING - At 4:30 a.m. Dec. 14 it was official - the Michigan legislature did not hold final votes on House Bills 5763 and 5764, which would have [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Antonin Scalia

Creep of the Week A famous Italian Catholic has had a big change of heart regarding marriage equality after publicly saying some pretty nasty things about gays. "I'm upset about the way I was portrayed," [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

My Boxer Has A Secret

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet Please take custody of my furry, four-legged child. I'm an awful parent. For years, I've been trying to convince the world my dog is gay, and I must be stopped. [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Advice, Entertainment|

Without Ice, Part 2

By Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter When last we left our fearful columnist, he was attempting to transliterate his wretched Harry Beaton imitation into print. Harry, of course, is the character from the musical "Brigadoon" who [...]

By |2012-12-20T09:00:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Bette Midler: The Showgirl Goes On

More than 30 years have passed since Bette Midler made her screen debut as a rocker with a self-destructive drug habit. The film, 1979's "The Rose," turned the Hawaii native's dreams, and her nights performing [...]

By |2012-12-19T09:00:00-05:00December 19th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Fenton Teen Takes Own Life

By BTL Staff Just two months after telling his mom he was gay, a 17-year-old Fenton boy has taken his own life, according to a Flint Journal report. His mother told the paper that bullying [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Bernard McGuirk

Creep Of The Week December is upon us, dear readers. The halls are getting decked, gay apparel is being donned, people are striking harps and joining choruses, and a certain jolly bear of a man [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Hawaii’s Big Island

By Andrew Collins The view from the Lava Lava Beach Club cottages, on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Photo: Andrew Collins Out of Town Roughly twice the size of the rest of Hawaii's islands [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Guides, Travel|

Look Out, Dan White

Across 1 It can give a man legs like a lady 5 "My ___ Lady" 9 Farmer's tool 13 Like Hawaiian shirts 14 Voice in a loft 15 Straddled a stallion 16 Start of a [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Entertainment, Puzzles|

When Will Housing Prices Rebound?

Opinion by Jeff Hammerberg For those of you homeowners looking into selling a home, the first question to ask yourself is when will home prices bounce back? - If it ever truly can. Depending on [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Matthew McConaughey Photo: D Films Matthew McConaughey joins 'The Dallas Buyers Club' Maybe you've seen photos of recent public appearances by actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and wondered why [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Entertainment|

Here Comes John Waters

By Andrea Poteet For four decades, reigning "Pope of Trash" John Waters has pushed boundaries with campy classic films, art and books. So one shouldn't expect the man who filmed drag legend Divine eating dog [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Entertainment|

Cumming Between Family

By Lawrence Ferber Set in the late 1970s, "Any Day Now" stars Alan Cumming as a drag performer, Rudy, who forms an unconventional family unit with Paul (Garrett Dillahunt), a closeted employee of the D.A.'s [...]

By |2012-12-13T09:00:00-05:00December 13th, 2012|Entertainment|