Come Join Us At The Expo!

By | 2013-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 March 29th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Thank you for your interest in BTL's Third Annual Same-Sex Wedding Expo! We've ended our online RSVPing already, but you and your family and friends are still invited to join us next Sunday! The Wedding [...]

FoolMoon Returns To Downtown

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Entertainment|

Oh, that's right, the Fools are back in Ann Arbor town, so get ready for a festive, Foolish, frolicking, fun time. WonderFool Productions will present the third ever FoolMoon on Friday, April 5, from dusk [...]

Big Love For Lianne

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Entertainment|

Photo: Alex Lake Remember Alicia Keys before she became a big enough name to revive the BlackBerry brand and hold her own in a Jay-Z collaboration? Back in 2001, when she released her critically [...]

The White Stuff

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Poet Adrienne 5 GLAAD concern 10 "Don't preach," Madonna told him 14 Chocolate sandwich 15 Meat-filled treats 16 Thames school 17 Start of a quote from Betty White 20 Makeup maker Lauder 21 [...]

Sandy Rios

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep of the Week If there's one thing kids in America hear too often it's how totally cool and fantastic homosexuality is. Once upon a time there was a lot of anti-gay hate in schools: [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Ana Gasteyer. Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com. 'Geography Club' meets soon Brent Hartinger's highly successful young adult novel "Geography Club" is the little gay engine that could. The sweetly unassuming story [...]

My Family And Marriage Equality

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

by Braiden Neubecker, age 10 1/2 David (left) and Lee Neubecker with their children Braiden and Michael. Courtesy of the Neubecker family VIEWPOINTS Love is important! It doesn't matter who people love, as long [...]

Same-Sex Marriage By The Numbers

By | 2013-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 March 28th, 2013|Michigan, News|

As the U.S. Supreme Court hearings begin, here's a look at gay marriage issue by the numbers: About 9 million: The number of Americans who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, according to a 2011 [...]

DOMA In Court Cross Hairs

By | 2013-03-27T09:00:00-04:00 March 27th, 2013|Michigan, News|

By Lisa Keen Today's argument in the U.S. Supreme Court over the Defense of Marriage Act sounded at times as if President Obama was on trial for enforcing the law even though he considers it [...]

Big Love For Lianne La Havas

By | 2013-03-25T09:00:00-04:00 March 25th, 2013|Entertainment, Music|

Remember Alicia Keys before she became a big enough name to revive the BlackBerry brand and hold her own in a Jay-Z collaboration? Back in 2001, when she released her critically lauded Grammy-winning debut, "Songs [...]

The Lollipop Kid

By | 2013-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 March 21st, 2013|Advice, Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet "We need to stop at the Sugar Shop," I tell Greg. Meeting in Vegas for the weekend, we're ready for a night of dancing and debauchery when he reveals that [...]

Once More Unto The Breach

By | 2013-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 March 21st, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn American musical theater provides broad choices. The hot ticket in town right now is "The Book of Mormon," big, brash and raunchy. Compare that to "The Fantasticks," the enduring classic that first [...]

March For Equality

By | 2013-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 March 21st, 2013|Michigan, News|

Grand Rapids On March 26 and 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider two cases that are fundamentally about whether LGBT Americans should have the same rights as everyone else. Those two cases will decide [...]

HIV Testing and Care

By | 2013-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 March 21st, 2013|Opinion|

Here at BTL we feel the same betrayal, anger and frustration as many of our readers do, over the recent revelations that the Michigan Department of Community Health has been improperly collecting personal information about [...]

Raise A Glass, Bend An Ear

By | 2013-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 March 21st, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By Carolyn Hayes To close its all-Irish season, The Abreact could not have made a more Irish-for-Irish's sake selection than "The Weir." Beer, whiskey, yarn spinning, and supernatural folklore are the foundation of playwright Conor [...]