We Wait, But Not For Long

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Opinion|

It is Tuesday at BTL's offices. As we go to press this afternoon all of us are awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in two pivotal cases, scheduled to be handed down tomorrow morning. Although [...]

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By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Michigan, News|

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Ringwald Does ‘Mommie Queerest’

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment|

FERNDALE - In keeping with their "Summer Camp" theme, The Ringwald presents the mother of all campy comedies, "Mommie Queerest." The production is by Jamie Morris, the author of another Summer Camp extravaganza, "The Facts [...]

Pugh: So Far, More Questions Than Facts

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Michigan, News|

BTL Editorial On such a landmark day for gay rights and marriage equality Wednesday, it's so dispiriting that the number one trending story in Detroit was of allegations made against openly-gay Detroit City Council President [...]

Jim Daly

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Creep Of The Week When Exodus International President Alan Chambers announced June 19 that his group, one of the most well known ex-gay rackets in the country, was closing up shop people were stunned. More [...]

Share The Freedom

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment, Puzzles|

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Being There For Them

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

by Richard Hutchison Viewpoint Those of us who have gone down the river of life for quite some time can reflect on a variety of experiences we've had. Those teenage years are somewhat like the [...]

‘Camp’ It Up

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Summer crept in on little cat feet at 1:04 EDT Friday. Go Comedy! in Ferndale got an early start with the Thursday debut of an original sketch comedy, "S'more Money, S'more Problems," [...]

Gay For You

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Advice, Entertainment|

Dating Diet I need to stop going to parties where people think Heineken is high-end beer. That's how I met a 30-year-old ginger named Ron who's confused about his sexuality. I know. I don't have [...]

Local Agency Seeks LGBT Foster Parents

By | 2013-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2013|Michigan, News|

While transitioning out of foster care is difficult for any young person regardless of sexual orientation, LGBTQ youth may face special difficulties and hardships. This is according to the report "Economic Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, [...]

Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA

By | 2013-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2013|National, News|

(CNN) - Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage. [Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET] New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNN the ruling was a "great win not [...]

Supreme Court Rulings: Opinions And Analysis

By | 2013-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2013|Michigan, News|

We'll will be updating this article with opinions and analysis of the Supreme Court's historic rulings on DOMA and Prop. 8. National Opinions Affirmative President Obama's statement {URL Supreme Court upholds gay marriage, world set [...]

Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA

By | 2013-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2013|National, News|

(CNN) - Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage. [Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET] Of course we can't draw any conclusions from the DOMA ruling about which way the [...]

Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA

By | 2013-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2013|National, News|

(CNN) - Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage. [Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET] Of course we can't draw any conclusions from the DOMA ruling about which way the [...]

Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA

By | 2013-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2013|National, News|

(CNN) - Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage. [Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET] New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNN the ruling was a "great win not [...]

Coming Out — As A Couple

By | 2013-06-24T09:00:00-04:00 June 24th, 2013|National, News|

By Ian Kerner (CNN) - Between celebratory parades for Pride Month and increased calls for marriage equality, it would seem that, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, things are indeed getting better. But [...]