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California Bans ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

BTL Staff CALIFORNIA - California legislature passed a bill that will remove "gay panic" as reason to reduce charges from homicide or manslaughter. Defendants will not be able to escape murder charges by claiming that [...]

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|National, News|

News You Should Know August 29, 2014

BTL Staff UPDATE: LGBT Killer In Metro Detroit Caught California Bans "Gay Panic" Defense Utah Plaintiffs Ask SCOTUS To Review Case First-Of-Its Kind LGBT Jewish Curriculum EqualityMaine Advances Trans Healthcare Coverage

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

First-Of-Its-Kind LGBT Jewish Curriculum

BTL Staff WASHINGTON D.C. - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Institute for Welcoming Resources, Keshet, COLAGE and Family Equity Council released a curriculum designed to help Jewish congregations support and embrace LGBT members [...]

By |2014-08-29T09:00:00-04:00August 29th, 2014|National, News|

Designer Gives A Shirt About Detroit

By Emell Derra Adolphus There is an art to delivering Christopher Gorski's signature phrase, "Bitch, please. I'm from Detroit." You've got to wait for the perfect moment, he explains. "I would travel to different places [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

Transmissions: Where We Cross

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith A few months back I found myself speaking at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Northern California. As the event was breaking up and folks started to head for their [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Opinions, Viewpoints|

News You Should Know August 28, 2014

BTL Staff 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Marriage Equality Cases Womyn Born Womyn House Staffer Edits Trans Identity Wikipedia Pages Florida Supreme Court Asked To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Detroit Through A New Lens

By Christopher J. Treacy Celebrated fashion photographer Boswell Hardwick has always been a few steps ahead of the game. His understanding of aesthetics, the fashion press and his experience in multiple creative mediums has given [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

Fall Into DIA’s New Exhibitions

By Shelby Clark Petkus As temperatures cool at a steady rate, Michiganders move from kayaking and picnicking to museums, bars and other indoor activities. And this fall, the DIA has something for everyone. Run to [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment|

When A Lesbian Becomes A Man

By Shelby Clark Petkus What happens to a lesbian couple when one of them becomes a man? That very scenario was experienced by Diana and Jacob (nee Suzy) Anderson-Minshall and discussed in their recent memoir, [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|National, News|

Message Received

Across 1 A little behind 5 Does a birth rite 9 Like America's Betty 13 Lysol target 14 Coup d'___ (rebellion) 15 Gardening tools for prostitutes? 16 Have sex with 17 Verb of Verlaine 18 [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

GAGG And LGBT: Gearing Up For November

By AJ Trager Kalamazoo attorney Mark Totten, Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general. BTL photo: AJ Trager The following article has been updated due to a misattribution and the error has been corrected. LANSING [...]

By |2014-08-28T09:00:00-04:00August 28th, 2014|Michigan, News|

News You Should Know August 27, 2014

BTL Staff Gay Berlin Mayor Announces Resignation Landmark Bookstore In Philly To Reopen Queen Pardons Gay WWII Code Breaker Couple Wins Wedding Venue Dispute Virginia Family Foundation Protests Gay Marriage With Fake Fast Longest Running [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Michigan Education Groups Call For LGBT Rights

By BTL Staff WDET reports that many Michigan colleges, universities and schools have officially endorsed the passing of protections for LGBT people in the state. Organizations representing these various groups join more than 50 business [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Queen Pardons Gay WWII Code Breaker

BTL Staff ENGLAND - The Queen of England herself, Queen Elizabeth II granted a Royal pardon for internationally acclaimed British codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing took his own life in 1954 after being [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|International, News|

Landmark Bookstore In Philly To Reopen

BTL Staff PHILIDELPHIA - The nation's oldest gay bookstore will reopen next month in Philly after closing in May due to financial problems. Philly AIDS Thrift says it is taking over the shop previously called [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|National, News|

Couple Wins Wedding Venue Dispute

BTL Staff ST. PAUL, Minn. - After initially turning away a young same-sex couple, a Minnesota lodge has agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception. Cole Frey, 20, and Adam Block, [...]

By |2014-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2014|National, News|

Rub One Out In Detroit

By Shelby Clark Petkus Detroit is known for a variety of foods: Coney Dogs, square pizza and Better Made chips. Detroit barbecue hasn't made its mark on the national consciousness yet, but Detroit's Rub BBQ [...]

By |2014-08-25T09:00:00-04:00August 25th, 2014|Entertainment|

News You Should Know August 22, 2014

BTL Staff Florida Federal Judge Rules For Same-Sex Marriage Russia Forced To Allow Same-Sex Wedding TLC Star Says Transgender People Are Child Predators Boy Killed By Mother For Playing With Dolls

By |2014-08-22T09:00:00-04:00August 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Boy Killed By Mother For Playing With Dolls

BTL Staff Warning: The following story contains graphic descriptions of torture and abuse. LOS ANGELES - Public records released Aug 18. indicated the traumatic torture and death of a young 8-year-old boy who was allegedly [...]

By |2014-08-22T09:00:00-04:00August 22nd, 2014|National, News|