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Equity In The Doctor’s Office

BY Dana Rudolph A news story has been circulating about a Michigan pediatrician who, "after much prayer," refused to care for a newborn because the baby had two moms. It's a story of personal discrimination [...]

By |2015-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Update: Pugh Wants Accuser Named

DETROIT - Two separate motions were filed this week in the Charles Pugh text messaging scandal court case. First, Pugh, former Detroit City Council president, wants the young man who is accusing him of misconduct [...]

By |2015-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Wrong Stall, Right Poo

Parting Glances This from Waccoff, Texas. Source: Lone Star Police Gazette & Badge Polisher. Headline: Under Cover Cops Make Sunday Surprise Restroom Arrests! Mark your activist desk calendar... "While thousands of church members were inside [...]

By |2015-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2015|Opinions, Parting Glances|

Spare Thee, Rod

Across 1 "... is ___ itself" (Eleanor's husband) 5 Animals that spit 11 Where to take your first mate 14 "Spamalot" writer Eric 15 First aid antiseptic 16 Boater's paddle 17 With 18-Across, "The Prime [...]

By |2015-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

KGLRC Announces 2014 REACH Award Winners

BY BTL STAFF KALAMAZOO - West Michigan LGBT people and allies were recognized at the annual honoring of the REACH Awards. These individuals and groups were awarded for their continued advocacy work in furthering LGBT [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Tobacco Usage In The LGBT Community

By Alicia 'Kunto' Howard At Creating Change, the largest national LGBTQ conference, I collected data around willingness to stop smoking tobacco. I collected the opinions of smokers who identify as LGBT to discover their thoughts [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Transmissions: Trans Dehumanization

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Humans have a great ability to show empathy. When a pair of terrorists gunned down twelve people at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo, people fell over themselves to declare "Je [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Screen Queen

Pride "Pride," you ain't foolin' nobody. So fine, strip all traces of gayness from your box art, but no closet can hide the fact that you, by title alone, are an exploding rainbow of gay. [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Entertainment|

IT All Starts With ‘Hello’

By Nathan Strickland I had the opportunity to attend the 27th Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Denver, Colorado. It was my first time attending a conference, let alone on a national [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Stonewall Calendars

BY Kathleen LaTosch The older I get, the more I realize two things: I know very little and history is inextricably wound up in the present -- even more than all of us will probably [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Even Stephen

Across 1 Manger for Mary's boy 5 E with a queer orientation 10 Biggest of three bears 14 Columnist Barrett 15 Richard Chamberlain's The ___ Birds 16 Pigged out (on) 17 Start of a quote [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:00:00-05:00February 19th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|