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A Taste Of Ginger Minj

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Ginger Minj hosts Drag Queen Bingo May 7-10 Five15 515 S. Washington, Royal Oak http://www.five15.net 248-515-2551 Season seven of "RuPaul's Drag Race" has a while to go before crowning a new [...]

By |2015-04-30T09:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2015|Entertainment|

Lady Sings The Blues

Across 1 Rev. Perry 5 George Michael's old band 9 Herbert's "Fortune and Men's ___ " 13 New York college 14 Hoover hookup that sucks 15 Words after so 16 McKellen's Magneto movie 17 What's [...]

By |2015-04-30T09:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Bookmarks: National Poetry Month

By Keith Orr Editor's Note: As we wrap up National Poetry Month, Keith Orr (owner of Ann Arbor's Common Language Bookstore) offers insight into the importance of poetry while recommending great works to both those [...]

By |2015-04-30T09:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2015|Entertainment|

Opening My Heart and Doors to You

Dr. Laurel A. Sills, Licensed Psychologist (Copyrighted April 14, 2015) For those of you who may never have heard of me before, I am a gay-supporting, straight Psychologist who has advocated for the rights of [...]

By |2015-04-30T09:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

My ‘Ferguson Novel’

By Lev Raphael I once introduced a best-selling thriller writer at a reading here in Michigan and mentioned -- among other things -- that he was a finalist for some award. When he got to [...]

By |2015-04-30T09:00:00-04:00April 30th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Dine Out In Ferndale To Save Michigan Lives

Dining Out for Life, the international fundraiser that raises money for AIDS service organizations, takes place April 30 and will benefit the Michigan AIDS Coalition. ActionAIDS in Philadelphia established Dining Out for Life in 1990. [...]

By |2015-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Cases

By Lisa Keen Attorney Mary Bonauto, who argued Question 1 for plaintiffs, speaks to media immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court hearings Tuesday. Photo: Gretchen Frederick The very first question from the U.S. Supreme [...]

By |2015-04-28T09:00:00-04:00April 28th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Michigan’s SCOTUS Courtside Campers

BY AJ TRAGER Michiganders Frank Colasonti,Jr. with his husband James Ryder outside the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. They have been camped out in line, #17 and #18, and hope to secure a seat inside the [...]

By |2015-04-27T09:00:00-04:00April 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Grace Jones - The Musical Of My Life' comes to the BBC Gay icon Grace Jones has spent decades doing exactly as she pleases, always with a somewhat menacing smile on [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Entertainment|

Marriage Equality March Downtown Flint

BY BTL STAFF FLINT -- In honor of the historic day when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex arguments from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint will hold a [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Michigan, News|

A Bisexual Luminary: Frida Kahlo

By Christopher Treacy Frida Kahlo may have been concerned with what people thought of her artwork, but she didn't much care what they thought of her. Perhaps one reason for this is because the two [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Entertainment|

Sign of the Times

Across 1 Race site in Auden's land 6 Express pleasure orally 10 "Rat Bohemia" author Schulman 15 Dutch resort isle 16 Painter Bonheur 17 Board material 18 What they call discrimination in Indiana 21 Test [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

The Road After SCOTUS Decision

BY AJ TRAGER Panelists (L-R) Lisa Ruby, Jay Kaplan, Angie Martell and S. Kerene Moore discussing the future of LGBT issues post-SCOTUS on April 15 at the University of Michigan Law School. BTL Photo: AJ [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Michigan, News|

Obituary: Marvin Marks

BY BTL STAFF DETROIT -- In the 1960s, Marvin Marks worked as an accountant in the metro Detroit area. By the late 70s he was an out, gay, Jewish Detroiter meeting with a gay Catholic [...]

By |2015-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Michigan, News|