Obituary: Grace McClelland

By | 2015-06-30T09:00:00-04:00 June 30th, 2015|Michigan, News|

LINCOLN PARK - Grace McClelland, former executive director of the Ruth Ellis Center, suffered a fatal heart attack on June 16. McClelland, 57, was born in Camden, N.J. After graduating from St. Joseph's High School [...]

The End Of Michigan For Marriage?

By | 2015-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 June 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER ? LANSING - Michigan For Marriage was organized as a collaborative public education campaign to build support for marriage equality in Michigan and has spent the last few years gathering communities together [...]

Decision Day Resource Center

By | 2015-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2015|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF LANSING - In the past year, throughout the marriage equality movement, Michigan for Marriage has provided countless LGBT stories, maintained an up-to-date website full of reference material and community activism and served [...]

SCOTUS Does Right

By | 2015-06-26T09:00:00-04:00 June 26th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Less than an hour after the Supreme Court of the United States released an opinion making marriage equality the law of the land, Ingham County Clerk Barb Bryum married the county's first post ruling couple. [...]

An Enchanted Evening In Dexter

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn SHOW DETAILS: South Pacific Encore Musical Theatre 3126 Broad St., Dexter June 4-July 3; check website for performance times $32-$28 734-268-6200 http://www.TheEncoreTheatre.org The "book musical" is as thoroughly American as baseball and [...]

Vanity Fair Lady

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Tennessee Williams "Summer and Smoke" heroine 5 To ___ it may concern 9 Snatch 14 Billy Crystal played gay on this sitcom 15 "The English Patient" nurse 16 Bones below elbows 17 Bear's [...]

Hit Girl

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Entertainment|

By Lawrence Ferber Novelist Jackie Collins may kick ass and take names, but she certainly knows how to keep those names secret... or at least thinly-veiled in her books. "As long as I change the [...]

The End Of Michigan For Marriage?

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER LANSING - Michigan For Marriage was organized as a collaborative public education campaign to build support for marriage equality in Michigan and has spent the last few years gathering communities together to [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Tom Ford speaks, gets $20 Million At the recent Cannes Film Festival, Tom Ford announced his intention to make his next feature, "Nocturnal Animals", and Focus stepped in with $20 million [...]

Why Gay Press (Still Matters)

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Entertainment|

By Keith Orr A vibrant gay literary culture requires four elements: authors, readers, publishers and bookstores. This column regularly deals with the first two, and occasionally with the last. However, the forgotten third element of [...]

Ingham Celebrates Marriage Equality

By | 2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Michigan, News|

By the time Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum closed down her offices Friday, June 26, she had issued 26 marriage licenses and performed 16 ceremonies herself. She was definitely the first in Michigan to perform [...]

Beyond Decision Day

By | 2015-06-18T09:00:00-04:00 June 18th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Nancy Katz As I'm sitting here, I am hoping and expecting news of the biggest victory yet in the battle for LGBT rights -- marriage equality. Like most people my age, we never expected [...]