Return of the Mac

By | 2016-01-28T09:00:00-04:00 January 28th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Taylor Mac says "it's good to leave a lot of assumption at the door" when theatergoers attend "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor Feb. 5-6. Mac, who [...]

Online App Launched to Help LGBT Youth

By | 2016-01-28T09:00:00-04:00 January 28th, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY AJ Trager DETROIT - The new online application iCON, from the elongated iCONNECT, launched late last year as an innovative service aimed at linking LGBT youth to a variety of services in southeastern Michigan. [...]

National Survey Calls for 1000 LGBT Older Adults

By | 2016-01-28T09:00:00-04:00 January 28th, 2016|National, News|

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders has launched a survey that will help the organization develop strategic planning for future projects for LGBT older adults. The five-minute, anonymous survey discusses the participant's knowledge of LGBT [...]

Start From Here Launches in Detroit on Feb. 1

By | 2016-01-27T09:00:00-04:00 January 27th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Detroit - In an effort to raise significant awareness about the tens of thousands of Detroit youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability, Start from Here has launched "Start(ing) from Detroit," a four month campaign to [...]

My David Bowie

By | 2016-01-21T09:00:00-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Something magical happened in my life late in the evening of the 14th of December, 1979. For years, I had been used to watching the television in my parents' front room [...]

The Winning Path to Equality

By | 2016-01-21T09:00:00-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Opinions, Viewpoints|

By Stephanie White We are all tired of waiting for the Michigan Legislature to get their act together and expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to include all of us, aren't we? When they [...]

Brides Made

By | 2016-01-21T09:00:00-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Piece of leg 5 They poke around in leather 9 Logical beginning 13 His brother laid him in his grave 14 Take back a blow job? 15 Tombstone lawman Wyatt 16 One of [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2016-01-21T09:00:00-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente cut/ Gus Van Sant. Photo: Denis Makarenko Gus Van Sant to deliver 'When We Rise' So Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall" might not have gotten its history lesson across as effectively as planned. [...]

The 2016 LGBT Political Climate

By | 2016-01-21T09:00:00-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY AJ TRAGER According to a recent report by the Human Rights Campaign, 115 anti-LGBT bills were introduced by state lawmakers in 2015. Many of these state Legislatures have provisions that allow bills introduced in [...]

Revisiting Discrimination

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00-04:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

LANSING -- A decade after the Lansing City Council first approved its local human rights ordinance, it is being reviewed and is now up for some changes. A committee of the city council, lead by [...]

Suit Against Planet Fitness Dismissed

By | 2016-01-14T09:00:00-04:00 January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF MIDLAND COUNTY, MICH. - WNEM reports that the suit against a Midland Planet Fitness following a locker room controversy has been dismissed. The controversy over a transgender member using the female locker [...]