Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

By | 2017-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2017|Michigan, News|

Great news, everybody! Donald Trump is not planning to rescind President Obama's 2014 executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ people. I repeat, he has said he is not yanking those protections away. [...]

Motor City Pride Spins Off From EQMI

By | 2017-01-31T09:00:00-04:00 January 31st, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY JAN STEVENSON DETROIT - Motor City Pride is going it alone. After operating for the past 15 years under the auspices of first the Triangle Foundation and then its successor organization, Equality Michigan, MCP [...]

LGBTS Denounce Trump’s Ban on Refugees

By | 2017-01-30T09:00:00-04:00 January 30th, 2017|National, News|

By Lisa Keen Demonstrators gathered on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Detroit Metro Airport. The protesters gathered in five separate areas inside and outside the airport in suburban Detroit. One of the largest gatherings took [...]

EQMI Clarifies Misleading Betsy DeVos Statement

By | 2017-01-27T09:00:00-04:00 January 27th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF DETROIT - Equality Michigan's executive director Stephanie White released an open letter to the public today clarifying a misleading statement made by the organization last week regarding Betsy DeVos. White's messages reads: [...]

Women’s March Recap

By | 2017-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2017|Michigan, News|

11,000 People In Ann Arbor Janet Osborn of Ann Arbor, 65, recalled protesting in 1963 with her mother in support of Selma during the civil rights movement. Now more than 50 years later, she's still [...]

Trump Era Begins

By | 2017-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2017|National, News|

By Lisa Keen Trump was obsessed with news media comparisons of crowd size between his Inauguration and President Obamas in 2009. He complained on Twitter and at a speech in front otf the CIA on [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2017-01-26T09:00:00-04:00 January 26th, 2017|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente cut/ Armie Hammer. Photo: Debby Wong Armie Hammer plays gay in 'Call Me By Your Name' Soon to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Call Me By Your Name" has [...]

Trans Position

By | 2017-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Across 1 Whale's "The Man in the Iron ___ " 5 Some writers work on it 9 DeGeneres voice role 13 "The African Queen" author 14 Spanish cooking pot 15 "June Is Bustin' Out All [...]

Janis Ian’s Stream of Consciousness

By | 2017-01-25T09:00:00-04:00 January 25th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF Janis Ian - songwriter, performer, and author with nine Grammy nominations - has received national attention for her recent commentary on current American history and our new president's positions. Ian wrote a [...]

Equality Michigan Elects New Board Leadership

By | 2017-01-23T09:00:00-04:00 January 23rd, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF LANSING - Equality Michigan today announced its board leadership for 2017 with AT&T Michigan president, Jim Murray, elected chair of its board of directors. Joining Murray in the organization's leadership is board [...]

Now, or Preferably Sooner

By | 2017-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Cathedral of Hope area 5 Patron of Wilde's homeland, briefly 10 Sound like Harvey Fierstein 14 Draw a cross over 15 Your place, or mine 16 Request from one's knees 17 Nastase of [...]

Stir Your Senses

By | 2017-01-19T09:00:00-04:00 January 19th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Once again, vodka enthusiasts are invited to sample their old standbys or discover new favorites at the annual Vodka Vodka event on Jan. 21 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Detroit's sexiest vodka-tasting event includes [...]