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Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

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. [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:00:00-05:00January 31st, 2017|Michigan, News|

Motor City Pride Spins Off From EQMI

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 [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:00:00-05:00January 31st, 2017|Michigan, News|

LGBTS Denounce Trump’s Ban on Refugees

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 [...]

By |2017-01-30T09:00:00-05:00January 30th, 2017|National, News|

EQMI Clarifies Misleading Betsy DeVos Statement

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: [...]

By |2017-01-27T09:00:00-05:00January 27th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Women’s March Recap

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 [...]

By |2017-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Trump Era Begins

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 [...]

By |2017-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2017|National, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

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 [...]

By |2017-01-26T09:00:00-05:00January 26th, 2017|Entertainment|

Trans Position

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 [...]

By |2017-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Janis Ian’s Stream of Consciousness

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 [...]

By |2017-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Now, or Preferably Sooner

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 [...]

By |2017-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Stir Your Senses

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 [...]

By |2017-01-19T09:00:00-05:00January 19th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|