Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 61st Season

By | 2017-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 July 27th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF DETROIT - Michigan's longest running, nonprofit, professional theatre announces its 61st season. The Detroit Repertory Theatre continues its mission to produce indigenous, diversity centered theatre and to democratize the arts from its [...]

Ann Arbor OUTFest Marks 23 Years

By | 2017-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 July 27th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY DARIUS OSBORNE Photo courtesy of Jim Toy Community Center Ann Arbor is not only known for its world-renowned University of Michigan, but for its impeccable support and programs for the LGBTQ community. [...]

6 Gay Icons

By | 2017-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 July 27th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 "I'm not in the ___!" 5 Left to pirates 9 "Rubyfruit Jungle" writer Rita Mae 14 Shakespeare's Hathaway 15 US citizen 16 The sound of music? 17 One who does it just for [...]

Purrlates with Miranda

By | 2017-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY BTL STAFF The Ferndale Catfe Lounge presents Purrlates - Pilates with a twist - on Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the Catfe Lounge at 821 Livernois St in Ferndale. According to the event website, [...]

German President Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By | 2017-07-21T09:00:00-04:00 July 21st, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS, WASHINGTON BLADE German President Mark-Walter Steinmeier on July 20, 2017, signed a same-sex marriage bill. Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday signed a [...]

Out In Force

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS Police officer Danielle Woods would sooner flash you a smile than her badge. Both are equally bright, formidably disarming, and essential to her role as the Detroit Police Department's first-ever LGBT [...]

Calling All Food Lovers

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

The YpsiTasty Grub Crawl - a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope - is a chance for food lovers to enjoy the best locally [...]

Time for Kids

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Pool players put their balls here 5 Perils for Patty Sheehan 10 Tubbies' prefix 14 Sparkle 15 Play too broadly, on Broadway 16 Pious ejaculation 17 First-rate 18 Extreme thespian activity 20 Harold [...]

U-M Announces LGBTQ Alumni Group

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Michigan, News|

The University of Michigan Alumni Association has announced the formation of a new LGBTQ alumni group. A former group did exist, but it became inactive, so a new organizing committee came together to form U-M [...]

The Tradition of Connectedness

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

BY CURTIS LIPSCOMB It is that time again, and after months of strategic planning and securing partnerships, Detroit comes alive. The summer heat, the creative energy, and the festivities are highlighted accomplishments and challenges of [...]