Looming Outbreak

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Guides, World AIDS Day|

Federal and state health officials have quietly been preparing for an opioid related outbreak of HIV in northern lower Michigan, but lawmakers and the governor have not been briefed. "In response to the HIV outbreak [...]

The Promise of the Pill

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Guides, World AIDS Day|

It's blue, and a pill. It's tied to sex, but it's not Viagra. It's Truvada. And although it's been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as an HIV-preventative -- and [...]

3 Generations

By | 2017-12-09T09:11:08-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Anderson Cooper's area 5 Streisand's "Prince of ___ " 10 The goods 14 Highest elected homophobe's office shape 15 ___ fours (doggy-style) 16 Sir's counterpart 17 Q to a Scrabble player 18 Morgan [...]

World AIDS Day Event Calendar

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Guides, World AIDS Day|

Friday, Dec. 1 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free condoms, education and referral to PrEP and assistance for those living with HIV who need help getting back into care. Kent County Health Department Personal Health [...]

Glossary

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Guides, World AIDS Day|

Early Intervention Services (EIS) -- an intervention designed to assist those newly diagnosed as HIV-positive access medical care and programs to address a variety of social issues including substance abuse, homelessness and underinsurance. The program [...]

State of Michigan PrEP Directory

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Guides, World AIDS Day|

Calhoun County Dr. Andrew Luciano Family Physician Marshall Medical Associates 1174 W. Michigan Ave Marshall, MI 49068 269-781-9867 codell@marshallmedial.net Clare County Dr. Peter Gulick, Infectious Disease Central Michigan Community Health Dept. 815 N Clare Ave [...]

It’s Christmaspalooza in Lansing

By | 2017-11-30T09:00:00-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

BY BTL STAFF photo: S2_CC_LanSINGOutChorus_2548.jpg The LanSINGout Gay Men's Chorus presents Christmaspalooza Dec. 2-3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. in Lansing. Tickets for the Saturday show at 7:30 p.m. and the [...]

A Hard Fought Love

By | 2017-11-24T09:00:00-04:00 November 24th, 2017|Michigan, News|

BY EVE KUCHARSKI From left to right: Haley, Evan, Alexis, Heather Casto-Thatcher, Heather Thatcher, Katherine, Bradley and Kyle the couple's Aug. 4 wedding day. Photo courtesy of Derek Cookson All day she had been [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00-04:00 November 23rd, 2017|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Ellen Page. Ellen Page enrolls in 'The Umbrella Academy' for Netflix And she's playing The White Violin. Are you already confused? Thought it was about umbrellas? Here's where you catch [...]

Hidden Quote

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00-04:00 November 23rd, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 A bit of dialogue from this movie is hidden in the circled letters of this puzzle 8 Frida's celebrations 15 Emulate Dr. Kildare 16 They may penetrate your enemies 17 He rubs you [...]

A Hard-Fought Love

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00-04:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

BY EVE KUCHARSKI caption: Heather Casto-Thatcher (left) and Heather Thatcher (right) with their children on their Aug. 4 wedding day. Photo courtesy of Derek Cookson All day she had been debating on when to do [...]

Transmission: November Hope

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00-04:00 November 23rd, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|

by Gwendolyn Ann Smith The 7th of November was the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk's historic victory in San Francisco, becoming the first out, gay elected official in the United States. It felt as if [...]

Bianca Del Rio Comes to Royal Oak

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00-04:00 November 23rd, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

photo: S2_CC2_RoyalOak_2547.jpg Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, is a self-professed "clown in a gown." This hilariously hateful comic is known for [...]