Kate Opalewski

About Kate Opalewski

Kate Opalewski is BTL's features editor and has been since 2015. She has covered a variety of topics ranging from art, politics and community outreach. Recently, she was honored by the Detroit Police Department LGBT Advisory Board for her work for the local LGBTQIA community.

Love Wins in the City of Jackson

By | 2017-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 August 16th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Chris Moore, Nikki Joly and Barbara Shelton, director of the United Center for Caring in Jackson. Hundreds gathered for a fundraiser on Tuesday night to support Nikki Joly and Chris Moore, an LGBTQ couple [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2017-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Photo courtesy of David Graff AUGUST 12 Transgender Pride in the Park 12-6 p.m. Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale http://www.transgendermichigan.org Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot AUGUST [...]

Courting Drag

By | 2017-06-01T09:00:00-04:00 June 1st, 2017|Entertainment|

Garry Taylor of Ferndale is beyond the time at age 57 that he will present himself as Riva Lucian, but she is still a significant part of him. "We are one in the same. I [...]

Summer Pride Calendar

By | 2017-06-01T09:00:00-04:00 June 1st, 2017|Guides, Pride Guide|

Now thru JULY 28 "Summer of Pride" Exhibit Pittman-Puckett Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale http://www.goaffirmations.org Honors the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community through activism during Ferndale [...]

Moving the Music Forward

By | 2017-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 May 25th, 2017|Entertainment|

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey McMahan Where are we going? "It's a constant question now for all of us, right?" said Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison (professionally known as Octo Octa) while sitting in [...]