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.

Freedom House Funding Restored

By | 2017-04-06T09:00:00-04:00 April 6th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Program Manager TJ Rogers said Freedom House will refine a plan that decreases their reliance on government funds going forward. BTL File Photo: Andrew Potter. A technical error in grant application scoring by the [...]

Pet Events in Michigan

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00-04:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

9-Year Birthday Celebration Three Dog Bakery Partridge Creek 17330 Hall Road, Clinton Township March 11, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Free treats for four-legged friends plus raffles and prizes http://www.threedogatthecreek.com/ Cat Tales Storytime Tiny Lions [...]

Places to Adopt Pets in Michigan

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00-04:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Michigan Humane Society Mackey Center for Animal Care at the Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus 7887 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, 313-872-3400 Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care 3600 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, 248-852-7420 Berman Center [...]

Transgender Michigan Calls for Action

By | 2017-03-02T09:00:00-04:00 March 2nd, 2017|Michigan, News|

Rachel Crandall, executive director of Transgender Michigan said, "A lot of people in my community are really afraid." She points to the number of transgender people who are worried about their civil right's protections after [...]

A Turbulent Road Leads Home

By | 2017-01-01T09:00:00-04:00 January 1st, 2017|Michigan, News|

Jacqui Leaonna Turner and Kara Marie Ramsey at their home in Plymouth. BTL Photo: Andrew Potter When Kara Marie Ramsey finally embraced herself and came out as transgender in September 2013, she asked herself, [...]

Worship Guide: Holiday Services Calendar

By | 2016-12-08T09:00:00-04:00 December 8th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale 248-399-7741 www.mccdetroit.org Christmas Eve Service 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 Christmas Day Service 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 25 Woodside Church 1509 E. Court St., Flint 810-767-4911 www.woodsidechurch.net [...]