Decorative Artist Matt Lambert Explores Queer Body Politics To fully consume the queer concepts in Matt Lambert’s body of work, use your primordial senses: touch, sight, sex. The 28-year-old decorative artist has a BFA in [...]
The relationship between trans, queer and LGBIA+ patients and their healthcare providers has forever been a shaky one, as the medical community’s understanding of sex and gender has oftentimes failed to keep up with advancements in modern medicine.
We have all heard how the opioid epidemic is ravaging communities. In 2014 alone, drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., but prescription drugs are not the only killer, so is alcohol and illegal drugs. What you don’t hear is the specific numbers for how the LGBTQ community is being impacted: we are more than twice as likely than our heterosexual counterparts — 39.1 versus 17.1 percent — to have used any illicit drugs.
Members of the LGBTQ community face many unique health care challenges. They suffer from higher rates of smoking, depression, anxiety, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Compounding these challenges is the fact that LGBTQ individuals are more likely than others to experience difficulty accessing health care, due to a long history of anti-LGBTQ bias.
On the Jan. 14 episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," Michelle Winowich of Bloomfield Hills came away with almost half a million dollars. Winowich, the founder of G.O.A.T. Pet Products, pitched her pet speaker to the [...]
Ashley Howe and her fiance Justine Simpson have been to several bridal shows, but none quite like the Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo held on Sunday, March 11, in MotorCity Casino's state of the art ballroom in Detroit.
Trying to figure out what to wear for the wedding? B. Ella Bridal, located at 570 S. Main Street in Plymouth, is in the business to serve up your dream wedding attire, and for all the right reasons. B. Ella is a full service bridal shop that offers not only bridal gowns, but also bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom gowns, prom dresses, full accessories and alterations services. B. Ella just celebrated its 14th year in business, and owner Brittany Blase had some insight on what’s trending this season.
Michael B. Anthony Florist, located Downriver in Wyandotte, is all about the business of flowers – and they have the reviews, awards and passion to prove it. Owner Michael Bak bloomed his business in 2013, and has since won Local 4’s “Vote 4 the Best” Wedding Florist for two consecutive years, Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award in 2017 and 2018, and has also been named The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2018.
Jefferson Market Bakery located at 609 W. Jefferson in Ann Arbor lets you have your cake and eat it too! Owner Nic Sims and her top cake artist Moriah Elkins, are ready to serve up some delicious sweet treats for your big day.
In order to help with selecting wedding music - which should be the most fun part of planning, but is often times the most overwhelming - BTL asked a couple experts, Chris Blanchard (aka DJ Loki) and Walter Cooper (aka DJ Romeo), to weigh in.
Equal parts of budget and passion plus a well-thought-out plan equals the perfect honeymoon or vacation.
The excuse of religious freedom is being used more and more these days in an effort to allow individuals and businesses the right to discriminate against LGBTQ couples.
Towanna Jackson and LaShawn Peterson of Southfield were married on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2016, around 1 a.m. inside the Plaza Royale Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. “My sister was able to catch a flight [...]
Over the last seven years, the Ultimate LGBT+ Wedding & Anniversary Expo has grown exponentially, allowing us to offer a one-stop shopping experience where you and your entire wedding party can walk along aisles and aisles of the area’s best wedding products and services in one convenient location.
Detroit — It's a long process to pick a venue, a photographer, make the guest list and worry about the floral arrangements — among countless other responsibilities. But, whether large or intimate, two people join together in a celebration of love.
WUSSY Magazine has recently published "The Sex Issue" featuring queer, non-binary artist Shamir. The 120-page issue includes a spread and interview with the singer as well as work from more than 400 queer photographers, illustrators, [...]
From $10 trinkets with zip to big-ticket items that inspire LGBTQ togetherness (and nakedness), these are the gifts to give for Love’s big hurrah. Beyoncé Pencil Set Tell him “Boy, Hi!” with this Beyoncé-inspired five-pack [...]
Many people grow up dreaming of the Cinderella–Prince Charming wedding. And last September, one couple got to see their dream come true during their Prince Charming–Prince Charming ceremony. Dr. Theodore Carson Baker, II (57) and [...]
State health officials, politicians, activists and care providers on the frontline of the HIV epidemic are most optimistic than they have been in 36 years. There is a light at the end of the tunnel [...]
Calhoun County Dr. Andrew Luciano Family Physician Marshall Medical Associates 1174 W. Michigan Ave Marshall, MI 49068 269-781-9867 firstname.lastname@example.org Clare County Dr. Peter Gulick, Infectious Disease Central Michigan Community Health Dept. 815 N Clare Ave [...]
BY BTL STAFF A community art share project sponsored by Wellness Services will premier its "Peace by Piece" exhibit at the Greater Flint Arts Council on Dec. 2 at 816 Saginaw Street in Flint. Guests [...]
photo: GIFT_BRF_HotMeal_2546.jpg Lexie Washington, owner of Salon Kinki in Detroit, started the non-profit organization, Stylists Beating Hunger, to collect donations for less fortunate families and the elderly throughout the holiday season. This year, Washington and [...]