There’s no Halloween like a Halloween with drag queens, burlesque shows and friendly LGBTQ company. With the season kicking into high gear this weekend, our team at BTL has organized a list of queer-friendly Halloween [...]
Current political events have triggered a national outcry from people of all races, genders and age groups who have been victims of sexual assault. Their stories have filled social media, the press and television. Many [...]
As summer ends and fall approaches, LGBTQ community center Affirmations is gearing up for its annual Fall Fling celebration fundraiser. The event is presented by the Masco Corporation and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m.
After roughly two years of grant applications, the Ferndale City Council has approved the installation of a skate park at the city's Wilson Park through a Built to Play Skate Park Grant through the Tony Hawk Foundation.
When a child hits a growth spurt it's likely that an outfit that fit just weeks before is no longer the right fit. However, Ferndale Parks and Recreation is hosting a day of bargain hunting with its very own Mom to Mom sale on Saturday Aug. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kulick Community Center.
Local Leaders, T/GNC Community Praise Findings, Cultivation of a Safe Space FERNDALE - On the eve of the city of Ferndale's annual Pride weekend, Transcend the Binary debuted its "Finding Our Strength" survey results in [...]
Blush, highligher, bronzer, lipstick, eyeshadow and mascara: those are only a few of the items that can go into a makeup look and they rarely come with directions. Especially in the age of makeup gurus flaunting perfectly done-up looks on social media, breaking into a set of bold new colors, or even doing a basic look can be intimidating. Ferndale's SheHive is a women's community center and is hosting a "Makeup for Women Who Don't Love Makeup" event.
When the Affirmations LGBTQ community center was founded in the late '80s it dedicated itself to providing a safe, supportive space for all members of the LGBTQ community, outlining a mission statement that highlights those goals:
Board games and trivia can be great fun, but only in a group. For those looking for an inclusive space to meet new people or maybe meet up with old friends, join Lesbians Who Tech [...]
After graduating Detroit's Center for Humanistic Studies in 2004, Dr. Corinne Rogers has been working as a psychologist to help individuals combat anxiety, compulsive overeating and a variety of other dilemmas. Although Rogers can usually [...]
A 2017 report released by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority estimated that almost 66,500 people were homeless in Michigan from 2014. Although that's an improvement of 9 percent since 2014, there is still much [...]
Usually horror and romance don't mix, but they blend perfectly in the classic Swedish story, "Let the Right One In." Originally a novel, the story has been adapted into two films, a television show and [...]
FERNDALE – Assembly Line Theatre Company is kicking off the new year with a staged reading of the musical, “The Seven Castaways” by Sean Paraventi. The performance is a fundraising effort to help the 501(c)(3) [...]
Rarely are formal medical examinations comfortable, but seeing a qualified medical practitioner is key to maintaining good health and preventing the spread of potentially deadly diseases. Luckily, even for those without access to a doctor, [...]
Slipstream Theatre Initiative's name was not chosen accidentally. The word Slipstream itself has three meanings. The initiative's website describes it in this way: "1. In Physics: A force attaching itself to another force and pulling [...]
BY ENCORE MICHIGAN STAFF FERNDALE – David Sedaris' delightful anti-holiday double feature The SantaLand Diaries & Season's Greetings makes its annual return to the Ringwald stage for another round of twisted Christmas fun. This yearthe [...]
A chill may be in the air but Ferndale Pride is thawing out and warming up in preparation for its eighth annual celebration. The upcoming event will take place on June 2, 2018, on West [...]
BY BTL STAFF Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter with Council Members Melanie Piana and Greg Pawlica. Facebook photo The race for Ferndale's Mayor and two City Council seats were easily won Nov. 8 since the [...]
BY BTL STAFF Mangers Zach Berg and William Werner of Provisions cheese, craft chocolate and charcuterie shop in Ferndale. Facebook photo They are retailers, but also storytellers who are excited to share their passion [...]
Over 500 people packed the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale and the lawn in front overlooking Woodward Ave. Sunday evening to share a message of love and justice following violence in Charlottesville, VA connected [...]
S ix beautiful homes and amazing gardens will be showcased from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on June 10 during the 13th Annual Home and Garden Tour of historical Pleasant Ridge. The tour, organized by [...]
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and the city council approved a budget on April 24 that reduces the tax rate in Ferndale - where mostly Democratic voters live - for the second time in three years. [...]
Ferndale Pride draws more than 15,000 attendees for a full week of events leading up to Pride's premiere event, the daylong street fair. The organization is looking for volunteers to help this year on June [...]
The Ferndale Community Foundation is now accepting grant request applications for the organization's 2017 grant cycle. Grants are available to nonprofit groups and organizations for projects that provide opportunities for public art, cultural or music [...]
Residents suffering from addiction will have better access to treatment without fear of jail time with the Hope Not Handcuffs program launched in January. The program is being implemented across Macomb County and through the [...]
FERNDALE -- Opening Dec. 16 at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre and playing through Dec. 22 is the return of the comedic duo of "The SantaLand Diaries" and "Season's Greetings" from humorist David Sedaris and adapted for [...]
Spike And Mike's Sick And Twisted Festival Of Animation The Magic Bag has been hosting the Sick and Twisted Festival since 1992, taking credit for unleashing Beavis and Butthead for the first time to unsuspecting [...]
FERNDALE - The holiday season is, for some, a time of great joy, gratitude and happiness that is often filled with tremendous generosity. However, this time of year can be challenging for many LGBTQ+ families [...]
BY BTL STAFF FERNDALE - Physical fitness is a challenge for everyone, but it's especially true for special needs children and young adults whose disabilities are not only mentally challenging, but physically challenging as well. [...]