Sign Up Here for printed BTL Voter Guide

By | 2010-09-15T09:00:00+00:00 September 15th, 2010|Guides|

The Nov. 6, 2012 elections are fast approaching. Here at Between The Lines we are researching the candidates who will be asking for your vote. Our questionnaires to both incumbents and candidates have been mailed. [...]

Dating Diet: Words with Friends

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

By Anthony Paull There's one cool thing about accepting friend requests from random people you don't know - when you meet them, you already know if they're crazy. And if they're not - why waste [...]

Dear Jody: Making her mine

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Q: This is pretty embarrassing to admit, but I have never really had a "normal" relationship. I mean, a relationship where two people date or have a real life together. I did have a long, [...]

Scene Check @ Rainbow Room …

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

1. Mickie, Christy and Lorie 2. Cory, Trish and Nick 3. Christy and Sable BTL photos: Danielle

Jason Mraz: He’s Ours

By | 2018-01-16T09:29:29+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Jason Mraz 7 p.m. Sept. 16 EMU Convocation Center 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti $22-$42 http://www.emutix.com Jason Mraz is all love, because even when the wordplay-toying troubadour isn't singing about it, he's spreading it. To [...]

Lady Gaga’s Monster Balls

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

World domination hasn't de-gayed Lady Gaga's shows. The pop queen, unlike some who've used us as a stepping stone to mainstream fame, has yet to abandon the crowd that crowned her, just as she insisted [...]

Dancing Queen

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Of all the dance queens claiming the fame, Robyn's our best queer-kept secret. But the Swedish stunner wasn't always this exclusive - in the '90s, the world did exactly what her teen-pop megahit "Show Me [...]

Two eateries join Detroit Restaurant Week lineup

By | 2018-01-16T15:27:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Detroit Restaurant Week Participants 24Grille/Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Andiamo Detroit Riverfront/GM Ren Cen Atlas Global Bistro/Midtown Caucus Club/Penobscot Building Coach Insignia/GM Ren Cen Cuisine/New Center Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille/Foxtown Detroit Seafood Market/Paradise Valley Forty-Two Degrees [...]

Geographical Orientation

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Across 1 Their fruits are acorns 5 Take by force 10 Sushi ingredient 14 Buck heroine 15 Where Bruce Wayne kept Dick Grayson 16 "Like ___ not" 17 Start of a straight man's reply to [...]

New South Wales passes gay adoption bill

By | 2018-01-16T09:46:43+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

The Legislative Assembly of the Australian state of New South Wales, where Sydney is located, passed a bill to legalize adoption by same-sex couples Sept. 2. The vote was 46-42, following two days of debate. [...]

Derry sees first pride parade

By | 2018-01-16T06:19:40+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

Some 5,000 people took part in the first gay pride parade in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Aug. 28. The procession traveled from Waterside Railway Station to Guildhall Square. About 20 people gathered around Duke Street [...]

Kalamazoo LGBTs celebrate growth, collaborative spirit

By | 2018-01-15T22:44:36+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras LGBTA Fall Welcome Picnic 1-6 p.m. Sept. 11 Kalamazoo Gay/Lesbian Resource Center, 629 Pioneer, Kalamazoo http://www.kglrc.org Kalamazoo Gay/Lesbian Resource Center Executive Director Dave Garcia has been on vacation. And it was deserved, [...]

Kalamazoo gay activist Terry Kuseske dies

By | 2018-01-16T14:21:03+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras KALAMAZOO - Longtime educator, Kalamazoo City Commissioner and LGBT rights advocate Terry Kuseske passed away the afternoon of Sept. 2 after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. "Kalamazoo has [...]

A night of Wilde surprises

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras The ninth annual Wilde Awards, held Sept. 1 at Detroit's Gem Theatre, were full of surprises. Aside from the usual slew of astonished and appreciative awardees, there was an unexpected appearance made [...]

The performance of a lifetime

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras The biggest show of this theater season didn't win any Wilde Awards. It didn't make any money, and didn't get any rave reviews. Well, at least not from critics. But leading up [...]

Between Ourselves: Shawn Brier

By | 2018-01-16T13:13:53+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

by Jessica Carreras hawn Brier is the founder and executive director of the Kalamazoo GLBT Professionals Network. Over the past year, the 34-year-old Kalamazoo resident and Navy veteran has been juggling developing the new organization, [...]

Serving the under-served

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

Michael Menachem Kniespeck is well known for his charitable community activity. As the founder of Operation: Kid Equip, he helps ensure that thousands of less fortunate children receive backpacks full of school supplies each year. [...]

Kick to hold two focus groups

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

Kick, the Detroit-based agency for LGBT African Americans, has announced two focus groups to be held this month, and is looking for community involvement. The focus groups will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 [...]

Thousands rally against gay marriage, abortion

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|News|

By Judy Lin The daylong religious event, titled "TheCall to Conscience," was led by Lou Engle, as well as other pastors and speakers, to protest gay marriage, pornography and abortion. Many of those attending slapped [...]

Kalamazoo keeps climbing

By | 2018-01-15T16:03:12+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

For weeks, we at Between The Lines had planned to run an article updating our readers on all of the great things happening in Kalamazoo and all of West Michigan. Within the past week, we've [...]

Creep of the Week: Tim Ravndal

By | 2018-01-16T05:29:37+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Opinions|

Shepard's murder is the exact kind of thing that seems so terrible at the time but you think, "One day we're all gonna look back on this and laugh." If you're a total shit-for-brains asshole, [...]

Parting Glances: DQ4J Gatorade (Pt. 3)

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Opinions|

GATORADE, Ariz.: I'm a skeptic concerning things supernatural; but the wonder-working weekend I spend reporting on the Drag Queens for Jesus confab is, well, miraculous - awe inspiring. It's also ecumenical, as the three-day drama-queen [...]

The Gay Moralist: Back to School

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Opinions|

by John Corvino It's the first day of class, and I enter my lecture hall as I usually do, skirting the periphery until I reach the door that leads me discreetly backstage. The room is [...]

Life and death close season at Ledges

By | 2010-08-09T09:00:00+00:00 August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

 A young woman, sitting in her bleak New York apartment, is watching television when the door buzzer sounds. To her surprise, it's her deceased husband's identical twin brother with whom she's been out of [...]