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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. [...]

By |2010-09-15T09:00:00-04:00September 15th, 2010|Guides|

Dating Diet: Words with Friends

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Making her mine

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, [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Scene Check @ Rainbow Room …

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

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Jason Mraz: He’s Ours

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

By |2018-01-16T09:29:29-05:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Lady Gaga’s Monster Balls

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Dancing Queen

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Two eateries join Detroit Restaurant Week lineup

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:27:00-05:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

Geographical Orientation

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Entertainment|

New South Wales passes gay adoption bill

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. [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:46:43-05:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Derry sees first pride parade

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:19:40-05:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Kalamazoo LGBTs celebrate growth, collaborative spirit

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

By |2018-01-15T22:44:36-05:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Kalamazoo gay activist Terry Kuseske dies

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:21:03-05:00August 9th, 2010|News|

A night of Wilde surprises

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|News|

The performance of a lifetime

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Between Ourselves: Shawn Brier

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:13:53-05:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Serving the under-served

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. [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Kick to hold two focus groups

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Thousands rally against gay marriage, abortion

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|News|

Kalamazoo keeps climbing

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:03:12-05:00August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Tim Ravndal

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, [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:29:37-05:00August 9th, 2010|Opinions|

Parting Glances: DQ4J Gatorade (Pt. 3)

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Opinions|

The Gay Moralist: Back to School

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 [...]

By |2010-08-09T09:00:00-04:00August 9th, 2010|Opinions|