After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Michigan Mayors Against Discrimination

Last April, Between The Lines ran “Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination: One Mayor’s Story”, a profile of Royal Oak Mayor Mike Fournier regarding his membership in the newly-formed coalition. He spoke proudly of his city's inclusive human rights ordinance, among other accomplishments. For Fournier, joining the group was not just a gesture, it was a meaningful step that showed his support for all citizens of Royal Oak, for equal protections in their homes and places of work. Membership also sent a message to the public at large that his city is one of fairness, diversity and inclusion.

By |2018-05-09T12:41:43-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Michigan, News|

SheHive Makeup for Women Who Don’t Like Makeup Event

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.

By |2018-05-09T12:41:44-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

The Frivolist: 5 Things to Do Before Giving Your Rocky Relationship the Kiss-Off

You can take the easy way out when the going gets tough in your relationship (and you should if you don’t love your partner anymore), but there’s plenty of value and payoff in sticking the hard times out and trying to make it work. How you do that is up to you – there’s no right or wrong way – but these tips on putting the pieces of shattered partnership back together again are a great place to start.

By |2018-05-09T12:41:45-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

Transmissions: Secrets and Truths

Trans people - and I am using the term in its broadest sense, inclusive of gender fluidity and nonbinary identities - tend to have a pretty short list of wants. Really, I can boil it down to one simple statement: we just want to live our lives.

By |2018-05-09T12:41:48-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Trendsetting Lips

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By |2018-05-09T12:41:49-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

50 Years and Counting

Lack of LGBTQ Protections in Fair Housing Act Leave LGBTQ Residents Vulnerable Finding a good location, comparing rent or mortgage prices and debating whether to use professional movers or getting a self-driven truck rental should [...]

By |2018-05-03T09:29:15-04:00May 1st, 2018|Guides, Home|

Home Guide 2018 News Hits

Hagopian Cleaning Services Adds Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning Members of the community will begin to see new purple trucks on Michigan roads. Hagopian Cleaning Services, a Michigan company since 1939, is growing again. [...]

By |2018-05-01T13:50:02-04:00May 1st, 2018|Guides, Home|