BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

Stand Up and Be Counted Continues

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

DETROIT - "Stand Up Be Counted" continues through July 29 with a series of events and activities listed below. Sponsored in part by KICK, The Agency for LGBT African Americans, Hotter Than July is the [...]

Faith Comes Full Circle

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

DETROIT - If 50 is the age that traditionally signals the onslaught of a midlife crisis in most men, in Kevin Kinsel it's signaling the rebirth of his faith. On July 28th, three days after [...]

Stay in good humor, Leo!

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mercury retrograding across the Sun in Leo already tempts people to say way too much too forcefully. Other aspects make it worse. People using ears and brains will beat those [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

By Romeo San Vicente Jennifer Lopez turns mogul Jennifer Lopez jumping the "American Idol" ship wasn't really that surprising when you consider the show's slowly fading public profile and Lopez's perception of herself. This isn't [...]

BTL Primary Election Aug. 7 Endorsements

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Guides|

Between The Lines endorses candidates based upon their record and their public statements in support of equality for LGBT people. Here is a list of the contested races in the Aug. 7 primary in which [...]

An Unsung Hero

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

By Gregory Varnum This month the LGBT movement lost an inspirational leader. His passing will not be marked by a Presidential Proclamation nor will any great monuments be erected commemorating his achievements, but his impact [...]

Optimism Drives XIX International AIDS Conference

By | 2018-01-15T23:06:17-05:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

By Bob Roehr "Turning the Tide Together" is the audacious slogan of the XIX International AIDS Conference that officially opened here in Washington, DC on July 22. "We're talking about ending AIDS," said conference cochair [...]

Pages past tense #17

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Parting Glances My first non-matriculated class at Wayne University in 1959 was English 101, held in a Quonset hut, one of several such make-dos behind what is now State Hall. The Quonset huts were processing [...]

Judson Phillips

By | 2018-01-16T15:09:39-05:00 July 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Creep of the Week With Democrats and many Republicans demanding that Mitt Romney release his tax returns, it was only a matter of time before someone, in Romney's defense, called Obama a crack-smoking homo. This [...]

Clarke endorses movement to end HIV criminalization

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

WASHINGTON, DC - Michigan Congressman Hansen Clarke became the first sitting elected official in the U.S. to endorse a new consensus statement condemning the criminalization of HIV. Clarke, who has said Michigan's HIV-specific statute criminalizes [...]

Frank Ocean: More Than Just a Man-Lover

By | 2018-01-15T16:05:30-05:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

Even if Frank Ocean hadn't recently acknowledged that he's an equal-opportunity lover, becoming one of the first major hip-hop artists to come out, his very personal major-label debut, "channel ORANGE," doesn't hide a thing: He's [...]

Anchor’s Aweigh

By | 2018-01-15T20:57:12-05:00 July 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

Across 1 Act up, with "on" 6 Used a forked tongue 10 Sitcom radio station 14 Threesome member for Dumas 15 160 rods 16 Strong as ___ 17 It may slip over one's head 18 [...]

Learning to LEAD

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By ANDREA POTEET DETROIT - Six weeks changed Marlin Colyer's life. The 29-year-old Chicago native, who moved to Detroit in December, has a lot of big plans for changing the world. He'd like to mentor [...]

Light Comedy Comes to Eastpointe

By | 2012-07-26T09:00:00-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Entertainment|

By John Quinn "The Great American Sex Farce!" has a second act monologue in which Benni of Boca (Jann Hight) advises, "You gotta have a gimmick." Farce is full of gimmicks, including over-the-top characters, madcap [...]

Josh Puckett was a Cub Scout

By | 2018-01-16T10:47:06-05:00 July 26th, 2012|Opinions|

By Kathleen LaTosch Viewpoint He was 14 years old when his gay father died from AIDS. Six months later his lesbian mom and her partner were shot point blank by their next door neighbor, leaving [...]

Troy Mayor Recall on Nov. Ballot

By | 2012-07-19T09:00:00-04:00 July 19th, 2012|News|

The Oakland County Director of Elections announced Monday that the Recall Janice Daniels effort successfully collected 8,877 valid signatures and certified the recall question for the Nov. 6 ballot. Members of Recall Janice Daniels submitted [...]

Introducing Eva Simons

By | 2018-01-16T06:13:48-05:00 July 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

It's hard to talk about Eva Simons without mentioning her hair. That towering mohawk is as big as her voice, which guests on's single "This Is Love" and comes to the Identity Festival on [...]

Election 2012: A Supreme Run For Justice

By | 2018-01-16T04:27:37-05:00 July 19th, 2012|News|

On a campaign stop July 3, Bridget McCormack stopped by the Ruth Ellis Center in Highalnd Park to tour the facilities with Executive Director Laura Hughes. She was accompanied by her sister, actress Mary McCormack. [...]

Analysis: Where are the Gays in AIDS?

By | 2018-01-15T21:39:50-05:00 July 19th, 2012|News|

By Bob Roehr Imagine two senior HIV/AIDS administrators delivering prepared speeches on the PEPFAR program that assists countries hardest hit by the epidemic and not uttering the word "gay," or even the more clinical term [...]