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Protestors Brave Bad Weather to Rally for Immigrant Solidarity

Friday, June 22, was a bit miserable because of a persistent, freezing cold rain, but that wasn’t enough to keep dogged protesters away from an Immigrant Solidarity Rally. The event took place on the Bagley Pedestrian Bridge. Brianna Dee Kingsley, organizer of the event and activist working with Metro Detroit Political Action Network, explained why she felt moved to make this gesture.

By |2018-06-27T16:25:20-04:00June 27th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Campaign to End Partisan Gerrymandering Hits Major Milestone

LANSING – Voters Not Politicians celebrated the work of its all-volunteer grassroots army of petition circulators last week after the Board of State Canvassers placed on the Nov. 6 ballot the proposal to provide transparent, non-partisan process for redistricting. The process would include a commission of citizens drawing legislative and congressional lines.

By |2018-06-27T16:18:30-04:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

LGBT Detroit’s Hotter Than July 2018 Schedule

Starting on July 24, LGBT Detroit will be celebrating Hotter Than July, an annual event that helps provide people in the LGBTQ community with both entertaining and educational experiences in an inclusive space. This year will be the 23rd ever Hotter Than July event, lasting through July 29. Look below for a full schedule of this year's events:

By |2018-06-27T16:17:20-04:00June 27th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Creep of the Week: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

There’s been a lot of talk about “civility” lately which was triggered by the owner of a restaurant asking a woman who is known worldwide for lying on the behalf of a white supremacist administration headed by a man who is trying to, and succeeding in, turning America into a dictatorship.

By |2018-06-27T15:59:27-04:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Pride is More Than Performance

It's pride month, and this means a whole lot of people will take or have taken to the streets across the world, festooned in their best rainbow gear. We'll march, party and do all those things we'll do at pride. It will be crazy and chaotic, and we will be the big messy community we are, in all our glory.

By |2018-06-27T15:58:31-04:00June 27th, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

The Overshadowed LGBT Fight for ‘Normality’

For decades, the American Psychological Association (APA) labeled homosexuality a mental illness, thereby justifying the criminalization of homosexuality and permitting discriminatory practices against gay men and lesbians by government agencies, businesses, schools and churches repulsed [...]

By |2018-06-24T09:53:48-04:00June 24th, 2018|National, News|

The Detroit Queens

Menjos Entertainment Complex Hosts History of Detroit Drag Queens Panel The Menjos Entertainment Complex and specifically the Olympus Theater are hosting their second of a three-part series of panel discussions on the stories of gay [...]

By |2018-06-24T09:54:44-04:00June 22nd, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Mayor Dobies Declares June LGBT Pride Month in City of Jackson

Jackson - Mayor Derek Dobies announced a proclamation earlier this month declaring June the city’s first LGBT Pride Month and made other announcements to advance the city’s outreach to the LGBT community. The move matches Jackson with national LGBT Pride Month, which has been marked by presidential proclamation since 2009.

By |2018-06-20T15:55:24-04:00June 20th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Stephanie Clifford on TV

  Across 1 Hatcher, on "Desperate Housewives" 6 Folded fast food 10 Frequent Trump portrayer Baldwin 14 Joe Cocker's "You ___ Beautiful" 15 Sandy-colored 16 Caesar's voice 17 Sgt. of a '90s Steve Martin flick [...]

By |2018-06-20T13:30:16-04:00June 20th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Deep Inside Hollywood

'It' girl Sophia Lillis cast as Ellen’s 'Nancy Drew' Franchise alert! Ellen Degeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. are teaming up to produce something that sounds very much like the template for a [...]

By |2018-06-20T13:22:25-04:00June 20th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Q&A with Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies

As BTL continues the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination series, we hear from Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies who was first elected in 2011 as the city of Jackson's 6th Ward representative before winning the election in 2017 to serve his first term as Jackson Mayor.

By |2018-06-20T09:14:55-04:00June 15th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Dazzling Event Celebrates BTL’s 25th Anniversary

DETROIT – Between The Lines celebrated 25 years of continuous publication at a gala party June 8. Over 250 people attended – advertisers, writers, current and former staff members, graphic artists, ad sales representatives, consultants, supporters and more. The event was in the magnificent Pewabic House & Garden Show venue, a huge outdoor tented area created for Pewabic’s annual Maker/Mentor exhibition featuring works by over 80 ceramic artists. Guest mingled, sipped cocktails, munched on delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts and shopped for exquisite Pewabic tiles and pottery on display.

By |2018-06-14T08:48:37-04:00June 13th, 2018|Michigan, News|