The LGBT Press In Michigan

BTL Staff
By | 2013-06-06T09:00:00-04:00 June 6th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Compiled By Tim Retzloff

With its 20th anniversary, Between The Lines continues as the longest published LGBT newspaper in Michigan. The Gay Liberator lasted for six years. Ten Percent a.k.a. the Michigan Tribune, later renamed OutPost, had six cumulative years as a newspaper. The Lesbian Connection and Metra have each endured more than 30 years in magazine format. Since 1970, many other LGBT publications have come and gone.

Newspapers:

Gay Liberator (Detroit) – monthly and bimonthly, 1970-1976
Spectre (Ann Arbor) – bimonthly, 1971-1972
Sunflower (Lansing) – monthly, 1972
Gayzette (Grosse Pointe) – monthly, 1973
Gayscene Detroit (Detroit) – monthly, 1973-1974
Metro Gay News (Detroit) – monthly, 1976-1978
Ten Percent/Michigan Tribune (Ann Arbor) – 1990-1992
Between The Lines (Ann Arbor/Detroit/Livonia) – monthly, biweekly, weekly, began 1993
Metro Gay Monthly (Detroit) – monthly, 1994-1995
OutSpoken (Ann Arbor) – monthly, 1995
OutPost (Ann Arbor) – biweekly, 1996-1998 (as a newspaper)

Other publications:

Lesbian Connection (East Lansing) – bimonthly, began 1974
Rapping Paper (Toledo) – monthly and bimonthly, 1975-1978
IC Exchange (Detroit) – monthly, 1976-1977
Midwest Gay Academic Journal (Ann Arbor) – quarterly, 1977-1978
Leaping Lesbian (Ann Arbor) – monthly and bimonthly, 1977-1980
Gay Detroit (Chicago) – biweekly, 1978
Cruise (Detroit/Ferndale) – weekly, 1979-?
Metra (Ferndale/Madison Heights) – monthly, biweekly, began 1979
The Voice (Detroit) – monthly, 1985-1986
Guide Magazine – Michigan edition (Ferndale) – monthly, 1987
Gayscene (Detroit) – monthly, 1990
The Gayzette (Battle Creek) – monthly, 1992-1993
Kick! (Detroit) – monthly and quarterly, 1995-1999
The Third Coast (Grand Rapids) – monthly, 1995-2000
Hype! (Detroit) – monthly, 1996-1998
OutPost (Ann Arbor) – biweekly, began 1998 (as a magazine)
G-Spot (Ann Arbor) – quarterly, 2000
Hott Magazine (Macomb/Troy) – biweekly, began 2007
Xpress (Birmingham) – monthly (3), 2012-2013
Flame Magazine (Royal Oak) – began 2012

About the Author:

BTL Staff
Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.