Eve Kucharski

About Eve Kucharski

Writing became my life when I enrolled in Michigan State University's journalism program. In May 2017, I earned my bachelor's degree in journalism with a concentration in electronic news media. I am thrilled to be working as the news and features editor at Between The Lines.

Ann Arbor Pride Starts Aug. 3

By | 2019-07-12T11:49:47-04:00 July 12th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Though Pride month may be winding down, Pride season has only just begun with dozens of Pride celebrations scheduled across the state this summer. Ann Arbor Pride is no exception, officially celebrating its 25th anniversary [...]

EQMI Announces 2019 Fall Reception Sept. 13

By | 2019-07-12T02:44:52-04:00 July 12th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Equality Michigan is Michigan's statewide LGBTQ political advocacy organization that focuses on anti-violence and anti-discrimination work as well as providing support services for those who have been victimized due to their sexual orientation. EQMI will [...]

Noble Takes Helm at ACLU

By | 2019-06-26T16:39:53-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Every Michigander above the age of 6 or so should know of Lansing, and if they don't it's guaranteed that the decisions made in the state's capital have at some point had a direct impact [...]

Marvel and DC Unite

By | 2019-06-14T13:39:58-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

Marvel and DC Comics crossovers have happened before but Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman getting engaged is certainly new. However, that's exactly what happened at Motor City Comic-Con in May when Ashley VanSickle, in full Captain Marvel gear, got down on one knee and proposed to her Wonder Woman, Deanna Mascia.

Rainbow Detroit: Motor City Pride 2019 Celebrates Stonewall 50 in Style

By | 2019-06-12T16:22:47-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Detroit looked markedly more colorful last weekend as it bustled with thousands of people clad in all manner of rainbow flags on their way to attend Motor City Pride 2019 in Hart Plaza. Host to over 50,000, the event featured performances by drag greats like Sabin and Ongina, showcased local artists like Tunde Olaniran and brought in nationally known musical acts like Greyson Chance.

Being Elton John

By | 2019-06-13T17:21:47-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Down to the very last rhinestone on a perfectly recreated jacket, when Kenny Metcalf and The Early Years Band is on stage audiences swear they're being serenaded by Elton John himself. Having performed Elton John [...]

‘State of Pride’ YouTube Originals Documentary Looks Back at 50 Years Post Stonewall Riots

By | 2019-06-05T15:31:44-04:00 June 5th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Those in the LGBTQ community who lived through the Stonewall Riots in 1969 still hold a personal and unmistakable connection to that pivotal point in American history that sparked the modern gay liberation movement. Fifty years later, that iconic moment has cemented itself into the lives of the LGBTQ community everywhere across the U.S. and across all ages.

Motor City Bears Host LGBTQ Charity Car Wash June 8

By | 2019-06-05T15:20:16-04:00 June 5th, 2019|Ferndale, Guides, Neighborhoods, Pride Guide|

LGBTQ bear culture has long been about body positivity said Motor City Bear Rob Pearce — a member of the male-specific social club for bears and their admirers. That's why, when the opportunity arose to combine that concept with a charitable event, the group jumped at the chance and start the Motor City Bears Speedo Car Wash, this year held on Saturday, June 8, at the Level One bank on Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.

Hitting the Ground Running

By | 2019-05-29T16:19:22-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Programmatic expansion, fund and staff development, political advocacy and more are all either current or future projects at Ferndale's Affirmations LGBTQ community center. From the outside, that list might seem like an average set of [...]

Rural Americans are LGBTQ, too

By | 2019-05-22T17:30:48-04:00 May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

Though urban areas are often considered huge draws for those in the LGBTQ community — a 2015 Gallup poll found that San Francisco, Portland and Austin all ranked highest in the country for the largest LGBTQ population — little is written about those LGBTQ people who choose to call rural communities home.

Trans, Religious, Thriving

By | 2019-05-15T14:02:56-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Michigan, News, Worship|

As a faith leader, the Rev. Kate Malin, Rector of Christ's Church in Rye, New York, wears a variety of hats: teacher, theologian, preacher. She is used to giving informed guidance to her parishioners and [...]

New Resolution: GVSU Will Only Contract With LGBTQ-Inclusive Vendors

By | 2019-05-08T15:42:06-04:00 May 8th, 2019|Michigan, News|

With the end-of-year rush surrounding final exams, summer plan finalizations and the packing up of dorm rooms, the average Grand Valley State University likely didn't notice that the end of April marked a small step toward increased LGBTQ inclusivity at GVSU, but this small change could send a resounding message in the West Michigan community: GVSU has amended its purchasing and overall discrimination policies to contract only with vendors who do not discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

10th Annual Cheers to HELP Friday, May 10

By | 2019-05-01T16:08:38-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Scheduled for Friday, May 10, Corktown Health Center will host the 10th annual Cheers to HELP benefit to aid in funding the LGBTQ-specific health center. Patrick Yankee is the Center's chief development officer and he said this year is bigger than ever before for a variety of reasons.

HRC, SAGE Partnered to Form Long-Term Care Equality Index for LGBTQ Elders

By | 2019-05-01T16:07:06-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Michigan, News|

Announced officially last month, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the LGBTQ civil rights advocacy organization HRC, and SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults, joined forces in a partnership aimed at helping LGBTQ elders across the country. The inaugural project taken on by these groups is the Long-Term Care Equality Index: a nationwide assessment intended to rate the quality of life LGBTQ people have in long-term elder care facilities.

Detroit Builds Cooperatively

By | 2019-05-01T16:04:40-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Guides, Home|

  Littered with historic architecture, it's not difficult to find shining examples of craftsmanship from the 19th and early 20th centuries in Detroit neighborhoods like Midtown, Indian Village or Boston-Edison. Even outside of specifically historical [...]

Retirement Made LGBTQ-Friendly

By | 2019-04-10T16:20:04-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Guides, Health & Wellness|

Having only lived in their new home for a matter of weeks, Ed Ploegar and Rick Hahn decided to make their way to their community's biweekly movie night for some entertainment and maybe to meet some of their new neighbors. To their pleasant surprise, the film shown was GLAAD Media Award-nominated.

‘The Beauty Out of Detroit’ LGBTQ Art Show April 13

By | 2019-04-03T16:48:21-04:00 April 3rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Famika Edmond said she has always been artistically inclined. As early as 10 years old she knew that drawing was a way for her to destress and decompress, a useful skill when her parents told her at that age that they were moving from New York City to Detroit."It was hard trying to adjust, so that was my way of being able to express how I was feeling," Edmond said. "But it just gave me joy and I liked doing it."

NAGLREP Greater Detroit Launch Party Brings LGBTQ Professionals Together

By | 2019-05-23T10:58:46-04:00 March 20th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Originally established in 2007, the Florida-based 501(c)(3) National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals was started with the direct intention of not only bringing both allied and LGBTQ business professionals together, but to work on a legislative level to aid in the elimination of discriminatory housing practices in the U.S.