Eve Kucharski

About Eve Kucharski

Writing became my life when I enrolled at 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 an editorial assistant at Between The Lines.

2019 Creating Change Conference Honors Detroit, National Activists for Social Justice Work

By | 2019-01-18T10:38:11+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Renowned for its ability to bring LGBTQ activists of all kinds together, the national Creating Change Conference is also known for recognizing those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make change in their own way. This year, the conference will be held from Jan. 23 through 27 at the Detroit Marriott in the Renaissance Center and will honor five chosen individuals and one organization for their work and dedication toward the LGBTQ movement. Each of whom will speak about their work as they receive their individual awards.

Affirmations Looks to Restructure With Resolve

By | 2019-01-13T23:18:59+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

It had only been a few weeks, but Jennifer Johnson's daughter had started to look forward to Fridays; that's when she'd visit Affirmations and take part in the youth programs available there. Fridays were also the day that Johnson had come to trust that she'd have a reliable, safe space in which her openly LGBTQ daughter could be herself.

Gov. Whitmer Prohibits State Employment Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Identity

By | 2019-01-10T14:29:37+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Monday at Affirmations, Michigan's largest LGBTQ community center, that broke new ground regarding civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. Directive No. 2019-9 outlined that it would help instill policies to "promote public confidence in the fairness and integrity of state government" by ensuring all Michigan residents receive fair treatment in "employment, state contracting, and when accessing services from state government."

Dana Nessel Attorney General

By | 2019-01-02T07:37:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  She made history as the first openly gay attorney general in Michigan's history in 2018, running on a progressive platform of inclusion and a promise to pay special attention to prosecuting those who commit [...]

Beth Bashert Mayor of Ypsilanti

By | 2019-01-02T07:29:24+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert won out with 63 percent of the vote in her city last November. She ran on a platform that advocated for changing the city's budget, bringing back services and increasing development. [...]

State Sen. Jeremy Moss 11th District

By | 2019-01-02T07:24:58+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Jeremy Moss made history in November when he was elected the first openly gay person to the Michigan State Senate.. Moss’s district includes the communities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, [...]

State Rep. Jon Hoadley 60th District

By | 2019-01-02T07:23:11+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Democratic State Rep. Jon Hoadley represents Michigan’s 60th District. Due to term limits, 2019 will mark the start of his third and final two-year term representing the city of Kalamazoo and part of Kalamazoo [...]

2018 Year-End Overview

By | 2019-01-02T08:14:47+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Michigan, News|

As 2018 comes to an end, Michigan’s LGBTQ community can look back on a year filled with both hard hits to our rights along with major political wins toward greater equality. On a national scale, [...]

Senate HIV Bills Package Explained

By | 2018-12-19T13:48:44+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Michigan, News|

A package of bills is moving through the Michigan Senate that could change the way Michigan health officials monitor and address the HIV epidemic. Introduced last May in the Michigan House of Representatives, the eight-bill package contains HIV-specific bills that are aimed at updating Michigan's existing laws that contain outdated language regarding issues like the spread of HIV, the role of local health departments in the virus' treatment and criminal punishment for those who do not inform their sexual partner of their HIV-positive status.

Whitmer Elected Governor

By | 2018-11-07T07:43:48+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Election, Statewide Races|

Leading by tens of thousands of votes, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer won the race over Republican Bill Schuette by a nearly 10 percentage point lead. Addressing her constituents at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, [...]

Aimee Stephens to Be Honored at ACLU Annual Dinner

By | 2018-10-31T15:45:17+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Michigan, News|

Although her legal battle began in 2013, Aimee Stephens is still fighting for the right not to be fired simply for being transgender. A former employee of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, she announced to her team members that she would be transitioning from male to female and lost her job as a result. Now, even though the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the funeral home's actions are a form of sex discrimination, Stephens stands at the brink of a review by the Supreme Court of the United States — potentially reversing the ruling in her favor. Despite this reality, the ACLU has chosen to recognize Stephens for her landmark case at their Nov. 9 Annual Dinner, among four other honorees.

Michigan Outscores National Average in HRC Municipal Equality Index

By | 2018-10-31T15:42:49+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last month the Human Rights Campaign recognized Michigan as high above the national average in its annual Municipal Equality Index. The state earned 73 out of 100 possible points — 15 points higher than the national average of 58. HRC is a national LGBTQ activism organization and releases its Index in an effort to provide a comprehensive breakdown of the LGBTQ-inclusiveness of laws, policies, benefits and services across 506 U.S. cities. These cities are chosen in an effort to fairly represent some of the largest communities of LGBTQ people across the nation.

Vox of an Angel

By | 2018-10-24T15:59:27+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Whether belting out a classic like "House of the Rising Sun," putting her own spin on Radiohead's "Creep" or performing a standing ovation-worthy "Wicked" duet with stars like Lea Michele, Ada Vox is bringing it. [...]

DHS Public Charge Proposal Could Affect LGBTQ Community

By | 2018-10-17T15:16:58+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Michigan, News|

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Department of Homeland Security published a new regulatory proposal that will make it much more difficult for immigrants with documented status residing in the U.S. to remain in the country if they are using or likely to use programs like Medicaid Part D, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Section 8 housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.