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.

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.

Seeking Equality Voters

By | 2018-10-10T15:35:47+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Election, Election Activism|

Currently working as Human Rights Campaign's Michigan State Director, Amritha Venkataraman's interest in all things politics started young. She said that as early as in high school she "was always that person talking about politics," [...]

Pending Recall

By | 2018-10-11T12:34:31+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

When Ingham County voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, they'll find a usual list of candidates on their ballot everywhere except where it concerns the Williamston School Board. In that election, voters will find that four of the seven existing members have been targeted for recall: Board President Greg Talberg and Nancy Deal, whose terms would have expired in 2020; and Sarah Belanger and Chris Lewis, who would have been in office until 2022.

5 Coming Out Tips

By | 2018-10-12T07:40:56+00:00 October 10th, 2018|National, News|

Founded 30 years ago by Dr. Robert Eichberg and LGBTQ activist Jean O'Leary, the first official National Coming Out Day was celebrated exactly one year after the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington. Its goal was simple: become visible. And, since its inception, LGBTQ people from across all identities and walks of life have chosen to take a stand on Oct. 11 and speak their truths.

EQMI 2018 Fall Reception Recap

By | 2018-10-10T14:31:56+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Michigan, News|

On Friday, Oct. 5, Equality Michigan hosted its annual Fall Reception with hundreds in attendance. The event featured not only notable speakers like the night's keynote, Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon, but brand-new awards in recognition of standout members of the Detroit LGBTQ community. The event kicked off with a video message from Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who emphasized that much of the progress for the LGBTQ community "is possible because" of organizations like EQMI and its supportive allies.

EQMI Hosts 2018 Fall Reception Oct. 5

By | 2018-09-26T14:23:16+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Following with tradition, LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Michigan is slated to host their annual 2018 Fall Reception event on Friday, Oct. 5. It will feature not only a new Bridge Builder Award but 2018 Olympic [...]

Night at Flint’s Sloan Museum

By | 2018-09-12T10:52:23+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Fans of Flint's Sloan Museum likely know it best for its regional exhibits. Visitors can see everything from classic cars, to hundreds of unique-to-Michigan artifacts, and now they are invited to participate in a 'Night at the Musuem'-style party. In the theme of "All That Glitters," guests will get to enjoy a themed celebration while raising funds for the organization.

‘Check Your Blind Spots’

By | 2018-08-31T11:12:56+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Michigan, News|

In an instant, a snap judgment can change everything; a negative one, even more so. In the case of Kiri Stewart, an openly transgender woman, an angry reaction could mean bodily harm. So, for her, hypervigilance is often a necessity. That's why when she went to Flagstar bank to apply for a mortgage, she steeled herself for the worst.

The Tools of Nonprofit Engagement

By | 2018-08-08T14:25:23+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Since the 1970s, modern nonprofit organizations have become a regularity in the national landscape. In fact, in 2016 they numbered at over 1.5 million, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. In Michigan alone, over 40,000 such organizations were reported to exist in that same year by the Independent Sector nonprofit organization. And with such a vast variety of organizations working for all kinds of causes it can be difficult for leaders with differing levels of departmental experience to work together cohesively.

Sing Out Detroit Celebrates 10 Years

By | 2018-06-13T12:56:45+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Michigan, News|

For the past decade, musically-inclined LGBTQ and ally Detroiters have slowly been catching on to Sing Out Detroit, the city's inclusionary group choir. In honor of the group's growth and longevity, they will be hosting their "Encore!" performance on Saturday, June 16, at Ferndale High School.