Eve Kucharski

About Eve Kucharski

As news and feature editor at Between The Lines, Eve Kucharski's work has spanned the realms of current events and entertainment. She's chatted with stars like Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho and Tyler Oakley as well as political figures like Gloria Steinem, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Her coverage of the November 2018 elections was also featured in a NowThis News report.

LGBTQ Center Affirmations 2020 Cash Update

By | 2020-02-05T15:33:41-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Michigan, News|

As Affirmations celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, the LGBTQ community center in Ferndale also went through a slew of leadership and financial changes. With the appointment of Dave Garcia as its returning executive director, [...]

Building a W’All for Love

By | 2020-02-05T15:30:11-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

Few forces in the world are as powerful or as visceral as the reaction one has to great music. Regardless of genre, when either words, melody or both align the right way, emotions of all kinds can be stirred — not least of which being love. That's why Austin-based nonprofit The W'All chose the month of love to launch its LGBTQ-focused campaign of inclusion.

Relationship to Crime

By | 2020-02-12T12:41:12-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Theater|

Mystery, murder and the age-old question of "why?" Each of these criteria is met in Stephen Dolginoff's crime musical "Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story." Recounting the tale of what was the "murder of [...]

10 Ways the Trump Administration has Harmed LGBTQ Equality so Far

By | 2019-12-19T10:54:52-05:00 December 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

As 2019 winds to a close and the 2020 presidential election draws closer, many Americans will be shifting their focus to all things political. Within the LGBTQ community candidates who have pro-equality stances will be front and center for consideration. And while that is a regular trend for every election cycle, it's worth noting that the current administration's rollbacks in LGBTQ equality are unrivaled for a president who ran as an ally.

Taylor Mac to Deck the Halls With ‘Holiday Sauce’

By | 2019-12-13T11:25:58-05:00 December 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

The shopping, the decorating, the worshipping, the mandatory small talk – the holidays can already be a time of great stress. Adding a queer identity into the mix can often complicate things further. Still, as tricky as navigating the upcoming special days can be for those who are LGBTQ, the stress doesn't have to spell disaster. At least Taylor Mac certainly doesn't think so.

Giving the Gift of Giving

By | 2019-11-15T10:26:13-05:00 November 13th, 2019|Guides, Holiday Gift Guide|

With fewer than two months left until the winter holidays, gift-giving, and subsequently gift-shopping, season is in full swing. However, as magical as it can be to find the perfect gift for a loved one or to receive a longtime wishlist item, sometimes the holidays run the risk of transforming into a purely material exchange.

Affirmations, Corktown Health Center Announce Partnership With Details to Be Revealed

By | 2019-11-06T16:18:41-05:00 November 6th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Over the last 30 years Ferndale's Affirmations LGBTQ community center has been focused on providing Southeast Michigan's LGBTQ community with not only social but community support services. Now, the center is set to expand its offerings to include health care. This is made possible because of a joint partnership with Corktown Health Center, which focuses specifically on LGBTQ health services, that will serve to expand the reach of Corktown as well.

Finding Waldo

By | 2019-10-30T16:38:09-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

At 11 months old, Waldo, the standard poodle and Wheaten terrier mix or woodle, is shaping up to be a strong, well-behaved puppy. But just a month ago, before he came into the lives of [...]

Final Furry Farewells

By | 2019-10-30T16:32:12-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Wendy and Bob Sutton's story is similar to that of many pet owners. Eager to expand their family, the couple welcomed four animals into their home, caring daily for their needs and planning for every [...]

A High-Stakes Fight

By | 2019-10-02T12:25:40-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Michigan, National, News|

Standing on the precipice of the first-ever transgender-specific case to face the Supreme Court of the United States, it'd be understandable if plaintiff Aimee Stephens, 58, seemed nervous or distraught ahead of the Oct. 8 [...]

Dana Nessel Won’t Back Down

By | 2019-09-26T10:26:47-04:00 September 26th, 2019|Michigan, News|

  To get a sense of the immense progress made by the LGBTQ community over the last several decades it's perhaps best to scale down and examine personal achievement. In Michigan, it's arguable [...]

28 Years and Counting

By | 2019-09-25T16:03:19-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Though Affirmations has been helped by many dedicated volunteers over the years, ones like Vy Reed are few and far between. Started in 1989, the Ferndale-based LGBTQ community center first connected with Reed in 1991.

Honoring Wanda Sykes’ LGBTQ Legacy

By | 2019-09-19T10:34:48-04:00 September 19th, 2019|Michigan, News|

In Wanda Sykes’ latest comedy special “Not Normal” she takes on everything from the Trump administration, the #MeToo movement and racism; it’s clear that over the course of her 30-year career Sykes has been fearlessly [...]

Fair Michigan Justice Reception 2019 Sept. 26

By | 2019-09-18T15:52:43-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

When Fair Michigan was formed initially, one of the main concerns for the LGBTQ community was securing marriage equality. Today, that need has been met, but the nonprofit's work is far from done as LGBTQ Michiganders can still be denied housing, employment and medical treatment solely based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Courteous Home Service

By | 2019-09-19T13:06:28-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one's space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone's life regardless of their reasons. However, it's an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lesbian-Owned Ann Arbor Real Estate Investment Company Blends Tech With Tradition

By | 2019-09-18T15:28:50-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

Though real estate can make for a great investment, it's not always easy to start building a robust portfolio. Like many other real estate investment firms, Jeddo Corp seeks to help clients develop one, however, its methodology is unique: artificial intelligence. A wife and wife team based out of both Ann Arbor and the San Francisco Bay Area, Nada and Sabra Djomehri saw an opportunity for their business to blend both of their specialties.

Accidentally Perfect

By | 2019-09-05T12:48:47-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Entertainment, Features, Guides, Music|

Breakups hit hard. Some hit harder than others. For Alyse Vellturo, better-known by fans as pronoun, three years after she broke up with her ex-girlfriend and it's still much of the creative fuel for her first full-length album "i'll show you stronger."

PCAC is Calling All LGBTQ Artists

By | 2019-09-04T16:15:49-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Though it's arguable that June is the most significant month for the LGBTQ community, it's not uncommon for Pride celebrations to extend throughout the summer and beyond. The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is certainly extending Southeast Michigan's Pride season this year with the Oct. 12 debut of its "Kaleidoscope of Expression" exhibition.