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.

Marriage Equality Still Needs to Be Protected, Especially From Religious Exemptions

By | 2020-03-20T00:15:24-04:00 March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

Though far from ideal, it's clear that the perception of LGBTQ people and their right to marry in the U.S. has changed for the better. In fact, a 2019 Pew Research Center poll shows that 60 percent of Americans favor LGBTQ marriage equality, compared to 30 percent who oppose it. What makes this statistic even more promising is that in 2004, those numbers were flipped. Still, despite this positive push forward and the fact that the legal right for LGBTQ couples to marry has been secured, it's vital to stay aware of legal pushes and organizations working to dismantle those protections across the country.

The Perfect Meeting

By | 2020-03-20T00:11:04-04:00 March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

They say love comes at unexpected moments; it certainly did for Savanna Wojtanowski and Amy Balich. Though they were both Division I athletes in college, each played a different sport — soccer and softball respectively [...]

ACLU Town Hall Outlines Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Acts

By | 2020-03-04T14:33:20-05:00 March 4th, 2020|Michigan, News|

As the 2020 presidential primaries continue and November draws nearer, it's vital for LGBTQ voters to familiarize themselves not only with the pro-LGBTQ platforms of existing candidates but the anti-LGBTQ measures taken by the Trump Administration.

A Nat 20 for Inclusion

By | 2020-02-25T17:48:19-05:00 February 25th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

From the savviest of fantasy adventurers to those who have never even seen a D20 die, directly or otherwise, it's almost certain that Dungeons and Dragons has somehow influenced the entertainment they consume. Getting its [...]

City of Eastpointe Enacts Stricter Animal Welfare Rules

By | 2020-02-19T17:03:26-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Guides, Pets|

In recent months the city of Eastpointe has made waves across the state with its unique revisions to its animal ordinance. Aimed at keeping both animals and owners in the city safer, Animal Control officers are cracking down on the length of time dogs can left outside, how dogs are tethered, the number of dogs per household and more. In a Facebook post last month they said that the changes are geared toward stopping cases like Penelope's — a 3-year-old emaciated and overbred mastiff who was found wandering the city's streets.

Lesbian House Candidate Renee Richer Wants to Be Michigan’s ‘Voice of Science in Policy’

By | 2020-02-20T10:33:24-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Election, LGBTQA Races, Michigan, News|

Renee Richer's ties to Michigan's Upper Peninsula run deep. So deep in fact that The Farmhouse, the building that today serves as Richer's Gladstone-based bed-and-breakfast of the same name, has been in her family for more than a century. With connections to her community that run five generations strong, it makes sense that Richer would feel a sense of obligation to give back to her Upper Peninsula roots. In fact, she said that much of her interest in running for Michigan's 108th House district stems from conversations with travelers right at The Farmhouse's kitchen table.

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.