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.

Transgender Pride in the Park to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Aug. 10 in Ferndale

By | 2019-08-07T16:05:43-04:00 August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Just like most long-running events, Transgender Pride in the Park got its start as a small gathering, a picnic to be exact, in Lansing. That was 20 years ago, and though the event still features food today, it's evolved into something more: a gathering spot for transgender people across the state, and even outside of it, to congregate safely.

Calling All Bears

By | 2019-07-24T16:02:10-04:00 July 24th, 2019|Michigan, News|

For many members of the LGBTQ community it's a familiar uncomfortable feeling: walking into a public or social space and feeling unsure if being open about one's identity will be welcomed or not. And depending [...]

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 | 2019-07-18T12:35:45-04:00 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 spots, [...]