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Obituary: Frank G. Martin

By |2018-01-15T22:52:14-05:00November 4th, 2010|News|

April 5, 1938 - Oct. 23, 2010 HUNTINGTON WOODS - Frank G. Martin, 72, spent 54 years living with and loving Al Vezza. For friends and LGBT community members, Frank and Al were role models, [...]

Shirvell’s attorney threatens to sue UofM

By |2018-01-16T03:16:54-05:00October 28th, 2010|News|

ANN ARBOR - I t appeared that tensions had eased. Chris Armstrong agreed to drop his request for a personal protection order against Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general accused of stalking the openly gay [...]

LGBT Caucus proves influential at Dem Convention

By |2018-01-16T09:26:49-05:00September 2nd, 2010|News|

DETROIT - "Michigan does not need a CEO - a Chief Executive Outsourcer," intoned Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Benero at the Michigan Democratic Convention's opening press conference Aug. 28 at Cobo Hall. Bernero's feisty style [...]

Rep. Baldwin stumps for Dems in Michigan

By |2018-01-16T10:29:43-05:00June 17th, 2010|News|

FERNDALE - U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), the only openly lesbian member of Congress, was at Affirmations June 14 to support U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) in his reelection bid. "We need Mark Schauer [...]

Beloved volunteer dies

By |2010-03-11T09:00:00-05:00March 11th, 2010|News|

Ernest "Ernie" Horne, 83, died peacefully at his home March 5 after battling a long-term illness. Horne was an active volunteer for the Human Rights Campaign, serving on numerous committees for the HRC Michigan Dinner, [...]

Pride Source is ‘going to the dogs’

By |2010-02-25T09:00:00-05:00February 25th, 2010|Guides|

LIVONIA - Fetchfinders is a new online and print "Yellow Pages" with everything you could ever want or need for your pet - or pets. Whether you have cats, dogs, birds, iguanas, alpacas, fish, reptiles, [...]

Rasor wins council seat in Royal Oak

By |2009-11-05T09:00:00-05:00November 5th, 2009|News|

ROYAL OAK - Attorney Jim Rasor was elected to one of three open seats on the Royal Oak Commission, becoming the second openly gay man to win a seat on that city's commission. Gary Lelito, [...]

Rasor wins council seat in Royal Oak

By |2009-10-29T09:00:00-04:00October 29th, 2009|News|

ROYAL OAK - Attorney Jim Rasor was elected to one of three open seats on the Royal Oak Commission, becoming the second openly gay man to win a seat on that city's commission. Gary Lelito, [...]

Photos imitate painting – and vice versa

By |2018-01-16T04:10:24-05:00October 15th, 2009|News|

Gustave Le Gray's photo of ships at anchor off the coast taken in the 1850s influenced how painters like Edouard Manet painted similar scenes. The exciting new photographic technology stimulated a new era in fine [...]

Wanted: LGBTs

By |2018-01-16T00:43:17-05:00June 11th, 2009|News|

Everybody Reads When Scott Harris opened Everybody Reads Books and Stuff in 2006, it was a dream come true that was born out of a tragedy. But now that the store has celebrated its third [...]

Giving the gift of style

By |2009-04-23T09:00:00-04:00April 23rd, 2009|News|

BIRMINGHAM - Many workers have been forced to "take a haircut" on pay and benefits in these tough times. But last weekend, unemployed workers were thrilled to get a haircut and lots more at Azenza [...]

Working like a dog

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

Pumpkin grabs the strap in her mouth and pulls hard, a little growl escaping out the side of her lips as she yanks down and pulls back. Most dog owners would immediately recognize this classic [...]

Passion fish

By |2009-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2009|Guides|

A fantastic splash of paisley, green and bright purple, swirling so quickly it is first a blur of wild color. Then just as quickly it stops, the sharp color delineations so stark to look almost [...]

Karibu House welcomes home Kwanzaa

By |2018-01-16T14:27:52-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

DETROIT - Celebration and excitement permeated the annual Pre-Kwanzaa Brunch celebration on Dec. 13, starting with a heartfelt cheer for the "Year of Obama" and continuing with joyous congratulations to new racially-diverse leaders at The [...]

K’zoo steps closer to ordinance protecting LGBT

By |2018-01-15T16:12:26-05:00November 20th, 2008|News|

KALAMAZOO - The city commission of Kalamazoo took a giant step towards passing a civil rights ordinance that protects LGBT people from discrimination in housing employment and public accommodations. On Monday evening, the commission voted [...]

BTL-endorsed candidates fare well

By |2008-11-06T09:00:00-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

Michigan's LGBT community was a big winner in Tuesday's election, seating LGBT-supportive candidates at every level of government. Between The Lines made endorsements in the vast majority of contested elections, and many of the candidates [...]

Key race could go to Dems

By |2008-10-30T09:00:00-04:00October 30th, 2008|News|

OAKLAND COUNTY - One could hardly attend any LGBT event this past year without running into Gary Peters - at events hosted by Triangle Foundation, Affirmations, the HOPE Fund, Pride - he was everywhere, and [...]

Key race could go to Dems

By |2008-10-30T09:00:00-04:00October 30th, 2008|News|

OAKLAND COUNTY - One could hardly attend any LGBT event this past year without running into Gary Peters - at events hosted by Triangle Foundation, Affirmations, the HOPE Fund, Pride - he was everywhere, and [...]

A Supreme choice

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - In May, the LGBT community was appalled. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the language of the 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage in Michigan as "between one man and one woman" precluded same-sex [...]

A Supreme choice

By |2008-10-23T09:00:00-04:00October 23rd, 2008|News|

DETROIT - In May, the LGBT community was appalled. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the language of the 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage in Michigan as "between one man and one woman" precluded same-sex [...]

Obama supporters rally at new Ferndale office

By |2018-01-15T22:46:54-05:00September 25th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE - It was all cheers, smiles, dignitaries giving speeches, and the promise of hard work ahead at the grand opening of Barack Obama's newest campaign office, located in downtown Ferndale. About 150 enthusiastic supporters [...]

Mich. gays organize for Obama

By |2018-01-16T15:17:55-05:00September 11th, 2008|News|

Between The Lines Newspaper, Sept. 11, 2008 FERNDALE - Dave Noble is on a mission. He is driven to get LGBT voters to come out strong for Barack Obama, and he is concentrating his efforts [...]

Phillips dealership sold to Victory

By |2018-01-16T10:52:01-05:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

MILAN - Michigan's only openly-gay owned car dealership, Phillips Automotive Group in Milan, has been sold. The new owner, Victory Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, is determined, though, to continue the gay-friendly traditions that began under the [...]

HOPE Fund charts new course

By |2008-03-13T09:00:00-04:00March 13th, 2008|News|

TROY - An enthusiastic group of donors to the HOPE Fund gathered last Friday at the Suburban Collection's Luxury Lane in Troy. Amid extravagant Maseratis, Bentleys and the regal presence of the latest line of [...]

HRC ENDA poll raises more questions than answers

By |2018-01-16T16:44:39-05:00November 15th, 2007|News|

The Human Rights Campaign released the results of a poll conducted last month that shows 70 percent of the LGBT Americans prefer passing a federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act without inclusion of transgender protections, rather than [...]

Wright retires from Horizons Project

By |2018-01-16T04:33:42-05:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|

A pioneer steps down DETROIT - Heroine, friend, healer, confidante, mentor, advocate, teacher, champion, visionary. These are some of the adjectives to describe Dr. Kathryn Wright, an adolescent pediatrician who has devoted the last 15 [...]

Gay Business Expo returns

By |2007-09-13T09:00:00-04:00September 13th, 2007|News|

BIRMINGHAM - It's been almost ten years since the southeastern Michigan LGBT business community has had an expo. But now, for the first time produced by Ties Like Me, the business community will have a [...]

Windsor Pride gets ‘Front and Centre’

By |2018-01-16T06:50:50-05:00August 2nd, 2007|News|

WINDSOR - Windsor Pride wrapped up a week's worth of celebration Sunday with a rousing parade and festival that drew thousands into the streets of downtown Windsor. The parade wound its way from the St. [...]

MI couples marry center stage in Windsor

By |2007-07-26T09:00:00-04:00July 26th, 2007|News|

Event kicks off Pride events WINDSOR, ONT - Smiles, tears and cheers greeted two newly wed same-sex couples as they were legally married in a civil ceremony July 20. The Michigan couples won the all-expense-paid [...]

LGBT float wows Blossom Festival

By |2018-01-15T16:06:58-05:00May 10th, 2007|News|

ST. JOSEPH - Despite threats of attack and violence, the Blossom Day Parade in St. Joseph May 5 went off without a hitch, and the for the first time an openly LGBT group participated with [...]