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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.

Blossoming Artists Gallery Relaunches in Midtown

By | 2019-05-15T16:56:23-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

One of Detroit's most prized neighborhoods has gained a new addition to its gallery district with the relaunch of Blossoming Artists Gallery in Midtown. Located on Third Street and Willis, the space previously featured high-end pieces by major artists. In its new form, Blossoming Artists features the work of up-and-coming artists from Detroit, New York and abroad.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-05-15T16:53:27-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Britney’s back 'One More Time' We are always rooting for Britney Spears. We know that right now, as of this column, her personal life has hit a bit of a rough [...]

LGBTQ and Aging 1.5 CEs

By | 2019-05-15T16:51:42-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Health care providers may have biases and attitudes that keep older LGBTQ patients from getting the care they need. Attendees will learn how to be inclusive in their practice and how to be aware of [...]

Detroit VOICES Film Festival

By | 2019-05-15T16:45:30-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Thursday, May 16, Michigan filmmakers will premiere their short films at the Cinetopia Film Festival for a chance to place in one of two new categories: narrative and documentary. One of the featured films is [...]

Isn’t It Ironic

By | 2019-05-01T16:15:43-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Foam at South Beach 5 Stuck deeply 10 Light, woody material 15 Series ender 16 Humble home 17 Online sexual favors? 18 Irene of_Fame_ 19 Israeli Heights 20 Genesis patriarch 21 Start of [...]

How The Best Landlords and Tenants Do It

By | 2019-05-01T16:01:31-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Guides, Home|

As more rental properties appear across Michigan it is more important than ever to keep the tenants in your rental properties happy, comfortable and, most importantly, in place. Your favorite tenants are probably the ones who care for your property and pay their rent on time and possibly may just have the means to purchase and move away from your investment.

IKEA Introduces ThisAbles Project

By | 2019-05-01T15:53:04-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Guides, Home|

With the help of 3D printers, IKEA is making furniture better for people living with disabilities. The project, dubbed ThisAbles, started off in the IKEA store with a hackathon of product engineers and disabled people [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-05-01T15:26:55-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Lena Waithe goes west Sometimes Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe takes a break from being the Power Lesbian of All Hollywood, a breather from creating or writing or executive producing [...]

Cinetopia 2019 Makes Room for LGBTQ Audiences

By | 2019-05-01T15:25:12-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Lasting from May 10 through 19 this year, Cinetopia Film Festival is a locally run independent festival that has been showing movies from local and international filmmakers since 2012 on all topics. What makes it unique is its curation approach to choosing the movies it shows, along with a local Detroit-specific short film program.

R&H Goes Pop

By | 2019-04-24T14:40:34-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Blows away 5 Affleck's "Chasing Amy" crush 10 Potatoes high in sugar 14 Robin Williams title role 15 What a knight sticks in his enemy 16 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd." 17 Cartoonist Peter [...]

ACLU Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Detroit Cash Bail System

By | 2019-04-24T14:32:52-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Michigan, News|

DETROIT — Last week the ACLU of Michigan, the national ACLU and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the 36th District Court in Detroit for violating the constitutional rights of people who are presumed innocent but are confined to jail because they cannot afford to pay bail following their arrest. The lawsuit seeks an overhaul of the cash bail system that discriminates against those who cannot pay enough money to go free.

A’Keria Chanel Davenport at Necto May 10

By | 2019-04-24T14:25:04-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Gregory D'Wayne of Dallas, Texas, might not sound familiar, but his stage name, A'Keria C. Davenport, carries with it a long tradition of drag queen excellence. Specifically, Davenport is a part of the House of Davenport, a well-known group of queens who bring with them a long tradition of performance, and will be performing in Ann Arbor on May 10.

Auto Eroticism

By | 2019-04-10T16:47:07-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Start of a quote by Amanita on "Sens8" 4 Kate McKinnon bits on "SNL" 9 More of the quote 12 "___ your pardon!" 14 Like sex with a historian? 15 Like the Indy [...]

Whitmer Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By | 2019-04-10T16:38:57-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

LANSING – Raising public awareness about sexual assault and educating communities about how to prevent it are the center of the national campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Michigan, joining advocates and communities across our state in playing an active role to prevent sexual assault.

1 in 5 New HIV Diagnoses Are Among Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men

By | 2019-04-10T16:38:48-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

The O'Neill Institute is releasing a new policy brief titled, "Bolstering Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men to Promote Health and Reduce HIV Transmission." This follows the release of President Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 calling for a $291 million increase in funding for his plan to end the HIV epidemic over the next decade.