BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

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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.

2020 Wedding Trends to Spice Up Your Ceremony

By | 2020-03-20T00:08:55-04:00 March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

Planning a wedding at any stage can be tricky, and one of the most difficult parts is creating a ceremony that's uniquely one's own. To help with that struggle, Between The Lines has collected a list of 20 popular trends this year that might make planning easier.

Friend of Elmo

By | 2020-03-04T14:49:13-05:00 March 4th, 2020|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Peter player on "ER" 5 "Cast Away" escape boat 9 XXX, to the Greeks 13 Cafeteria list 14 160 rods 15 Chase game 16 The last part of "Semper ubi sub ubi," in [...]

BTL Special Issue Pet Calendar 2020

By | 2020-02-19T16:57:54-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Guides, Pets|

  Michigan Reptile and Pet Expo - March 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Michigan Reptile and Pet Expo is the largest selection of reptiles, tarantulas and amphibians anywhere in Michigan. Breeders and dealers [...]

Jeff Montgomery Documentary to Kickoff Freep Film Festival

By | 2020-02-19T16:29:17-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

The world premiere of “America You Kill Me,” a Detroit-produced documentary about the triumphs and struggles of gay rights leader and Triangle Foundation co-founder Jeffrey Montgomery, will be the centerpiece of the Freep Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, April 22, at the Fillmore Detroit.


By | 2020-02-19T15:56:49-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Tony Award-winning director Barlett Sher and the team behind "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "Oslo" are bringing a "fresh and authentic vision" to this classic musical. The original production of "Fiddler on the [...]

Feb LezRead: ‘Cantoras’ and ‘Are You Listening?’

By | 2020-02-19T15:55:58-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

LezRead is a monthly book club hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor that is dedicated to connecting queer women over conversation and LGBTQ-focused books. The next scheduled meeting is Sunday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. where this time attendees will discuss not one but two books.

Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan

By | 2020-02-19T15:54:10-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

In a discussion called Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, Amy Brainer — the assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology at UM Dearborn — assesses clues about how larger social, cultural and political shifts have altered the experiences of LGBTQ people in various age groups. This event will be on Friday, Feb. 21, and hosted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Dolly Would!

By | 2020-02-05T15:42:48-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Untouchable head 5 Gomer Pyle's branch 9 Thomas who wrote "334" 14 Beginning of "Wicked" 15 Cause of Pinocchio's 8-incher 16 Sound of a facial discharge 17 With 38-Across, with "The," venue [...]

Michigan Among Lowest-Ranking States in Annual HRC State Equality Index

By | 2020-02-05T15:36:48-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Washinton — Last week the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index, a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. Michigan falls into the category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality.”

REC Partners to Present Burlesque at The Motown Mansion

By | 2020-02-05T15:26:12-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

So often Valentine's Day centers around giving love to others, but this year a combination event sponsored by The Ruth Ellis Center and Queen of Cups Burlesque flips that idea on its head. The Burlesque: Love Yourself True inaugural event happening this Feb. 14 at The Motown Mansion encourages everyone, and especially women, to take time to love themselves.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-01-22T16:27:06-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Jake Gyllenhaal invites you to the 'Fun Home' This is not a drill: "Fun Home" is going to be a movie. The autobiographical, bittersweet musical about a young lesbian’s coming-of-age [...]

Jax Anderson at El Club Feb. 8

By | 2020-01-22T16:23:24-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Previously known as Flint Eastwood, Jax Anderson is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has built up an international fanbase championing "authenticity in a world filled with fake news" and empathy. Famous for hits like "Queen," [...]