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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.

Lady of Spain

By | 2019-01-17T17:30:07+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 One of the Three Bears 5 Sites for three men in a tub 9 Dave Pallone and others 13 Hertz competitor 14 "A" in radio lingo 15 Witty Coward 16 Lairs of bears [...]

Creating Change Co-Chair Highlights

By | 2019-01-17T17:20:41+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Every year, the Creating Change LGBTQ conference selects a different city in which to hold its conference. As it moves from city to city, officials select a group of local co-chairs native to the area [...]

SheHive New Year Open House

By | 2019-01-09T13:28:46+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

SheHive is a women's collective dedicated to empowering its members via classes, coaching and social clubs. On Sunday, Jan. 13, it's offering an open house event from 1 to 4 p.m. to introduce prospective new patrons.

2019 Michigan Women’s Marches Jan. 19

By | 2018-12-28T15:53:10+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Michigan, News|

On January 19, 2019, thousands of women and their allies will come together in Washington D.C. to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. In a show of solidarity with the [...]

Bohemian Rhapsody

By | 2018-12-19T14:24:16+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Erection supporter 6 Like recently cut leaves of grass 10 Janis Ian's "At Seventeen," e.g. 15 Owen of "Closer" 16 Fortune-teller's opening 17 Short story writer and poet Bret 18 Dog-___ (shabby) [...]

Openly Gay Jeremy Moss Sworn in as State Senator

By | 2018-12-19T13:49:45+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Openly gay State Rep. Jeremy Moss was sworn in Sunday to his new role as state senator. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 came out to the Plumbers Local 98 headquarters in Madison Heights to hear speaker after speaker laud the young leader with praise before the oath of office was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack.

Holiday Yoga to Benefit Affirmations

By | 2018-12-19T12:59:31+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Hosted by by Chela Yoga from Waterford, all Affirmations-supporting community members are encouraged to come by on Monday, Dec. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. to participate in a holiday-inspired yoga session.

Hydrate Detroit Works to Fend Off Detroit Water Shut-Offs

By | 2018-12-19T12:58:41+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Michigan, News|

his holiday season, hundreds of families in Detroit will not have clean water running through their homes, due to impending Detroit Water and Sewage Department shut-offs. Hydrate Detroit, a local 501(c)(3) water rights organization, would like to “Give the Gift of Water Restoration” to ensure that families and seniors who cannot afford to pay their water bills are able to enjoy a fully hydrated home throughout the holiday season. It is encouraging anyone who can to give to the organization via an online fundraiser to pay water bills.

Royal Starr Returns To Host Filmmaker Community Mixer

By | 2018-12-19T12:56:59+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

ROYAL OAK — LGBTQ and ally filmmakers can look forward to the upcoming Royal Starr Arts Institute's Community Mixer — scheduled to be held on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. The Royal Starr Arts institute itself is a a non-profit arts organization that encourages filmmakers from across the Metro area to meet up, chat about upcoming projects and possibly even collaborate. President of the group Luke Castle said he's excited about the kick-off event for 2019.

Lame-Duck Power Struggle

By | 2018-12-12T23:01:41+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Michigan, News, Uncategorized|

Called the lame-duck session, it's the period in politics post an election but before newly elected officials can take office, and in the Michigan Legislature it's scheduled to last through Dec. 20. Currently, the Republican [...]

From Struggle to Success

By | 2018-12-12T22:53:57+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Melinda Phelps did not initially set out to be a certified public accountant. Born and raised in Detroit, and a product of Michigan colleges, Phelps first started out as a stockbroker. But as a proud [...]

BTL to Host Final Farewell Party for Common Language Bookstore Dec. 15

By | 2018-12-10T09:13:47+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, News|

After 27 years as a beacon for those in Ann Arbor's and Southeast Michigan's LGBTQ community, Common Language Bookstore will be forced to close its doors one final time at the end of 2018. According to husbands and co-owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras, this comes after years of market pressures that have made running the store unsustainable.

Equality Michigan Announces Leadership Changes

By | 2018-12-05T16:48:14+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Equality Michigan has announced that Executive Director Stephanie White will be leaving her position effective Jan. 9, 2019. The organization's boards unanimously decided not to renew her contract. This decision, according to a press release, was made as a result of EQMI's efforts to retool for 2019 and years to come.

LGBT Detroit Hosts Holiday in December

By | 2018-12-05T15:33:27+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

LGBT Detroit invites supporters of their services to celebrate the holiday season together with their 16th annual Holiday in December benefit. The benefit, happening on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. that includes gifts and raffles, will support LGBT programs and services.

WSU June Panel on LGBTQ History Available On YouTube

By | 2018-12-05T15:31:49+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last June, in honor of Wayne State University's 150 years in existence, the Wayne State University Library System's Reuther Library invited its student body and the local community to take part in exploring the school's history and "evolving relationship with LGBTQ students, staff and faculty." Though the actual event happened during a pride month panel already, the event is now up for viewing on YouTube.