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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.

What Bob Said to Bob

By | 2018-11-14T16:22:19+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Reproduced nonheterosexually? 5 Nut from Oak Lawn 10 Nuts and bolts 14 Facetious "I see" 15 Lindsay of "Liz & Dick" 16 Farmer's tool 17 Chocolate factory vessels 18 Photographer Leibovitz 19 Cocksure [...]

2018 Michigan Midterm LGBTQ Analysis: State Supreme Court

By | 2018-11-14T16:18:33+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

The current makeup of the seven-member court is five Republicans and two Democrats. Two Republicans were up for re-election Tuesday: Kurtis Wilder, who was appointed to the Court in 2017 by Gov. Rick Snyder; and Elizabeth Clement, who was also appointed in 2017 by Snyder. Wilder lost his seat to Democrat Megan Cavanagh. The other Democrat in the running, Samuel Bagenstos, came in third place while candidates from the third parties of Libertarians and Natural law came in fifth and sixth respectively.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Events

By | 2018-11-14T16:00:57+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.


By | 2018-11-07T16:53:02+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Ball lover Arnaz 5 Socrates' market 10 Type of Mary pass 14 Sondheim's " ___ the Woods" 15 Pinkish yellow 16 "Tales of the City"'s Madrigal 17 Vocal improv 18 "My Fair Lady" [...]

Measuring Outcomes for Boys and Men of Color

By | 2018-11-07T16:40:40+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Michigan, News|

DETROIT – Five Southeast Michigan organizations that serve boys and men of color received support to evaluate their impact thanks to funding made available through the Community Foundation and the national capacity-building program called Research, [...]

Theatre NOVA premieres ‘The Stone Witch’ Through Nov. 11

By | 2018-11-07T16:31:22+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

ANN ARBOR – Theatre NOVA is a professional theater in Ann Arbor’s that focuses exclusively on new plays and playwrights, and since mid-October it's been performing “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman. Available to see through Nov. 11, it focuses on Simon Grindberg, "the world's most illustrious children's book writer."

‘Evidence of Things Unseen’ Midwest Premiere Opened Detroit Rep’s 62nd Season

By | 2018-11-07T16:28:24+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Theater|

DETROIT — "Evidence of Things Unseen" is about two sisters, Abigail — an investigative journalist and atheist — and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born-again Christian. The play follows the duo's differing responses to grief, revenge, sorrow and faith. Written by Katie Forgette, it opened Detroit Repertory Theatre’s 62nd season last week, and will and run through Dec. 23.

Deep INside Hollywood

By | 2018-11-07T16:25:57+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  Foster’s spinoff delivers a dose of 'Good Trouble' We told you a while back that "Good Trouble" was coming. It’s the spinoff from "The Fosters" that follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) [...]

Going Either Way

By | 2018-10-31T16:06:20+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Lickety-split 5 Places where the salami isn't hidden 10 Fruit of the ___ 14 Magazine magnate Henry 15 Like Emma Donoghue 16 Dave Pallone and others 17 Up to snuff 18 With 61-Across, [...]

Salus Center UCC Worship Nov. 6

By | 2018-10-31T15:00:52+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

The United Church of Christ and the Lansing-based Salus Center have joined together to provide an LGBTQ-friendly, multi-faith worship event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "If you've never participated before, this is [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-10-24T15:50:45+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Will Rosie rivet audiences on 'The Talk'? Well, Julie Chen is, of course, out at "The Talk" thanks to horrible husband troubles. But who’ll take over for her? It seems [...]

Ms. Borden

By | 2018-10-17T15:31:12+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Loads 5 Like a fairy tale brother? 9 Revealing a small opening 13 Iago, notably 14 Pink shade 15 Dis and dat, in Queens 16 Really a fan of 17 Web surfer [...]

Michigan’s Progressive Voter Guide: What Voters Need to Know for Nov. 6

By | 2018-10-18T13:28:35+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Election 2018, News|

When searching for guidance about candidates who support progressive values, families, fairness, education, healthier children and a healthier planet, look no further than Michigan's 2018 Progressive Voter Guide. The guide aggregates endorsements from 10 state and national organizations dedicated to LGBTQ issues, women's rights, labor and the environment.

Michigan Honors Hirers of Qualified Disabled Community

By | 2018-10-17T15:16:20+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last week the 2018 Michigan Rehabilitation Services Champions Award ceremony recognized champions of disability employment. Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed October to be Investing in Abilities Month in an effort to encourage employers to hire qualified people with disabilities while focusing on their abilities and increasing the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of Michigan workers with disabilities.

2018 GSBA Scholarship Fund Open

By | 2018-10-17T15:15:31+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Michigan, News|

The Greater Seattle Business Association represents over 1,300 businesses, corporate and nonprofit members who are LGBTQ and allied and since 1991 has hosted its Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, the fund has raised $3 million [...]

Aizuri Quartet in Ann Arbor Oct. 26

By | 2018-10-10T14:07:12+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

The award-winning Aizuri Quartet has been lauded everywhere from Osaka to Ann Arbor and on Friday, Oct. 26, they’ll be back at the University of Michigan's Rackham Auditorium to present what the Philadelphia Inquirer describes as a unique "balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective."