Ellen Shanna Knoppow

About Ellen Shanna Knoppow

Ellen Knoppow is a writer, editor and activist. She also volunteers for the Human Rights Campaign and Affirmations.

I.D.entity Accepted

By | 2018-07-12T13:04:43+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

On May 2 Kalamazoo County rolled out its new ID program after more than year of hard work and packed community meetings. Designed for people who are able to prove their identity but lack the documents to obtain a driver’s license or state ID, the Kalamazoo County ID’s stated purpose is, “To recognize all Kalamazoo County residents and enable them to connect with public safety, civic and community services.”

Garnet Lewis: Trailblazer

By | 2018-05-22T14:15:29+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

“Honesty. Integrity. A Voice for You” garnetlewisforstatesenate.com When Between The Lines caught up with Garnet Lewis, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 26th State Senate District, she had just finished a campaign-related breakfast meeting at the Blue [...]

Michigan Mayors Against Discrimination

By | 2018-05-09T12:41:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last April, Between The Lines ran “Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination: One Mayor’s Story”, a profile of Royal Oak Mayor Mike Fournier regarding his membership in the newly-formed coalition. He spoke proudly of his city's inclusive human rights ordinance, among other accomplishments. For Fournier, joining the group was not just a gesture, it was a meaningful step that showed his support for all citizens of Royal Oak, for equal protections in their homes and places of work. Membership also sent a message to the public at large that his city is one of fairness, diversity and inclusion.