As part of its LGBTQ True Colors series, the Go Comedy! Improv Theater has over the past several months collaborated with Between The Lines contributors and staff to host a unique improv experience. Because of [...]
"RuPaul’s Drag Race" alum and all-around humanitarian Nina West is hosting a series of online interviews with famous Broadway stars this week via "DragCast with Nina West." Available from dragcast.net or Spotify, this podcast will [...]
In Ryan Murphy’s "Hollywood," the wife becomes the boss, the “black screenwriter” is simply a screenwriter, and the gay leading man is just himself. Naturally, it stars Broadway icon Patti LuPone, who, in conversations like [...]
With bars and clubs across the state — and most of the nation — closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the LGBTQ community’s beloved drag performers and nightclub entertainers are, like so many, out of [...]
Throughout her dynamic three-decade career, Melissa Etheridge has beat cancer and weathered the devastating emotional toll of the AIDS crisis. Having overcome her own battles, the music legend consequently became a beacon of strength, resilience [...]
Under any other conditions, it might seem strange to tell Sean Hayes what I’m wearing. Given that Hayes dons a plush robe to play a do-nothing cisgender woman named Susan O'Connell – hence the movie’s [...]
So, about doing an LGBTQ press interview such as this one: coveted out country music singer-songwriter Brandy Clark is really into it. “This is exciting for me,” she tells me one recent afternoon. To be [...]
A group of LGBTQ artists are planning a multi-venue art exhibit to run in June throughout Detroit for Pride month. Called Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, it is the brainchild of visual and performance artist Patrick Burton. [...]
LGBTQ community center Affirmations will host its latest public event called Interrupting Social Media Stereotypes, or ISMS, on March 19 from noon to 1 p.m.. A roundtable networking discussion, this group meets every third Thursday [...]
The stars of the award-winning Canadian comedy show "Letterkenny" are on tour with "Letterkenny Live!" This 90-minute sketch comedy show will feature nine of the show's cast members in never-before-seen bits. This show will be [...]
The first openly gay actor to play an openly gay series regular in a leading role on TV, Wilson Cruz has witnessed firsthand the changing tides of TV representation. Cruz paved the way for shows [...]
With a star-studded cast featuring the likes of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, in the '70s "The National Lampoon Radio Hour" cemented itself as a fixture of comedic history. Today, decades [...]
Chill vibes permeated his 2018 self-titled solo album, but Jake Shears feels like dancing again. Shears’ latest single “Meltdown” is a club banger with shared Scissor Sisters disco DNA – which is exactly the point. [...]
Drag queens, parties and performances all converge in Eric Swanson's upcoming one-man show scheduled for march 6 and 7 called "An Evening With Miss Bouvee" held at Pontiac’s Little Arts Theatre. He said the audience [...]
Michael and Zach Zakar are identical twins. In typical twin fashion, they finish each other’s sentences, and during press interviews — like their latest with Between The Lines for their autobiographical play "Pray the Gay Away" — nothing is different. Endearingly, follow-up emails are closed with the phrase, “Double Love, Michael and Zach,” and one certainly feels like they're seeing double when meeting them. Thankfully, once we got talking in person, differentiating between the two became much easier. What did stay the same, however, was their take on their brand-new play.
Seeing art hang in a museum or even displayed as a public piece in the community is the way most Americans consume art. Over the last few years, the New York-based nonprofit SaveArtSpace has been working to expand that by purchasing advertising space like billboards to create huge public exhibitions across the country.
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.
On Wednesday, March, 4, Affirmations is hosting a youth leadership and development program. This 16-week program is a chance for LGBTQ youth aged 13-22 to expand their career development skills. Find out more online at [...]
She won our hearts – and the $100,000 – as "RuPaul’s Drag Race" All Stars 3 winner in 2018, became a makeup mogul with her line of Trixie Cosmetics and shot to internet fame with her co-host role on "UNHhhh." Within the drag world, Trixie Mattel has always been something of an oddity. Not in the Yvie Oddly kind of way.
Alongside co-star Farrah Moan, Crystal Harding and an array of "fierce local queens," "RuPaul’s Drag Race" Season 11 Miss Congeniality Nina West will be starring in a Drag Queen Brunch Feb. 23 at Andiamo's [...]
Having hit the music world by storm with singles like "1950" and "Talia," King Princess is now touring with her debut album "Cheap Queen." Catch her performance on Friday, Feb. 7, at The Royal Oak [...]
When Maureen Muldoon's son came out as transgender, the last thing that she thought would happen as a result of that would be a one-woman show. Still, the thought nagged at the former actress until [...]
On her new album, "Love & Conflict," Martha Wash is far removed from her disco days, when she became known as half of The Weather Girls. With the late Izora Rhodes-Armstead, the duo began their [...]
Q&A: Meghan Trainor on LGBTQ-Influenced Body Confidence & Tipping Drag Queens with Sam Smith’s Money
It’s not necessarily all about that bass. It’s also all about that time Sam Smith – yes, that Sam Smith – slipped Meghan Trainor some singles so she could tip some Meghan Trainor drag queens. [...]
Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."
After four decades of speculation that they were romantically involved, Robyn Crawford has spoken her truth: She loved Whitney Houston. In her heartfelt autobiography released late last year, "A Song for You: My Life with [...]
Semaj Brown, Flint’s first poet laureate, will read poetry inspired by art in this month’s Community exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts. Brown will perform at its opening Jan. 26. In addition to works [...]
Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress Ashanti is coming to the MotorCity Casino Hotel Sound Board stage in Detroit. This chart-topping artist made a name for herself with hits like "Foolish," "Rain On Me" [...]