Marriage Equality Still Needs to Be Protected, Especially From Religious Exemptions

By |2020-03-20T00:15:24-04:00March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

Though far from ideal, it's clear that the perception of LGBTQ people and their right to marry in the U.S. has changed for the better. In fact, a 2019 Pew Research Center poll shows that 60 percent of Americans favor LGBTQ marriage equality, compared to 30 percent who oppose it. What makes this statistic even more promising is that in 2004, those numbers were flipped. Still, despite this positive push forward and the fact that the legal right for LGBTQ couples to marry has been secured, it's vital to stay aware of legal pushes and organizations working to dismantle those protections across the country.

The Perfect Meeting

By |2020-03-20T00:11:04-04:00March 20th, 2020|Guides, Wedding|

They say love comes at unexpected moments; it certainly did for Savanna Wojtanowski and Amy Balich. Though they were both Division I athletes in college, each played a different sport — soccer and softball respectively [...]

2020 Wedding Trends to Spice Up Your Ceremony

By |2020-03-20T00:08:55-04:00March 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.

City of Eastpointe Enacts Stricter Animal Welfare Rules

By |2020-02-19T17:03:26-05:00February 19th, 2020|Guides, Pets|

In recent months the city of Eastpointe has made waves across the state with its unique revisions to its animal ordinance. Aimed at keeping both animals and owners in the city safer, Animal Control officers are cracking down on the length of time dogs can left outside, how dogs are tethered, the number of dogs per household and more. In a Facebook post last month they said that the changes are geared toward stopping cases like Penelope's — a 3-year-old emaciated and overbred mastiff who was found wandering the city's streets.

BTL Special Issue Pet Calendar 2020

By |2020-02-19T16:57:54-05:00February 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 [...]

Building a W’All for Love

By |2020-02-05T15:30:11-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

Few forces in the world are as powerful or as visceral as the reaction one has to great music. Regardless of genre, when either words, melody or both align the right way, emotions of all kinds can be stirred — not least of which being love. That's why Austin-based nonprofit The W'All chose the month of love to launch its LGBTQ-focused campaign of inclusion.

21 Years and Counting, Detroit’s Dirty Show is Back Again

By |2020-02-05T15:27:58-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

For more than a decade, the Dirty Show has been considered one of the largest and most important erotic art exhibitions on the planet. Each year, the exhibit features hundreds of quality erotic works, in virtually every imaginable media, from all over the world. It has become an immersive experience, with world-class performance artists on the stage and in the audience.

REC Partners to Present Burlesque at The Motown Mansion

By |2020-02-05T15:26:12-05:00February 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.

Reading About Love

By |2020-02-05T15:24:02-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

By Jessica Trotter The romance genre is a billion dollar plus industry and it’s finally starting to look like there’s a little something for everyone. That includes new adult — post high school/early college protagonists [...]

Positive Thoughts: Trans Power

By |2019-11-27T16:08:41-05:00November 27th, 2019|Guides, World AIDS Day|

Marissa Miller was the lead organizer of the first National Trans Visibility March on Washington, D.C., which took place Saturday, Sept. 28, in the nation’s capital. Thousands attended the march down Pennsylvania Avenue, which was preceded by a rally at Freedom Plaza.

Giving the Gift of Giving

By |2019-11-15T10:26:13-05:00November 13th, 2019|Guides, Holiday Gift Guide|

With fewer than two months left until the winter holidays, gift-giving, and subsequently gift-shopping, season is in full swing. However, as magical as it can be to find the perfect gift for a loved one or to receive a longtime wishlist item, sometimes the holidays run the risk of transforming into a purely material exchange.