Corporations pulled out all the stops during this year’s Pride Month, elevating and profiting from the rainbow mafia through witty slogans, gleeful commercials and social media campaigns. They outdid themselves, from Lil Nas X’s UGG [...]
Let’s face it, two things are true: most of us don’t need more stuff, and it’s fun to give and receive presents. So shop smart and support local artists, small businesses, LGBTQ+ non-profits and LGBTQ-supportive [...]
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.
Shopping for the holidays is an annual tradition that for most, whether they love or hate it, starts in November and lasts all the way through the end of December. But even if it's a necessity, it's not always easy to find the items on everyone's wishlist.
During this divisive political era it sometimes seems like everyone has taken sides in a never-ending fight. That's why preparing for the upcoming winter holidays can feel like the perfect way to try to temporarily [...]
Jennyfer Crawford Provides Opportunity for Shoppers to Buy Local : Six years ago Jennyfer Crawford set out to build a community of entrepreneurs and makers. From her one-bedroom apartment the self-taught entrepreneur began hosting tiny events for friends with small businesses. In 2012, Crawford founded the Detroit-based firm, Ask Jennyfer, which helps promote and brand Michigan-based retailers.
Keep it in the “family” this year by giving these gifts from LGBTQ-led businesses designed with our queer brothers and sisters in mind.
photo: GIFT_BRF_HotMeal_2546.jpg Lexie Washington, owner of Salon Kinki in Detroit, started the non-profit organization, Stylists Beating Hunger, to collect donations for less fortunate families and the elderly throughout the holiday season. This year, Washington and [...]
BY EVE KUCHARSKI Madelyn and Jim Cosens are known for serving up some of the best mac 'n' cheese for dinner at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park every fourth Monday of the month. [...]
BY BTL STAFF The Between The Lines Holiday Gift Guide is full of the best entertainment ideas and the hottest gift ideas for the LGBT community, thanks to the many advertisers who support the publication. [...]
BY AJ TRAGER AJ O'Neil, founder of Detroit Bold Coffee Co., was the owner and operator of AJ's Cafe in Ferndale until it closed in 2012. BTL photo: AJ Trager DETROIT - Members of the [...]
Thanksgiving is a holiday of gratitude and family, indulgence and indigestion. Embrace the former while ditching the latter with these actionable ways to limit your belly-bulging binge at this month's high-calorie celebration of appreciation and [...]
It's that time again: time to either excitedly purchase gifts for your loved ones, or begrudgingly put off the holiday gift buying task until you're frantically panning through your closet to regift the snowman soap [...]
BY AJ Trager The holiday season is an exciting time of the year to celebrate with loved ones and family. However, the holidays also have a reputation for causing stress which has the potential to [...]