Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

By | 2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

By | 2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Women’s Commission, Announces New Executive Director

By | 2019-10-02T15:24:20-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission and the selection of Cheryl Bergman to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. Ms. Bergman serves as an advisory board member and chair of the external relations subcommittee for the Potter Park Zoo in Ingham County. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

By | 2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center's Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member's substance abuse problems.

The 12th Annual DIY Street Fair

By | 2019-09-18T15:20:13-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Coupling Fine art with contemporary, folk and graffiti is a DIY Street Fair staple, but just a part of its many offerings. Returning on Sept. 20 through 22 for its 12th year, attendees can expect to see their share of home goods, ceramics, glass work and much more when they walk through more than 150 vendors from across the state in Ferndale.

11th Annual Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-11T15:12:11-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

The annual Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival is a way for attendees to enjoy live music, learn lost arts like spinning and woodcarving, experience guided history at the Sutherland-Wilson Farmhouse, eat local food and more. Held [...]

Art and Brew Oct. 10

By | 2019-09-11T15:11:26-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Art & Brew is the Art Center’s annual fall fundraiser — a one-night beer and bite tasting tour across downtown Ann Arbor. Local favorite bars, restaurants and breweries compete against each other to create the [...]

‘Fleabag’ at THe Michigan Theater

By | 2019-09-11T15:09:14-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

"Fleabag," the award-winning show called "witty, filthy and supreme" by the Guardian, is coming to the Michigan Theater on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. "'Fleabag' is the hilarious, award-winning, original one-woman play that inspired [...]

Kalamazoo Pride: 1 Festival, 4 Perspectives

By | 2019-06-28T13:37:58-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Kalamazoo, Michigan, Neighborhoods, News|

Kalamazoo Pride, a two-day festival celebrating southwest Michigan’s LGBTQ community, was at Arcadia Creek Festival Place June 7 to 8. Between The Lines spent the second day at the park, and spoke with individuals while they staffed vendor tables, enjoyed the entertainment, perused the merchandise or simply chilled out in the shade on that very sunny day. Here are just four of those stories.

Slipstream Presents ‘Gross Indecency’ Through June 30

By | 2019-06-26T16:01:49-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Moises Kaufman, revered for bringing audiences shows like “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” has another work that delves into the life of famed LGBTQ poet and playwright Oscar Wilde: “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.” Now playing at Ferndale’s Slipstream Theatre Initiative, the show will run through June 30.

Affirmations Hosts Kings & Queens for a Day

By | 2019-06-26T16:00:37-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

The Affirmations LGBTQ center will host royalty on Saturday, July 13, in a youth-focused "gender-bending" drag event. Lasting from noon to 6 p.m., in collaboration with Slay Inc. — a Detroit-based LGBTQ events company — attendees will be helped into drag as they learn more about the art form.

Motor City Bears Host LGBTQ Charity Car Wash June 8

By | 2019-06-05T15:20:16-04:00 June 5th, 2019|Ferndale, Guides, Neighborhoods, Pride Guide|

LGBTQ bear culture has long been about body positivity said Motor City Bear Rob Pearce — a member of the male-specific social club for bears and their admirers. That's why, when the opportunity arose to combine that concept with a charitable event, the group jumped at the chance and start the Motor City Bears Speedo Car Wash, this year held on Saturday, June 8, at the Level One bank on Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.