Pass 49-year-old Ron Blake on the street and he's hard to miss. The Arizona-based activist will likely be stocked up with Sharpie markers and he'll be carrying a large poster board. Look closer, and you'll see it's filled with wishes of good luck, messages of encouragement, poetry and more.
On Sunday afternoon, the Young Democrats of Michigan and Stonewall for Revolution hosted a forum in the city of Jackson so members of the community could hear directly from their Democratic candidates for attorney general about LGBTQ issues.
When supporting candidates for political offices, experience is usually a major factor in the decision-making process. Tim Sneller is a Democrat from Flint running for the State House, District 50, and experience is something he has plenty of.
On Saturday, March 3, four comedians will grace the stage at Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts Center for the 22nd annual Michigan LGBT Comedyfest.
Close to 300 community members braved the cold Thursday night to peacefully protest an “Unashamed Identity Workshop” at the Metro City Church Riverview Campus, a class many are calling a form of conversion therapy. Organized [...]
LGBT Detroit welcomes Rev. David Alexander Bullock to the weekly community conversation "Talk Tuesday," on Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Bullock will address homophobia within the African American community and how it hinders upcoming [...]
It kicked off in 2015 as just Tea Week, rebranded itself to Tea and Kombucha week and now, in its third iteration, its founder Eli Majid thinks it's finally where it should be as Michigan [...]
Members of the community will hold a peaceful protest outside the Metro City Church Riverview Campus during the hours of what many are calling a conversion therapy workshop. In a Facebook post that’s since been [...]
On Monday, the Saline City Council will be presented with a revised draft of a non-discrimination ordinance for consideration. Council was set to vote on the first draft in December 2017, but postponed moving forward [...]
DETROIT — Equality Michigan executive director, Stephanie White, issued the following statement in response to Governor Snyder’s appointment of anti-LGBT activist Ira Combs to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission: “Equality Michigan condemns the appointment of [...]
Look at Danielle Girdano today, and calling her a fitness guru wouldn't be inaccurate. She holds multiple world records in cycling, is the president of the Texas-based D'fine Sculpting & Nutrition company and is a [...]
Although based out of Ann Arbor's LGBTQ Jim Toy Center, Inclusive Justice describes itself as a "state-wide, faith-based coalition, inclusive of all traditions that affirm the inherent dignity and worth of every human being as [...]
Overall, MAP found that LGBTQ seniors are among the most vulnerable group to religious exemption rules because of their reliance on regular services in the arenas of health, employment and general care. Should religious exemption [...]
Sue Carter, an out lesbian professor at Michigan State University is being investigated by the Office of Institutional Equity over allegations of sexual harassment. Carter resigned from the MSU Athletic Council for the NCAA last [...]
Patrick Yankee, chief development officer for Corktown Health Center The LGBTQ Community is no stranger to stigma. It infiltrates lives daily, and, sometimes, in cases of life or death, it can be deadly. [...]
Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is running this year for State House for District 60, and, if elected, this will be his third and final term for the House. For Hoadley, a seat in the House is [...]
Small Community East of Lansing Caught in the Middle of Battle for Equality in Schools By Todd Heywood Leaders of the Williamston Community Schools in Ingham County are facing blowback from a small, but vocal, [...]
Valentine's Day can be a stressful time for many, particularly someone who might be dealing with coming out. That's why Stand with Trans is hosting a Share the Love Valentine's Day Party for both trans [...]
Pain wells up in Paula Holly's eyes as she recounts the life that she was never meant to live. As early as 3 years old, she remembers trying to articulate what it meant to be [...]
Radio Host Michelle Brown of "Collections by Michelle Brown" tells Women's March attendees in Ann Arbor on Saturday to "Grab them by the midterms and take our power to the polls." Watch the video here.
Coming out is almost never easy. Couple that with heavily Christian, highly conservative parents, and it becomes nearly impossible. That's why twins Michael and Zach Zakar, 24, fully intended on keeping it a secret from [...]
If you’re a regular reader of Between The Lines or its sister publication the PrideSource directory, you’ve probably seen the ads: Joe Kort and Associates and the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health. It’s [...]
In a world of hugely polarizing politics, it is rare that discourse between left and right-wing opponents can be civilized and constructive, but that's what happened on Jan. 10. Wayne State University Professor and Philosophy [...]
The Plymouth-based organization Fair Michigan is gearing up for a fundraising dinner in order to maintain its advocacy for LGBTQ issues. On Feb. 7, Emmy Award-winning Fox 2 News Anchor Amy Lange will accompany Michigan [...]
According to the Center for American Women and Politics, "in every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible male adults who voted." Yet even [...]
When the civil rights movement began in the mid-1950s, Martin Luther King Jr. likely could not have imagined the scope of the social progress achieved today, almost 70 years later. Many might not know that [...]
Read our Q&A With Dana Nessel Read our Q&A with Patrick Miles Democrats are fielding candidates this year as they seize their moment to win back the state of Michigan before the next round of [...]
Patrick Miles See the BTL introduction to this candidate's interview Tell me how you are going to play a major role in helping the LGBTQ community achieve full equality? The attorney general position [...]
Dana Nessel See the BTL introduction to this candidate's interview You're not the only LGBTQ candidate running for a statewide office, but you are the most visible. Yet people are far more concerned [...]
If you would like to leave a public comment for the U.S. Department of Labor to review, go to regulations.gov, or find the page directly at gaybe.am/AE. All comments are due before Feb. 5 at [...]
Rarely are formal medical examinations comfortable, but seeing a qualified medical practitioner is key to maintaining good health and preventing the spread of potentially deadly diseases. Luckily, even for those without access to a doctor, [...]
Wayne State University to Host Debate about Religious Liberty and Discrimination in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
Press Release: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m. David Adamany Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium, 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit. This spring the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in which [...]
BY ELLEN SHANNA KNOPPOW Keisha Watkins-Dukhie, SAGE Friendly Caller Program Coordinator. “We have all known the long loneliness, and we found that the answer is community.” --Dorothy Day During a recent shift at [...]
Sharron Fincher didn't always work in sexual assault advocacy. In fact, she held positions across many fields, like healthcare and banking. But according to her, she never really held much passion for those jobs. She [...]