BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-01-07T16:38:56-05:00 January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  By Romeo San Vicente It’s time for more 'Shrill'! First you need Hulu. Then you need to catch up on "Shrill," the wonderfully hilarious sitcom based on essayist Lindy West’s book of the same [...]


By | 2019-10-30T16:12:12-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" - Walt Whitman "Song of Myself." I find myself grappling with an unusual contradiction, and one I find myself [...]

Transgender Pride in the Park to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Aug. 10 in Ferndale

By | 2019-08-07T16:05:43-04:00 August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Just like most long-running events, Transgender Pride in the Park got its start as a small gathering, a picnic to be exact, in Lansing. That was 20 years ago, and though the event still features food today, it's evolved into something more: a gathering spot for transgender people across the state, and even outside of it, to congregate safely.

10th Annual Cheers to HELP Friday, May 10

By | 2019-05-01T16:08:38-04:00 May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Scheduled for Friday, May 10, Corktown Health Center will host the 10th annual Cheers to HELP benefit to aid in funding the LGBTQ-specific health center. Patrick Yankee is the Center's chief development officer and he said this year is bigger than ever before for a variety of reasons.

R&H Goes Pop

By | 2019-04-24T14:40:34-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Blows away 5 Affleck's "Chasing Amy" crush 10 Potatoes high in sugar 14 Robin Williams title role 15 What a knight sticks in his enemy 16 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd." 17 Cartoonist Peter [...]

Southeast Michigan Community Mourns Loss of Dani Som, 20

By | 2019-04-10T16:12:54-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Though he had relocated to Portland, Oregon, last summer, when word traveled back to Detroit that 20-year-old Dani Som, aka Dani Sommerville, had taken his own life in February, his friends here were devastated. By all accounts, Som was bold, audacious and outgoing. He was confident in his identity as a trans man who was disabled, and he advocated for all the communities of which he was a part.

Cat and Mouse Game

By | 2019-03-28T02:43:21-04:00 March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Across 1 Fashion designer Oldham 5 Erotic artist Tom, et al. 10 Where Galileo dropped his balls 14 Silver attachment 15 Shining example 16 What muscle Marys pump 17 Title character portrayer in 41-Across 20 [...]

Transmissions: We Are One for the Ages

By | 2019-01-09T13:25:29-05:00 January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It amazes me how so many seem to view the notion of "transgender people" as if it was something that magically winked into existence just five years ago. It feels as if so many think the moment they first heard of transgender people is the moment transgender people came to existence, rather than it merely being the moment they stopped living in ignorance about the existence of transgender identity.

Dana Nessel Attorney General

By | 2019-01-02T07:37:37-05:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  She made history as the first openly gay attorney general in Michigan's history in 2018, running on a progressive platform of inclusion and a promise to pay special attention to prosecuting those who commit [...]

Beth Bashert Mayor of Ypsilanti

By | 2019-01-02T07:29:24-05:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert won out with 63 percent of the vote in her city last November. She ran on a platform that advocated for changing the city's budget, bringing back services and increasing development. [...]