Jan Stevenson

Jan Stevenson is the former co-publisher of Between The Lines (1995 to 2020). She served as the first president of the board of Affirmations Community Center (1988 to 1992), and as the group’s first executive director (1992-1995).

Kilpatrick names LGBT liaison, refuses to sign civil rights law

DETROIT – Detroit's Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has named Brad Dick as his office's official liaison to the LGBT community. LGBT leaders said they are pleased with this development, and are glad that Detroit has joined other major U.S. cities in having [...]

Protestors prove that 'hatred is lonely'

Redford- The mentality of the day was "If at first you don't succeed, double your efforts." Last Sunday, over 70 protestors gathered at the Covenant Community Church of Redford for a second peaceful protest to bring down the church's sign, which [...]

Arcus grants $9.6M more, mostly for LGBT groups

KALAMAZOO – The Arcus Foundation announced a new list of grants totaling $9.6 million in the final 2007 round, taking the total amount granted out last year up to $16.8 million. Over 90 percent of the funds are awarded to LGBT organizations and [...]

HOPE Fund charts new course

TROY – An enthusiastic group of donors to the HOPE Fund gathered last Friday at the Suburban Collection's Luxury Lane in Troy. Amid extravagant Maseratis, Bentleys and the regal presence of the latest line of Rolls Royce, the group talked about [...]

An impassioned activist takes over at DHD

Co-Publishers of BTL DETROIT – The Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy has only been in the job just a few months as the new director of HIV/AIDS Programs at the City of Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, but fighting HIV/AIDS is nothing new [...]

HRC ENDA poll raises more questions than answers

The Human Rights Campaign released the results of a poll conducted last month that shows 70 percent of the LGBT Americans prefer passing a federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act without inclusion of transgender protections, rather than not [...]

Wright retires from Horizons Project

A pioneer steps down DETROIT – Heroine, friend, healer, confidante, mentor, advocate, teacher, champion, visionary. These are some of the adjectives to describe Dr. Kathryn Wright, an adolescent pediatrician who has devoted the last 15 years to [...]

Gay Business Expo returns

BIRMINGHAM – It's been almost ten years since the southeastern Michigan LGBT business community has had an expo. But now, for the first time produced by Ties Like Me, the business community will have a chance to show its wares and services. On Sept. [...]

Arcus grants nearly $3 million to LGBT projects

KALAMAZOO – The Arcus Foundation recently announced the details of their Spring 2007 grant awards and the numbers are impressive. The Foundation, founded and funded by Jon Stryker, granted out $2,951,105 to LGBT projects, in Michigan and around the [...]

Windsor Pride gets 'Front and Centre'

WINDSOR – Windsor Pride wrapped up a week's worth of celebration Sunday with a rousing parade and festival that drew thousands into the streets of downtown Windsor. The parade wound its way from the St. Clair Centre for the Arts down to Casino [...]

MI couples marry center stage in Windsor

Event kicks off Pride events WINDSOR, ONT – Smiles, tears and cheers greeted two newly wed same-sex couples as they were legally married in a civil ceremony July 20. The Michigan couples won the all-expense-paid weddings in a contest sponsored by [...]

Affirmations celebrates new center building

FERNDALE – It was all smiles, and a few joyful tears, on Sunday evening as Affirmations hosted major donors into the new center building. For many of the people at the black tie event, it was their first chance to see the fabulous new home of the [...]