Jason A. Michael

Jason A. Michael is a senior staff writer for Between The Lines and Pride Source Media Group. He has been writing BTL since 1999. Jason is also an Essence bestselling author. He may be reached at [email protected].

Michigan's Own Madonna Is Back to Rehearsing For Her Upcoming Tour After Health Scare

Singer will bring her Celebration Tour to Detroit on Jan. 15.

First Out NFL Player, Carl Nassib, Announces Retirement

"Football has given me more than I ever could have imagined."

Miss Coco Peru Calls on Fans To Help Keep Her Mother in Her Own Home

Miss Coco Peru is in crisis. At least, her mother is. The soon-to-be 97-year-old Helen, the source, Miss Coco admits, of many of her humorous stories, will run out of her long-term elder care insurance in January. Sadly, Miss Coco says she is not [...]

July 1, 1999: Crimes Are Very Similar: Murder Suspect Convicted of Killing Gay Man Exactly 20 Years Ago

Speaking to McCormick’s nephew, I learned how carefully the man who had marched with the likes of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesse Jackson had concealed his homosexuality.

Out Gay Wrestler Anthony Bowens Keeps Winning — This Time at the Biggest Pro-Wrestling Event

It was, according to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the biggest World Championship event in pro wrestling history. It happened this past weekend at London’s famed Wembley Stadium, where some 80,000 fans watched out gay wrestler Anthony Bowens and his two

Country Star Ty Herndon Marries Boyfriend Eric Schwartz At Outdoor Wedding in Tennessee

Country music star Ty Herndon, 61, just tied the knot with Alex Schwartz before a crowd of 300 on a farm in Chapmansboro, just outside Nashville. The ceremony, which took place on Aug. 26, was officiated by Melissa Greene, a vocalist formerly with [...]

Alice Cooper’s Loose Lips and Anti-Trans Statements Lead To Loss of Cosmetics Deal

The Godfather of Shock Rock is shocking for all the wrong reasons these days. Alice Cooper, 75, has lost his partnership with LGBTQ-owned cosmetics brand Vampyre Cosmetics after giving a horribly anti-trans interview with Stereogum. Asked to offer [...]

New State Budget Includes Unprecedented $10 Million Grant to Address LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

For the first time ever, the recently passed and signed 2023-2024 state budget will include an investment to address LGBTQ+ health disparities

Queer Erotic Art Show at Affirmations Showcases Senior Talent

A new art exhibit at Affirmations, Ferndale’s LGBTQ+ community center, has a unique focus: erotic art created by senior artists. Four artists from Affirmations’ Senior Koffee Klatch will present their work as part of the 4×4: [...]

Michigan AG Dana Nessel Speaks Out Against Anti-Trans Laws in Kentucky, Tennessee

Dana Nessel, Michigan’s brave, bold and ultra out attorney general, recently joined Attorneys General from 20 other states to oppose the horrific anti-trans laws recently passed in Kentucky and Tennessee. The specific laws, [...]

Date Officially Set for Season 3 of Detroit’s Own ‘Bargain Block’ on HGTV

A beloved Detroit duo are returning to HGTV in mere weeks!Keith Bynum, star of the network’s “Bargain Block,” announced today via Instagram that the popular show will be returning for Season 3 on Aug. 23. “Bargain [...]

Trans Man in Wheelchair Shot Five Times with Pellet Gun in Pontiac

Andrew Blake-Newton, a trans man, was assaulted and called anti-queer slurs just after midnight on Saturday, July 15 as he made a trip to pick up a few groceries from the gas station two blocks from his home in Pontiac. Blake-Newton, who has multiple [...]