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].

Other Non-Binary Characters Empowered This Michigan Author to Write One of Their Own

Move over, Mrs. Robinson. There’s a new cougar in town. And she’s a lesbian.You can find her in Michigan resident Meryl Wilsner’s new novel “Mistakes Were Made,” available Tuesday, Oct. 11 from St. Martin’s [...]

Tom Giuseppe, Dead at 79, Invested in LGBTQ+ Media and Influenced Michigan's Queer Bar Scene

He ended up a controversial figure but was popular and beloved at his peak. Tom Giuseppe, former owner of the nightclubs Backstreet in Detroit and Cobalt in Ferndale, died June 12, Pride Source has just learned.Giuseppe had suffered from several [...]

Conservative Macomb County Continues to Make Strides for LGBTQ+ Community During Second Pride Event

Chris Kipp, Macomb County Pride (MCP) board member, is candid about the fact that the county doesn’t have a stellar reputation on LGBTQ+ issues. “[Macomb] has been in short supply of resources and spaces for our community,” he said. [...]

Cannibal Pleads Guilty in Gruesome Michigan Grindr Murder of Kevin Bacon

Mark Latunski, 53, of Morrice, northwest of Lansing, pleaded guilty last week to the grisly death of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon on Christmas Eve in 2019, averting a trial that would have subjected Bacon's family and loved ones to a detailed examination [...]

Hatred for Queer Community on Display at Rally in Dearborn

A crowd of nearly 400 Arab Americans gathered as an angry mob and descended on the pavilion in front of Dearborn’s Centennial Library on Michigan Avenue on Sunday afternoon to protest the inclusion of pro-LGBTQ+ books in libraries in Dearborn [...]

Danielle Eve, Dead at 61, Captured Spirit and Joy of Michigan LGBTQ+ Nightlife Through Her Photography

She helped us see ourselves in a better light. Danielle Eve, who photographed southeast Michigan’s queer nightlife for over 25 years, succumbed to a brief battle with cancer and died Sept. 19. She was 61.Eve did not like to focus on the past [...]

Fiery Speeches From Religious, Political and Community Leaders Dominate Rally to Protect Democracy

Though morning rains may have scared some away, the sun was shining directly on the Michigan Capitol Wednesday afternoon for the Protecting Democracy: Rally for Full Equality.Booted to the building’s back steps by some beautiful beasts and a [...]

Anti-Gay Michigan Parent Says She Filed Police Report Over Pro-LGBTQ+ Book Found in High School Library

Angry, anti-LGBTQ+ agitator Stephanie Butler is pissed. She was so upset that students at Edsel Ford High School (EFHS) in Dearborn, where Butler’s daughter is a senior, can actually find a variety of diverse books — including those that [...]

Still Blazing Trails for Queer People, Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit Turns 50

In April of 2000, I traveled to our nation’s capital as a cub reporter for this publication to cover the Millennium March on Washington. I had been on the job less than a year and I was off to D.C. for only the second time in my life. Not only [...]

Detroit Native Terrance Dean, Queer Author and Former MTV Exec, Dies at 53

Detroit native and bestselling author and academic Terrance Dean died Friday, Aug. 11 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 53.Dean grew up in Detroit and attended Central High School. In a 2008 interview with Pride Source, Dean shared that his mother was a [...]

Bargain Block' Recap: Vintage Circus and Moroccan Oasis

Well, it’s another week and Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas take on another two terrific transformations — two and a half, actually, but we’ll get to that in a minute.First up for the flippers with heart, it was back to the [...]

Queer People Continue to Roast The Broadway Avenue on Social Media After Banning Same-Sex Weddings

We’re queer. We’re here. And, if you're homophobic, we’re going to come for you on social media. That appears to be the new mantra of Michigan queers after a newly opened wedding venue in Grand Rapids announced via Instagram that [...]