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Sarah Bricker Hunt

Sarah Bricker Hunt

Sarah Bricker Hunt, a proud Eastern Michigan University alum and the managing editor for Pride Source/Between The Lines, believes in the power of intentional journalism focused on people building their communities through everyday acts of love and service.

Jason Aldean Is Singing About the Weaponization of Silence in Small-Town America, Even if He Doesn't Know It

I grew up in a small town in rural Southern Ohio, and like so many of the people we interview here at Pride Source, I often feel I escaped from something I can't quite define but can instantly recognize when I meet people with similar backgrounds. [...]

Gov. Whitmer Officially Ends State-Sponsored Conversion Therapy for Minors

The outcome of last November’s election continues paying big dividends for progressive voters as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially prohibits state-sanctioned conversion therapy performed on minors. The governor’s signature on House Bills [...]

Queer Things to Do: Brunch with Barbie, See a Prom-Themed Musical, Attend a Queer Artist Bazaar

It might feel like the world is nothing but wildfires, angry transphobes and an endless air travel nightmare, but actually, we’re sitting in a sweet spot. The next presidential election is still 15 months away, and distractions from the news [...]

It’s a Very FAFO Mood Online for Traverse City Salon Owner Who Told Trans Clients to Go to Pet Groomer

A small hair salon in quiet Traverse City has been putting Michigan in the news for all the wrong reasons, and the internet has big feelings about the whole situation. The controversy began when Studio 8 owner Christine Geiger, apparently [...]

Queer Things to Do: Celebrate Hotter Than July!

It all started in 1996, when LGBT Detroit launched the first annual Hotter Than July event. Today, Hotter Than July (HTJ) holds the title as the world’s second oldest Black LGBTQ+ Pride. Thousands of participants are expected at the 2023 event, [...]

This Queer Content Creator Creates the Magic Behind Gov. Whitmer’s Viral Social Media Presence

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has employed many winning strategies to run her multiple successful campaigns, but her ace in the hole might just be her exceptionally strong social media game. Whether it’s a meme-tastic tweet beckoning queer people stuck [...]

Queer Things to Do: Support a Good Cause at a Burlesque Show, Get Tickets for Melanie Martinez and a Tina Turner Tribute

Are you overdue for a break from a news cycle that has become hyperfixated on underwater exploration and global crises that require a degree in international relations to fully understand? Take a break from the relentless anxiety-inducing real world [...]

Queer Kalamazoo Author Samantha Irby Will Never Give Up on Her Best Pal, TV

As I tore through a used library copy of Samantha Irby’s 2017 bestselling collection of essays, “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” in one sitting, I felt a kinship with the readers who came before me. The ones who collectively [...]

Petals Sandcastle on Tripping, Radical Acceptance and Shattering the Binary

Petals Sandcastle, founder and CEO of Ann Arbor’s Express Your Yes and NOW Studios, has had a very busy 2023 so far. In between traveling around the continent, hosting events at the studio space and spearheading Ann Arbor Is Burning, a [...]

Why Greta Van Fleet Lead Singer, a Frankenmuth Native, Just Came Out Publicly

Musician Josh Kiszka, frontman for the rock band Greta Van Fleet and a Frankenmuth native, took to Instagram Tuesday to publicly come out as gay, posting about his eight-year relationship and why he decided the time was right to make the [...]

He Won Lots of Netflix Money. He Used It To Make a Very Queer Movie in Detroit.

When filmmaker Sam Meier won a cool 100 grand on the Netflix gameshow “Bullshit” in 2021, it didn’t take long for him to choose what he’d do with all that money.“I decided pretty quickly that if I didn’t invest in [...]

Michigan Sen. Jeremy Moss Is Here, Queer, And He Doesn’t Care If You Get Used To It

In a way, Michigan Sen. Jeremy Moss is a throwback to the kind of classic Michigan Democrat that led to the state’s reputation as a union-driven, blue-collar mainstay on the national stage in the latter half of the 20th century. His [...]