Susan Horowitz

Susan Horowitz is editor and publisher of Between The Lines/Pridesource.

Michigan LGBTQs Endorse Biden

  An ad hoc group of LGBTQ Michiganders has announced their support for Joe Biden. He is one of the two leading candidates that will appear on the Democratic primary ballot this Tuesday. "There is nothing more important to me than protecting [...]

Buttigieg Claims $7 million in Fundraising for 2020 Campaign

Pete Buttigieg claimed a $7 million haul in first quarter fundraising for the exploratory committee for his 2020 presidential bid — an impressive score for an openly gay candidate who was virtually unknown months ago. Buttigieg announced the figure [...]

Breaking: Nikki Joly Charged in Connection with 2017 Arson

Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said on Tuesday, Sept. 25 that the defendant, Nikki Joly has been charged in connection with an Aug. 10, 2017 house fire. Joly has been charged with first degree arson which carries a maximum penalty of life [...]

GOP Lawmaker Caught on Tape: Orphanages Better than Gay Adoption

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) was caught on tape saying orphanages for kids is better than gay adoption. (Photo public domain) In an exchange with high school students that was caught on tape, a Republican congressman from New Jersey was tongue-tied [...]

India Supreme Court ruling decriminalizes homosexuality

The India Supreme Court on Thursday ruled consensual same-sex sexual relations are no longer criminalized in the country. The ruling, which was unanimous, struck down India's colonial-era sodomy law known as Section 377. "We hold and declare that in [...]

Robust LGBTQA Caucus Sets Records at MI Dem. Convention, Dinner

DETROIT — A treacherous ice storm and a 9 a.m. Sunday morning start time did not deter over 150 people from attending the LGTQ&A Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party meeting April 15 at Cobo Hall. Mark LaChey, the caucus' chair, presided over [...]

BTL Endorses Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General

The role of the Michigan Attorney General is a powerful, important position in the state. The office represents the people of Michigan in criminal and civil actions. They are supposed to be the hero that rides in on a steed to save Michiganders from [...]

New Kalamazoo Equal Rights Ordinance under attack

KALAMAZOO-Less than one month after the City of Kalamazoo Commission voted 7-0 to adopt an expanded human rights ordinance that makes it illegal to use sexual orientation to discriminate in housing, public accomodations and employment, petitions [...]

Commentary: Can And Should We Fight For LGBT Civil Rights At The Ballot Box?

Editor's note: This commentary was originally published online Dec. 4, and updated for print Dec. 8. An Oct. 30 announcement by a new ballot question committee, Fair Michigan – formed by attorney Dana Nessel – seeks to put LGBT civil rights to a [...]

Commentary: Can And Should We Fight For LGBT Civil Rights At The Ballot Box?

An Oct. 30 announcement by a new ballot question committee, Fair Michigan – formed by attorney Dana Nessel, seeks to put LGBT civil rights to a popular vote in 2016. It has caused controversy and a fair amount of confusion and anger among the [...]

Exclusive Interview: Judge Friedman Discusses DeBoer v. Snyder Trial

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman with Jayne and April after officiating their wedding Aug. 22. The couple hold up there marriage license, the legal document they pursued in order to adopt one anothers children. Annie ONeill Photography/ [...]

Known Homosexuals' I Love

A picture of the late Barbara Gittings has been in my collection of top five favorite photos for decades. You can find a snap of it in this issue of BTL on page 14 – it still brings tears to my eyes when I look at it. Gittings and several dozen [...]