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Michigan 'Cheers to HELP' Raises Funds for LGBTQ Health Care Services

More than 150 supporters attended the eighth annual Spring fundraiser, "Cheers to HELP," on May 12 at the Health Emergency Lifeline Programs' offices in Detroit. The wine tasting event helped raise over $15,000 for the HELP agency. READ MORE.

Community Invited to Discuss 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report Results

Equality Michigan and members of the transgender community will release Michigan-specific data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey on Wednesday at multiple times and locations across the state. READ MORE.

Equity Theatre Group Gives Back to HIV/AIDS Organizations

FERNDALE - Members of the Detroit area Actors Equity Association Liaison Committee presented checks on May 8 to organizations in the community fighting against HIVAIDS. READ MORE.

EQMI's Department of Victim Services Reaches Across the State

As the founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Equality Michigan is committed through their Department of Victim Services to providing support and advocacy services for LGBTQ, SGL (Same Gender Loving), and HIV-affected people experiencing various forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, hate violence, harassment and discrimination. READ MORE.

'As We Go On' Performance to Benefit Holland Community Center

True coming out stories will be told live by members of the Ann Arbor LGBTQ community during the performance of "As We Go On" at 3 p.m. on May 21 at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. READ MORE.

Affirmations Welcomes New Youth Program Coordinator

Meet Ian Unger, who moved to Michigan from Wisconsin with his wife, and recently joined Affirmations as the new youth program coordinator. READ MORE.

Roz Gould Keith Receives Diversity Champion Award

Roz Gould Keith, founder of Stand with Trans, received the Diversity Champion Award. READ MORE.

Annual Fundraiser at Boys & Girls Club Helps LGBTQ Youth

Six youth between the ages of 11-13 at the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County raised money to benefit the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people. READ MORE.

Federal Court Orders Trump to Produce Giuliani Travel Ban Memo

In response to a recent joint lawsuit filed by the Arab American Civil Rights League, the ACLU of Michigan and others, a federal judge on May 11 ordered President Donald Trump to turn over key documents related to his Executive Order banning travel from six Muslim majority countries and freezing the refugee resettlement program. READ MORE.

Lesbian and Transgender Moms Changing the Face of Motherhood

Mother's Day is an opportunity to recognize the growing profile of lesbian and transgender mothers through personal stories, which Between The Lines asked willing families to share along with a photo. READ MORE.

Brownstown Couple Receives Creating Hope Award for Fostering Children

Lori Dixon and Shelly Taylor became a couple nearly a decade ago. Though Dixon had four biological children from a previous marriage, the couple soon decided they wanted to increase the size of their family. READ MORE.

State Admits Error, Retracts Letters Demanding Same-Sex Married Couples Pay More In Taxes

Same-sex married couples in Michigan should ignore 2013 tax letter sent out erroneously by Department of Treasury. READ MORE.

Family Matters: Legal Issues for Same-Sex Parents

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges removed barriers to the adoption process for same-sex married couples. But there are unique and complex legal issues to consider when deciding to become a family. READ MORE.

Community Gathered for 'Love Is Love' Rally

Members of the community gathered at Geary Park in Ferndale on May 7 for the "Love Is Love" rally. READ MORE.

David Rosenberg, Longtime BTL Distributor, Retires

David Rosenberg's involvement with Between The Lines dates back to 1993 when there was no LGBT newspaper in circulation in Michigan. There had been LGBT publications in the area before, most notably 10 Percent, which was later renamed the Michigan Tribune before it had stopped publishing almost 25 years ago. READ MORE.

Kevin Heard Makes Top 'Twenty in Their 20s' List

One of this year's top 20 millennials influencing progress in Southeast Michigan is a member of the LGBT community. READ MORE.

MCC Detroit Says 'Please Mr. Postman!'

May is Motown Celebration Month at the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale. On hand May 7 to give a special spiritual blessing for the first of its kind, four-part monthly Sunday service series was Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, newly appointed Interim Moderator of MCC's worldwide. READ MORE.

Motor City Pre-Pride Community Meeting

Motor City Pride will host a pre-Pride community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 23 at TechTown, 440 Burroughs St. in Detroit. READ MORE.

LGBTQ Elders and Youth to Break Bread at SAGE Table

On a typical day, not many LGBTQ people cross paths in a meaningful way with LGBTQ people from other generations. Many do not have children to care for them as they age nor do they have families that fully support them. READ MORE.

Ferndale-based Church Militant Proclaims Anti-LGBT Views in Documentary

A group of radical Catholics in Ferndale believe they can "save" people by spreading the Catholic culture via the internet. READ MORE.

Fair Michigan Justice Project Secures Another Conviction

The Fair Michigan Justice Project has proven to be effective in filling the need for rapid and respectful response to crimes committed against LGBTQ persons. READ MORE.

In Memoriam: Lesbian Murder Victims Susan Pittman and Christine Puckett

The LGBTQ community remembers and honors one of the darkest moments in Metro Detroit's LGBTQ history on May 5, 1992. READ MORE.

Special Section: Marriage
Unconditional Love Trumps Prejudice

Jason Karoumy will never forget the day he came out to his parents. His text message read, "I'm gay. I'm engaged to the person you thought was my friend and I'm getting married this year."

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