Between The Lines
OwnerPride Source Media Group, LLC.[1]
FounderMark Weinstein [2]
PublisherSusan Horowitz
Jan Stevenson [1][3][4]
EditorChris Azzopardi
(Entertainment) [1][4]
Jessica Carreras
(Arts & Theater) [1]
Editor-in-chiefSusan Horowitz [1]
Associate editorBenjamin Jenkins [1]
HeadquartersLivonia, Michigan [1]

Between The Lines is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Michigan area.[5][6][7][8] It is headquartered in Livonia, Metro Detroit.[9]

It is a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild and is affiliated with Q Syndicate, a LGBT content provider founded in 1995.[4]

Voters guide Edit

During election years, the newspaper publishes a voters guide with endorsements of political candidates running for office in Michigan.[10]

Community activitiesEdit

The newspaper sponsors a number of LGBT events in the area.[2]

Between The Lines also organizes a Same-Sex Couples Wedding Expo, coordinated by one of the paper's publishers, Jan Stevenson.[3]


Between The Lines was founded by Mark Weinstein in 1995.[2]

In the summer of 1995, Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson purchased the paper during a meeting Horowitz had with Shannon Rhodes, then the editor of Between The Lines. At the time of the sale, the publication was a 12 page monthly LGBT newspaper.[2]

Horowitz, an activist from New York, had a background in publishing as founder of Pride Publishing, Inc. and also served as the first executive director of New Festival.[4] She took over the editorial aspect of the paper.[2] Stevenson, a former corporate banker and first executive director of Affirmations Community Center,[4] took over advertising.[2]

Since the sale, the paper has utilized writers that have included artist Charles Alexander, Oakland University communications department chair Shea Howell, and John Burchett, who would go on to serve as Governor Granholm's chief of staff. Horowitz and Stevenson released their first issue as co-publishers in December 1995.[2]

At the time, many LGBT people in Michigan remained closeted and the fight for LGBT rights was one that was often fought by individuals rather than organizations. As a result, few people wanted to give the paper their full name and fewer were willing to be photographed.[2]

Between The Lines has covered such events as the discovery of protease inhibitors, the decision by the Michigan based auto makers to offer domestic partnership benefits to their employees, and passage of the Michigan constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex relationship recognition in the state, Proposal 2.[2]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 About Us. Between The Lines. Retrieved on February 7, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Carreras, Jessica. "Looking back, moving forward", Between The Lines, May 29, 2008. Retrieved on February 8, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Same-Sex Couples Attend Wedding Expo", WDET-FM. Retrieved on February 7, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Contact. Q Syndicate. Retrieved on February 8, 2013.
  5. Kompes, Gregory A. (2005). Fifty fabulous gay-friendly places to live. Career Press. Retrieved on February 8, 2013. 
  6. (2004) USA. Lonely Planet, 406. 
  7. Lamb, Vince (2010). Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage. CreateSpace, 82. 
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  9. "About Us." PrideSource. Retrieved on April 14, 2014. "Mailing address Pride Source Media Group Between The Lines Newspaper 20222 Farmington Road Livonia, Michigan 48152"
  10. Lamb, Vince. "Stabenow, Irwin, Kuhnke endorsed by Between The Lines",, July 26, 2012. Retrieved on February 8, 2013. 

External links Edit

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