Between The Lines: 2018 Year-End Overview

As 2018 comes to an end, Michigan’s LGBTQ community can look back on a year filled with both hard hits to our rights along with major political wins toward greater equality.

January 01, 2020

Washtenaw County is well-represented in Between The Lines Newspaper's Year-End Issue. Check out what Washtenaw County Commissioner Jason Morgan, Washtenaw County Commissioner Katie Scott, Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert, and JTCC President Travis Radina had to say, along with 18 other Michigan LGBTQ Leaders.

Queer Girl City Guide: Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

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December 19, 2019

Welcome to Ypsi-Arbor! The neighboring communities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti make up such a friendly little bubble in the Mitten State less than an hour outside of Detroit. Ann Arbor (A2 for short) is a liberal, affluent, busy college town. Ypsilanti (Ip-sah-lan-tee) is about one-tenth the size of Ann Arbor in population, but is attractive in its own right and has a culture all its own — plus it’s been rated the #1 most racially and economically diverse suburb in Michigan!

A look back at LGBTQ activism in Ann Arbor as Braun Court enters new chapter

Ann Arbor has a prominent place in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community's fight for civil rights in Michigan.

December 18, 2019

For decades, Kerrytown's Braun Court has been a safe haven for Ann Arbor's LGBTQ community, housing a gay bar and restaurant, the Jim Toy Community Center and an LGBT bookstore...With the courtyard's future uncertain, supporters gathered at a farewell party for Common Language Bookstore on Saturday, Dec. 15, to thank Orr and Contreras for their contributions to the community.

LezRead Book Club Fosters Friendship through Queer Literature

The Jim Toy Community Center’s Lesbian Book Club LezRead provides more than just an opportunity to read and discuss queer literature.

December 12, 2019

Over the past 16 years, the club has offered queer women of all life stages an alternative gathering space to the dance clubs, pride parades and local bars to find connection within their community.

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Jim Toy Community Center

319 Braun Court

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 274-9551

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