Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson are two of the 2023 inductees into the LGBTQ+ Journalists Hall of Fame. Journalists and co-publishers Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson have been covering the triumphs, setbacks, and everyday experience of the Michigan LGBTQ+ community through their weekly publication, Between The Lines, for over 25 years. As activists and journalists, Horowitz and Stevenson met when both served as volunteers on the board of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. The couple purchased the then-monthly Michigan publication in 1995 and expanded the simple 12 page monthly into a vital weekly newspaper to chronicle the best and worst events facing the LGBTQ+ community in the state and across the nation. Horowitz and Stevenson, as co-publishers and editors, were determined to shine a light throughout the community, and especially to report on struggling groups and causes that deserved attention. While other gay publications throughout the U.S. struggled and so many folded, Between the Lines remained a vital lifeline in the American Midwest until the couple chose to retire at the end of 2020 and ensure their paper and business enterprise were transferred to new, responsible, and capable hands. Today, Between the Lines remains the largest and longest-running LGBTQ publication in Michigan.
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