November 3, 1924 – November 26, 2000
Born in Detroit, Leonard Lippert was raised in Essex, Ontario and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Following a long career with Manufacturer’s Bank, Lippert and his life partner operated the Hayloft on Greenfield in Detroit from 1981 to 1997.
Between The Lines, December 14, 2000
April 24, 1947 – October 18, 2000
LeRoy Holmberg Jr., an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy and past Detroit Area Gay/Lesbian Council president, was long active in various local LGBTQ organizations.
Between The Lines, November 9, 2000
February 24, 1949 – March 30, 2000
Detroit native and world-traveling hippie, Elizabeth Kaiser interrupted her long lesbian relationship with physician Margaret Poscher to nurse her mother and raise her son. She died from breast cancer at age 51.
Bay Area Reporter, April 13, 2000
March 16, 1968 – December 3, 2000
Employed with the Michigan Department of Social Services, M. Liz Marshall was also a writer and poet whose work appeared in the Atlanta based publication Clique and Detroit’s own Kick! magazine.
Between The Lines, December 24, 2000
July 23, 1899 – October 12, 2000
Elder and matriarch Ruth Ellis hosted house parties with her partner Babe Franklin in their Oakland Street home during the 1940s and ’50s, giving sanctuary to LGBTQ African American Detroiters who were often excluded from the city’s gay bars.
Between The Lines, October 12, 2000
Ruth Ellis papers at the Bentley Historical Library
Trailer for Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100
February 19, 1954 – February 25, 2000
George Fadiga was a tireless activist with the Hope Fund, the Human Rights Campaign Michigan Dinner, the Motor City Business Forum, the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, and other Detroit area causes. At the time of his sudden death he worked as a sales representative with Crain Communications.
Detroit News, February 29, 2000
Cruise, March 1, 2000
April 17, 1962 – October 17, 2000
Eric Otto wrote a regular column about Detroit’s nightlife for Between The Lines newspaper in the late 1990s.
Between The Lines, October 19, 2000