Jan Stevenson is the co-publisher or Pride Source Media Group, publisher of Michigan’s weekly newspaper for the LGBT community, Between The Lines. PSMG also publishes www.PrideSource.com and the Pride Source Gay-to-Z Yellow Pages. PSMG also operates Q Syndicate, a national content syndicate for the LGBT press nationally and around the world.
After spending 10 years as a corporate banker in Philadelphia and Detroit, in 1989 Stevenson became board president of Detroit’s then-new gay and lesbian community center, Affirmations, and in 1993 became its first executive director. Stevenson led the organization from inception to a budget of $500,000 and a staff of eight. In 1994, Stevenson helped found the HOPE Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, one of the largest grantmakers to LGBT projects in Michigan.
In 1994, Stevenson and her partner, Susan Horowitz, purchased Between The Lines, and later expanded the company to become the Pride Source Media Group. A well-known activist with the LGBT community, Stevenson has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Spirit of Detroit Award, The HRC Community Service Award, the NGLTF Community Service Award, and the GLSEN Pathfinder Award. She also has received special tributes and recognitionfrom both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives.
Stevenson, a native of Ohio, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (1977), a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Yale University (1979), and a Masters In Business Finance from Drexel University (1985).
She currently lives in Farmington Hills with Horowitz, along with their three dog and three cats.