[[http://betweenthelines.sosdg.org Between The Lines]] is a comic about a group of transgender teens. Main characters, Shay and Dani must simultaneously navigate the challenges of adolescence, while also dealing with complicated issues related to gender and identity.

The author has decided to discontinue the webcomic, but is planning to publish the series in a graphic novel. The webcomic pages can be found on their Website/DeviantArt. As of March 2015, the strip is on hiatus and while it is unknown when it will continue, the author has stated that the comic hasn't been scrapped and that she's planning to work on different projects for the time [[https://www.facebook.com/btl.comic/posts/1067294139965297 being]], although there has been hints on her Facebook page and Tumblr throughout the year about [[http://breaking-lines.tumblr.com/post/127374867080/yup-still-working-on-between-the-lines the]][[http://breaking-lines.tumblr.com/post/127370320160/i-have-have-started-working-on-a-passion-comic comic]].

''For the British InternalAffairs police procedural of the same title, see Series/BetweenTheLines. For the comic strip of the same name, see ComicStrip/BetweenTheLines''


* AbusiveParents: Dani has parents of this kind.
* AllThereInTheManual: Several characters that have not yet been introduced have art with names tagged to them on several extra areas of the comic site.
* [[spoiler:AttemptedSuicide]]: Dani.
* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full Of LGBT]]: So far there are three reoccurring trans girls, one minor trans girl, and one cis lesbian.
* ContinuityReboot: The comic was changed three times throughout its run. The first chapter started in 2006, although most of it was lost, [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3794273275121&set=a.1571384224284.63629.1825888653&type=3 excluding]] [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-page-40461530 three]] [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-page-14-44475635 pages]]. Then it was rebooted into 4 new chapters between 2007-2011, to which Chapter 4 [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap4-pg21-251417625 was never completely finished]]. Between Late July and Early August of 2014, 7 pages for the new reboot [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-page-1-470088909 were released online]]. As of March 2015, the series has been placed on [[https://www.facebook.com/btl.comic/posts/1067294139965297 hiatus]].
* InnocentlyInsensitive: On the first page of Chapter Four, Dani calls Shay an [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap4-pg1-146284325?q=gallery%3AMekari%2F10174197&qo=88 "Anglo-Latino"]], to which she notes that she's offended. [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap4-pg2-146284500 Dani apologizes afterwards]]. Early on in the first chapter, Savvas mentions that Shay bleached her skin (Given that she enjoys anything Japanese) and notes that her skin looks blotchy (To which Dani also mentioned early on). Cut to Shay looking [[DeathGlare visibly]] [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap1pg14-70549161 annoyed]].
* NotSoDifferent: Nikki and Shay.
* PerkyGoth: Pretty much all the characters are goth and most are as happy as any teenager. Dani is the main exception but she certainly has her reasons to be moody. [[spoiler:Her gender dysphoria, abusive parents, lack of friends, and the fact she's bullied even cause her to attempt suicide]].
* SelfHarm: Dani is implied to have cut herself in the past and is eventually shown to be doing in at the end of the Third Chapter.
* SliceOfLife: Unlike other transgender-focused webcomics, this strip is much more down to earth and takes its issues seriously, with limited amount of humor.
* {{Transgender}}: Both Shay and Dani are both trans girls.
* TransEqualsGay: Dani thought she was a gay boy before coming to terms with being trans. She's confused about her sexuality but leans on "male attracted". Shay also thought beforehand that she was at most merely [[CampGay Camp Gay]] when she was still referred to as "Kevin", given the way she acted and dressed, [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap2pg11-78791645 until a conversation with her sister Carrie about her having feelings as a girl when she was younger proved otherwise ]]. Afterwards, she had a moment of [[http://mekari.deviantart.com/art/Between-the-Lines-Chap2pg12-78791913 epiphany]]
-->'''Kevin:''' (Before she was referred to as Shay) "This event just left me more confused. I really didn't know if I could believe it; all I can remember is whenever I expressed any feminine tendencies my mom always had something negavite ta say about it... I just sat there in my sisters room. Sitting and staring at the nail polish I felt... Alone. Utterly Alone."
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: At age 13 the protagonists both exhibit this. Dani is implied to be sexually active and has used drugs while Shay dresses in a manner [[AgeInappropriateDress which makes her mother uncomfortable]]. Doesn't help to mention that this around the time Shay's parents we're going through a nasty divorce and the father tried to used this against Shay's mother in court.