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Pride Source Votes Revealing Bigotry: Taking On Gary Glenn

In a Sept. 27 op-ed in the Detroit News, conservative Republican columnist Nolan Finley raised serious concerns about three Republican candidates running for the state house Nov. 4. Todd Courser of Lapeer, Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell and Gary Glenn of Midland -- all correctly identified by Finley as a "trio (who) seeks tea party tyranny." Nolan describes Glenn and Courser as "extremely anti-gay (who) would turn the Republican Party into a fundamentalist denomination of the Christian Church if given the chance." Finley warned that the trio's narrow views on the Legislature could cripple the government and its ability to work across the aisle to move the state forward. Their agenda also includes killing any expansion of the Elliot-Larsen act to include LGBT protections. READ MORE.

Michigan Michigan For Marriage Meets In Ferndale

This upcoming tuesday, Michigan For Marriage will gather at Affirmations in downtown Ferndale to discuss the current state of the Michigan marriage equality trial and what is next for equality in the state. READ MORE.

Columnists
Creep of the Week: Gina Loudon

Have you ever read something so stupid that you could feel your brain cells committing suicide as you read it? That's how I feel after reading Gina Loudon's Oct. 19 World Net Daily piece titled "8 Reasons Why Democrats Hate Traditional Marriage." READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Life Ended June 1964

For over 50 years. Life magazine informed Americans about what was happening here and abroad. Photos and content were dramatic. Mostly conservative. Occasionally controversial. Once in awhile downright shocking. READ MORE.

Don't Forget To Vote The Whole Ballot

While voting, don't forget the names at the bottom of the ballot. While at your local polling location, do vote for the top spots of Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Michigan Supreme Court... and then vote the ENTIRE ballot, all the way down to your local school board candidates. READ MORE.

News You Should Know NCLR Committee To Attend UN Meeting Against Torture

NCLR's #BornPerfect campaign is a national effort aimed at ending conversion therapy in the next five years by passing laws across the country to protect LGBT youth, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. The campaign is managed by Samantha Ames, an attorney at NCLR who focuses on conversion therapy and youth issues. The committee, led by Ames, is co-chaired by Samuel Brinton and James Guay, MFT, both of whom are survivors of conversion therapy. READ MORE.

Theater All In The Dysfunctional Family

'Tis the season for houses of horror to appear all over Metro Detroit, but who would have expected that one of the goriest would be the Detroit Opera House? Given the venue, however, we are once again reminded that horror implied is more visceral than horror depicted. READ MORE.

Political Hors Doeuvres
Dave Agema: Arab Fighter Pilots Are 'Camel Jockeys'

Oh there goes that Dave Agema again. The erstwhile National GOP Committeemen from West Michigan posted on his private Facebook page on Oct. 18 a screed against Arabs and their abilities to fly modern fighter jets. In the screed, he refers to them as "camel jockeys." Republican political activist Joe Munem released the private post and condemns Agema's actions. In an exclusive statement to Between The Lines, Munem went much further. READ MORE.

Anonymous Flier Lambasts Sam Singh

East Lansing Democratic State Rep. Sam Singh and his Republican opponent are both being lambasted by anonymously distributed fliers for failing to respond to Public Advocate's "Family Values Survey." READ MORE.

David Trott Faces Election 'Foreclosure'

One time king of foreclosures in Michigan, David Trott, may be headed to defeat in Michigan's 11th Congressional district. Trott is vying to replace Rep. Kerry Bentivolio against Bentivolio, Democrat Bobby McKenzie and Libertarian John Tatar. READ MORE.

Royal Oak Your BTL 2014 Michigan Voter Guide

MICHIGAN - Between The Lines has created a Voter Guide available both in print and online, filled with detailed spreadsheets that will show Michigan voters which major endorsements each candidate has received up and down the ticket. READ MORE.

Business Spotlight Foreign Exchange Students Seek LGBT Host Families In Michigan

International Experience USA (iE-USA) is recruiting Michigan families to host foreign nationals, ages 14-18, during the 2014-2015 academic school year. In many cases, these students may find more acceptance and welcome in the United States than in their home countries. In May, BTL interviewed a gay exchange student from Italy staying in Lansing. That student, Federico, had said "As far as being gay, I've never had a single problem here. I do feel more accepted here in Michigan." READ MORE.

Special Section: Pride Source Votes
Revealing Bigotry: Taking On Gary Glenn

In a Sept. 27 op-ed in the Detroit News, conservative Republican columnist Nolan Finley raised serious concerns about three Republican candidates running for the state house Nov. 4. Todd Courser of Lapeer, Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell and Gary Glenn of Midland -- all correctly identified by Finley as a "trio (who) seeks tea party tyranny." Nolan describes Glenn and Courser as "extremely anti-gay (who) would turn the Republican Party into a fundamentalist denomination of the Christian Church if given the chance." Finley warned that the trio's narrow views on the Legislature could cripple the government and its ability to work across the aisle to move the state forward. Their agenda also includes killing any expansion of the Elliot-Larsen act to include LGBT protections.

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