Curtis Lipscomb recieves national award


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Curtis Lipscomb, the executive director of KICK, a nonprofit for LGBT African Americans, has been honored with the National Outstanding Service Award from Prideindex.com's 2011 Esteem Awards.

The Esteem Awards honor local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT community in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art. The 2011 Esteem Award honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, July 2 at Chicago's Sidetrack Nightclub from 1-4 p.m.

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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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