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Mark Schauer Comes To Braun Court

By BTL Staff

ANN ARBOR - Mark Schauer, Democratic candidate for the Michigan Governor's race, takes his campaign to /aut/BAR in a fundraising and awareness event this Thursday.

Schauer lives in Battle Creek with his family and is a former Rep. for Michigan's 7th District in the House of Representatives.

Hosts of the event include Keith Orr and his partner, Martin Contreras, who own /aut/BAR and Common Language, an LGBT bookstore located in the same facility. They've been together for 27 years. The couple married back in March and, like many LGBT married couples in the state, are waiting to hear the 10th Circuit Court's ruling that will decide if their marriage will be legally recognized in Michigan.

Other hosts include Francyne Stacey, Joan Binkow, Barb Fuller, Mark LaChey, Bryan Hoffman, MI Good Guys and the MI List.

As a supporter of LGBT rights and Marriage Equality, Schauer believes that both women and the LGBT community are being left behind as more and more legislation is passed prohibiting rights from being universal for all in Michigan. Schauer is committed to building a stronger Michigan for everyone and supports amending the Elliott-Larsen Act to include LGBT protections from discrimination in the workplace.

Come to the /aut/BAR to meet Mark Schauer and the rest of his campaign at 5 p.m. on July 24. To register for the event, call Matt Phelan at 810-923-2307 or email him at

Common Language

Keith Orr & Martin Contreras

317 Braun Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Main Number: 734-663-0036


Keith Orr & Martin Contreras

315 Braun Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Number: 734-994-3677

Jim Toy Community Center

319 Braun Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Main Number: 734-995-9867

The Jim Toy Community Center exists to provide information, education, social events and advocacy by and for the Queer and Ally Community in the Washtenaw County area. We welcome all who support this mission to participate in our activities.

The /aut/BAR is located at 315 Braun Ct. Get more information on Schauer and his campaign by visiting his website at
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