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Michigan School To Re-Examine Policy That Led To Dismissal Of Lesbian Teacher

The Congregation of Catholics nuns that operate Marian High School have signaled that they will re-examine school policies that led to the firing of Barb Webb, the former Chemistry teacher who says she was let go because of her nontraditional pregnancy. READ MORE.

Pride Source Votes Schauer Says LGBTs Valued, Needed In His Administration

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown sat down with BTL publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz prior to the Michigan Democratic Convention for a wide-ranging conversation about their campaign, what a SchauerBrown administration would be like for the LGBT community and who would be included. They addressed LGBT civil rights, health issues, senior care, marriage equality and how both of them have come to be such vocal allies of the LGBT community. Here is a recap of Schauer's words on these concerns. READ MORE.

News You Should Know Freedom To Marry Launches National TV AD

"The ad underscores the human costs of prolonging marriage discrimination," said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. "Every day of denial is a day of real and needless injury, indignity, and injustice for too many families across the country -- and time matters. America is ready for the freedom to marry, 40 lower court rulings have affirmed the freedom to marry, even opponents are saying it's time to bring the country to national resolution -- and it is, indeed, time." READ MORE.

Political Hors D'oeuvres
GOP National Committeeman Calls Islam 'Biggest Threat to the World Today'

Republican National Committeeman and former state lawmaker, Dave Agema, is at it again. This time, he has declared in a public Facebook post that Islam is "the biggest threat to the world today." The post was made shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 22 on Agema's "politician" wall. READ MORE.

The Debate About Debates: Why It Matters

Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has blown off an invitation from WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids to participate in a debate Sept. 8 with her Democratic opponent, Gary Peters. READ MORE.

BREAKING: Is Terri Lynn Land's Family Violating Nonprofit Regulations?

The World Mission non-profit - which has a mission to spread the gospel to all non-Christians and convert them to evangelical Christianity - has three Land family members on the Board, including Land's husband, father and a brother-in-law, according to the report. So what, right? READ MORE.

Royal Oak Michigan-Born YouTube Sensation To Slay Royal Oak

Tyler Oakley may not be a household name, but the Michigan-bred vlogger is quickly becoming a fixture of the Tumblr and YouTube circuits. Considered an "A-Lister of the digital age," Oakley will be bringing his "Slumber Party" event to Royal Oak this weekend, one of only two locations hosting the "TylerOakleyTour," the other being Chicago. READ MORE.

Viewpoints and Columns
Creep of the Week: Sean Hannity

By now you've heard of Adrian Peterson, the professional footballer charged with child abuse. The case has ignited a national debate about spanking and what "counts" as abuse. The takeaway: Americans love to hit children. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: 10 M For 1 And All...

My friend Jon Strand is a pointillist artist. His art consists of near-micro dots of ink coloration, layer upon layer upon layer. It's no exaggeration that Jon has dotted in his art career spanning over three decades anywhere from 50 to 80 million dots. (I tell him it's a form of mental masturbation). Jon's colorful art - many titled with po READ MORE.

Viewpoint: America's Domestic War

Washington is suddenly having second thoughts about its giant giveaway of military grade equipment to local police forces. But it may be too late to reverse a decade of bad policy and bad thinking, because too many American cops already think of citizens as "The Enemy." And its not just black citizens. All citizens. Skin color doesn't matter. READ MORE.

Pets Memoir Chronicles Gay Writer's Journey With Dog

Openly gay author Benoit Denizet-Lewis brings his observational writing to the world of pets with his recently published memoir, "Travels With Casey." READ MORE.

Special Section: Pride Source Votes
Schauer Says LGBTs Valued, Needed In His Administration

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown sat down with BTL publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz prior to the Michigan Democratic Convention for a wide-ranging conversation about their campaign, what a SchauerBrown administration would be like for the LGBT community and who would be included. They addressed LGBT civil rights, health issues, senior care, marriage equality and how both of them have come to be such vocal allies of the LGBT community. Here is a recap of Schauer's words on these concerns.

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