PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 25 Jul 2017 21:25 EST 25 Jul 2017 21:25 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82245 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_AIDS_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released July 20. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82245 76 Lawmakers Call for Return of Trans Question in Health Survey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82244 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_HealthSurvey1_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A bipartisan group of 76 U.S. House members is calling on the White House to restore to a federal health survey for elders a question the Trump administration has struck out allowing them to identify as transgender. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82244 New Trump Communications Chief Scaramucci Backs LGBT Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82242 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_Scaramucci_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Marking an unusual shift for the Trump administration, the new White House communications chief has declared support for LGBT rights and professed to have donated to LGBT groups. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82242 Rep. Hartzler Wants Another Shot at Anti-Trans Military Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82241 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_Military_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) is looking for another shot at her amendment that would have barred the Pentagon from paying for transition-related health care for transgender service members, according to Politico. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82241 Trumpcare Appears Defeated, But LGBT Opponents Remain Wary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82239 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_Trumpcare_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>After Republican support crumbled for Trumpcare, LGBT advocacy groups that sought to preserve the Affordable Care Act are quietly confident it will remain in place -- although they say they're keeping a watchful eye. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82239 Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82238 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1N_RhodeIsland_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The governor of Rhode Island signed into law Wednesday a measure that bans widely discredited "ex-gay" conversion therapy for minors, the 10th state in the nation with such a prohibition. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82238 States Urged to Ensure Bathroom Access for Trans Kids Under Title IX http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82150 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_TransKids_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>With the Trump administration giving up its authority to ensure transgender kids have access to the school restroom consistent with their gender identity, a coalition of 50 advocacy groups is turning to the states to enforce federal law on the issue. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82150 LGBTQ People of Color's Experiences with Law Enforcement Explored http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82149 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_BRF_RutgersCamden_2529.png' style='width:250px'><br/>In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report on law enforcement in New Orleans that focused primarily on racial bias and discriminatory practices. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82149 No Justice No Pride Holds March for Trans Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82146 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_TransMarch_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>About 100 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza on Thursday for a rally and march to call attention to the marginalization of transgender women of color and to end the criminalization of sex work. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82146 Washington Florist Seeks OK From Supreme Court to Refuse Service to Gays http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82144 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_Florist_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A Washington State florist who refused to service a gay couple's wedding for religious reasons is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse state court rulings that she violated the state's LGBT non-discrimination law. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82144 House Narrowly Rejects Hartzler Amendment Against Trans Health Care http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82145 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_RejectedHartzler_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The U.S. House narrowly rejected on Thursday an amendment that would have barred transgender service members from being eligible for transition-related health care, including gender reassignment surgery. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82145 Sessions: DOJ Guidance on 'Religious Freedom' on the Way http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82143 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_Sessions_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Guidance from the U.S. Justice Department assuring protections for "religious freedom" -- which is considered code among conservatives to mean anti-LGBT discrimination -- is coming shortly, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82143 Sen. Warren's New Bill Could Give Gay Couples Refund on Back Taxes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82142 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1N_Warren_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A new bill led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the U.S. Senate would make gay couples potentially eligible for a refund on their back taxes if they married more than three years before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82142 Human Rights Campaign Launches $26 Million Campaign for 'Grassroots Army' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82058 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_ResistMarch_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>On July 11, HRC announced an historic investment of $26 million in HRC Rising, a new grassroots campaign to "resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82058 Rep. Hartzler Seeks to Bar Transgender Health Care in U.S. Military http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82056 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_Military_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>On the heels of her tirade in committee over allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) has proposed an amendment that would bar the Defense Department from providing transition-related care for troops. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82056 Anti-trans Bathroom Measure Fails to Qualify in Wash. State http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82055 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_TransMeasure_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A citizen-initiated measure in Washington State seeking to bar transgender people from using public school restrooms consistent with their gender identity has failed to qualified for the 2017 ballot. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82055 Trump's Voter-data Collection Efforts Could Be Disastrous for LGBT Voters http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82054 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_VoterData_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>California Secretary of State Alex Padilla was among the first secretaries of state in the country to refuse to comply with the Trump administration's demand to turn over voter data to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82054 Supreme Court Next Stop for Argument Gays Protected Under Title VII http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82053 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_TitleVII_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The legal team behind a lawsuit seeking redress for a Georgia worker allegedly fired for being a lesbian is poised to seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court, potentially set up a decision establishing a nationwide prohibition on anti-gay workplace discrimination. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82053 Sessions to Enforce Hate Crimes Law 'Aggressively' for Trans Murders http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82052 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_Sessions_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- criticized for his long anti-LGBT record -- pledged June 29 to enforce the federal hate crimes law "aggressively and appropriately" in cases of ongoing transgender murders. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82052 Polis Could Make History with Colorado Gubernatorial Bid http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82050 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_Polis_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>If Jared Polis wins the race for governor of Colorado, he would become the first openly gay person to win a gubernatorial race in the United States - but breaking through the pink ceiling isn't a distinction that's a priority for his campaign. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82050 Study Reveals LGBT Rental Housing Discrimination http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82049 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_HousingStudy_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A newly released study by the D.C.-based Urban Institute found that some landlords that were subjected to discrimination "testing" in the D.C. metropolitan area showed a bias against renting apartments to applicants who self-identified as transgender compared to applicants not identifying as transgender. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82049 America's Newest Museum Recognizes LGBTs in our Revolution http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82028 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N2_LGBTHistoryMuseum-3.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>America's newest museum, Museum Of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, does something quite revolutionary: It recognizes the LGBT community as having played a part of that revolution. And it does so with several exhibits. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82028 Barbershops and Salons Join the Strands for Trans Campaign http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82027 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_stransfortrans_2526.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A movement to create more trans-friendly barbershops and hair salons launched on June 20. Transgender discrimination is a daily occurrence - especially when it comes to gender-specific institutions. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82027 Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits for Same-sex Couples http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82048 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_Texas_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Despite the U.S. Supreme Court extending marriage equality nationwide -- and a recent declaration from justices affirming that decision -- the Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled against spousal benefits for married same-sex couples. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82048 4th Circuit Tosses Challenge to N.C. Anti-gay Marriage Law http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82045 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1N_NorthCarolina_2526.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out on Wednesday a lawsuit challenging a state law allowing state magistrates to opt out of performing same-sex marriages for religious reasons, citing a lack of standing by plaintiffs in the litigation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82045 Senate Delays Trumpcare Vote as LGBT Advocates Raise Alarm http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81955 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2525/S1N_Senate_2526.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The U.S. Senate shelved on Tuesday a plan to vote this week on a measure seeking to repeal and replace Obamacare as LGBT rights supporters continue to raise the alarm about its impact both for LGBT people and America at large. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81955 Grant Money Helps EQMI Continue Fighting Hate Crimes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82246 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1M_EQMIDVS_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan received a $60,000 grant from Open Society Foundations, part of the Communities Against Hate initiative. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82246 MI Civil Rights Commission Seeks Public Input http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82247 The Michigan Civil Rights Commission Seeks Public Input on a request from 38 LGBT groups asking the Commission to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act includes protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82247 Anti-Racist, Anti-Facist Group to Take Action http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82243 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1M_DefenseNetwork_2530.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Michigan Peoples Defense Network has called a press conference at 5 p.m. on July 28 to announce an action countering a men's conference hosted by the radical Christian news organization Church Militant. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82243 Meet the LGBT Activist Running for Detroit City Council http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82218 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/NguvuTsare2.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82218 U-M Announces LGBTQ Alumni Group http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82221 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1M9_UMAlumni_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The University of Michigan Alumni Association has announced the formation of a new LGBTQ alumni group. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82221 Out In Force http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82217 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/1_COVER_DaniWoodsCover-extended.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Danielle Woods is Sworn to Protect, Serve and Advocate http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82217 Progressive Groups Hold Health Care Town Halls http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82219 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1M3_TownHalls1_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82219 Stand with Trans 2nd Annual Family Fun Day Picnic http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82220 The overall goal of this year's Family Fun Day Picnic hosted by Stand with Trans is "to give families a safe place to just be," said Roz Keith, founder of the non-profit organization. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82220 Nominations Are Out for The 2017 Wilde Awards http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82222 Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82222 Celebrating Jeff Montgomery's Legacy One Year After His Death http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82148 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/JeffMontgomery.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan issued a statement today to remember and honor the legacy of Jeff Montgomery who died one year ago. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82148 Stonewall for Revolution to Host Gubernatorial Forum http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82147 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1M2_Forum_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Democratic candidates running for governor will have a chance to speak directly to voters during a forum on LGBT and women's rights on July 24 in Lansing. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82147 Meet Affirmations Volunteer Sabrina Bolvari http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82127 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1M9_VolunteerSpotlight_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In the spotlight is Sabrina Bolvari, a volunteer at Affirmations since September 2016. She is one of many volunteers the community center is incredibly fortunate to have the support of. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82127 Planned Parenthood and the LGBTQ Community: What You Should Know http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82124 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S1M_PPMI_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Birth control and abortion. For many people, that's what comes to mind when they think of Planned Parenthood. But did you know that they offer a full range of services, from HIV testing and treatment to cancer screenings? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82124 Gay Lansing Council Candidate Endorsed by the Victory Fund http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82125 The Victory Fund has endorsed dozens of openly LGBTQ candidates across the nation. One of whom, is Lansing local Jim McClurken, who will be running for Lansing City Council's 4th Ward seat. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82125 Ice Cream Benefits Local Dog Rescues http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82126 July is National Ice Cream month and Michigan's popular micro-batch creamery Browndog Barlor is celebrating by hosting a fundraiser for local dog rescue organizations on National Ice Cream Day. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82126 Michigan DOC Revises Policy, Allows Transition-related Care for Trans Inmates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82051 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1M_DOCPolicy_2528.png' style='width:250px'><br/>The Michigan Department of Corrections has adopted a new policy for the care of transgender prisoners after a transgender woman incarcerated in a Michigan prison campaigned, with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU of Michigan, to receive the hormone therapy she was denied. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82051 A True Bruhhood of Dominant Lesbian WoMen http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82021 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/1_CoverGreek-AP-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Sharron Fincher said, "something magical happens" when the Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity comes together. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82021 Lansing Bartender Represents the Midwest in Cocktail Apprentice Program http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82023 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1M_Bartender-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Melissa "Inky" Kim was accepted into the Cocktail Apprentice Program, which gives up-and-coming bartenders a chance to learn from masters of the craft during the 15th Annual Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans July 18-23. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82023 HOPE Builds Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82022 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/S1M9_HOPEFUNDChoir_2526.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Over 100 guests attended a soiree and fundraiser for The HOPE Fund in the magnificent gardens at the Palmer Woods home of Dr. Boyd Richards and Joshua Ronnebaum June 25. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82022 Michigan Students Selected for Point Foundation Scholarships http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82024 Michael Arellano, Shannon Moran and Donna Scaffidi have been awarded Point Foundation scholarships this year. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82024 Rachel Lutz to Open New Boutique Named Yama http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82025 Yama, a new retail store dedicated to the contemporary woman is set to open this fall. Named in honor of legendary Detroit architect Minoru Yamasaki, the 2,000-square-foot Yama will join Rachel Lutz's other stores, The Peacock Room and Frida, both of which are located in Midtown's Park Shelton next to the Detroit Institute of Arts. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82025 Congratulations to Detroit Ad POP Award Winners http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81956 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2525/CruiseMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Ad POP Awards were presented to the Detroit area's best in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81956 Known Where to Go: HIV and STI Testing Sites http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81919 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2525/S1M_HIVTestingLogo.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Several Michigan health departments and community-based organizations will provide HIV testing opportunities on National HIV Testing Day now through the end of the month. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81919 Rico Pruitt Dishes on Becoming a Porn Star http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82199 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2_HTJ_Rico2_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Rico Pruitt is new on the adult entertainment scene and is making quite an impression. His debut scene on BlackBoyAddictionz.com broke records in March with the most downloads on the six-year-old website. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82199 Creativity Connects the Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82196 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2_HTJ_ArtMAIN_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Hotter Than July presents a Fine Arts Reception on July 27. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82196 DJ Romeo On Love, His Brand and How Music Saved Him http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82198 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2_HTJ_Romeo_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As Cooper gets ready to release a new mixtape, "Savage Beats, Volume 3," he talks briefly with BTL about his professional experience as a DJ in Detroit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82198 Billionaire Boys Club Turns 30 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82197 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1M_HTJ_BBC_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In 1987, a group of black, gay men decided to form an upscale social club that has come to be known as the Billionaire Boys Club. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82197 Summer Pride Calendar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81694 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/1_SummerPrideMAIN_2524.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81694 Hotter Than July Channels Ancient African Philosophy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81804 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2524/S2_PrideCallout_2524.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The 22nd annual Hotter Than July's theme is "I Am Because We Are." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81804 Michigan Pride Parade, Rally Draws Thousands to Lansing http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81848 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2524/MPGalleryMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Members of the community gathered this morning for the Michigan Pride parade and rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81848 Michigan Pride Returns to the Streets of Old Town in June http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81825 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2524/1_MIPride_2525.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>This year's 28th annual Pride celebration in Lansing will return to the streets of Old Town June 16-17. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81825 Motor City Pride Captured on Camera http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81754 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/GalleryMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81754 Memorable Moments at Motor City Pride http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81755 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/GalleryMAIN2.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81755 Cities Across Michigan Unite to Host Pride Events http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81753 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/S1M_LocalPridesMAIN_2524.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tens of thousands of people hit the streets locally in support of Pride Month to coincide with marches and rallies happening at the national level in support of the LGBTQ community. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81753 Motor City Pride is 'Stronger Together' This Year http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81692 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/Motor_City_Pride_logo.png' style='width:250px'><br/>Motor City Pride is Michigan's largest Pride celebration with more than 40,000 participants in its Pride events. Dave Wait, event chair, said he is feeling "really good" about the festival this year June 10-11 at Hart Plaza in Detroit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81692 PRISM Chorus to Perform Sold Out Show http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81693 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/S2_PRISM.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Randall Wrisinger has always loved playing the piano. "My grandmother bought me a cord organ when I was four and I really took to it," Wrisinger recalled. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81693 Sing Out Detroit Takes Motor City Pride Stage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81695 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/S2_PrideCallout1_2523.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Sing out Detroit, established in 2008, performed at Motor City Pride for the first time in 2009 and have performed there each year ever since. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81695 Leather and Lesbians http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81696 The LGBTQ women's motorcycle club, Dykes on Bikes Detroit, began in 2008 with Heather O'Brian as president, Marianne Waugh as vice president, Tracy Brown as treasurer and Ronda Wright as secretary. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81696 Moving Forward, Letting Go http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81697 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2523/S2_PrideCallout3_2523.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The seventh annual LGBT Older Adult Summit will be held from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at MSU Detroit Campus located at 3408 Woodward Ave. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81697 7th Annual Ferndale Pride Celebrates LGBTQ Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81643 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2522/FPPrideMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81643 Summer Pride Calendar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81595 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2522/pridecalendar.png' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81595 Ferndale Pride Uplifts LGBTQ Community at Local Level http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81599 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81599 Tunde Olaniran Talks Ferndale Pride Performance http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81600 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2522/S2_Ferndale_Tunde_Olaniran_72dpi_08.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tunde Olaniran built his audience in Michigan through great shows at places like Loving Touch and the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale. The majority of "Yung Archetype" and "Transgressor" (his first full-length album released in August 2015 on Quite Scientific Records) were recorded in Ferndale, in the basement of his engineer Jon Zott. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81600 TLC's T-Boz and Chilli Talk 'Crunk' Queer Fans, Being Lesbian-Chased, Gay Sex Lessons and the LGBT Legacy of 'Waterfalls' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82060 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/TLCmain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>TLC never had to go chasing their gay fans - we came to them. And not just because "Waterfalls," one of pop history's most prominent HIV/AIDS-awareness anthems, made a generation of LGBT people more sexually responsible, or because "Unpretty" affirmed you're fine just the way you are. Ever since their debut dropped in 1992, the self-proclaimed "prissy tomboys" - nobody could wear condoms quite like Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas - led us all to embrace our own crazy, sexy, cool selves, gender norms be damned. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82060 Bookmarks: Seeing History Queerly http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82157 The cleverly titled "Queer, There and Everywhere" by Sarah Prager, introduces readers to 23 historical figures, some familiar, some brand-new even to the most ardent LGBTQ history nerd (aka your reviewer). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82157 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82158 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2_DH_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82158 The Frivolist: 4 Reasons You Need to Move Gay French-Canadian Film '1:54' to the Top of Your 'Must Watch Now' List http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82066 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2528/S3_Frivolist_2528.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Earlier this spring I attended the OUTshine LGBT film festival in Miami, and throughout the 10-day indie-flick extravaganza I caught a number of powerful, relatable and touching movies from across the globe. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82066 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82067 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82067 Crazy for Zoe Kazan: 'The Big Sick' Actress on Her New LGBT-Resonant Rom-Com, Shining a Spotlight on Gay Actors & That Paul Dano-Daniel Radcliffe Kiss http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82046 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2526/ZoeMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Why aren't more gay men professing their love to Zoe Kazan? I wonder this after doing just that. I dote on the 33-year-old film and theater actress - star of "Ruby Sparks," "Revolutionary Road" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" - like she's my best girlfriend. Like we have history. Like we sip cosmos and talk about what it was like to play Meryl Streep's daughter in "It's Complicated." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82046 Missed Manners http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82155 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2CA_ACoupleOfGuys_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82155 Time for Kids http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82163 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S2PZ_Puzzle_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82163 Laying It On http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82225 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2529/S1O_EditorialCartoon_2529.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82225 Calling All Food Lovers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82169 The YpsiTasty Grub Crawl - a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope - is a chance for food lovers to enjoy the best locally grown food and beverages Ypsilanti restaurants have to offer. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82169 Volunteer to Protect and Restore Ann Arbor's Natural Areas http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82170 There will be several opportunities in August for volunteers to help protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82170 T-Time with FtM A2 Ypsi http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81873 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2525/S2_CC2_FtMLogo_2525.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>For those who are looking for a place to meet other trans folks in and around the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas, mark the calendar for June 26. FtM A2 Ypsi will host "T-Time," a social gathering and safe space for by trans people for trans people of all ages. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81873 Summer Food Service Program Feeds Washtenaw County Kids http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81872 When the school year ends, many children are left food insecure. For close to ten thousand Washtenaw County children, summer spells hunger. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81872 Diana Krall Kicks of 34th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81467 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC1_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>One of the biggest names in modern jazz music is returning to Ann Arbor to kick off the 34th annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81467 Grillin' for Food Gatherers: A Picnic with a Purpose http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81468 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC2_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Around 2,000 guests will gather from 3-8 p.m. on June 11 for a community picnic at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road in Ann Arbor. In its 28th year, Grillin' is an event for all ages featuring live music, food from more than 50 local restaurants, beer and wine, a silent auction and activities for kids. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81468 Get Outside for Dinner this Summer http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81469 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC3_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Ann Arbor Farmers Market presents their annual Food Truck Rallies on the first Wednesday evening of each month now through October. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81469 Celebrate Author Stephanie Heit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81470 Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, contemplative dance practice, and kundalini yoga. She lives with bipolar disorder and is a member of the Olimpias, an international disability-performance collective. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81470 Mouths of Babes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81074 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2517/S2_CC4_2517.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the modern folk music scene. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81074 More Protections Expected for Ann Arbor Undocumented Immigrants http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81072 The Ann Arbor City Council is considering a resolution reaffirming the city's position against cooperating with the feds and instead providing more protections for undocumented immigrants. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81072 Transmissions; Uniformly Bad http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82233 Since prior to the last election, many have warned of the precarious position transgender law was on the federal level. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82233 The Tradition of Connectedness http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82234 It is that time again, and after months of strategic planning and securing partnerships, Detroit comes alive. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82234 Creep of the Week: Jeff Sessions http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82228 When the country's chief law enforcement officer meets with a group that toils daily to hurt LGBTQ people, that's deeply troubling. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82228 Parting Glances: Once Upon a Time of Terror (Part 2) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82231 Though perhaps unspoken among gay men and doctors nearly 40 years ago when the AIDS crisis started, the presumption of a death sentence was understood. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82231 Parting Glances: Once upon a time of terror (Pt. 1) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82135 It's been nearly 40 years since media stories began to appear about what seemed the onset of a pandemic among gay men (and drug users). The acronym for these puzzling outbreaks on the East and West coasts was GRID. Gay Related Immune Deficiency. Later to be called AIDS. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82135 Parting Glances: Woo! Woo! You, too, Wonder Woman? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82036 Sixty-three years ago, when I was a gay, impressionable teenage DC Comics Book fan, a shrink named Fredric Wertham claimed that the bitter seeds of crime were sown by comic books. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=82036 Parting Glances: You're Only Gay Once, Mary! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81935 "It's a pity that youth is wasted on the young," said George Bernard Shaw, whose play "Pygmalion" was given a fresh start and a heart pacer as a Broadway musical and, later, a movie "My Fair Lady." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81935 Parting Glances: Dreaming of Tophat's Pink Garters http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81836 I was five years old when I had my first vivid dream. Still vividly recalled today. Imagery was induced by counting to 10, drifting off to dreamland, as ether was applied drop by drop to a mask placed over my unsuspecting little nose for a routine tonsillectomy. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81836 Parting Glances: Hyde and seek with Dr. Cory http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81740 To diddle an old saying: You can't judge a gay author -- or his book -- by the cover. Case in point: Groundbreaking 1951 sociological expose, "The Homosexual in America." Gay nom de plume: Donald Webster Cory. Real name: Edward Sagarin. Outed dramatically 24 closeted years later. (A gay Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide. er, Hyde.) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81740