PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 21 Oct 2014 04:21 EST 21 Oct 2014 04:21 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Mark Totten Seeks Attorney General Seat, Speaks Out On Schuette http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68535 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1M2_MarkTotten_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>For Democrat Mark Totten, 40, his bid to replace Republican Bill Schuette, 60, as Michigan's Attorney General is a mission. "I think Michigan families need an Attorney General who is going to keep them safe and not let politics get in the way," Totten told Between The Lines in a phone interview Oct. 8. He says Schuette, who is seeking re-election to be the people's lawyer, has failed on the core missions of the office - fighting consumer fraud, protecting the environment, assuring transparency in government and respecting the federal Constitution and equal protection for all. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68535 MSHDA Under Investigation, Snyder Fundraiser Raises Questions http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68566 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1M3_SnyderAdminInvestigation_2243.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>You thought YOU had a bad Monday. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's day started with revelations that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is under federal investigation. Then the Michigan Democratic Party released documents showing a company that hosted a lavish fundraiser for Snyder, received a massive boost in their state contract the next day. Their no-bid state contract, incidentally. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68566 ACLU Dinner Honors Local Heroes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68537 The ACLU of Michigan will host its Annual Dinner on Nov. 7, playing host to special guest, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is an Atlantic senior editor and writer, known for his original and perceptive take on pop culture, politics and history. Coates hails from Baltimore, which he details in his memoir, "The Beautiful Struggle." Previously a Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT, Coates will teach at CUNY's School of Journalism this fall. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68537 Masquerave At ARTLABJ And Saginaw http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68540 DETROIT - A Masquerave Ball is being hosted in two locations this upcoming weekend for the LGBT community and its allies. Created as an alternative homecoming for all those who feel "outside of the crowd," the dance will have tunes from Minneapolis' DJ Stormy Weather and will have a "Masque Competition" with prizes for the best Masquerave Ball outfit and best mask. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68540 Coming Out With Self And With Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68455 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1O_VJeremyMoss_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Those racing thoughts from the gay teenage character contemplating coming out to his parents in Michael Thomas Ford's novel Suicide Notes still stick with me after first reading them nearly six years ago when I was struggling with my own sexual orientation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68455 Michigan For Marriage Community Conversation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68457 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M10_M4MTalkOct14_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The 6th Circuit Court could rule at any moment and determine whether same-sex couples in Michigan can be legally married in the state. Michigan for Marriage, the campaign dedicated to changing the hearts and minds to move marriage forward in Michigan, is hosting a community meeting to discuss same-sex marriage status here in Michigan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68457 A Solid LGBT Ally In Peters http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68425 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M_GARYPETERS_2241.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FARMINGTON HILLS - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI 14) is ahead in most polls to win the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democratic powerhouse who has held that U.S. Senate seat for 35 years. Peters is running against Republican Terri Lynn Land. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68425 Gary Peters Releases Statement On SCOTUS Decision http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68345 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1M_Harrisville_Gary_Peters.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>U.S. Representative Gary Peters (MI-14) has released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement that it would not review the rulings of lower courts in same-sex marriage cases in five states, effectively authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68345 Marriage 'Decision Day' Gatherings To Be Held Throughout State http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68350 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1MOnlineDecisionMarriageEquality-AP16.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68350 Macomb County Extends LGBT Protections To Employees http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68427 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M3_MacombCountyProtections_2241.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>MACOMB COUNTY - Residents from all over the county came out to voice their support or disapproval at the Macomb County Board of Commissioners meeting on Sept. 18. The board approved the Human Rights Policy that prevents discrimination against LGBT county employees by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of protected classes specified under county discriminatory protection law. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68427 LGBT Bowling Tournament Strikes Metro Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68429 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M6_MICBowling_2241.png' style='width:250px'><br/>It will be an action-packed weekend for competitors of the 29th Annual Motown Invitational Classic (MIC), Michigan's oldest and largest LGBT bowling tournament that is scheduled to take place October 10-12 at Super Bowl in Canton. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68429 Kalamazoo Says Goodbye To A Community Icon http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68428 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M5_MetroClosing_2241.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>KALAMAZOO - This Halloween weekend will be the last chance for the Kalamazoo community to come out to Metro Dance Club and enjoy the atmosphere of an after hours safe space before it closes Nov. 1. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68428 BREAKING: National Republicans Pull Nearly $1 Million In Advertising For Land http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68430 Embattled Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Terri Lynn Land, is going to have nearly a million less in advertising flooding Michigan airwaves in the last two weeks of the general election. The National Republican Senatorial Committee confirmed Tuesday that it had cancelled $850,000 in media buys to support Land's candidacy, The Detroit News reports. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68430 Last Detroit Mattachine Society Officer Comes To Ann Arbor http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68431 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M9_MattachineSocietyBrief.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In honor of LGBT History Month, the remaining officer of the Detroit Area Council of the Mattachine Society, Jerry "Jai" Moore, will share his memories and experiences with gay activism in Ann Arbor. Professor Gayle Rubin will also share her remarks at the University of Michigan event. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68431 Washtenaw County Bar Association Reaches Out To Area LGBTs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68361 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/AACC-WashtenawBar.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Washtenaw County Bar Association will host a very special LGBT panel this month. On Oct. 21, the association will present their "Gay Marriage Panel Presentation CLE" in Ann Arbor. The event, which features brunch, will answer the question, "Gay Marriage - What's on the Horizon in Michigan and Nationally and How Do We Counsel Our Clients?" Special speakers at the event include attorney Richard Roane, editor of the ICLE Michigan Family Law Practice Book and the ACLU's Jay Kaplan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68361 Terri Lynn Land Reminds Facebook She Is a Mom http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68346 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1MOnline_PoliticalHors_Land Mom.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Terri Lynn Land&#39;s campaign is in trouble, according to political pundits. Her appearance on the Michigan Public Radio call in show was widely panned. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68346 National Republicans Pull Nearly $1 Million In Advertising For Land http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68343 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/MI_Secretary_of_State_Terri_Lynn_Land.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Land has largely run a campaign of stealth, relying on others to speak for her. Her public appearances have been largely a mishmash of word salad with little substance presented. The campaign has kept Land from the media and public appearances since a June appearance at the Mackinaw Policy Conference. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68343 All Eyes On Michigan As SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Marriage Equality Cases http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68338 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1M1_ResponseMIchToSuppremes.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday (Oct. 6) to decline to hear multiple cases regarding marriage equality, will soon result in 30 states and the District of Columbia offering legal same-sex marriage. Michigan, however, remains a state where same-sex marriages are not yet legal. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68338 The Accidental Activists Of Ann Arbor's Homoplex http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68309 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1M2_TrilliumAutBar_2240.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>ANN ARBOR - "First you have to ask, what is the Braun Court Community?" Keith Orr says. Nearly thirty years ago, the area had an ethnic restaurant identity with Chinese, Middle Eastern, Mexican and Japanese cuisine filling the court with scents of curry and wasabi. Now, Braun Court, located directly across the street from Kerrytown and the Farmer's Market in Ann Arbor, is the center of what Orr describes as a "Gayborhood" and is home to the Jim Toy Community Center (JTCC), Trillium Real Estate, Shout, autBar and Common Language Bookstore. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68309 A Driving Force http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68508 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_AUTO_Travis_2242-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Travis Parman predicted the future. As the current director of Corporate Communications at Nissan, Parman oversees all sorts of relationships within the automotive industry. But it wasn't that long ago that he wrote a 333-page thesis for his master's degree that specifically examined the relationship between corporations, their media marketing strategies and the LGBT community at large. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68508 Chrysler's Grand Gesture In Support Of LGBT Employees http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68507 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1M_GALA_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>AUBURN HILLS - In a decade where not all employees receive domestic partner benefits let alone healthcare for themselves, Chrysler has been taking the lead in appreciating the diversity of its LGBT employees and their loved ones. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68507 Baby, I Can Drive Your Car http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62729 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2142/chevy_volt.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" goes the old ad jingle. I therefore felt rather all-American on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to test drive the Chevy Volt as part of the iconic brand's outreach to the LGBT community. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62729 Adam Bernard: The Car Guy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62727 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2142/S2_Bernard_2142.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When considering character in these socially progressive times, it'd be impolite to "judge a book by its cover." According to auto aficionado Adam Bernard - associate director of competitor intelligence at General Motors and president of the Lambda Car Club's Motor City chapter - it's much more efficient to judge the book (and its owner) by the car they're driving. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62727 Out Of The Closet, Into The Boardroom http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62726 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2142/S2_AutoGroups_2142.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Times were different for the LGBT community in the 1990s, especially for those who worked the line in manufacturing jobs. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62726 Lambda: Cars & Camaraderie http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62728 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2142/S2_AUTO_Lambda.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Lambda Car Club Detroit president Adam Bernard discovered his love of automobiles at an early age like most kids do: with Matchbox cars. Decades later, after coming out, he found a group who shared his passion, awarding him a supportive community of new gay friends. But for club member Jim Dixon, his love of automobiles stems from coming out early to an unaccepting household and a need to just get away and cruise. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=62728 UAW Stands With President Obama On Support Of Marriage Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56250 President Bob King on the United Auto Workers issued a statement in May that supports President Obama's announcement on marriage equality: http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56250 Gay-Friendly Automakers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56312 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56312 Best Cars for Coming Out http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=49616 Coming out of the closet can be liberating, or terrifying. It can end up being a complete non-event, or the biggest change you'll ever face. For most people, myself included, it was a combination of all of the above (and much more). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=49616 My car and me: a love story http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=43648 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/1841/S2_June_1841.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"It was just meant to be" is how June Washington describes her relationship with her Bentley. The gorgeous silver-grayish antique, with lots of attitude and a decadent exterior, and its owner have been inseparable ever since they met just over a decade ago. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=43648 Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68565 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1N1_ArizonaFedJudgeLiftBan_2243.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday (Oct. 17) by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68565 October Surprise At The Supreme Court http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68545 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/OctoberSurprise.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>If state bans against same-sex marriages were a table, the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act last year was like the loss of a leg. The announcement last week that the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear appeals to keep such bans on the books was like the loss of a second leg. The table has fallen. All that is left is for the Supreme Court to remove the final two legs - by declaring that such bans are unconstitutional and by ensuring that its declaration does not provide a way for any individual state to continue its ban. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68545 Spirit Day Observed Oct. 16 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68562 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/PurpleSpiritDayMain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Oct. 16 is this year's Spirit Day, an event created by GLAAD to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have been bullied. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68562 Alaska Will Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68542 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1N3_Alaska-plaintiffs-Hamby-450x304.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage - one of the first such prohibitions approved by voters in the U.S. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68542 Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts To Offer Church http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68543 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1N1_Catholic-bishops.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there were "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68543 Oklahoma Gay Couples Can Now File For Benefits http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68544 TULSA, Okla. (AP) - State employees married to people of the same sex can now apply for benefits in Oklahoma, a spokesman for the state's Office of Management and Enterprise Services said. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68544 National Coming Out Day 2014 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68456 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_NCOD_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11. Throughout the country this week, LGBT people and their allies have celebrated the addition of 16 states to the number of states that offer legal same-sex marriage. It is a monumentous and historic week in American history. But so is National Coming Out Day. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68456 Supreme Court Denies Seven Appeals In Five States http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68434 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_SupremeCourtBuilding_2239.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage bans from five states. The action means that the stays placed on lower court decisions in all five states-decisions that struck down bans on marriage for same-sex couples--are immediately lifted, making way for lower courts to issue orders requiring the states to stop enforcing their bans and begin issuing marriage licenses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68434 New York To Change Gender Options On Birth Certificates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68448 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_NYBirthCert_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Having such a critical document that correctly reflects your gender identity is a basic human right that too many transgender people have been denied for far too long," said Council Member Corey Johnson who spearheaded the work and introduction of the policy. "Practically speaking, these measures will transform the lives of transgender individuals in so many ways that other people take for granted - from accessing government benefits and health coverage, to getting a job and using appropriate facilities." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68448 Supreme Court Rejects Five Gay Marriage Appeals http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68435 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_SupremeCourtBuilding_2239.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>(AP) Gay unions are now legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. URL The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday http:www.nola.comcrimeindex.ssf201410supremecourtgaymarriage.html from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68435 MY2024 Declaration Calls For Online Conversation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68436 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N9_My2024Declaration_2241.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>To celebrate LGBT history month throughout October, many organizations are hosting events and engagements for the community and allies. For ten days starting Oct. 7, My2024, an online forum, game, national conversation and party, will ask LGBT people across the county how their lives and communities could change by the year 2024. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68436 9th Circuit Strikes Down Bans, Adds Five More States http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68347 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1N2_9thCircuit_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday (Oct. 7) struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho, but the ruling will - if not appealed - affect bans in 9th Circuit states with similar bans: Alaska, Arizona and Montana. That means the total count on marriage equality states could well reach 35 this week. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68347 Revisiting Annual Reminders, Nearly 50 Years Later http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68318 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1N1.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>On July 4, 1965, John James traveled to Philadelphia to march among a group of gay and lesbian demonstrators calling for liberty for LGBT people. Nearly 50 years later, James is again surrounded by LGBT people in the City of Brotherly Love -- this time in a very changed world. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68318 The Financial Penalty Of Being LGBT In America http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68236 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/S1N10_FinancialDisabilityLGBT_2240.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The MAP released a promo-video today that discusses the financial burdens placed on a LGBT couple. The video explains how national, state and local laws contribute to significantly higher rates of poverty among LGBT Americans and create unfair financial penalties in the form of higher taxes, reduced wages and Social Security income as well as increased healthcare costs and much more. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68236 Freedom To Marry Launches National TV AD http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68233 "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." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68233 LGBTQ Trailblazers Receive MacArthur Fellowships http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68208 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/Alison-Bechdel-photo-credit-Elena-Seibert.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The MacArthur Foundation announced the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows on Sept. 18 - providing a $625,000, no-strings-attached stipend to each fellow to support their creative endeavors. Among the list of 21 exceptional individuals chosen were two notable leaders in the LGBT community: Mary Bonauto and Alison Bechdel. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68208 In Apology To Trans Community, HRC Pledges Push For Broad LGBT Bill http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68007 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2237/S1N1_HRCTrans_2238.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In a gracious and surprising move, the president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation."I want to cut right to the chase here today," said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Chad Griffin in Atlanta Sept. 5, addressing several hundred people at the annual Southern Comfort conference, a major gathering for transgender people. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68007 MSHDA Under Investigation, Snyder Fundraiser Raises Questions http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68566 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1M3_SnyderAdminInvestigation_2243.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>You thought YOU had a bad Monday. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's day started with revelations that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is under federal investigation. Then the Michigan Democratic Party released documents showing a company that hosted a lavish fundraiser for Snyder, received a massive boost in their state contract the next day. Their no-bid state contract, incidentally. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68566 White Nationalists Ponder: Is Nazism Enough? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68536 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68536 Conservative Radio Host: Land Campaign 'Most Ill-Fated Campaign' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68349 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/MI_Secretary_of_State_Terri_Lynn_Land.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>This morning, while Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was busy reminding Facebook that she was a mom, conservative radio host Frank Beckmann was on WJR radio trashing her campaign. He was joined by former Republican lawmaker Bill Ballenger, who is also the editor of Inside Michigan Politics. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68349 Terri Lynn Land Reminds Facebook She Is a Mom http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68346 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1MOnline_PoliticalHors_Land Mom.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Terri Lynn Land&#39;s campaign is in trouble, according to political pundits. Her appearance on the Michigan Public Radio call in show was widely panned. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68346 The Rick Snyder Wedding Dress Analogy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68348 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/HorsWeddingMain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The College National Republican Committee has launched a campaign commercial supporting incumbent Rick Snyder. The commercial compares Snyder and Schauer as wedding dresses, with a triumphant "Brittany" proclaiming at the end "This is my decision. And I see a better future with Rick Snyder." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68348 GOP National Committeeman Calls Islam 'Biggest Threat to the World Today' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68196 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. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68196 The Debate About Debates: Why It Matters http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67971 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. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67971 BREAKING: Is Terri Lynn Land's Family Violating Nonprofit Regulations? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68127 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? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68127 Q&A: Andrew Scott Gets Candid About 'Unnecessary' Gay Questions, (Almost) Kissing Benedict Cumberbatch http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68564 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_AndrewScott2_2243.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>It's hard to ignore the fact that Andrew Scott came out publicly just last year while watching him in "Pride." A British dramedy based on the alliance between striking miners and gay activists in the mid-'80s, the inspiring romp finds the 37-year-old Irishman putting those puppy eyes on full display. As Gethin, a fella dealing with the aftermath of coming out, the actor's sincerity makes you forget Moriarty, who Scott plays on the BBC's "Sherlock," and the shade he throws Benedict Cumberbatch. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68564 Q&A: Jenny McCarthy Talks Feminism, Feeling Trans 'Inside' & Sticking To Her Truth http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68460 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/jennymccarthy.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Jenny McCarthy knows what it's like to be singled out. In our recent interview, and before she emcees the "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" show at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, the former MTV game show host revealed why she almost wasn't one after she posed for Playboy. The 41-year-old shared her unique perspective on other wide-ranging topics: identifying as non-feminist, relating to trans people, how she deals with haters and the potential advantages of having a gay son ("We can shop! Do my hair!"). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68460 Q&A: Laurie Metcalf Talks 'The McCarthys,' Kissing Betty Buckley & How 'Roseanne' Changed TV For LGBTs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68459 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S2_LAURIE_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> There's no question that "Roseanne," a show centered on the Connors, was one of the most influential TV shows of all time. Just look: Gay marriage is now as trendy as Jackie Harris' hipster-desired mom couture. Over two decades later, meet "The McCarthys," CBS's primetime comedy, premiering Oct. 30, about a zany sports-crazed family. One of the sons, Ronny, is gay, and the clan's matriarch is - because of course - Laurie Metcalf, who played Jackie on "Roseanne" (and, in case you forgot, was outed during the show's finale in 1997). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68459 Q&A: Getting To The Core Of Nick Jonas: Abs, Album & That Gay Striptease 'They Made Me Do' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68234 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/nickjonasweb.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When you think of Nick Jonas - and let's face it, you've been thinking a lot about him lately - a few things come to mind: the straight-edged Jonas Brothers. Former flames Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. His abs. Per his handlers, two of those topics were off-limits during my chat with Nick, but so what. Ever since he posted a salacious Instagram pic of his fit, V-cut torso in 2013, it's been ab this, ab that. The 22-year-old BFF to the gay community is also releasing a self-titled, post-Jonas Brothers album (out Nov. 11), which he chatted about during our interview. You know, in addition to his abs. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68234 Q&A: Annie Lennox On Her Legacy, Why Beyonce Is 'Feminist Lite' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68228 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/Annie.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> They don't make hearts bigger than the one beating inside of Annie Lennox. Despite the icon's legendary recording career, dating back to the late '70s, music has taken a backseat to another passion: people. While still dedicated to philanthropic work focused on causes like HIV/AIDS and global peace, the singer-songwriter returns with her first disc in four years, a covers album called "Nostalgia." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68228 Perfume Genius Is 'Just As Capable Of Murder As Everybody Else' Even In Silk http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68129 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2238/perfumeweb1NEW.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Mike Hadreas is tapping his "really long" nails on a table. "Can you hear that?" he asks. The act seems insignificant, but for the Seattle-based musician - better known as Perfume Genius - it's a rite of passage. That (tap, tap) encapsulates independence, bravery and rebelliousness - all facets of his confrontational third album "Too Bright," where Hadreas redefines his musical genius to reflect a revelatory breakthrough. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68129 Q&A: Bill Hader Talks Gay Kisses ('Paul Rudd Tastes Like Chicken') & Trans Sketch ('Sorry') http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68012 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2237/billhaderweb.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68012 Spirit Day Observed Oct. 16 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68562 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/PurpleSpiritDayMain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Oct. 16 is this year's Spirit Day, an event created by GLAAD to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have been bullied. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68562 Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68565 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1N1_ArizonaFedJudgeLiftBan_2243.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday (Oct. 17) by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68565 LGBT Jewelry Collection Comes To Tapper's http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68461 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/rony4-471x330main.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A new wedding jewelry collection from LGBT designer, Rony Tennenbaum, is being featured by Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in honor of its 37th Anniversary. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68461 Michigan For Marriage Community Conversation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68457 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1M10_M4MTalkOct14_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The 6th Circuit Court could rule at any moment and determine whether same-sex couples in Michigan can be legally married in the state. Michigan for Marriage, the campaign dedicated to changing the hearts and minds to move marriage forward in Michigan, is hosting a community meeting to discuss same-sex marriage status here in Michigan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68457 National Coming Out Day 2014 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68456 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_NCOD_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11. Throughout the country this week, LGBT people and their allies have celebrated the addition of 16 states to the number of states that offer legal same-sex marriage. It is a monumentous and historic week in American history. But so is National Coming Out Day. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68456 New York To Change Gender Options On Birth Certificates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68448 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/S1N1_NYBirthCert_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Having such a critical document that correctly reflects your gender identity is a basic human right that too many transgender people have been denied for far too long," said Council Member Corey Johnson who spearheaded the work and introduction of the policy. "Practically speaking, these measures will transform the lives of transgender individuals in so many ways that other people take for granted - from accessing government benefits and health coverage, to getting a job and using appropriate facilities." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68448 LGBTQ Youth Development Challenge Offers Trip To Denver http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68335 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/unity-logo.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>UNITY Michigan will be offering an opportunity for LGBTQ youth across Michigan to reduce discrimination and improve legal protections for youth while potentially winning a trip to Colorado. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68335 9th Circuit Strikes Down Bans, Adds Five More States http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68347 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1N2_9thCircuit_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday (Oct. 7) struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho, but the ruling will - if not appealed - affect bans in 9th Circuit states with similar bans: Alaska, Arizona and Montana. That means the total count on marriage equality states could well reach 35 this week. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68347 Pride Night At The Palace http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68230 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/S1M10_PistonPrideNight_2240.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"We do so many of these nights [themed nights]," Abe Alcodray, account executive at Palace Sports and Entertainment said. "The sports world is coming around and society as a whole, too. San Francisco hosts a Pride Night, so does LA. Why not bring it to Detroit, which has a vibrant LGBT community?" http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68230 Michigan For Marriage Announces New Co-Chairs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68336 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2240/S1M10_Mich4MarriageCoChairs.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Any day now, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will release their decision that will determine marriage equality for four U.S. states. In the midst of the anticipation, a bipartisan group of respected state leaders has stepped forward to be Co-Chairs of Michigan for Marriage, the state's marriage equality campaign. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68336 A Couple of Guys: Colorful Language http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68556 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S3_CA_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68556 The Gay Jersey Boy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68474 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S3_PUZ_2242-puz.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68474 The Arc of Justice http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68557 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1OCA_EditorialCartoon_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68557 Edge 'Alice' Stands Convention On Its Head http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68477 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_CC1_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Some theatrical experiences defy description. But a few adjectives come to mind that are applicable to "Alice," the performance organization Nerve's immersive journey through Wonderland. "Unconventional?" Without a doubt. "Unique" - that too. Unsettling? More than a little. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68477 Connections Made On Thursday Nights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68478 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_CCO1_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Go Comedy! continues on Thursdays with an assortment of scripted experiences with more on-the-edge improv. Despite its billing as a filmmaking experience, the early evening show "Missed Connections: The Movie (Live on Stage)" is mostly a series of live vignettes (yes, there's a term someone could do an entire sketch about). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68478 Script Carries 'Birth' As Performances Labor To Match http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68479 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_CCO4_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Throughout its history, Planet Ant Theatre has proudly straddled the improvisational comedy and scripted theater worlds, and that partnership is at peak visibility during the company's Colony FestLate-Night Series crossovers. For each of the biannual Colony Fest competitions, the winning improv troupe is given its very own late-night time slot to script and star in a one-act play. The latest in this tradition is "The Birth of Chad," written by the cast and director Michael Hovitch in a months-long process. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68479 World-Premiere Parody Puts The Horror In Puberty http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68480 In 1970, an emerging writer published a seminal young-adult novel of a preteen girl figuring out school, fitting in, boys, religious faith, and her developing body. The book was groundbreaking for its forthright discussion of sexual development, particularly the topic of menstruation. In 1974 came another writer's first published novel, which told the story of a different schoolgirl grappling with some bloody similar religious, social, and pubertal troubles. Although thematically comparable, that book was notable for...different reasons. Then in 2014, a pair of Michigan playwrights decided these two just had to get together. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68480 A Spirited Romp At Go! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68481 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S2_CCO6_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Thursday nights in October at Go Comedy! Improv Theater end with the two-person improv, "The Die Centennial." A duo of jovial, off-the-wall spirits are celebrating 100 years of death with a look back at some of the highlights, lowlights and lowlifes they have observed from their incorporeal state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68481 A Bloody Fun Night Of Theater http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68370 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2241/CC1_2241.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Yom Kippur - which began Friday night, when I was driving to Detroit's City Theatre to see "Evil Dead: The Musical" - is a day of atonement, so I'll just come clean: I've never seen any of Sam Raimi's three "Evil Dead" movies, though they're comedyhorror cult classics. This gaping hole in my cultural education made me wonder if I'd still find things to enjoy in The Ringwald and Olympia Entertainment's fifth annual production of "Evil Dead: The Musical." But really - do I need to have seen the source material to laugh at a man's possessed hand throwing him around a stage? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68370 Creep of the Week: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68548 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1O_CREEP_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>It's been a tough four years for Michiganders under Gov. Rick Snyder. Especially the gay and lesbian ones. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68548 Coming Out With Self and With Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68553 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2242/S1O_VJeremyMoss_2242.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"If you're gay, everybody makes a ginormous deal out of it. You practically have to hold a news conference and take an ad out of the newspaper. Why? Just because it's not what most people do? That doesn't seem fair." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68553 Our Time for Action: Countdown to November Vote http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68554 The one, and probably only, gubernatorial debate is over. The campaign ads are increasing as the days to the November 2014 midterm elections dwindle down. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68554