PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 08 Dec 2016 06:08 EST 08 Dec 2016 06:08 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com World AIDS Day Detroit Engages Youth http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79287 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/S1M2_WADDDetroitChildrensChoir.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>More than 400 Detroit-area students attended the World AIDS Day Detroit Youth Symposium on Dec. 1 at the Garden Theater in Detroit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79287 EQMI Political Mixer Raises Concerns http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79293 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/S1M1_EQMI_McNeilly1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>It's been two years since Equality Michigan has hosted a major fundraising event, and while the organization's Fall reception - a political mixer - on Dec. 2 offered up a number of reasons to celebrate, a cloud loomed over DTE Energy's Headquarters in Detroit where the event was held. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79293 The Road Ahead http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79294 Stephanie White addresses controversial Equality Michigan award for Greg McNeilly and more. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79294 Civil rights commission to discuss Flint water crisis report http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79286 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79286 New Steps for Beulah Church http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79288 They're the church's first co-rectors, and Jodi Baron, is its first female ordained priest."People don't always know how to address me," Jodi said http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79288 Worship Guide: Holiday Services Calendar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79289 Check out this list to find an inclusive place to commemorate the holidays this season. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79289 Calling Metro Detroit Artists for Kresge Artist Fellowship http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79290 Metro Detroit artists are invited to apply for a 2017 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by Kresge Arts in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79290 Faith Leaders Work Toward Healing a Divided Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79291 Faith-based coalition Inclusive Justice has been reaching out to congregations statewide to provide encouragement, hope and a reminder of the community's potential through and beyond these hard times. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79291 Top 35 LGBTQ Christian Books of 2016 Named http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79292 Lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry announced a diverse list of LGBTQ Christian books. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79292 Harmful Voter ID Bill Clears House Committee http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79135 A harmful voter ID bill, HB 6066, cleared the Michigan House Elections Committee on a 5-3 party-line vote Dec. 1. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79135 Trumping HIV http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79202 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/S1M_HIVFunds_MICHbigstock-Aids-Project-Los-Angeles-Rally-5217419.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Despite extraordinary achievements in addressing the 35-year-old HIV crisis in the United States, the future of billions of dollars in federal support funds for people living with and at risk for the virus could be in jeopardy when a Republican Congress and president are sworn-in this January. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79202 Ferndale Pride Donates $11,000 to Local Charities http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79224 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/1S1M_FerndalePrideAwards_2449ONLINE.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Ferndale's annual celebration of love and diversity for the LGBTQ community - Ferndale Pride - is not just an event that brings people together. It's an event that raises money for local charities. And this year $11,000 was given to groups that make a difference in the community. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79224 Save the Date: EQMI 2016 Fall Reception http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79203 DETROIT -There are so many amazing people in the community to celebrate: allies, activists, change agents, and the next generation of leaders. On Dec. 2 Equality Michigan will be honoring them all and celebrating the wide diversity of the full LGBTQ movement during their 2016 Fall Reception - A Political Mixer. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79203 Lansing Sends Message to Vulnerable Communities in Wake of Election http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79204 In response to recent incidents of hate speech, bullying and violence related to the presidential election, various leaders in the Lansing area came together to create the Lansing Takes Action movement. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79204 World AIDS Day Detroit Revitalizes Awareness http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79107 Launched by Phillip Kucab in 2011, WADD -- acknowledged on Dec. 1 -- is a grassroots campaign to provide a day of reflection, awareness and education. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79107 Participate In LGBT and Caregiving Survey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79110 In an effort to better understand caregiving with LGBT older adults, members of the community are invited to participate in the LGBT and Caregiving Survey. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79110 Affirmations Community Conversation Inspires Action http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79106 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2447/S2_FerndaleLoveMarch-AP1-front.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>During the community conversation at Affirmations in Ferndale on Nov. 14, the one question people in attendance kept asking is "What do we do now?" http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79106 OU Ranks as One of Michigan's Top LGBTQ-inclusive Campuses http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79109 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2447/S1M4_OU_BRF_2446.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Campus Pride Index recently ranked Oakland University in Rochester Hills as one of the top LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the state of Michigan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79109 Obituary: David Walter Adamany (Sept. 23, 1936-Nov. 10, 2016) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79111 Former Wayne State University President David Adamany died Nov. 10 following a brief illness. He was 80 years old. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79111 'Fun Home' Star Discusses 'Important Piece of Theater' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79129 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2446/S2_FunHome_MAIN_2447.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>During this interview with Kate Shindle, she shared the breaking news that off Broadway theaters had just agreed to higher salaries for actors and stage managers - while also getting comfortable in "Fun Home." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79129 Megan Mullally on the 'Very Good Chance' a 10-Episode Revival of 'Will & Grace' Is Happening, James Franco's Gayness & Lesbian Advances http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79225 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/MeganMullallyMAIN2.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tip one back for Megan Mullally, who's making a move to the big screen in "Why Him?" after a drove of indie roles, including gay-affirming mom Mrs. Van Camp in 2013's "G.B.F." , and a variety of TV stints. But when it comes to the small screen, it's the 58-year-old actresses' eight-year role on the groundbreaking late '90 NBC sitcom "Will & Grace," as quippy, martini-swigging socialite Karen Walker, that changed Mullally's life as much as it changed ours. So, honey, sit back and catch up on all things Mullally. She has a lot to say about that time a female coworker attempted to seduce her, crushing on "the gayest person in the world," witnessing "100 percent" of James Franco's butt crack and the likelihood of a "Will & Grace" reboot (spoiler alert: it's very, very likely). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79225 Q&A: Alison Bechdel on Why She's Revisiting 'Dykes to Watch Out For' Eight Years Later & Her Doubts About Making 'Fun Home' a Musical http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79134 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2447/AlisonMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Recently, the 56-year-old artist talked about getting back to the lesbian characters that first endeared her to LGBT audiences decades ago. Moreover, she discussed her doubts about "Fun Home" becoming a Broadway musical ("I'll take your option money, but good luck!"), the next-level catharsis she experienced when it did, and the pressures of critical and commercial success. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79134 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79142 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/S2_DH_2448.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79142 Q&A: Joe Jonas on Fans Who Send Him Naked Selfies, 'Fun' Gay Rumors & Exploring S&M http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79044 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2446/JoeMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Why is Joe Jonas talking about whips and leather? Apart from recalling his experience with both, the answer is simply because he can. Because the former baby-faced JoBro is all man now, from his 5 o'clock shadow to his steel physique, which he's not been shy about showing off. While making the promotional rounds for his debut as lead singer of Los Angeles-formed collective DNCE, the newly liberated 27-year-old hasn't merely shifted away from the much-publicized "purity ring" of his youth, taking on a kinky array of topics including porn, boners and penis size - he's erased its very existence. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79044 The Frivolist: 5 Things You Should Be Thankful For as a Modern LGBT Person http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79051 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79051 Listless to Blissful: The Non-Traditional Bride(s) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79052 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2447/S2_Marriage_MAIN_JamieAmanda_2447.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Amanda Lehman-Faber said she was never "that girl" -- the girl who dreamed and imagined every little detail of her wedding day. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79052 305 Claims Approved for Pulse Victims' Fund http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79296 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials with a fund created from donations for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting say they will distribute $29.5 million on 305 claims when the process is completed. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79296 Walmart Cites Settlement Agreement in Same-Sex Benefits Case http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79297 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79297 Trump's Inauguration Set to Test Nation's Readiness to Heal http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79298 WASHINGTON (AP) - One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.There are parties and protests to attend, stars to gawk at, receptions to be worked, deals to be done, drinks to be consumed. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79298 Trump Appointments: A Troubling Trend http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79206 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/trump0.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79206 Bono Recruits Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum for AIDS Fight http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79207 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/S2_AIDS_Bono1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>NEW YORK (AP) -Donate at least $10 to Bono's charity (RED) and the singer is giving donors a chance to drink tea with him and Julia Roberts, enjoy a private concert from U2 or party in Las Vegas with "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79207 Major HIV Vaccine Trial in South Africa Stokes Hope http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79208 VERULAM, SOUTH AFRICA -An article by The Washington Post on Nov. 25 reports after decades of shadowboxing with the human immunodeficiency virus, researchers were encouraged four years ago when a test of a vaccine on 16,000 people in Thailand turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in the resilient pathogen. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79208 Trump Disavowal of White Supremacists Doesn't Quiet Concerns http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79210 ATLANTA (AP) - Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79210 LGBT Activists Denounce Sessions Nomination http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79113 One LGBT legal activist called it "chilling." Others called it "alarming" and "extreme." Even outside the LGBT community, the reaction was unusually harsh. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79113 How LGBT Candidates Across the Country Faired Election Day http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79020 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2446/S1N2_Election_Kate_Brown_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Sixty-one percent of 188 openly LGBT candidates this year won their races. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79020 STUNNER: Defying polls, Trump wins election http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79021 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2446/Donald_Trump_thumbs-up_insert_c_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>To the shock of political observers and LGBT rights supporters who expected his defeat, Donald Trump claimed a surprise victory Nov. 8 against Hillary Clinton in his bid for the White House. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79021 Baldwin Advances Up Democratic Leadership http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78951 The U.S. Senate's only openly LGBT member earned a leadership spot Wednesday, as Senate Democrats re-organize following the Nov. 8 election. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78951 LGBT characters at all time high on U.S. television http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78933 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2445/S1N_BRFS_2445.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78933 Q & A with Hillary Clinton http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78861 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2444/1Hillary_Clinton_10_(c)_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Hillary Clinton pledged to build a "hopeful, inclusive America where everyone counts" as she continues to draw a contrast between herself and Donald Trump over their views on LGBT issues. Clinton answered 13 questions on issues important to the LGBT community in a written interview with the Washington Blade on Nov. 2 with less than one week remaining before Election Day. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78861 US Supreme Court Takes Up Transgender Student Case http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78844 In a development that could worry LGBT legal activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would hear an appeal that challenges a lower court decision in favor of a transgender student who was denied access to a school bathroom consistent with his gender identity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78844 Is This a 'Cure' for HIV? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78748 Monkeys infected with SIV, the primate equivalent of HIV, were given a nine-month course of a monoclonal antibody while on antiretroviral therapy (ART), then all treatment was stopped. Two of the treated monkeys showed no rebound of the virus. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78748 Federal Appeal Seeks to Halt North Carolina Restroom Law http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78749 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections suffered a blow weeks ago when a judge ruled that three transgender residents must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at the campuses where they work and study. Now those plaintiffs want an appeals court to expand that preliminary ruling to cover all transgender people, across the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78749 UN LGBT Expert Vows Broad Investigations into Abuses http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79283 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/S1I_UNExpert.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>BANGKOK (AP) - The first-ever U.N. independent expert selected to examine violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people has vowed to forge ahead with wide-ranging investigations despite formidable opposition to his appointment in a U.N. vote. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79283 Fidel Castro Leaves Legacy of Oppression, Say Many LGBT Cubans http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79198 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/S1I5_BRF_CastroLGBTCubans_2448.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's death has many LGBT activists reflecting on a history of repression under his regime. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79198 New Delhi Pride Parade Marchers Call for End to Anti-LGBT Laws http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79199 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2448/S1N6_BRF_IndiaPrideMarch_2448.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>LGBT rights activists marched in New Delhi's Pride parade Nov. 27, calling for the repeal of a law that criminalizes gay sex and for an end to other instances of discrimination in India. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79199 Australia turns down national vote on same-sex marriage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78926 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78926 Gay Rights Groups Build Alliances to Counter Climate of Fear http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78736 NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Gay rights activists are joining with refugees, ethnic minorities and other groups to beat back forces that are exploiting a climate of fear created by terror concerns, an official with an international gay rights advocacy group said Oct. 20. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78736 Belfast Bakery Loses Appeal Over Refusal of Gay-rights Cake http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78737 BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - A Belfast bakery on Monday lost its appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to bake a cake decorated with a message supporting same-sex marriage. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78737 Why We Need Safe Spaces http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79307 Suddenly the idea of a safe space doesn't seem so quaint. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79307 Going High: Hard Work, Frank Talk & Not Backing Down http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79308 We can't all pack up our toys and move to Canada or stay in our beds with our heads covered hoping it was all just a bad dream. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79308 Transmissions: Doing It for Ourselves http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79309 It is likely that the vice president-elect is the power behind this throne. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79309 Positive Thoughts: A Sense of Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79220 Community is a word I often hear bandied about at various HIV meetings, conferences, and gatherings, but it's sometimes a loaded word that often means different things to different people, and its definition depends on the setting or context in which it's used. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79220 Student Questions UM's Support of Homophobic FDA Blood Donor Policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79133 Daniel Anthony wrote the following letter to University of Michigan Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper after she distributed a letter to the student body on Nov. 9 reminding them to donate blood to the American Red Cross for the 35th annual Blood Battle with Ohio State University. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79133 Mombian: Picking Up the Shards http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79125 I made a cake on Nov. 8 to celebrate what I thought would be Hillary Clinton's election. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79125 Worship Guide: Holiday Services Calendar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79289 Check out this list to find an inclusive place to commemorate the holidays this season. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79289 Faith Leaders Work Toward Healing a Divided Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79291 Faith-based coalition Inclusive Justice has been reaching out to congregations statewide to provide encouragement, hope and a reminder of the community's potential through and beyond these hard times. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79291 Top 35 LGBTQ Christian Books of 2016 Named http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79292 Lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry announced a diverse list of LGBTQ Christian books. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79292 Lesbian Sues Catholic School Over Firing http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77833 HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state's discrimination law when she was fired because she's married to a woman. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77833 Former LDS Church Lobbyist Joins Board Of LGBT Mormon Group http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77851 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former lobbyist for the Mormon church has joined the board of a support group for LGBT Mormons. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77851 Decision Day: When The Supreme Court Rules http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=71776 Michigan for Marriage is currently planning events across the state to be held on URL Decision Day http:action.marriagemi.orgpagesSCOTUSDday this month. The day the Supreme Court rules on marriage will be historic. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=71776 A Different Kind Of Catholic Church http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70855 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2314/S1Worship2_2314Christ the GoodShepherd photo.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FERNDALE -- The Catholic church is not exactly known for tolerance. But Community of Christ the Good Shepherd is not the typical Catholic church. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70855 LGBT-Inclusive Spring Worship Events http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70854 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70854 Rev. Ric Beattie Takes The Helm Of Unity Royal Oak http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70856 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2314/S1Worship_RicBeattie.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Rev. Ric Beattie takes over Unity Royal Oak this Good Friday. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=70856 First-Of-Its-Kind LGBT Jewish Curriculum http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67785 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2235/S1N10_JewishCurriculumKoiBME_2236.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>{BOLD WASHINGTON D.C. -} The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Institute for Welcoming Resources, Keshet, COLAGE and Family Equity Council released a curriculum designed to help Jewish congregations support and embrace LGBT members of their families. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67785 Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out As Gay http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67639 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2234/S1_WorshipVickyBeeching_2234.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>London - British star of the American Christian rock scene, Vicky Beeching came out as gay Aug. 13 in an interview with the U.K. newspaper, the Independent. She is a popular writer and singer of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) worship songs and has been performing for 12 years but has been writing them for much longer. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67639 100-year-old Ohio Church Installs Gay Pastor http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67638 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67638 Award-Winning Documentary Considers Mormon Trans Woman's Tale Of Transition http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67339 A new documentary from OHO Media titled "Transmormon" highlights a young trans woman's self-realization while intimately introducing viewers to her family, her faith and her journey. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67339 New Report Exposes Deceptive Religious Right Strategy Targeting LGBT Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66988 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2228/S1N_RELIGIOUSRIGHT_2229.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Within in a few short years, legal same-sex marriage has arrived in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The armed forces' "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and federal law, which barred openly gay military service, has been repealed. And for all the Religious Right and social conservatives' efforts to block such progress, equal rights for LGBTs, it would appear, are advancing in significant ways. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66988 Lutherans Embrace LGBT Community With 'Reconciling In Christ' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66440 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2223/1-S2_Worship_R.I.C..jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"When you walk into an R.I.C. Lutheran Church you are embraced by the congregation and all who are present will welcome you if they recognize that you are new, especially if you are gay, lesbian or transgender." - Wendy Wellman, chair of the Southeast Michigan Synod Diversity Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66440 Clergy Come Out In Support Of Michigan Same Sex Couples http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65561 In the wake of the ruling in favor of marriage equality by Judge Bernard Friedman in the DeBoer v. Snyder case March 21, a number faith-based expressions of inclusion were released by local clergy. This is reaffirming to the LGBT community, and even though the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a stay on Friedman's ruling for the moment, it's still good news just in time for the Ultimate 2014 LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo sponsored by Between The Lines and slated for April 12. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65561 Leaping Over The Boundaries Of Traditional Marriage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65562 TRENTON - In a world where "traditional marriage" dominates the expected norms, along with all the legal challenges of same-sex marriage facing LGBT couples in Michigan, two individuals have crossed societal boundaries in more ways than one. Pastor Mike Meyer and husband Carson Anderson are not only a legally married couple, but with Meyer an ordained Lutheran Minister and Anderson an African American, the lines of racial, religious and traditional marriage have all been blown away by this happily married couple, who've been together for the past 15 years. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65562 New LGBT-Affirming Congregation comes to Southeast Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65100 A new LGBT-affirming church, Affirming Love Ministries, is coming to the Metro-Detroit and YpsilantiAnn Arbor areas. The diverse congregation is a non-denominational Christian ministry that believes in "the radical inclusivity of Jesus Christ." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65100 Abrams Lost Her Church, But Has Found Her Calling http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63833 Her story made national headlines. Bishop Allyson Abrams stepped down from her church, Zion Progress Baptist Church in downtown Detroit, in October after announcing that she had married a woman. A well respected member of Detroit's faith community, Abrams also resigned her positions as secretary of the powerful Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors and co-editor of the magazine of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63833 Three Gay Holocaust Survivors Remember http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=64065 Between 1933 and 1945 when the Nazis came to power in Germany an estimated 100,000 homosexual men were arrested, of whom 50,000 were sentenced under criminal law Paragraph 175. Most served prison sentences. An estimated 5,000 to 15,000 were sent to concentration camps. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=64065 The OutField: A Show of Gratitude http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79238 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79238 The OutField: Out Off the Field http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78788 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2444/S2_OF_2444.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>In nearly 10 years of covering sports, "The OutField" has reported on dozens of LGBT athletes and coaches. We've interviewed gay fan groups and referees. We've talked about the Gay Games, and the (largely) straight Olympics. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78788 The OutField: Changing the Game http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78318 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2439/S2_OF_2439.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As a high school student, Shane Wickes' life was good. The Reno, Nevada native was an all-state football player (offensive guard) and a state champion discus thrower. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78318 The OutField: Jeremy Brener's Inspirational High School Journey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77200 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2428/S2_Outfield_JBrener_2428.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Growing up in Houston as the son of a multi-sport athlete, it felt natural for Jeremy Brener to play sports. He enjoyed them all, especially soccer and basketball. He coached younger kids in a recreational league. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77200 The OutField: Cheering on #EveryFan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76614 Separated by only 11 miles - and both proudly sporting the color blue - Duke University and the University of North Carolina enjoy perhaps the most intense college athletic rivalry in the country. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76614 The OutField: Cheering on #EveryFan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76519 Separated by only 11 miles - and both proudly sporting the color blue - Duke University and the University of North Carolina enjoy perhaps the most intense college athletic rivalry in the country. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76519 Creep of the Week: Donald Trump http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79303 Some LGBTQ people, and people who love LGBTQ people, voted for Trump. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79303 Creep of the Week: Betsy DeVos http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79215 Betsy DeVos claims she wants all kids to have a good education. Unfortunately, what she's unleashed in Michigan is absolutely not accomplishing that. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79215 Creep of the Week: Jeff Sessions http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79119 A long, long time ago, in 1986, Jeff Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge in Alabama. But the Senate Judiciary Committee was all, "Uh, no, you're way too racist." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79119 Creep of the Week: Donald Trump http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79026 America essentially told Hillary Clinton to go make Donald Trump a sandwich. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79026 Creep of the Week:Tony Perkins http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78938 It's interesting that Tony Perkins said that Trump is going to give Christians "space." Isn't that what your girlfriend gives you right before she breaks up with you? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78938 Creep of the Week: Gordon Klingenschmitt http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78849 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78849 Hiding Pence http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79300 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/S1OCA_EditorialCartoon_2449.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79300 Craft Dodger http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79230 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/S2CA_ACoupleOfGuys_2449.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79230 I Voted http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79236 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2449/SUSANPUZ.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79236