PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 21 Dec 2014 14:21 EST 21 Dec 2014 14:21 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com ALERT Missing Person In Metro Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69501 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S1M3_JayRalkoMissingPersons_2252.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Warren Police Department is looking for a missing person: a 22-year-old trans man, from Warren, last seen on Dec. 10. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69501 A Remembrance: Robert Clark http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69479 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S1M_RemembranceRobertClark.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>I couldn't tell you the exact moment I met Robert Clark, but the bond was immediate. We were drawn together by our shared commitment to LGBTQ equality in general, but especially for the African American community and politics. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69479 New LGBT Tobacco Disparity Report For Michigan Released http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69480 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S1M5_AffTobaccoStudyRelease_2251.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>FERNDALE - In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Perceptions in Saginaw and the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC), Affirmations officially released its study on smoking rates among LGBT individuals in Michigan and how effective the marketing is to the LGBT clientele. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69480 Representation: Trans Activism In Michigan Lame Duck http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69481 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S1M_CharDavenport_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>SAGINAW - Over the past decade she has fought for her life, added her name to become an elected official and now fights to be a Michigan citizen with full rights. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69481 Between Bass And Treble: An Alto Story http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69377 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M6_A2SymphonyCouple_2250_Corrected.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>YPSILANTI - Amidst the cobblestone roads and waterways of Dusseldorf, Germany, Barbara Zmich-McClellan and Celeste McClellan-Zmich met while working in the instrumental arts. They kept running into one another throughout Europe at various functions or coffee houses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69377 Local Gatherings Against MiRFRA http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69404 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M10GatheringsAgainstMiRFRA_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MiRFRA) moves through the State's legislature, communities around the state have scheduled upcoming gatherings to discuss the bill and to protest against bill. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69404 Call To Action: Petition Seeks To Stop MiRFRA http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69399 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M10_MIRFRAPetition_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A petition launched Dec. 9 to spread the word and gather support against the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act is gaining significant momentum. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69399 Top Faith Leaders Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Inclusion http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69274 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S1M4_ReligionEqualityPanel_2248.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Lead equality activists and top religious experts came together to discuss the state of equality in religious circles and what the next stages are in the quest for a fully LGBT inclusive state.On Nov. 20, the Michigan Round Table, a group of educated individuals seeking to advance the community in change, development and organization to empower individuals to act, gathered. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69274 The First Trans Helpline In USA Is In Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69378 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M4_TransHelpline_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - As reported this week by the Advocate, a new trans lifeline began taking calls in November and claims to be the first in the U.S. However, the transgender helpline provided by Transgender Michigan (TGMI) has been offering services long before 2014. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69378 LGBT Judge To Speak At Ann Arbor Interfaith Service http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69379 U.S. District Judge Judith Levy, one of only seven openly gay federal jurists in the nation, will discuss her remarkable journey at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor for the fifth annual "Interfaith Service of Affirmation" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) and their families, friends and allies. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69379 Gay Therapist Discusses Sexualities Of LGBT And Straight Men In New Book http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69380 In his latest book, "Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bi?," certified relationship therapist and clinical sexologist Joe Kort, PhD, MSW, MA, with the help of Alexander P. Morgan, PhD, illustrates diverse male sexuality and how every experience from childhood onward affects personalities, and for some, their sexual appetites. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69380 Affirmations Seeks LGBTQ-Friendly Healthcare Providers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69381 Affirmations is looking for healthcare providers to list themselves in their Health Wellness Network. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69381 Ruth Ellis Center Celebrates 15 Years Serving LGBTQ Youth http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69382 HIGHLAND PARK - The Ruth Ellis Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary serving youth in Detroit and the metropolitan area. Established in 1999, Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has been and continues to be one of the nation's leading experts in serving runway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69382 The Rise Of 'License To Discriminate'; The Failure Of LGBT Civil Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69302 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S1M1_MiFRAshutterstock_webstandard.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the so-called lame duck session was gaveling in, the Michigan LGBT community believed that they would finally, for the first time since 1981, have civil rights protections added to the state law known as the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Now, with just over a week left in the session, amending the state's civil rights law is off the table, and in its place is a legislative sleight of hand - civil rights protections based on "religious freedom." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69302 State Civil Rights Amendment Dead, Says Speaker http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69297 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/JaseBolger.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) says legislation to amend Michigan's civil rights act to include protections for the LGBT community is dead. "The Speaker and I have both been quoted saying the Elliott-Larsen amendment bill will not be voted on this year because there isn't enough support to get the bill out of committee," says Bolger's spokesman Ari Adler. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69297 WCC Expands LGBT Protections http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69299 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S1M3_WCCLGBTProtectionsMain.gif' style='width:250px'><br/>At its Nov. 18 meeting, the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to expand protections for transgender, lesbian, bisexual and gay students, faculty and staff for the first time in over 20 years. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69299 PrEP Debate Continues As Advocates Hold Conversations In State http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69272 Jesse Anguiano only wanted an extra layer of protection during sex. The 31-year-old gay man had been hearing about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for some time from HIV test counselors at the Lansing Area AIDS Network, but when he sought out the pill he ran into barriers. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69272 'KICK' Off The Holidays With Annual Gala In Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69275 KICK, Detroit's agency for LGBT African Americans, hosts its 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser this month dubbed "Holiday in December." The event is both a fundraiser for the nonprofit's programs and also a joyous holiday celebration of family, friends and community. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69275 Foster Children's Charity Collecting New Toys, Gifts For Holiday Bazaar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69276 DETROIT - One local charity is determined to make sure metro Detroit-area foster children enjoy a merry Christmas. To that end, For The Seventh Generation (URL www.fortheseventhgeneration.org) announced the launch of its holiday toy and gift drive today. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69276 Right Reverend Wendell Gibbs To Speak On Marriage Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69278 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/WendellGibbs-wide.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Right Reverend Wendell Gibbs, Bishop of the Episcopalian Diocese of Michigan, will speak this Tuesday at St. John's Church in Royal Oak. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69278 Affirmations Hosts Information Session On LGBT Foster Parenting And Adoption http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69277 This month, Ennis Center for Children and Affirmations will present "Exploring Foster Parenting and Adoption for Singles and Couples." Topics at the event include an overview of the foster care system, information on the process of becoming a foster parent and legal options for foster care and adoption. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69277 Exclusive! 'Looking' Star Russell Tovey On Sex Scenes, His Famous Butt & That Rimming Cake http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69406 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/russellweb.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As "Looking" returns to the network on Jan. 11, 2015, the 33-year-old opened up on a variety of topics: his mom's reaction to his thigh thump with Groff, the advantages to shooting a sex scene with a gay actor and how, despite his famous butt, fans of the show who meet him aren't "rape-y." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69406 Q&A: Robbie Rogers On Why Athletes Won't Come Out, ESPN's 'Ridiculous' Locker Room Coverage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69300 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/robbierogersweb.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Ever since Robbie Rogers came out in early 2013, the soccer player has been intent on changing sports culture the best way he knows how - by being himself. Rogers shares his story in "Coming Out to Play," a book co-written with Eric Marcus ("Breaking the Surface," co-authored with Greg Louganis) on the LA Galaxy player's journey from closeted Catholic to barrier breaker. The first openly gay male athlete to win a big-time team pro sports title in the U.S., Rogers talks being "sad" about the lack of out athletes, homophobia in sports and how stories on LGBT-focused locker room behavior set the gay community back. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69300 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69416 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S2_DH_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Kate McKinnon, Ellen Page, Ezra Miller... http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69416 Wait Wait ... Do Tell Me!: Paula Poundstone Talks Sex, Tech & Cats http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69312 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S2_PaulaPoundstone_2250.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>For decades now, Paula Poundstone's been the subject of sexual speculation. Wherever you stand on that debate, one thing's certain: The comedian's not getting any from anyone. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69312 Out Of The Labyrinth, Into The Light http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69311 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S2_LabyrhthArtist_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>After two decades, "Unto Us A Child is Born," a same-sex family portrait by well-known gay Michigan artist Carl Demeulenaere, is openly out and proudly on display at the Flint Institute of Arts through Jan. 4, 2015. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69311 Being Young & Coming Out To Bette Midler http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69204 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/Bette.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When you're a 12-year-old gay boy in middle school, you don't really have an overt sexuality, just many flamboyant hobbies. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69204 GALLERY: 200 Rally In Rain, Fog To Oppose 'Religious Freedom' Bill In Michigan Legislature http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69405 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/intherotunda.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>LANSING - Approximately 200 people gathered Tuesday in a light rain and heavy fog to protest against legislation waiting for a possible vote in the Michigan Senate in the last days of the current legislative session. The rally was in opposition to the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MiRFRA) introduced by House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69405 Local Gatherings Against MiRFRA http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69404 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M10GatheringsAgainstMiRFRA_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MiRFRA) moves through the State's legislature, communities around the state have scheduled upcoming gatherings to discuss the bill and to protest against bill. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69404 The Rise Of 'License To Discriminate'; The Failure Of LGBT Civil Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69302 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S1M1_MiFRAshutterstock_webstandard.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the so-called lame duck session was gaveling in, the Michigan LGBT community believed that they would finally, for the first time since 1981, have civil rights protections added to the state law known as the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Now, with just over a week left in the session, amending the state's civil rights law is off the table, and in its place is a legislative sleight of hand - civil rights protections based on "religious freedom." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69302 Michigan Bishop Addresses MiRFRA http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69403 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1M_Gibbs2_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"The recent activity in Lansing scares me a little bit because they are trying to make it legal for anyone to turn down a sale simply because it would be against their religious beliefs. And that worries me," Gibbs said. "Even with the conversation we're having, this is one short step away from saying ' O, you're black, we're not going to sell to you. You're asian, we're not going to sell you a house.' It's a very short step." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69403 Creep of the Week: Stacy Swimp http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69391 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1O_Creep_2250swimp.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>LGBT people aren't covered under Michigan's anti-discrimination law. Meaning you could, for example, be fired for being gay and your employer would be perfectly in his or her rights. Your legal recourse would be, to use a technical term, jack shit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69391 State Civil Rights Amendment Dead, Says Speaker http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69297 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/JaseBolger.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) says legislation to amend Michigan's civil rights act to include protections for the LGBT community is dead. "The Speaker and I have both been quoted saying the Elliott-Larsen amendment bill will not be voted on this year because there isn't enough support to get the bill out of committee," says Bolger's spokesman Ari Adler. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69297 All Or Nothing When It Comes To Civil Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69085 Last week, a Republican-sponsored bill was introduced that would amend our state's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination against some members of the LGBT community. The proposed bill covers sexual orientation -- but leaves out gender identity and expression. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69085 BTL EDITORIAL: Bolger And Murray On The Wrong Side Of History http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69084 Now Bolger and his allies in the GOP controlled House would like you to think opposition to the sexual orientation only Elliott-Larsen - the so-called "two word solution" - is because of bullying from the left. That's not the case. The fact is, without gender identity and expression covered in Michigan's Elliott-Larsen the entire LGBT community loses. And it is our trans brothers and sisters who will suffer the most with a "two word solution." That exclusion will kill people and cause irreparable harm. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69084 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Expansion Precarious http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69064 LANSING -- The lame-duck machinations to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) continue with two clear sides firming up in the fight. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69064 New MI Group Aims To Pass Fully Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69066 MICHIGAN - A broad, bipartisan coalition of organizations, businesses, lawmakers, grassroots activists, members of the LGBT community and concerned residents from across the state have joined together to launch a new statewide grassroots campaign with one clear goal. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69066 AT&T National 'Will Only Support Fully Inclusive Bill' On Civil Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68987 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68987 Statewide Campaign For Gender Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68977 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2246/S1M10_DroppingTheCall_2247.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Community and LGBT organizations from across the state have come together to create a new campaign aimed at holding legislators accountable for passage of an all inclusive bill to amend the state's civil-rights amendment. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68977 Inclusive Elliott Larsen Delayed Because of Federal EEOC Rulings http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68971 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2245/S1M2_ElliotLarsenONLINNEbigstock-Greek-Architecture-7970759.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68971 Michigan GOP Pushes Non-Inclusive Elliott-Larsen Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68980 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2246/GOPPushes.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Republicans in the state House announced Wednesday they would be pushing a non-inclusive amendment to Elliott-Larsen and legislation aimed at protecting religious freedom. Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petosky) will introduce legislation to amend the state's civil rights act to include sexual orientation, but not gender identity. House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) will introduce legislation to protect "religious freedom." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68980 Study: Only 16 Percent Of Men Who Have Sex With Men Report Using Condoms 'Always' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69483 A new study by CDC researcher Dawn Smith has found that only 16 percent of men who have sex with men reported consistent condom use during the study period. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69483 New Data Shows U.S. Benefiting From Same-Sex Marriage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69484 LOS ANGELES - The Williams Institute, in partnership with Credit Suisse, has released a new, interactive resource exploring the amount of money state economies have to gain by allowing same-sex couples to marry. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69484 NYC Approves Ordinance On Trans Birth Certificates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69485 NEW YORK - A New York City Council approved an ordinance last week eliminating barriers for transgender people seeking to change the gender marker on their birth certificates. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69485 LGBT Baby Boomers Face Tough Retirement Hurdles http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69384 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1N2_Boomersgays-tough-retirement_buch-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>NEW YORK (AP) - For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Retirement should have been a "slam dunk," the 62-year-old Texas widow says. She saved, bought a house with her spouse and has a pension through her employer. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69384 In Wake Of Murder, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69407 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S1N10_12thTransWOCDead_2252.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity Dec. 17, with sex workers and their allies to commemorate the 11th annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers. Dec. 6th marked the 12th case of a transgender woman of color found murdered since the NCAVP started counting in June. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69407 Financial Tips For Same-Sex Couples http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69385 NEW YORK (AP) - Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69385 Group: Army To Recognize Transgender Vets' Names http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69386 TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - The U.S. Army has agreed to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said recently. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69386 New Non-Discrimination Rule Implemented Federally http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69298 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S1N1_FederalNDOHitsDoL_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Department of Labor published a new rule to prohibit businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69298 Attorney: Same-Sex Marriages Should Start Soon In Miss. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69280 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - On Nov. 29 an attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69280 Will U.S. Supreme Court Resolve Marriage Debate? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69180 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2248/S1N1_USSupremesDecision_2124_2248.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Trying to keep up with the number of states now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been tricky business the past few weeks. The number of new states coming "on line" with marriage equality has changed almost every day -- sometimes back and forth. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69180 Mississippi Judge Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69103 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2247/S1N10_FederalJudgeMiss_2249.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A federal judge has overturned Mississippi&#39;s ban on same-sex marriage, but is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69103 Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69070 CHICAGO (AP) -- A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69070 Shelter in Kansas City Won't House Gay Couples http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69071 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The City Union Mission in Kansas City says it will not allow legally married same-sex couples who are homeless to stay at the shelter. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69071 Gay Marriage Issue Now Linked To Ohio Senator http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69072 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69072 Another Top Ohio Republican Speaks On Gay Marriage http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69073 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the state's protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69073 Pope Reinforces Traditional Family Values http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69074 VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis said Monday that children have the right to grow up with a mother and a father, emphasizing traditional family values as he opened an interreligious conference on the "complementarity" of men and women in marriage. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69074 Election 2014: LGBT Candidates Make Some History Across U.S. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68787 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2246/S1N1_NationalLGBTMaura_Healey_insert_courtesy_Healey_Campaign.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68787 Republican Sweep Captures Senate And Some Pro-Gay Governors http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68786 Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats Tuesday night to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress, but in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor's offices in three strongly Democratic states - Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. The results in the U.S. Senate stall any chance for advancing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for at least two years, maybe more. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68786 LGBT Veterans Still Denied Equal Federal Benefits http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68886 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2245/S1N10_VeteransDay_2246.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>On the eve of Veterans Day, the American Military Partner Association, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68886 GLSEN Releases New National School Climate Survey On America's Middle And High Schools http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68863 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2245/S1N_chool Climate Survey Full Report-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Benchmark Survey Reveals Some Improvements in Climate; Schools Nationwide Remain Hostile Environments for LGBT Youth http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68863 Creep of the Week: Craig James http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69490 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/111226_craig_james_605_ap.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>People who think two guys kissing or two women same-sexing is really icky and makes Jesus cry don't typically say that gays and lesbians should be killed. Prayed for? Check. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69490 Mich-issippi Burning: Marriage Equality, Anti-Gay Animus and Majoritarian Politics http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69497 In an increasing number of domains, from worker rights, to marriage inequality, to state-imposed "Emergency Managers," almost exclusively in majority-minority cities, Michigan is becoming known as the "Mississippi of the North," hence the moniker "Mich-issippi." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69497 Faith? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69495 All signs point to a resurgence of "faith-based" politics that almost surely will produce legislation and resultant policies that will have their ground in uncritical religious and ideological belief systems. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69495 Curtain Goes Down On Curtain Calls http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69425 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/CC1_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Back in the summer of 2001 when co-publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz placed a small ad in the newspaper seeking to hire someone to help expand their theater coverage, little did they anticipate that the middle-aged, bald and bespectacled gentleman who responded would still be there 13-and-a-half years later. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69425 'Wicked' Still Casts A Powerful Spell http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69426 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S2_CCO2_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Wicked" has long been typecast as "a girl thing," but while watching the newest touring production of the Oz-inspired stage musical... http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69426 Beck Bubbles As Avonlea's Anne http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69427 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S2_CCO3_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When you have a strong asset, you're going to use it. Especially when that asset has proved repeatedly she's up to whatever is asked of her. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69427 In Dreamy 'Snow Queen,' Storytellers Reign http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69428 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S2_CCO4_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Winter doesn't officially begin until late December, but Michigan weather usually arrives early to that particular party. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69428 Slipstream Does Shakespeare http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69320 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/CC1_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"A sad tale's best for winter." So says young Mamillius, heir to the throne of Sicilia and character in William Shakespeare's romance, "The Winter's Tale." "Out of the mouths of babes ..." they say. Except Mamillius doesn't say that line, or any other line, in Slipstream Theatre Initiative's reinvention of Shakespeare's story. He's still a babe in arms. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69320 Great Escape Charms With Holiday Classic http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69321 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2250/S2_CCO1_2250.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When it comes to heartwarming and uplifting, few stories can compete with "It's a Wonderful Life." It's one of the reasons it has been adapted into so many different forms - the classic film, a one-man show, several different stage versions and radio plays. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69321 Hear Me Out: Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69420 Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Calvin Harris, Haerts http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69420 Hear Me Out: Idina Menzel, Nick Jonas http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69209 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2249/S2_HMO_2249-Front.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Idini Menzel, Nick Jonas, Damien Rice http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69209 'Whitney Houston Live': My Greatest Loves Of All http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68986 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2246/whitwebNEW.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Preserving just the surface of her iconic pop culture heritage is Legacy Recordings' "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances," a bittersweet remembrance of a voice that inspired generations, and a showcase for the unbelievable power it possessed on stage. These are the five greatest "moments" of Whitney's "Greatest Performances," her first-ever live album: http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68986 Why It's OK To Stop Pretending You Don't Like Taylor Swift http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68779 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2244/TS.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Maybe you've heard: Taylor Swift has a new album, her fifth, and it's really good. It's actually the closest thing to a perfect pop release this year (that's right: Nashville's darling has gone full-on '90s bubblegum), which basically means that, if you're still resisting the T. Swizzle, it's time you work on that. Because remember how un-cool it was to get down with the Swifties? Good luck hearing "1989" and not becoming one. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68779 Hear Me Out: Mary Lambert, You+Me http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68582 Mary Lambert, You+Me, Betty Who, Annie Lennox http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68582 Hear Me Out: Melissa Etheridge, Lee Ann Womack http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68364 Melissa Etheridge, Lee An Womack, Lady Gaga Tony Bennett http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68364 Claus But No Cigar http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69414 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S3_CA_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69414 Congrats, Now Get Out http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69487 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S1O_EditorialCartoon_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69487 Actor With Dexter-ity http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69422 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S3_PUZ_2251-puz.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69422 Fend Off Winter Freeze With Sing Out Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69442 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2251/S2_RO_2251.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>LGBT concerts aren't over for the season just yet! Sing Out Detroit, southeast Michigan's LGBT and allied chorus, will perform their holiday show, "FA-LA-LA FROZEN," in Royal Oak this weekend. The winter celebration has "a little something for every member of the family." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69442 Schauer Says LGBTs Valued, Needed In His Administration http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67856 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2236/S1M_Schauer_2236.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown sat down with BTL publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz prior to the Michigan Democratic Convention for a wide-ranging conversation about their campaign, what a SchauerBrown administration would be like for the LGBT community and who would be included. They addressed LGBT civil rights, health issues, senior care, marriage equality and how both of them have come to be such vocal allies of the LGBT community. Here is a recap of Schauer's words on these concerns. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67856 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 BTL 2014 Michigan Voter Guide http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68644 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2243/S1M6_MIVoterGuide_2433.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>MICHIGAN - Between The Lines has created a Voter Guide available both in print and online, filled with detailed spreadsheets that will show Michigan voters which major endorsements each candidate has received up and down the ticket. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68644 Michigan-Born YouTube Sensation To Slay Royal Oak http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68163 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2239/RoyalOak.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tyler Oakley may not be a household name, but the Michigan-bred vlogger is quickly becoming a fixture of the Tumblr and YouTube circuits. Considered an "A-Lister of the digital age," Oakley will be bringing his "Slumber Party" event to Royal Oak this weekend, one of only two locations hosting the "TylerOakleyTour," the other being Chicago. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68163 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly For LGBT Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67346 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2231/PrimaryResults.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>With the polls closed, and the votes counted, Michigan's general election ballot is a mishmash of the good, the bad and the truly ugly for November. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67346 Woodward Wildflowers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66391 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2223/S2_RO_2223.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A thousand sunflowers will be planted on Woodward Avenue this summer in the park district between Six and Eight Mile Roads as part of the "Sunflowers on Woodward" project. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=66391 Sponsor Spotlight: Five15 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65134 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2211/S2_Five15_2211.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65134 State Rep. Zemke Introduces Bill To Prohibit Conversion Therapy In Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67200 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2229/Zemke_2229.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>{BOLD LANSING --} State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) sponsored legislation on July 16 that would outlaw the practice of conversion therapy in Michigan. {URL House Bill 5703 prohibits http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/pdf/2014-HIB-5703.pdf} &quot;any practice by a mental health professional that seeks to change a minor&#39;s sexual orientation.&quot; Similar laws are in place in {URL California http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56028}, {URL New Jersey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=61797} and New York and {URL have been upheld by federal courts. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63140} http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67200 The Ultimate Guide To Gay Gift Giving http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69039 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2247/Gifts-cover.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>What do you get a gay who has everything? Take your pick from these ideas, perfect for LGBT foodies, techies, explorers and more. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69039 Screen Queen: The Gift Guide http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69040 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69040 Pay It Forward This Holiday Season http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69068 MICHIGAN - Though the holiday season is usually associated with hot chocolate, Santa and other festivities, many families in metro Detroit are unable to celebrate because of overwhelming medical bills, damages from the summer floods and job losses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69068 Michigan-Made Gifts For The Holidays http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63321 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2147/S1G2_BIKES_2147.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, nationwide retailers are dominating the shopping scene. But Michigan offers a variety of stellar gift options for every demographic imaginable http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63321 Hear Me Out ... For The Holidays http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63510 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2149/S2_HMO_2149-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63510 Screen Queen: The Gift Guide http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63760 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2151/S2_SQ_2151_Main.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63760 Mikey Rox's Ultimate Guide To Gay Gift Giving http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63322 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2147/S1G_3dPrinter_2147.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>What do you get a gay who has everything? Take your pick from these ideas, perfect for LGBT homebodies, adventurers, activists and more. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63322