PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 26 May 2017 05:26 EST 26 May 2017 05:26 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com House Committee Unanimously Approves Chechnya Resolution http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81539 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1N_Chechnya_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a resolution that condemns the crackdown against gay Chechens. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81539 DeVos: It's OK If States Discriminate Against LGBT Students http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81541 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1N_DeVos_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Under a grilling during a congressional hearing Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say she'll speak out against discrimination against LGBT students -- or even students experiencing racial discrimination. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81541 Judge Opposed to Gay Adoptions has Rule Change Blocked http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81521 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky family court judge who openly declared his opposition to adoptions by gay couples has been blocked from instituting a measure that may have let him avoid handling such cases. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81521 Man Gets 49 years for Anti-transgender Hate Crime Killing http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81522 GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence May 15 for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81522 Alaska Lawmakers Deny Transgender Man for Human Rights Post http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81523 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Legislature on May 15 rejected the appointment of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man, to serve on the state's human rights commission. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81523 Harris, Carper Seek Answers on LGBT Omission from 2020 Census http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81447 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_Census_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A pair of Democrats - U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) - are seeking answers from the U.S. Census Bureau on the omission of questions from major 2020 federal surveys on sexual orientation and gender identity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81447 Texas Lawmakers Advance Anti-LGBT Adoption, Bathroom Bills http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81444 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_Texas_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Under a threat from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of being called into a special session, the Texas Legislature late Sunday advanced two anti-LGBT measures -- one pertaining to adoption, the other transgender students -- with days remaining before lawmakers were set to adjourn. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81444 Exclusive: Mayor Buttigieg Backs Notre Dame Walkout of Pence Speech http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81442 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_Protest_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday he supports the students at University of Notre Dame who walked out on Vice President Mike Pence during his commencement speech over his anti-LGBT views and the Trump administration's approach to marginalized communities. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81442 Trump Delivers Speech in Saudi Arabia http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81441 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_SaudiArabia_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>President Trump on Sunday in a speech that he delivered in Saudi Arabia made no mention that consensual same-sex sexual relations remain punishable by death in the kingdom. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81441 Lesbian Visibility Shines Through in Memoir by Federal Prop 8 Plaintiffs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81440 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_Memoir_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A joyous celebration occurred May 13 in Highland Park as lesbian and straight women artists and performers launched an exhibition of archived work from the historic Women's Building, the one-time "feminist mecca" for women's culture in downtown Los Angeles. Already marginalized by mainstream society, the artists refused to be invisible even unto each other. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81440 Court: Transgender People Can Sue Under ADA http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81439 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1N_TransCourt_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A federal court for the first time has ruled transgender people can sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act, despite the law's explicit exclusion of claims based on gender identity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81439 Trump Blasted for Silence on Gay Atrocities #EyesOnChechnya http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81351 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1N_EyesOnChechnya_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Since assuming the presidency, Trump has remained silent about the government-ordered atrocities against the LGBT community in the Russian Republic of Chechnya. And some Los Angeles leaders are calling him out. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81351 Groundswell Announces Fund to Support Women of Color and Trans People of Color http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81421 In the wake of a game-changing election, Groundswell Fund, the largest funder of the U.S. Reproductive Justice movement will launch a new national Liberation Fund to support the strongest grassroots organizing efforts led by women of color and transgender people of color across social justice sectors. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81421 49 House Members Urge HHS to Restore LGBT Questions to Elder Survey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81350 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1N_ElderSurvey_2520 2.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>A group of 49 U.S. House members this week called on the Department of Health & Health Services to restore questions allowing responders to identify as gay, lesbian of bisexual to a federal survey for elders. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81350 DNC Hires First Lesbian CEO, Former Head of EMILY's List http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81347 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1N_DNC_2520.png' style='width:250px'><br/>The Democratic National Committee has for the first-time ever hired an out lesbian at its chief executive officer, appointing the former head of EMILY's LIST to the top leadership position. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81347 White House 'Not Aware' if Trump Briefed on Chechnya Anti-gay Abuses http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81346 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1N_Chechnya_2520.png' style='width:250px'><br/>The White House said Tuesday it was unaware of whether President Trump brought up the issue of anti-gay abuses in Chechnya with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a meeting Wednesday. In fact, it's not clear that Trump has been briefed on the abuses at all. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81346 Comey Firing Heightens Suspicions of Trump Wrongdoing http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81257 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2518/S1N_Comey_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey as he was conducting an investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia has stunned America and ignited a firestorm of controversy -- and LGBT advocates are among those railing against the termination as evidence Trump has something to hide. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81257 Schumer Latest to Oppose Mark Green Over Nominee's Anti-LGBT Views http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81331 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1N_Chuck_Schumer_insert.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has become the latest to come out against the confirmation of Mark Green over the nominee's anti-LGBT views, urging his fellow members of the Democratic caucus to reject his appointment as Army secretary. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81331 Log Cabin Meets with Education Dept. Over Trans Issues http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81256 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2518/S1N_DeptofEd_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In the aftermath of the Trump administration revoking Obama-era guidance assuring transgender kids have access to school restrooms consistent with their gender identity, the Log Cabin Republicans met with Education Department officials Tuesday to propose a new plan that would support transgender kids and local authority in schools. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81256 Gavin Grimm to Speak at Capital Pride http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81255 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2518/S1N_Gavin_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Gavin Grimm, the transgender male student at a Virginia high school who petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to gain the right to use the school bathroom that matches his gender identity, will be a special guest speaker at D.C.'s Capital Trans Pride events on May 20. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81255 Alabama, Tennessee Governors Sign Anti-LGBT Bills http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81253 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2518/S1N_AntiLGBTBills_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Governors in Alabama and Tennessee have signed into law a pair of measures that could allow discrimination against LGBT families seeking to adopt a child or jeopardize their ability to obtain state benefits. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81253 Anti-LGBT State Senator Withdraws Nomination for Army Secretary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81252 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2518/S1N_GreenWithdrawals_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Mark E. Green, who President Trump nominated last month to be Secretary of the Army, withdrew from contention for the position on Friday following a month-long campaign by LGBT advocacy groups to publicize his anti-LGBT record as a Tennessee state senator. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81252 Moving the Music Forward http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81454 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_OctoOcta_Movement_1_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Maya Bouldry-Morrison's second overall full-length project, "Where Are We Going?," and her first as an out transgender individual isn't so much about the world we live in, but more about the way she interacts with it. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81454 Rrose Confuses the Mind and Perceptions While Making Music http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81455 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1M_RrosebySaad_OS_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Known for confusing listeners until they question their place in space and time, Rrose will take the Underground Stage May 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Movement Music Festival in Hart Plaza. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81455 The Frivolist: 7 Reasons Why Hotel Sex Is Better Than Bangin' at Home http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81456 There's something about a hotel room that makes you want to get frisky. From the ultra-plush mattress to on-demand XXX movies - assuming they have same-sex options (though I prefer straight porn myself) - a quick getaway in a decked-out suite is as much about relaxation as it is fulfilling your adult desires. Here are seven reasons why hotel sex is better than bangin' at home. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81456 John Waters Looks Back at 'Serial Mom': Inside Fan-Fave Scenes & Boy George's Surprising Ode to the Film http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81443 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/JohnWatersMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Has there ever been a better prank call than the one in "Serial Mom"? The wicked bit features Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin harassing her parking-spot-stealing neighbor, Dottie Hinkle (Mink Stole): "Is this the Cocksucker residence? Isn't this 4215 Pussy Way?" http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81443 Q&A: Priyanka Chopra Pledges Support for LGBT Community Despite 'Ugly' Resistance, Talks Flirty Lesbians & Zac Efron's 'Real' Abs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81438 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/PriyankaMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Priyanka Chopra has your back. Though India's government still criminalizes homosexuality, Chopra, a global superstar and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2016 (she has nearly 18 million Twitter followers, more than Beyonce), is standing up for LGBT people {ITAL everywhere}. The actress/model/producer candidly affirms her support for the community during our recent call, from Miami, where Chopra, 34, speaks passionately about issues affecting her queer friends and fans - including whether "Baywatch" co-star Zac Efron's abs are real. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81438 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81357 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S2_DH_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Paul Verhoeven, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner... http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81357 Survey Results Can Help Protect Trans Community, LGBT Rights Organizations Say http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81538 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1M_TransSurvey2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The transgender community has support in the form of data to convince lawmakers in the state that discrimination based on gender identity exists. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81538 What's in a Name (and Gender Marker)? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81515 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1M_NameChange_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>At the age of 18, Jazz McGinnis embarked on a journey. As a transgender man, this was neither his physical nor emotional journey - it was a legal one: McGinnis wanted to change his name. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81515 REC Receives 100K Grant to Provide Counseling for Trans Women http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81516 The Hope Grace Fund, a philanthropic vehicle of well-being beauty brand Philosophy USA, has awarded the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park with a $100,000 grant to hire a mental health professional who will provide counseling services for trans women and girls of color. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81516 Community Activists Will Discuss Groundbreaking Book on Black LGBT Health http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81517 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1M9_BookSigning_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The co-editors, Lourdes Dolores Follins and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, of the academic text, "Black LGBT Health in the United States: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation," will be available to discuss their work from 6-8 p.m. on June 2 at the Ruth Ellis Health and Wellness Center, 77 Victor St. in Highland Park. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81517 New LGBTQA Section at State Bar of Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81518 In an effort to ensure consistency within Michigan law and conformity to federal rulings, a new State Bar of Michigan section - the LGBTQA Law Section - will research and identify areas of state laws that may need revisions or updates, and will seek to educate the public and members of the legal community in how their clients may be affected as laws and new precedents develop. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81518 Holland LGBTQ Community Center Hosts Open House http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81519 Area LGBTQ residents and their allies can get a look at the new Out On The Lakeshore Community Center and mingle with professional comedienne Mimi Gonzalez at the same time from 5-7 p.m. on May 30. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81519 'Cheers to HELP' Raises Funds for LGBTQ Health Care Services http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81446 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1M_Corktown_MAIN_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>More than 150 supporters attended the eighth annual Spring fundraiser, "Cheers to HELP," on May 12 at the Health Emergency Lifeline Programs' offices in Detroit. The wine tasting event helped raise over $15,000 for the HELP agency. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81446 Community Invited to Discuss 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report Results http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81445 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/TransSurvey.png' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan and members of the transgender community will release Michigan-specific data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey on Wednesday at multiple times and locations across the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81445 Equity Theatre Group Gives Back to HIV/AIDS Organizations http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81415 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1M2_EFFAAwards_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FERNDALE - Members of the Detroit area Actors Equity Association Liaison Committee presented checks on May 8 to organizations in the community fighting against HIVAIDS. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81415 EQMI's Department of Victim Services Reaches Across the State http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81414 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1M_EQMIDVS_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Equality Michigan is committed through their Department of Victim Services to providing support and advocacy services for LGBTQ, SGL (Same Gender Loving), and HIV-affected people experiencing various forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, hate violence, harassment and discrimination. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81414 'As We Go On' Performance to Benefit Holland Community Center http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81416 True coming out stories will be told live by members of the Ann Arbor LGBTQ community during the performance of "As We Go On" at 3 p.m. on May 21 at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81416 Affirmations Welcomes New Youth Program Coordinator http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81417 Meet Ian Unger, who moved to Michigan from Wisconsin with his wife, and recently joined Affirmations as the new youth program coordinator. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81417 Roz Gould Keith Receives Diversity Champion Award http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81418 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1M9_RozAward_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Roz Gould Keith, founder of Stand with Trans, received the Diversity Champion Award. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81418 Annual Fundraiser at Boys & Girls Club Helps LGBTQ Youth http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81419 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2520/S1M9_TorchClubMAIN_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Six youth between the ages of 11-13 at the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County raised money to benefit the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81419 Federal Court Orders Trump to Produce Giuliani Travel Ban Memo http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81349 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1M_ACLU_2520.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In response to a recent joint lawsuit filed by the Arab American Civil Rights League, the ACLU of Michigan and others, a federal judge on May 11 ordered President Donald Trump to turn over key documents related to his Executive Order banning travel from six Muslim majority countries and freezing the refugee resettlement program. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81349 Lesbian and Transgender Moms Changing the Face of Motherhood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81323 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1M_BurkheadFamily_2519.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Mother's Day is an opportunity to recognize the growing profile of lesbian and transgender mothers through personal stories, which Between The Lines asked willing families to share along with a photo. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81323 Brownstown Couple Receives Creating Hope Award for Fostering Children http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81325 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1M_WolverineServices1_2519.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Lori Dixon and Shelly Taylor became a couple nearly a decade ago. Though Dixon had four biological children from a previous marriage, the couple soon decided they wanted to increase the size of their family. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81325 State Admits Error, Retracts Letters Demanding Same-Sex Married Couples Pay More In Taxes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81348 Same-sex married couples in Michigan should ignore 2013 tax letter sent out erroneously by Department of Treasury. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81348 Family Matters: Legal Issues for Same-Sex Parents http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81322 The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges removed barriers to the adoption process for same-sex married couples. But there are unique and complex legal issues to consider when deciding to become a family. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81322 Community Gathered for 'Love Is Love' Rally http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81343 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/LoveIsLoveMAIN.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Members of the community gathered at Geary Park in Ferndale on May 7 for the "Love Is Love" rally. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81343 David Rosenberg, Longtime BTL Distributor, Retires http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81324 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2519/S1M9_Rosenberg_2518.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>David Rosenberg's involvement with Between The Lines dates back to 1993 when there was no LGBT newspaper in circulation in Michigan. There had been LGBT publications in the area before, most notably 10 Percent, which was later renamed the Michigan Tribune before it had stopped publishing almost 25 years ago. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81324 Creep of the Week: Donald Trump http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81528 As I write this I'm taking in the news of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. 22 confirmed dead so far. At least 59 injured. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81528 WYD http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81533 While you traverse your favorite social media site, you come across a post with an attached video. The clip shows a ten-year-old boy, as he expertly applies a face full of flawless makeup. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81533 Don't Cry Alone. There is Help. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81534 The LGBTQ community is still fairly silent when it comes to having conversations about mental health. As a trauma-focused therapist based in Harper Woods, I work closely with LGBTQ people who struggle to talk about their mental health. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81534 Bangladesh Arrests 27 Men on Suspicion of Being Gay http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81511 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country, and plan to charge them with drug possession, an official said Friday. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81511 1,000 in Romanian Gay Pride March Amid Moves to Limit Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81512 BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81512 Gay Men Sent to 'Concentration Camps' in Chechnya http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80955 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2515/1S1N_Grozny_skyline_insert_by_Alexxx1979_courtesy_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A Russian LGBT advocacy group on Monday confirmed a report that gay men in Chechnya have been sent to secret prisons. Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper, on April 4 reported gay men have been sent to the prisons -- which reports have described as &quot;concentration camps&quot; -- in the semi-autonomous Russian republic. It said one of them is located near Argun, a town that is roughly 12 miles east of the Chechen capital of Grozny. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80955 'Pinkwashing' Populism: Gay Voters Embrace French Far-Right http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80954 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2515/1_LePenVote_APWire.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A political party that would abolish same-sex marriage - one whose founder wanted AIDS patients rounded up and branded homosexuality "a biological and social anomaly" - is now winning LGBT votes in France...One factor that explains the new wave of LGBT support is that many Le Pen voters are millennials like Hopper who are too young to remember the National Front's neo-fascist roots or the acid anti-gay sentiments openly expressed by her father.Others, especially gay men, are in awe of the blond, blue-eyed, 48-year-old former lawyer's persona - they see an audacious, strong-willed woman writing the rules in a world of men. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80954 Diana Krall Kicks of 34th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81467 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC1_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>One of the biggest names in modern jazz music is returning to Ann Arbor to kick off the 34th annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81467 Grillin' for Food Gatherers: A Picnic with a Purpose http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81468 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC2_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Around 2,000 guests will gather from 3-8 p.m. on June 11 for a community picnic at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road in Ann Arbor. In its 28th year, Grillin' is an event for all ages featuring live music, food from more than 50 local restaurants, beer and wine, a silent auction and activities for kids. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81468 Get Outside for Dinner this Summer http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81469 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2_CC3_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Ann Arbor Farmers Market presents their annual Food Truck Rallies on the first Wednesday evening of each month now through October. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81469 Celebrate Author Stephanie Heit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81470 Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, contemplative dance practice, and kundalini yoga. She lives with bipolar disorder and is a member of the Olimpias, an international disability-performance collective. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81470 Mouths of Babes http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81074 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2517/S2_CC4_2517.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the modern folk music scene. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81074 More Protections Expected for Ann Arbor Undocumented Immigrants http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81072 The Ann Arbor City Council is considering a resolution reaffirming the city's position against cooperating with the feds and instead providing more protections for undocumented immigrants. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81072 Calling All Musicians, Artists, Poets and Entertainers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81073 OUTFest 2017 is searching for local artists for this year's festival. OUTFest will be held August 4-5 this year with the annual Pride Picnic on August 6. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81073 Annual Rally Draws Attention to Sexual Violence http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80684 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2513/S2_CC1_2513.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Michigan Takes Back the Night will look to raise awareness about sexual violence when it hosts its 39th annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor rally and march on April 6, according to a press release. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80684 State Theatre to Undergo Restoration and Renovation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80685 Ann Arbor's State Theatre celebrated its 75th birthday on March 18, having opened to the public on that date in 1942 as one of renowned architect C. Howard Crane's many iconic movie palace masterpieces. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80685 'Enjoy Immensely' at Rel&middot;ish Restaurant http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80309 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2509/S2_CC_RelishMainTablescape.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>ANN ARBOR - The Kensington Hotel on State Street in Ann Arbor recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation last year to modernize the 200 -room hotel, which is a 10-minute drive south of the city's downtown area. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80309 Parting Glances: Outing the Stonewall Inn http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81531 Back in the days when closets were leased for a lifetime, it was Standard Operating Protection to go by a nickname. Some SOPs I recall are Little Bobby, Little Pat, Estralita, Marshmallow, T.D. (Tall Dick), Savoy, B.J. (Butch Jimmy), Miss Bruce, and, among Dykes Anonymous: Big Red, Skye, Petey, Speedy, Rusty, Drano, Big Birdie. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81531 Parting Glances: Fog, Er, Log Cabin Redux http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81429 A concerned group of Log Cabin gay men -- presumably all tie-dyed-in-the-Woolite Republicans -- who voted for Donald Trump -- are very worried that their presidential choice has doomed their collective chance of obtaining Heaven and eternal salvation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81429 Parting Glances: Glen Flexit gets fixed! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81339 I rarely write about straight guys. I find them to be, well, rather flighty. But in the interest of LGBT civility to all God's web-footed creatures, let me tell you about my oddball neighbor Glen Flexit. A piece of work. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81339 Parting Glances: Three Arfs. Six Purrs. A Suggestion! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81239 A federally funded study by People Friends of Cats and Dogs (P-FCD) reports that "persons of rainbow personality make the best dog owners, but have little influence on cats, although this should not be misconstrued as homophobia on the part of America's feline population." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81239 Parting Glances: Low Down on the Down Low http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81136 I've been out of the LGBT lovebird loop-the-loop for so long that it rarely occurs to me that dating can be hazardous to ones mental and physical well being. Can occasionally require subterfuge, quick costume change, 911 calls. Bedroom fisticuffs. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81136 Parting Glances: What's Prologue Is Past http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81042 At 19, I went to my first gay bar, The Silver Slipper, a dyke bar on Grand River, near downtown Detroit. I used borrowed ID, was escorted authoritatively by two lesbian regulars, Speedy and Draino. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81042 A Kink In Their Plans http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81452 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2CA_ACoupleOfGuys_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81452 Here's a Saudi Do http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81525 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S1OCA_EditorialCartoon_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81525 In So Mandy Words http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81461 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2521/S2PZ_Puzzle_2521.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=81461