PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 25 Sep 2016 20:25 EST 25 Sep 2016 20:25 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com HIV/AIDS Organizations to Address Barriers, Disparities at AIDS Walk Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78175 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/S1M2_AIDSWalk3_2437.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In the past 25 years, AIDS Walk Detroit has evolved into the largest grassroots HIVAIDS fundraiser in Michigan, raising more than $3.8 million to benefit HIVAIDS services in the state. Just as AIDS Walk Detroit has progressed, so have the many local HIVAIDS organizations that provide access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78175 Montgomery Remembered as a 'Pioneer' at Memorial Service http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78271 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M2_MontgomeryRemembered_2438.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - He was not only an activist and advocate for LGBT rights, he was a larger-than-life personality and a hero to many. About 150 people came out to the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium Saturday to remember Triangle Foundation co-founder Jeffrey Montgomery for his tireless work and wonderful wit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78271 Faith Community Offers Hope to Transgender People http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78272 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M1_TransConf1_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>What the world needs right now are people of faith. That's what Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Jr. preached to around 80 people who gathered for the "Faith Allies for Trans Lives: Stand Up for Justice" event on Sept. 17 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brighton."Our work right now is needed more than ever...a time when politicians say trans people can't use bathrooms or when faith is used to hide discrimination. What we're saying is not today, not on our watch, not in our faith, not our government, not our divine spirit, not our truth, not our justice, not our liberation," said McKenzie, Jr., who is the Director of Academy for Leadership and Action with the National LGBTQ Task Force. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78272 Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Fundraiser Honors Commitment to Marriage Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78273 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M3_BRF_LisaBrown4_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the Oakland County Clerk, Lisa Brown is known for her commitment to working for all citizens in the community. That includes LGBT citizens. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78273 Brides Celebrate a Perfect 'Just Us' Wedding http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78274 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M2_Marriage4_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When it comes to planning your wedding, follow your heart, don't listen to those around you and do what is right for you. That's how Christina and Alicia Wilk of Clinton Township said they were able to enjoy their wedding-for-two this year on June 21. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78274 National Gay Media Association Announces Inaugural Ad POP Awardees http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78275 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/Ad-Pop_BrittanyandZvezda.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>NEW YORK -- The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs (Pride in Online and Print) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78275 Marketing and Social Media Strategies Focus at DRLBGTCC Mixer http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78276 FERNDALE - Farmington Hills-based Marx Layne Company will host the next Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Affirmations in Ferndale. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78276 Ruth Ellis Center Hosts Family Support Training http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78277 DEARBORN - Compelling research on LGBTQ youth, young adults and families from the Family Acceptance Project has found that family acceptance helps promote well-being and protects against risk, while family rejection is related to serious health and mental health concerns. This includes suicidal behavior, depression, illegal drug use and HIV. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78277 First Annual Bullying Prevention Conference Comes to Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78278 Bullying is not a "childhood rite of passage" as it was once viewed historically. Nor does bullying "make kids tougher." In today's society, the reality is that bullying has devastating effects on young people such as avoidance, loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety and depression, and sometimes suicide. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78278 Affirmations To Host Fall Fling http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78279 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_CC_FerndaleAffirmatiosFallFling_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FERNDALE - As Affirmations gears up to host its 2016 autumn fundraiser, the organization looks back on all that has changed since the first Fall Fling last year. Affirmations, one of the 10 largest LGBT community centers in the nation, located right in the heart of downtown Ferndale, has changed a lot since bringing in new Executive Director Susan Erspamer and going through a big staffing shift. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78279 Important Victory Won for LGBTQ Students and School Safety http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78202 The State Board of Education voted 6-2 to adopt guidance on how Michigan schools can create safe learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. "This guidance is the result of months of hard work by pro-equality advocates and organizations from across Michigan working together and speaking with one voice. It's one more example of what our community can accomplish when we stand united in support of full equality," said L. Michael Gipson, Deputy Director at Equality Michigan in a statement. "At a time when far too many politicians are trying to score political points at the expense of the LGBTQ community, Equality Michigan commends the State Board, particularly President John Austin, for their unwavering support of this important guidance. When our opponents tried to threaten and intimidate these pro-equality public officials, they stood strong. The importance of their commitment cannot be overstated. As far too many of you are all too aware, anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment, and violence are pervasive in our schools." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78202 Grassroots Movement Starts New Conversation About Controversial Social Issue http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78176 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/S1M2_OutOfSilence_2436.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Many of us have heard about a woman's right to choose, but how many of us have heard a woman's personal story about her abortion experience? Members of the community will have the opportunity to hear and react to real abortion stories during "Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign," a unique performance presented by the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health www.moash.org in collaboration with the Students for Choice group at the University of Michigan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78176 West Shore Aware Raises Money, Helps Local Organizations in Need http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78177 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/S1M4_WestShoreAware3_2437.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Since its inception in 2003, West Shore Aware has raised more than $600,000 to benefit non-profit community groups and student scholarship programs. Another successful fundraising gala, the "White Party with a Sparkle of Yellow Citrine," on Aug. 20 helped raise an additional $49,000. The 13th annual sold-out event brought together the philanthropic organization of gay men, women and their supporters at the Laketown Conference Center in Saugatuck. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78177 Ruth Ellis Center Hosts Annual Voices Fundraiser http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78178 Voices isn't just a fundraising event to support the incredible work happening at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78178 Legislation to amend hate crimes law introduced http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78179 LANSING - The legislation was promptly referred to Senate Government Operations Committee 'Where bills go to die.' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78179 Important Victory Won for LGBTQ Students and School Safety http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78202 The State Board of Education voted 6-2 to adopt guidance on how Michigan schools can create safe learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. "This guidance is the result of months of hard work by pro-equality advocates and organizations from across Michigan working together and speaking with one voice. It's one more example of what our community can accomplish when we stand united in support of full equality," said L. Michael Gipson, Deputy Director at Equality Michigan in a statement. "At a time when far too many politicians are trying to score political points at the expense of the LGBTQ community, Equality Michigan commends the State Board, particularly President John Austin, for their unwavering support of this important guidance. When our opponents tried to threaten and intimidate these pro-equality public officials, they stood strong. The importance of their commitment cannot be overstated. As far too many of you are all too aware, anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment, and violence are pervasive in our schools." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78202 MERGE Makes Strides Toward LGBT Workplace Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78084 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2436/S1M1_MergeGraphicPhoto_2436.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Coming out at work is becoming easier for LGBT workers with inclusive policies making their way from the board room into the everyday culture of the American workplace. Things are progressing and there is a demand for more equality, but hard-working Michigan employees are still at risk of being fired or harassed on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78084 Memorial Service Planned for Jeffrey Montgomery http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78085 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2436/JM-2_NGLTF-CC_SQ_2006.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78085 Meet and Greet with Democratic Congressional Candidate Gretchen Driskell http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78086 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78086 EQMI Award Recipients Announced http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78087 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78087 Detroit Animal Welfare Group Needs Community Support http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78246 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_1PETS_DAWG_2438_Cover.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Animals are not disposable. They are not something people can throw away when they are done with them. Yet, it continues to happen every single day, according to Sharon May, a volunteer with Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78246 Why Your Feline Friend Needs Medical Care http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78247 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_2PETS_Cats_2438_SH.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>While it's not easy to figure out what your cat is thinking or feeling, one thing is true. They do not have nine lives and it's time to bust the cat myths that felines are self-sufficient and aren't exposed to potential health hazards because they never leave the house. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78247 Michigan Senate Approves Bill to Allow Dogs on Restaurant Patios http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78248 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_3PETS_BRF_SenateBill727_2438_SH.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>New legislation, Senate Bill 727, would offer Michigan restaurants the option to permit dogs in their outdoor dining areas. Sens. Margaret O'Brien (R-Portage), Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), and Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) said they are sponsoring the bill, which passed Sept. 7, to help increase tourism. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78248 Birds as Best Friends http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78249 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_4Pets_LoveBirds3.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Feathers can be just as fun as fur. They shine when groomed. They ruffle when excited. And when they shed, a process called "molting," they beckon a refreshing turn of season. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78249 Join the MHS Mega March to Help Animals http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78250 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_5Pets_MegaMarch_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>For those who need a reason to participate in the Michigan Humane Society's annual Mega March for Animals, meet Indy. She came into the care of MHS as an emaciated puppy, just fur and bones. Something, her last "meal," was protruding from her stomach. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78250 HB 4478 Protects Pets from Domestic Violence http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78251 "Ensuring victims are aware they can include their companion animals in a personal protection order not only can save the animal from further abuse, it can save the human victims, both adults and children, from being controlled and forced back into violent situations." - Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78251 Detroit Animal Care and Control Transforming Under New Leadership http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78252 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2_8Pets_BRF_DACC_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In August, the city of Detroit reported a 29 percent reduction in the number of dog bites in Detroit and an increase in the live release rate by nearly three times under Detroit Animal Care and Control's new director Melissa Miller. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78252 Managing Pet Caregiver Fatigue http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75633 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2410/S1M1_Pet_CaregiverFatigue_2410_SCP.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Dr. Courtney Graham, a practicing veterinarian for 16 years, works in in-home euthanasia and consultation and sees the effects of caregiver fatigue daily. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75633 Spring Has Sprung with Upcoming Pet Events http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75632 Check out these pet-related events for spring! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75632 Getting to the Goal: Making Michigan a No Kill State http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75634 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2410/S1M1_Pet_NoKillMPAF_2410_SCP.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In efforts to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan, 40 percent of the counties in the state practice the "No Kill" equation model for animal shelters. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75634 Protecting Adoptable Pets in Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75635 In April of 2012, a Michigan State University medical student accepted a plea deal for killing at least 12 Italian greyhound puppies. But when his probation ends in 2017, Thompson could walk into any humane society, animal shelter or rescue group in the state and adopt a dog, cat or other pet; and it's pretty unlikely anyone at those nonprofits would have any idea he had been convicted of killing a dozen puppies. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75635 Animal Welfare Fund Provides over $134,900 to Local Animal Shelters http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75636 Each year the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Industry Division distributes thousands of donated dollars to animal shelters in Michigan through Animal Welfare Fund grants. This year, the fund will provide approximately $135,000 to 23 registered animal shelters throughout the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75636 FDA Now Requires Animal Testing For Personal Lubricants http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75637 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has changed testing regulations for personal lubricant to require that all products undergo animal testing. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75637 Save Lives And Protect Pets During The Cold Weather With These Tips from MHS http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=74529 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2350/1_PetGuideWinter_2351.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The cold weather is here and while that may be an inconvenience for us, it can be life-threatening for outdoor pets. Every year, dogs and cats in the Metro Detroit area will be left outside, forced to face the frigid winds and extreme temperatures without adequate shelter, food and water. With its Cruelty Investigation Department already responding to high numbers of weather-related calls, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is urging pet owners to ensure their pets are protected now, before it's too late. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=74529 Carpe Diem: Saving Chase http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73161 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2338/S2_Lead_Pet_AndreaAmberChase3_2338.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In late July, the Humane Society of Huron Valley called out for a hero who would be willing to provide the final home for a 3-year-old dog named Chase. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73161 Abandoned Garden City Dog Finds Loving Home http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73164 "I have your dog," Kerby's advertisement starts, then describes the status of Lazlo's body and his experience at the vet. "Regardless of the miserable, cruel being that 'cared' for him, he has the most loving, positive attitude about life." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73164 Last Gas Chamber For Pets Still Remains In Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73165 There is only one remaining county in Michigan still using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted animals at local shelters. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73165 Nonprofit Group Links LGBT, Vegan Activism http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73166 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2338/S2_Pets_VEGAN-Our-Hen-House-3734-641w.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Our Hen House" discusses the connections between LGBT and AIDSHIV activism and social justice around animal rights in a new YouTube video. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73166 March To Help Homeless Pets With Michigan Humane Society http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73167 The Michigan Humane Society hosts its annual Mega March for Animals in four different locations. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=73167 Redefining Home: The Fur Baby Boom http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72188 A year before I was born in 1955, a television classic debuted. Lassie, a rough coat Collie, was a rural superhero. "Lassie," the television program, is pragmatically summed up by June Lockhart, who played Ruth Martin (1959-64), mother of young son Timmy and their family dog Lassie, as "...a fairy tale about people on a farm in which the dog solves all the problems in 22 minutes, in time for the last commercial." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72188 Idina Menzel on Working Toward LGBT Icon Status, a Lesbian Elsa & Angry Gays Who Oppose Her 'Beaches' Remake http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78203 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/IdinaMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Though it arrives nearly 20 years after her debut album, the timing couldn't be more perfect for a self-titled Idina Menzel release. Menzel's latest, out Sept. 23, is a declaration of self - of her real self, that is. "It's how you pronounce my name," the Broadway star says during our recent interview about the eponymous title, "idina.," not-so-subtly alluding to that infamous name botch at the 2014 Academy Awards. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78203 The Frivolist: How to Throw a Big Gay Football Party http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78211 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2__FRIV_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>You know it's football season when on Sundays your News Feed is filled with a wide range of emotional comments about your friends' favorite teams. As someone who doesn't even know how to throw a football - much less play the game (and I know I'm not alone) - I often feel left out of the conversation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78211 KT Tunstall on Why Kissing Girls Wasn't Just a Phase and Channeling Her Masculinity ('I Feel Like I Have a C*ck') http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78022 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2435/KTmain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Is she or isn't she? Truthfully, KT Tunstall understands the confusion regarding her sexuality - she's responsible for it, after all. Tunstall, whose breakthrough song, "Suddenly I See," became every dreamer's anthem after it was prominently featured in "The Devil Wears Prada," opened up about those rumors - and why kissing girls was "a really important part of my formative years" - on the heels of her latest album, "KIN." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78022 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78119 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/S2_DH_2437.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Supergirl gets Maggie, Paradise Garage movie, Britney http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78119 Michigan Burlesque Festival to Raise Funds for Civil Rights Organizations http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78027 As the Michigan Burlesque Festival celebrates four years of award-winning burlesque performance, the Hastings Street Ballroom/Tangent Gallery features an award-winning cast of performers on Sept. 16-17 at 7 p.m. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78027 The Frivolist: 5 Things You Need to Do If Someone You Love Is Deeply Depressed http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78028 September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As someone who has experienced the devastation of suicide in mourning the loss of friends who have taken their own lives, it&#39;s important to me to recognize this annual awareness campaign. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78028 Brides Celebrate a Perfect 'Just Us' Wedding http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78274 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M2_Marriage4_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When it comes to planning your wedding, follow your heart, don't listen to those around you and do what is right for you. That's how Christina and Alicia Wilk of Clinton Township said they were able to enjoy their wedding-for-two this year on June 21. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78274 Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Fundraiser Honors Commitment to Marriage Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78273 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1M3_BRF_LisaBrown4_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the Oakland County Clerk, Lisa Brown is known for her commitment to working for all citizens in the community. That includes LGBT citizens. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78273 Getting Hitched In The Hall of Justice http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77139 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2426/S1M_Cover2426_DerekCookson.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>LANSING - Just before 11 a.m. on June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Obergefell v. Hodges and extended marriage equality to the entire country. Since that moment thousands of LGBT couples across the country have upgraded their domestic partnership and or commitment ceremony plans to wedding cakes and marriage licenses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77139 A Year After Marriage Equality, LGBT Community Poised For More Activism http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77137 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2426/S1M_BraunCourtOneYearAnniversary_2426_1MainPhoto_JayneAprilMandi.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77137 Obergefell: Marriage Ruling Plaintiff from Ohio Dedicated to Activism http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77138 CINCINNATI (AP) - Three years ago Sunday, Jim Obergefell asked his longtime partner to marry him, beginning a whirlwind of events that led to his name being at the top of the U.S. Supreme Court case that resulted exactly two years later in legalization of same-sex marriage across America. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77138 LGBT Couples' Wedding Spending Soars http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77140 Over the past year since marriage equality became the law of the land, LGBT couples are spending a lot more on weddings, and family acceptance of same-sex marriages is up dramatically, according to a recent study. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77140 Local Company Helps Preserve Wedding For Eternity http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77141 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2426/S1M_Wedit_2426.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FARMINGTON HILLS - A local company near Detroit is helping couples make their wedding day a little more Do-It-Yourself while also adding in a professional feel with the help of top grade HD cameras. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77141 Parting Glances: Five Arfs & a Who Cares? Purr http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78290 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=78290 What an Alt-Right Government Would Look Like, Just Check Out Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78292 Want to know what the U.S. would look like under a Donald Trump presidency informed by the Alt-Right movement? You don't have to go much further than the Michigan legislature to get a taste of the insanity that will rain down upon us for four years. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78292 Creep Of The Week: Pat McCrory http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78287 Hey, remember that anti-gay law in North Carolina, HB2 (which stands for "hate bullshit")? Well gosh darn, the whole thing just doesn't seem to be going very well for them. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78287 Trump sparks concern, suspicion among LGBT Russians http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78282 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1N3_WashBladeRussianLGBTS_2438Donald_Trump.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>Donald Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked concern and suspicion among LGBT Russians and their allies. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78282 LGBT Supporters Stand with Clinton on 'Deplorables' Remark http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78281 Hillary Clinton's controversial remark that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" for espousing bigotry have contributed to a tulmultuous week for the Democratic presidential nominee, but her LGBT supporters insist her comments were accurate. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78281 N.C. Battles on Two Fronts http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78204 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2437/S1N1_HB2Update.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>North Carolina is a battleground on two fronts these days: Over the state's recently enacted anti-LGBT law and over the political race for the White House. And at least one of those battles could come to a major turning point this week. In a strange twist, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Sept. 16 said he'd call a special session of the state legislature this week to consider repealing HB2, but only if the city of Charlotte first repealed its non-discrimination law. That law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, sex and other categories. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78204 Clinton Remarks at LGBT Fundraiser, Trump Promises Religious Liberty http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78181 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to back off some remarks she made before an LGBT fundraiser last Friday, but her poor choice of words there is now being overshadowed by reaction to concerns that she appeared to collapse while getting into her Secret Service van on Sunday morning. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78181 Convictions Tossed, New Trial Ordered in Rutgers Webcam Case http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78182 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A new trial was ordered Friday for a former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man, with a New Jersey appeals court throwing out his 15-count conviction. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78182 Study: Lesbian, Bisexual Women Developing Healthier Lives http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78183 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an hour-long walk on the MKT Trail. At 52, Lavender, an independent living specialist for low-income seniors, made a goal to stay active for her health, especially after having both of her knees replaced in August 2013. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78183 DOJ Drops Fight Over Release Of 911 Calls From Club Massacre http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78184 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its legal case against the release of 911 calls from the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida, saying Wednesday that withholding the recordings is no longer necessary to the federal investigation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78184 Lady Chablis, Transgender 'Midnight' Star, Dies in Savannah http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78185 SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Sept. 8 in Savannah. She was 59. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78185 LGBT Rights Group Appeals Denial of Transgender Name Change http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78186 ATLANTA (AP) - An LGBT rights group is asking an appeals court to step in after a Georgia judge declined a legal name change for a second transgender man. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78186 Parents, Student Sue Over Transgender Bathroom Policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78187 VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - A school district in northeastern Minnesota is facing a lawsuit over its transgender restroom and locker room policy. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78187 Transgender Litigation Moving Quickly Through Courts http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78092 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78092 Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78093 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2436/S1N_SoccerAP_129371117617_2_1_L53C8DU.JPG_t1140.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78093 Both Sides Remain Divided on LGBT Rights Ahead of Session http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78094 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78094 Orlando Releases 9 of the Hundreds of 911 Pulse Calls http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78095 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78095 Court: Gays Can Seek Parental Rights for Nonbiological Kids http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78096 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78096 Justice Dept. Wants Pulse 911 Case Kept in Federal Court http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78097 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78097 South Carolina Police Chief: Gay police chief didn't follow town policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78098 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78098 Christian College Settles Lawsuit Brought by Professor http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78099 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78099 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 NBA Chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77838 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=77838 Wimpy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78284 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S1OCA_EditorialCartoon_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78284 Handy Man http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78209 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2CA_ACoupleOfGuys_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78209 Appropriate Bible Verse http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78216 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2438/S2PZ_Puzzle_2438.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=78216