PrideSource - front http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 01 May 2016 03:01 EST 01 May 2016 03:01 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Davenport Files Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against SVSU http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76289 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S1M_CharLawsuitSVSU2_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Charin Davenport, an adjunct English professor teaching at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) and Delta College, had been dismissed from her job at SVSU as assistant to the Director of Academic Programs Support, Ann Coburn-Collins. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76289 State House Republicans Author Bill To Repeal the State Board of Education http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76290 For the last two months, the state of Michigan has been debating LGBT youth guidelines for K-12 schools authored by the Board of Education. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76290 Ferndale Schools Board of Education Passes LGBT Inclusive Policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76291 The Ferndale Schools Board of Education passed a resolution in support of the state board LGBT youth guidelines that would allow transgender and gender non-conforming students to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76291 White House Meets with Michigan LGBT Advocates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76231 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2416/S1M_WHSummit_1Panel_2417_ONLINE.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>White House and federal officials met with LGBT advocates from across the state in an LGBT focused summit April 21 to discuss LGBT school policies, access to healthcare for trans Michiganders and access to capital for LGBT-owned small businesses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76231 Fun Run in Color for WADD Fundraiser http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76207 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2416/S1M_ColorRun_Photoby_TonyLowe_BTLFilePhoto2015_2416.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>World AIDS Day Detroit and Color Me Rad are teaming up to host "Color Me Rad Detroit," a spring color run to help raise funds for World AIDS Day 2016. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76207 Royal Oak Mayor Announces Travel Ban to North Carolina http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76205 The Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved Mayor Jim Ellison's proposal April 11 that prohibits the city from using public resources to fund, sponsor or in anyway support nonessential travel to the state of North Carolina. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76205 Southeast Michigan School District Under Federal Investigation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76203 Bedford Public Schools, located 10 miles north of Toledo in Michigan's Monroe County, was placed under investigation in December by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for allegedly discriminating against a trans youth. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76203 LGBT Detroit Hires Development Coordinator http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76204 LGBT Detroit -- a Michigan based nonprofit focusing on youth development, cultural awareness and advocacy, as well as emotional and physical well-being of LGBT Detroiters -- has added a member to its executive team. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76204 Bay City Passes Controversial Anti-Discrimination Ordinance http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76206 A Bay City ordinance is being voted on despite some concerns from prominent figures in the Bay City LGBT community. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76206 LGBT Event Planned in Lake Orion http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76208 A local group that has formed to support LGBT people in the Lake Orion area has planned its first social event. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76208 Updates on Michigan LGBT Youth Guidance and State Bathroom Controversy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76209 Michigan has been the topic of much conversation over the past two months as residents discuss if a proposed set of guidelines for LGBT youth in K-12 schools is necessary to ensure all LGBT youth experience equality in the classroom. Now the conversation has gone national. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76209 Lawmaker Pushes Plan to Restrict Transgender Bathroom Use http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76106 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76106 Trans Sistas of Color to Host One-Day Conference http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76137 The Trans Sistas of Color Project will host a one-day conference this Saturday called the Gathering. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76137 Adodi Spring Retreat a 'Safe Space' for Black, Gay Men http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76107 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2415/S1M_CurtisAdonis- Kick_2252.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Adodi is "important because you don't have that many black, gay organizations where you can lose all your inhibitions," said Tony Johnson, president of Adodi Detroit and chair of the sixth annual spring retreat that's scheduled to take place this weekend. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76107 Southeast Michigan School District Under Federal Investigation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76108 Bedford Public Schools, located 10 miles north of Toledo in Michigan's Monroe County, was placed under investigation in December by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for allegedly discriminating against a trans youth. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76108 Equality Michigan Hosts White House Summit on LGBT Issues http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76109 Equality Michigan will host a White House Summit on LGBT Issues April 21 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76109 Affirmations to Host Art Gallery Spotlighting Trans Artists http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76110 Affirmations and GNA (the Gender-Identity Network Alliance) will celebrate the work of local trans and gender non-conforming artists at the gallery opening of "Trans Visibility." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76110 Dignity Detroit to Celebrate 42 Years This May http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76111 Dignity Detroit, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving LGBTS Catholics since 1974, celebrates its anniversary this year with a dinner dance under the theme "Companions in Faith." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76111 Michigan GOP Elects Rob Steele As New National Committeeman http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76112 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76112 Trevor Project Trainings Come to Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76114 The American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan will host Trevor Project Trainings April 28 and 29 for LGBTQ individuals and allies interested in learning about crisis intervention and prevention. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76114 Nick Jonas on Inspiring Drag Kings, His 'Very Welcoming' Gay Club Experience and How His Man Bod Changed His Life http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76311 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/NickMAIN2.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In our new interview, Jonas talked candidly about last year - his year of "growth." And although he was congested - yes, even the perfection that is Nick Jonas deals with allergies that are "terrible" this time of year - he was more than happy to dish on LGBT rights, the night he and brother Joe ended up at a West Hollywood gay bar, and touching his... face. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76311 Q&A: Jane Lynch on Singing Nicki Minaj, How She Thought Being Lesbian Was a 'Mental Disease' & Her Man Crush http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76230 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2416/JaneMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>You better believe Jane Lynch can sing, and even if you don't, "I think by the time you buy the ticket and come to the show, you hope I can sing! You've got your fingers crossed!" the "Glee" alum says of her touring act "See Jane Sing," cracking her signature booming laugh. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76230 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76236 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S2_DH_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Billie Jean King, Jurrasic World, Elle Fanning and Jena Malone http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76236 Cyndi Lauper on Fame, Going Country & Wanting to Star In 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' with Madonna http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76138 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2415/CyndiMAIN2.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>To talk about her twangy transformation, Lauper called just as she was leaving Los Angeles, where she recently received her much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lauper was her usual chatty and chirpy self as she dished on longing to be the "unknown singer," shoe struggles and forever wanting to take on Joan Crawford and Bette Davis' infamous revenge relic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" How exactly? By starring in a version of it alongside Madonna, of course. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76138 Tituss Burgess on Season 2 of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' How Tina Fey Pushes His Limits ('I'm in White Face, Man!') & His Viral Sensation 'Peeno Noir' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75946 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2413/TitussMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Internet loves a good penis pun. One of 2015's biggest breakout stars, Tituss Burgess, discovered this fact last year, when the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" actor's already-escalating showbiz profile reached new heights thanks to a song he sang called "Peeno Noir: An Ode to Black Penis." So Burgess can retire now, right? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75946 Deep Inside Hollywood http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76047 Cara Delevingne, 'I Am Jazz', Queen Latifah, Prison Break http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76047 How Photographer Jess Dugan Is Transforming Minds with Portraits of Transgender Trailblazers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75944 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2413/RisingStarMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>There's a photograph of Jess T. Dugan from 2005 with bandages over where her breasts used to be. She's standing nude beside her mother and the two are pillars. The photo is a powerful declaration of self - recognizing it, embracing it. "I have always used photography to understand myself and my place in the world," Dugan says. "At that time I used my work to come to terms with my body and my gender. Those earlier pictures were very much about, 'This is my body, this is my gender, this is my mother, this is my community.'" http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75944 What's the Big Fuss About the Fourth Circuit Trans Decision? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76295 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S1N9_4thCircuitBathroomCaseRuling_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>It's an important legal victory, but the federal appeals panel ruling last week in favor of a transgender teen has not yet knocked down the hostility or hurdles blocking transgender people to access public restrooms. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76295 Presidential Candidates Speak Out on 'Bathroom Laws' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76310 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76310 Fourth Circuit Rules In Favor of Trans Student in Virginia Restroom Access Case http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76293 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S1N9_4thCircuitBathroomCaseRuling_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A federal court of appeals April 19 ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, a trans male student, in his challenge to Gloucester High School's discriminatory restroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers by requiring them to use "alternative, private" facilities. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76293 Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Bakery Who Turned Away Gay Couple http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76294 The Colorado State Supreme Court decided April 25 to let stand an appellate court ruling that Masterpiece Cakeshop violated Colorado's anti-discrimination law when it refused to sell a same-sex couple a cake for their wedding reception. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76294 Recap: New York Primary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76229 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2416/S1N_NY_Cruz_Main.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Ted Cruz suffered the consequences of deriding "New York values," John Kasich won a little support while speaking out against anti-gay laws, and Donald Trump raked in nearly all the chips from Tuesday's New York primary by keeping a mostly muddled middle ground on rights for LGBT people. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76229 NC Governor: More Dialogue Needed on Transgender Issues http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76211 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor called Sunday for more dialogue on the issue of transgender people and bathroom use while saying he stands by provisions of a bill regarding access to facilities. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76211 Laws Viewed as LGBT Discrimination Proposed Across Country http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76212 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76212 Transgender Advocates Fear Bill's Fallout Even if it Dies http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76213 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Transgender people said April 14 they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76213 Arkansas Asks Court to Overturn Birth Certificate Ruling http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76214 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a lower court decision that was poised to clear the way for married same-sex couples to get the name of both spouses on their children's birth certificate without a court order. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76214 Chicago Meningitis Outbreak Continues in Gay, Bisexual Men http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76215 CHICAGO (AP) - Health officials in Chicago say last summer's deadly outbreak of meningitis in gay and bisexual men is continuing with two new confirmed cases. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76215 Navy Secretary to Marines: Women in Combat is Irreversible http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76217 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus had a simple message for 1,500 Marines and sailors: The decision to let women compete for all military combat positions is as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow gays and lesbians to openly serve. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76217 The State of LGBT Voters in Wisconsin After the Primary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76116 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2415/S1N_Wisconsin.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tuesday's hotly contested Wisconsin primary produced some unusual political background noise for both Democrats and Republicans. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76116 How to Change Attitudes Toward LGBT People http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76117 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2415/iStock_000017567210_Full.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A directed conversation as short as 10 minutes can change attitudes about transgender people and increase support for nondiscrimination legislation, according to a new study prominently published April 7 in the influential journal Science. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76117 Dems put LGBT Leader in Legislature After Transgender Law http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76118 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76118 ABC Anchor on Mississippi Law: Equal Treatment for Everyone http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76119 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76119 Iowa Board of Medicine to Study Conversion Therapy Ban http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76120 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76120 Lesbian Spouses Challenge Indiana Birth Certificate Law http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76121 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76121 CEOs, Governments Speak Against North Carolina Law http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76016 Company CEOs and municipal officials are joining other government and business leaders opposing North Carolina's new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76016 Creep of the Week: Louie Gohmert http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76299 Now Target is the target of the anti-trans right because Target did something pretty radical. Something few companies have dared to do because it's just so fringe, so wild, so unheard of. And no, it has nothing to do with Isaac Mizrahi. This time. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76299 Parting Glances: Time Flies! That's For Sure! http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76302 One of the pleasures for a writer or an artist is to come across an early composition or art piece and experience finding it with a sense of reading or seeing it for the first time. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76302 Important Victory for Transgender Students Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76304 On April 19, 2016, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first United States federal court to hold that the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of Title IX (the federal civil rights law the prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex) and the issue of transgender students and restrooms must be followed by the federal courts. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76304 Ann Arbor Film Festival Ends with Awards, Including Best LGBT Film http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76308 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S2_CC_AAFFWrapup.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The 54th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival has officially come to a close. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76308 LGBTQ Culture in the Ann Arbor Area http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75874 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2413/AA.png' style='width:250px'><br/>Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas are known as inclusive and celebratory when it comes to the LGBTQ community. With a long and storied history in regards to LGBTQ issues, the Ann Arbor area is full of great things to do for a day trip, weekend getaway or week-long vacation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75874 Viewpoint: Does a Year Make a Difference? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75765 As we celebrate this year's same-sex marriage expo, never have the words, "what a difference a year makes!" rung so true. But we still must remain vigilant. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75765 Ann Arbor Gears Up For Film Festival With Featured Filmmaker http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75522 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2409/S2_AA_CC_AAFF.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As part of AAFF 54, the Ann Arbor Film Festival's upcoming Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker series will feature filmmaker David OReilly. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75522 2016 Michigan's Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo Celebrates Marriage Equality http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75257 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2406/1_WeddingExpoShow-AP 28.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75257 Pistons Pride Night Coming March 6 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75348 The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Pistons to promote Motor City Sundays on March 6. Motor City Sundays give fans and the Pistons a chance to showcase their shared pride in celebration of all things Detroit and family. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75348 A Silent Crisis: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75380 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2407/S1M_ExecutiveDIrectorRuthEllisCenter-AP2.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A silent crisis is growing among us. During a period of unprecedented advances in rights and acceptance for some LGBTQ folks across the United States, the silent crisis present in the lives of far too many LGBTQ youth in Detroit has deepened -- especially for LGBTQ youth of color experiencing homelessness. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=75380 Ann Arbor's Historic LGBT Bar Celebrates 20th Anniversary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72880 The historic Kerrytown bar, autBar, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Aug. 29 and has a whole day of events planned to commemorate a 20 year legacy serving the LGBT+A communities of Ann Arbor. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72880 JTCC To Host 2015 Washtenaw County Pride Picnic http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72532 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2331/S1M10_WashtenawPridePicinc_2332.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Jim Toy Community Center will host the 2015 Washtenaw County Pride Picnic from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1 in Ann Arbor's Allmendinger Park. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72532 Pet Murderer http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76241 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S2PZ_Puzzle_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76241 It's Only Skin-Deep http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76306 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S2CA_ACoupleOfGuys_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76306 Now Cracks a Noble Heart http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76307 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/2417/S1OCA_EditorialCartoon_2417.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=76307