PrideSource - Michigan http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 21 Feb 2017 09:21 EST 21 Feb 2017 09:21 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Equality Michigan's New Strategy is Bold Risk in This Political Season http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80161 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M1_EQMI_FEATURE_StephanieWhite-AP3.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In a politically unfriendly environment for LGBTQ citizens, Equality Michigan says the one-size-fits-all approach will not be effective in helping achieve full equality. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80161 Funding Steady at Equality Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80162 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M1_EQMI_PieChartSidebar_2507.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Despite lots of changes in personnel and management, especially at the executive director position, an analysis of the financial reports for Equality Michigan from 2013 through 2015 show that the organization has enjoyed fairly steady funding, and going forward it should continue to garner enough funding to continue operations at least at its current level of activity for two to three years. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80162 Ruth Ellis Center Builds Diverse and Inclusive Board http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80169 A strong non-profit organization recognizes that a diverse and inclusive board is essential to its success. It's with that in mind the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park added five new board members in January - Gary Astrein, Laura Champagne, Sabin Blake, James Coleman, and Jerrell Harris - to join four others who were appointed towards the end of 2016 - Jim Luckey, Roland Leggett, Asad Muhammad, and Sabrina Gujral. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80169 New EQMI Board Chair Talks Strategy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80163 Equality Michigan will continue the political charge for LGBTQ rights in the state of Michigan with Jim Murray as the new chairman of the EQMI board. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80163 Raucus LGBT Caucus at MDP http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80164 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M_CaucusStill_Group_2507.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - The LGBT Allies Caucus gathering at the bi-annual Michigan Democratic Party Convention is usually a fairly uneventful, lightly attended affair. But at the Feb. 11 MDP state convention about 200 people crammed into a standing-room only space, and for the first time in anyone's memory the proposed leadership slate was challenged in sometimes contentious voting. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80164 Campus Chat: Local LGBT University Student Reacts to Trump Presidency http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80165 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M6_CampusChat_2507.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The conversations had within the LGBT community following one of the most polarizing elections in U.S. history revolve around uncertainty about how the next four years will play out. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80165 Local Transgender Teen Published in National Geographic Magazine http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80166 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M7_HunterNatGeo_2507.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>When Hunter Keith was finally able to skateboard in the neighborhood skate park with his shirt off for the first time, he said it was "freeing." Keith of Farmington Hills was 10 days postoperative female-to-male chest reconstruction surgery - also known as "top surgery" - in the summer of 2016 when he said, "It hit me. I could do that now. I was always watching videos of guys skating with no shirts on. Now I can do it." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80166 Affirmations Welcomes New Volunteer http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80167 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2507/S1M9_AffirmationsVolunteer_2507.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>FERNDALE - Affirmations has been incredibly fortunate to receive the support of volunteers since their founding in 1989. Volunteers work throughout the community center performing a variety of tasks. In a brief QA, Affirmations' volunteer Jeffrey Oliver talks about his deep commitment to volunteering. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80167 Holistic Health Fair to Look at the Needs of Youth of Color Ages 13-29 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80168 DETROIT - The Horizons Project will present a holistic health conference for youth of color ages 13-29 on Feb. 25. The fair, "Healthy Me, Stigma Free," aims to pair youth up with the health services they may need at the University of Michigan Center, 3663 Woodward in Detroit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80168 National LGBT Radio Program Finds Home at MSU http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80072 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2506/S1M_MSUOutCasters_2506.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>If you ask Marc Sophos what his favorite episode of OutCasting is, he'll have trouble picking just one. "There are a couple," Sophos said, OutCasting's executive producer. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80072 HOPE Fund Provides New Grant to Equality Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80093 Equality Michigan is proud to announce the award of a new grant from the HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation of southeast Michigan to invest in the diversity and strength of the movement for LGBT equality in the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80093 Detroit LGBT Chamber Mature Business Academy Enrollment Opens http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80070 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80070 Jackson Passes Non-discrimination Ordinance http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80092 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2506/Jackson4.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>After nearly five hours of public testimony Tuesday night, the Jackson City Council voted 5-2 in favor of adopting a new non-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80092 Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to Nearly 200 in 43 States http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79872 In advance of Friday's inauguration, 175 mayors across the country announced "Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination," a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials who support equal protections and fair treatment of all LGBT people. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79872 Help Restore Freedom House Detroit Funding http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80071 DETROIT - As the nation reels from President Trump's recent immigration ban, a decades-old Detroit organization providing critical services to refugees risks closing its doors after the loss of funding from the federal government. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80071 City of Jackson Approves Non-discrimination Ordinance 5-2 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80002 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2505/1_Jackson1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday night to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80002 Charges Filed in Murder of 69-year-old Holt Man http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80001 Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wrigglesworth announced that charges have been filed against Thomas Wayne Densmore Jr. of Holt in the murder of David Fluke, 69. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=80001 Help Restore Freedom House Detroit Funding http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79996 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2505/FreedomHouseMAIN.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>As the nation reels from President Trump's recent immigration ban, a decades-old Detroit organization providing critical services to refugees risks closing its doors after the loss of funding from the federal government. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79996 Motor City Pride Spins Off From EQMI http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79901 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2504/1S1M2_MCP_2505.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Motor City Pride is going it alone. After operating for the past 15 years under the auspices of first the Triangle Foundation and then its successor organization, Equality Michigan, MCP is now its own organization, complete with its own board of directors, budget and committees. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79901 LGBT Detroit Appoints new HTJ Project Coordinator http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=79967 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2505/S1M4_HTJNewProjectCoordinator.jpg&