PrideSource - Michigan http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 23 Nov 2014 18:23 EST 23 Nov 2014 18:23 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Honoring The Death Of Trans Sisters And Brothers http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69098 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2247/S1M6_TDoR_2248.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>On Nov. 28, 1998, transgender woman of color Rita Hester was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts. Sixteen years later the LGBT community continues to internationally honor Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) and memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69098 Trans In Michigan? The ACLU Wants To Hear From You http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68958 MICHIGAN - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan is seeking support for its advocacy in changing State policy regarding gender markers on State IDs. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68958 Schuette Wants State's 300 Same-Sex Marriages Voided http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69063 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2247/S1M2_Caspar_DeJongVSnyder_Clients-1.JPG' style='width:250px'><br/>LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a supplemental brief Nov. 14 in the Caspar v Snyder case, claiming that the Nov. 6 decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals renders the roughly 300 same-sex marriages performed in March of this year void. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69063 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Expansion Precarious http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69064 LANSING -- The lame-duck machinations to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) continue with two clear sides firming up in the fight. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69064 Renowned Gay Writers To Visit Ann Arbor http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69065 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2247/S1M4_FelicePicanoMain.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In 1980 and 1981, seven gay writers met in New York. They were as much a support group as a writing "school." They were attempting to write serious fiction, but no one was taking them seriously. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69065 New MI Group Aims To Pass Fully Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69066 MICHIGAN - A broad, bipartisan coalition of organizations, businesses, lawmakers, grassroots activists, members of the LGBT community and concerned residents from across the state have joined together to launch a new statewide grassroots campaign with one clear goal. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69066 Facebook Community Reacts To 6th Circuit Ruling http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69067 The 6th Circuit ruling on Nov. 6 left Michigan LGBT and allied residents in a state of shock. With emotions ranging from despair to rage, same-sex marriage proponents took to BTL's Facebook to voice their opinions. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69067 Pay It Forward This Holiday Season http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69068 MICHIGAN - Though the holiday season is usually associated with hot chocolate, Santa and other festivities, many families in metro Detroit are unable to celebrate because of overwhelming medical bills, damages from the summer floods and job losses. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=69068 Federal Court Rules 2011 Law Prohibiting Domestic Partner Benefits Unconstitutional http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68982 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/S1M_SNYDER_2223.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>A law signed in December 2011 to prohibit local units of government from providing health benefits for unmarried partners has been struck down by a federal court because it "unlawfully discriminates against same-sex couples." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68982 States In 6th Circuit Request SCOTUS Review http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68988 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/S1M2_6thCircuitPetitions_2247.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Petitions to The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) have been filed in all four states in the 6th Circuit, which recently issued its ruling on marriage equality for the Midwest states. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68988 AT&T National 'Will Only Support Fully Inclusive Bill' On Civil Rights http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68987 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68987 Michigan GOP Pushes Non-Inclusive Elliott-Larsen Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68980 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/GOPPushes.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Republicans in the state House announced Wednesday they would be pushing a non-inclusive amendment to Elliott-Larsen and legislation aimed at protecting religious freedom. Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petosky) will introduce legislation to amend the state's civil rights act to include sexual orientation, but not gender identity. House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) will introduce legislation to protect "religious freedom." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68980 Upcoming Community Michigan LGBT Marriage Conversations http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68985 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/S1M10_M4M_2247.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>In the next few weeks, Michigan For Marriage will host two community conversations to talk about the current state of the DeBoer v Snyder trial as well as what we can expect for the upcoming months. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68985 Statewide Campaign For Gender Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68977 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/S1M10_DroppingTheCall_2247.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> Community and LGBT organizations from across the state have come together to create a new campaign aimed at holding legislators accountable for passage of an all inclusive bill to amend the state's civil-rights amendment. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68977 The Long Shot Move To Pass Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68889 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2245/S1M3_ElliottLarsenHaywood_2246.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"The latest indication is that they do not want to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity," Greimel said in a phone interview. He said he also believed the Republicans would include a broad religious exemption which would effectively gut the bill. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68889 Jeremy Moss: Next State House Rep. District 35 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68881 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2245/S1M4_MossElect2014_2246.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Jeremy Moss won a seat to serve in the Michigan State House for the 35th District Nov. 4, a district that includes Southfield. He joins Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo as one of two openly gay candidates elected into state office. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68881 People Of Faith Invited To Community Conversation http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68957 Michigan Roundtable for Diversity Inclusion and the ACLU of Michigan will present a community conversation on the proposed amendment to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights bill this month. The amendment aims to add protections in work, housing, etc. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68957 Obituary: Ernest B. Gutierrez 'Tito' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68954 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2246/OBIT_Gutierrez.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Tito Gutierrez, former Affirmations supporter and board member, died peacefully at his home in Arlington, Virginia of lymphoma on Nov. 3. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68954 Michigan's Marriage Ban Draws Strong Reaction http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68883 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2245/CoupleNessel123Web.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Adding months, perhaps years, for same-sex couples to receive recognition from the state of Michigan for their marriages, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals late Thursday afternoon ruled that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages was legal. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68883 Jon Hoadley: Next State House Rep. District 60 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=68790 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2244/S1M3HoadleyEdieTrent_2246.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Running in a seat that largely swings Democratic, candidate Jon Hoadley and CEO of Badlands Strategies, LLC, celebrated a victory on Nov. 4th as the next state elected official in the 60th District. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=6