PrideSource - Michigan Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 02 Sep 2015 02:02 EST 02 Sep 2015 02:02 EST DeBoer-Rowse Children Share Vows At Wedding <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>After 15 years of devoted love, changing diapers, balancing two overnight shifts and challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse have finally tied the knot. Exclusive Interview: Judge Friedman Discusses DeBoer v. Snyder Trial <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>On the eve of the April DeBoer-Jayne Rowse wedding which he officiated, Federal Judge Bernard Friedman sat down with BTL to discuss his historic role on the path to marriage equality in the U.S. Ann Arbor's Historic LGBT Bar Celebrates 20th Anniversary 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. An Accidental Ally: Barb Byrum The 37-year-old clerk hadn't even finished reading the ruling, but she was game to marry them. That move put her in the history books as the first elected official to marry a couple after the ruling. State House Business Office Probe Finds Wrongdoing By Gamrat, Courser Tea party darlings and self-admitted adulterers Reps. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, and Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, have been cited for "misconduct" and "misuse of taxpayer resources," in draft report from the House Business Office handed over to Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt Pleasant. Space For Grace Offering 'Agnostic Approach' To Exploring Spiritual Sexual Selves <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Spiral, the normally booming dance club located in Lansing's Old Town, is bringing more than drag shows and drink specials to LGBT people. It's Kick Back Sunday, sponsored by Space for Grace, a new nondenominational spiritual movement in Lansing. State Dems Introduce Bills To Overturn Adoption Discrimination Legislative Democrats introduced legislation Aug. 20 that would modify the adoption discrimination bills signed into law earlier this year. Planet Fitness Seeks To Dismiss Trans Locker Room Policy Lawsuit Planet Fitness is asking for a dismissal of a lawsuit involving the company's trans-friendly locker room policy, claiming it promotes discrimination against transgender people. Ruth Ellis Center, FCA US Organize 5K Run/Walk The Ruth Ellis Center and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at FCA US have partnered together to organize a 5K walkrun Aug. 29 to raise funds that will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center's operations, mental health services and the Family Preservation and Acceptance program. Congrats to April and Jayne! DPD Promises Change, LGBT Community To Hold DPD Accountable <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Over a hundred people gathered in Palmer Park Aug. 12 for an LGBT community conversation with the Detroit Police Department, leaders from Detroit based LGBT organizations and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Is Violence Increasing Towards Local Trans Women Of Color? <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Three of Detroit's own trans women of color have been reported murdered or significantly harmed in the past week. ACLU Renews Call For Trans Legal Protections Following Recent Attacks In the wake of two recent attacks against transgender women in Detroit, the ACLU of Michigan is again calling on legislators to update state civil-rights protections and hate-crime laws to include safeguards for gender identity and sexual orientation. Fortunate Families Protest Program For Gay Catholics <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Fortunate Families Detroit, a group of Roman Catholic parents and allies of LGBTQ people, gathered Aug. 11 at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth to protest the messages of Catholic leaders as they addressed LGBT Catholics. Detroit LGBT Chamber Hosts