PrideSource - Michigan http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 01 Aug 2015 22:01 EST 01 Aug 2015 22:01 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Bullying And Harassment: Where Does Michigan Stand? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72507 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2331/S1M1_Bullyingbigstock-School-Bullies-3403006.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Are the Michigan laws and policies that are currently in place actually working to protect LGBT youth against bullying and harassment? http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72507 JTCC To Host 2015 Washtenaw County Pride Picnic http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72532 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/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 Affirmations Gallery Hosts Spiritual Exhibit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72508 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2331/S1M9_Affirmations_TimothyOrikriExhibition_SCP.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Pittmann-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations presents their latest exhibit, "Creative Monologue: A Solo Exhibition by Timothy Orikri." http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72508 Dievendorf Outraises Opponents In Lansing Primary Race http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72509 Emily Dievendorf, the former executive director of Equality Michigan, outraised her four August primary opponents in the Lansing City Council At-Large race. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72509 Twentieth Annual Hotter Than July Pride Picnic Offered Up Plenty Of Fun http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72510 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72510 West Michigan Gay Bar Comes Out Of The Closet http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72511 Metro Dance Club has rebranded itself as Metro Night Club and has officially named itself the LGBT bar in Kalamazoo. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72511 Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Lawyers Seek Nearly $2M In Fees http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72512 Lawyers who won a historic legal battle to strike down Michigan's ban on gay marriage are seeking nearly $2 million from the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72512 Kalamazoo HIV/AIDS Advocate Runs For City Commission http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72513 Local community advocate and candidate for Kalamazoo City Commission, Shannon Sykes, will kick off her campaign on the Kalamazoo City Hall steps. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72513 Past Presidents Of Hotter Than July Honored At Annual Conference http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72440 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2330/S1M_HTJ_Jason_Presidents_Main.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>About 50 people came out Friday for Hotter Than July's annual Gathering on LGBT Issues. The conference, which took place at Michigan State University's Detroit Center, has been a part of Detroit Black Gay Pride since its inception in 1996. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72440 Hotter Than July Kicks Off With Candlelight Vigil http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72431 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2330/S1M_Jason_HTJ_Vigil_Main.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>About 75 people came out to Palmer Park Tuesday to kick off the start of the 20th anniversary edition of Hotter Than July-Detroit Black Gay Pride. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72431 State Now Recognizing Married Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72408 The State of Michigan Vital Records Department has decided to allow the spouse of a biological parent to be placed on a child's birth certificate for female married couples. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72408 A Film For Hopeful Trans Youth: 'Crossing The Divide' http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72409 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2330/S1M2_TransYouthDocumentary_2329.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Alia Ismail has begun filming and sharing his transition in a documentary titled "Crossing The Divide," set to launch in October 2016. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72409 Obituary: Sharon Hope Gittleman http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72410 Sharon Hope Gittleman, 56, had been a writer for Between The Lines. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72410 Pilot LGBT Youth Workforce Development Program Launches At Affirmations http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72411 XTL Youth Workforce Development Program is a 24-week pilot program designed to empower LGBT youth in Metro Detroit with primary and secondary skills necessary to be successful in workforce navigation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72411 Progressive Activist Runs For Kalamazoo City Commission http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72412 Erin Knott, Michigan State Director for Enroll America, has announced her candidacy for the 2015 Kalamazoo City Commission race. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72412 Reps. Hoadley, Moss Introduce Proposals To End Gerrymandering http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=72413 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2330/S1M9_HoadleyGerrymanderingLaw_2330.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>"Our democracy needs to be more responsive to voters. Voters sense the process is broken. L