PrideSource - Michigan Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 05 Dec 2016 09:05 EST 05 Dec 2016 09:05 EST Harmful Voter ID Bill Clears House Committee A harmful voter ID bill, HB 6066, cleared the Michigan House Elections Committee on a 5-3 party-line vote Dec. 1. Trumping HIV <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Despite extraordinary achievements in addressing the 35-year-old HIV crisis in the United States, the future of billions of dollars in federal support funds for people living with and at risk for the virus could be in jeopardy when a Republican Congress and president are sworn-in this January. Ferndale Pride Donates $11,000 to Local Charities <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Ferndale's annual celebration of love and diversity for the LGBTQ community - Ferndale Pride - is not just an event that brings people together. It's an event that raises money for local charities. And this year $11,000 was given to groups that make a difference in the community. Save the Date: EQMI 2016 Fall Reception DETROIT -There are so many amazing people in the community to celebrate: allies, activists, change agents, and the next generation of leaders. On Dec. 2 Equality Michigan will be honoring them all and celebrating the wide diversity of the full LGBTQ movement during their 2016 Fall Reception - A Political Mixer. Lansing Sends Message to Vulnerable Communities in Wake of Election In response to recent incidents of hate speech, bullying and violence related to the presidential election, various leaders in the Lansing area came together to create the Lansing Takes Action movement. World AIDS Day Detroit Revitalizes Awareness Launched by Phillip Kucab in 2011, WADD -- acknowledged on Dec. 1 -- is a grassroots campaign to provide a day of reflection, awareness and education. Participate In LGBT and Caregiving Survey In an effort to better understand caregiving with LGBT older adults, members of the community are invited to participate in the LGBT and Caregiving Survey. Affirmations Community Conversation Inspires Action <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>During the community conversation at Affirmations in Ferndale on Nov. 14, the one question people in attendance kept asking is "What do we do now?" OU Ranks as One of Michigan's Top LGBTQ-inclusive Campuses <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>The Campus Pride Index recently ranked Oakland University in Rochester Hills as one of the top LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the state of Michigan. Obituary: David Walter Adamany (Sept. 23, 1936-Nov. 10, 2016) Former Wayne State University President David Adamany died Nov. 10 following a brief illness. He was 80 years old. 'Fun Home' Star Discusses 'Important Piece of Theater' <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>During this interview with Kate Shindle, she shared the breaking news that off Broadway theaters had just agreed to higher salaries for actors and stage managers - while also getting comfortable in "Fun Home." GALLERY: The Ferndale Love March <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/> Local Leaders Offer the LGBT Community Post-Election Hope <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>More than 50 members of the community gathered on Nov. 10 at Soho in Ferndale for a post-election debrief to discuss the challenges, internal struggles and external division among the population. Election 2016: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The impacts of the 2016 election on the local, state and national level are going to be felt for a long time. The results are going to cause both parties to shift -- but in uniquely different ways. Ingham County Seeks Assistance in Murder of Man who Sought Sex with Other Men