PrideSource - Michigan http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 24 Apr 2014 20:24 EST 24 Apr 2014 20:24 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Judge Takes Up Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65728 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S1M_MichiganNews_Generic.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT (AP) - A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65728 Motor City Pride Line-Up Includes 'Glee' Star, Erasure's Andy Bell http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65812 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S1M3_MCP_Lineupshutterstock_152477939.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>The Motor City Pride Festival and Parade celebrates its 43rd anniversary Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. Held at Detroit's waterfront Hart Plaza, the annual event attracts thousands of attendees to the live music, DJs, vendors and food. The festival is the largest LGBT celebration in Michigan.The festival is poised to attract more attendees this year because of the stellar music line-up. Featured headliners include Andy Bell (of Erasure), Alex Newell, and musical performer and Tunde Olaniran, one of Michigan's fastest rising musicians. The rest of the line-up features some of the state's best DJs, bands and performers. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65812 Helping Transgender Population Find Jobs http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65813 Many people are suffering these days due to the slow economic recovery, especially the transgender population. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65813 MI AG, Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65814 DETROIT (AP) - Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case. They want the case to move quickly, but they say the Cincinnati-based court should stick to its practice of assigning cases to a three-judge panel. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65814 Detroit Fashion Designer DL Perrett Presents Neon Valley Streets Event http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65815 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S1M5_DLPerrettresentsNeonValleyStreets.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - It's not uncommon for soul singers to have gotten their start in the church. Apparently it's a breeding ground for fashion designers as well. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65815 Jim Toy Center To Honor Congressman Dingell http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65816 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S2OUT_JohnDingell_2216.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65816 Modern Works of Art for Sale This Weekend http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65817 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S1M_Modernism_2216.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65817 Hoadley To Seek LGBT Support At May 3 Detroit Fundraiser http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65818 DETROIT - Jon Hoadley is one of the most effective LGBT activists in Michigan. Now he is running for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives, and he will be asking for the financial support of LGBT people at a May 3 fundraiser in Detroit. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65818 Inclusive Justice Conference Coming Up http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65819 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65819 Couples Celebrate Love And Acceptance at LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65697 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/S1M3_CoupleExpoAJStory_2216_JamiilRobert.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Southfield got glammed up and fancy this past Saturday, celebrating an LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo held at the Southfield Civic Pavilion. There was a big turnout ranging from newly married couples, long standing couples, to partners browsing the booths together getting ideas for how they want their celebration to look. The center was filled with balloons and smiling faces. Cake samples and copious amounts of coupons for local businesses, all there to show support for the LGBT community, were handed out to desiring attendees. The joy and celebration of romance was truly in the air Saturday as couples, holding hands, came together with the Metro Detroit community to showcase love in all its forms. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65697 Michigan Same Sex Couples Demand Respect And Equal Treatment http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65695 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/S1M1_CouplesACLU_2216-1.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - The discriminatory consequences of Gov. Rick Snyder's actions were recounted through the lives of eight Michigan same-sex couples during an emotional press conference Monday. The ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit, Caspar v Snyder, on behalf of the couples, who where legally married on March 22, after U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman ruled the ban prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying was unconstitutional. The opportunity to marry was short-lived and took place in just four Michigan counties that opened on a Saturday, before a stay pursued by Attorney General Bill Schuette was issued preventing more same sex couples from marrying. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65695 Judge Takes Up Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65728 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2217/S1M_MichiganNews_Generic.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT (AP) - A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65728 Ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo A Smashing Success http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65696 SOUTHFIELD - It was a nice day for a white wedding at the fourth annual Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo. More than 600 people attended the Expo, which took place Saturday at the Southfield Civic Pavilion. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65696 Graduating Gay: LGBT Spring Events at Local Universities http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65698 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/1OnlineListOnly_PrideCollege_2215.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65698 Gay-Owned Espresso & Gelato Shop Finds Niche in Detroit http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65699 Gay-owned business, Melt Espresso Gelato, has opened in Midtown, adding to the continuing growth of Detroit as a center for LGBT prosperity and culture. Aaron Haithcock, originally from Texas, opened the business in October after a long journey of love. "It took three and a half years to open; I had to apply for a loan three different times," he says, "I had to keep resubmitting for it. It took lots of time... time was definitely an issue." Negotiating for a spot in the area took over a year alone. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65699 Dine Out For Life April 24 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65700 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/S1M_MichiganNews_Generic.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65700 2014 Good Neighbors = Strong Community Award Recipients Announced http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65701 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/S1M_MichiganNews_Generic.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65701 LGBT Caucus Seating Available At Upcoming MDP Dinner, Bill Clinton To Keynote http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65702 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2216/S1M_MichiganNews_Generic.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65702 ACLU Files Lawsuit: State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65608 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2215/1A_S1_BREAKING_MarriageEquality-AP5.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to ensure that the marriages of the more than 300 same-sex couples that took place last month are recognized by the state. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65608 GALLERY: The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo Runway Show http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65618 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=65618