PrideSource - Michigan Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 25 Jul 2017 22:25 EST 25 Jul 2017 22:25 EST Grant Money Helps EQMI Continue Fighting Hate Crimes <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan received a $60,000 grant from Open Society Foundations, part of the Communities Against Hate initiative. MI Civil Rights Commission Seeks Public Input The Michigan Civil Rights Commission Seeks Public Input on a request from 38 LGBT groups asking the Commission to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act includes protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Anti-Racist, Anti-Facist Group to Take Action <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>The Michigan Peoples Defense Network has called a press conference at 5 p.m. on July 28 to announce an action countering a men's conference hosted by the radical Christian news organization Church Militant. Meet the LGBT Activist Running for Detroit City Council <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/> U-M Announces LGBTQ Alumni Group <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>The University of Michigan Alumni Association has announced the formation of a new LGBTQ alumni group. Out In Force <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Danielle Woods is Sworn to Protect, Serve and Advocate Progressive Groups Hold Health Care Town Halls <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/> Stand with Trans 2nd Annual Family Fun Day Picnic The overall goal of this year's Family Fun Day Picnic hosted by Stand with Trans is "to give families a safe place to just be," said Roz Keith, founder of the non-profit organization. Nominations Are Out for The 2017 Wilde Awards Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. Celebrating Jeff Montgomery's Legacy One Year After His Death <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan issued a statement today to remember and honor the legacy of Jeff Montgomery who died one year ago. Stonewall for Revolution to Host Gubernatorial Forum <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Democratic candidates running for governor will have a chance to speak directly to voters during a forum on LGBT and women's rights on July 24 in Lansing. Meet Affirmations Volunteer Sabrina Bolvari <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>In the spotlight is Sabrina Bolvari, a volunteer at Affirmations since September 2016. She is one of many volunteers the community center is incredibly fortunate to have the support of. Planned Parenthood and the LGBTQ Community: What You Should Know <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Birth control and abortion. For many people, that's what comes to mind when they think of Planned Parenthood. But did you know that they offer a full range of services, from HIV testing and treatment to cancer screenings? Gay Lansing Council Candidate Endorsed by the Victory Fund The Victory Fund has endorsed dozens of openly LGBTQ candidates across the nation. One of whom, is Lansing local Jim McClurken, who will be running for Lansing City Council's 4th Ward seat. Ice Cream Benefits Local Dog Rescues July is National Ice Cream month and Michigan's popular micro-batch creamery Browndog Barlor is celebrating by hosting a fundraiser for local dog rescue organizations on National Ice Cream Day. Michigan DOC Revises Policy, Allows Transition-related Care for Trans Inmates <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>The Michigan Department of Corrections has adopted a new policy for the care of transgender prisoners after a transgender woman incarcerated in a Michigan prison campaigned, with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU of Michigan, to receive the hormone therapy she was denied. A True Bruhhood of Dominant Lesbian WoMen <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Sharron Fincher said, "something magical happens" when the Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity comes together. Lansing Bartender Represents the Midwest in Cocktail Apprentice Program <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Melissa "Inky" Kim was accepted into the Cocktail Apprentice Program, which gives up-and-coming bartenders a chance to learn from masters of the craft during the 15th Annual Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans July 18-23. HOPE Builds Community <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Over 100 guests attended a soiree and fundraiser for The HOPE Fund in the magnificent gardens at the Palmer Woods home of Dr. Boyd Richards and Joshua Ronnebaum June 25. Michigan Students Selected for Point Foundation Scholarships Michael Arellano, Shannon Moran and Donna Scaffidi have been awarded Point Foundation scholarships this year. Rachel Lutz to Open New Boutique Named Yama Yama, a new retail store dedicated to the contemporary woman is set to open this fall. Named in honor of legendary Detroit architect Minoru Yamasaki, the 2,000-square-foot Yama will join Rachel Lutz's other stores, The Peacock Room and Frida, both of which are located in Midtown's Park Shelton next to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Congratulations to Detroit Ad POP Award Winners <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>The Ad POP Awards were presented to the Detroit area's best in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Known Where to Go: HIV and STI Testing