PrideSource - Michigan Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 21 Jan 2017 20:21 EST 21 Jan 2017 20:21 EST Flint's Audrey Dismond Shows Women 'You Are Worthy' <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Representing an enormous cross-section of the city's African-American women, Flint's "Women of a New Tribe" presents portraits of women from their 20s into their 90s, all photographed in sumptuous black-and-white, reminiscent of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood glamour photography. JTCC Elects New Leadership Team <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>As they do each year at their December board meeting, the Jim Toy Community Center Board of Directors gathered to elect new leadership for 2017. House Dems Elect Moss, Zemke as Caucus Whip, Chair The House Democrats held elections to fill their caucus's leadership positions for the next two years as a new session begins this week. Betsy DeVos Leaves Questions Unanswered in Senate Hearing <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Following Betsy DeVos' Tuesday night Senate confirmation hearing, reports say "she was stumped," "she got schooled," "she wasn't prepared," and "it was an insult to Democracy." Protests Planned to Usher in Trump Era <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>As Donald Trump raises his right hand to swear the presidential oath of office on Friday, hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to his policy positions will be traveling to D.C. for planned protests the following day. 'Suited' Pushes the Fashion Boundaries of Gender ID <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Fashion has no gender. To validate that, Oakland University's Women and Gender Studies program will spotlight the HBO documentary "Suited" at the 33rd annual film festival "Style Beyond the Binary, Transgender Visibility and Recognition" on Jan. 21 from 12-3 p.m. Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos' Record on LGBT Equality "It is unfathomable that the next Secretary of Education would oppose basic protections for LGBT students and roll back the progress we have made to ensure all students feel safe and supported in our schools," said Rep. Pocan. Local Theaters Join in Solidarity for Ghostlight Project <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>In each time zone across the country on Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. members of the theater community will come together to launch The Ghostlight Project. Detroit Native Announces Plans to Run for Detroit City Mayor Detroit native, Myya D. Jones, has announced that she will be running for mayor of the city of Detroit in 2017. She wants to be a voice for women of color and millennials in the U.S. government sector. Between The Lines Debuts New Wedding Expo Website <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>With a fresh look and a new intuitive design, is designed with same-sex couples and their allies in mind to make wedding planning accessible, easier and more fun. Comedy Shows to Raise Funds for Local LGBT Community Center TRAVERSE CITY - Traverse City comedy group Falling Down Stairs Productions will donate proceeds from its February, March and April shows to help the Polestar LGBT+ Community Center, which serves Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, and Antrim Counties, and beyond. Thousands Gather at Michigan Rally to Tell Congress: 'Save Our Healthcare' WARREN - This was more than a great turnout. The response to the "Save Our Healthcare" rally in Warren on Sunday was so overwhelming the event had to be moved to a larger venue than the one originally announced. Watch Gov. Snyder's State of the State Address <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Michigan's Democratic leaders called on Governor Rick Snyder to use his State of the State address on Jan. 17 to join them in taking on a rigged system that strengthens the hand of lobbyists and special interests in Lansing at the expense of Michigan families. Thousands Gather at Michigan Rally to Tell Congress: 'Save Our Healthcare' <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>This was one of 70 rallies across the country Sunday -- and the first of many actions to come to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act. Betsy DeVos: Stand with LGBTQ Students <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Equality Michigan is asking for the community's help to call upon Betsy DeVos to clarify her position on LGBTQ issues, including the inhumane practice of so-called conversion therapy. Gospel Singer Gay Bashes, Gets Dropped from 'The Ellen Show' <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Kim Burrell and Pharrell "Happy" Williams were scheduled to perform the song "I See a Victory" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, Jan. 5. But that was before video of Burrell recently preaching a blatantly anti-gay message surfaced on the web. Women's March On Lansing <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>Speak up against hate and intolerance on Jan. 21 during the URL Women's March on Lansing, the sister event to the Women's March on Washington. KGLRC Mentorship Program Provides Positive Role Models for LGBTQ Youth <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>As the executive director of the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, Jay Maddock said he frequently hears from LGBTQ youth that "they don't have positive role models or they don't know adults who can relate to their experiences as an LGBTQ adolescent." It Will be Raining Men (and Women) for a Great Cause Jan. 16 <img src='' style='width:250px'><br/>This year's Detroit Concert for a Cure - happening on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Ferndale's The Loving Touch - could also be called "Phantom, After Hours." Former State Senator Buzz Thomas Joins EQMI Board As the LGBT and allied communities of Michigan continue to build the path towards expanding statewide nondiscrimination laws, Equality Michigan and Equality Michigan