PrideSource - Michigan http://www.pridesource.com Your Michigan LGBT Directory and News Source en Copyright 2009, Pride Source Media Group 31 Jul 2014 03:31 EST 31 Jul 2014 03:31 EST webmaster@pridesource.com webmaster@pridesource.com pridesource.com http://www.pridesource.com/img/logo.gif http://pridesource.com Fifth Annual Hotter Than July Boat Ride A Fun Time http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67308 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2231/S1M_HTJ_2231-BoatRide-Gallery-FRONT.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67308 HTJ Opening Ceremony Draws Large Crowd http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67309 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2231/S1M_HTJ_2231-Candelight.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>DETROIT - Nearly 100 people came out for the 19th annual Hotter Than July candlelight vigil Tuesday evening in Palmer Park. The event serves as the kickoff of a week's worth of events under the HTJ umbrella. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67309 Hotter Than July Conference Focuses On Past, Future Of Detroit's African American LGBT Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67310 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2231/HTJ-Gathering-Awards-01.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67310 Gary Glenn Causes More Controversy In 98th House Race Primary http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67300 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2231/GaryGlenn.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67300 Rally And March For Marriage Equality: 6th Circuit Hearing http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67301 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2231/De-Boer-Rowse-and-family.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>MICHIGAN - The 6th Circuit Court hearing is just around the corner and MI and OH marriage equality groups have worked hard to gather support for repealing the same-sex marriage ban. Several rallies and marches in both states have been organized. LGBT and allies are urged to bring their friends and family and show their support. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67301 Michigan Marriage Trial To Have 6th Circuit Hearing Aug. 6 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67302 DeBoer is the only case on appeal challenging a state's ban on the right to marry. The other cases involve appeals of decisions ordering the states to recognize legal marriages between same-sex couples performed in other states. Ohio: Henry v Himes and Obergefill v Himes (recognizing out of state marriages for purposes of death certificate)...What is unique about the federal district decision in the DeBoer case is that it is the only marriage equality decision (other than the Perry case in California) where there was a full-fledged trial with both evidence and testimony supporting findings of fact. This would seem to make the federal district decision less likely to be reversed on appeal. An appellate court reviews findings of law, not findings of fact. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67302 Washtenaw County Candidates Rated On LGBT Issues http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67303 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67303 BTL Aug. 5 Primary Endorsements http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67304 http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67304 Equality Debate Used As Campaign Fodder By Far Right http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67305 "You can help to send a powerful message to Lansing about Republicans who embrace the radical homosexual agenda, one with which the House Speaker, the Senate Leader and the Governor are all currently flirting. Any financial help you could give to Lee would be vitally important to the outcome of this race." - The Institute for Conservative Enlightenment PAC http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67305 Lesbian Couple In Kalamazoo See Home Ruined http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67306 BOLD KALAMAZOO - A West Michigan lesbian couple came home to a URL hate crime http:www.michigan.govdocumentsmspBd-HateCrime072637097.pdf coating their house. The Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC) reminds the Kalamazoo community that a state amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Act is imperative and forms a hate crimes Awareness Coalition. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67306 Equality Michigan Starts Petition To Change Michfest Trans Exclusion Policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67307 Twenty-three years ago Nancy Burkholder was asked to leave the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival because she was not a "womyn-born-womyn." Since then, debate has taken place with festival owner Lisa Vogel and organizers of the festival and community members and artists across the country. On July 28, Equality Michigan called for an end to the "womyn-born-womyn" festival policy and is calling for and end to transgender exclusion at Michfest. It is asking the public to support the policy change by signing an online petition at URL http:eqmi.usmwmf14. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67307 State Rep. Zemke Chats With Craig Fahle About Conversion Therapy Bill http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67227 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2230/Zemke_2229.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) {URL sponsored legislation on July 16 to outlaw conversion therapy in Michigan. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67200} The bill would prohibit mental health professionals from attempting to change a minor's sexual orientation. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67227 Hotter Than July Conference Focuses On Past, Future Of Detroit's African American LGBT Community http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67218 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2230/HTJ-Gathering-Awards-01.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>{BOLD DETROIT -} Nearly 60 people attended Hotter Than July&#39;s annual Gathering on LGBT Issues Friday. The conference took place at the Michigan State University Detroit Center in Midtown. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67218 Lesbian Couple In Kalamazoo See Home Ruined http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67208 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2230/S1M2_KalamazooHateCrimesBurks_2231.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67208 Equality Michigan Starts Petition To Change Michfest Trans Exclusion Policy http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67216 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2230/Article67216MichWomynsfest_2231.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/> http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67216 Gallery: Hotter Than July Boat Ride Makes A Splash http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67205 About 50 people came out Wednesday night for the fifth annual Hotter Than July Boat Ride. The three-hour cruise on the Detroit River was aboard the Diamond Queen. The event was catered by Dee's Catering and DJ Tone kept the dance floor full. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67205 HTJ Opening Ceremony Draws Large Crowd http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67204 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2229/S1M_HTJ_2231-Candelight.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>{BOLD DETROIT -} Nearly 100 people came out for the 19th annual Hotter Than July candlelight vigil Tuesday evening in Palmer Park. The event serves as the kickoff of a week's worth of events under the HTJ umbrella. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67204 State Rep. Zemke Introduces Bill To Prohibit Conversion Therapy In Michigan http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67200 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2229/Zemke_2229.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>{BOLD LANSING --} State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) sponsored legislation on July 16 that would outlaw the practice of conversion therapy in Michigan. {URL House Bill 5703 prohibits http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/pdf/2014-HIB-5703.pdf} &quot;any practice by a mental health professional that seeks to change a minor&#39;s sexual orientation.&quot; Similar laws are in place in {URL California http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=56028}, {URL New Jersey http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=61797} and New York and {URL have been upheld by federal courts. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63140} http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67200 Good News For LGBT Students At Michigan Universities http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67114 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2229/MSUSign.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>Michigan State University has received a large, anonymous donation to its LGBT Resource Center. The University of Michigan-Dearborn will be offering a specific LGBT studies course this fall. http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67114 HTJ Pride Picnic Preview http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67182 <img src='http://www.pridesource.com/images/2230/Cierra.jpg' style='width:250px'><br/>It's the centerpiece of Detroit's weeklong black gay pride celebration. The pride picnic, which takes place Saturday in Palmer Park, has been a crowd favorite since Hotter Than July began in 1996. It's attracted tens of thousands of people throughout the years, including everybody from famous authors (James Earl Hardy, Keith Boykin, Stanley Bennett Clay), performers (The Lady Chablis, Cyon Flare, April Summers), politicians (Kwame Kilpatrick, Benny Napoleon, Maryann Mahaffey) and porn stars (Bobby Blake, Flex Dion, Ty Lattimore). http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67182