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Election_2016 Day 2: Bill Praises Hillary as Dems Anoint Her with Nomination

The second night of the Democratic National Convention was a high-point in terms of both speakers and historic nature after delegates made Hillary Clinton the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.Delivering the keynote address was former President Bill Clinton. Essentially auditioning for the role of first gentleman, he recalled meeting Hillary Clinton and the early years of their marriage, followed by her work seeking to improve the United States as a lawyer, first lady, a U.S. senator and secretary of state. READ MORE.

Michigan Candlelight Vigil Opens 21st Annual Detroit Black Gay Pride celebration

The 21st installment of Hotter Than July, Detroit's Black Gay Pride celebration, began Tuesday, July 26 with the annual candlelight vigil in Palmer Park. Nearly 75 people attended the service, which took place near the blue spruce memorial tree. The tree was planted in 1999 to commemorate those in the community lost to HIVAIDS and other illnesses. Longtime community activist Ron Doe was the featured speaker for the ceremony. He recalled leading a support group for Men of Color Motivational Group when the idea to plant the tree came about. READ MORE.

Courts Decision Harms Kids of LGBT Parents

Last week's decision in the ACLU's equitable parent case, Lake v Putnam, was definitely a step backward for LGBT rights in Michigan. A panel of three Michigan Court of Appeal judges issued an opinion denying legal standing to our plaintiff, Michelle Lake, to see her son, whom she had co-parented since birth with former partner Kerri Putnam. Putnam, the biological mother and the only legal parent recognized by Michigan, denied Michelle all contact with their son after their relationship ended. READ MORE.

Atty Gen. Bill Schuette's Lawsuit Ignores the Facts: Transgender Students Thrive in Safe, Affirming Schools

At some point during the typical school day, virtually every teacher is going to give at least one student a pass to use the bathroom. When students visit the bathroom they want privacy, safety and respect. It's what every student deserves and what parents trust their schools will provide for their children. READ MORE.

Creep Of The Week: Mike Pence

Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? READ MORE.

MI Marriage Getting Hitched In The Hall of Justice

LANSING - Just before 11 a.m. on June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Obergefell v. Hodges and extended marriage equality to the entire country. Since that moment thousands of LGBT couples across the country have upgraded their domestic partnership and or commitment ceremony plans to wedding cakes and marriage licenses. READ MORE.

Business Spotlight LGBT-Friendly Businesses Anticipate Wedding Expo

Michigan Businesses Are Excited to Celebrate with the LGBT Community at the Ultimate LGBT Wedding Anniversary Expo on March 20 in Detroit.With every vendor space filled one month in advance, the event will feature over 100 vendors who look forward to helping couples and families plan their life celebrations. READ MORE.

Marriage From US to Canada, Western Michigan Couple Celebrates Their Love

It was love at first sight for Max Brown and Doug Sipsma. They met in 1999 when they were both visiting Chicago. They struck up a conversation in a store, exchanged phone numbers and a couple of weeks later they had their first date. They've been together ever since. READ MORE.

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Busted at the Seams In Detroit

"I have a commitment to humans. They come in all different shapes or sizes or whatever and if you want to wear a bra, who am I to say you can't wear a bra?" says Lee Padgett, owner of LGBT-friendly Busted Bra Shop.

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