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Michigan Anti-Gay Company Has Lapsed Michigan Mechanic's License

Brian Klawiter, the Grandville business owner at the center of a firestorm of controversy because of his Facebook post that he would deny service to openly gay people, has not been a legally licensed mechanic in Michigan since Oct. 12, 2014. READ MORE.

National The 2016 Presidential Campaign Shapes Up As Exciting One For LGBT People

The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up to be a particularly exciting and meaningful one for LGBT people. Here are just a few reasons why... READ MORE.

National Executive Order Protecting LGBT In Workplace Now In Effect

President Obama's Executive Order, signed July 21, 2014, on LGBT Workplace Discrimination went into effect April 8. READ MORE.

National Indiana Success Emboldens Gay Rights Advocates In U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their big legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians in states around the U.S. READ MORE.

Music
Why Kacey Musgraves Is Changing Country Music One Pissed Off Pun At A Time

Country music hasn't been fair to its underappreciated female populace, especially lately, as dudes increasingly dominate airplay with their beer-guzzling, truck-revving, bro-y ways. And even if Kacey Musgraves doesn't change that - and let's hope she does - she'll at least have something to say about it. READ MORE.

Why Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Is Her Best Album In A Decade

Like a virgin, Madonna is pure again. Cleansed of the unbecoming trend grabs that marred the icon's erratic predecessors - namely the sinfully juvenile "Hard Candy" and "MDNA," better but still pastiche - our Blessed Goddess steps back into her ray of light and applies a new shine to an old sound. READ MORE.

Columns
Creep of the Week: Pat Robertson

Extra, extra! Read all about it: Pat Robertson will come to your Big Gay Wedding! There's one condition: you're gonna have to show him a baby conceived through butt sex. Now, I know what you're thinking: "That's not how babies are made and why would I want Pat Robertson at my wedding? He's a hateful old man." READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Render Unto Caesar's Pizza

Following an unexpected backlash -- best described as a concerned public whiplash -- Fools for Christ, Inc. announced on Easter Sunday its cancellation of their scheduled "Hate Someone Special for Jesus Week." READ MORE.

Transmissions: Meanness And Meaning

We are living in very mean times. The news is filled with police assaults and murders of people of color. Congress is continuing to try and gut health care and other social safety nets. Certain elements of the media continue to blame women, immigrants, the poor, religious minorities and people of color -- amongst others -- for all of societies' ills. READ MORE.

Special Section: Marriage
LGBT Wedding Expo Embodies Hope

SOUTHFIELD - This year the BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo was held on the anniversary weekend of Judge Friedman's decision in DeBoer v. Snyder. That decision struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, for less than 24 hours, allowing 323 couples to become legally married in the state.

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