Tag Archives: Michigan

Kalamazoo Repeals Gay Rights

Score another one for the religious right in Kalamazoo, Michigan Six weeks after passing a gay rights law, the Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to rescind it. The commission voted Dec. 1 to make it a civil offense in the city of 7,200 to discriminate in housing, public accommodations or employment based on sexual orientation or being transgender. The American …

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“Gay Anarchists” Disrupt Church Service

This story from Michigan is so bizarre, I’m not sure what it was meant to achieve. A gay anarchist group infiltrated the Mt. Hope Church in Eaton County Sunday morning, disrupting a service by pulling a fire alarm, dropping leaflets and yelling at parishioners, a pastor said. The group, Bash Back, was simultaneously picketing outside the church, beating on buckets …

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Crack Attack

Flint, Michigan is cracking (heh) down on saggy pants. Flint residents now have to watch their butts because Police Chief David Dicks is on the lookout. Dicks, who took over the department last month on an interim basis, announced that his officers would start arresting people wearing saggy pants that expose skivvies, boxer shorts or bare bottoms. “Some people call …

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Gay Man Sues Bible Publishers For $70M

Wingnut site WorldNetDaily is reporting that a gay Michigan man is suing two local Christian publishing houses for a combined $70M for putting out versions of the Bible which he says featured deliberately changed Biblical admonishments against homosexuality. Bradley Fowler, 39, claims the changes by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishing caused his family to ostracize him and created twenty years …

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Motown Protects Transgenders

Detroit has become the latest large city to pass transgender protections. The city council voted 7-1 yesterday to amend the existing non-discrimination laws that already protect gays and lesbian, adding gender identity.

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Burger Logo Riles Humor-Free Queers

Gay students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are upset with the logo of a local burger joint. The Stonewall Democrats, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caucus of the University’s College Democrats chapter, has taken offense with the restaurant’s logo and recently began circulating a petition to sway the owners to change the logo. LSA senior Kolby …

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Dr. Death Goes To Washington

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is planning to run for Congress from Michigan. He plans to run on a platform of prison reform (no surprise there) and “bringing integrity” to Congress. Make your death machine jokes….now.

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