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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
4:42 pm
[losttoy]
Attention Michigan Voters!!!
Confused about all the proposals? Don't know how to vote in the non-partisan races?



Now you can vote with confidence with 4 easy steps.




STEP 1: go to michigan.gov/vote


enter in your information.



STEP 2: Print your sample ballot



STEP 3: Refer Michigan Progressive Voter Guide
The Michigan Progressive Voter Guide has Endorsements from several Labor, Environmental, LGBT and Women's Groups to help make your choice. Endorsements cover, Presidential, National, State and Local races, down to your local school board.



or go online to mivoterguide.com



STEP 4: Check, highlight, circle or otherwise mark which candidates and proposals you choose. 



Then take your notes to the polling occasion! Volia!
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
2:10 am
[a1mfw]
Anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity or available to be a pet foster let me know. Many local animal rescues in the area are in need of dog foster's and supplies.
Friday, May 20th, 2011
4:35 pm
[losttoy]
Looking for a Plus-Sized doctor in A2 area
My kids brought home Strep Throat from school. It happens. The pediatrician gives them all antibiotics. My wife catches it from the kid, of course. She goes to the doctor to get antibiotics and her doctor said that the reason why she is sick is because she is too fat. Now, my wife does have a weight problem, but doesn't half of America? After giving birth to four kids, she never went back to pre-pregnancy weight. She is rather healthy otherwise. However this was not the first time she felt self conscience around her doctor. This newest statement was completely uncalled for.

So, does anybody a plus-sized doctor in Ann Arbor area? Somebody that my wife can feel comfortable with and not having to justify her weight if she has a cold.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
9:53 am
[losttoy]
Between the Lines and WDET fm want you!
 

Between the Lines and WDET fm want you!

BTL is producing the first locally run marriage expo focused on same-sex couples. May 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. you will be entertained, wined and dined and have a chance to see over 30 vendors targeting same-sex couples! In anticipation of this event we are looking for a gay or lesbian couple who are in the process of planning a commitment ceremony. We would like to document the process through with audio and photos and eventually produce a feature for BTL, WDET and other public media. If you are interested, contact taracavanaugh@pridesource.com AND amanda.le.claire@wayne.edu

Thanks!

Friday, March 11th, 2011
9:57 am
[losttoy]
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
6:20 pm
[a1mfw]
If you are a shopper on eBay check out the items being sold on eBay that the animal rescue get's a donation from.

http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=10604&name&id=10604&status=102&type=NONPROFIT&itemId&pageSize=10&pageIndex=1&sortOrder=11#buynp
Friday, February 18th, 2011
11:39 am
[losttoy]
Help wanted again
Help wanted - Graphic Design Intern

Between the Lines is an award-winning weekly newspaper in Michigan's for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and friends. We have been Michigan's LGBT news source since 1993. We are members of the Michigan Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. Each week 20,000 copies of BTL are distributed to hundreds of sites across Michigan.

We are looking for college students that are looking for credit and experience. Must be enrolled in a graphics related degree or certification program. Intern will get one-on-one training from our Art Director and will leave with solid portfolio pieces and a letter of recommendation. Applicants should have strong knowledge of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Please send resume and link to online portfolio (please do not send samples via email) to davidano@pridesource.com
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
4:57 pm
[losttoy]
Help wanted again
Graphic Design Intern Wanted

Pride Source Media Group is the publisher of Between the Lines, an award-winning weekly newspaper since 1993. We are members of the Michigan Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. Each week 20,000 copies of BTL are distributed to hundreds of sites across Michigan. PSMG also publishes the Pride Source LGBT Yellow Pages with over 1000 LBGT owned or friendly businesses and non-profits.

Are you in college or just graduated and looking for work experience? Must have solid knowledge of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Must be open to work in an LGBT business (but you do not have to be gay). This is an unpaid internship.

Send resumes to davidano@pridesource.com
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
11:36 am
[a1mfw]
All About Animals rescue grand opening
We are excited to announce the grand opening of our new 13,000 square foot clinic! We are going to have refreshments, behind the scenes tours, and activities for the family! Please stop by so we can show you the clinic and how we help over 20,000 every year!

http://www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org/grandopening.html

Facebook event posting
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177857972251833
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
9:19 am
[mrsbenglish]
Inspector.
Are any of you home owners?

Do you have a recommendation for a Home Inspector, one who is first time home buyer friendly?

Thanks!
Monday, November 1st, 2010
12:03 pm
[losttoy]
VOTE Tomorrow!


TOMORROW is the 2010 election! VOTE. Projections say that only 50% will show up at the polls. What is up with that? Yes, the president is not on the ballot, but just about everything else is. This is one of the most important Michigan elections. We will be voting for a number of elected officials, including US Congressional seats, the Michigan gubernatorial race, the Secretary of State, The michigan Attorney General, Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, members of the State Board of Education, local school districts, Regents to the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University, County Commissioners, Michigan Supreme Court Justices, Judges of the Court of Appeals, Judges of the Court of Circuit Court, statewide proposals and other local city and township officials. This election will determine which direction the state will go in the upcoming years.

Find your polling place and what is on your ballot at
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/

Get informed with these voter guides
http://www.publius.org
http://www.pridesourcevotes.com
10:22 am
[losttoy]
Going to the parade?


Every year we watch the parades. With each year I get more mad because the TV networks only show the people talking about the parade or some star singing or yet another commercial and not the actual flouts. This year, I am thinking of driving my family down to the parade in Detroit. Has anybody ever gone to the America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit? How early should I get there? Where should I park? Where is a good spot to sit? What should I bring? Any other advice?
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
10:22 am
[losttoy]
Less than a week ...
Less than a week until elections. I heard on the radio this morning that over a 1/3rd of people are still "undecided". Do you know who you are voting for?



Get informed ONLINE
We have made it easy for anyone to find information for all the races that will appear on their Nov. 2 ballot, including their U.S. Congressional candidate, State House, State Senate, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Secretary of State and more! Enter your zipcode online to get your customized Pride Source Voter's Guide.

BTL Voter Guide out or at http://www.pridesourcevotes.com/



Get informed in PRINT
Our Pro=Equality Voter Guide is incerted into today's Between the Lines on newstands today, which includes:
• Electoral district Maps
• An Interview with Virg Bernero, Democratic candidate for Michigan Governor 
• Top 3 U.S. Congressional Races in Michigan with Mark Schauer, Gary Peters and Natalie Manoogian Mosher
• Dem AG candidate speaks out against UM student stalker
• State supreme court elections looking positive for progressives
• Benson barks back against anti-trans license proposal
• Openly gay State House candidates Garry Post, Ken Rosen and Toni Sessoms
• and more

You can also download the full BTL Voter Guide PDF at http://www.pridesource.com/voter/PrideSourceVoterGuide2010.pdf

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
3:18 pm
[losttoy]
Elections are less than two weeks away. Do you know how you are going to vote?



ONLINE
We have made it easy for anyone to find information for all the races that will appear on their Nov. 2 ballot, including their U.S. Congressional candidate, State House, State Senate, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Secretary of State and more! Enter your zipcode online to get your customized Pride Source Voter's Guide.

BTL Voter Guide out or at http://www.pridesourcevotes.com/



or in PRINT

The BTL Pro=Equality Voter Guide includes:
• Electoral district Maps
• An Interview with Virg Bernero, Democratic candidate for Michigan Governor 
• Top 3 U.S. Congressional Races in Michigan with Mark Schauer, Gary Peters and Natalie Manoogian Mosher
• Dem AG candidate speaks out against UM student stalker
• State supreme court elections looking positive for progressives
• Benson barks back against anti-trans license proposal
• Openly gay State House candidates Garry Post, Ken Rosen and Toni Sessoms
• and more

Download the full BTL Voter Guide PDF at http://www.pridesource.com/voter/PrideSourceVoterGuide2010.pdf
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
4:59 pm
[losttoy]
Pro-Equality Voter Guide
PrideSourceVotes.com



PrideSourceVotes.com


BTL needs everyone to help right now. Our 2010 Michigan Voter Guide is now available electronically, and the 24-page printed version will be available this Friday. The printed version will be distributed with BTL newspapers during the next two weeks. Unfortunately, due to budget restraints, we are unable to mass mail the guide after having done so for the past 12 years. We need to count on everyone we can reach through the internet to help distribute this important resource link. And that includes all of you who are receiving this email. Please share the link with everyone you can. Below are a few resources we have for connecting folks.

First, please check out the electronic edition available (PrideSourceVotes.com). Just put your zip code in and your electronic voter guide will appear. Scroll the page to see the choices we have made available. Please distribute this link to as many people as you can via your Websites, Blogs, Facebook, Email and other social media. Second, please help get the word out by posting any of these button/banner ad links for the voter guide ASAP - http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=43594

During the next three weeks help us get the word out through this researched Pro-Equality Voter Guide. BTL did its own research and collaborated with Equality Michigan PAC, LAHR-PAC and Kalamazoo Alliance PAC to bring you the most current information about the candidates running in our upcoming election. Please help us make good use of this research by using the guide when you go to the polls on Nov. 2 (and making sure your family, friends and co-workers have this guide too).
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
11:52 am
[losttoy]
An open letter to Michigan attorney general Mike Cox



Dear Mike Cox,

I recently watched a segment on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 (find the clip at http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/28/michigan.justice.blog/index.html?hpt=C1). After viewing this segment I have also read various local newspapers to learn more about the issue. I must say that I am completely outraged at the conduct of Andrew Shirvell. It disheartens me to believe that my tax dollars are going to this kind of behavior. Regardless of whether Shirvell is making these actions "on the clock" or on his personal time, you have to see as a representative of the legal and justice system of Michigan that his exploits are out of line. These actions of stalking, slander, libel, harassing and cyber bullying go against what the office of the attorney general stands for. I see no action that Chris Armstrong has done to warrant this attack. It is clear that Shirvell is using his position to push his religious, ideological and highly discriminatory beliefs. He shows a lack of decency or understanding of national and state laws regarding this matter. This is not a matter of free speech, but a matter of hate speech. This does not belong in our government or in our community. As a tax payer and voter, I request that Andrew Shirvell to be fired or even prosecuted for his actions.

Sincerely,
David Ano


(learn more at Andrew Shirvell Watch
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
1:31 pm
[losttoy]
Today is the day. Vote for your local primary.


I voted .. have you?

For Michigan voters, find out where your polling location is, what will be on your ballot and information about candidates.
Visit, http://www.publius.org/

According to this Associate Press story, voter turnout is low with the secretary of state estimating only a 23% turnout. Let us proof them wrong! Polls close at 8pm, so get out there people!!! Voters today will decide who will be running for Michigan governor include five Republicans and two Democrats. All 148 seats in the state Legislature are also on the line, along with local millage proposals.

We live in America, people! People have died for the right to vote. If you do not like how the government is going, stop whining and get informed. VOTE!
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
2:28 pm
[losttoy]

Michigan's Primary is THIS TUESDAY!!!

Please remember to VOTE! To see your local ballot, go to the 2010 Publius Voter Guide. This website is where Michigan voters will be able to find their ballot, polling location, and information about candidates. Visit, http://www.publius.org/

Once you find out who is on the ballot, learn about the issues. Between the Lines (the paper I work for) has come up with a Voter Guide at http://www.pridesource.com/guides_subpage.html?section=guide-voter

ALSO, check out a list of Michigan LGBT 2010 Primary Endorsements at http://www.pridesource.com/btl-db/images/1830/BTLPrimaryAug3.pdf
Monday, July 19th, 2010
4:10 pm
[losttoy]
apologies to people who do not follow politics
Sorry to people who do not follow politics, but I just saw these press releases and had to post them.



Lansing, MICH. - Today Equality Michigan Action Network, the state's largest and most influential LGBT advocacy organization announced their endorsement of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's gubernatorial bid. In addition to Equality Michigan Action Network, Bernero announced endorsements received from several other LGBT organizations – including Lansing Association for Human Rights (LAHR), Michigan Democratic Party – LGBTA Caucus, and Between the Lines Newspaper. Read more at http://www.votevirg.com/media/071910PR_Equality_Michigan_Endorses_Bernero.pdf

Grand Rapids, MICH. – July 19, 2010 - The Progressive Women’s Alliance (PWA) announced their endorsement of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to lead Michigan as our next governor. Read more at http://www.votevirg.com/media/071910PR_Progressive_Womens_Alliance_Endorses_Bernero.pdf
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
10:54 pm
[shadowriderhope]
GBmojo in concert Friday, 7/16!
Hi folks,

Please help welcome GBmojo to the Ann Arbor area for their first tour in Michigan, Friday, 7/16! They are simply incredible, raw talent and gorgeous harmonies blending together in a way you've likely never heard.

Based out of Austin TX, GBmojo is the harmony-driven duo of star-crossed singer/songwriters Ginger Doss (formerly of Dreamtrybe) and Bekah Kelso. This gypsy-duo combines rootsy soul-folk and piano rock moxie, blends quirky pop rhythms with ethereal tribal visions, mixes urban wit and ancient wisdom for one seamless and high energy performance. They’ve spent the last 2 years touring extensively throughout the U.S., gaining momentum and an ever-widening fan base.

Currently they tour in support of their latest release - "Hand & Hammer", a highly-celebrated collection of Ginger’s most powerful spiritual songs. They continue on their journey, trading songs and making waves. Check them out at www.gbmojo.com.

Doors open at 7:30PM, the show starts at 8:00PM.
Suggested donation is $10-$15.
Call 734-368-6984 if you need directions.

Location: Great Oak Cohousing's Common House - the big red single story building in the center of the community.

500 Little Lake Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Please park along Little Lake Drive unless you require handicapped parking, which is available next to the Common House.

More directions and maps are here.

If you're so inclined, you can RSVP on the Facebook event so we have an idea of how many people to expect. :)

Current Mood: excited
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