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The ACLU of Michigan is demanding Jenison Public Schools change its policy regarding bathrooms and transgender students after a transgender student in the district contacted the organization with a discrimination complaint. READ MORE.
Faith and sexuality are rarely mentioned together. In fact, it is not uncommon that the two topics are viewed as entirely separate. Pair those topics with a discussion of race and for many they become inaccessible. Some of those barriers were broken on April 13 at The Kellogg Hotel Conference Center in East Lansing during an undergraduate panel. READ MORE.
The David Bohnett Foundation, created in 1999 by the philanthropist and technology entrepreneur bearing its name, has recently awarded the Ruth Ellis Center with a CyberCenter grant, which will provide 10 new fully loaded Mac workstations for use by youth in the organization's Drop-In Center. READ MORE.
Will LGBTQ residents of the City of Holland have to wait another four years before they have the votes of the City Council to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance that will protect them? READ MORE.
Facing a backlash from conservatives and a possible legal showdown with President Donald Trump's administration, the city of Lansing has rescinded a resolution declaring itself a sanctuary city. READ MORE.
Popular Event Featuring Michigan Authors to be Held Twice Annually, Adding Live Reading at The Show READ MORE.
Transgender advocate Charin Davenport, who teaches writing and rhetoric at Oakland University, has been hired to serve on the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization that has been promoting equality for the LGBTQ communities for more than 40 years. READ MORE.
OutFront Kalamazoo at 340 S. Rose St. has an opportunity available for interested volunteers. The community center is looking for friendly, phone-savvy individuals to help out by joining the front desk staff. READ MORE.
In the up-swinging REO Town corridor is Casa de Rosado, a nearly 3,600-square-foot building in Lansing where art exhibits with political agendas speak volumes. READ MORE.
Young people, ages 18-15, who are passionate, fearless and willing to learn are needed. The National Minority AIDS Council is looking for fierce youth leaders who will commit to ending the HIV epidemic. READ MORE.
The Oakland University Theta Chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Sorority brought together around 100 students and professional counselors from across metro Detroit for their Allies in Counseling: LGBTQ+ Spring Conference on March 24. READ MORE.
It's called Detroit's new SafeBraveSpace - yes, with a hashtag - and visitors are invited to check it out next week. READ MORE.
House Democratic Whip, Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) was awarded 'Legislator of the Month' in March by Progress Michigan for his leadership in the fight to bring more transparency and accountability to state government by making the governor's office and state legislative bodies subject to open records laws. READ MORE.
After a handful of years without a permanent home, Playground Detroit is finally leasing an "amazing" 1,500 square foot, street-level space located in a historic building on the outer edge of Eastern Market, and they're going to "bring it to life." READ MORE.
The Ozone House Drop-In Center in Ypsilanti is excited to announce the addition of their new Zen Room. The space provides an opportunity for young people to take a moment to themselves to explore new ways of dealing with stress, practice coping skills and self-reflection, and explore their spirituality. READ MORE.
Jackson Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson ruled to accept a consent order between Jackson Together and the City of Jackson that finally allows the city's non-discrimination order to take affect. READ MORE.
A technical error in grant application scoring by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in December 2016 could have cost the Freedom House 60 percent of their annual budget, putting the organization at risk of closing its doors. READ MORE.
Jackson Together has filed suit against Jackson City Clerk Andrew Wrozek and the City of Jackson. READ MORE.
Detroit, Grand Rapids, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Okemos, Highland Park, Traverse City, Ypsilanti, Kalamazoo, Bay City, Ann Arbor, Ferndale, Delta Charter Township, East Lansing, Southfield, Sterling Heights. If you live in one of those Michigan cities, congratulations. Your mayor is a member of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination. READ MORE.
Members of immigrant communities often have trouble settling into life in a new country. There's a new economy to navigate, new laws, and culture shock. READ MORE.
Michigan State University's 10th Biennial Conference on Race in 21st Century America breaks new ground this year in taking a focused look at themes of sexuality and gender, with a strong emphasis on national and local LGBTQ activism. READ MORE.
- Q&A: Lea Michele on Gays in Her Bed, Girl Crushes & Why 'It's So Inspiring' to Watch Old Episodes of 'Glee'
- Melissa Etheridge Talks Donald Trump ('I Will Not Fear This'), Inspiration for Upcoming Songs, the Word 'Woke' & Weed 101
- Kelly Osbourne Talks Being Open to Dating Women ('Never Say Never'), Celebs She Knows Who Use Sexuality For Publicity & Why 'Everybody's Gay'
- Transgender Women of Color Need Access to Public Resources, Better Allies
- Creep of the Week: Ramzan Kadyrov
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