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Michigan Jenison School Bathroom Policy is 'Harmful to Transgender Students'

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.

Disparate Identities Collide

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.

Ruth Ellis Center Awarded David Bohnett Foundation CyberCenter Grant

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.

Holland City Council Could Impact Pursuit of Ordinance

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.

Lansing's Sanctuary City Fight

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from conservatives and a possible legal showdown with President Donald Trump's administration, the city of Lansing has rescinded a resolution declaring itself a sanctuary city.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.

Leon & Lulu Announces New Spring Edition Of Its Award-Winning Event, Books & Authors

Popular Event Featuring Michigan Authors to be Held Twice Annually, Adding Live Reading at The Show READ MORE.

OU Professor, Transgender Advocate to Serve on National LGBTQ Task Force

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 Seeks Volunteers

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.

Gallery Welcomes Artists Outside the Mainstream

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.

NMAC Seeks Youth Leaders to Help End HIV Epidemic

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.

Counseling Students Learn to Be More Affirmative in their Profession

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.

LGBT Detroit Celebrates Anniversary of #SafeBraveSpace

It's called Detroit's new SafeBraveSpace - yes, with a hashtag - and visitors are invited to check it out next week. READ MORE.

Progress Michigan Names Jeremy Moss 'Legislator of the Month'

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.

Playground Detroit to Launch Artist Space in Eastern Market

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.

Ozone House Creates Zen Room for Young People

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.

Victory for LGBTQ Rights in Jackson

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.

Freedom House Funding Restored

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 Files Suit Against Clerk Wrozek and City of Jackson

Jackson Together has filed suit against Jackson City Clerk Andrew Wrozek and the City of Jackson. READ MORE.

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination: One Mayor's Story

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.

Welcoming Michigan Builds Immigrant-Friendly Communities

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.

Biennial Race Conference at MSU to Focus on Sexuality and Gender

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.

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