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A Hookup Gone Wrong: Michigan’s HIV Criminalization Negatively Affects Michiganders

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Jeremy Merithew's life took a turn for the worse when what was intended to be a casual hookup earned him a brush with discrimination and substantial jail time. That's because He was HIV-positive and his hookup, Dwayne Cook claimed Merithew failed to disclose his status before the two engaged in oral and anal sex. That’s a four-year felony in Michigan and has been since 1989.

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Deep Inside Hollywood

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BY ROMEO SAN VICENTE Your Olympics Crush is 'Dancing With The Stars' No, we didn’t say which Olympics crush. That’s because the upcoming all-athletes season of "Dancing With the Stars" features several recent [...]

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Election 2018

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This Is What’s Wrong: NASSAR and MSU Are Not Alone

I am a Michigan State University alum. Currently, I am a faculty member at Central Michigan University, where I and my colleagues are entrusted with thousands of young adults beginning to negotiate the world on their own. I am a former female college athlete, I am a social worker whose clients who include young victims of sexual abuse and women who have experienced violence at the hands of men, I am personally connected to many young adults who have experienced sexual assault and, finally, I am the adoptive mom to four kids — including a daughter — who all went to college. From these many perspectives, I keep trying to untangle the MSU/Nassar scandal.

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

If we have to wait until every American gets to know a trans person before full equality is achieved we are never going to get there. Which is why cisgender people need to advocate for trans folks. As anyone who isn’t a cisgender heterosexual white male knows, having to fight for your most basic rights and constantly advocate for your own humanity is exhausting.

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Ann Arbor

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