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.
With Ferndale Pride 2018 just around the corner on June 2, festival organizers are still welcoming interested volunteers to help facilitate one of metro Detroit’s biggest LGBTQ+ celebrations of the year.
Equality Michigan promotes anti-violence and advocacy for the LGBTQ community and it's continuing its fight for pro-LGBTQ policies and politicians at its next “Lobby Day” on Tuesday, May 15. That day the public will have an opportunity to sit down and talk with elected officials about today’s most pressing issues.
Benton Harbor, Michigan – On Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m., Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of Michigan, in partnership with the OutCenter, will hold a free community forum at Benton Harbor's Phoenix Coffeeshop.
LANSING, Mich. — On April 19, State Rep. Jon Hoadley and State Sen. Margaret O'Brien were announced as Care Champion awardees by Caring Across Generations, a national care giving advocacy campaign.
LANSING, Mich. – As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month outreach efforts, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michigan citizens to learn about the state’s Safe Delivery Law, and how they can help keep babies safe by promoting awareness of the statute.
President Trump’s pick to head NASA was confirmed on Thursday in the U.S. Senate despite opposition from lawmakers and LGBT groups who opposed him on the basis of his anti-LGBT record. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), [...]
Syracuse University has suspended its chapter of engineering fraternity Theta Tau after a controversial video emerged showing fraternity members mocking gay, black, Jewish and Hispanic people.
Addiction recovery is by no means an easy feat, but understanding that one might need help is one way to get treatment started. Dr. Amy R. Krentzman is hosting a free presentation that focuses on gratitude and how understanding it can aid with one's recovery.
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova has announced an extension of its smash hit “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra. The show was slated to run through April 22 but has been extended through April 29 due to full houses, glowing audience response and critical acclaim.
It’s been 65 years since I last saw the young man who now sits across from me. He has at age 19 what a friend calls “the lyric poetry of youth:” a freshness of look that’s a joy to see.
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.
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.
The Family Research Council posits itself as nonprofit advocacy group advancing “faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.” Citing FRC’s words and actions, the Southern Poverty Law Center [...]
The nation’s largest LGBT group launched a new campaign on Thursday seeking to expose the anti-LGBT record of the No. 2 public official in the United States: Vice President Mike Pence. The Human Rights Campaign [...]