After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Affirmations Looks to Restructure With Resolve

It had only been a few weeks, but Jennifer Johnson's daughter had started to look forward to Fridays; that's when she'd visit Affirmations and take part in the youth programs available there. Fridays were also the day that Johnson had come to trust that she'd have a reliable, safe space in which her openly LGBTQ daughter could be herself.

By |2019-01-13T23:18:59-05:00January 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Gov. Whitmer Prohibits State Employment Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Identity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Monday at Affirmations, Michigan's largest LGBTQ community center, that broke new ground regarding civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. Directive No. 2019-9 outlined that it would help instill policies to "promote public confidence in the fairness and integrity of state government" by ensuring all Michigan residents receive fair treatment in "employment, state contracting, and when accessing services from state government."

By |2019-01-10T14:29:37-05:00January 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

SheHive New Year Open House

SheHive is a women's collective dedicated to empowering its members via classes, coaching and social clubs. On Sunday, Jan. 13, it's offering an open house event from 1 to 4 p.m. to introduce prospective new patrons.

By |2019-01-09T13:28:46-05:00January 9th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Transmissions: We Are One for the Ages

It amazes me how so many seem to view the notion of "transgender people" as if it was something that magically winked into existence just five years ago. It feels as if so many think the moment they first heard of transgender people is the moment transgender people came to existence, rather than it merely being the moment they stopped living in ignorance about the existence of transgender identity.

By |2019-01-09T13:25:29-05:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|