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 ED Dave Garcia Holds First Community Chats

A total of 13 people came out to Affirmations April 30 for two community chats with returning executive director Dave Garcia who had just returned to the center the day before. Eight people, mostly members of the Senior Koffee Klatch, came out to the morning session and five to the evening. Four members of Affirmations' staff were present at each meeting and there were two board members at the morning section and three in the evening.

By |2019-05-09T11:25:14-04:00May 8th, 2019|Michigan, News|

New Resolution: GVSU Will Only Contract With LGBTQ-Inclusive Vendors

With the end-of-year rush surrounding final exams, summer plan finalizations and the packing up of dorm rooms, the average Grand Valley State University likely didn't notice that the end of April marked a small step toward increased LGBTQ inclusivity at GVSU, but this small change could send a resounding message in the West Michigan community: GVSU has amended its purchasing and overall discrimination policies to contract only with vendors who do not discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

By |2019-05-08T15:42:06-04:00May 8th, 2019|Michigan, News|

HHS Rule Allows Religious Discrimination in Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a new rule that will allow health care workers to refuse to provide or assist in providing medical services if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In other words, it will allow them to discriminate widely and putting LGBTQ people and our families, among others, at risk.

By |2019-05-08T14:23:12-04:00May 8th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Obituary: Chrissy Surewater

July 23, 1953 — May 1, 2019 Chrissy Surewater passed away on May 1, 2019, at the age of 65. The beloved fiance of Michelle Fox- Phillips and dear sister of Lee and Michael. Chrissy [...]

By |2019-05-02T12:46:02-04:00May 2nd, 2019|News|