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Cat and Mouse Game

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By |2019-03-28T02:43:21-04:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Equality Michigan Announces Breakthrough Goals for 2019

There’s no doubt the LGBTQ community can celebrate the political gains made in 2018, but the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community have escalated since then — particularly toward transgender people. And last year's midterm election results, while encouraging, do not reduce the imminent threats the LGBTQ community faces; there is a lot of work yet to do.

By |2019-03-28T02:35:56-04:00March 28th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter to Host Community Forum in Ypsilanti

In the U.S. alone there are almost 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease and nearly 200,000 in Michigan alone. The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating the disease through research and the promotion of brain health; its Michigan branch is inviting Ypsilanti residents to learn more about the disease April 13.

By |2019-03-28T02:28:44-04:00March 28th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Jim Toy Birthday Bash

Known as the first publicly "out" man in Michigan, after coming out in 1970, Jim Toy developed the fist ever campus center dedicated to supporting those in the LGBTQ community. And because of his almost 50-year career of service to the LGBTQ movement through speaking, teaching, writing, adm

By |2019-03-28T02:21:08-04:00March 28th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Adoption Case Settlement Win for LGBTQ Michiganders

This past Friday came the announcement that the ACLU of Michigan and the state of Michigan settled a lawsuit that we, the ACLU, had filed — challenging the state’s practice of allowing state-contracted, taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to use religious criteria to exclude same-sex couples.

By |2019-03-28T02:17:05-04:00March 28th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

State Settles Same-Sex Adoption Case

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced a settlement with the plaintiffs in Dumont et al. v Gordon et al. (Case No. 2:17-cv-13080), a case centering on some state-contracted foster care and adoption agencies’ [...]

By |2019-03-22T10:59:21-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

Pass the Pasta

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By |2019-03-20T14:40:53-04:00March 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

NAGLREP Greater Detroit Launch Party Brings LGBTQ Professionals Together

Originally established in 2007, the Florida-based 501(c)(3) National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals was started with the direct intention of not only bringing both allied and LGBTQ business professionals together, but to work on a legislative level to aid in the elimination of discriminatory housing practices in the U.S.

By |2019-05-23T10:58:46-04:00March 20th, 2019|Michigan, News|

News Analysis: An Impressive Democratic Field

The Democratic field of contenders continues to grow and I am impressed by the wide range of talent in the party. On Nov. 7, 2018 I wrote that Democrats need a coherent message and younger candidates to win in 2020. My thought was there should be no one over 70 on the ticket. I stand by that today.

By |2019-03-25T08:42:10-04:00March 20th, 2019|National, News|

Pop Art at the DIA

Colors, clear-cut lines and often, deceptive simplicity; those are just a few common characteristics of the pop art movement and exactly what will grace the Detroit Institute of Arts' walls now through late August of this year in the exhibition "From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975."

By |2019-03-20T14:29:47-04:00March 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Mombian: Of Budget and Bias

President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, released March 11, reinforces his intention to let foster care and adoption agencies discriminate against LGBTQ people and others in the name of religion, using taxpayer money. There is legislation pending that could stop these religious exemptions to non-discrimination laws, however. Here’s what you need to know.

By |2019-03-20T14:12:44-04:00March 20th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Michigan’s Arianna Morales Recognized as Engineer of the Year

Along with three other awardees, Dr. Arianna T. Morales was highlighted for exemplary work by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. As a result of her recognition, Michigan-based Morales received a 2019 LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year Award for her work as a staff research scientist with General Motors.

By |2019-03-13T14:45:46-04:00March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|

International Transgender Day of Visibility Celebrates 10 Years March 31

Now celebrated across the U.S. and in countries all around the world, the International Transgender Day of Visibility got its start 10 years ago when Michigan-based activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker felt the need to not only mourn the loss of members of the transgender community via the Day of Remembrance but to honor the living members of the community. Now, as she gears up for the 10th consecutive March 31 of celebrating the transgender community, Crandall-Crocker said she has two primary feelings: pride and disbelief.

By |2019-03-13T14:36:29-04:00March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Ruth Ellis Center’s Youth Advisory Board Visits UN

A group of six members of the youth advisory board of the Ruth Ellis Center traveled to New York from Feb. 21 through 24 to take part in the 2019 U.N. Global Engagement Summit at the United Nation’s headquarters. The opportunity came about as part of a collaboration between attorney London Bell and the Bell Global Justice Institute and the Ruth Ellis Center. Bell, a member of the United Nations Association of Greater Detroit, had been preparing the youth for the trip since last June.

By |2019-03-13T14:05:39-04:00March 13th, 2019|Michigan, News|