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Hungry4Equality Week 3

By |2012-08-23T09:00:00-04:00August 23rd, 2012|Michigan, News|

Monday – Carolun Simmons
“We must be taken seriously as a part of our communities. We need more gay people to “come out” and make our voices heard. This starts by accepting who and what we are as people in this country. I want to be heard and listened to and be accepted. You don’t have to like me, but give me my rights!”

Tuesday – Johnny Jenkins
“I support Hungry4Equality because I believe it’s time to expose the people behind the hateful policies creating a hostile environment for my family and friends.”

Wednesday – Alicia Skillman
“The arrogance of the Michigan legislature moved me to participate. It cost taxpayers more money when their representatives waste time trying to take rights away from lgbt people. It is wrong that representatives like McMillan are paid to be bigots. Representatives should use all of their time and money to improve this economy for everyone instead of discriminating against the lgbt community.”

Thursday – Megh Hollowell
“It astonishes me that people can stand by and support people like Tom McMillin. These are people who have gone entirely out of their way to make sure they are extra good at hating other people. Michigan can’t afford to keep these hateful legislators in office anymore. It’s now more important than ever to get educated and vote!”

Friday – Laura Portrey
“People like Janice Daniels and Tom McMillian are supposed to be representing their constituent bases in the communities they live, yet they continue to use their power to manipulate the legislation to their advantage – shameful.”

Saturday – Jimmy Wright
“As a straight ally, It’s important to me to be visible about what equality actually means to me. It’s easy enough to say you support equality, but what are you actually doing about it?”

Sunday – Justin Vickers
“If change is going to happen in Michigan, it’s going to take all of us. The people included in the Hall of Shame have already shown us they can throw their weight around with hateful legislation. It’s about time that people who believe in equal rights start standing up for them!”

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