Michigan health officials have been quietly rolling out a comprehensive new strategy to control and end the HIV crisis for months. But attorneys, AIDS Service Organization officials and more worry the plans could overstep the privacy rights of people living with or at risk for HIV and drive them away from testing and treatment. That could ultimately result in an increase in cases, rather than a desired decrease.
A movement that started with a Facebook post by an earnest 28-year-old woman, and blossomed into a full-fledged citizen run movement which collected over 430,000 valid signatures for a ballot initiative, is facing its final [...]
Follow The Rainbow: City of Lansing Surprises Pridegoers with Announcement of Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks
LANSING — Lansing’s new Mayor Andy Schor was in rare form as he served as Michigan Pride’s Grand Marshall Saturday. He rejected a ride in a convertible, opting instead to join a bevy of supporters and his family walking the route wearing rainbow tie-dye T-shirts emblazoned with his name and new title.
Come Jan. 1 there will be a new governor, but for now, there are seven competing for the position. And, with all seven people vying to occupy the office sitting on a simple stage in East Lansing May 10, one would expect a clash of ideas and a battle of wills. But, the four GOP and three Democratic candidates answered questions for the Michigan Press Association with relatively few bumps.
Three Jackson-area residents were subjected to a homophobic slur and refused service at the West Avenue McDonald’s Saturday. Andrew Munroe, 25, Charles Kilgore, 23, and Amanda Versluys stopped at the fast food location, 1105 N. [...]
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.
Nassar Survivors Endorse Former U.S. Attorney Miles, Nessel Camp Swings Back LANSING — Rolling into the final hours of what has devolved into a contentious brawl between former U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles and civil rights [...]
BTL EDITORIAL The campaign of Democratic Attorney General candidate Patrick Miles used Republican research to attack his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. That’s a fact and we have the evidence to back it up. It's also [...]
NEWS ANALYSIS The Democratic candidate for Attorney General Patrick Miles used a Republican report that demonizes his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel. In distributing the research from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) to media, Miles' [...]
The popular hookup and dating app Grindr is under fire for sharing users' disclosed HIV status and most recent testing data combined with identifiable information about users with two third party vendors. The company says [...]
He’s an outsider with no formal elective office experience, but Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is the upstart candidate in the Democratic primary for governor. He is rattling the traditionalism of the party and its selection process, [...]
White nationalist leader and Michigan attorney Kyle Bristow posted an image of himself with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter Thursday morning. The image appears to have been taken about a decade ago when [...]
Sue Carter, an out lesbian professor at Michigan State University is being investigated by the Office of Institutional Equity over allegations of sexual harassment. Carter resigned from the MSU Athletic Council for the NCAA last [...]
State health officials, politicians, activists and care providers on the frontline of the HIV epidemic are most optimistic than they have been in 36 years. There is a light at the end of the tunnel [...]
Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who is a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, is calling on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to declare a public health emergency related to the ongoing opioid [...]
Capitol Correspondent LANSING - Claudia Gonzalez remembers vividly walking across the campus of Michigan State University two years ago. The campus was abuzz with football excitement, the Spartans were hosting a home game. That's when [...]
EAST LANSING - When the 2006 Hate Group list is released by the Southern Poverty Law Center at the end of April, it will include a recognized Michigan State University student group. The group, Young [...]
LANSING - The room on the 7th floor of the building in downtown Lansing which houses the Michigan Department of Civil Rights was filled with buzzing staff from the department last week as they completed [...]
Architect of national anti-gay amendment says dissolve institution of marriage rather than let gays in
EAST LANSING - In a stunning change of tone in the debate on marriage equality, a leading far right opponent said that the institution of marriage should be dissolved rather than allow homosexuals in. Professor [...]
As a supporter of Country Mill's right to discriminate based on the organization's sincerely held religious beliefs squared off with a supporter of the LGBT community on Sunday at the East Lansing Farmers Market, a [...]
Abdul El-Sayed Gretchen Whitmer LANSING - Calling Michigan's HIV-specific felony law "discriminatory" and "wrong to criminalize sickness," the two declared candidates for the governor's office say it's time to reform the law. "I'm a [...]
Photo from dome of state capitol building courtesy of House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) As a million women, men and children marched in the nation's capitol Jan. 21,, a crowd estimated at [...]
US Government Changes HIV Website Name: AIDS.Gov is now HIV.Gov Officials with the CDC announced on Dec. 1 -- World AIDS Day -- that AIDS.Gov, the official portal for all things HIV related from the [...]
Person of Interest Sought for Questioning. The Ingham County Sheriff's department is now offering a reward to anyone who provides information which leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for [...]
Ligia (Romero-Balcarcel), who is my caseworker at the Lansing Area AIDS Network, told me as I first start discussing this speech to accept the Kaye McDuffie Social Justice and Community Service Award that it was [...]