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Michigan Looks to Modernize HIV Law

By |2016-11-10T09:00:00-05:00November 10th, 2016|Michigan, News|

State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) formally signs as a co-sponsor for legislation that will modernize Michigan's outdated and unscientific HIV-specific criminal law. Courtesy Photo by Kelly Doyle A movement to reform Michigan's HIV-specific law [...]

Inside the Trump Media Cage

By |2016-08-25T09:00:00-04:00August 25th, 2016|Opinions, Viewpoints|

The paranoia related to the media was on sure display Friday in Dimondale during the visit of GOP Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. The media, of course, was the enemy: "They don't tell the truth, [...]

Beaten and Robbed

By |2016-07-14T09:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Aaron Christopher Spyker "This is how I'm going to die." That was all I could think as I lay face down, my hands cuffed behind my back while the two men rained blows down on [...]

‘Rent’: A Life

By |2016-05-26T09:00:00-04:00May 26th, 2016|Entertainment, Theater|

Actor Brennan Hattaway has makeup applied. Photo courtesy of Riverwalk. Inhabited by heroin users, drag queens, the homeless and performance artists -- welcome to the world of Jonathan Larson's 1996 musical vision of the [...]

Protecting Adoptable Pets in Michigan

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

In April of 2012, a Michigan State University medical student accepted a plea deal for killing at least 12 Italian greyhound puppies. The puppies, contemporary reports said, were ordered from out of state puppy mills [...]

Primary Vote Predictions

By |2016-03-03T09:00:00-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Michigan, News|

Polling for the March 8 Presidential primaries in Michigan are putting former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on top of the Democratic race and millionaire reality television star Donald J. Trump on top of [...]

Former Michigan Lawmakers Charged

By |2016-03-03T09:00:00-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Michigan, News|

LANSING - Former Republican lawmakers Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, and Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, have been charged with crimes stemming from the couple's sex and email scandal. Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, has charged Courser with [...]

Study: ‘Rare’ Infection During PrEP

By |2016-03-03T09:00:00-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Michigan, News|

Out of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) held in Boston last week came news of a 43-year-old gay man who seroconverted despite being compliant with the drug taken for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or [...]

Former Michigan Lawmakers Charged

By |2016-02-26T09:00:00-05:00February 26th, 2016|Michigan, News|

LANSING — Former Republican lawmakers Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) and Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) have been charged with crimes stemming from the couple's sex and email scandal. Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, has charged Courser with [...]

Fair Michigan Had $1 Million on Hand

By |2016-02-18T09:00:00-05:00February 18th, 2016|Michigan, News|

The now suspended campaign to amend the Michigan constitution to provide civil rights protections for women and the LGBT community had just over $1 million in cash on hand earlier this month when it filed [...]

Revisiting Discrimination

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

LANSING -- A decade after the Lansing City Council first approved its local human rights ordinance, it is being reviewed and is now up for some changes. A committee of the city council, lead by [...]