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Michigan Looks to Modernize HIV Law

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 Andy Schor (D-Lansing) formally signs as a co-sponsor for legislation that will modernize Michigan's outdated and unscientific HIV-specific criminal law.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 [...]

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

Inside the Trump Media Cage

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, [...]

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

Beaten and Robbed

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 [...]

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

‘Rent’: A Life

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 [...]

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

Protecting Adoptable Pets in Michigan

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 [...]

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

Primary Vote Predictions

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 [...]

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

Former Michigan Lawmakers Charged

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 [...]

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

Study: ‘Rare’ Infection During PrEP

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 [...]

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

Former Michigan Lawmakers Charged

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 [...]

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

Fair Michigan Had $1 Million on Hand

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 [...]

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

Revisiting Discrimination

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 [...]

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

Understanding HIV In 2015

In the 34 years since HIV was first identified by science, much has changed. It's no longer just a matter of whether someone is HIV-positive or not -- today, with medical advances, people living with [...]

By |2015-12-03T09:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Michigan, News|