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So far Todd Heywood has written 652 articles.

Understanding HIV In 2015

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

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 [...]

Getting To Zero

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

Alex Saenz is a gregarious 27-year-old gay man, but his bubbly exterior hides a rough and tumble life. The 2009 Eastern High graduate struggled with addiction, specifically meth, a popular sex drug in gay communities [...]

Breaking:Anti-LGBT Rally At State Capitol

By |2015-12-02T09:00:00-05:00December 2nd, 2015|Michigan, News|

State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Jackson, praying with two rally participants Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Hooker introduced a resolution calling on state elected officials to ignore the June 26 SCOTUS decision making marriage equality the law [...]

An Accidental Ally: Barb Byrum

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage was legal for same-gender couples in the entire country, Barb Byrum had a couple before her who wanted to be married. The 37-year-old clerk hadn't even [...]

Confederate Flag Flap

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Michigan, News|

EAST LANSING - Christopher Zemer has been flying the confederate flag on his antique rootbeer stand for the past 12 years. But this year the flag is not hoisted on a pole along with an [...]

Agema’s Sex Education Folly

By |2015-08-06T09:00:00-04:00August 6th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Former Michigan State Representative and GOP National Committeeman Dave Agema wants the national governing body to approve a resolution calling for "truth in sex education." The resolution would require schools that teach about LGBT people [...]

Ingham Celebrates Marriage Equality

By |2015-06-25T09:00:00-04:00June 25th, 2015|Michigan, News|

By the time Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum closed down her offices Friday, June 26, she had issued 26 marriage licenses and performed 16 ceremonies herself. She was definitely the first in Michigan to perform [...]

Snyder Signs RFRA-Style Adoption Bills

By |2015-06-18T09:00:00-04:00June 18th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Editor's Note: The anti-adoption bills were not the only regressive legislation signed and introduced. The Republican majority government was busy at work on a number of issues you can read here LANSING -- Gov. Rick [...]

Queering The House

By |2015-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2015|Michigan, News|

State House Reps. Jeremy Moss and Jon Hoadley assumed office in January. BTL photo: Rita Deibler LANSING - Every Michigander is given 525,600 minutes to experience the mitten state each year. Some use that [...]

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