By Scott Stiffler We buy their phones, wear their watches, and use their products to drive our businesses—but finding their iconic ads in the pages of your local LGBT newspaper or website is like looking [...]
When Fair Michigan was formed initially, one of the main concerns for the LGBTQ community was securing marriage equality. Today, that need has been met, but the nonprofit's work is far from done as LGBTQ Michiganders can still be denied housing, employment and medical treatment solely based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.
FERNDALE – An engaged group of corporate executives and LGBTQ business owners met at Affirmations Sept. 12 to hear Beth Correa, Senior Vice President of Flagstar Bank, talk about that organization’s corporate responsibility strategy, philanthropy, employee recruitment and development, and how the bank positions itself within communities in greater Detroit.
[Superbia’s is dedicated] to using its profits to fund direct benefits to its members and grants made to LGBTQ organizations and projects. LANSING – The State of Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial [...]
Corey Johnson, the openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council, introduced a bill on Thursday to repeal a law the Council passed in 2017 that prohibits mental health professionals from performing so-called conversion [...]
The Decision What began in Grand Rapids as an effort to promote advocacy of, and conversation about, artists with disabilities has turned into a controversy that’s gained national attention. At the center of the dispute [...]
Crain's Detroit Business selected business leaders across the state of Michigan to highlight in their "40 Under 40" program. Among the leaders selected was Southeast Michigan's own Mike Flores, who is currently running for Ferndale [...]
Before Deb Cox found the Metropolitan Community Church movement she, admittedly, wasn’t very religious. “I was a Christmas and Easter Christian,” she said. “I was part of the Presbyterian church, [and] it has turned out that what I needed was something that allowed me to open up my faith a little more than their rituals allowed.”
LGBTQ voters: Mark your calendars. Over the next month, there will be four Democratic presidential candidate forums — two of them devoted exclusively to LGBTQ issues. And one of those LGBTQ forums will be the first-ever to be broadcast by a major network.
LGBTQ voters: Mark your calendars. Over the next month, there will be four Democratic presidential candidate forums — two of them devoted exclusively to LGBTQ issues. And one of those LGBTQ forums will be the [...]
When Michael Rowady recalled speaking before 3,000 people at Grosse Pointe Pride this June, the Equality Michigan board chair and managing partner of Canner, Canner & Rowady described the experience as one of the highlights of his life.
It might seem unusual to plan a burlesque show to raise funds for an organization that advocates for issues as serious as abortion and reproductive freedom, but Jordan Wyer explained how the idea came about during a strategic planning meeting for her organization.
Whether it's fighting for the rights of service members with HIV, aiding couples with custody battles or helping to secure marriage equality, Lambda Legal has a history of impact litigation that aids LGBTQ people in all walks of life.
Equality Michigan’s fall reception will take place Friday, Sept. 13 at the Roostertail in Detroit. The theme of this year’s reception is Mission Equality.
The executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans has resigned following a controversial decision by the organization’s board to endorse President Trump, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively. Jerri Ann Henry, who was the first [...]
With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue a major ruling on whether firing workers for being gay, lesbian and bisexual is legal under federal civil rights law, the Trump administration has weighed in with [...]
The executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans has resigned following a controversial decision by the organization’s board to endorse President Trump, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively. Jerri Ann Henry, who was the first woman to [...]
Faith-based adoption agencies are suing the state of Michigan again, this time challenging a settlement made by Attorney General Dana Nessel earlier this year mandating that faith-based adoption and foster agencies not discriminate based on the sexual [...]
Millennial Perspective Jason Hoskins believes Southfield has a great foundation. And he sees tremendous potential. “I never thought I’d be actually running for office,” said Hoskins, a candidate for Southfield City Council. “For as long [...]
Picking out an outfit for the day is for some a highlight, others a dreaded ritual and for others still a quickly dealt-with-and-forgotten routine. Whatever one’s relationship with clothes, however, that morning decision is a [...]
The national gay Republican group, Log Cabin Republicans, made a big splash Aug. 15 when it published a commentary in the Washington Post announcing its decision to endorse President Trump for reelection. The public's reaction [...]
LGBT Detroit is hitting the road for a ﬁve-city tour for black gay men to educate them about Michigan HIV law reforms. Community forums are scheduled to take place Sept. 11 through 15 in Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Ypsilanti.
Similar to the machine for which it is named, the Dynamo digital marketing company is helping businesses across the Metro Detroit area generate energy around their products and services by both better-utilizing and properly curating their digital footprints.
Beth Correa, SVP and Director of Corporate Responsibility at Flagstar Bank, knows a lot about how big businesses respond to their LGBTQ employees and customers. She's led programs of inclusion at some of Michigan's largest employers, and she's also seen how some companies have stumbled in their outreach — or lack thereof — to LGBTQ people within and outside their organizations.
Equality Michigan is a statewide LGBTQ political advocacy organization that has been aiding in the fight against targeted violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ community for more than 25 years. Now, as September draws nearer, the group is making plans for its annual fall reception, this year called Mission Equality.
LANSING – Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring August 2019 as Immunization Awareness Month.
Trump Administration Gag Rule Forces Planned Parenthood of Michigan out of Title X, National Program for Birth Control
ANN ARBOR — Yesterday Planned Parenthood of Michigan announced that the Trump-Pence administration has forced PPMI out of Title X, the nation’s decades-old bipartisan program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care after a long [...]
Making History “It’s overwhelming and it’s humbling at the same time,” Dave Coulter said, less than 24 hours after being appointed Oakland County Executive. “And yet, I’m mostly excited to get to work on the [...]
A coalition of 125 House Democrats and the American Medical Association submitted but two of the hundreds of thousands of comments to the Trump administration in opposition to a proposed rule that would exclude transgender [...]
LGBT people, especially transgender people, could be subjected to discrimination, harassment, and identity theft if careful government controls are not placed on rapidly developing and widely used facial recognition technology, according to the group LGBT [...]
A transgender man who challenged his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy has won his case. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on [...]
Public controversy has surrounded Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director Agustin Arbulu since early August when documents were released alleging that in May he urged a department employee to "check out" a woman's "ass" [...]
Held last Sunday, Aug. 11, at Royal Oak's Memorial Park, Stand With Trans hosted its fourth annual Family Picnic in the Park. Attendees were invited to bring a dish to share and to come hang [...]
LGBTI people in four Caribbean countries over the last year have filed lawsuits against their nations’ colonial-era sodomy laws. Javin Johnson and Sean Macleish on July 26 filed a lawsuit against two laws in [...]
VALPARAÍSO, Chile —The Chilean Senate’s Constitution Committee on Tuesday once again began to debate an equal marriage bill that former President Michelle Bachelet introduced two years ago. The renewed legislative debate was announced last week, [...]
More than two years after President Trump tweeted he’d ban transgender people from the U.S. military “in any capacity,” the military services say the policy hasn’t resulted in denials of service for otherwise qualified individuals [...]
Editor’s Note: This piece originally incorrectly listed Oakland County as “taking the lead” in passing a resolution supporting the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Shortly after publishing this original piece, BTL learned that commissioners in several other [...]
As the nation’s eyes fell on Detroit last week for the Democratic presidential primary debates, Democratic LGBTQ leadership took advantage of the increased attention on the city to congregate and discuss some of the key issues facing LGBTQ Americans in the U.S. in a forum at Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters.