Honoring Wanda Sykes’ LGBTQ Legacy

By | 2019-09-19T10:34:48-04:00 September 19th, 2019|Michigan, News|

In Wanda Sykes’ latest comedy special “Not Normal” she takes on everything from the Trump administration, the #MeToo movement and racism; it’s clear that over the course of her 30-year career Sykes has been fearlessly [...]

Fair Michigan Justice Reception 2019 Sept. 26

By | 2019-09-18T15:52:43-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Correa Connects Large and Small Businesses at On The Menu

By | 2019-09-18T15:41:45-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Debate 3 Shows Buttigieg Has Staying Power

By | 2019-09-18T15:39:34-04:00 September 18th, 2019|National, News|

No LGBTQ-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate Sept. 12. That, and the fact that LGBTQ issues have been barely mentioned in the previous two national Democratic debates, is likely to [...]

The Rev. Deb Cox to Retire From Ministry, Teaching

By | 2019-09-11T15:26:55-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.”

Pro-LGBT Measures Up in Health Care

By | 2019-09-05T14:11:22-04:00 September 4th, 2019|National, News|

WASHINGTON — Strides are being made in the world of LGBT health care despite a hostile presidential administration, Human Rights Campaign officials write in their annual Healthcare Equality Index. Among the strides: more than half [...]

Reclaim is Busting Stigma About Abortion

By | 2019-09-05T13:56:06-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Educating, Equipping and Empowering

By | 2019-09-04T15:32:04-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Flagstar Bank’s Beth Correa ‘On The Menu’ at LGBTQ Chamber’s New Business Breakfast Speaker Series

By | 2019-08-21T13:52:07-04:00 August 21st, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

EQMI to Host Its Mission Equality 2019 Fall Reception

By | 2019-08-21T13:46:19-04:00 August 21st, 2019|Michigan, News|

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.

Positive Thoughts: Viral Control

By | 2019-08-07T16:22:45-04:00 August 7th, 2019|National, News|

By Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. Robert Yarchoan, MD, is the director of the Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy (OHAM) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, he is a researcher at the NCI [...]