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Plea Deal Accepted by Man Accused of Robbing, Shooting Transgender Woman

By | 2018-02-21T17:32:00+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Michigan, News|

Rather than serving life in prison, 19-year-old Jujuan Williams has accepted a plea deal. Williams was one of two men accused of robbing and shooting a transgender woman in Detroit's Palmer Park neighborhood last November. Williams' agreement calls for a sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison, plus an additional two years.

WSU Provides Teens with Career Readiness Tools

By | 2018-02-21T17:28:59+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Michigan, News|

As of 2011, the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research found a large disparity in college and work readiness in the eyes of teachers and students. High school teachers estimated that just over 60 percent of their graduating seniors would be prepared for college-level coursework, and that about half would graduate.

Michigan State Senate Candidate Jeremy Moss calls February ‘Bad Month’ for LGBTQ Michiganders

By | 2018-02-21T17:27:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

February hasn't even ended, but anti-LGBTQ actions this month have prompted State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) to dub it "bad" for LGBTQ Michiganders. Moss is referring first to the appointment of Bishop Ira Combs Jr. of Jackson to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. The Commission has eight members appointed by the governor who investigate civil rights complaints and recommend new laws to him.

Pride House at the Winter Olympics

By | 2018-02-19T10:59:08+00:00 February 19th, 2018|International, News|

A South Korean LGBTI advocacy group is behind the Pride House at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The Seoul-based Korean Sexual Minority Culture and Rights Center and Pride House International organized the Pride House, [...]

Tim Sneller: Changing Tides

By | 2018-02-14T14:22:01+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

When supporting candidates for political offices, experience is usually a major factor in the decision-making process. Tim Sneller is a Democrat from Flint running for the State House, District 50, and experience is something he has plenty of.

Progressive Groups Host Forum on LGBTQ Issues

By | 2018-02-11T15:42:26+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Democratic Candidates' for Attorney General Invited to Answer Questions About Protecting Civil Rights in Michigan On Sunday afternoon, the Young Democrats of Michigan and Stonewall for Revolution hosted a forum in the city of Jackson [...]

SAGE Welcomes Jim Obergefell

By | 2018-02-07T19:33:11+00:00 February 7th, 2018|National, News|

NEW YORK — SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, announced Jan. 5 that Jim Obergefell is joining its Board of Directors. Obergefell is the named plaintiff [...]