Gov. Whitmer Renames Downtown Lansing’s Lewis Cass Building to the ‘Elliott-Larsen Building’ to Honor Sponsors of Michigan’s Landmark Civil Rights Law 

By | 2020-06-30T13:46:59-04:00 June 30th, 2020|Michigan, News|

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-139 to rename the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing to the “Elliott-Larsen Building,” honoring the legislators who sponsored Michigan’s landmark civil rights act. The legislation [...]

Obituary: Joy E. Geng

By | 2020-06-24T11:36:26-04:00 June 24th, 2020|Michigan, News|

July 27, 1944 - June 21, 2020 Joy Geng, one of the first out employees at Ford and a longtime supporter and board member of Equality Michigan — and its predecessor the Triangle Foundation — [...]

Obituary: Kenneth Jacob

By | 2020-06-22T13:13:06-04:00 June 22nd, 2020|Michigan, News|

Sept. 12, 1952 – June 14, 2020 Kenneth Jacob, known simply to friends as Kenny, died Sunday, June 14, after suffering a fatal stroke. Jacob was well-known and much beloved in Metro Detroit’s LGBTQ community [...]

Metro Detroit Juneteenth Celebrations

By | 2020-06-19T13:19:04-04:00 June 19th, 2020|Michigan, News|

A day of celebration originally in 1865, June 19, or Juneteenth as it came to be called, commemorates the day when Union Army General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, stating [...]