After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

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By |2011-03-12T09:00:00-05:00March 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

This past Saturday members of the community did a “mitzvah,” a blessing, by honoring the work of Stephen D. Pollock whom we write about in this edition (p. 8.) While faced with a difficult health diagnosis, cancer, Pollock showed up and inspired a roomful of people to continue the important, essential work they are all doing on behalf of the lgbt community. His life demonstrates how much one person can really make a difference in our lives.
It is a good time of year to witness living miracles and keep them in our sight. It gives all of us pause to wake up each day thankful to be in the world and capable of making a difference with our own lives in whatever way we find our creative path takes us.
Here in Michigan, in spite of difficult times from the likes of the American Family Association, who is busy spreading dangerous, hateful ideas about the Michigan lgbt community, we are lucky to have the kind of leaders pictured on the front page of this edition. And there are quite a few others around the state not shown.
They wake up each day focused on making all of our lives safer. Giving us the possibility to fulfill our own life’s work. Read the cover story – get inspired and make a difference by contributing time, talent and treasure to these great organizations. Call one today and learn what opportunities there are to fulfill your life’s vision through a gift, volunteering or sharing your skills. Become tomorrow’s role model and mentor as Stephen Pollock has done so simply.

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 27th anniversary.