Jim Larkin

Holland Approves Citywide LGBTQ Protections

The nine-year wait to pass anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents of the city of Holland is over. It took a seven-hour City Council meeting that stretched from Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. It took almost evenly divided [...]

Holland City Council Considers Passing Nondiscrimination Policy

The Holland City Council is trying to decide whether it wants a toothless policy that states its opposition to discrimination against LGBTQ residents or adopt an ordinance that would allow it to enforce such anti-discrimination measures. Supporters [...]

Holland to Reconsider Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The new Holland city council is likely to soon discuss new ordinance language that would protect LGBTQ residents from discrimination, and this time around there is a greater chance it will pass. New Mayor Nathan Books said the city council will [...]

Out On The Lakeshore Expands in Holland

Out On The Lakeshore continues to expand its services at the OOTL Community Center, offering new hours and programs for LGBTQ residents and allies in the Holland area. The center, at 451 Columbia Ave. in Holland, will now be open from 1-5 p.m. on [...]

Karen Prins Resigns from OOTL Board

One of the founding board members of Out On The Lakeshore LGBTQ community center has resigned to spend more time with family and friends. Karen Prins, who was one of the initial board members for OOTL when it was founded in 2015, does not yet have a [...]