Stories tagged: "lgbtq"


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A Journey to Equality: The Real State of Michigan Pride in 2021

The Republican-controlled legislature is promoting bigotry against transgender youth while symbolically recognizing Pride for the first time. That worries state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.

Natalie Johnson and Megan Oswalt tried to get married at a wedding venue in southern Michigan. The venue said no.
Michiganders Can Still Be Evicted for Being LBGTQ. Here’s How to Change That.

They started out fighting for their dream wedding, but ended up with a court ruling that made LGBTQ Michiganders vulnerable to evictions.

This Local Leader Started a War Over a Homophobic Hire. It Might End Up Protecting All LGBTQ Michiganders.

Should Michiganders be free to love in 2021 without discrimination? Kalamazoo thinks so, and this leader is on the frontlines.

FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters listen in their cars as former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in Michigan, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Healing America Can Start With Healing Michiganders’ Injuries From Injustice and Apathy

Healing the soul of America isn't just about displays of political unity, but about addressing deep wounds from the past four years.

In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Businesses Can Legally Discriminate Against LGBTQ Customers—for Now

Rouch World's discrimination against LGBTQ patrons being upheld by a Michigan court is a step toward ending LGBTQ discrimination. Here's why.

The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, Michigan, works to house, educate, and empower LGBTQ+ youth.
The Story Behind Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center, a Haven for Black LGBTQ+ Youth

The safe haven is already creating a legacy that can match the 101 years of its namesake.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., not pictured, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
Michiganders Aren’t Buying Into Amy Coney Barrett. Here Are Their Top 4 Reasons.

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court Monday, protections for Black and queer Michiganders are just some of the rights endangered.