Stories tagged: "lgbtq"


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. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Supreme Court: Anti-Discrimination Law Protects LGBTQ+

In a key ruling, the state's anti-discrimination law was extended to also include formal protections based on sexual orientation.

From left to right: Elektra from "Pose", Lil Nas X, Clairo, Syd and Marceline from "Adventure Time." Source: Facebook
LGBTQ+ Media to Celebrate Pride With

It's Pride Month — so here’s a list of our favorite books, shows, films, and music by and about LGBTQ+ people.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Pride Month in Michigan.
History, Lingo, and Events: Be a Better Ally with this Pride Guide

It's Pride Month, a time when members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies attend events across the state to celebrate.

This image taken from video provided by the Michigan Senate shows Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Michigan lawmaker, mother and LGBTQ rights backer who was falsely accused of wanting to "groom' kids" by a Republican colleague drew widespread praise for defending herself in a 5-minute speech from the Senate floor. McMorrow, who has not gotten an apology, said she will not stop forcefully addressing such attacks. (Michigan Senate via AP)
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Americans Reject GOP’s Attacks Targeting Teachers and LGBTQ People as ‘Groomers,’ Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Voters overwhelmingly reject groups or individuals that describe teachers and LGBTQ people as “groomers.” They also broadly oppose politicians’ most extreme anti-trans measures. However, Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 300 bills nationwide targeting LGBTQ individuals.

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Kristina Karamo, who is running for Michigan Republican party's nomination for secretary of state, speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan. Trump is in Michigan to promote his America First agenda and is expected to voice his support of Karamo and Matthew DePerno, who is running for the Michigan Republican party's nomination for state attorney general. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Premarital Sex, Cohabitation, and Homosexuality Have Led to Pedophilia and Bestiality, According to Trump-Backed Candidate

Kristina Karamo, a Republican candidate for Michigan Secretary of State, made a slew of incendiary comments in a since-deleted 2018 video posted to her website.

A young girl at a Pride Rally. Photo by Nicole Glass / Shutterstock
Critics Say Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Would Unfairly Target LGBTQ Kids. A Michigan House Candidate Wants to Bring It Here.

Pediatric psychologists nationwide have warned Florida’s new law could harm the mental health of LGBTQ+ children, who are already more likely to be bullied and attempt suicide.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
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.