Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"

Christine Geiger cuts a customer's hair at her salon on Wednesday in Traverse City. (AP Photos/John Flesher)
Traverse City Officials Join Investigation into ‘Breathtaking Hate and Bigotry’ at Local Salon

City officials in Traverse City are looking into possible violations of a city anti-discrimination ordinance at a local hair salon this week after its owner posted on social media that some members of the LGBTQ community are not welcome at her business. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks to protesters in Hamtramck on June 24. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Michigan AG: LGBTQ Discrimination at Traverse City Salon ‘Likely’ Headed to Court

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel expects recent discriminatory comments from a Northern Michigan salon owner to face a legal challenge under state civil rights laws.

State Rep. Jason Morgan reports out budgets for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Michigan State Police as chair of the appropriations subcommittee. (Representative Jason Morgan via Facebook)
For Rep. Jason Morgan, the Fight to Codify Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan is Personal

When state Rep. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) and his fiancé, Jon Mallek, were deciding where to put down roots for their future family, one policy was a key factor—the protection of marriage rights for gay couples.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks at a protest in Hamtramck. (@dananessel via Twitter)
Nessel Joins Hamtramck Protest Over City Banning LGBTQ Pride Flags

Over 200 LGBTQ people and their allies gathered outside of Hamtramck City Hall at Winfield Park Saturday to express dissent towards Hamtramck City Council’s recent decision to remove the LGBTQ flag from flying on city property.

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends a Motor City Pride parade in Detroit.
Here’s What the Gayest Legislature in Michigan History is Doing for LGBTQ Rights

Michigan voters elected the most openly lesbian, gay, or bisexual state lawmakers in state history. Now the state’s laws are changing to help strengthen protections for the LGBTQ community.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
100 Days Later: What Happens When Voters Put Democrats in Charge of State Government?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democrats in the state Legislature have been keeping busy since voters elected them in November.