Stories tagged: "transgender"


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon stands next to former President Donald Trump. (Tudor Dixon via Facebook)
Tudor Dixon on the Issues: Forced Birth, Bigotry and the Big Lie

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon bills herself as a “political outsider” who will make the state more friendly to families and business, but in many ways, her priorities may threaten to make Michigan less welcoming.

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Michigan Republicans Use School Aid Budget to Keep Trans Women Out of Sports

Republicans in Michigan have tried before to keep trans women out of sports. They’re giving it another crack—this time in the school budget.

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.

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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.

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The US Had the Deadliest Year for Trans Women Again. This Is How Michigan Is Reacting.

In a year that brought some major victories for transgender Americans, over 40 were murdered for their identity.

These Five Laws Helped Shape Michigan’s 2020

The world events that shaped Michigan's tumultuous 2020 were themselves shaped by laws, some old and some new, that clarified the chaos of the year.

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Jocelyn Benson’s 3 Biggest Moves as Secretary of State So Far

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is President Trump’s latest target on Twitter. But her milestones in office speak for themselves.