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Michigan MCRC 'Barred by the Attorney General from Taking Action'

At a meeting of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in Lansing on Monday night, the commission voted 6-2 to table the request from Equality Michigan to issue a statement interpreting 'sex' in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. READ MORE.

Survivor's Safe Haven

Currently, the Flint YWCA is the only provider of SAFE services in Genesee County. READ MORE.

'One-Stop Shop' for Trans Healthcare Offered This Weekend

In an effort to raise awareness and connect members of the transgender community with affirming healthcare service providers, Affirmations in Ferndale will host Transgender Michigan's sixth annual transgender health fair from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 16. READ MORE.

The Face of Progress

LANSING - Six years ago, Peter Spadafore was a member-elect for the Lansing School Board. Now, after serving as the successful President of the Board, Spadafore is running for Lansing City Council, and he has a vision. READ MORE.

MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Processing, Food Hub Development

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Agriculture Rural Development is now accepting proposals for a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan's $101.2 billion food and agriculture industry. READ MORE.

Apply Now for Affirmations LEAD Institute

FERNDALE - Affirmations LEAD Institute is now accepting applications for its fall cohort.The LEAD Institute is a transformational leadership program designed specifically for LGBTQ+ professionals. READ MORE.

Stand With Trans Seeks Support Group Facilitators

Stand With Trans has recently developed a Support Group Training Program for those interested in becoming facilitators. READ MORE.

Birmingham Street Art Fair Benefits Common Ground

BIRMINGHAM - Common Ground is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teens, young adults and families move from crisis to hope, but help from the community is needed to bolster the organization's underfunded programs. READ MORE.

Take Action: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Meeting

It's critical that pro-equality Michiganders make their voices heard by showing up at the Michigan Civil Rights Commission's meeting on Sept. 18. READ MORE.

Saugatuck Fall Get Away

Saugatuck itself which is an art colony full of shops and restaurants has a long history of being LGBT friendly. READ MORE.

Queer, Black Womanist Bares Her Soul in 'Reflections of a Survivor'

Writing saved C. Imani Williams' life, and now her writing might help save someone else. READ MORE.

Grand Rapids Shelter Creates Designated Space for Trans Guests

Early this fall, Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids is set to open what appears to be the first, and so far only shelter space of its kind in Michigan designated for the transgender community. READ MORE.

Scott Urbanowski: 'Government Belongs to All of Us'

Scott Urbanowski has noticed the growing disconnect between elected officials at every level of government and the people they serve. READ MORE.

Mobile Pantry Comes to Flint

FLINT - Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for September at locations throughout Flint. READ MORE.

LGBTQ and Jewish: Photovoice Project

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center has launched a new LGBTQ Photovoice Project in the Fall this year. READ MORE.

Affirmations to Relaunch Youth Programming Services

FERNDALE - Many LGBTQ+ youth have negative experiences and are cast out when coming out to their families. This creates a lack of opportunity they would otherwise have with proper support and access to resources. READ MORE.

White Nationalists Sue MSU

A white nationalist, represented by Kyle Bristow, has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan State University over its denial of a rental request for a speech by Richard Spencer. READ MORE.

LGBT Detroit Unveils New Outdoor Gathering Space

LGBT Detroit has created a new outdoor gathering space where area residents and visitors will be invited to weekly public forums and other community gatherings. READ MORE.

Comprehensive Community Center to Open in Lansing

Rev. Phiwa Langeni has a vision - to create an LGBT resource and community center in the Lansing area that offers a spiritual component including a church that meets onsite. READ MORE.

Rachel Oliver: A Splash of Fire & Sass

Rachel Oliver describes her work on the History Channel's reality show "Forged in Fire" as "grueling and surreal." She fought long and hard - filming for 10-15 hours a day on set - and won second place during season four of the show. READ MORE.

Gerrymandering Petition Approved in Michigan

The Michigan Board of Canvassers granted unanimous approval for Voters Not Politicians to circulate petitions on Aug. 17 for a 2018 ballot proposal that would change the state constitution to end political gerrymandering in the state. READ MORE.

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