New agency name to be announced via video conference

The Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality leadership are planning to host a live video conference at 11 a.m. May 13 to announce their merged agency's new name.

The two LGBT advocacy groups announced their merger in February, citing economic reasons and a desire to reinvent themselves as a community-focused, statewide effort. Following the announcement, town hall meetings were held to discuss the community's feelings about each organization's work and leadership. A survey was also made available, asking both for input on the focus of the new organization, as well as a vote for the new name.

According to Triangle Fund Development and Communications Director Heidi Lovy, the response was "overwhelmingly" in favor of one name over the other, although some survey-takers voted to stick with one of the old organization names - an option Triangle/Michigan Equality wouldn't consider in their effort to revamp their organization.

The May 13 video conference will also include announcements about the objectives of the new agency, and a chance for community members to ask questions live of the organization's leadership. Registration is not required, and questions can be submitted in advance to Heidi Lovy at

To participate in the live-streamed conference, go to

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