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Michigan WCC Expands LGBT Protections

At its Nov. 18 meeting, the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to expand protections for transgender, lesbian, bisexual and gay students, faculty and staff for the first time in over 20 years. READ MORE.

New Non-Discrimination Rule Implemented Federally

The Department of Labor published a new rule to prohibit businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. READ MORE.

Statewide Campaign For Gender Inclusive Civil Rights Amendment

Community and LGBT organizations from across the state have come together to create a new campaign aimed at holding legislators accountable for passage of an all inclusive bill to amend the state's civil-rights amendment. READ MORE.

National Launch Of TransGen Times

"I created TGT to amplify the voices of my Trans* Sisters and Brothers. To provide necessary information and a platform for TGs who would otherwise be silenced. The reception we have been receiving from our community is overwhelming," TGT Founder and owner of TransGen Media Company, Rachael Rose Luckey said. READ MORE.

News You Should Know Cervical Cancer Survey Seeks Lesbian And Bisexual Women

Michael Johnson, a PhD student at Medical University of South Carolina, is seeking input from lesbian and bisexual women on a study involving cervical cancer and screenings. READ MORE.

Michigan LGBT Veterans Still Denied Equal Federal Benefits

On the eve of Veterans Day, the American Military Partner Association, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses. READ MORE.

Michigan Election Results Wrap Up

While many candidates in Michigan endorsed by BTL were defeated Nov. 4, others celebrated huge victories for their upcoming elected terms. The Michigan Democratic Party saw the victory of two openly gay candidates elect for the Michigan House of Representatives... READ MORE.

State House Blocks HIV And Other Reproductive Health Websites From Staff

Staff for state representatives may have discovered over the last week that they were unable to access certain sites related to HIV and reproductive health. A spokesperson for Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) says a recent software update is to blame. READ MORE.

Special Section: World AIDS Day
Study Finds Significant Racial Disparities For HIV Infection Among Black And White MSM

A study published in the journal The Lancet HIV reports that there is a significant disparity in HIV prevalence between black and white men who have sex with men. The study was published on Nov. 18 and found a startling 32 percent prevalence rate for black men who have sex with men, compared with only eight percent for white men who have sex with men.

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