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Michigan SCOTUS To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases In Historic Decision

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has decided to hear arguments from four states arguing against states' bans on same-sex marriage. READ MORE.

From Selma To Detroit And The Importance Of Intersectionality

The 12th annual MLK Day Freedom Rally and March comes to Detroit Jan. 19 to recognize the contributions Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others brought that paved way for the Civil Rights movement during the '60s and '70s. READ MORE.

Moss Named Democratic House Assistant Floor Leader

Newly elected House Rep. Jeremy Moss of the 35th District representing Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin, has been named the assistant Democratic floor leader of the Michigan House. READ MORE.

No Word Yet From SCOTUS On Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court finished issuing orders without any word on whether or the nine justices will grant review on same-sex marriage. The court released their order list for Jan. 9, but none of the five same-sex marriage cases were on the list. But the move does not necessarily mean the court will not take up the cases this term. READ MORE.

Upcoming ACA Presentation and Sign Up At Affirmations

Affirmations will host MI Health Answers, ACCESS and Get Covered America for a community presentation on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) followed by a hands on enrollment for individuals in need of heath insurance, Jan. 14. READ MORE.

RIP Kevin Rogers

Longtime community activist and owner of Just 4 Us gift shop Kevin Rogers died Sunday, Jan. 5. He was 57. READ MORE.

Saying Goodbye To A Ferndale Friend

Longtime LGBT activist and storeowner, Kevin Rogers, passed away Jan. 4, succumbing to his battle against skin cancer. Services will be held at the St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church Jan. 10, located at 21201 E. 13 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores 48082. A visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. followed by a Catholic mass. READ MORE.

Join Jeremy Moss In His Swearing In Ceremony

Jeremy Moss, openly gay Michigan State Representative-Elect for the 35th District consisting of Southfield, is to host his swearing in ceremony Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers at Southfield City Hall and has opened up the event to the public. READ MORE.

Michigan Senate Does Not Vote On Harmful Legislation

The Michigan lame duck session came to a close early Friday morning without a vote on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) or the bill that would have allowed adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples the freedom to adopt or foster children who are in need of a home. READ MORE.

National Fed. Gov. Says Civil Rights Law Protects Trans Individuals

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. 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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