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Michigan 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.

Honoring The Death Of Trans Sisters And Brothers

On Nov. 28, 1998, transgender woman of color Rita Hester was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts. Sixteen years later the LGBT community continues to internationally honor Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) and memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. READ MORE.

Upcoming Community Michigan LGBT Marriage Conversations

In the next few weeks, Michigan For Marriage will host two community conversations to talk about the current state of the DeBoer v Snyder trial as well as what we can expect for the upcoming months. 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.

Reminder: GOTV And Election Coverage Plans

With hours remaining before the polls close here in the state, Between The Lines recommends making a trip out to vote this afternoon so Michigan can have a more comprehensive turnout from local voices. READ MORE.

Impact On The Kids, Totten Talks Harms Of Same-Sex Adoption Ban

"I want to be very clear that there is nothing in the Michigan constitution that says Bill Schuette has to argue that foster kids would be better off as orphans than having two gay parents. There is nothing in Michigan constitution that says that," Totten said. 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
Tainted Love: How HIV Stigma Is Damaging The Gay Community...

Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person. Hearing the words "I'm HIV-positive" made Bryan (names and some details have been changed) freeze.

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