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Michigan Hundreds Gather in Ferndale to Stand up for Love, Share Ideas

Over 500 people packed the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale and the lawn in front overlooking Woodward Ave. Sunday evening to share a message of love and justice following violence in Charlottesville, VA connected to a rally by white supremacists over the re-naming of Lee Park to Emancipation Park. READ MORE.

Jackson LGBTQ Leader Loses Home, Pets to Arson

An arson, which took the home and pets of Jackson Pride Center Director Nikki Joly and his partner Chris Moore is being investigated to determine if the act was a hate crime. READ MORE.

Transgender Pride in the Park Sets New Record for Attendance

Transgender Pride in the Park on Aug. 12 was a "huge success" according to Rachel Crandall Crocker, executive director and co-founder of Transgender Michigan, who said over 500 people attended to embrace the transgender community and each other. READ MORE.

28 Hate Groups Operating in Michigan

The Southern Poverty Law Center has compiled a list of organized hate groups that SPLC said all have one thing in common - "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. READ MORE.

Students Welcome to Join Peer Mentorship Program

Returning Eastern Michigan University students who are LGBTQ-identified and want to help a new LGBTQ-identified student through their first year at EMU are invited to join the Peer Mentor Program. READ MORE.

Transtastic Night to Remember raises funds for Ruth Ellis Center, Motor City Sisters

The Motor City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence held a fundraiser for the Ruth Ellis Center on Aug 13. READ MORE.

UM Dearborn Offers New LGBTQ Studies Certificate

The LGBTQ Studies certificate, a 12-credit interdisciplinary program in the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, prepares students professionally and personally by concentrating on diverse forms of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. READ MORE.

Leaders Urge the LGBTQ Community and Allies to Speak Up

The message of "speak up" was delivered again and again by people who play a key role in the movement for the betterment of the community. They stressed lives will continue to be lost if the community does not come together under their leadership. READ MORE.

Ferndale Mayor to Run Unopposed Again

Learn more about Dave Coulter's commitment to a modern, sustainable, welcoming and successful government in Ferndale. READ MORE.

Motor City Sisters: 'We Are the Nuns of Our Community'

They describe themselves as an order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. But odds are the Motor City Sisters are unlike any other nuns you've ever seen. READ MORE.

Transgender Michigan Celebrates 20 Years

The largest gathering of transgender and gender non-conforming people and their allies in Michigan happens on Aug. 12 from 12-6 p.m. at Donald Red Geary Park in Ferndale. READ MORE.

Couple Shares Passion for Health, Comfort Food & Community

During the past four years, Detroit Vegan Soul has become a staple in West Village among eaters who are looking for a healthy, high quality meal. Some of its most famous customers are Stevie Wonder, Wu-Tang Clan members, MC Hammer and former President Bill Clinton. READ MORE.

Help CHAG to Continue Offering HIV Prevention and Care

The Community Health Awareness Group will host their 30th Anniversary Charity Cruise, "Moonlight Masquerade: Unmask the Shame," on Aug. 19. READ MORE.

Matrix Theatre Company Announces Fundraising Campaign

For more than 26 years, Matrix Theatre Company has created "Theatre that Matters." They produce high quality, professional theatre that aims to begin and further issue-based conversations and build upon the sense of community that will strengthen society's resolve toward social justice. READ MORE.

SAGE Metro Detroit Seeks Friendly Caller Coordinator

SAGE Metro Detroit is searching for a part-time program coordinator to help organize their Friendly Caller Program who will be responsible for READ MORE.

New Support Group for Transgender Individuals and Allies

The transgender community in the downriver area will have an opportunity to connect one another during a Wednesday night support group beginning on Sept. 20. READ MORE.

Photo Gallery: Rally for Transgender Troops in Royal Oak

Hundreds attended the Freedom to Serve rally in Royal Oak on July 30 in support of transgender troops. READ MORE.

Woman 2 Woman Seeks Community Support

Woman 2 Woman is asking 100 people to give $25 towards programming that supports African American women, bi-attractional women and lesbians. READ MORE.

ARTS.BLACK to Host Book Fair, Fundraiser

ARTS.BLACK will offer a thematic collection of new, used and rare books on art and labor during a book fair from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Good Lab, 14720 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. READ MORE.

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