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Michigan Watch Gov. Snyder's State of the State Address Tonight

Michigan's Democratic leaders today called on Governor Rick Snyder to use his State of the State address tonight at 7 p.m. to join them in taking on a rigged system that strengthens the hand of lobbyists and special interests in Lansing at the expense of Michigan families. READ MORE.

Thousands Gather at Michigan Rally to Tell Congress: 'Save Our Healthcare'

This was one of 70 rallies across the country Sunday -- and the first of many actions to come to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act. READ MORE.

Betsy DeVos: Stand with LGBTQ Students

Equality Michigan is asking for the community's help to call upon Betsy DeVos to clarify her position on LGBTQ issues, including the inhumane practice of so-called conversion therapy. READ MORE.

Gospel Singer Gay Bashes, Gets Dropped from 'The Ellen Show'

Kim Burrell and Pharrell "Happy" Williams were scheduled to perform the song "I See a Victory" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, Jan. 5. But that was before video of Burrell recently preaching a blatantly anti-gay message surfaced on the web. READ MORE.

Women's March On Lansing

Speak up against hate and intolerance on Jan. 21 during the URL Women's March on Lansing https:www.marchonlansing.org, the sister event to the Women's March on Washington. READ MORE.

KGLRC Mentorship Program Provides Positive Role Models for LGBTQ Youth

As the executive director of the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, Jay Maddock said he frequently hears from LGBTQ youth that "they don't have positive role models or they don't know adults who can relate to their experiences as an LGBTQ adolescent." READ MORE.

It Will be Raining Men (and Women) for a Great Cause Jan. 16

This year's Detroit Concert for a Cure - happening on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Ferndale's The Loving Touch - could also be called "Phantom, After Hours." READ MORE.

Former State Senator Buzz Thomas Joins EQMI Board

As the LGBT and allied communities of Michigan continue to build the path towards expanding statewide nondiscrimination laws, Equality Michigan and Equality Michigan Action Network announced Friday the addition of three new members to the board of directors who will strengthen that work. READ MORE.

Join LGBT Detroit for HTJ Community Meeting

LGBT Detroit announced it will open up the Hotter Than July planning process to the community on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. This year's HTJ theme is "I Am Because We Are." READ MORE.

Detroit Minister to Give Benediction at Trump Inauguration

When reality TV star Donald Trump is sworn in Jan. 20 as the nation's 45th president, a high-profile Detroit minister will share the dais with him. READ MORE.

Meet Kyle Taylor, Affirmations Development Coordinator

Kyle Taylor assists with fundraising opportunities, event planning, manages social media and keeps the Affirmations website up-to-date with relevant content, among other duties. READ MORE.

Former State Senator Buzz Thomas Joins EQMI Board

As the LGBT and allied communities of Michigan continue to build the path towards expanding statewide nondiscrimination laws, and Equality Michigan Action Network announced yesterday the addition of three new members to the board of directors who will strengthen that work. READ MORE.

A Turbulent Road Leads Home

Leaving sweet messages on sticky notes for each other on the bathroom mirror every day helps to remind them to love themselves for who they are, but it's not easy. READ MORE.

Michelle Brown to Host Weekly Internet Radio Show

People who know Michelle Brown will say that she talks to everybody. READ MORE.

Gretchen Whitmer Files for 2018 Michigan Governor's Race

Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer became the first candidate to officially jump into the 2018 election pool Tuesday, by filing paperwork with the Secretary of State to set up a committee to run for governor. READ MORE.

Fair Michigan Justice Project Ends 2016 with Five Convictions

As the year comes to a close, staff members of the Fair Michigan Justice Project are proud to reflect on their success solving hate crimes against the LGBTQ community in the state of Michigan. READ MORE.

Overdose Reversal Bill Becomes Law

Rachel Snyder is on the Transgender Michigan board of directors and runs the organization's Traverse City chapter. She said Naloxone could help friends and family of suicidal LGBT people stop their attempts. READ MORE.

Gay Couple Wins HGTV House in Ann Arbor

Brandon Hickson-Hamilton has never been to Ann Arbor but says he's heard nothing but wonderful things about the city. He and his husband Raymond are finalizing plans to come see the house and tour the city before deciding if they want to move into the house permanently. READ MORE.

Flint Aid, Detroit Schools Bailout Among Top 10 Michigan Laws Of 2016

It was an expensive 2016 for Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to address Flint's water emergency and to rescue Detroit's school district from massive debt. READ MORE.

Make the New Year Special by Adopting a Pet

It's the perfect time to give abandoned or surrendered cats and kittens a chance at finding a permanent home. Tail Wagger's 1990, a local non-profit organization, is teaming up with the new Premier Pet Supply in Livonia to help cat and kitten lovers make that happen. READ MORE.

'OVO' Makes a Buzz in the Motor City

After performing under the big top for nearly seven years, Cirque du Soleil's "OVO" returns to Detroit transformed in its new arena format. READ MORE.

What Was Different About This Year's World AIDS Day?

News and updates on things relating to HIV as 2016 draws to a close. READ MORE.

Making Salons the New Safe Space for Transgender People

Two stylists -- one local, one national -- talk education, trauma and more in reference to Safe in my Chair, a new movement designed to pair hair stylists allies and trans clients. READ MORE.

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