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The Warren Police Department is looking for a missing person: a 22-year-old trans man, from Warren, last seen on Dec. 10. READ MORE.
I couldn't tell you the exact moment I met Robert Clark, but the bond was immediate. We were drawn together by our shared commitment to LGBTQ equality in general, but especially for the African American community and politics. READ MORE.
FERNDALE - In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Perceptions in Saginaw and the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC), Affirmations officially released its study on smoking rates among LGBT individuals in Michigan and how effective the marketing is to the LGBT clientele. READ MORE.
SAGINAW - Over the past decade she has fought for her life, added her name to become an elected official and now fights to be a Michigan citizen with full rights. READ MORE.
YPSILANTI - Amidst the cobblestone roads and waterways of Dusseldorf, Germany, Barbara Zmich-McClellan and Celeste McClellan-Zmich met while working in the instrumental arts. They kept running into one another throughout Europe at various functions or coffee houses. READ MORE.
As the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MiRFRA) moves through the State's legislature, communities around the state have scheduled upcoming gatherings to discuss the bill and to protest against bill. READ MORE.
A petition launched Dec. 9 to spread the word and gather support against the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act is gaining significant momentum. READ MORE.
Lead equality activists and top religious experts came together to discuss the state of equality in religious circles and what the next stages are in the quest for a fully LGBT inclusive state.On Nov. 20, the Michigan Round Table, a group of educated individuals seeking to advance the community in change, development and organization to empower individuals to act, gathered. READ MORE.
DETROIT - As reported this week by the Advocate, a new trans lifeline began taking calls in November and claims to be the first in the U.S. However, the transgender helpline provided by Transgender Michigan (TGMI) has been offering services long before 2014. READ MORE.
U.S. District Judge Judith Levy, one of only seven openly gay federal jurists in the nation, will discuss her remarkable journey at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor for the fifth annual "Interfaith Service of Affirmation" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) and their families, friends and allies. READ MORE.
In his latest book, "Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bi?," certified relationship therapist and clinical sexologist Joe Kort, PhD, MSW, MA, with the help of Alexander P. Morgan, PhD, illustrates diverse male sexuality and how every experience from childhood onward affects personalities, and for some, their sexual appetites. READ MORE.
Affirmations is looking for healthcare providers to list themselves in their Health Wellness Network. READ MORE.
HIGHLAND PARK - The Ruth Ellis Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary serving youth in Detroit and the metropolitan area. Established in 1999, Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has been and continues to be one of the nation's leading experts in serving runway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth. READ MORE.
As the so-called lame duck session was gaveling in, the Michigan LGBT community believed that they would finally, for the first time since 1981, have civil rights protections added to the state law known as the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Now, with just over a week left in the session, amending the state's civil rights law is off the table, and in its place is a legislative sleight of hand - civil rights protections based on "religious freedom." READ MORE.
House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) says legislation to amend Michigan's civil rights act to include protections for the LGBT community is dead. "The Speaker and I have both been quoted saying the Elliott-Larsen amendment bill will not be voted on this year because there isn't enough support to get the bill out of committee," says Bolger's spokesman Ari Adler. READ MORE.
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.
Jesse Anguiano only wanted an extra layer of protection during sex. The 31-year-old gay man had been hearing about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for some time from HIV test counselors at the Lansing Area AIDS Network, but when he sought out the pill he ran into barriers. READ MORE.
KICK, Detroit's agency for LGBT African Americans, hosts its 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser this month dubbed "Holiday in December." The event is both a fundraiser for the nonprofit's programs and also a joyous holiday celebration of family, friends and community. READ MORE.
DETROIT - One local charity is determined to make sure metro Detroit-area foster children enjoy a merry Christmas. To that end, For The Seventh Generation (URL www.fortheseventhgeneration.org) announced the launch of its holiday toy and gift drive today. READ MORE.
Right Reverend Wendell Gibbs, Bishop of the Episcopalian Diocese of Michigan, will speak this Tuesday at St. John's Church in Royal Oak. READ MORE.
This month, Ennis Center for Children and Affirmations will present "Exploring Foster Parenting and Adoption for Singles and Couples." Topics at the event include an overview of the foster care system, information on the process of becoming a foster parent and legal options for foster care and adoption. READ MORE.
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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.View More World AIDS Day
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