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Michigan Candidate Talks Top Priorities Ahead of Nov. Election

As Nov. 7 creeps closer on the calendar, Lansing prepares for an overhaul of its political system with a slew of new candidates running for a variety of city positions. One such new candidate is Jim McClurken who is running for the 4th ward city council seat. READ MORE.

Accidental Activist

Cornelius Wilson's natural-born willingness to speak his mind put him at the forefront. READ MORE.

Change of Leadership at UNIFIED - HIV Health and Beyond

UNIFIED - HIV Health and Beyond announced Monday that President and CEO William VanHemert is leaving to take a new position with an agency in California. The news marks the second executive level defection in recent months. READ MORE.

Bernie Sanders to Speak at Inaugural Women's Convention

The Women's March announced Oct. 12 that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will be a featured speaker at the Women's Convention, which will take place in Detroit from Friday, Oct. 27-29. Sen. Sanders will speak during a Friday evening plenary session on how the progressive movement can move forward and achieve its priorities. READ MORE.

Major Suicide Prevention Conference to be Held in Plymouth

The 2nd annual Kevin's Song conference on suicide , "The Silent Epidemic: A Conference on Suicide," is once again looking at the suicide epidemic from a wide range of angles - including the risk of suicide in the LGBT community. READ MORE.

66th Annual Jewish Book Fair

The Jewish Community Center's Annual Jewish Book Fair is a community-wide cultural and literary event, attracting a large and varied audience of more than 20,000 people of all ages. It is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation held at the JCC of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Rd. in West Bloomfield. READ MORE.

Vote Now for the 'Best of' in Ferndale

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting votes not through Oct. 28 for their annual "Best of Ferndale" awards ceremony set to take place Nov. 2 at The Twisted Tavern, 22901 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale. READ MORE.

Michigan Democratic Party Launches Webstore

The Michigan Democratic Party announced the grand opening of the MDP webstore, where supporters can now purchase official MDP apparel and merchandise. READ MORE.

Broadcasting Equality

Beginning Monday, there will be a weekly radio segment on a large commercial station in Michigan dedicated to LGBT conversations. READ MORE.

GLSEN: Championing LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Education

Founded in 1990, GLSEN's stated mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. READ MORE.

'The Hair Diva': Making Her Beauty Mark at Salon Kinki

"It is an absolute blessing and an honor to stand with Detroit on the comeback and to be a business owner in Detroit at this time," said Lexie "the Hair Diva" Washington, owner of Salon Kinki in Detroit. READ MORE.

$1M Settlement Paid to Family of Murder Victim Shelly Hilliard

A lawsuit brought by the family of Shelly Hilliard against Oakland County has ended with a $1.07 million settlement. Hilliard was murdered and dismembered at the age of 19 after a Madison Heights police officer revealed that she was the informant in a drug bust in October 2011. READ MORE.

ArtWorks Detroit Supports Community HIV Outreach Efforts

Matrix Human Services is now one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of HIV prevention and treatment services in metro Detroit. READ MORE.

Royal Oak Farmers Market Transforms Into an Artist's Market

Just in time to beat the holiday sales rush, the Guild of Artists Artisans will host the Royal Oak Market's Art Fair Edition from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17. READ MORE.

Community Input Wanted for New Transgender Church

Rachel Crandall Crocker would like to start a new transgender church and is seeking input from the community about how to make that happen. READ MORE.

It's Not Just About the Suit: Sex Discrimination Case Arguments Heard in Court of Appeals

Attorney's presented their arguments on Wednesday in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio in the case of Aimee Stephens - a funeral director who was fired from her job because she is transgender. READ MORE.

Charles Alexander's 'Art and Autograph' Debuts

A new collection of the mixed media art of Between The Lines columnist and venerable LGBT community institution Charles Alexander has just been released. READ MORE.

Guidance: Not Infectious

For the first time since the HIV epidemic began, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has announced that some people living with the virus can attain a state where they pose no risk of transmitting the disease. READ MORE.

GNA Funding Gender Marker Changes on Passport Cards

A joint project of the Gender-Identity Network Alliance (GNA), Affirmations, the Trans Sistas of Color Project and the ACLU of Michigan is assisting trans people with getting their gender markers changed on their government-issued IDs. READ MORE.

Fair Michigan Gets Justice for Gay Man Conned, Robbed

A Detroit man was sentenced Sept. 28 for an April robbery in which he lured a gay man from a gas station to rob him. READ MORE.

Fall Fling Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Affirmations Building

Affirmations will welcome the autumn season at the LGBTQ+ center with their annual Fall Fling at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. READ MORE.

Special Section: Automotive
Ford GLOBE Builds Relationships with Allies on the Job

During Ford GLOBE's National Coming Out Day event on Oct. 11 at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, the LGBTQ employee resource group announced the GLOBE ally engagement project.

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