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Michigan Freedom House Seeks Help for LGBT Refugees

The political climate in the U.S. poses some difficulties for refugees who hear xenophobic and downright hateful comments from people in all areas of society, especially within the media. READ MORE.

John Allen Paves Way for Brighter Future for LGBTQ Youth

Award winning LGBTQ activist talks about LGBTQ youth, including why they need to get out from behind their keyboards to make change. READ MORE.

Detroit Police Officer Dani Woods Recipient of Equality Michigan Award

Detroit Police Officer Dani Woods is this year's MacAllister Award winner, presented by Equality Michigan. READ MORE.

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Celebrates Same-Sex Marriages

On Oct. 27, Lisa Brown will introduce the community to the five long-time couples who married on that momentous day while celebrating her experience officiating them. READ MORE.

State Board: Lawyer with Anti-Gay Rants Committed Misconduct

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board says a former state lawyer committed misconduct when he hounded a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. READ MORE.

Holly Lanes Hosting LGBT and Friends Night to Connect Around Equality

Holly Lanes at 2430 Grange Hall Rd. invites businesses and residents on Oct. 19 to discuss the Village of Holly Council's decision not to pass a human rights ordinance to protect LGBT citizens. READ MORE.

Community Demands Justice for LGBTQ Prisoners

Around 30 Michiganders protested Oct. 12 outside the state's Department of Corrections Headquarters on Michigan Avenue in Lansing. The rally, "Can't Cage Our Humanity," was organized to demand justice for LGBTQ prisoners. READ MORE.

Village of Holly Votes 6-1 Against Human Rights Ordinance

With no one speaking in favor of human rights protection in the Village of Holly, and only Village Council President Ryan Bladzik voting for it, the ordinance failed 6-1. READ MORE.

Attorney Faces LGBTQ Discrimination

If we expect to influence change, we need to stand up against discrimination and make our voices heard. That's why criminal defense attorney Erica Moise is turning her publicly "humiliating" experience into an opportunity to set a good example for the LGBTQ community. READ MORE.

Federal Law Protects Transgender People at Homeless Shelters

The 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey reveals that 29 percent of transgender people who sought emergency shelter at some point in their lives were turned away, while 42 percent were forced to stay in shelters for the gender they were assigned at birth. READ MORE.

LGBTQ Youth Need Inclusive Sex Education

A new online sex ed resource, AMAZE, addresses topics like puberty and healthy relationships, but also explores gender expression in an age-appropriate way, and features a range of body types, racialethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. READ MORE.

Urge Michigan Attorney General to Withdraw from Federal Lawsuit

Transgender rights are being litigated in several states and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette joined one of two multi-state lawsuits with attorneys general challenging the federal government..."Attorney General Schuette needs to know that his involvement in a case like this is about so much more than signing his name to a piece of paper. It's about wasting Michigan's taxpayer dollars to dehumanize transgender people across our country." READ MORE.

Anti-LGBTQ Smear Campaign Targets Eaton County Commissioner

Earlier this year, a Democratic Eaton County Commissioner was the victim of what experts call a "probable" anti-gay bias motivated crime. However, his constituents are learning about it from an anonymous website that political experts have called a "vile political smear." Between The Lines has discovered these smears may be tied to an GOP opponent. READ MORE.

Special Section: Automotive
Former Chrysler Executive Talks Workplace Inclusivity

As an openly gay man, Fred Hoffman said, "I really didn't know if there would be an issue." And while he wasn't waving rainbow flags when he was recruited by Chrysler in 1988, he was told being gay wasn't a problem.

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