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Michigan Bullying And Harassment: Where Does Michigan Stand?

Are the Michigan laws and policies that are currently in place actually working to protect LGBT youth against bullying and harassment? READ MORE.

JTCC To Host 2015 Washtenaw County Pride Picnic

The Jim Toy Community Center will host the 2015 Washtenaw County Pride Picnic from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1 in Ann Arbor's Allmendinger Park. READ MORE.

Affirmations Gallery Hosts Spiritual Exhibit

The Pittmann-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations presents their latest exhibit, "Creative Monologue: A Solo Exhibition by Timothy Orikri." READ MORE.

Dievendorf Outraises Opponents In Lansing Primary Race

Emily Dievendorf, the former executive director of Equality Michigan, outraised her four August primary opponents in the Lansing City Council At-Large race. READ MORE.

West Michigan Gay Bar Comes Out Of The Closet

Metro Dance Club has rebranded itself as Metro Night Club and has officially named itself the LGBT bar in Kalamazoo. READ MORE.

Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Lawyers Seek Nearly $2M In Fees

Lawyers who won a historic legal battle to strike down Michigan's ban on gay marriage are seeking nearly $2 million from the state. READ MORE.

Kalamazoo HIV/AIDS Advocate Runs For City Commission

Local community advocate and candidate for Kalamazoo City Commission, Shannon Sykes, will kick off her campaign on the Kalamazoo City Hall steps. READ MORE.

Past Presidents Of Hotter Than July Honored At Annual Conference

About 50 people came out Friday for Hotter Than July's annual Gathering on LGBT Issues. The conference, which took place at Michigan State University's Detroit Center, has been a part of Detroit Black Gay Pride since its inception in 1996. READ MORE.

Hotter Than July Kicks Off With Candlelight Vigil

About 75 people came out to Palmer Park Tuesday to kick off the start of the 20th anniversary edition of Hotter Than July-Detroit Black Gay Pride. READ MORE.

State Now Recognizing Married Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates

The State of Michigan Vital Records Department has decided to allow the spouse of a biological parent to be placed on a child's birth certificate for female married couples. READ MORE.

A Film For Hopeful Trans Youth: 'Crossing The Divide'

Alia Ismail has begun filming and sharing his transition in a documentary titled "Crossing The Divide," set to launch in October 2016. READ MORE.

Obituary: Sharon Hope Gittleman

Sharon Hope Gittleman, 56, had been a writer for Between The Lines. READ MORE.

Pilot LGBT Youth Workforce Development Program Launches At Affirmations

XTL Youth Workforce Development Program is a 24-week pilot program designed to empower LGBT youth in Metro Detroit with primary and secondary skills necessary to be successful in workforce navigation. READ MORE.

Progressive Activist Runs For Kalamazoo City Commission

Erin Knott, Michigan State Director for Enroll America, has announced her candidacy for the 2015 Kalamazoo City Commission race. READ MORE.

Reps. Hoadley, Moss Introduce Proposals To End Gerrymandering

"Our democracy needs to be more responsive to voters. Voters sense the process is broken. Let's fix it," Hoadley said. READ MORE.

Lawmakers Voice Support For LGBT Community

Over 200 Genesee County residents and political leaders came out on a sunny afternoon to discuss how to move forward on LGBT issues July 19. READ MORE.

Equality Michigan Announces New Senior Staff

Equality Michigan, the statewide LGBT political advocacy organization, has announced the appointment of new senior staff. READ MORE.

Analysis: Is A Ballot Battle On LGBT Equality Coming In 2016?

With a recalcitrant GOP dominated legislature that refuses to move on LGBT equality, and with a positive ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States, is it time to ask Michigan voters to amend the state civil rights act, Elliott-Larsen, to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes? READ MORE.

Unsung Hero

Former opera singer Stephan Bobalik now uses his Grammy Award-winning voice to help the fight for equality as a newly hired fundraiser at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. READ MORE.

High-Impact HIV Prevention Project Gets $3.8 Million From CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG) has been awarded a cooperative agreement to implement comprehensive high-impact HIV prevention projects for community-based organizations. READ MORE.

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