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For the past few months, I've watched in horror as our community leaders have spent more time fighting amongst each other than focusing on what direction our movement is going in. As a community member, activist and lawyer who represents a lot of LGBT people, I call upon our leaders to do better than this. READ MORE.
It is incredible that we as a society, here in 2016, are more concerned about where we pee than creating safe communities. READ MORE.
Every so often I like to take a step back from the issues of the day and spend a moment or two on what is known as "transgender 101." READ MORE.
Many of us would gladly protest Israeli treatment of Palestinians -- I myself support a Palestinian state, the so-called "two-state solution" -- but that is different than supporting the Palestinian government that wants you put to death if you're LGBT and live on the Gaza Strip. READ MORE.
In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed what would go on to be the biggest symbol of the LGBT movement: The Rainbow Flag. The legacy of the flag is that different thoughts and ideas united and made something beautiful. This legacy of solidarity felt somewhat lost this past week at the Creating Change conference. READ MORE.
Affirmations announced the termination of the program that essentially started the organization, its Helpline, near the end of 2015, offering reasons such as: "Affirmations is not a crisis agency," "running a helpline can be fairly costly," because the monthly calls dropped from over 100 to 80-100 calls, and because they suffered from prank calls. I'm confounded and disappointed by this decision for several reasons. READ MORE.
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- A Loathsome Loophole: How Some LGBT Michiganders Use Discriminatory Law
- Affirmations: It's Time to Bring the Community Back to the Center
- Confessions of a Superfan: Why a Self-Proclaimed 'Front-Row Bitch' Wrote 581 Pages on Madonna
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SOUTHFIELD - This year the BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo was held on the anniversary weekend of Judge Friedman's decision in DeBoer v. Snyder. That decision struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, for less than 24 hours, allowing 323 couples to become legally married in the state.View More Marriage
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