June 15 2016 12:22 AM

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HUES has been working hard over the last couple months to plan fun and engaging events for the Greater Lansing LGBTQ community. On April 14th, we hosted an LGBTQIA trivia event, “LGBT-Qs”, on MSU’s campus in collaboration with the Alliance of Queer and Ally Students. Teams competed for Starbucks gift cards. The HUES board also participated in MSU Safe Place’s annual 5K fundraiser, Race for the Place, and one of our interns was interviewed about the campus climate surrounding sexual assault, which was featured on WLNS News. HUES competed in Race for the Place 5K to raise awareness for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Currently, we are working on planning our next event, a tie dye and clothing donation picnic event at Patriarche Park on Saturday, June 25th. Attendees can bring their own shirts to tie dye and are also encouraged to clean out their closets and bring any giveaway clothes to donate to shelters for homeless youth. We will have one bin for the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, a shelter dedicated to providing service to LGBTQ youth who are in the foster care system, homeless, or at-risk. We will also have a bin set up for Gateway, a youth homeless shelter in Lansing that is known to be an accepting space for LGBTQ youth. We hope to see you there! Please “like” our Facebook page at facebook.com/humansuniting for more updates and information on our tie dye event!

We are putting some finishing touches on our official HUES website, which will be up and running shortly. Our website will feature information on our organization, local LGBTQ resources, and a calendar filled with LGBTQ-related events put on by HUES and other LGBTQ organizations in the Greater Lansing area. Stay tuned!

HUES has even created another Facebook page to invite community members to connect with HUES and join us in participating in numerous local LGBTQ events.

In the past couple months, HUES members have attended several Suits and the City events, participated in a LGBT Yoga Flow class at Just B Yoga, a drag show at MSU, visited Queer Legal Project's Name Change Clinic at Affirmations in Ferndale, and attended a play (She Kills Monsters) and documentary screenings (She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry).

You can become involved with HUES by attending monthly HUES meetings, which are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at Everybody Reads (2019 E Michigan Ave in Lansing). Meetings have themes such as body positivity, LGBTQ youth homelessness, queer/trans music artists, and coloring for self-care. We seek to engage with the community and have conversations surrounding topics that affect the LGBTQ community and have some fun! We hope to see you at our next meeting on June 14th.

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