Nov. 16 2017
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said that her order protects the status quo and will allow transgender individuals to continue to enlist and serve openly in the armed services. Deferred Action for Childhood...
Nov. 16 2017
It’s the season of thanksgiving and we’re incredibly grateful to you, our community, and the enthusiasm you’ve shown for our work. We hope you’ll take that energy and spend some...
Nov. 16 2017
A couple years ago, I had a falling out with a relative because I asked that they not use homophobic slurs around my younger siblings. This led to an argument with a number of family members where they...
Nov. 16 2017
It was a warm summer day. I sat next to my grandmother in the garden. This visit was not to be like any other visit. Not only would we sit and watch the wind in the trees and admire the flowers. Today...
Nov. 16 2017
There are tons of compelling straight characters, for sure, but they’re straight. And most LGBTQ+ mystery fiction is about the characters’ sexuality. I didn’t want that. I wanted Liz...
Oct. 19 2017
Maybe you remember your first time — where you were, how nervous you were to get it wrong, maybe how it felt to finally get it just right. We’re speaking of course about the first time you...
Oct. 19 2017
Like most people, I often find that I am not prioritizing my mental well-being. As a way to combat that, I try to participate in self-care as often as possible. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about...
Oct. 19 2017
Children's Health Insurance ProgramChildren’s Health Insurance Program Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on September 30 and little progress has been made toward...
Oct. 19 2017
By now, you’ve seen us mention that we are one of the oldest LGBTQIA advocacy organizations in Michigan. That’s true. That’s also why we’re ready to make our look and feel a little...
Sept. 26 2017
by Lansing Association for Human Rights Board On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He also announced a six
Sept. 21 2017
Imagine being in the military for years, perhaps decades, faithfully serving your country but also being forced to hide your true gender identity. Next, imagine that you are finally allowed to serve openly...
Sept. 21 2017
As a college student with graduation and a minor “future career crisis” looming, I have been reflecting on the way work has been explained to me. The overworked and overstressed 20-something...
Sept. 21 2017
The queer community and the religious community have historically had many conflicts. While neither is inherently worse than the other, many sects of the religious community have targeted the queer community...
Aug. 17 2017
In 2017, it is actually legal in Michigan to fire a hardworking employee, deny them an apartment, or refuse them service in a restaurant, based only on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Unlike...
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Aug. 17 2017
'In a Heartbeat' ReviewWarning: Content contains spoilers. If you wish to view the short film first, please go to YouTube (its original publication place). For years, there has been a demand to increase...
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Aug. 17 2017
How can a new cluster of questions on healthcare intake forms impact the health of the LGBTQ community overall? SOGI — the new hot acronym in public health — stands for Sexual Orientation...
July 20 2017
On June 24, 2017, what could have been a typical Pride celebration turned into an international incident whose reverberations will be felt by some members of the queer community for years to come
July 20 2017
Transitioning Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It DoesIn the trans community, one of the most often used words is “transitioning.” We say things like “I started transitioning”...
July 20 2017
Fun fact: LAHR is one of the oldest LBGTQIA advocacy organizations in Michigan. Being one of the oldest has its perks; we have fierce forebears who have helped guide the work of our organization, we have...
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April 19 2017
It has been a decade since I graduated high school. There are days when it seems like it was yesterday and days when it feels like it’s been a lifetime. So much has changed in the world, and yet...