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...
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April 19 2017
Fear, misconceptions, misinformation and stereotypical assumptions are all part of why sexual assault and relationship violence are not often talked about as LGBTQ+ issues. However, a refusal to be...
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March 15 2017
March 8 was International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for “women’s issues.” This year, organizers of the Women’s March on Washington wanted to demonstrate...
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March 15 2017
Let’s be honest here for a minute. The gay movement has long been hijacked as a movement centered on white, gay cis-men. Don’t get me wrong – I love my white, gay comrades and I want...
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March 15 2017
Thanks to the unseasonable weather, I’m cool, but not cold, and after a long day of sitting at my desk, standing for 20 minutes feels great. Eventually I’ll shuffle my way to the front of the...
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Feb. 15 2017
It’s useful. We’re at our best when we’re inclusive. Presently we’re the LGBTQAI community. That’s quite a mouthful and pretty unwieldy as a word. There’s always a fuss...
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Feb. 15 2017
To all of my brave ones – who live boldly as yourselves, despite, and sometimes in spite of, the people who try to dim your radiant light. To those who, as Janelle Monae says, “defy every label.”...
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Feb. 15 2017
Zoe remembers the first time she saw Amanda, and the second, and the third, but it wasn’t because it was love at first sight. Amanda leaves an impression, and nobody can dispute that. You may not...
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Jan. 18 2017
Ignore the rumors, Donald Trump is not neutral on LGBTQ issues and under his presidency it is our everyday lives that will be most affected. Marriage Equality is the least likely of all of our victories...
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Jan. 18 2017
The day after the election, I made it halfway through the morning without eating. I couldn’t seem to muster the energy. But eventually, operating on minimal sleep, an empty stomach, and despair,...
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Jan. 18 2017
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but what I can tell from popular memes and our current stranger-than-fiction reality is that 2016 has felt like a real toilet-buster. If you’ve found yourself...
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Dec. 21 2016
As queer and trans people, we often navigate multiple sets of families. There are the chosen families we have gotten to wrap ourselves up in, and maybe those families who raised us. Often, the former is...
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Dec. 21 2016
Every time we suffer a defeat, I go through the 21 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, floor crying, blaming others, blaming myself, feeling guilty for not being a magical beam of light...
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Dec. 21 2016
Self-care is one of the most important things we can do in these everchanging and stressful times. We hear about it every day, but no one really tells us how to do it or what to do. Dialectical Behavior...
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Dec. 21 2016
I was taught through a story about Xenophon, a soldier and student of Socrates in ancient Greece, that to force yourself to be an active participant in a radical change you have to find your cliff. In...
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Dec. 21 2016
If you were asked to describe yourself, what would you say? For many, our self-descriptors are a conglomerate of hobbies, beliefs, social circles, and identities. Regardless of whether these identities...
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Nov. 16 2016
Since becoming an activist 19 years ago, I have been advocating that more transgender and non-conforming individuals be open about their experiences. This lack of openness has put us 10 years behind the...

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