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How the HIV epidemic in Michigan could be ended in a decade Hope and challenges in the trenches
Jan. 18 2018
With effective biomedical interventions, but no cure, Michigan leaders believe the end of HIV could come as soon as a decade. The question: Is the infrastructure in place to remove barriers and finance...
Creating without perceived borders or limits
Dec. 21 2017
“The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word ‘I.’” —Audre Lorde As an artist, I find that the most direct reflection of my identity can be found...
The holiday season has arrived and adult survivors of child sexual abuse will once again be navigating festivities where their perpetrator may have a seat at the table.
Dec. 21 2017
It is common for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence to skip family reunions, birthday parties, funerals, weddings, and holiday dinners to avoid having to share these experiences with the...
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Lansing Catholic High School students take a knee against injustice and police violence
Dec. 21 2017
If you haven’t been paying attention, students at Lansing Catholic High School (LCHS) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) have been using their voices to protest racial injustice and police brutality...
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...