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...
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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,...