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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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Nov. 16 2016
When I think about trans visibility, I think of fear and anger. Last week some MSU men called me a faggot and a dyke just for living, and it was scary. But I am also proud of who I am and of the work I...
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Nov. 16 2016
We are also looking for a Vice Chair and Communications Strategist to join our Board. Elections will be held at our December meeting. Interested in learning more about our election procedures? You can...
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Nov. 16 2016
November is Transgender Awareness Month. LAHR unequivocally contends that transgender people are equal and must be treated as such by our communities and under the law. Yet, we know that most people still...
Oct. 19 2016
The Lansing Association for Human Rights Political Action Committee (LAHR-PAC) was founded in 1981 and is an independent political organization registered with the Secretary of State. It is separate and...
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Oct. 19 2016
Voting is the first and most basic way we can continue to make progress, protect what gains we have achieved, and eventually stop the suffering. I asked some folks in the area why they vote and this year,...
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Sept. 21 2016
Humans Uniting for an Equal Society (HUES) congratulates the newly elected Board! All positions were up for elections
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Sept. 21 2016
We’ve come a long way in the last 10-15 years…fast, to appreciate and acknowledge that, yes, there are gay people among us, always have been, always will be, …and they are our friends...
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Sept. 21 2016
Last week LGBTQ advocates and LGBTQ youth won a long fought battle for validity and accountability when the Michigan State Board of Education voted 6-2 to approve its Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning...
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Sept. 21 2016
Michigan LGBTQ students began this school year without a clear, statewide policy to protect them. That’s despite the fact that this past February, the Michigan State Board of Education (MSBE) released...
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Aug. 24 2016
We both felt called to Michigan - there was good work to be done, but it took us a while to become a part of that work. Yes, we had church life, and that was great. However it took us a few years and a...
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Aug. 24 2016
August 2nd was a pretty good day politically for the LGBTQ community in mid-Michigan. That was the day of the Democratic and Republican primaries. Candidates were selected to run for those parties in November
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Aug. 24 2016
There’s a real opportunity to draft policy that would make our state a better place to live, love, work and raise a family. Instead, conservatives have focused on limiting access to marriage-related...
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July 13 2016
What’s better than tie dying on a sunny day? Tie dying while enjoying snacks, good company, and participating in a clothing drive! Humans Uniting for an Equal Society (HUES) celebrated a year as...