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Public News Service - MI: LGBTQIA Issues

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan doesn't tolerate hate groups. That's the message a number of organizations plan to send to members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church when they arrive in Lansing today. The church is known for anti-gay rhetoric and protesting at military funerals. According to th

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan-based Great Lakes Center for Educational Research and Practice has released a report on how lawmakers can make schools safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils, and recent high-profile comments from people like Hillary Rodham Clinton are helpi

LANSING, Mich. - Some of Michigan's largest social justice organizations are demanding action from state Attorney General Mike Cox regarding an assistant under fire for criticizing a student leader who is homosexual. National Association of Social Workers-Michigan chapter, Equality Michigan and seve

East Lansing, MI - Hate crimes against people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) increased by 133 percent in Michigan last year, according to the Triangle Foundation, a group that has compiled such reports in the state since 1992. The problem was explored at a

Lansing, MI - Proponents of stiffer penalties for hate crimes have less than two weeks to convince Michigan's state senators to approve them. Legislation passed by the House and sent to the Senate expands the current definition of bias crimes to include sexual orientation, disability, and gender ide

Lansing, MI - Today marks 20 years of annual "World AIDS Day" commemorations. This year, 18,000 people in Michigan are living with HIV, and more than half have been diagnosed with AIDS, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. The good news is, the estimated number of people who do

Detroit, MI - A group of Michigan families is appealing to Pope Benedict XVI for compassion as the pontiff visits the U.S. this week. They're families with gay and lesbian relatives who feel that statements the Pope has made validate violence towards gay and lesbian people. The Pope has said homose

Lansing, MI – Teachers, students and parents are headed to the State Capitol today to take on the school bully. They're backing "Matt's Safe School Law," which would require schools to have stated policies that harassment based on sexual orientation is not allowed. The bill is named after a st

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