Michigan

October 7, 2013

Derek Schell, first NCAA Division II openly gay basketball player

After coming out to his family, friends, team mates and coaches recently, Derek Schell is the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball player.

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What has happened on the marriage front since DOMA? Lots.

Are you wondering what's been happening since the Supreme Court decision on DOMA? We wrote a blog about it before, but the change has been happening so fast, we've compiled a roundup of some of the newer exciting steps toward equality being made across the US.

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February 20, 2013

Muslims work for LGBT support and acceptance

Many Arab-Americans from conservative backgrounds struggle with coming out or supporting LGBT equality.

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Michigan Family Addresses Mayor's Use of Anti-Gay Slur

Last week, Mayor Daniels of Troy, Michigan, was admonished in the public comment portion of a City Council meeting for her use of an anti-gay slur on Facebook. Comments from Troy resident, Amy, were particularly moving as she spoke about the love she has for her wife, Tina, and their two children.
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Story to Watch: Music Teacher Removes Word 'Gay' From Christmas Carol

At Cherry Knoll Elementary school in Traverse City, Michigan, a music teacher decided to remove the word 'gay' from a verse sung in the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" to stop students from giggling. The principal expressed disappointment with the teacher's decision, saying this was a teachable moment for respect and equal treatment.
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2011 Election Roundup: LGBT Equality Victories

Voters across the country demonstrated their support for equality and the LGBT community Tuesday. Yesterday’s election saw a slew of victories for LGBT candidates and equality.

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November 8, 2011

Michigan Catholic Conference Pulls Support for Safe Schools Legislation Over Religious Exemption Clause

The Michigan Catholic Conference expressed dismay at the religious exemption clause in "Matt's Safe School Law." Although the Conference originally supported the bill, they withdrew their support when the religious exemption clause was added.

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