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Election_2016 Dem VEEP Candidate Tim Kaine Has Strong LGBT Record

Many political observers have described U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine as a moderate, but his record on equal rights for LGBT citizens could hardly make that case.After signaling her intent through a Twitter post Friday night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday afternoon, formally announced Kaine as her vice presidential running mate. READ MORE.

Michigan Jeffrey Montgomery, LGBTQ Leader Dies at 63

The man who took personal tragedy and turned it into a "brilliant" career fighting for the rights of the LGBT community has died. Jeffrey Montgomery, the founder of Triangle Foundation in Detroit, died Monday, July 18 at age 63. Montgomery's life journey took him from a comfortable childhood in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; to the national stage as a leading voice combating anti-LGBT violence across the U.S. READ MORE.

National Day 3: Pence Omits 'Religious Freedom' Law In Acceptance Speech

The third night of the Republican National Convention featured unprecedented LGBT inclusion from speakers on stage, but that embrace was undercut by omission of anti-LGBT histories and hints of support for anti-LGBT policy. READ MORE.

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Courts Decision Harms Kids of LGBT Parents

Last week's decision in the ACLU's equitable parent case, Lake v Putnam, was definitely a step backward for LGBT rights in Michigan. A panel of three Michigan Court of Appeal judges issued an opinion denying legal standing to our plaintiff, Michelle Lake, to see her son, whom she had co-parented since birth with former partner Kerri Putnam. Putnam, the biological mother and the only legal parent recognized by Michigan, denied Michelle all contact with their son after their relationship ended. READ MORE.

Atty Gen. Bill Schuette's Lawsuit Ignores the Facts: Transgender Students Thrive in Safe, Affirming Schools

At some point during the typical school day, virtually every teacher is going to give at least one student a pass to use the bathroom. When students visit the bathroom they want privacy, safety and respect. It's what every student deserves and what parents trust their schools will provide for their children. READ MORE.

Creep Of The Week: Mike Pence

Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? READ MORE.

MI Marriage Getting Hitched In The Hall of Justice

LANSING - Just before 11 a.m. on June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Obergefell v. Hodges and extended marriage equality to the entire country. Since that moment thousands of LGBT couples across the country have upgraded their domestic partnership and or commitment ceremony plans to wedding cakes and marriage licenses. READ MORE.

Business Spotlight LGBT-Friendly Businesses Anticipate Wedding Expo

Michigan Businesses Are Excited to Celebrate with the LGBT Community at the Ultimate LGBT Wedding Anniversary Expo on March 20 in Detroit.With every vendor space filled one month in advance, the event will feature over 100 vendors who look forward to helping couples and families plan their life celebrations. READ MORE.

Marriage From US to Canada, Western Michigan Couple Celebrates Their Love

It was love at first sight for Max Brown and Doug Sipsma. They met in 1999 when they were both visiting Chicago. They struck up a conversation in a store, exchanged phone numbers and a couple of weeks later they had their first date. They've been together ever since. READ MORE.

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Busted at the Seams In Detroit

"I have a commitment to humans. They come in all different shapes or sizes or whatever and if you want to wear a bra, who am I to say you can't wear a bra?" says Lee Padgett, owner of LGBT-friendly Busted Bra Shop.

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