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Michigan Jackson Together Calls on City Council to Reject Referendum Petition

Jackson Together has requested, through its legal counsel, that the Jackson City Council reject a referendum petition as legally "incapable of certification." READ MORE.

National Trump's HHS Appoints Anti-trans Activist to Protect Trans Health

Much to the consternation of LGBT rights supporters, the Trump administration has appointed to head the civil rights division of the Department of Health Human Services a former staffer with the anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation who wrote extensively against the civil rights of transgender people.A series of statements from LGBT advocates came out Thursday over the appointment of Roger Severino, who until this week was director of the DeVos Center for Religion Civil Society for the Heritage Foundation. READ MORE.

International UN LGBT Expert Vows Broad Investigations into Abuses

BANGKOK (AP) - The first-ever U.N. independent expert selected to examine violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people has vowed to forge ahead with wide-ranging investigations despite formidable opposition to his appointment in a U.N. vote. READ MORE.

MI Marriage Trial Expo Workshop Will Address LGBT Rights in the Trump Era

The Ultimate LGBT Wedding Anniversary Expo is a great opportunity to think about and finalize wedding plans, but many LGBT people are concerned about same-sex marriages and what they will look like under the Trump administration. While the president does not have the right to unilaterally scrap marriage equality, he used his power to appoint Supreme Court justices who can. READ MORE.

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BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo Returns

This is an important time to celebrate local businesses in Michigan that vocally support equality for the LGBT community and its allies. The Expo workshop at MotorCity Casino Hotel features prominent LGBT attorneys to discuss what same-sex marriage looks like under the Trump administration.

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