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Michigan transgender man Jean Butchart shot and killed in series of attacks

The suspect is accused of attacking two other people as well.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces Members of New State LGBTQ+ Commission

Designed to represent a diverse community, the commission will advise Whitmer on a variety of issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

This Former Teacher Became a Target of Libs of TikTok After Posting About LGBTQ+ Books

A Michigan educator's post about banned books prompted vitriol after Libs of TikTok targets her and her former school district.

​Kathy Kozachenko, First Out Elected Official in U.S., to be Honored in Michigan

The statue’s dedication it timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her historic election.

Michigan Homophobic Farmer Wins Lawsuit Against City
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Michigan Homophobic Farmer Wins Lawsuit Against City

A federal judge finds East Lansing improperly denied the farmer’s participation in a local farmers market.

Former Minister Admits to Murder of Detroit Trans Woman Kelly Stough

Albert Weathers pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Outlaws Conversion Therapy on Minors

It's the 22nd state to do so.

Michigan AG Dana Nessel Announces Charges Against 16 'False Electors'

They are accused of participating in a scheme to throw the state's electoral vote to Donald Trump, the out attorney general said.

Michigan Transgender Man Shot in Hate-Fueled Pellet Gun Attack

The assailant allegedly laughed and yelled an anti-LGBTQ+ slur as they drove away.

Chasten Buttigieg Slams Transphobic Michigan Salon Owner From His Hometown

The Buttigieg family lives in Traverse City, where the owner of a local salon banned transgender and queer customers.

Hair Care Company Jack Winn Pro Pulls Support of Transphobic Michigan Salon

The company said it was shocked to discover the salon owner’s comments and immediately initiated an investigation.

AG Dana Nessel
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Michigan AG: Salon Owner's Refusal of Service to Transgender Clients Unacceptable

Many legal experts agree with the out official.

Michigan Salon Owner Refuses to Serve LGBTQ+ Community Because of ‘Pedophiles’

She says because she believes that the “+” indicates “pedophiles,” she’s refusing to serve the “TQ+” community.

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Michigan TV Station Fires Four After Pride Coverage Controversy

An internal memo was circulated at the station calling for reduced coverage of Pride month events.

Michigan Senate Passes Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors
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Michigan Senate Passes Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors

The bills now await the approval of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Kamala Harris Makes Historic Visit to Stonewall Inn, Vows to Fight Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate

As one of Harris’s many firsts, she is now the first sitting Vice President of the United States to visit the famed queer space.

Michigan News Station Told to ‘Get Both Sides’ of LGBTQ+ Issues

Journalists for the station weren't having it though.

​The Michigan Supreme Court gives a fresh look at an old doctrine in light of Obergefell v. Hodges.
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Will This Court Case Recognize Non-Biological LGBTQ+ Parents?

The Michigan Supreme Court gives a fresh look at an old doctrine in light of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Michigan School Superintendent Apologizes for Removing Books From Schools

He says that he was trying to lower the temperature by removing books that some parents were upset about.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs Michigan's LGBTQ+ Protections Into Law

Michigan activists have been trying to add these protections to the state's civil rights law for 40 years.