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SOGI #1 – Sean Kosofsky Comes Home to Talk about Bullying

February 5th 2016

SOGI #1 – Sean Kosofsky Comes Home to Talk about Bullying (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2016) Troy, MI – An Oakland University graduate and longtime advocate for LGBT equality, Sean Kosofsky, returned to Michigan to be the keynote speaker for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in Education Conference on Jan. 29. The […]

Affirmations, State’s Largest LGBT Center, Ends Helpline Program

December 10th 2015

Affirmations, State’s Largest LGBT Center, Ends Helpline Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 10, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Where can LGBT people, and those seeking information about LGBT issues, turn when they need someone to talk to about the unique problems faced by being in the queer community? For the last 27 years, that answer has […]

Nessel Talks to Students about Supreme Court Win, Next Fight (video)

November 16th 2015

Nessel Talks to Students about Supreme Court Win, Next Fight (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2015) When the case of DeBoer v. Snyder made it to the Supreme Court and found success among other cases securing the right of same-sex couples to marry, it happened because of many people coming together to argue, fund, […]

Hazel Park Author’s “Band Fags” Among Queer for Books Selections

July 17th 2011

The quickly growing Queer for Books Book Club has announced their book picks for July and August. On Saturday, July 23, the group will be discussing Band Fags! By Frank Anthony Polito, a book following Jack, a boy discovering the complicated nature of sexuality, through 1980s Hazel Park, Mich., as he grows up amidst Atari, Dallas and life in the school band…

Ferndale Adoption Network Grows with Family Potluck

July 16th 2011

…There are couples who have open adoptions where the birth mother is involved in the child’s life. There are those whose children come from overseas, and those from closer to home. There are families with same-sex parents, families with single parents and parents-to-be who are in various stages in the adoption process…

AmeriCorps Team Celebrates Year of Service

July 10th 2011

“Every team takes on a collaborative personality,” Ryan said. “This team of all the teams I remember has required the least training and direction. They banded together from the beginning and I admire their long term vision.”

Bike Safety a Must in the City

July 4th 2011

…Incidents like this are easily avoidable if bicyclists follow the traffic laws, and if drivers learn to keep their eyes open for pedestrians and bicyclists…

Affirmations Selects Antonio David Garcia as Next Executive Director

June 29th 2011

On June 27, 2011, Affirmations announced the selection of its next Executive Director, Antonio David Garcia. Garcia, who currently serves as the Executive Director at the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, will take over for Interim CEO Kevin Howley and starts his position August 15th.

Dyke March 2011

June 19th 2011

The Second Annual SE Michigan Dyke March took place on June 4, 2011. 500 marchers chanted for equality as they moved through Downtown Ferndale and ended at Geary Park for an afternoon of music and memories.

Honoring the Car Wash Bears

June 6th 2011

The Motor City Bears are also a happy social circle, with frequent get togethers and even camping trips across the state. Their motto is “fun, fur and friends,” and some of their activities include movie nights, bowling, dinner parties, canoeing, Tiger baseball games, going to the zoo…(read more)