Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery

Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 19, 2016) Detroit, MI – Jeff Montgomery, LGBT rights activist and longtime Executive Director for Triangle Foundation (now Equality Michigan) has died.  Sean Kosofsky, Executive Director of The Tyler Clementi Foundation and former Policy Director for Triangle Foundation, shared the news Tuesday…

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Abraham Lincoln taking a selfie.  Boxing legend Thomas “the Hitman Herns” sitting in the bullpen of the neighborhood park watching local TV anchors playing softball with 1968 Detroit Tiger Ike Blessit and Royal Oak Mayor Jim…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Royal Oak’s 25 ft. “Unconditional Surrender” Statue Has Arrived

Royal Oak’s 25 ft. “Unconditional Surrender” Statue Has Arrived (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 18, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – The statue is here. Parked in the lot of the former Kroger store at 13 Mile and Woodward, the 25 foot “Unconditional Surrender” statue arrived Saturday and will be erected Monday morning in Memorial Park. The…