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Williamston Continues to Defend the Fight for Fairness

Williamston Continues to Defend the Fight for Fairness Following the successful passage of a school district-wide policy that called for trans inclusion and equal access for all Williamston, MI students, the backlash against Williamston school board members has been swift and ugly. Threats of a recall preceded the vote and recall plans from the policy’s […]

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Lansing Township Requested to Revisit New Policy

Lansing Township Requested to Revisit New Policy On January 23, 2018 Lansing Township joined the club. After years of conversations around joining the surrounding local governments in passing nondiscrimination policies to protect LGBTQ people from employment, housing, and public accommodations to make up for the gap in protections that exist without inclusion for LGBTQIA people […]

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U.S. Education Department Confirmed it Will Reject Transgender Student Discrimination Claims

This past month the United States Department of Education finally confirmed that it has not been and will not be responding to complaints filed by transgender students who are denied access to restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. According to a spokesperson for the Education Department, Liz Hill, the position is based on their […]

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What Happens if the Government Shuts Down? 

What Happens if the Government Shuts Down? During the three-day federal government shutdown in January, many people were left wondering what the shutdown means for them. These questions are certain to come up again as we face a new impending deadline of February 8. Why does the government shut down? Congress is required to pass […]

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Schools Can Now Access New Resources for Bias-Incident Reporting in Michigan

by Emily Dievendorf In 2016, Michigan Civil Rights Department Director, Augustin Arbulu, reported at the December Michigan Civil Rights Commission meeting that while the Department usually receives on average five to ten reports of hate incidents yearly, it had received 65 reports of hate incidents in the four-week period following the 2016 presidential election. Thirty-six […]

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LGBTQIA-Friendly Kids’ Books

Are you looking for a cool gift for a kiddo in your life? Are you sick of gifting books that feature heteronormative, whitewashed characters? Well, you’re in luck because we called upon some of our favorite LGBTQIA parents for their recommendations for kids’ books that feature LGTBQIA families and characters. Here’s what they suggest (in […]

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DACA, Explained

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He also announced a six-month delay in the phasing out of DACA to allow time for Congress to pass a legislative solution. President Obama created the DACA program via executive order in 2012, granting protection from […]

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