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The Benefits of Cooperative Living

by Matthew Schraft, Phoenix Hundreds of students and young professionals throughout the greater Lansing area are proud to call the MSU Student Housing Cooperative (SHC) home. Though affordable housing is often the biggest hook in attracting new members, many of us fall in love with the SHC’s uniquely diverse and inclusive community. Our recent election […]

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“Paid research opportunities; why are we the “researched” and not the “researchers?”

“Paid research opportunities; why are we the “researched” and not the “researchers?”: How research and community can work hand-in-hand to create equitable and expansive opportunities for queer and transgender people By Kieran Todd The involvement of transgender and queer populations in research often poses us as the participants, and rarely as the researchers themselves. Study […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lansing to Install Rainbow Flag Crosswalks

Contact:LAHR Email:communications@lahronline.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lansing to Install Rainbow Flag Crosswalks Permanent installations being planned [LANSING, MI, June 20, 2018] On Saturday, June 16, the City of Lansing unveiled a temporary Pride flag crosswalk at the starting point of the Pride march, and offered a gesture of the new administration’s commitment to LGBTQIA inclusion with […]

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Won the Battle but We Will Win the War

By Reg Calcagno On Monday, June 4 at 10 a.m., I found myself in a familiar situation, hitting refresh on the SCOTUS blog, awaiting news from the Supreme Court on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Two boxes on the steps meant that there was a good chance it was coming out. Then, the verdict flashed on […]

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Let’s Commit This Pride to Stop Hate

Emily Dievendorf In December 2016, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission said in its monthly meeting that there were 65 hate incidents reported in just the month prior to their convening compared to the 5 to 10 reports received on average by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights yearly. In 2017, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence […]

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We Can Do Better – Thoughts on The Upcoming Pride Month

By Savannah Smith With each passing Pride month, it becomes more clear to me the hard work that our community needs to do to. This year’s Pride seems even more precious because of how boldly our president and his administration is trying to erase us. So it is more important than ever to announce our […]

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Harvey Milk’s Hope in Donald Trump’s America

By Gregory Varnum “You have got to give them hope.” Harvey Milk delivered that now famous line during his successful 1977 campaign for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Harvey would have turned 88 on May 22nd of this year, had he not been assassinated 40 years ago this November – just over a year […]

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An Alternative Ethic: Belonging

An Alternative Ethic: Belonging By Rachel Davis DISCLAIMER: For the duration of this article, I ask you to have an open, dreaming mind, to find ideals within our community power and within ourselves, and without capitalism. I will only focus on what I deem as pertinent to feeling a sense or lack of belonging. I […]

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Pop-Culture Corner: Call Me By Your Name

Pop-Culture Corner: Call Me By Your Name By Ben Schroff Call Me By Your Name is a new type of queer film. Most of us are used to a light hearted comedy or a heart-wrenching drama. These kinds of films have come to be the classic categories for queer film. However, recent Oscar movies like […]

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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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