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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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Finding Family in Derby

By Alex Bailey When I moved to Lansing, I was half convinced it was the San Francisco of the Midwest. I had never encountered so many queer folks in my entire life. I grew up in a town of 400 people, in rural northern New York. No one was openly gay there. To this day, […]

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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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A Recipe for Healing

By Stephanie Onderchanin Back in the fall, I was lucky to have a conversation with Phiwa Langeni, founder of the Salus Center. It was a winding conversation, as all good ones are, and during it we discussed the “queering” of spaces, particularly in regard to Christian spaces. They made a point that has stuck with […]

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Why the Scarcity of LGBTQIA Protagonists in Literature Matters

By Audrey Spitzfaden Many people read fiction like “Harry Potter” or “The Fault in our Stars” for fun, but fiction may serve a much larger purpose than entertainment. Fiction provides characters with whom readers can identify and furthers their understanding of the people around them — people who may be different and have different experiences […]

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Why I Watch Steven Universe — And You Should, Too

By Julia Kramer “Steven Universe” is a very special show. It is a radiant light in this gloomy world. It regularly makes me laugh out loud, cry, and sing along to its catchy tunes. But here’s why I’m recommending it to you: it highlights queer relationships and subverts gender norms in a way that I […]

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Queering Comics

by Ana Wolken Heathen, Volume 1, is a comic created by Natasha Alterici. It not only queers comics but also, interestingly, it queers Norse mythology.  Our heroine is Aydis, a Viking exiled after she is discovered kissing another woman. Aydis is a warrior. Setting out to challenge the god-king Odin, she teams up with a […]

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Lessons from the Queer Traditions Summit

by Angelica De Jesus and Lydia Weiss For many queer people, perhaps especially for those of us growing up in rural and non-LGBTQ–hub cities like New York City, spaces of traditional practice are often the first spaces we learn to be subversive. Sometimes these are the first spaces we learn that we’re queer. We learn(ed) […]

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