Stay issued on gay marriage case, forces local couples to make new plans

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NEWS

One West Michigan gay couple is determined to pursue marriage regardless of the court ordered stay that is in place. Edward McPeak and his fiancé, who has chosen to remain anonymous due to a lack of laws protecting from workplace discrimination,...

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Controversial LGBT feature sparks conversation

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 12-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin College’s Chimes came out and said what they thought needed to be said. In what proved to be a controversial move, Chimes, Calvin College’s student lead newspaper, became a platform for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual)...

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Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality

by (ruthyberends)

Submitted 10-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Speaker and activist Justin Lee balanced wit and sensitivity in his talk “The Ex-Gay Movement” on Tuesday afternoon in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at Calvin College. Lee, founder and executive director of the Gay Christian...

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Celebrate A Gay Afternoon in Cherry Street Park

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will be hosting A Gay Afternoon at Cherry Street Park on August 17. Described as “a neighborhood celebration of the spirit of inclusion and diversity that makes our community great,” the street party...

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Grand Rapids filmmaker returns home for Pride weekend

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians welcomed writer, director and producer Wendy Jo Carlton back home for the first Parade of Pride. She is known for her award-winning feature films "Hannah Free" and "Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together," among other...

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Pride Festival to celebrate support for LGBT community

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

Pride Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the addition of the Grand Rapids Parade of Pride. Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Calder Plaza. The festival celebrates steps being made forward in the gay community,...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Gathering of Hope

by (transgendercollab)

Submitted 11-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday November 20, 2011, The Transgender Education Collaboration, in partnership with Plymouth United Church of Christ, held its first annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service. Over 100 individuals from throughout West Michigan participated...

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Transgender Education Collaboration- What's Next?

by (transgendercollab)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Transgender Education Collaboration is excited with the results of the Transgender Visibility Campaign that took place in West Michigan during March and early April of 2012. The Campaign consisted of 18 events with 15 different organizations,...

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Until Love is Equal supporters to create human art: "To Holland, with love"

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2011, five members of council in Holland, MI voted against extending basic anti-discrimination protections, to its residents and workers that happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.) On May 4, 2012, we come together in...

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Transgender Visibility Campaign taking place in West Michigan

by (transgendercollab)

Submitted 03-20-2012 under NONPROFITS

As the world prepares to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, 2012, the Transgender Education Collaboration is proud to be in the midst of the Transgender Visibility Campaign. The ‘Campaign’ began on March 1st and runs...

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