The Rapidian

LGBTQ

University Wits presents: 'Jeffrey'

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 06-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Set to open at Dog Story Theater on the first evening of Pride Month this year, is the University Wits’ production of "Jeffrey" by Paul Rudnick. In the play, originally published in the early 90’s, Rudnick delivers to his...

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhea Butcher grew up a fellow midwesterner in Akron, Ohio. They are a standup comic, writer and actor, who now resides in Los Angeles. They have appeared on CONAN, released their own solo album, Butcher, and created the show Take My Wife alongside...

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Trolling under rainbow bridge

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 07-31-2017 under OPINION

After writing the article Navigating Through Pride and Prejudice about what it’s like to be black and gay during Pride, I needed to regroup. I had this pit in my stomach and started circling the black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue...

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Navigating through pride and prejudice

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

  Some of my gay friends and I see Pride month differently. Very differently. According to them, I get two months: February, for Black History month, and June, for Pride. I should feel honored, right? I have inherited the powerful but not as...

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Grand Rapids Pride Center supports a vibrant and inclusive community for LGBTQ individuals

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Larry DeShane Jr. from the Grand Rapids Pride Center discusses the many programs, support services, and community awareness initiatives the center is involved with.  The Pride...

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Safe and Supported program offers free therapy for LGBTQ youth

by (matt0berski)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Pride Center, in their partnership with Arbor Circle, is now offering free therapy and counseling services for LGBTQ youth.  While the Pride Center has offered support services for several years, the Safe and Supported program...

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Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

by (ArborCircle)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don’t have a place to sleep. Annually, this number exceeds 2,000 runaway and homeless youth in West Michigan. In an effort to shed light on this issue, Arbor Circle is hosting Green Light Project:...

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Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards first scholarship

by (Grand Rapids Tr...)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

On behalf of its Board of Directors, the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is pleased to award its first $2,500 scholarship to local college student Aaminah Shakur.  The GRTF scholarship program invests in transgender individuals in Grand...

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Thursday, March 31, 2016 was Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to bring recognition and honor to the accomplishments of trans folks around the world, while spreading knowledge and awareness of the trans community. It was on this day the...

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Why we need a Feminist Film Festival

by (lydiavanhoven)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under OPINION

In the top 100 highest grossing films of 2014, women represented a total of 30% of all speaking characters, often as a wife or mother. When we break down the numbers by race and gender, the statistics are even more bleak. Out of that small 30%, only...

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