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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Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

For our last set of citizen questions answered by the mayoral candidates, we’re addressing questions of social ills and issues: housing and gentrification, race, police relations and welcoming LGBTQ residents. All questions were collected at...

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The Things People Say

by (queercook)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

"The Things People Say" is a comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people. Out of the countless interactions I have had, I picked only a handful to demonstrate some of the ignorant questions and statements...

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Coming Out and Staying In: My Journey as a Bisexual

by (tigerssniffingcatnip)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

June is pride month, a seemingly happy time where queer people celebrate their identities and lives. Ideally, it is a time to remember our history and create our future. Unfortunately, my experiences with pride-related events in West Michigan has...

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Missing Pride

by (Hollowed)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under OPINION

On the morning of June 26th, 2015, the Supreme Court made marriage equality a reality throughout the country, in a 5-4 vote.  This is certainly a major turning point in history, one I’ll surely be telling younger generations about as I...

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Pride, GR: A Queer-ies

by (Briana)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Between homophobic signs on U.S. 131, Latina trans women being silenced by the president while protesting discriminatory detention practices for undocumented immigrants, and gay marriage recently being made legal in the US, there's a lot to be...

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Transgender: Defined and Updated

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Join Reverend Dr. Julie Nemecek as she discusses what transgender is, the scientific research on the causes of transgender, the medical consensus on treatment for transgender people, and recent legal efforts on transgender civil rights, including...

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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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