PRIDE

The beginning of difference - God's idea

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

written by Doug Kindschi, Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, GVSU “Difference can be a source of vast enrichment and growth — or a reason for hate, exclusion, discrimination, and violence. … The stakes of difference are high...

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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 celebrates LGBTQ month with series of events, festival

by (Grand Rapids Pr...)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Happy LGBTQ Pride Month! Grand Rapids Pride Center is hosting pride celebration events all month long leading up to Grand Rapids Pride Festival, June 17, 2017 at Calder Plaza. This year GR Pride Fest is proud to welcome headliner, Billy Gilman,...

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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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Being Affirmed in the LGBT Community

by (stringet)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Affirmation is looking someone in the eye and telling them that there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. Affirmation is telling someone that their life and lived experience is valid. The truth is that too many people who need this affirmation...

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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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Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Grand Rapidian's Kickstarter project has reach beyond the city limits

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under NEWS

All summer, Fred Quillin has been working on a campaign. He shut off his social life to focus completely on bringing the Grand Rapids Shirt Company (GRSC) a couple of steps closer to reality, made bearable by the conviction that he would soon return...

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