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Democrats Call For LGBTQ Protections

May 30, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are once again calling for more legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. 

Kalamazoo's Dyrk Hamilton shares his experience being discriminated against as a transgender man at OutFront Kalamazoo, formerly known as the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

LGBT rights organizations are calling for state lawmakers to include protections for transgender people in civil rights laws. 

Bullies approach Nancy while she waits for her friend at high school
Laura Kay Henderson

Starting this weekend Queer Theatre Kalamazoo and FaceOff Theatre will present a brand new play called SAFE. It’s about a woman named Nancy who misses her chance to help a friend being bullied in high school. Later in life, she finds out that her son is now a bully. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt voluntary guidelines to help schools with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to make attacks on LGBT people a hate crime in Michigan was rolled out Wednesday with the support of at least two Republican state lawmakers. 

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