"KALAMAZOO, MI - Eric Fanning, the newly confirmed Army secretary and the first openly gay leader of a military branch, has Michigan ties. Fanning, 47, was born in Kalamazoo. He attended the prestigious Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills but graduated from Centreville High School in Ohio." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education holds its final public session Tuesday on controversial guidelines to help schools come up with plans to deal with gay and transgender students. 


(MPRN-Lansing) There was a spirited debate between lawmakers on a state House budget panel over a Republican effort to punish the state Board of Education.

Kalamazoo College

The Amazon program Transparent has received much attention for its portrayal of a man transitioning to a woman. But University of Michigan Professor Jonathan Freedman says it also tells a story of Jewish identity.   


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That post on Facebook about Michigan outlawing sodomy needs some fact-checking. Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says that law’s already on the books and isn’t going anywhere soon.