LGBT

Teacher Says She Lost Job Over Gay Club

A former teacher is suing a central Michigan school district that did not renew her contract following a dispute over a poster raising awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2013

Still A Problem, But Overall Hate Crimes Drop

New numbers from the FBI show a drop in hate crimes across the nation. The FBI reports there were 6,200 incidents in 2011, down from over 6,600 the year before.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

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Survey: Detroit Most Dangerous U.S. City For Gays

A local LGBT rights group is taking issue with a new survey that ranks Detroit as “the most dangerous U.S. city to visit for gay travelers.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

Charles Pugh sits in the window at Affirmations in Ferndale. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Pugh Takes Part In Hunger Strike For Gay Rights

A local politician is giving up food for a day as part of an effort to bring attention to discrimination against gays in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

In the ”Living" window at Affirmations in Ferndale, David Garcia and other participants, both gay and straight, will refrain from consuming anything but water. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Local LGBTs Launch 100-Day Hunger Strike

Members of Michigan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community have launched a hunger strike leading up to the November elections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2012

Prominent Michigan LGBT member will begin a 100-day hunger strike on Monday to protest 'repressive' politics. (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

100-Day Hunger Strike For Michigan LGBT Members

Prominent members of Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are joining forces for a 100-day hunger strike to raise awareness and promote equal rights.

07/27/2012

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Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’

CNN’s Anderson Cooper has come out of the closet.

CBS Detroit–07/02/2012

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Ferndale Hosts ‘First Ever’ LGBT Midwest Job Expo

Businesses and organizations known to be friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are putting out the “help wanted” sign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2012

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White House LGBT Conference Held In Detroit

The summit was held in response to the recent passing of the Equal Access to Housing Rule, which now prohibits HUD participants from discriminating against LGBT applicants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2012

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