Browsing the "LGBTQ" Tag

Surrogacy: An Increasingly Popular Debate

February 4th, 2013 | by Carali Van Otteren

If asked to list the prevailing social debates in the United States, most people would start to list things like


Update on Domestic Partner Benefits

April 4th, 2012 | by Mike Guisinger

In February, I wrote about Michigan’s banning of domestic partner benefits for all public employees. This almost exclusively targeted gay public employees


What Michigan Could Learn from Washington and California

February 9th, 2012 | by Mike Guisinger

Michigan does not have a good record when it comes to protecting the rights of same-sex couples and the wider queer community. In fact, Michigan has only become more hostile towards same sex couples over the past few months


MLK’s Views on Homosexuality

January 16th, 2012 | by Naomi Scheinerman

Three years ago today, on MLK Day, I visited a museum display of artifacts and items from King’s life at


Political Exploitation

December 6th, 2011 | by Rachel Blumenstein

As primaries approach to select the Republican candidate that will run against President Obama in 2012, many key players vying


When is it OK to Discriminate?

November 2nd, 2011 | by Rachel Blumenstein

It was recently reported that Georgia’s Shorter University asked their employees to sign a “Personal Lifestyle Statement” rejecting the idea of homosexuality,


Domestic Partnerships and U of M

November 1st, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

(Andries Coetzee, a UM linguistics professor and his partner of seven years, Gary Woodall) Michigan, along with many other debt-ridden


Free to See

October 28th, 2011 | by Melanie Kruvelis

In the words of Dan Savage’s LGBT awareness campaign, it gets better..right? Well, except maybe in Missouri. Early this week, the


Blood Donation

April 13th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

Many blood donation agencies across the world have some sort of exclusionary policy implemented against men who have sex with men. These exclusionary practices are defunct and unjust


Gaga Angers Gays

February 18th, 2011 | by Rachel Kalayjian

Lady Gaga has not shied away from the political scene, but like any other celebrity who attempts to make a


(Re-)Rethinking Dumbledore’s Sexuality

February 14th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

For those of you who haven’t finished the Harry Potter books but plan to, be warned that you’ll find spoilers


International Fake-Marriage Markets

February 11th, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

A recent article in Slate by Nicola Davison describes a unique, emerging phenomenon in the Chinese gay community: fake-marriage markets.


Prime Time Lesbians

February 8th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

Trish Bendix at Alternet.org wrote an


Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Graeme Taylor

November 16th, 2010 | by Julia Rusina

Some readers have probably not heard of Howell, Michigan, but in this city not too far from our beloved Ace Deuce,  high


New Anti-homophobia Campaign Hits New York

October 21st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Though I can try to describe the I Love Boo anti-homophobia campaign, I fear any attempt would plainly pale in



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