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Students remember fallen transgender at vigil

As Kay Mick read the names of 58 transgender people killed in hate crimes over the past year, she reflected on the significance of personifying the oppression. Taking part in a candle-lit vigil outside the Bovee University Center on Thursday […]
Multimedia / News / Video
Owosso resident Sarah Winchester holds the microphone while telling her "coming out" story during Coming Out Kaya Tuesday night at Kaya Coffee House, 1029 South University Avenue. "My friend and I had to get a tattoo that signified me coming out," Winchester said. "During my experience there were lots of times I remember just telling myself let it be." (Charlotte Bodak/Assistant Photo Editor)

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Student Life

YouTube sensation Zach Wahls speaks at Safari

Before Jan. 31, 2011, Zach Wahls was your ordinary college student. However, it was on that day when Wahls became known across the country for his compelling speech about being raised by his two mothers. His audience that day: The […]
Mount Pleasant
Education Professor Norma Bailey poses Tuesday afternoon in the Education and Human Services building. Bailey has been one of many fighting for a non-discrimination ordinance to be passed in Mount Pleasant. The ordinance would ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation, as well as policies or actions that have discriminatory effects. “People that are against the ordinance for different reasons, including religious ones, can believe anything they wish,” Bailey said. “But they don’t have the right to discriminate against other people.” (Jeff Smith/Staff Photographer)

Norma Bailey works as professor, community activist

A Central Michigan University education professor has shifted her social activism to a political one by fighting for a non-discrimination ordinance. Professor Norma Bailey and others hope the ordinance will pass after the final presentation to the Mount Pleasant City […]
Mount Pleasant / Top Stories

Mount Pleasant residents push for anti-discrimination ordinance

When Norma Bailey asked for people at Monday’s City Commission meeting to stand if they supported establishing an anti-discrimination law, the majority of the room rose to its feet. During the meeting’s public comment, the Mount Pleasant resident, along with […]
Politics / Top Stories

Bill to end partner benefits could impact 22 CMU employees

A bill that would end benefits for state employee unmarried partners, both gay and straight alike, could affect 22 workers at Central Michigan University. House Bill 4770, sponsored by state Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, passed in the house with a […]
Student Groups

Spectrum promotes Coming Out Week with events targeting LGBT issues

Spectrums’s goal it is to improve conditions for not just those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. President Justin Gawronski, a Macomb sophomore, said Spectrum works to create visibility for the LGBT community on campus and educate students on […]

Census shows more gay couples, but original count was flawed

By Curtis Tate McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday sharply revised downward its estimate of the number of same-sex households across the country, reflecting confusion over how to accurately count gay and lesbian couples that have […]
Residence Life

One gender-neutral room approved for fall, no policy in place

Although Central Michigan University will not offer an official gender-neutral housing policy this academic year, it will continue to be granted on a case-by-case basis. For the fall, Residence Life has approved one gender-neutral room. At the close of last […]

Equality Michigan pushing for hate crime laws to include LGBT community

Anti-gay violence in Michigan has activists striving to make such acts regarded as official hate crimes by law. Nusrat Ventimiglia, Equality Michigan director of victim services, said 132 cases of violence against gay and transgender residents were reported to their […]
Student Government

SGA officially supports gender-neutral housing at CMU

Central Michigan University's Student Government Association now officially supports gender-neutral housing. The SGA passed a resolution with a unanimous vote Monday night in support of the measure. Co-President of Transcend Shawn McKeever said he was surprised at the number of […]

EDITORIAL: EMU’s dismissal of former counseling student does not violate First Amendment

Eastern Michigan University did not violate Julea Ward’s Constitutional rights by dismissing her for refusing to counsel gay and lesbian patients because of her religion. Any other course of action by the university would have elevated Ward’s personal convictions superior […]

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