Susan J. Demas: Don’t be fooled. Conservatives are still on a mission to destroy LGBTQ+ rights.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage six years ago, many Republicans and conservative outfits have shifted their rhetoric from gleefully declaring LGBTQ+s deserve scorn instead of basic human rights, to couching their bigotry in more genteel terms and desperately rooting out wedge issues. That’s the odd way we seem to mark progress […]
Whitmer signs executive directive to prohibit state and federal funding of conversion therapy
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Monday requiring the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to take action to prohibit the use of state and federal dollars for the practice of conversion therapy on minors. Conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, refers to any intervention that attempts to change an individual’s […]
Susan J. Demas: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice, she was committed to ensuring their rightful place in America until the day she died. We have lost so much as a country during these last four years of Donald Trump’s […]
2 Detroit Catholic LGBTQ groups barred from holding mass
The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit banned two Catholic LGBTQ groups from holding services or recruiting clergy to perform mass. Dignity Detroit and Fortunate Families Detroit were barred because the groups “rejects Church teaching on human sexuality” and “provides a misleading and harmful message,” according to Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Battersby. The Detroit Free Press reports that […]