LGBTQ+ Rights

Michigan Civil Rights Dept. to start hate, bias database

Spurred, in part, by the October 2018 killing of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the state Department of Civil...

Women hold 7 of 9 statewide elected executive posts in Michigan

It may look like the "Brady Bunch" from the photos above, but that's actually a look at Michigan's current roster of statewide elected executives. Not...

Nessel gets the Jerusalem Post treatment

Welcome to the Advance's semi-regular roundup of how Michigan is covered in the national — and sometimes international — news. In the last week, Attorney...

AG to open hate crime unit amid surge in Michigan extremist...

Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday she will form a hate crime unit within her office after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released...

Gilchrist headlining NAACP dinner that LGBTQ activists will boycott

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set to headline the Flint NAACP Freedom Fund dinner next month, but LGBTQ activists have called for a boycott of...

House Republicans offer ‘guiding principles’ for term

Republican members of the Michigan House on Tuesday unveiled their action plan for the 2019-20 legislative term, hitting on issues they’ve stressed before. During the...

West Michigan biz leaders cheer Whitmer’s LGBTQ rights push

Several members of West Michigan’s famously conservative business community are on board with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call in her State of the State address...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

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