LGBT http://wkar.org en World Health Organization concerned about LGBT invisibility http://wkar.org/post/world-health-organization-concerned-about-lgbt-invisibility <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.paho.org/HQ/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=9591:lgbt-health-problems-are-invisible-says-pahowho-&amp;Itemid=1926&amp;lang=en" target="_blank">The World Health Organization </a>and Pan-American Health Organization recently expressed concern about the lack of knowledge of the health problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Many people in these groups are essentially “invisible” to the healthcare community for a variety of reasons including the fear of negative consequences if they are honest with their health providers about their status. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:07:26 +0000 Melissa Benmark 55333 at http://wkar.org World Health Organization concerned about LGBT invisibility Current State #152 | September 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-152-september-5-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: campaign helps Michigan residents understand Affordable Care Act; Detroit princess of 1800's; Michigan LGBT laws; and new exhibits at the Broad Art Museum.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:33:27 +0000 Current State 41844 at http://wkar.org Michigan advocates assess LGBT landscape http://wkar.org/post/michigan-advocates-assess-lgbt-landscape <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Last week, the<a href="http://www.irs.gov/"> Internal Revenue Service</a> announced that for taxation purposes, it would recognize all legally married</span><span class="st"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">couples, </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">gay and straight.</span> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Current State 41833 at http://wkar.org Michigan advocates assess LGBT landscape Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion http://wkar.org/post/lansing-regional-human-rights-ordinances-push-lgbt-inclusion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, officials from East Lansing and Meridian, Delhi and Delta Townships launched the One Capitol Region Coalition. &nbsp;The group seeks to expand local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in the greater Lansing area. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:23:19 +0000 Current State 35741 at http://wkar.org Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion Federal judge postpones ruling on gay marriage in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/federal-judge-postpones-ruling-gay-marriage-michigan <p></p><p>A federal judge in Detroit postponed his ruling on gay marriage in Michigan to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision, which will likely come out in June. &nbsp;Penny Gardner, president of the <a href="http://www.lahronline.org/">Lansing Association for Human Rights</a>, offers her reaction.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:34:49 +0000 Current State 32417 at http://wkar.org Lansing hosts largest LGBT college student conference in nation this weekend http://wkar.org/post/lansing-hosts-largest-lgbt-college-student-conference-nation-weekend <p></p><p></p><p>What’s being billed as the nation’s largest gay college student conference will be held this weekend in Lansing. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.mblgtacc2013.org/">Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference</a> expects 2,000 people to attend at the Lansing Center. It was organized by students from Michigan State University, and is open to all college students. Erica Shekell, director of marketing and public relations for the conference, discusses the weekend's events.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:51:38 +0000 Mark Bashore 30854 at http://wkar.org