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Stateside: Election law bills; Lansing’s gay bar history; Greenwood District Studios

Jun 24, 2021

Republicans in the Legislature advanced bills to change election law in Michigan.

Today on Stateside, Republicans in the Legislature advance bills to change election law in Michigan, one day after saying there was no fraud in the 2020 election. Then, how gay nightclubs and bars in Michigan gave rise to a vibrant drag culture. And, a movie studio in Lansing aims to open with high hopes of bringing the film industry, and talent, back to Michigan.  

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Here’s what’s in the GOP-sponsored election bills 

  •  Zach Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher at Gongwer News Service.

How gay nightclubs and bars in Michigan gave rise to a vibrant drag culture

  •  Jillian Reese is a curator with the Michigan History Center.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage on Stateside comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Pride art creates LGBTQ+ visibility in rural northern Michigan 

  •   Kendra Carr is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

Lansing studio pays homage to Black history while creating space for Michigan filmmakers