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LGBTQ

  • Voters in Jamestown Charter Township voted to defund their local library. This, after the library faced backlash from the group, Jamestown Conservatives, for offering LGBTQ+ content. But advocates of keeping the library funded are organized too now, and two them join Stateside to talk about their plans.
  • As schools return to near normalcy, we check in on the latest COVID numbers and vaccination rates. Then we hear about a West Michigan library's response to defunding over LGBTQ materials. And then we dig into this year's Detroit Month of Design.
  • Every year, the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival draws in visitors looking for a family-friendly living history experience. This year, the festival held its first-ever LGBTQ+ pride festival and renaissance festival mashup event, "Pride is in the Faire".
  • A discussion about police presence at pride month parades. Then, details about a new theatrical project about unhoused people. Followed by a conversation about the state of money in high profile political primaries. We end the week with a little cocktail mixology.
  • On today's show, we discussed the recent firing of the Grand Rapids Police Officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, as well as the continuing baby formula shortage in Michigan. Then, a paleontologist talked about all things mastodons, and an education reporter gave an update on changing curriculum. Plus, an update on the Woodward Bar and Grill, which recently burned in a fire
  • June is traditionally acknowledged as Pride Month to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising following a police raid on a gay bar New York City’s Greenwich Village.
  • The Queer Comics Peddler is a pop-up bookstore selling LGBTQA+ books, comics, and zines. Starting in July, it recurs monthly at Bridge Community Café on the third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The new CEO of Planned Parenthood of Michigan discussed her hopes for abortion access in the state. Then, a new book features the works of Arab Americans in Detroit. Also, we talked with the co-founder of Detroit’s first and only Bud and Breakfast.
  • Republican candidates for governor met for a debate last night. We talked about the major takeaways. Also, a conversation with Detroit-based artist and muralist Bakpak Durden. Then, we talked with an MSU student about the school's decision to cut its swim team. And finally, a conversation with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about the state's economic future.
  • Canada prepares to implement a freeze on imports and sales of handguns. Also, the Ann Arbor Academy is a school that serves students with neurodivergent learning differences and disabilities who struggle in traditional classrooms. Finally, Detroit author Aaron Foley’s first novel, Boys Come First, tells the story of three gay Black men as they navigate millennial life in Detroit.