Together in Faith and Love
Advocating Justice for all in Michigan
Join the Coalition of Michigan Faith Leaders Speaking out Against Discrimination
As faith leaders, we believe we must do everything in our power to make sure that Michigan is a safe place to live, work, and raise a family for all people, including members of the LGBTQ community. That’s why we are calling on our elected leaders to pass comprehensive nondiscrimination protections, updating our state’s existing laws to protect LGBTQ Michiganders from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.
The brave voices of progressive Catholics will be highlighted and affirmed during this virtual gathering space. DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry and Families with Dignity will share compelling stories of bravery in the face of harm and discrimination as they emphasize the importance of advocating for the LGBTQ community. Those open to learning more about the topic from a Catholic perspective are invited to participate in this space for healing, strengthening, and strategizing of Catholic voices on the topic of LGBTQ welcome and inclusion.
Click the link to the right to hear the webinar.
“Liberating Religious Liberty” is a training program with the goal of educating advocates and faith organizers within Catholic communities on the topic of harmful Religious Liberty legislation and the upcoming Supreme Court case “Fulton v. Philadelphia.” Those who attended the "Bringing Spirituality Out of the Closet" webinar were encouraged to participate in this training to help them to have effective conversations to legislators, turn their stories into an Op Ed or Letter to the Editor, or simply how to become a better advocate for the LGBTQ community. Father Bryan Massingale and Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow facilitated the training on October 27, 2020 from 12pm – 2pm ET.
Click the link to the left to hear the webinar.
FAIR AND EQUAL MICHIGAN
Citizen initiative would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people
Business, political and philanthropic leaders join LGBTQ advocacy groups to proclaim: Every Michigander should have an equal chance to succeed
This summer, Stabenow met on Zoom with the heads of four LGBTQ+ centers in Michigan and Reverand Dr. Roland Stringfellow to discuss passage of the Equality Act. While a law like the Equality Act is DOA with Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump in power, it could become reality if Democrats win back the Senate and White House.
"You can count on me to keep pushing until we get this done," says the senator.
Watch Stabenow's encouraging words in the video, produced by the group Freedom for all Americans, below.