Stonewall Democrats at the University of Michigan
“We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.” - Brave New World
Brandon Marting (he/him)
At the start of April, Umich’s Stonewall Democrats, a subcommittee of College Democrats, put on our third annual Come Out Speak Out (COSO).
Evan Hall (he/him)
If you ever venture into the UHS building on campus, you will find yourself on the first floor, or walking upstairs to immunizations or radiology. Yet, if you take the stairs down to the basement, you end up finding the Wolverine Wellness office. That’s exactly what I tried to do.
Daniel Salas-Escabillas (he/they)
COVID-19 pretty much hit the world all at once, and when it did, all in-person meetings pretty much ended. Finding someone to share your life with is already a difficult task when there isn't a pandemic; now, with the coronavirus, it is even harder! The Michigan Gayly is here to help with those troubles. With Valentine’s Day coming near, you need ideas for dating and spending some time with the ones you love!
Dyanna Bateman (she/her) // Graphic Design Editor
After four years of increased anti-LGBTQ+ policies being passed under the Trump administration, 2020 had something positive to offer with the largest number of LGBTQ+ candidates ever to appear on ballots in a single year. Of these 570 candidates, over 160 of them secured their office and many made history while doing it. This list is a compilation of LGBTQ+ office holders that are setting new precedents by being one of the firsts in their districts.
Grey Weinstein (they/he) // Editor-in-Chief
On Thursday, October 1, students at the University of Michigan gathered for OUTx, a presentation of students’ coming out stories sponsored by the Ross School of Business. The event was part of Ross Coming Out Week, which spanned from September 28 to October 2, in anticipation of National Coming Out Day on October 11. The week was jam packed with activities, but the OUTx event stood out as a truly fantastic example of LGBTQ+ community and creativity on campus.
In early January of the new decade, two ambitious students embarked on a journey that would hopefully change this campus forever. We, Tyler Kramer (2022) and Conner Chinavare (2023), decided that they would start the University of Michigan’s first gay fraternity. We both wanted a place in Greek life where we (and others like us) felt welcome and safe, and we believed this to be the best way. Although the group is still in its beginning interest group phase, we hope to achieve the title of Provisional Chapter by April 2020.