7/14/2021 0 Comments
Evan Hall (he/they)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued “Revised Recommendations for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Products” for immediate implementation in April 2020 at the beginning of the US COVID-19 epidemic. The title is fancy and technical, but the implications of these recommendations goes far beyond the donation of blood.
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)
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)
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.
Evan Hall (he/him)
A gay pride flag hanging in the mosiac landscape of family photos in the office cubical. A transgender pin on the name tag of a Starbucks worker. They/them pronouns printed below the name on a name tag at a national conference. Simple and subtle, but a secret no longer. On June 15, a landmark 6-3 ruling in the Supreme Court changed the landscape for LGBTQ+ workers around the country. The majority opinion states, “An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.”
Grey Weinstein (they/he)
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s life upside down, but it is hitting previously-marginalized communities especially hard. Across the United States, coronavirus is making our country’s shortcomings more visible. Gaps in healthcare infrastructure, which have long existed, have been brought to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, as more and more people die from the unavailability of COVID-19 treatment.
5/23/2020 1 Comment
Willa Hart (she/her)
As one of the presidents of Blood Battle, each October I dread the date our first mass email goes out to the UMich student body. Blood Battle is a yearly competition between UMich and OSU which challenges each school to collect more blood donations in November, and our mass emails are crucial to get the word out about the competition. We often see a surge in donor sign-ups shortly after the emails go live. Unfortunately, we also see a surge of angry messages in our inbox from LGBTQIA+ students who are upset that the University of Michigan supports blood donation.