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Judge Rules Shooting of Trans Detroit Woman Is ‘Ethnic Intimidation Based on Gender’

Michigan’s hate crime law doesn’t protect gender identity, so Judge Willam McConico had to get creative

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Week in Review, Aug. 3, 2018: Madonna’s Return Announced, Summer Reads, Bathhouse Culture

In the inaugural edition of our new Week in Review feature, we look at Madonna’s upcoming album and the latest embarrassment from the Trump administration

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Watch This Detroit Trans Woman Successfully Fight Off Her Would-Be Murderer

A Detroit transgender woman successfully fought for her life when a bigot made a lewd comment to her and then pulled out a gun after learning she was trans

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Art
From Bowie to Tom of Finland, Add These 5 Queer Art Exhibits to Your Itinerary Immediately

These exhibits currently on display around the world celebrate our community’s creativity helping push society and culture forward

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Celebrities
Senate-Hopeful Kid Rock: ‘Why, These Days, Is Everything So Gay?’

The 46-year-old rocker is toying with a run for U.S. Senate, but his recent ‘campaign speech’ contained gay and transphobic comments

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Travel
Your 48-Hour Detroit Itinerary: Good Eats, Great Bars & Fine Art

Ditch your preconceived notions of the Midwestern Motor City and take in the unpretentious vibe, delicious food and a first-rate art scene

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News
Detroit Man Tried to Kill Trans Woman After Sleeping with Her

A Detroit man is being charged for attempted murder and weapons violations after shooting a transgender woman he’d previously paid for sex.

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Film
I Just Watched RoboCop For The First Time And I Think It May Be The Best Movie Ever Made

RoboCop is campy yet accessible, and I’m in awe of Paul Verhoeven for pulling off such a remarkable achievement.

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BP Employee Refuses To Call 911 After Gay Man Attacked At Gas Station

Justin Alesna, 23, was called gay slurs and beaten by an angry customer while standing in line to purchase cigarettes at a Detroit BP gas station. The attacker called Alesna a “fucking faggot” and a “fucking homo” for standing too close in line, before flashing a gun, and punching Alesna[…]

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