Cancer Action Council Partnership

The new Cancer Action Council, based out of LGBT Detroit, addresses the needs and issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.  The LGBT Cancer Action Council will meet once a month and will:  Learn more about the ways in which cancer affects LGBT communities in Metro Detroit. Improve access … Continue reading Cancer Action Council Partnership

Stopping Discrimination in Health Care

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published its final regulations in the Federal Register on May 18, 2016, that implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These regulations generally prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Read more … Continue reading Stopping Discrimination in Health Care

Ruling Allows Discrimination Against Trans People

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox ruled today that R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home's Owner Thomas Rost did not discriminate against Aimee Stephens, formerly Anthony Stephens, when he fired her.  In his ruling, Cox wrote that requiring the funeral home to do something it was religiously opposed to because of discrimination laws "would impose a substantial … Continue reading Ruling Allows Discrimination Against Trans People