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CBS Detroit: ” Indiana Man Sentenced For Homicide, Robbery After Targeting LGBTQ Community In Metro Detroit” – August 2022
Fox 2 Detroit: “Fair Michigan Justice Project partners with prosecutors, police to solve crimes against LGBTQ+ people” – August 2022
Fox 2 Detroit: “Man sentenced to 45-60 years for murder of stylist Bashar Kallabat at Detroit motel” – July 2022
PrideSource: “Local Legal Name Change Clinics Help Trans Persons Become Their Authentic Selves” – June 2022
Fox 59: “Indy man pleads guilty to murdering Detroit man; used dating app to target LGBTQ victims” – June 2022
WDET: “Matching IDs for Transgender People Is Life-Saving for the Community, Local Activist Says” – January 2022
Detroit Metro Times: “Ann Arbor man charged for attacking transgender woman during Pride Month” – June 2021
PrideSource: “Howell Loses, Fair Michigan Wins After City Ousts Drag Queen Bingo Show from Melon Fest” – August 2021
Fox 2 Detroit: “Oakland County partners with group that helps solve hate crimes against LGBTQ people” – April 2021
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “Washtenaw County Prosecutor issues directive on gender identity, adopts Fair Michigan policy” – April 2021
MLive: “Washtenaw County prosecutor partners with LGBTQ justice project” – March 2021
Detroit Free Press: “Indiana man accused of using dating apps to target LGBTQ men in Michigan” – March 2021
PrideSource: “Fair Michigan Launches LGBTQ Voter Participation Initiative” – October 2020
WWJ News: “Detroit Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole For LGBTQ Triple Slaying” – July 2020
Oakland Press: “Detroit man arraigned in beating death of prominent Birmingham hairdresser ” – February 2020
PrideSource: “Fair Michigan Hosts Transgender Name Change Clinics” – January 2020
Fox 2 Detroit: “Name changes, fingerprints, filing fees – for the transgender community, transitioning can be tedious” – November 2019
Out Magazine: “This Man Will Face Trial in Killing of Three LGBTQ+ People” – November 2019
Fox 2 Detroit: “Transgender advocate leads trauma and recovery program” – October 2019
WILX 10: “Ingham County Prosecutor adopts policy on gender identity” – September 2019
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “2 Detroit men charged in murder of gay man” – July 2019
CNN: “Two men in Detroit were shot for being gay, prosecutors say” – July 2019
WDET: “Detroit Leaders Advocate to Stop Violence Against Transgender Women of Color” – June 2019
USA Today: “Detroit man charged in triple homicide targeting LGBTQ community: 2 gay men, 1 transgender woman murdered” – June 2019
ABC News: “Not enough ‘outrage’ in wake of rampant anti-transgender murders: Activists” – May 2019
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “The Justice Project – Uncover Season 3: The Village” – May 2019
MLive: “Judge orders Detroit area pastor to be tried for murder in transgender woman’s death” – April 2019
PrideSource: “Fair Michigan Justice Project to Partner with Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office” – March 2019
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “Man sentenced for brutal beating, strangling, burning of gay Detroit man in 2013” – March 2019
Detroit News: “Detroit man sentenced in murder of transgender woman” – January 2019
Fox 2 Detroit: “Transgender advocate leads trauma and recovery program” – January 2019
Fox 2 Detroit: “Prosecutor: Pastor waited hour to call 911 after shooting transgender woman” – January 2019
Detroit News: “Man sentenced to life for murder of gay man in Detroit” – December 2018
WXYZ Detroit ABC: “New details emerge in case of pastor charged with murdering transgender woman” – December 2018
Detroit News: “Sterling Heights man, 46, charged in slaying of transgender woman in Detroit” – December 2018
Detroit News: “2 men charged in armed robbery, wounding of trans woman” – November 2017
Fox 2 Detroit: “Transgender activists sound off on Trump’s military ban” – July 2017
Michigan Radio: “Wayne County may have national model for prosecuting crimes against LGBTQ community” – July 2017
The Detroit News: “Wayne Co. expands effort to protect LGBTQ community” – June 2017
The Detroit News: “Port Huron man gets 15-30 years for 2010 Detroit rape” – June 2017
The Times Herald: “Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit” – June 2017
Interlochen Public Radio: “In Trump era, Michigan advocates say protecting LGBT rights has to be a state issue” – May 2017
Detroit News: “Man pleads guilty in shooting of transgender prostitute” – May 2017
Detroit News: “LGBTQ crime victims get help to tell their stories” – April 2017
PrideSource: “Transgender Women of Color Need Access to Public Resources, Better Allies” – March 2017
Detroit News: “Old rape kits lead to charges for Port Huron man” – January 2017
MLive: “Detroit man accused of shooting transgender woman in the face” – January 2017
Detroit Jewish News: “Dana Nessel won’t quit fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community” – January 2017
PrideSource: “Fair Michigan Justice Project Ends 2016 with Five Convictions” – December 2016
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “Detroit woman charged with abusing daughter for lesbian love letter” – November 2016
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “Detroit man pleads guilty to threatening gay man with gun” – November 2016
PrideSource: “First Transgender Interaction Policy Created in Michigan” – November 2016
WXYZ Detroit ABC: “Online scam targeting LGBT community rises to level of hate crime” – November 2016
Fox 2 Detroit News: “Group that handles Detroit crimes against LGBT communities needs support” – August 2016
Detroit News: “Detroit chat raises LGBT concerns, questions, resources” – August 2016
WDIV ClickOnDetroit: “New team will investigate hate crimes against LGBTQ community” – July 2016
Fox 2 Detroit News: “Investigator, prosecutor to help Michigan law enforcement for hate crimes against LGBTQ community” – July 2016

Detroit Free Press: “Special unit to investigate crimes against LGBTQ people” – July 2016

Detroit News: “Group to handle Detroit crimes against LGBTQ community” – July 2016

WXYZ Detroit ABC: “New effort to bring justice to crimes against LGBTQ community” – July 2016

WWJ CBS: “New Emphasis Within DPD To Investigate, Prosecute Crimes Against LGBT Community” – July 2016

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