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“Welcoming LGBT Catholics” conference becomes anti-gay rally

Thursday, August 13, 2015
""It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron: "It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender." ...

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Detroit police are reaching out to LGBT community

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Amber Monroe
An "LGBT community chat" followed two recent attacks on transgender women. ...

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Former Ford worker says he was fired for his anti-gay religious beliefs

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A former contractor at Ford Motor Company says he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs when he criticized the automotive company for supporting its LGBT workers. ...

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Archbishop bans speaker from Catholic support group meeting at Detroit parish

Friday, November 21, 2014
Francis DeBernardo
DETROIT -- The Archdiocese of Detroit has banned a Catholic support group from using a Detroit parish for a meeting with a pro-gay rights speaker. The Detroit Free Press reports Archbishop Allen Vigneron prohibited a talk by Francis DeBernardo for ...

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Detroit police arrest man accused of shooting partner, burning down house

Friday, August 29, 2014
Thomas Sheridan, who specializes in psychopathology, attributes around 60 deaths since 2004 to a homophobic serial killer.
DETROIT – Police in Detroit, Mich., have arrested a man who allegedly shot his partner and burned down their house to hide the evidence. The suspect, identified by police as Edwardo Ross, allegedly shot his 42-year-old partner, James Foxhall, in ...

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Detroit police investigating three shootings against LGBT residents

Friday, August 22, 2014
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DETROIT -- Police in Detroit, Mich., are investigating three potentially related violent crimes against LGBT people in the city's sprawling Palmer Park. The attacks have left one victim dead and two others injured after a series of shootings in recent ...

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Teen charged in attack on gay man at Detroit LGBT pride event

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Michigan
DETROIT -- A 16-year-old teen has been charged with assault, two weeks after a young gay man was attacked during a gay pride celebration in Detroit. The boy, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, appeared ...

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Attack on gay man at Detroit’s Motor City Pride event captured on video

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Christin-Howard
DETROIT -- The beating of a gay man was caught on tape at Detroit’s Motor City Pride over the weekend. Christin Howard, 20, told WXYZ-TV that he was taking a picture with a friend at the pride festival when five ...

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Pop-rock trio fun. plans to raise funds for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit

Friday, January 17, 2014
Al Powers, Powers Imagery / Invision (AP)Fun. performs at IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in Sept.  2013.
NEW YORK -- The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band says it plans to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which ...

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Activists say Detroit murder victim was a transgender woman

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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DETROIT -- The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the body of a murder victim that activists in the LGBT community say was a transgender woman. ...

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