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Fight The Right's Anti-gay Initiative

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WJ.MÜ#.V-J.M J.NTW M The Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity, a statewide coalition o( groups, is organizing to prevent the passage of an amendment which would in effect legalize discrimination based on sexual oríentation. The Michigan Family Values Committee - the group promoting the amendment - would like to see Michigan's constitution amended in the same way that Colorados has been. The MFVC's ballot petition reads: 'Neither the State ol Michigan, through any of its branches or departments, nor any of its agencies, political subdivisions, municipalities or school districts, shall enact, adopt or enforce any statute, regulation, ordinance or policy whereby homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships shall constitute or othe rwise be the basis of or entitle any person or class of persons to a claim of discrimination." The next meeting of the Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity will be held Sunday July 1 8 at 1 pm in Room D of the Michigan League. P lease join us! If this idea concerns you, get involved! Please visit the LesbianGay Male Programs Office & Gay Liberation Front Art Fair booth! We will be with the other nonprofit organizations on Liberty, west ol División, every day of the Art Fair (Wed. July 21 through Sat. July 24). Remember thal August brings the annual Michigan Womyn's Music Festival (Aug. 10-15); this year is the testival's 1 8th year! Plan to go "up and over " to Hart (northwest ot Grand Rapids) lor a day ortor the entire Festival. Intormation Is avallable at (616) 757-4766. LGMPO has copies ot the Festival brochure - come during regular working hours to the reception area of LGMPO, next to Room 31 16 in the Michigan Union. If you're looking tor housing tor the f all, come to the LGMPO office area to check out the "housing bulletin board ' You are welcome to post your own ad. While visiting LGMPO, be sure to look tor postings of curre nt events that did not make the AGENDA calendar. Gay Liberation Front's Purpose is to provide Information, counseling, and related social services for people concerned about sexual orientation. We maintain a hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling and referral. We help provide (actual information to offset prejudice and misinformation about Lesbians, Gay men, and Bisexual people. We work to obtain human and civil rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. We help organize groups for Lesbians, Gay men, and Bisexual people and are a link to other community groups. Community Services include: a Hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Education: workshops and conferences on concerns of Lesbians, Gay men, and Bisexual people with an emphasis on howpeople in the "helping protessions" and "teaching protessions" can workpositively with clients, patients, & students who are Lesbians, Gay men, and Bisexual people. Speakers Bureau: phone lor information. Human & Civil Rights: information and referral to help people who are being discriminated against because of their actual or presumed sexual orientation or because of their presumed "cross-gender" characteristics; lobbying for human and civil rights Community Organization and Liaison: information and assistance in organizing groups, setting goals, addressing conflict, linking with other groups and resources. Gay Liberation Front Meetings vary according to purpose; we do most of our work in subcommittees (counseling, groupwork, education, civil rights). Cali for time and place. Gay Liberation Front includes U-M students, staff, faculty and people from the larger communities. We have a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We're a registered non-profit organization. Gay Liberation Front, co 4117 Michigan Union, 530 S. State, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1349; 763-4186.


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