March 29, 2009


Tawas Bay has changed so much in the past few years. We have seemingly become an actual city, compared to the small town we were once used to. With becoming a city, one might expect a few things-- one of them is a resource community for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, sometimes called LGBT, GLBT etc.) people in our area.

Religious and conservative homophobia and gender-phobia, together with television portrayals of homosexuals and queer people have been slowing our acceptance and integration into society.

The Tawas area, in particular, seems to have a double jeopardy for such people. The small-town traditional and conservative values are often imposed on minorities whose rights are not being adequately protected by the government.

Join the group and help douse this wildfire of hate, ignorance and fear. No matter if you're straight, gay, bisexual, lesbian, intersexual, transgendered, questioning or otherwise, hate is hate. There is no need for ignorance in this world. If you are a non-hater, human rights supporter, mother, father, sister, brother, friend, foe, employer, coworker, or a human being, join this group to help end it all.

As a note, this group is not just for Tawas Bay. The outreach includes Tawas City, East Tawas, Whittemore, Twining, Oscoda, Harrisville, Au Gres, Standish, Hale, Mio, West Branch, Rose City and anyone who may lie between.

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