Michigan LGBT hunger strike

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

Prominent members of Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are joining forces for a 100-day hunger strike to raise awareness and promote equal rights.

Organizers said the strike is aimed at educating their "straight allies about the extreme anti-equality environment" in Michigan.

Starting Monday, leaders from eight LGBT community centers across the state - including Benton Harbor - will take 24-hour food-free shifts at Affirmations in Ferndale, which is Michigan's largest LGBT center.

The campaign will also target specific legislators and anti-equality legislation.

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