Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy - MPIPP

Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy - MPIPP Comprised of MI health care professionals, professors, & others who believe in providing valid psychological research & data to help inform public policy.
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MPIPP consists of social scientists, mental health experts, and medical professionals in Michigan who convey accurate information about LGBT issues to the media, legislators, and other policy makers. Educational activities include topics such as workplace discrimination, hate crimes, experiences of LGBT youth in schools, same-sex couples, healthcare treatment, and le***an/gay parents and their children. The Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy works closely with existing LGBT social service and equality groups in Michigan.

MPIPP is partnering with the Congregational Church of Birmingham on April 28  to offer our widely acclaimed program on h...
04/20/2015
Know Us Project Training (KUP)

MPIPP is partnering with the Congregational Church of Birmingham on April 28 to offer our widely acclaimed program on how to help share the impact of stigma and discrimination faced by LGBT people and their allies. You can learn how to make a difference by sharing your story. Social science research tells us -- and history is starting to show us -- that these personal stories move minds and hearts. Please join us by registering here:
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Know Us Project Training (KUP)
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Know Us Project Training (KUP) Date April 26, 2015 (Sunday) Time 1 PM – 4 PM Location Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills Michigan 48304 (Located at the SW corner of Woodward & Cranbrook - e…

09/16/2014
Registration for LBGT Speakers Bureau/Outreach Training

Research tells us that LGBT people and their allies can make a huge difference in changing public opinion regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification. Plan now to attend a KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) and speakers bureau training on Sunday, September 24, at Michigan State University. To learn more and to register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11pZe6qUvmxIow9Kfl6sSYMMfnT1fJN-KGGXeNUE9w84/viewform

The training for Outreach and Education (including our Speakers Bureau and Guess Who's Gay programs) will take place Sunday, September 21, from 10 am to 4 pm, location TBD. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP using this form. Anyone can be a speaker. Returning speakers who have participated in at le…

Did you know that you have the power to change minds about LGBT issues?  Whether you are LGBT or an ally, learn how to e...
07/07/2014
KUP Training Calendar

Did you know that you have the power to change minds about LGBT issues? Whether you are LGBT or an ally, learn how to effectively tell your story by joining us at the KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) training at Michigan State University in a highly interactive session co-sponsored by the MSU LGBT Resource Center and MPIPP. For registration details, go to: http://www.mpipp.org/know-us-project-kup/kup-training-calendar/

Learn five effective ways to discuss your personal stories of LGBT stigma and discrimination with others or to express your personal experiences or moral values or faith in order to help build support for LGBT equality in Michigan.

We're getting ready for the next KNOW US PROJECT training to be held on July 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Michigan State Universi...
06/25/2014
KUP Training Calendar

We're getting ready for the next KNOW US PROJECT training to be held on July 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Michigan State University in East Lansing. This free training is offered in a supportive and stimulating environment that emphasizes how to change the current environment for LGBT people and their allies one conversation at a time. Registration is easy, just go to: http://www.mpipp.org/know-us-project-kup/kup-training-calendar/ and click on the July 12 training date.

Learn five effective ways to discuss your personal stories of LGBT stigma and discrimination with others or to express your personal experiences or moral values or faith in order to help build support for LGBT equality in Michigan.

Many allies are interested in supporting same-sex marriage.  To learn more about how to have these kinds of meaningful c...
05/06/2014
Movement Advancement Project | An Ally's Guide to Talking About Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Many allies are interested in supporting same-sex marriage. To learn more about how to have these kinds of meaningful conversations, go to our website at http://www.mpipp.org/allies/ for a link for allies or download the latest guide directly from the Movement Advancement Project at: http://www.lgbtmap.org/allys-guide-talking-about-marriage

Newly revised! MAP and Freedom to Marry explore the conversation approaches that are helping build lasting support for marriage.

04/30/2014

Inclusive Justice/Together in Faith is offering a stimulating conference on Saturday, May 10, in Ann Arbor. Topics will include MPIPP's KNOW US PROJECT, Same Gender Loving Relationships in Communities of Color, Building Relationships and Allies in Faith Communities, and Faith Voices in the Work for Justice. To learn more, go to: http://www.inclusivejustice.org/home/register

May 1-3, 2014 ● Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.The American Psychological Association (APA) and the A...
03/18/2014
APA-ABA National Conference

May 1-3, 2014 ● Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) are co-sponsoring a national conference, addressing the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence in and around the home, community and society. The conference will consider approaches for addressing cultural differences that impact both responses to violence and responses to efforts to prevent or ameliorate violence.US Attorney General, Eric Holder, is the keynote speaker. For additional information, go to: http://www.apa.org/about/offices/ogc/apa-aba/conference.aspx

APA and ABA are joining together to co-sponsor this continuing education national conference, May 1-3, 2014, addressing the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence in and around the home, community and society.

The LGBT Movement Advancement Project has announced an updated LGBT Equality Map.  This offers a state-by-state comparis...
03/04/2014
Movement Advancement Project | Equality Maps

The LGBT Movement Advancement Project has announced an updated LGBT Equality Map. This offers a state-by-state comparison of equality issues important to the LGBT population and their allies. Go to: http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps

Equality Maps provide quick and easy summaries of laws that affect LGBT Americans on a state-by-state and issue-by-issue basis. The maps present information on laws in areas from employment discrimination and relationship recognition to hate crimes protections and anti-bullying laws.

02/24/2014

FAMILY PRACTICE GUIDE TO HELP PREVENT SU***DE, HOMELESSNESS, HIV & OTHER SERIOUS OUTCOMES FOR LGBT YOUTH PUBLISHED BY SAMHSA

The Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has announced that in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) it developed, “Helping Families to Support their Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children.” This critical new practitioner’s resource guide was written by Dr. Caitlin Ryan, FAP’s Director and is based on current research and more than a decade of family intervention work conducted by Dr. Ryan and her team.

The guide is designed to help health, mental health and social service practitioners implement best practices in family-focused prevention and care for LGBT youth. This is the first resource guide published by a government agency to provide core principles and research-based approaches to engage and help families to support their LGBT children. To download a PDF copy of this guide, go to: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//PEP14-LGBTKIDS/PEP14-LGBTKIDS.pdf

Affirmations LGBT Center in Ferndale is offering additional CLINICAL ISSUES and GENDER IDENTITY training on March 21-21,...
02/07/2014
Affirmations

Affirmations LGBT Center in Ferndale is offering additional CLINICAL ISSUES and GENDER IDENTITY training on March 21-21, 2014. Continuing education hours are available for several different licensed professions and certificates are also provided. Topics covered will include terminology, legal and health issues, sexuality, clinical issues, and professional and ethical considerations. To register, please go to: www.goaffirmations.org/training

Affirmations offers professional training and development for mental health practitioners on issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation.

02/06/2014

We have been advised that the Transgender Leadership Conference being planned by U of M - Dearborn has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. They hope to reschedule the conference for this fall. Please contact: Susan Crocker, Director of Operations at Transgender Michigan with questions at: [email protected]

Quarterly community training is being offered by the Ruth Ellis Center in metro-Detroit.  If you missed the first one (o...
01/26/2014
VOLUNTEER | Ruth Ellis

Quarterly community training is being offered by the Ruth Ellis Center in metro-Detroit. If you missed the first one (on Saturday) there are still three more to come. This is worth checking out for anyone who works with LGBTQ young people. For more information, see: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/volunteer

The quarterly community training is the Ruth Ellis Center’s Volunteer Orientation. The next training is Saturday January 25th, 2014, to register please return this form.

01/21/2014

The MSU LBGT Resource Center is hosting their Speakers Bureau & Know Us Training on Sunday, 11:30A-4PM in the Wonders Kiva at Michigan State University on January 26th, 2014.

New to our educational programs offerings is the Know Us Project (http://www.mpipp.org/know-us-project-kup/). The Know Us Training will equip participants to be advocates for themselves and the LBGTQA community as a whole, anywhere at any time. The Know Us Training allows people to be a ‘panel on wheels’ with their story!

If you are just interested in the Know Us Training and would not like to serve in the Speakers Bureau, you can just attend the Know Us Project training.

Returning speakers from the Speakers Bureau are required to attend this training day from 11:30A-4PM.

Lunch will be provided.

You can register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R4upgdIJIBnzwnmoLHpXabQliO5iYaf62RnRUjP4t-w/viewform

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Issues in Education (SOGI) Conference at Oakland is now open for regist...
01/21/2014
Registration - Michigan SOGI Education Conference - Oakland University

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Issues in Education (SOGI) Conference at Oakland is now open for registration. The conference will be held on February 7, 2014. Teachers and school counselors and social workers are eligible for continuing education credits. To register or learn more, go to: oakland.edu/sogi/register

Registration for the Michigan SOGI Education Conference.

The LGBT Movement Advancement Project has released a new issues brief, An Impossible Choice:  LGBT Workers and Family Le...
11/24/2013
Movement Advancement Project | An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers & Family Leave Laws

The LGBT Movement Advancement Project has released a new issues brief, An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers and Family Leave Laws. This paper highlights how discriminatory laws and unequal access to family and medical leave laws force le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers to choose between managing medical or family crises and holding onto their jobs and livelihoods. To download the report, go to: www.lgbtmap.org/family-leave

Learn how discriminatory laws and unequal access to family and medical leave laws force LGBT workers to choose between their family and their job security. Co-authored by MAP, HRC and the Center for American Progress, in partnership with A Better Balance, Family Values @ Work, and the National Partn...

LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gen...
11/20/2013
Movement Advancement Project | LGBT Workers of Color Are Among the Most Disadvantaged in the...

LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In particular, LGBT workers of color are hindered by three major barriers: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. As a result, LGBT people of color are some of the most disadvantaged workers in the United States—and face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and poverty.
This new report from the LGBT Movement Advancement Project offers detailed recommendations for action. To download the report, go to: http://lgbtmap.org/broken-bargain-lgbt-workers-of-color-release

Groundbreaking Report from Broad Coalition Explores Barriers to Good Jobs for LGBT Workers of Color Washington, D.C.—According to a new report released today, le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers of color are among the most disadvantaged workers in America. Due to...

Royal Oak voters passed the proposed human rights ordinance yesterday.  For more information, go to: http://www.freep.co...
11/06/2013
Royal Oak voters approve human rights ordinance

Royal Oak voters passed the proposed human rights ordinance yesterday. For more information, go to: http://www.freep.com/article/20131105/NEWS03/311050164/Royal-Oak-voters-approve-human-rights-ordinance

Royal Oak voters approved a human rights ordinance banning discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and other factors, making the Oakland County community the 30th municipality in the state to add such a law to its books.

MPIPP and the Michigan State University LGBT Resource Center have teamed up to offer a training-of-trainers for the KNOW...
10/14/2013
KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) Training the Trainer (MSU)

MPIPP and the Michigan State University LGBT Resource Center have teamed up to offer a training-of-trainers for the KNOW US PROJECT (KUP). By becoming a trained co-facilitator, you can become part of a larger effort to help to reduce the negative impact of discrimination. To register for this training, to be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8:30 p.m., please go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8bwvd0mc84e5d90&oseq=&c=&ch=

Learn how to become an effective co-facilitator for the KNOW US PROJECT (KUP). KUP is a program that teaches LGBT people and their allies how to share their experiences as part of a grassroots effort to transform the social landscape and encourage positive public policies.

Today is National Coming Out day.  MPIPP's communication coordinator, Diana Popp, shared her positive journey of going f...
10/11/2013
What Coming Out as an LGBT Ally Taught Me

Today is National Coming Out day. MPIPP's communication coordinator, Diana Popp, shared her positive journey of going from a "silent ally" to a more visible ally with the American Psychological Association's Psychology Benefits Public Interest Directorate blog. Check it out here: http://psychologybenefits.org/2013/10/11/coming-out-lgbt/. Please share to encourage other allies to become more visible.

APA is featuring the voice of an ally on National Coming Out Day, because allies have a powerful role to play in changing attitudes. People who are prejudiced can have their attitudes changed simp...

10/03/2013

Interested in transgender issues? If so, please join us at an upcoming Transgender Forum at Oakland Community College. Topics include:
What does transgender mean?
Personal experience
Key issues facing trans people today
How to be an ally.

Details:
DATE: Friday, October 11, 2013
TIME: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: OR Campus (Smith Theatre)

For more details, please send an email to: [email protected]

10/01/2013

Are you interested in second parent adoption? This hot topic for the LGBT community will be the topic for an upcoming forum in Jackson on National Adoption Day (November 14). MPIPP is part of the discussion panel and will provide the latest science-based research on this issue. Details for this Jackson Community Forum:

DATE: November 14, 2013
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Carnegie Branch of the Jackson Public Library
244 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5 and register now for the KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) training from 3-6 pm.  Sponsor...
09/22/2013
KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) Training October 5, 2013 in Holland

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5 and register now for the KNOW US PROJECT (KUP) training from 3-6 pm. Sponsored by "Hope is Ready" and MPIPP, the training will be held at Hope Church. KUP is based on proven science-based research on what works to help train LGBT people and their allies to have effective conversations to help build grassroots and public policy support for LGBT equality. Registration is easy, just click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e864b9s501a1ebd7

Learn five effective ways to discuss your personal stories of LGBT stigma and discrimination with others or to express your personal experiences or moral values or faith in order to help build support for LGBT equality in Michigan.

The Movement Advancement PRoject has released a new report:  A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers.  Please "share" i...
09/09/2013
Movement Advancement Project | A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers

The Movement Advancement PRoject has released a new report: A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers. Please "share" if you want to eliminate discrimination for transgender people in the workplace.

If you would like to download a copy, go to: http://www.lgbtmap.org/transgender-workers?utm_source=Broken+Bargain+Trans+Workers+Email&utm_campaign=A+Broken+Bargain+for+Transgender+Workers+Member+Email&utm_medium=email

Learn about the inequities facing transgender workers in the American workforce—from finding and keeping good jobs, to having equal access to job-related benefits, to obtaining adequate health insurance coverage—and how policymakers and employers can help reduce and eliminate those inequities.

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