Triangle Foundation
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Michigan’s statewide civil rights, advocacy, and anti-violence organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied persons. Triangle Foundation is Michigan’s leading organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and allied communities. We have become the dominant force for advocacy and change regarding GLBT issues in Michigan public policy, religion, business, education, and bias-crime victim assistance. One of Triangle Foundation’s early notable victories came in a 1991 dispute with the United States Civil Rights Commission. At issue was an attempt by the Commission to suppress a report of its own Michigan Committee that identified gays and lesbians as primary targets of hate violence. The disputed section was eventually brought to public light by Triangle Foundation activism. In 1992, Triangle published the first-ever-comprehensive report of anti-gay and lesbian violence for Michigan. The following year, Triangle became a regular reporting agency in the national report of anti-gay violence and continues as a leader in annual reporting of the nationwide plague of anti-GLBT hate crimes and violence. In 1994, Triangle led the first delegation of GLBT leaders to meet with a sitting Detroit Mayor, a meeting that was followed by a similar gathering with the Detroit Police Chief. These meetings provided a forum and foundation for regular meetings with Detroit leaders to discuss issues and seek solutions for problems facing GLBT Detroiters. In 1995, Triangle Foundation was a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence programs (NCAVP), a national network of more than two dozen GLBT anti-violence projects. In 1997, after years of being ignored, GLBT conce s and inequity became clear issues in the Michigan legislature because of Triangle’s activism. Building on relationships developed by aggressive legislative education efforts, an amendment was offered to correct a significant flaw in Michigan’s “hate crime” law which had failed to include “sexual orientation” as a recognized bias motivation. In 1999, in addition to the hate crime legislation, an additional amendment was offered which would extend full statewide civil rights protection against sexual orientation discrimination. Today, Triangle Foundation is widely and regularly quoted by national and local media ---gay and mainstream, alike--- and is used as a source by jou alists and researchers all over the world. To Report Hate Crimes Call: 313-537-3323

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(313) 537-3323
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19641 West 7 Mile Road
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