Michigan 100-day hunger strike reaches third week

Hunger strikes in Michigan reach week threeBY TheSeattleLesbian.com

On July 30 every gay community center in Michigan began a 100-day hunger strike, protesting Michigan’s extreme anti-equality legislation. Now approaching its third week, the strike continues to gain momentum and show strong community support. The first week of strikers consisted of leadership from the eight, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community centers across Michigan. Each took 24-hour shifts striking, while living on display in the windows of Affirmations, in the heart of downtown Ferndale.

Since the campaign launched, it has gotten the attention of media world-wide. Sources in Alaska, Washington, California, England, and Thailand, are just a few that have reported on Michigan’s anti-equality status. Several supporters have even committed to conducting their own 24-hour hunger strike, to show their support.

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