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As an elected official, Penelope maintained a "Very Favorable" rating from Lansing Area Human Rights, one of Michigan's oldest LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations.
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  • I’ve long been a supporter of my friends in the LGBTQ+ community, in fact, I served on the East Lansing Human Relations Commission for several years.  This Commission administers East Lansing’s Human Rights Ordinance (the first in the nation adopted by a city over 45 years ago).  I’m proud of the work we did to ensure equitable treatment in housing, opportunity, and civil rights not covered by state or federal law.


  • As your next state representative, I’m committed to:


  • Expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Matt Epling Safe School Law to protect LGBTQ+ individuals.

  • Outlawing discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals regarding adoption.

  • Banning harmful conversion therapy treatments for minors.

  • Protecting out LGBTQ+ kids from bullying and discrimination in school.

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