MSU Gets Anonymous $1 Million Gift for Gay Center

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

An anonymous gift of $1 million will expand programs at Michigan State University's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center.

The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that the money comes from the estates of a Michigan State alumnus and his partner.

The university says that the gift will establish the Support, Outreach, Action and Respect Fund.

Michigan State says that the center "leads and collaborates on university-wide initiatives that prepare all students to succeed through educational programs on sexuality and gender identity."

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  • Photos by BIRON, 2014-07-25 15:29:00

    When we established an independent Gay Community Services Center (GCS) at University of Michigan in the mid 1970s, we were forced to close down after about 18 months because we could not get the $300 a month support from the community to pay the rent and stay open. Allen Ginsberg did a benefit, but that covered one month’s rent. So now 40 years later, nice to see the money is finally there in Michigan. -Lionel Biron, Photos by BIRON

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