The designation would have coincided with an LGBTQ prom for youth happening this weekend.
Currently, there's no state law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. Grassroots efforts aim to change that.
Fair and Equal Michigan hopes to expand the state's anti-discrimination protections in housing, employment, and public accommodation for LGBTQ residents.
"True diversity includes representation of the LGBTQ community," Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Ca.) said on the House floor.
A new report sheds light on the health disparities this uniquely marginalized group face.