• Doug Tjapkes


As we begin Pride month, HFP asks that you remember the challenges the LGBTQ community faces in prison. Our friend Ms. W's story is particularly challenging, but she's been open to sharing: "I thank HFP so much for any assistance with getting my story in front of elected officials who have expressed an interest in matters related to the LGBT community. People in the public like elected officials and tax payers in general should be fully informed about the injustices that occur within the prisons in our state. I thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter."

Ms. W's story was recently highlighted by two stories in the Detroit Free Press (subscription may be required):

Please be sure your elected official knows you are concerned about these matters!

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