Krisen Lison

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January 23, 1993 – June 28, 2013

A native of the state of Wyoming, Krisen Grace Lison of Charlotte graduated from Manchester High School in Manchester in 2011.  She went on to attend Michigan State University, where she was involved with the campus LGBT community.  Lison was studying writing and authored three books of poetry and short stories.  Her fiancé Dalton Strong was among her survivors.

Lansing State Journal, June 30, 2013

James P. Wiles

June 21, 1908 – March 13, 1960

Detroit resident James P. Wiles, a heterosexually married personnel manager for IBM who was arrested in a crackdown on homosexual activity on campus at the University of Michigan in late 1959 and early 1960, took his own life days before he was to be sentenced.

Mattachine Review, May 1960