October 4, 1954 – November 26, 1995
Terri Jewell was a noted lesbian feminist poet in Lansing whose work appeared in more than seventy publications.
July 9, 1933 – April 13, 2009
A purchasing agent for Saginaw Community Hospital and a Navy veteran, Andrew Platko was onetime owner of the Heidelberg Inn, for many years one of the few gays bars in the Tri Cities.
Saginaw News, April 14, 2009
October 19, 1913 – January 16, 1985
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Melva Earhart operated the State Bar in Flint from 1948 until her death at age 71 in 1985.
February 15, 1958 – March 10, 1999
Brian Bullock was a regular patron at several west side Detroit bars and, prior to retirement, worked at Greenfield Tool & Die.
February 28, 1921 – May 20, 2001
David Whitney Brewer was founding vice chairman in 1958 of the Detroit Area Council of the Mattachine Society, the first known homosexual organization in the State of Michigan.
October 4, 1957 – January 24, 1998
Ellen Bommarito, an English instructor at the University of Michigan-Flint, served as the founding director in 1989 of the campus Lesbian Gay Bisexual Center.