A coalition of religious and advocacy-centered organizations in Michigan have organized an exciting toolkit of resources even folks outside of the state can appreciate.
While the document centers around legislative efforts in Michigan, such as adding protections for LGBT individuals to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, it also includes resources advocates anywhere in the country will appreciate.
The toolkit contains three types of resources:
1) Strategies for assessing and improving conditions for LGBT people in communities of faith
2) Legislative advocacy techniques related to: lobbying, messaging, writing letters to the editor, etc.
3) Overall resources related to educating others about the importance of LGBT civil rights (i.e. flims on the subject)
Other interesting components:
-"Immigration for Gay and Transgender People"
-"Full Inclusion: Congregational Self-Assessment" - This document is similar to a tool created by the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce centered around creating transgender affirming congregations.
Do you think you will use this tool? Is there anything else that should be added to it?