Source: The Michigan Daily
On May 24, 2004 The Michigan Daily reported, "Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Kay Whitlock, a lesbian activist and author, likened the quote to the condition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in today’s society during her opening speech at this weekend’s 'Together in Faith: Journey into Inclusiveness' conference. 'We are teetering on a sharp, thin edge between catastrophe and a beautiful outcome,' Whitlock said. The conference, held on Eastern Michigan University’s campus, was the first interfaith and multiracial event concerning LGBT rights and issues held in Michigan. 'This conference will be a venue for discussing the intersections of multi-oppressions, such as racism and sexism. It will bring forth multiple issues concerning the LGBT community and our society,' said Michael Gibson-Faith, who coordinated the event."