For LGBT Advocates

MPIPP can assist LGBT advocates with providing research-based data for use as part of any state and local campaigns. MPIPP does not lobby and does not support or oppose specific legislation; our goal is to assist policymakers in making data-driven decisions.


MPIPP offers an educational program, the KNOW US PROJECT ® (or KUP), at no charge to local organizations.  This program, based on social science research, shows LGBT people and their advocates how to discuss their personal experiences with social stigma and legal discrimination in order to help change public opinion at the personal and local level as part of changing public policy.  For additional information on the KUP training, please go to this website:

LGBT Communications Campaign Tools 

This booklet, developed by the Movement Advancement Project, help LGBT advocates and organizations to learn how to frame social issues and run effective communications campaigns. Topic areas include campaign budgets, target audiences, market research, press outreach tools, effective media buys and more.  Available online at:

Comparing Michigan’s public policies to other states

Do you want to know how Michigan compares to other states in terms of LGBT public policy issues?  The information is available from the following sources: