Trans-Excluding Michigan Womyn's Music Festival To End This Year

The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, held annually since 1976, and which in recent years attracted controversy for refusing to admit transgender women, announced on Facebook that this year will be its last. Festival founder and organizer Lisa Vogel wrote, “We have known in our hearts for some years that the life cycle of the Festival was coming to a time of closure.”

In a note posted last night, Vogel wrote that this year’s Michfest, held in early August, would be its last, although she didn’t give one specific reason. The note reads, in part:

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