John Monahan (1946-2002) was the first openly gay community activist and organizer in the Tri-City area.. He was involved with local groups – Dignity Tri-Cities and Wellness Networks Tri-Cities and talked with local elected leaders in Lansing. John moved to Detroit and became a co-founder of the Triangle Foundation and served as the president and was involved in other LGBT groups..(The Triangle Foundation is called Equality Michigan now.) John demonstrated a lifetime commitment to equality, fairness and justice for the LGBT community. We recognize this and remember that he did for us.