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Michigan SAGE Metro Detroit Takes Trainings on Improving Care for LGBT Older Adults Outstate

SAGE (Services Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) Metro Detroit was recently awarded a $400,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. READ MORE.

Grooming Future LGBTQ Leaders

Nicole Derusha-Mackey is on a mission to build a farm team full of LGBTQ people who will best serve their community and represent their city, and state. READ MORE.

FCA US Achieves Top Score For LGBTQ Workplace Policies and Benefits

FCA US LLC is one of a select group of leading employers to achieve a 100 percent ratin on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index. READ MORE.

LGBT Detroit Welcomes New Staff Member Jacqulyn Hippe

A new counselor and community advocate, Jacqulyn Hippe, LLMSW, will join the LGBT Detroit staff on Dec 1. She will be responsible for client-centered counseling, support group facilitation and community outreach. READ MORE.

JIGSAW Hosts Charity Drive for Ruth Ellis Center

This winter, Wayne State University's JIGSAW is hosting a charity drive for the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park. READ MORE.

Help Trans Women of Color This Holiday Season

Julisa Abad, director of transgender outreach for the Fair Michigan Justice Project, seeks support from the community to help her trans sisters who are experiencing homelessness. READ MORE.

VegBash Coming to Metro Detroit's East Side

MI Green Team recently announced a partnership with The Quintessential Event Company to bring its popular vegetarianvegan event series, VegBash, to metro Detroit's east side. The East Michigan VegBash will be held on Nov. 24 from 3-8 p.m. at the historic Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Rd. in Shelby Township. READ MORE.

Sen. Bieda, Prosecutor Renew Calls for Hate Crime Protections

Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) and Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson have renewed calls for legislative action on Senate Bill 121, which would add gender identification and sexual orientation to the list of protections under the Ethnic Intimidation Act. READ MORE.

35th House District Rep. Jeremy Moss Announces 2018 Run for Senate

State representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) announced his candidacy for the 2018 Senate election in Michigan's 11th District on Tuesday in a video posted across his personal website and social media accounts. READ MORE.

Record Breaking Cats Lost in Fire, Donations to Cat Shelter Encouraged

Although their home was completely destroyed by fire Sunday, a Farmington Hills couple is asking for donations to go not to themselves but to the Ferndale Cat Shelter in honor of the two Guinness Record-breaking cats that were lost in the fire. READ MORE.

MI Civil Rights Commission Tables Request Again to Take Action on Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission voted this afternoon to table the Equality Michigan request to issue an interpretive statement on whether "sex" in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act includes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. READ MORE.

Michigan Communities Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. READ MORE.

Meet Char Davenport: Trans in the Military

Each year on Nov. 11 we celebrate Veterans Day honoring and thanking them for their service. READ MORE.

Halloween Birthday Bash Celebrates TGMI's 20-Year Anniversary

More than 80 people came together at Affirmations in Ferndale on Nov. 3 for what Rachel Crandall-Crocker called the "greatest night of my life." READ MORE.

Obituary: Paul Espenschied, former Menjo's owner

Paul Espenschied, a long time business owner and supporter of the gay community, passed away Sept. 6. He was 89. READ MORE.

PNC Proud Helps to Connect Metro Detroit's Business Community

On Nov. 15, members of the community will have the opportunity to network with local nonprofit organizations, employee resource groups and PNC leaders during the "Celebrating Diversity" event which seeks to connect the community through the arts. READ MORE.

WSU Announces Innovative Collaboration with Corktown Health Center

Wayne State University and the Wayne State University Physician Group are pleased to announce an agreement with Health Emergency Lifeline Programs (HELP) to collaborate with Corktown Health Center. READ MORE.

Join the HTJ Planning Committee

LGBT Detroit is looking for members of the community who are interested in joining the Hotter Than July planning committee. READ MORE.

Affirmations Offers Seminar Series

This winter, join Children Services Network at Affirmations for a seminar series about taking special considerations with serving diverse populations. READ MORE.

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Voice of Volunteer Lawrence Pennymon

For those who are wondering what it's like to volunteer, Lawrence Pennymon says, "It's beautiful work."

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