Save the date! The SAGE Metro Detroit's annual LGBT Older Adult Summit will be held at 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. Check back soon for more details.
In celebration of Women's History Month, SAGE Metro Detroit shares stories from older adult women in metro Detroit's LGBT community. Ruth Ellis lived in Detroit from 1938 until her death in 2000. She opened her home to the community on the weekends as a safe space from the 1940s through the 1960s, a time when … Continue reading Remembering Ruth Ellis
The new Cancer Action Council, based out of LGBT Detroit, addresses the needs and issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. The LGBT Cancer Action Council will meet once a month and will: Learn more about the ways in which cancer affects LGBT communities in Metro Detroit. Improve access … Continue reading Cancer Action Council Partnership
The new report “Aging with Health and Dignity: Diverse Elders Speak Up,” created by the Diverse Elders Coalition, shares information about the aging needs of communities of color, LGBT communities, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. This report synthesizes the thousands of comments we received from older adults across the country — from all 50 states, … Continue reading Aging with Health and Dignity: Diverse Elders Speak Up
By Charles Alexander When Detroit-born, Cass Tech graduate Bernard Johnson died, age 60 in 1997, the New York Times carried a quarter-page obit celebrating his life as "a Renaissance man in dance." Little bigger than a metronome minute - at 5-foot-4 - he started dancing at age 11. We became friends during our CT senior … Continue reading Parting Glances: Detroit’s Black History Month Celeb
In celebration of Black History Month, SAGE Metro Detroit asked our community's Black LGBT elders to share their stories. Follow this series through February at SAGEMetroDetroit.org. What initially kept Cornelius Wilson from coming out was a common concern shared by young gay men of all colors during the '80s and '90s. "The preconceived thought that … Continue reading The Way It Was … Cornelius Wilson
The SAGE Metro Detroit Fundraising Committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month by conference call at Noon. We welcome people to join our SAGE Metro Detroit committees. We are a working board and do a lot to sustain programs and events - it’s one of the best ways to volunteer with SAGE. If you … Continue reading SAGE Fundraising Committee