There’s no doubt that Michigan has suffered in recent years with a slow, downhill slide when it comes to protecting the rights of LGBT people. That’s why this presidential election was so important. Michigan LGBT people really need help at the federal level to ensure any level of local protection. It’s not coming from inside the state borders on most counts. But there are some glimmers of hope.
Perhaps the most optimistic area is in relation to our LGBT older adults. In just two years, an array of groups, programs, services and even conferences have popped up to support LGBT elders in our community. We have three, long-lasting LGBT older adult social groups hosted weekly at Affirmations; the Detroit Elder Project at KICK, the LGBT Older Adult Coalition, and Gay Elders of Southeast Michigan (the pre-cursor to a new SAGE affiliate in Michigan). Read More Here.