Caregiving & LGBT Concerns Guide

Caregiving & LGBT Concerns in Michigan is a guide for caregivers in the Great Lakes State who are caring for an LGBT older adult. Understanding the unique circumstances LGBT individuals face and/or may be concerned about is crucial to provide a safe, supportive space as a caregiver.  View complete guide: https://lgbtolderadults.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/caregiving-and-lgbt-concerns-guide.pdf In addition to helpful facts … Continue reading Caregiving & LGBT Concerns Guide

LGBT Older Adult Needs Moving Forward in Michigan

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 … Continue reading LGBT Older Adult Needs Moving Forward in Michigan

Taking care of ‘Family’: Exploring the needs of our LGBT elders

Since the mid-2000s there's been a lot of buzz in metro Detroit's LGBT community about what's happening to and for our lesbian, gay, bi and transgender older adults. And there's good reason for it. There are an estimated 22,000 LGBT elders, ages 65 and better, living in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties right now. Another … Continue reading Taking care of ‘Family’: Exploring the needs of our LGBT elders

New Report: Exploring the Needs of LGBT Elders in Metro Detroit

Since the mid-2000s there’s been a lot of interest in Metro Detroit about what’s happening to and for our lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) older adults.  And there’s good reason for it.  There are an estimated 22,000 LGBT elders, ages 65 and better, living in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties right now.  Another 20,000 … Continue reading New Report: Exploring the Needs of LGBT Elders in Metro Detroit