Register Now For The 4th Annual LGBT Older Adult Summit June 21, 2014

Join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014, for "Living In The Spirit Of Now," the 4th Annual LGBT Older Adult Summit.  This year's Summit will, again, be held at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Registration is free of charge and will include complimentary breakfast and lunch.   Register today at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-older-adult-summit-2014-tickets-11367156471?aff=eac2 … Continue reading Register Now For The 4th Annual LGBT Older Adult Summit June 21, 2014

Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing

In San Francisco African American LGBT seniors often face a double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. Within the black community, they struggle to overcome homophobia. In the LGBT community, they encounter race-based prejudices. "We've gotten burdened at both ends of the candle. By the African American community, which until recently tended to be more conservative … Continue reading Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing

For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

by Nina Martin ProPublica, Oct. 22, 2013, 10:13 a.m Last spring, Jennifer Blair, a 62-year-old aspiring therapist who lives in Denver, noticed the kind of changes in her breast tissue — rapid, abnormal growth on one side of her chest — that would frighten any woman and alarm any physician. Blair didn’t have health insurance, … Continue reading For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

Honey Maid ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign features same-sex parents

The company behind Honey Maid graham crackers on Monday unveiled a diversity-rich advertising campaign prominently featuring same-sex parents among its collection of real American families. With the new campaign, “Honey Maid recognizes that while the makeup and the day-to-day lives of families have evolved, the wholesome family connections remain the same,” according to a statement … Continue reading Honey Maid ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign features same-sex parents

Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor Friday Mar 7, 2014 On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York. "With 30 percent of the U.S. population … Continue reading Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!

On Saturday, March 8th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Affirmations, along with Advantage Health Centers, MichUHCAN, and Jamison & Green Associates present an Obamacare Education and Enrollment Event. This event will be part of a larger effort to encourage the LGBT community to get Out2Enroll. Health care reform through Obamacare ensures equal access to health care coverage for … Continue reading Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!