More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was preparing to issue policies aimed at eliminating the distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex married couples in the federal criminal … Continue reading More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

New Social Support Program for LGBT Older Adults in Detroit

Introducing a new social support program called "Our Time in Detroit". "Our Time" is a program initiative that will provide LGBT Older Adults in Detroit an opportunity to discuss and address issues specific to this population. This is a health and wellness campaign designed to educate and inform the LGBT older adult community on topics ranging from behavioral health to … Continue reading New Social Support Program for LGBT Older Adults in Detroit

Got an old Fridge? Free replacement refrigerators offered to low-income single family home owners – apply by July 31

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is trying to replace over 300 refrigerators before 8-31-13.  Anyone in Southeast Michigan is eligible if they meet certain requirements: You must be low-income You must have a DTE account for electricity The refrigerator being replaced must have a manufacture date prior to December 200 Visit the OLHSA website … Continue reading Got an old Fridge? Free replacement refrigerators offered to low-income single family home owners – apply by July 31

New Resource for Transgender Older Adults Released

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) released Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice, a new resource on the current state of transgender aging. Transgender older adults face unique challenges including overwhelming disparities in health and health care access, employment, housing, and more. … Continue reading New Resource for Transgender Older Adults Released

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Releases New Assessment Tool

On March 22, 2012, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging released a guide for improving services to LGBT older adults. The aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cohort is expanding along with the rest of the older population, increasing the importance for aging services providers to know how to best serve and support them, … Continue reading National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Releases New Assessment Tool