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

Moving Tribute: Sean Dorsey Dance marks D.C. debut by honoring LGBT elders

The day after Sean Dorsey's very first dance at dance school, the school's director "informed me that my work, quote, 'made people very uncomfortable.'" This, despite the fact that "immediately after the performance, I got all kinds of love and praise from local choreographers and dancers and all these people, most of whom were straight." … Continue reading Moving Tribute: Sean Dorsey Dance marks D.C. debut by honoring LGBT elders

Transgender Health Disparities Are Subject of New Study

Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose assigned sex at birth is not fully aligned or congruent with their current gender identity or expression. Prior research has documented a high prevalence of adverse health outcomes in some transgender communities, including mental health distress and suicidality, substance use, cigarette smoking, and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Social … Continue reading Transgender Health Disparities Are Subject of New Study

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

Gov. Rick Snyder ‘open’ to talks on adding gay, lesbian protections to anti-discrimination law

LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks "discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party. Gay-rights advocates were quick to point out that Michigan law does not currently protect gays and lesbians from workplace or housing … Continue reading Gov. Rick Snyder ‘open’ to talks on adding gay, lesbian protections to anti-discrimination law