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Local organization offering support for older LGBTQ+ metro Detroiters

By Area Agency on Aging 1-B | June 7, 2023 Angela Gabridge joined SAGE Metro Detroit nearly two years ago as its first full-time executive director. Since then, the organization, which serves older members of the LGBTQ+ community, has changed its name, added another seven full-time staff and grown its budget by 100%. MiGen is … Continued

Michigan LGBTQ+ Non-Profit Leaders on What Pride Means to Them

By Jason A. Michael | June 1, 2023 It’s the most wonderful time of year. No, wait, that’s Christmas. Well, Pride is still pretty special — it’s basically the high holy day of the queer calendar. More than just a gathering, it’s a family reunion, a chance to connect with the rest of Metro Detroit’s LGBTQ+ community … Continued

LGBTQ elders risk aging in isolation. A nonprofit is trying to change that.

by Naina Rao and Justice Marbury | May 26, 2023 Carol Thompson’s journey to caregiving began with an 18-day cross-country trip. She drove from Rochester, New York, to California, to pick up her partner and best friend, Elizabeth Tilden. Tilden, 76, has a “moderate” form of Alzheimer’s disease. Thompson, 74, has assumed the role of caregiver since 2021, … Continued

Oakland County Times: MiGen Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults

by Crystal A. Proxmire on January 31, 2023 Ferndale, MI – Judy Lewis had been hearing stories of LGBTQ+ people going back in the closet as they aged, hiding their true selves and parts of their lives as they faced discrimination in healthcare and feared ostracization in assisted living centers.  She heard about people removing … Continued