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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