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CDFI funding helps Corktown Health expand services for Detroit area’s LGBTQ residents

By Sarah Schoen | April 23, 2024 This article is part of the Block by Block series, supported by FHLBank Indianapolis, IFF, and the Community Economic Development Association (CEDAM). The Block by Block series follows small-scale minority-driven development and affordable housing issues in the state of Michigan. Otis Baker, Corktown Health client services specialistHealth care is always evolving. As … Continued

Insides the Homes of Michigan LGBTQ+ Leaders

From Jay Kaplan’s homebody sanctuary to Corporal Dani Wood’s kitchen, how home is more than just a place By Sarah Bricker Hunt | March 8, 2024 Home. Is it a place or a feeling? For some people, “home” is just somewhere to lay your head. For others, home can be a safe haven — a respite … Continued

Michigan’s first LGBTQ+ senior center is now open in Ferndale – and another one is coming to Detroit

By Estelle Slootmaker | February 15, 2024 MiGen staff and community in MiGen’s office space/Senior Center at Affirmations.Nick Hagen This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. On Jan. 16, nonprofits MiGen and Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community … Continued

MiGen Establishes Michigan’s first ever LGBTQ+ Senior Centers – Expands Reach and Impact Through Collaborative Spaces with Affirmations and Corktown Health

Nonprofit LGBTQ+ Elders Organization Forges Strategic Partnership for Greater Inclusivity and Support Media Contact: Katie MigliazzoFor Immediate ReleaseDecember 26, 2023 FERNDALE & DETROIT, MI (December, 12 2023) – MiGen (Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Elders Network) is excited to announce the establishment of Michigan’s first ever LGBTQ+ Senior Centers- one in Ferndale, another in Detroit. In 2024, MiGen … Continued

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the First-Ever Statewide LGBTQ+ Commission

Earlier this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made history by creating the first-ever statewide LGBTQ+ Commission to ensure that Michigan’s LGBTQ+ community is represented at all levels of government, including its executive branch. We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Angela Gabridge, has been appointed as part of the commission. This is incredibly exciting … Continued

Programs ramp up to combat loneliness

By Kenzie Terpstra | November 17, 2023 LANSING – People across the nation grew familiar with social isolation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, but social disconnection had been building since before the pandemic, according to a recent advisory.  In Michigan, efforts to combat social disconnection are underway.  The advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek … Continued

Promoting community and belonging to support vaccination in older adults

By Adriana Diaz | October 25, 2023 A Michigan nonprofit serving older LGBTQ+ adults shares lessons learned. Leer en español Older adults still make up the majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S., according to an October 6 report from the CDC. However, data also shows a large majority of older adults have not received a recommended updated COVID-19 … Continued


Media Contact: Katie Migliazzo For Immediate Release October, 2023 MiGen, Michigan’s only nonprofit for LGBTQ+ Elders will provide UPCAP with culturally responsive training until the end of 2024 FERNDALE, MI (October, 2023) – MiGen (Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Elder’s Network), is partnering with the Upper Peninsula’s Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) to to bring free, culturally responsive … Continued