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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

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