By Charles Alexander When Detroit-born, Cass Tech graduate Bernard Johnson died, age 60 in 1997, the New York Times carried a quarter-page obit celebrating his life as "a Renaissance man in dance." Little bigger than a metronome minute - at 5-foot-4 - he started dancing at age 11. We became friends during our CT senior … Continue reading Parting Glances: Detroit’s Black History Month Celeb
In celebration of Black History Month, SAGE Metro Detroit asked our community's Black LGBT elders to share their stories. Follow this series through February at SAGEMetroDetroit.org. What initially kept Cornelius Wilson from coming out was a common concern shared by young gay men of all colors during the '80s and '90s. "The preconceived thought that … Continue reading The Way It Was … Cornelius Wilson
Club 45+ is taking a leap to the second Thursday of the month. Beginning February 9, Club 45+ will be meeting at Affirmations in Ferndale from noon to 3 p.m. Club 45+ is a drop in for LGBT seniors in the Detroit metro area. A free joint effort of SAGE Metro Detroit and Affirmations, Club … Continue reading Club 45+ Drop-In on Feb. 9
Caregiving & LGBT Concerns in Michigan is a guide for caregivers in the Great Lakes State who are caring for an LGBT older adult. Understanding the unique circumstances LGBT individuals face and/or may be concerned about is crucial to provide a safe, supportive space as a caregiver. View complete guide: https://lgbtolderadults.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/caregiving-and-lgbt-concerns-guide.pdf In addition to helpful facts … Continue reading Caregiving & LGBT Concerns Guide
Get an increased understanding of SAGE Metro Detroit's mission in southeast Michigan. Objectives: Use statistical information to highlight older adult LGBT issues in the surrounding southeast Michigan area. Identify useful tips in providing health care services to our LGBT population. Increase the knowledge base of participants in common terms and expressions when dealing with LGBT … Continue reading Do You Know What SAGE Stands For?
By Jay Kaplan, LGBT Legal Project Attorney at ACLU of Michigan Amending our state(Elliott Larsen) and federal civil rights laws to specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity. Opposing efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which includes an expanded Medicaid program to provide health insurance to indigent members of the LGBT community, prohibits exclusions … Continue reading 2017 LGBT Legal Priorities
By Kathleen LaTosch More than ever, those who are caregivers for others need support. Did you know that a recent study showed more than one-third of caregivers continue to provide care even when they are also in poor health? More than a quarter of American families are caring for someone over the age of … Continue reading Are LGBT Caregivers Getting the Support They Need?