National Coalition for LGBT Health
The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.
GLMA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.
AIDSource offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related resources reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians. AIDSource was developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to ensure that those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a source of quality reviewed current content. In 2005, it was linked to AIDSinfo to make access easier for users of both sites. The mission of AIDSource is to serve as a reliable source for easy access to HIV/AIDS-related information both within and outside of the federal government. Resources included on the AIDSource website are organized by both topic of interest and audience, and are available in English and Spanish.
CDC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the United States. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. These pages provide information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided. Some of this information is designed for members of the general public.
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Not-for-profit law firm, Lakeshore Legal Aid, offers a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income people and seniors in 46 Michigan counties. Examples of the types of legal matters we handle include, but are not limited to, divorce, custody, child support, food stamps, Medicaid, Disability, Social Security, senior exploitation- both financial or physical abuse, landlord tenant, mobile homes, eviction, foreclosure, land contracts, small estates, guardianship/conservatorship, probate law, domestic violence, stalking, personal protection orders, expungement.
For intake and to speak with an attorney, call the toll-free Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (888) 783-8190.
Monday - Thursday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 3 PM.
National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce: Health & HIV/AIDS Page
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. The Health & HIV/AIDS page includes a list of LGBTQ health-related reports and press releases. The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
SAGE Metro Detroit
SAGE Metro Detroit was established in 2015. Its roots grew from the LGBT Older Adult Coalition, which was founded in 2010 and transformed into the SAGE Metro Detroit affiliate upon creation. SAGE Metro Detroit aims to build awareness and promote change so that LGBT older adults may age with dignity and authenticity.
LGBT friendly calls
SAGE of Metro Detroit has launched a new Friendly Caller Program (FCP) to help provide social connection and support to LGBT older adults. They match volunteer callers to older adults to make a minimum of three phone calls a week to see how things are going and have a brief conversation about hobbies and other interests. To find out more, call (248) 567-2363 or contact [email protected]
LGBTQ and Addiction
The LGBTQ community is prone to substance abuse at a disproportionate rate compared to that of the general population. By entering a rehab center that specializes in LGBTQ addiction and care, you will feel like part of the majority rather than the minority, and be surrounded by individuals that can provide support and encouragement. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, please contact us now.