|Promote civic engagement and advocacy initiatives that support equality and social justice for all people, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. The program achieves this through collaborative efforts that disseminate information, build leadership, and empower individuals to become active in the movement to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ families and friends. Below are the issues that affect the LGBTQ community. For more information about the issues or to get involved, contact Megh Hollowell, Program and Development Manager, (248) 398-7105 x230|
|OLDER ADULT COALITION|
The LGBT Older Adult Coalition is a strategic planning initiative to define program and service priorities to meet the needs of Southeast Michigan's Older Adult population. Efforts include setting up a SAGE Chapter in SE Michigan
|LGBTQ youth suffer from disproportionately high rates of suicide and homelessness. Bullying is a leading factor resulting in limiting the full potential of all youth. Currently there are no protections for LGBTQ youth in Michigan schools.|
|UNITY MICHIGAN COALITION|
The Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, protects against workplace discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion and national origin. What it doesn't do is extend those protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Michigan currently has a ban on same-sex marriage, help us identify people who are in favor of marriage equality! 65% of Michigan voters agree it's time for a change. Come join us at Aff Action Nights, every Tuesday from 6pm-9pm, to let citizens and representatives know that Michigan is an equal opportunity state! Please click the link posted to find more information about Aff Action Nights!
|Get Out the Vote|
Encourage and promote the right of citizens to participate in the democratic process. The center provides resources for voter registration
|LGBTQ individuals suffer from a lack of protections in the State of Michigan. Hate crimes have been identified as a priority issue to address through policy makers.|
|Collaborating with Alicia Skillman P.C. to provide legal referrals and representation for center members and the LGBTQ community.|
|DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY|
The Domestic Partnership Registry is a direct response to the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling barring public employers from extending same-sex domestic partnership benefits.
|Second Parent Adoption|
|The security of LGBT families is a priority. Currently, the State of Michigan has no protections for children and adults in loving LGBTQ family structures.|