Community Activities and Events

Affirmations’ Allan Gilmour and Eric Jergins Community Center is host to a number of events and activities -- all providing opportunities to learn, grow, socialize, and feel safe.

To find all activities and events that are currently scheduled at Affirmations, please visit our center calendar by clicking here.

Viewing and Discussion Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric


Join us on Tuesday, May 30th, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. for a screening of Gender Revolution: A Journey, followed by a discussion with some of the people involved in making the documentary.

Burlesque and Body Positivity with Luna Legare

Luna Legare is a burlesque performer, producer, and educator based in Ann Arbor. She's from Guilty Pleasures Burlesque, a bimonthly show in Ypsilanti featuring burlesque, drag and comedy performers. Luna can be seen in shows throughout the Midwest and has performed at Windy City Burlesque Festival, Ohio Burlesque Festival, Michigan Burlesque Festival and Fierce! Queer Burlesque Festival. All genders are welcome to attend on May 31st, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.; participants must be at least age 18.

Summer of Pride Gallery Opening


Affirmations will be hosting its annual Pride! art gallery show, “Summer of Pride,” in the Pittmann-Puckett Gallery. Celebrate the opening of this show with new art, live performances, time with the artists and refreshments on Thursday, June 1st, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. For more information, please click here to visit our gallery page.

Tobacco Cessation with LGBTQ Detroit

LGBTQ Detroit will host this free event on Saturday, June 3rd, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for anyone thinking about or wanting to quit using tobacco.

Gender Creative Reading Hour

A gender creative, inclusive, storytelling time. Explore gender and expression through books and coloring. Sponsored by the Youth of Affirmations'XTL Empowerment Program. Join us on June 3rd, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Arts and Crafts Bazaar: CALL FOR VENDORS

XTLyouth Are you interested in buying a table at the Arts and Crafts Bazaar? For a vendor fee of $50, you can sell your arts and crafts inside our community center on Saturday, June 3, 2017. There are only 11 vendor spots available, so hurry to reserve your space before they are gone! To get started, click here to fill out an application and email directly to Ian Unger, Youth Program Coordinator at

Youth Prom '17

XTLyouthJoin us on June 3, 2017, as we travel to Galaxy Affirmations, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event is free for ages 13-20. Dance the night away to DJ Tone and enjoy free snacks including popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, and nachos. Raffle prizes will be awarded for the crowd voted prom court! Come in costume or come as you are for an evening of intergalactic enjoyment! Thank you to Blue Cross Complete of Michigan and Genisys Credit Union for sponsoring this event!

Bingo's a Drag Pride Event at Go Comedy! Benefit for Affirmations and The Ruth Ellis Center


Hosted by PNC Bank, no one is safe from Drag Queen hostess Lauren Jacobs at this audience participation show filled with hilarious zingers and one-liners. Win great prizes from local businesses. Appetizers will be served. Cash Bar available. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests must be 18+ to attend. To purchase your tickets, please click here. **Please note that tickets must be purchased prior to the event and WILL NOT be sold at the door.

Samaritas Foster Care Clinic


Samaritas will be hosting a Foster Care Clinic at Affirmations. Stop by on Wednesday, June 21, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to learn how you can create a better life for foster children. Samaritas is Michigan's largest private foster care organization and they have been providing services for children and families since 1934! For more information, contact Heather Aymer at

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day

XTLyouth Support your community while you stock up on groceries! Whole Foods Market in Rochester Hills, Troy, and West Bloomfield will be donating 5% of their net sales, on June 22nd, for Community Giving Days. Shop and give back to Affirmations!

Fall Fling 2017

XTLyouthJoin us at the center on October 7th, 2017, for a celebration that has been ten years in the making! Keep checking back from more information on this event.

Intern Spotlight

Meet Angela Simmons and Antonio Armstrong!

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to Domino's Pizza! We are incredibly grateful for your support of Spring Bash '17 - Emerald City. With your help, we are able to keep our doors open six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

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