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Affirmations is home to nearly
150 groups every month!
That’s a lot of people and a lot of groups.
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Everyday People. Building Community.
Save the Date for Big Bash 2004 – March 27th!
Once again, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center is gearing up for its biggest fundraising event of the year – The Big Bash!Ê 2004, marks the fifth annual Big Bash and the FIFTEENTH year of service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Southeastern Michigan.Ê Let Affirmations take you on a ride through history; then fly with us into the future as we discuss exciting upcoming plans!Ê Join us at the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel on Saturday, March 27th for this one-of-a-kind event.Ê Open bar commences at 6pm, valet parking is included.Ê Tickets will be available for purchase soon by visiting http://www.GoAffirmations.org.Ê For more information, call 248-398-7105, ext. 15.
Be a part of The Anniversary Book
As we gear up to celebrate 15 years of serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Southeastern Michgian, weÕve decided to produce The Anniversary Book – a beautifully printed text that will review Affirmations history – itÕs birth, growth and development. The Anniversary Book will include stories, pictures, and interviews from key people who have been the movers and shakers of Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center over the years. As part of this book, weÕre including a section for all community members to express their Congratulations to Affirmations on their success and longevity. Be a part of it! You can be in the book yourself! Not only will The Anniversary Book be distributed at the 2004 Big Bash, but it will also be on hand over the next several years for newcomers to the Center, for Center Partners and members, and as a resource in helping Affirmations to continue to grow into the future.Ê Click here or go to http://www.GoAffirmations.org/AnnivBook.pdf for more information.
Upcoming Events & Activities:
Wednesday, February 11
8-week Coming out group Begins
Starting Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 7:00 p.m., our 8-week structured coming out group is back. Designed to assist and support individuals in their coming out process as well as provide information on community resources, this professionally facilitated series is an excellent choice for anyone on their coming out process. Donations are requested at each meeting: “$2.00: more if you can, less if you can’t.” Group will take place here at the Center. We are currently accepting reservations. Reserve your space now before the group fills up. Call (248) 398-7105 for more information.
The Detroit Together Men’s Chorus is starting a monthly fundraiser the 4th friday of each month (Feb. 27,) DTMC will sponsor a Euchre Night at Diamond Jim’s Saloon from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and cash prizes will be given out to winning players each game night. The Kitchen will be open. More info available at dtmc.org.
Woman On THe Move Dinner Club meets once a month on Fridays, we are reaching nout to other women to join. We do volunteer work in the community and try to form networks with other groups. Women On The Move is involved in a lot of wonderful activities for the club. Come be a part of something good. Women helpin others. Please call Bonnee at 313-209-8311.
Detroit Guerrilla Queer Bar
Up for something completely different and fun for the new year? Then try
the delicious Detroit Guerrilla Queer Bar! Hundreds of other party goers
can’t be wrong! For more party info, including location, visit
www.detroitguerrillas.com! Don’t clone, colonize!
Woman on the Move Social Club is seeking new members to join. The group will help others in the community, offer opportunities to meet new people and provide social entertainment as well. Please contact Bonnee at 313-209-8311.
Men’s Group- 1st Tuesday (Feb. 3rd) of every month 7 p.m. 4th floor conference room at the Port Huron Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Blvd, Port Huron, Michigan. Offers discussion, support and an activity the night of the meeting as well as access to services and social activities between meetings. Call 810-364-1080 for more information.
Guerrilla Queer Bar – Making every bar a queer bar.
Guerrilla Queer Bar creates opportunities for queers and allies to have fun in bars that aren’t expressly queer friendly, or to borrow from the Seattle GQB group, “We’re out to crash the party”! Don’t clone; colonize. Join the latest GQB group in Ann Arbor at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GQBAA/
Youth Group- 1st Saturday (Feb. 7th) of ever month at the St. Clair County Chapter of American Red Cross, 615 Pine Street, Port Huron. Begins at 3 p.m. Open to 14-20 year old. Youth driven and adult monitored. Great opportunity for peer support and building appropriate social networks. Call 810-364-1080 for more information.
Straight Spouse Support Group- Group is design for peer support to the “straight spouse” of those disclosing their non-traditional sexual orientation or identity. Contact Lisa, (firstname.lastname@example.org), (bluewater”email@example.com) or 810-650-1291, for details.
Womens Group- meets once a month with no home base. Very much activity Oriented The contact person is Lisa, (firstname.lastname@example.org) (bluewater”email@example.com) or 810-650-1291. Events, dates, and times will also be posted on the Women’s Personals Yahoo Group and/or email to interested persons.
Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality (CARE) is planning a We Are Family Lobby Day for Tuesday, May 11, 2004, the day after Mother’s Day. CARE hopes to get a contingent of gay and lesbian families to come to Lansing and meet with legislators. They are currently looking for families willing to participate. Interested families should contact Bev Davidson 734-646-8150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Negritude: An Afrocentric Perspective is seeking Adults and youth ages 14 and up in the State of Michigan who are interested in showcasing their artistic and creative talent in the areas of: performing arts, theatre, drama, skits, comedy performances, vocals, step shows, drill team performances, artistic modern dance, story telling and open topic commentary, poetry reading, rap, instrumental bands performing jazz, blues, R&B and ‘Ole School Jams. For more information contact 269-615-0245 or email@example.com.
Hermanos de Corazon (Brothers of the Heart) is now meeting every Thursday night at Menjo’s from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. NO COVER on Thursdays for members who attend group! Hermanos de Corazon serves LGBTQ Latino men and is a personal development project of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation DHDC). For more information please call Ben Sedillos at 313-967-4880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lansing Community College Gay-Straight Alliance
Meetings are held Tuesdays from 1- 2 p.m. in SPS 224 and Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. in SPS 223. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and events. For more information please contact the Club Advisor, Gina Beaudryat email@example.com.
Get involved in the First Step program, the Western Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence is looking for volunteers. First Step has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 734-416-1111 x202 for more information.
A social-support group for Gay, Bi-sexual and transgender men is now available in the Port Huron area. The group will be meeting the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Port Huron Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Blvd., 4th floor conference room, Port Huron. All are welcome to attend for conversation and activities. The group is sponsored by Blue Water Pride, an education and advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in St. Clair, Sanilac, Lambton and northern Macomb counties. For more information, contact BWP Chairman Scott Frazer at 810-364-1080 or 810-333-5398 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Church services at 2:30 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church Detroit, 20846 Reimanville Avenue in Ferndale. Rev. Darren McCarroll, Pastor, email@example.com. All are welcome.
Higher Ground is a new holistic/spiritual support group for HIV/AIDS positive gay men. The group will help develop healthy relationships, participate in social functions, unlock your inner strength, cope with change, release your past and heal your mind. For more information call firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rick at 586-427-1259.
GILDA’s Club of Metro Detroit, has a Gay and Lesbian networking group for anyone touched by cancer that meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at 3517 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. Call Chris at 248-577-0800 x24 for more information.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, “MotherPeace Drumming” at the Unity Church of Royal Oak, 2500 Crooks Road between 12 and 13 mile roads. Pot Luck at 7 p.m., open drum at 7:30 p.m.
Wayne State University’s LGBT Students of Color Organization and Karibu House are co-sponsoring Co-Gender Rap Sessions on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers at Curtis. Light refreshments will be available; just look for signs leading to the meeting. For more information call 313-865-2170 x3.
Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church is meeting the spiritual needs of God’s LGBT community and friends. Come and learn of God’s love for all people. Monthly information workshops every 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. Worship every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Full Truth Fellowship of Christ is located at 4458 Joy Road, Detroit. For more information, call 313-896-0233.
Downriver Rainbow LGBT Social Gathering
Meet others from the downriver area in this safe environment. We meet the first Sunday of every month from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church, 15650 Reeck Road in Southgate.
New clients now being accepted for Mental Health Counseling Services. Stephanie Williams, MA, TLLP and Don Wilson MA, LLP are now accepting new clients for psychological counseling in their Warren, Michigan offices. Stephanie and Don are accepting new clients on a sliding fee scale. For more information please call FRIENDS Alliance at 800-350-7927 to speak with a counselor.