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By |2003-10-09T09:00:00-04:00October 9th, 2003|Uncategorized|

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center
195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 398-7105
Fax: (248)541-1943
Email: Web:

Friday, October 10
New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation will be held Friday, October 10, 2003. We will have one meeting from 1:30 to 3:00 PM and another from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If you are interested in knowing more about the volunteer opportunities available at the center please contact Genny at (248) 398 – 7105 ext. 13 or by email at
Saturday, October 11
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, founded on October 11, 1988 to celebrate the first anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington, Affirmations is hosting a Speak OUT on Saturday, October 11. Click here for the day’s full agenda.
Saturday, October 18
Come OUT & Laugh with Karen Williams!
Come out of the closet laughing… see the hilarious Karen Williams, live at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, October 18th! Tickets on sale now – get them before they sell out. One show only at 8pm. Call the Center at 248-398-7105 to buy your tickets or purchase online at

WRAP – 325 Braun Ct.
(across from the aut BAR)
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Hours; Mon. 5-7 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.

This week at WRAP
Thursday, October 9
•WRAP Board Meeting 6-10 p.m.
Friday, October 10
•Older Lesbians Organizing 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 11th
•Women Hanging Out 8-11 p.m.
Sunday, October 12
•Book Club 4:30-6 p.m.
•Free and anonymous HIV testing 9-11 p.m.
Monday, October 13
•Free and anonymous HIV testing 3-5 p.m.
•Public Policy Committee 6-7 p.m.
•HARC Presentation 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14
No groups scheduled
Wednesday, October 15
•Q-Vis 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 16
•Polyamory 7 p.m.
Wish List: New or Like New
•Office supplies or gift certificate to store
•Donations gratefully accepted
Volunteer to Help with WRAP

Sunday: Open for events
Monday: Open for events
Tuesday: WINGS Support Group for those affected and/or infectedÊby HIV. Meets at FRIENDS from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Heterosexual HIV+ Support Group(Affected or Infected welcome). Meets at FRIENDS from 6-7:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Thursday: Open for events
Friday: Movie night (Showing latestÊmovie releases) every FridayÊfrom 7-10:30 p.m.
Saturday: Open for events.
Volunteer help needed in areas of office,clerical, fund raising and desktop publishing.
For more information or to RSVP call FRIENDS Alliance 800-350-7927 or 586-759-5940
FRIENDS Alliance, 4513 East 9 Mile Road (1/4 mile east of Ryan) , Warren. MI 48091
Hours: M-F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More info:
Oct 3- FRI WOMEN TOGETHER ~Drumming, Dancing,Ê Board Games.
Oct 3-5 Fall Women’s Weekend , Dunes, Saugatuck
Oct 3- Fri MPI-GLBT NETWORKÊ Documentaries
Oct 6-Mon Gay Spiritual Support Group
Oct 7-Tues GAIA HEART DRUMMING at Women’s Prerogative.
Oct 11-Sat LEZHIKE – Brighton Recreation Area. Ê
Oct 11-Sat ONE Voice, Metro Detroit’s LGBT Chorus, Performance
Oct 11-Sat New film Ruthie and Connie
Oct 11-12 CHERYL WHEELER w/sg KENNY WHITE at the Ark
Oct 13-Mon ARK, Ann Arbor, presents VIENNA TENG. Ê
Oct 18- Sat EIGHT BALL CLUB OF CLEVELAND Sweetest Day Dance
Oct 18-Sat Golden Touch Productions- Sweetest Day Party.

Pet Support Services will be holding its annual Pet Photo Shoot on October 10, 11 and 12th. You are invited to join your pet in the photograph or bring in the entire family, for a true family picture!Ê These are great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Multiple pets are welcome in the same photo session. The value package for this benefit photo shoot only will be $50 which includes the individual photo session and one 8×10, two 5×7 and eight wallets.Ê Additional prints and holiday cards from your photos can be purchased in time for gift giving. The photos will be taken in the quiet setting of Lights On Studio which is located at 5400 S. Pennsylvania Ave in Lansing.Ê To book your appointment, please call Lights On Studio at 517-393-1161.

YouthÊYouth Group-1st Saturday (November 1) 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. For Further Details contact Scott Frazer, Chairman- Blue Water Pride at 810-364-1080 or

Clear your calendars! Detroit Guerrillas next party is being scheduled for September. Check here for new information Looking for something new and exciting to do instead of the sameold scene? Check us out! For more party info, including location, visit! Don’t clone, colonize!

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.

During the summer of 2003, the Division of HIV/AIDS-STD (DHAS), HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention Section (HAPIS) will be collaborating with the Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (MHAC) Needs Assessment Committee implementing comprehensive needs assessment activities for HIV/AIDS care services in the State of Michigan. These activities will seek to identify service needs, gaps and barriers for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs).
The primary goal of this needs assessment is to ensure that the continuum of care services funded by MDCH/DHAS/HAPIS reflect the current needs of PWAs in all areas of the state. The open forums will be conducted in select areas of the state. For more information please contact Debbie Davis, at 517-241-5919.

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

Sunday Church services at 2:30 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church Detroit, 20846 Reimanville Avenue in Ferndale. Rev. Darren McCarroll, Pastor, 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 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.

Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN) is seeking emotional-support volunteers. People living with HIV and AIDS are in need of volunteers to provide emotional support and periodic assistance. LAAN is looking to train and assign these volunteers, called “buddies,” in the upcoming spring training. LAAN is seeking 20 new buddies who will participate in a two-session, six-hour training program and will then assigned to be a buddy to a person with HIV. The Saturday training programs are scheduled for February 8 and 15 and will be held in the LAAN offices at 913 W. Holmes Road, #115 in Lansing. Volunteers are asked to commit two to three hours per week for one year. For more information, call Patrick Lombardi at LAAN at 517-394-3719 x14.

The Detroit Hispanics Development Corporation is hosting the “Brother Of The Heart program,” “Her manos De Corazon.” This program is for the gay Latino community in Detroit. For more information call 313-967-4880 x 131. Don’t forget the Latino nite at R&R Saloon every Thursday.

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.

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