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Named one of the “Gayest Cities in America” by The Advocate magazine in 2012, Grand Rapids became the 36th city in the state of Michigan to add protections for the LGBT community in its non-discrimination ordinance. This fair and equitable treatment has made Grand Rapids an even more inviting place for young, bright, creative-minded professionals.

The walkable downtown Grand Rapids area is jam-packed with more than 100 restaurants, clubs, theaters and museums. The oldest gay bar, the Apartment Lounge, is still going strong here after 40 years. Rumors, another nightclub in the downtown area, caters to the LGBT community as does the Diplomat Club, a gay-owned and operated bath house since 1980.

The West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus, more than 30 voices strong, presents a regular schedule of concerts around town and LGBT-inclusive churches and spiritual resources provide an open and affirming environment for all.

The Grand Rapids Pride Center not only serves LGBT and allied communities through referrals, resources and social groups, but also hosts the annual Grand Rapids Pride celebration during the second weekend of June at Calder Plaza. The Grand Rapids Trans Foundation was founded in December 2015 at a crucial time for the public to support transgender residents. The group offers scholarships to low-income transgender students – and by generally creating a region and city that are understanding and supportive of the transgender community.

The city’s commitment to helping the LGBT community flourish is reflected in educational settings such as the Grand Rapids Community College which passed a transgender policy allowing students and staff to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender with which they identify. The inclusive Grand Valley State University was recently named one of the top 50 colleges or universities in the country when it comes to being LGBT-friendly.

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AIDS/HIV Organizations

Address: 401 Hall St. SE
Grand Rapids 49507
Phone: 616-456-9063
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Offers prevention services to at-risk communities and a harm reduction/needle exchange program for injecting drug users.

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State: MI
Country: USA
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Attorneys

Address: 2503 Mason Ridge Court NE
Grand Rapids 48525
Phone: 616-363-9041
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Country: USA
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Chorus

Address: P.O. Box 68486
Grand Rapids 49516
Welcoming new members!
Website: www.grwc.org
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State: MI
Country: USA
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Community Centers

Address: 345 Atlas Ave. SE
Grand Rapids 49506
Phone: 616-458-3511
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State: MI
Country: USA
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Museum

Address: 2 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids 49503
GLBT Expressive Arts Program
Phone: 616-454-7000
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Dance and performance. Monday evenings 5-7pm

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State: MI
Country: USA
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Opera Company

Address: 161 Ottawa NW, Ste. 300
Grand Rapids 49503
Phone: 616-451-2741
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State: MI
Country: USA
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Pride Organizer

Address: 345 Atlas Ave. SE
Grand Rapids 49506
Phone: 616-458-3511
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State: MI
Country: USA
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Religious & Spiritual

Address: 250 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids 49503
Phone: 616-456-1741
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State: MI
Country: USA
Address: 207 East Fulton Street
Grand Rapids 49503
Phone: 616-774-0446
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GIFT provides faith-based affirmation for LGBT persons, their families and friends. GIFT's programs include two support/education/social groups: GIFT Refuge for high school students and GIFT GRITS for all ages. GIFT also offers individual pastoral counseling with an ordained Chaplain and advocacy in the faith communities of West Michigan through the "Gay Christian? Yes!" Campaign.

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State: MI
Country: USA
Address: 4010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids 49508
Phone: 616-455-4260
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Country: USA
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Youth Services

Address: 207 East Fulton Street
Grand Rapids 49503
Phone: 616-774-0446
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GIFT TNT is an affirming, faith-based group for LGBT youth. It meets twice a month for group dialogue, support, education and social events.

City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Country: USA

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