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Lesbians & Gay Men: Welcome To Ann Arbor!

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Month
September
Year
1992
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■i;(';f,'r];ÍVMr)Kd Every September many lesbians. gay men, and bisexual people arrive in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor as newcomers and returners to this area. We proudly and sincerely welcome you! Picase cali 763-4186, the Lcsbian-Gay Male Programs Office (LGMPO) at the Univereity of Michigan, for information on local resources, groups, and cvenLs. While the Office's programining is primarily offercd to U-M students, staff, and faculty members, the I.CiMPO staff of voluntcers. paraprofessionals, and professionals serves members of the larger community insofar as office resources will permit. The LGMPO provides civil rights advocacy, educational programs, counseling, community consultation, special programs, 'information and referral. Printed guides to local resources, and a community bulletin board (including housing ads) are located in our Reception Area next to 3116 Michigan Union (enter through 3000 or 3 100 or use the mezzanine stairs - ask for directions at the info. desk on main floor of the Union). The office is open 8:30 ain-5 pm weekdays. For possible access at other times cali 763-4186. For Detroit information cali 3 13-398-7 105, 9 am-5 pin weekdays. or 3 13-398 -GA YS, 6-1 lpm weekdays. Books and magazines are available at Common Language, a bookstorc for women and their friends, at 214 S. 4th Ave.. 6630036; Borders. 303 S. State. 668-7652; Comniunity News, E. Liberty at División, 6636 186; Crazy Wisdom, 206 N. 4th Ave., 6652757; Choscn Books, 120 W. 4th St., Royal Oak (Detroit suburb), 543-5758; and Sons & Daiightcrs. 30715 Southficld Rd. (Burger King Plaza at 13 mile Rd.), Southfield (Detroit suburb), 645-2200. You will find in the AGENDA Calendar some listings of social and support groups that welcome your attendance. For more details, and for information on campus-based groups, cali 763-4 1 86. In particular, a weekly informal Open House is held Mondays from 8:45-1 1 pm. Formerly located at Canterbury House, the Open House will occur at the Lord of Light Lutheran Church, 801 S. Forest at Hill; 763-41 86 (use basement door from Forest). The U-M East Quad SocialSupport Group for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people meets Wednesdays at 9 pm. Cali 7632790 for location. The Gay Male Programs Office and Common Language Bookstore will sponsor a monthly ""Walt Whitman" Coffee House at the bookstore on the second Fri. of every month at 7 pm. The LGMPO offers "coming out groups" and other support groups. Also available in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti are AA, Alanon and ACOA support groups for lesbians and gay men. Ozone House, 608 N. Main, 662-2222. offers a support group for lesbians and gay youth. Gays & Lesbians Older and Wiser (GLOW), a socialsupport group for lesbians and gay men over 50. meets on the lst Thurs. of every month at 7 pm at Turner Geriatrie Clinic, 1 0 1 0 Wall St. For info. cali Carole at 764-2556. Parents-FLAGAnn Arbor offers a Hotline, support groups, and a speakers bureau. The group meets on the 3rd Sun. of every month at 2 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard at Eiseñhower: 741-0659. A new group, Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America will meet on the 3rd Sun. of every month at 7 pm. Cali 761-3894 or 665-6363 for location. Huron Valley Coirununity Church offers a special mintstry to lesbians, gay men, and theirfainily and friends at GlacierWay United Methodist ChurchBldg., 1001 Green atGlazier (Sun. service 2 pm, social hour 3 pm; 741-1174). Tree of Life Metropolitan Cqmmunity Church offers a special ministry to lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, and their family and l'riends at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 218 N. Adams at Emmet Ypsilanti (Sun. service 6 pm; support group, Thurs. 7:30 pm: 485-3922). For a list of supportive churches, cali 763-4186. Other social resources include the Flame Bar. 115 W. Washington; Nectarinc Ballroom, 510 E. Liberty (dancing); Flicks, 2430 E. Michigan, Ypsilanti (dancing). The Michigan Organizatlon fnr Human Rights (MOHR) is a statewide group cominitted to legal chunge and education; 517-887-2605. The American Civil Llbertlc Union offers assistance in matters of civil rights; 6625189 or 313-961-4662. Guild House, "A Campus Ministry," offers pastoral counseling and political support; 662-5189. The City of Anti Arbor has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, and public accommodations. For info. cali 763-4186 or994-2803 (Human Rights Dept.). The U-M has a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in "education and employment" decisions; 7634186 or 763-0235. Eastern Michigan Univ. has a similar policy; 487-4636. For information, supportive services, and education about AIDSHIV, cali Wellness Huron Valley, 572-WELL (P.O. Box 3242, Ann Albor, MI, 48106). Wellness Networks Detroit may be reached at 8OO-872-AIDS or 313-547-9040. HIV and STD testing and clinics are available through the Washtenaw County Health Dept. at 555 Towner, Ypsilanti (484-6760) and U-M Health Service, 207 Fletcher, Ann Arbor (763-1320). To volunteer your help to LGMPO or to other groups usted, cali the numbers above. We hope to hear from you and to meet you. Note especially the LGMPO "Welcoming Tea" (see Calendar lisü'ng for Sept. 18). Also on Sept. 18 LGMPO will have an info. table on the U-M Diag from 1 1 am-4 pm as part of the U-M "Festif all". See the October issue of AGENDA for our Pride-Awareness-Commitment (PAC) events celebrating National Coming Out Day (Sun. Oct 11). Gay Liberation Front, co 4117 Michigan Union, 530 S. State, Ann Arbor, Ml 481091349; 763-4186.

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