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Lesbiangay Community Resource Guide

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FJ.-M1V.V g-7.-rf..?.-J.-MW-l Every September many lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people arrive in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor as newcomers and relurning residents. We proudly and sincerely welcome you! Please cali 763-4186, the Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office at the University of Michigan, tor information on local resources, groups, and events. While the Offices programming is primarily oftered to U-M students, staff , and taculty members, the LGMPO staff of volunteers, paraprofessionals, and professionals serves members of the larger community insolar as office resources wlll permit. The LGMPO provides civil rights advocacy, educafional programs, crisis intervention, consullation, special programs, informafion and referral. Printed guides to local resources, and a community bulletin board, including housing ads, are located in our Reception Área next lo 3116 Michigan Union (enter through 3000 or 31 00 or use the mezzanine stairs - ask at the campus information desk on the main f loor of the Union for directions). The ofiice area is open 8:30 am-5 pm weekdays. For possible access at other times cali 763-4186. For Detroit information cali 313-398-7105, 9 am5 pm weekdays, or 313-398-GAYS, 6-11 pm weekdays. Books and magazines are available at Common Language, a bookstore for women, lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, and Iheirfriends, at 214 S. 4th Ave., 663-0036; Borders, 303 S. State, 668-7652; Community News, E. Liberty at División, 663-6186; Crazy Wisdom, 206 N. 4th Ave., 665-2757; Chosen Books, 120 W. 4th St., Royal Oak (Detroit suburb), 313-543-5758; and Sons & Daughters, 30715 Southfleld Road (Burger King Plaza at 13 Mlle Rd.), Soufhfleld (Detroit suburb), 313-645-2200. You will find in the AGENDA CALENDAR some. listings of social and support groups that welcome your attendance. For more details, and for more information on campus-based groups, cali 763-4186. In particular, a weekly informal Open House is held Mondays from 1 1 pm at Canterbury House, 518 East Washington, west of State St. The U-M East Quad SocialSupport Group for lesbian, gay male, andbisexualundergraduate students meetsWednesdays at 9 pm. A new GayLesbianBisexual Gradúate Student Group will be meeting regularly at the LGMPO Reception Área (see CALENDAR, Sept. 23). An informal Happy Hour Group gathers at Dominicks Restaurant, Monroe at Tappan, Fridays at 5 pm. Queer Action, a campus political group, will be holding regular meetings, as will Groups in Individual Gradúate Schools, the Lesbians of Color Collective, the Gay & Bisexual Men of Color Group (see CALENDAR, Sept 16- for info. cali 741-9245), the U-M LesbianGayBisexual Faculty Alliance, and the newly-organized U-M Gay & Lesbian Alumni Society (Ron Fracker, 484-0754). The Bisexual Women's Group will meet Wednesdays at 8 pm (747-7555). A Bisexual Men's Group is in the organizational stages. The Queer Theory Discussion Group meets monthly in the Women's Studies Lounge, 234 E. Engineering Bldg. Club Fabulous, the group organizing labulous dances (see CALENDAR, Sept. 11), meets Thursdays at 9 pm in the LGMPO Reception Area (volunteer to help!). Ann Arbor Front Runners, Queer Aquatics, a Soccer Group, a Volleyball Group and a Bowling League meet regularly. The LGMPO offers Coming Out Groups - cali 763-4 1 86. Also available locally are AA, Alanon, and ACOA Support Groups for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people. Ozone House (662-2222), 608 N. Main, offers a support group lor lesbiangaybisexual youth. Gays and Lesbians Older & Wiser (GLOW), a social support group lor people over 50, meets the second Saturday of each month (936-5962). Our Little Group, for professional residents in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti área, can be reached at 763-4186. Parents-FLAG Ann Arbor offers a Hotline, support groups, and a speakers bureau . The group meets the third Sunday ot every month at 2 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard ust west ol Eisenhower (741-0659). The Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America meets third Sunday ot every month at 7 pm (761-3894 or 665-6363). For info. on the Jewish Lesbian-Bisexual-GayCollective, cali 769-0500. Hurón Valley Community Church (741-1174) and Tree of Life Metropolitan Community Church (485-3922) offer special ministrieslo our community. Guild House, "A Campus Ministry," offers pastoral counseling and polilical support (662-5189). For a list of supportive religious institutions, cali 763-4186. LGMPO can also supply a list of religious leaders who provide same-sex commitment ceremonies. Social resources include the Flame Bar, 1 1 5 West Washington; Nectarine Ballroom (esp. Tue. and RL), 510 East Liberty (dancing); and Flicks, 2430 East Michigan, Ypsilanti (dancing). Performance Network (663-0681) and The Ark (761-1451) offer plays & concerts of interest to our constituency. Common Language Bookstore sponsors a monthly Womyn's Potluck Dinner and a Group for Lesbians Over 30 (663-0036). Information on local events is announced weekly on the radio program Closets R 4 Clothes, broadcast on station WCBN 88.3 FM Tuesdays at 6 pm (7633500). Our local newspaper Between the Lines (6626282) offers excellent coverage of topics of concern. Obtain free copies at newspaper racks around town or at LGMPO. The City of Ann Arbor has an ordinance prohibiling discrimination on the basis ot sexual orientation in housing, employment, and public accommodations (City Human Rights Dept.: 763-4186 or 994-2803). The City's Domestic Partnership Ordinance provides symbolic and public recognition ot committed same-sex partnerships (994-2725). U-M has a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in education and employment decisions (76341 86 or 763-0235). Eastern Michigan University has asimilar policy (487-4636). Forinfo. on EMU Lesbian GayBisexual Student Groups, cali 487-3118. For intormation, support services, and education about HIVAIDS, cali the HIVAIDS Resource Center at 572-WELL (3075 Clark Road east of Goltside, Suite 207, Ypsilanti). Wellness NetworksDetroit may be reached at 1 A IDS or 3 1 3-547-9040. H IV and STD testing are availabte through the Washtenaw County Health Dept. (555 Towner, Ypsilanti, 4846760); the U-M Health Service (207 Fletcher, 7631320); and Planned Parenthood (3100 Professional Drive, 973-0155). Ann Arbor Gay Liberation sends delégales to the steering committee of the Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity, the statewide group combatting the right-wing ballot nitiative that would deny us our human and civil rights. The local affiliate of the MCHD holds regular meetings in Ann Arbor (get invotved! cali 763-4186). To volunteer with LGMPO or other groups listed, callthe numbers above. LGMPO will betraining people interested in helping to provide educational programs to the U-M community and surrounding communities. LGMPO also provides training to become peer counselors or group facilitators. We hope to hear from you and to meet you, so stop by the LGMPO at 3116 Michigan Union! For upcoming events see the CALENDAR. Note especially the LGMPO Open House & Social Hour for Students (Sept. 7 & 8) and the LGMPO Fall Reception for All Community Members (Sept 17). LGMPO will have an info. table on the U-M Diag Sept. 14 as part of the U-M "FESTIFALL." Sept. 22 is LGMPO "GAME NIGHT." Finally, mark your calendarsf or the monumental return of Ann Arbor's lesbiangay-bisexual megamix dance party: Club Fabulous, scheduted for Sept. 11. Come out and kick up your heels in preparation for the Oct. 9 Ciub Fabulous celebratingPride-Awareness-CommitmentWeekOct. 9-17 (see the October AGENDA). WelcomelWeIco me back! Gay Liberation Front, co 3116 Michigan Union, 530 S. State, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1349; 763-4186.


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