Erspamer Resigns, Transgender Activist Reyes Named Affirmations Interim Director

Erspamer Resigns, Transgender Activist Reyes Named Affirmations Interim Director (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 29, 2018) Ferndale, MI-  After two years as Executive Director of Affirmations LGBTQ Community Center in Ferndale, Susan Ersparmer has resigned in the midst of financial concerns and staff issues.  Following Erspamer’s resignation, the Board of Directors voted Wednesday night to appoint…

Affirmations LGBTQ Center Hosting Community Conversation on Election Nov. 14

Affirmations LGBTQ Center Hosting Community Conversation on Election Nov. 14 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Join Affirmations for an important Community Conversation. The event is free and all are welcome.  We look forward to joining our community partners to discuss coordinated efforts to begin healing, while engaging in proactive…

Ferndale: Affirmations Fall Fling Oct. 8

Ferndale:  Affirmations Fall Fling Oct. 8 (EVENT page)   Ferndale, MI – A celebration of metro Detroit’s LGBTQ community and its allies, Fall Fling 2016 will feature live entertainment, cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The event will be held inside Affirmations 17,000 square foot state of the art Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens Community…

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth…

…20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund… Matching Gift Program

Community Foundation Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund With Matching Gift Program (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014) In 1994, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established The HOPE Fund in order to confront the lack of essential human and social services serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the region.  At…

Affirmations Offers Daily Free HIV and STD Testing

“Expanding free HIV and STD testing services with our strategic Health and Wellness partners is key to our desire to commit the state’s largest LGBT community center to efforts to ending the spread of HIV/AIDS among the most vulnerable in our community”, said Johnny Jenkins, Affirmations’ Director of Programs.

HIV and Syphilis testing will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm and will be conducted by Michigan AIDS Coalition. They will also offer …