LGBTQ RESOURCES

Includes: Advocacy Organizations, State & Country Wide Community Centers & Support Groups, Educational Institutions w/LGBTQ Groups, Health (Medical, Mental Heath, HIV & Support Services, Addiction Services), Professional & Philanthropic Services, Religion & Spirituality, High School and University LGBTQ Student Groups

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Advocacy

  • LGBT College | Resources & outlet for LGBT and/or advocates of all races and cultures to be equally represented |
  • Equality Michigan 313-537-7000
  • LAHR, Lansing Assoc of Human Rights, lahronline.org 
  • Detroit LGBT Chamber of Commerce, detroitlgbtchamber.com
  • ACLU | Jay Kaplan | 313-578-6812
  • Human Rights Campaign HRC Michigan hrc.org/states/michigan
  • Transgender Michigan transgendermichigan.org

Community Centers & Social/Support Groups

LGBTQ Centers Throughout The United States By State:

A-C    D-F    G-I    J-M    N-P    Q-S    T-V    W-Z

GRAND RAPIDS

  • Grand Rapids Pride Center | Since 1988 Empowering Our LGBTQ Community Through Social Services and Awareness |SEE ALL OF OUR SOCIAL & SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Fountain Street Church LGBTQ Circle  | Social/Support group honoring our emotional, mental, physical & spiritual selves |
    • 24 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, 49503 | 616-459-8386 ex 225
  • GIFT (Gays In Faith Together) | Affirming the LGBTQ in faith communities of West Michigan through faith based services and pastoral care. |
    • 207 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, 49503 | 616-451-2879
  • Grand Rapids HQ | Homeless and At Risk Youth Drop In Center. Offering case management, Free Showers, washing machines and kitchen |
  • Grand Illusions | Crossdressers of West Michigan, crossdressersmichigan.com
  • Grand Rapids LGBTQ+A Writers Group | mmatthews2011@gmail.com
  • Grand River Squares | info@grsquares.org 
  • Primetimers Social Group | primetimersgr@gmail.com
  • West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus | wmgmc.org

ANN ARBOR

  • Jim Toy LGBT Community Center 734-995-9867
  • Lesbian Mom's Network, lmnetwork.org

BENTON HARBOR

  • OutCenter, 269-925-8330

METRO DETROIT

  • Ruth Ellis Center | Ruth Ellis Center has been recognized as a national leader in addressing LGBTQ youth homelessness and operates a 10,000 square foot facility in Highland Park, Michigan, which consists of a Drop In Center and Health & Wellness Center. Wayne county residents who are Medicaid eligible and between the ages of 7-30 may enroll in individual, family or group counseling at no cost. Additionally, Ruth’s House, our State of Michigan licensed and contracted foster care facility for LGBTQ youth is located a short distance from the Center in Detroit. |
  • Affirmations, goaffirmations.org
  • LGBT Detroit (formerly KICK) lgbtdetroit.org

KALAMAZOO

  • KGLRC, The Resource Center 269-349-4234

Phone & Internet Support Lines


Educational Institutions with LGBTQ Student Associations

Local High Schools with GSA's or equivalent

Grand Rapids Area College/University

Health (Click Links Below)

  • Emergency Support Services (including Sexual Assault & Housing)

Professional & Philanthropic 

  • Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (Scholarships)| Creating opportunities for the Grand Rapids Trans Community | 
  • Grand Rapids Public Library | From Free WiFi to LGBTQ Books and Inclusive Special Events. See GRPC's Community Calendar for upcoming events |
    • 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-988-5400 | grpl.org
  • Mira Krishnan, Diversity Consultant | See Ad Above | *lgbtq
  • WM LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Battle Creek MI wmlgbtcc.org
  • Our LGBT Fund, Grand Rapids 616-454-1751
  • OUT Pro Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce 616-771-0300

Religion & Spirituality