STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Making Connections in Detroit’s Aging LGBT Community

For LGBT community members who feel disconnected or alone, Friendly Callers has offered crucial companionship and support....

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HOPE Fund Announces New Grant for LGBTQ Cancer Care

A $7,500 grant was made to the American Cancer Society Michigan Inc. to support resource development and training for health care professionals on LGBTQ-sensitive cancer screening...

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The Neutral Zone helps LGBT teens tell their stories

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens, acceptance can be challenging. A sense of community is critical to their well-being....

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Project focuses on transgender youth

The HOPE Fund is supporting a project to help educate community members and families of transgender youth about the importance of inclusion and affirmation. Its intention is also to create...

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In General

Neutral Zone helps LGBT youth tell their stories

Sixty youth from southeast Michigan’s seven counties were able to tell their stories through Queer Youth Stories, a digital storytelling and dialogue project for Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in southeast...

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In General

A conversation with The HOPE Fund committee member Sabin Blake

Sabin Blake, 42, of Ferndale, was famously featured on the cover of Black Enterprise magazine in 2011 in an article with the headline “Black and Gay in Corporate America: Breaking...

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In General

Gerry, Scott, & The HOPE Fund

Gerry Banister and Scott Douglass have been together for thirty-two years. They might not have met at all if Gerry hadn’t dropped by Saluté to take a break from family...

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State of LGBT Affairs

Based on information gathered through conversations with focus groups, key stakeholders, funders, and local/national nonprofit leaders in the LGBT community local and nationally, The HOPE Fund Advisory decided to better educate and...

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2017 HOPE Fund Grants

The following HOPE Fund grants were awarded in 2017. $20,550 to the Neutral Zone, to develop Queer Youth Stories, a digital storytelling and dialogue project for gay-straight alliances in southeast...

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The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awards $60,000 to Nonprofit LGBT Programs

DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently approved $60,000 in grants to support LGBT-related programs through The HOPE Fund. Since 1994, The HOPE Fund has strengthened organizations serving LGBT...

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