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Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center

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Causes: Civil Rights, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

Mission: The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center grew out of a need to provide support to gay and lesbian people and to create a bridge of understanding between all people regardless of sexual orientation. The Resource Center provides the only support group for LGBT youth in Southwest Michigan, as well as a support group for transgender individuals throughout west Michigan. KGLRC believes that youth and adults who are in a minority status because of their sexual orientation need support, understanding and advocacy within the larger community.

Programs: Resource Center Programs include: RESOURCE CENTER YOUTH GROUP--weekly support group for LGBT youth under age 21.

RESOURCE CENTER TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP--bi-monthly meetings for transgender individuals. EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PANELS--glbt Speakers Panels for area schools, organizations, churches and places of business.

RESOURCE CENTER HOTLINE--support and information resources regarding the lgbt community (6 evenings per week to callers)

COMMUNITY CENTER--open 5 days a week to serve the lgbt group as a meeting site, library and information source. RESOURCE CENTER NEWS--a quarterly newspaper of issues, activities, views and political events of interest to the lgbt community & allies.

POLITICAL ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY--to encourage community participation in issues of concern to the lgbt community and our friends. RESOURCE CENTER SPECIAL EVENTS--including Women's History Month Celebration, Documentary Film Series, Coming Out Proud Film Festival, co-sponser of the Engineering Social Justice Training Series.

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