Groups & Programs
Ann Arbor TNG
Ann Arbor TNG is a kink and fetish oriented group in Ann Arbor for younger Kinksters. The group focuses on support, the sharing of information in the form of demonstrations or discussion groups, and socializing. This group is genuinely pansexual in nature: people of all gender identification, role identification, and sexual orientation are heartily welcome. TNG meets on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month from 8-10pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court in Ann Arbor. For more info contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because We Are Worth It
(Sex Addicts Anonymous)
First Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 PM
Bisexual Peer Group
Third Saturday, 5-7 PM
Meetings are a freeform discussion of current bi/pan/omni news, events, and other LGBT topics. This is a friendly and welcoming space, regardless of identity. We encourage you to come, make new friends, and engage in good discussion based around human sexuality.
BPG also has a closed Facebook group for all the folks who wish to attend the meetings. Please ask to be added to the Facebook group to receive notice of monthly meeting times and locations and any extra events. Sharing of news items related to bi/pan/omni sexuality are encouraged.
Email with questions.
FTM A2 Ypsi is a support group by and for trans men in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the greater Southeast Michigan region. We are open to all transmasculine identified people 16 years of age or older. The group aims to build community amongst local trans men and to create a safe space where we can support one another. We are affiliated with FtM Detroit, and we cross-program for social events. We hold discussion groups at Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor every third Monday of the month from 6pm – 7pm. The group also meets on the first Monday of every month at Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti.
Gay Business Networking (GBN)
Meets monthly to unite LGBT Business owners and professionals and encourage us to support each other by doing business together and referring our friends to members of the networking group. GBN provides a structured system of business networking to share business leads and referrals. Website here.
Sufficient substitute (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Every Saturday from 8-9:00 PM -- For more information: HVAI.org
LezRead Ann Arbor
LezRead is Ann Arbor's premier book club for lesbians. We meet on the fourth Sunday of the month from 4-6PM at the Jim Toy Community Center. We read fascinating books on all queer topics, including books by local authors. Our discussions are always lively, provocative, and open. New members are always welcome. For more information, email , or visit us on Facebook or tumblr.
LGBTQ Know Your Rights Project
Receive free, LGBT-centered legal assistance and referrals on custody, divorce, adoption, estate matters, name changes, gender marker corrections, public benefits, expungement, and more. This project is hosted by the Outlaws of the University of Michigan Law School, the Michigan Advocacy Program, and volunteer attorneys. Office hours vary each academic term and are available on the KYR Project Webpage.
For Appointments: Email , or call (734) 995-9867 during project office hours.
Older Lesbians Organizing
Meets on the SECOND SUNDAY, 1-2:30p, at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court in Ann Arbor (Fall and Winter; See Friday evening for Spring and Summer). Provides older Lesbians with the chance to meet like minded women in their common struggles, to share mutual interests and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together. For more info contact Jackie at
Out Loud Chorus Board Meeting
Monthly, every third Wednesday, 7-9PM
The Polyamory Network is an open and inclusive community of people living polyamorously, people interested in Polyamory and people of, friendly to and curious about Polyamory. We welcome diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, family constellation and spiritual path. We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 7pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court, Ann Arbor. For more info go to our website.
Prevent and Prevail
This peer-facilitated teen group focuses on limiting the spread of STDs and preventing pregnancy. Snacks are provided and teens are paid for participation. This program is hosted by JTCC in collaboration with Dedicated To Make a Change, and meets for 6 week sessions.
*The most recent Prevent and Prevail program ended November 2015. Stay tuned for updated enrollment options.
Rainbow Book Club
The Rainbow Book Club is a book club dedicated to reading and discussing classic and contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature. This is an inclusive group! We welcome people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. All you need is an interest in LGBTQ books! We meet on the SECOND SUNDAY each month from 4:30-6pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court. Common Language makes our book selections available with a 10% discount. More information about the group, including our past, present, and future selections can be found at the Rainbow Book Club website, here.
SAGE fRIENDLY CaLLER pROGRAM
SAGE Metro Detroit’s Friendly Caller Program helps to provide support and build and maintain connections among older LGBT adults. Participants are matched with a conversation buddy for weekly phone calls to discuss hobbies, interests, and to stay connected. All you need is a phone to get started. Volunteer callers include LGBT adults and allies. For more information, please contact Keisha Watkins-Dukhie at email@example.com or (248)567-2363.
Toastmaster’s International SpeakOUT! Club
People who get ahead in life are those who can communicate effectively. Toastmasters will show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will also learn valuable leadership skills. Our group welcomes all gender identifications and sexual orientations. We are straight-friendly. Guests are ALWAYS welcome. Come visit our Toastmaster’s club and see what it can do for you!Be a success – at home or on the job. Come visit our Toastmaster’s club and see what it can do for you! For more information, e-mail annie at keystonemedia.net. Come at 6:45 and meet our members! 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Jim Toy Community Center.