Community Activities and Events

Affirmations’ Allan Gilmour and Eric Jergins Community Center is host to a number of events and activities -- all providing opportunities to learn, grow, socialize, and feel safe.

To find all activities and events that are currently scheduled at Affirmations, please visit our center calendar by clicking here.

3rd Annual 2017 LGBT Community Chat

XTLyouth The 3rd Annual 2017 LGBT Community Chat hosted by the Detroit Police Department is on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6 p.m. at Palmer Park (Detroit). This chat is an opportunity for law enforcement, community members, allies, and organizations to communicate with each other to help improve public trust and establish positive relationships.

Zeke's Rock 'n' Roll BBQ All Day Fundraiser

XTLyouth Zeke’s Rock ‘n’ Roll BBQ is giving back to Affirmations ALL DAY on Thursday, August 10th. A percentage of the day’s net sales will be donated to the center, this will include dine-in and carry out orders. Join us at Zeke’s BBQ* while you support a wonderful cause! For questions, please contact Kyle Taylor at
*240 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Transgender Pride in the Park

XTLyouth Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riot with Transgender Michigan on Saturday, August 12th, from Noon until 6 p.m. at Donald Red Geary Park, located on Earle Boulevard in Ferndale. For more information, visit the Transgender Michigan website.

Fall Fling 2017

XTLyouthJoin us at the center on October 7th, 2017, for a celebration that has been ten years in the making! Click here to purchase your tickets and click here for more information on the event.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Karissa Nutter

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to Whole Foods Market in Troy, Rochester Hills, and West Bloomfield! We are incredibly grateful for your support of our center on 'Community Giving Day'. With your help, we were able to raise $9,931 for our center. Because of organizations like Whole Foods Market, we are able to continue to offer support to those in need six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

Click to see more of our Sponsors and Partners