LGBT Community Liaisons
Brad Dick - LGBT Liaison to Mayor's Office
Cell: (313) 701-9314
Dani Woods - LGBTQ Liaison for the Detroit Police Department.
Office: (313) 596-2520
Cell: (313) 400-4450
Ruth Ellis Center
Administrative Offices: (313) 252-1950
Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Phone Number: 1-800-DET-LGBT
Freedom to Marry
"Municipalities, as the level of government most closely connected to the community they serve, bear a great burden when a target sector of their populace is denied the right to marry. … When the freedom to marry is denied, municipalities are the first level of government to suffer the impact."
226 mayors and an additional 40 cities signed onto this brief making the case that the freedom to marry strengthens America's cities. Mayors from 38 states plus the District of Columbia are represented, with a wide range of jursidctions - from the smallest of towns to the top five largest cities in the country - speaking out in support of marriage.
Key Signers: Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas, TX; Mayor Michael Duggan of Detroit, MI; Mayor John Cranley of Cincinnati, OH; Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus, OH; Mayor Kevin Faulconer of San Diego; Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore; Mayor Mayor Karyn Hippen of Thompson, ND; Mayor Johnny Ford of Tuskegee, AL; and Mayor Madeline Rogero of Knoxville, TN
Health Insurance Information
The City of Detroit offers a Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plan that provides coverage for transgender healthcare needs. Persons who are interested in more information should contact Denise Starr, Director of Human Resources at 313-224-3559.