Perceptions Family, Friends, and Allies support group monthly meetings. We have 2 meetings a month.

Meeting 1:

Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, Unity of Bay City, 3736 State Street Rd, Bay City, MI 48706

                                                                         Meeting 2:

                                                                         Perceptions Transgender Activities Group

                                                                        Meets on the third Friday of each month at 6:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 815 N                                                                                                                Grant St, Bay City, MI 48708

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Coming Out

Find resources to help you come out and live openly at home, at work and in your community.

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.


The ACLU works diligently in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country. They push for updated state civil-rights laws, ensuring equal access to benefits and safeguarding the rights and safety of the SOGIE community.

Michigan’s statewide LGBTQ political advocacy organization. They connect victims of individual incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including intimate partner violence, to the support, referral, and navigational services they need to achieve justice.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. 

Local Branches of the League of Women Voters:

Midland Area

Bay County

Saginaw County

Mental Health

Bay City

If you’ve been struggling with mental health issues lately, perhaps it’s time you see professional help. Our kind and caring staff at M.P.A. Group would appreciate the opportunity to help you be yourself again and have a life worth living. Call us today and we’ll get started. Our gender specialists are: 

  • Emily Simbeck, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
  • Rachel Prenzler, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.


Family and Children’s Services strives to provide services that improve the lives of people. Our therapists can help with many  issues, including relationship difficulties; anxiety, anger and stress; and behavior/emotional difficulties of children. Master’s level therapists provide professional mental health services to individuals, couples and families to help them through personal life changes and transitions.

Amy McDonald, MA, LPC


The staff at Westlund Guidance Clinic realizes that life is full of challenges. It is our pledge to help you through those challenges with respect, dignity, and understanding. Everyone at some point in their lives has personal issues, issues with family and loss. Seeking help is not admitting failure or assigning blame. Call 989-793-4790 and let our masters level therapists and staff psychiatrists utilize best practice counseling services to help you reach your goals.

Nicole Bastian, MSW, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Therapist

Manifest Life Counseling builds on your true desire for happiness and purpose, while instilling hope and teaching how to maintain control through choice and coping as you manifest your life toward self-actualization- our pinnacle need.

Manifest Life Counseling

6235 Gratiot Rd. Suite 307, Saginaw, MI 48638 Phone: 989-475-4600

 [email protected]

 Nicole Bastian, MSW, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Therapist


 LGBT Religious Organization Resource List

Millions of gay people around the world are also deeply religious. In some of the major religions, lay organizations have grown to help serve LGBT parishioners who might struggle to reconcile their identities with the teachings of their faith traditions. Here is a list of some of those groups based in the United States.

LGBT Veteran Care

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBT Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. Our policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBT Veterans. Our employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans.

The Aleda E. Lutz VAMC is proud to announce participation in the VHA LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator Program at our facility. Here is how to get in touch with a LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at Aleda E. Lutz VAMC:

Andrea M. Norton, LMSW

(989) 497-2500 x11790

Health & HIV/AIDS

Hearth Home


  • Great Lakes Bay Health Centers believes that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. We put that belief into action at our health centers throughout Michigan. Nobody will be turned away based on their ability to pay. Overseen by a non-profit board that includes both community leaders and patients, each of our locations is a federally qualified community health center that strives to serve people from all backgrounds.
  • Free HIV counseling and testing
  • Safer sex supplies
  • Risk reduction counseling
  • Group education on HIV
  • HIV educational materials
  • HIV/AIDS related community outreach
  • Individual and group counseling for HIV infected persons
  • Referrals for HIV specialty medical care


732 Hoyt Street
Saginaw, MI 48601

PHONE: (989) 753-9011


Sacred Heart provides an extensive array of behavioral health services including substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental illness treatment and HIV/AIDS prevention and care management.

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, Inc.


1106 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708 

Phone: (989) 894-2991


Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center Saginaw Outpatient


  • Outpatient
  • HIV/AIDS Care

301 East Genesee

Saginaw MI 48607

Phone: (989) 776-6000

The CDC has many resources for the health needs of LGBT Youth and adults.

Crisis Help

Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Crisis Line – 1-800-327-4693

Midland and Gladwin County CMH Crisis Line – 989-631-2320 CMH 24-Hour Crisis Line Number: 989-772-5938

 Gladwin County CMHCM

Saginaw County CMH Crisis Line

(989) 792-9732 or (800) 233-0022

Crisis Text Line is the free, nationwide, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Teen Line is a confidential Hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863 or email us here. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Transgender Resources


Transgender Michigan provides advocacy, support, and education while serving to create coalitions in Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities. They have a help line run by transgender people and a list of local resources set up by counties.  If you need someone to talk to or would like to talk with another transgender person, please call 855-345-TGMI. They’re there to help you.

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Great resources for almost anything.

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

The Comprehensive Gender Services Program (CGSP) at Michigan Medicine helps transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary adults access and obtain the highest quality gender affirming medical care.

Explore: Coming Out | Human Rights Campaign

See their Transgender Visibility A Guide to Being You PDF

“Coming Out As You” is a new pocket-sized resource that can help you navigate your own coming out experience in a safe, thoughtful way. Remember, everyone’s experience is unique! After thinking it through you may decide not to come out – and that’s ok too.

Their [email protected] Allies Toolkit provides educational tools for anyone who would like to better understand trans* people and gender differences.

Tips for allies of transgender people.

Resources for transgender parents. 

Do you want to change your name, but don’t know where to get started? Click on this image to find more information on how to change your name in the State of Michigan.

Local Colleges

The Pride Center at Saginaw Valley State University strives to better the lives of individuals who identify as gender/sexual/romantic minorities through education, awareness, advocacy and resources. The focus of the center’s service will be on members of the University community through participation and engagement in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

Prism Alliance is the staff organization at Delta College that is working toward improving conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and other (LGBT+) gender non-conforming students and employees on campus. UNISON is the student group that will amplify the voice of the LGBT community and their allies at Delta College and will help to create education and awareness for the campus community.

For more information on UNISON email  their Advisor: Alison Ginter 

Resources for Your School

Find books for your classroom, ready-to-use lesson plans, and ways to create a more welcoming school community.

Trans Student Educational Resources is your organization for contacting schools, getting information, and taking action! We supply trans resources and provide support for creating change in your school and beyond.