AL GAMEA is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Our Mission. A human services organization established for support, socialization, education, awareness and to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to defend human and civil rights secured by law to gay, lesbian, bi and transgender (GLBT) people of Middle Eastern descent
Our Values. In delivering services which further our mission and vision, we will model the following core values and encourage their integration into the lives of those we serve
The GLBT Association of Middle eastern Americans (Al GAMEA), housed in a multi-use facility in the heart of downtown Ferndale, at the Northern border of the City of Detroit. Established in 2004, provides direct services to meet the ever-changing demands for GLBT, health and social groups services for the Arab/Chaldean and Middle Eastern population in the greater Detroit metropolitan Area. Al GAMEA is a minority owned and operated a tax-exempt organization. The agency provides supports, preventive health education interventions and health counseling, social events, anti-homophobic campaign and access to the cultural primarily to individuals in need of these services among the more than 400,000 Arab Americans living in the greater Detroit Area. In 2008, Al GAMEA established the supports and health program which has become the first GLBT Middle Eastern organization in North America.