Northeastern Ohio American Veterans for Equal Rights
Northeastern Ohio American Veterans for Equal Rights (NEOAVER) Meeting dates/times vary.
Local chapter of national advocacy group for LGBTQ veterans. Visit NEOAVER for more information
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit self-help organization founded nationally in 1981. We are an inclusive group composed of family members, friends, and individuals who are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. The Cleveland Chapter, founded in July 1985 has been working for over 25 years to foster an environment of understanding and acceptance within families in the Greater Cleveland community through our monthly support group meetings, community outreach efforts, and social initiatives.
PFLAG Cleveland meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Trinity Cathedral, Euclid Avenue & 22nd Street. All are welcome. While we gratefully acknowledge Trinity Cathedral for their assistance in hosting our meetings, please know that we are not affiliated with any religious organizations. More info
Rainbow Wranglers Board
The Rainbow Wranglers are Cleveland's non-profit Country Western dance group for the lesbian & gay community. We provide a place for all people to meet, have fun, and dance! We dance new and classic line dances, two-step, waltz, swing, and other country dance styles to both country and non-country music. Visit the Wranglers Online for more information.
Stonewall Democratic Club
The Cleveland Stonewall Democrats' club is one of 80 national affiliates of the National Stonewall Democrats (NSD), a national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Democrats with over 30,000 members.
NSD is committed to improving the record of the Democratic Party and educating voters about the vast difference that exists between the two major parties on issues of importance to our communities. A generation ago, neither the Republican nor the Democratic Party opposed homophobia.
Monday Night AA
Meets Mondays from 7-8pm. LGBT AA Meeting.
Pride Wednesday AA
Meets weekly, Wednesdays at 7pm. LGBT AA Meeting.
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland - 6600 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 - Tel: 216-651-5428 • A WORKING WEBSITE
Senior Discussion Group
The Center also offers a Senior Discussion Group, which meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month to discuss senior issues and topics.
The group discusses issues pertaining to health and wellness, financial needs, relationships, and other topics determined by group members.
Group intake is required before participation in this group.
Drop-In Programs, Events, and Day Trips
As LGBT seniors, we are an integral part of the community. Celebrating our ethnic, racial and gender diversity, we gather to create a safe and nurturing environment.
We are not invisible. We are fabulous!
Drop - In Meets Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am-2:30 pm at the Center, (6600 Detroit Ave)
The group serves members who are 55 years of age and older, and is open to the community. The sessions include chair-based, low impact exercises followed by lunch.
Seniors Out and About At the end of each month the seniors go on field trips that are organized around their interests. The program is free; however, there is a suggested fee of $3 for those who wish to eat lunch and a nominal fee for those wish to go on field trips.
Seniors Out and About is an LGBT senior citizen social support group which was formed at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland in August of 2003.
BE SEX SMART - WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH AGES 14-24
The LGBT Community Center offers young people ages 14-24 a comprehensive sexual health program called Be Sex Smart that addresses HIV prevention and overall wellness.
Based on a series of workshops created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this intervention provides young people with a confidential, small group environment where they can ask questions and openly discuss matters of concern.
Program activity centers on self-esteem, HIV/STD/STI prevention, healthy relationship building, assertiveness, coping skills and problem solving. The sessions are as follows, and their success depends on the youth participants:
Session 1: Learning the Language of HIV and other STD/STIs
Session 2: Assessing Personalized Risk
Session 3: Learning How to Use Condoms
Session 4: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
Session 5: Recognizing and Coping with Feelings
Session 6: Negotiating Effectively
Session 7: Self-Talk - Switching Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts
Session 8: Practicing Safer Sex
Session 9: Individualized Counseling
Session 10: Visit to a Community Health Resource
If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this unique learning experience, please contact Program Activities Coordinator, Keara Mullen, KMullen@LGBTCleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 ext. 17, to get more information and to sign up.
Youth and young adults are also welcome to join us every Monday and Wednesday, 3-8pm for cooking, art, social and recreational activities.
COUNSELING SUPPORT SERVICES
The Center offers FREE counseling support for youth ages 14 -24 and adults who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay. Staffed by a professional counselor and master's degree candidates with experience working with the LGBT population. Counseling Support Services are short-term and solution focused.
The program is limited to counseling and do not offer medication management services.
Counseling Support Services include, but are not limited to: psychosocial intake and assessment; individual, couple, family and group counseling; consultation and referral.