Cleveland Pride in the CLE

Pride Scholarship

Deadline for Apllications: May 1, 2019

Pride Scholarship

Deadline 5/1/2019

We're Hiring!

Major Gifts Officer, Receptionist

We're Hiring!

Major Gifts Officer, Receptionist

We're Getting a New Center!

Coming 2019

We're Getting a New Center!

Coming 2019

NEW! Featured Partner Program

Support the center as a Featured Partner, get exposure throughout our site!

NEW! Featured Partner Program

Give Support, Get Support!

Cleveland Pride in the CLE

Pride in the CLE 2019

June 1st, 2019 in Public Square

Photo by Jordain Laird

Photo by Jordain Laird

Photo by Jordain Laird

Pride in the CLE 2019

June 1, 2019

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Our Stories,
Our Pride

“I originally started volunteering with the Center through the Living Room, which was a safe space for people living with AIDS and HIV to share their crisis and to support one another.”

Featured Events

The Queer Communications Project

March 13, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a persistence and resilience workshop presented by Liberty Endres in partnership with HERlead.org. The workshop...

Financial Literacy Session 3: Home Buying Basics

March 13, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get connected to the tools and resources you will need to better understand the steps involved in buying...

Support The Center

Hello. We are the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. We believe in the power of coming together for the greater good of all individuals. While rewarding, the work we do is not for the faint of heart, it takes courage and it takes conviction. Everyday we learn more about the positive impact we have on our community, but we also witness the daily struggles of those who so desperately need our support. The staff and volunteers at the LGBT Community Center shine with dedication and big hearts, but we have a very small budget. Your support makes it possible to educate those who seek knowledge; to provide a place promoting safe, positive sexual awareness and health; and most importantly your support provides a community for people of all ages, genders, and orientations.

Help us continue our efforts in creating the community and the society we know we can be.

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Make a Donation

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Become a Volunteer

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Schedule a Training

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Shop at the Pride Store

LGBT Center Featured Partner:

Our Stories,
Our Pride

“I originally started volunteering with the Center through the Living Room, which was a safe space for people living with AIDS and HIV to share their crisis and to support one another.”

About The Center

Since 1975, The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland has been serving the needs of the LGBT+ community in Northeastern Ohio. The Center has had multiple places that it has called home over the past 40 years. The first installment, the Gay Education and Awareness Resources Foundation (GEAR) met in various members' homes and utilized the Free Clinic for programs. In 1977, the GEAR had a brief stay in the Coventryard Building before an electrical fire destroyed the building. GEAR then moved briefly downtown to New Dimensions Disco for two years. The next stop was in Tremont in 1980 in the former Bernard's Furniture Store (now a parking lot next to Grumpy's.) From 1982 to 1988, GEAR met at a board member's home in Ohio City before adopted the new name and buildings space as the Lesbian Gay Community Service Center on West 29th. Finally, in 2000, the most recent move was made to Gordon Square and our current name, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland was adopted in 2005.

LGBT Center Programs

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Health & Wellness

Programs include, free HIV Testing on-site. Trauma Focused Support, Free Alternative Clinic, Senior Chair Yoga, and so much more!

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Youth & Young Adult

QYOU (Queer Youth Initiative), is our LGBTQ+ affirming youth and young adult program for ages 11-20. This program meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00-7:30PM. Our activities range from group discussions, interactive games, guest speakers, movie screenings, art activities, karaoke and more!

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Community Groups

The Center hosts a variety of support, discussion, and activity groups run by community members and based on identity or interest. All groups are drop-in based. No registration is necessary.

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SAGE

In addition to the Monday, Wednesday and Friday Drop-in services, SAGE Cleveland plans outings to local cultural institutions, seasonal dances and training and educational programs.

Training Programs

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Direct Service Provider

Professionals trained in LGBTQ+ sensitivity stand out to LGBTQ+ people and are likely to see improved patient/client satisfaction.

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Educators

Sensitivity training prepares educators to address the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals, creating a space where students can thrive academically and socially.

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Employers

Sensitivity training benefits both businesses and their employees, fostering stronger relationships within the workplace.

News/Blog

How and Why to Make Your Gym More Transgender-Inclusive

By Belle Ursa, Co-Founder and Health Coach at Amplio Fitness Have you ever had cold-feet about going to a gym before? How about comparing yourself to everyone around you, worrying if you’re good enough to be there? When you look around the room, do you wonder if there are other people like you there? Do you feel scrutinized about how ...

Standing in Solidarity: Where Black History and LGBTQ+ History Collide in Cleveland

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator Each year in February, the nation pays tribute to generations of African ...

Press Release: LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Awarded Transformational Grant from The George Gund Foundation

The foundation’s $300,000 gift supports The Center’s goal to serve Cleveland’s thriving LGBTQ+ community in new and innovative ...

Rainbow Wave? History Made in the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Eric Hayes & Greg Lukach The election on November 6th was charged with speculation about “blue waves,” ...

Our Stories, Our Pride

Meet Artima

“There are people very willing to help other people who don’t know how to move and manuver through life with a sense of direction.”

Artima is a participant in the Youth and Young Adult (YOYA) program at the Center, and has been a part of numerous Pride celebrations and other community events. Artima is currently working with a Center volunteer to prepare for her final GED test.

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