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Community Advocacy

The Center serves as the public face and advocate for Northeast Ohio’s LGBTQ+ community. Through leadership within the community, cultural competency training outside the community, media representation, and innovative collaboration with other community agencies, we aim to improve the quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

Trans* in the CLE

In 2017, The Center in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio hosted the first Trans in the CLE. This day-long conference for Northeast Ohio’s transgender and gender non-conforming community offered resources, education, workshops designed to help members of our community flourish. The Center is committed to finding new and innovative ways to lift up the voices of trans individuals in our community.


The Center is a resource for interview sources, fact-checking, and information on the LGBTQ+ community locally and beyond. If a staff member is not the best spokesperson for a story, we will work hard to find an appropriate, trusted source as quickly as possible. As an organization that provides education, health and wellness services, and social programs, we can speak to a variety of and respond to breaking news items and trending topics that involve the LGBTQ+ community.

For media inquiries, please contact Matthew Graves or Phyllis Harris 


The Center periodically partners with universities and scientists who are performing research that will help provide evidence and arguments that will support equity and resources for the LGBTQ+ community. Click here to learn more about our current and past research initiatives. 



6705 Detroit Ave.

Cleveland, Ohio 44102


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Sunday: Closed

Monday: 10am - 8pm

Tuesday: 10am - 6pm

Wednesday: 10am - 8pm

Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday: Closed


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