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EXTERNAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

In keeping with our mission to enrich our vibrant Cleveland LGBTQ+ community, we have created this page in the hopes of providing ample resources that allow us to grow in positive and affirming spaces!

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Does Your Group Support The LGBTQ+ Community?

If your organization or community group serves and supports the LGBTQ+ community, tell us all about it and we'll add you to our resource lists! 

GENERAL LGBTQ+ SUPPORT

BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center

The mission of BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center is to promote awareness, education, mental and emotional support, as well as advocacy for the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, and our Allies) community within Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties.

Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative

Community AIDS Network aimsto prevent the further transmission of HIV through education and risk reduction efforts and to provide housing assistance and other services to people already affected by HIV/AIDS. Akron Pride Initiative seeks to advocate for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people in Akron.

CenterLink

CenterLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities.​

InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

InterACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.

Lorain County LGBTQ+ Task Force

The mission of the "Lorain County LGBTQ+ and Allies Community Task Force" is to address the needs of Lorain County’s LGBTQ+ community through education, advocacy, and allied community resources. It is a volunteer-led coalition of community leaders and representatives of churches, social service agencies, and LGBT-serving organizations in the county and Northeast Ohio region.

Out Support Medina

Our group was founded by mothers looking for ways to support their children going through the challenges of being a part of the LGBTQ community. We provide support services for both the person and the family because those support systems are critical in understanding options, coping with your own feelings and knowing you aren’t alone.

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Cleveland

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a volunteer, non-profit self-help organization founded nationally in 1981. The Cleveland Chapter was established in July 1985. PFLAG Cleveland also offers an additional Southwest meeting in North Royalton on the First Thursday of the month.

INTEREST-BASED SUPPORT

Blazing River Freedom Band

The Blazing River Freedom Band is a musical arts organization comprised of individuals dedicated to the promotion of the arts through the unique art form of community band music. BRFB aims to foster a musical culture within its local and national community while improving the quality of artistry and musicianship of its members, one note at a time

Cleveland Aquatic Team

Cleveland Aquatic Team is a U.S. Masters Swimming team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The team is a member of the  United States Masters Swimming  (USMS) and the Lake Erie Local Masters Swimming Committee, and also has an affiliation with International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA.)

Cleveland Couples Together

Social group for LGBT couples in Cleveland. Monthly social gatherings in the community.

Cleveland Out & About

Cleveland Out and About is an all-volunteer outdoor recreational group serving Northeast Ohio. Although primarily a gay and lesbian organization, the group welcomes all to participate in its activities. Activities include nature and urban hikes, bicycle rides, camping, and winter sports.

Cleveland Transgender Choir

Cleveland Transgender Choir is a non-auditioned choral group for singers identifying as transgender or non-binary.

Oven Productions

Oven Productions sponsors lesbian and cultural activities in northeast Ohio, including art exhibits, films, concerts, and dramatic presentations.

PLEXUS: LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce

The mission of Plexus is to provide proactive business development for the LGBT business community and allies. Plexus is an affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (Rock n Roll City)

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance by satirizing issues of gender and morality.

Stonewall Sports Cleveland

Stonewall Sports- Cleveland is a sports league for LGBTQ individuals and Allies and Stonewall Sports' 9th city expansion. We operate as a non-profit and aim to create a low-cost, high fun atmosphere in Cleveland where individuals are comfortable being themselves while taking part in a fun sport.

Windsong

Windsong Chorus is an organization of women and their supporters who empower women through their participation in music performance that is diverse, women-supportive, and environmentally responsible.

IDENTITY-BASED SUPPORT

Asians & Friends Cleveland

Asians & Friends Cleveland promotes Asian culture in a positive, supportive, informative, and fun environment while bridging the gap between various cultures.

Black Space Productions

Black Space Productions seeks to create safe spaces for queer and trans people of color.

Chevrei Tikvah Chavurah

Welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Cleveland area Jews and their families and friends.

G2H2

G2H2 (Gay Guys/Girls Happy Hour) is a monthly social event in Cleveland, held the third Friday of every month at various venues. The events provide gay professionals with the chance to meet, network, or just hang out.

GayChurch.org

All churches in our Affirming Church Directory™ have confirmed that their congregation, in some form or fashion, is an affirming Christian church.

Margie's Hope

Margie's Hope assists transgender, non-binary and gender expansive individuals in need.

NE Ohio Women Over FORTY and Their Friends (WOFFs)

WOFFs is an active and supportive social community of lesbians over 40 and their women friends living in Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Medina, Canton and surrounding areas.  WOFFs welcomes  all lesbian women and their friends and truly wishes to develop a diverse community of women.

TransOhio

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

A Place For Us

A Place for Us Development is an LGBT and inclusive senior housing community with cutting-edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff.

STUDENT & YOUTH SUPPORT

216 Teens

216teens.org is a website resource for all teens, including LGBTQ teens, in Cuyahoga County and the surrounding areas for information about sexual health, healthy relationships, puberty concerns, and more.

44 Self-Esteem Resources for Nonbinary Youth

Self-esteem can lead to positive mental health outcomes but can be thwarted by negative messaging from peers, parents, school communities and social media. This site provides resources to help build self-esteem.

Affordable Health Insurance for Vulnerable Youth

This guide can help you or a loved one find the health care you need as easily as possible. Learn what types of health insurance are available to vulnerable youth, who qualifies, and what coverage includes, along with resources where you can get help.

Case Western Reserve University LGBT Center

The LGBT Center exemplifies Case Western Reserve University’s commitment to serving its diverse student, staff and faculty populations. The space provides an inviting home to members of the LGBT and allied community interested in exploring and celebrating LGBTQIA identities.

Cleveland State University LGBTQ+ Student Services

LGBTQ+ Student Services is committed to enhancing the overall educational and social experience of the CSU community. We provide resources, support, and programming that promotes the academic and personal growth and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (+) students and their allies, and work to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus for all.

Dare2Care

Dare2Lead is a an anti bullying program offered by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) designed to unite LGBTQIA+ and straight youth in the Greater Cleveland community in the fight to eradicate harassment and intimidation in our schools. CLC provides leadership and community engagement opportunities across a wide spectrum of life and career stages to inspire, connect and challenge individuals to make a positive community impact.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - NE Ohio

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

CAUSE AFFILIATED SUPPORT

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS)

​Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS) is a private, not for profit 501(c)(3) agency incorporated in 1978 for the purpose of developing and supporting foster and adoptive families for children with special needs.

Stonewall Democrats

The Cleveland Stonewall Democrats are devoted to securing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity by engaging voters to elect Democratic candidates who support important LGBT issues.

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the LGBT community.

Equality Ohio

Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Human Rights Campaign

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

UNIQUE RESOURCES & SUPPORT

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

Explore common experiences and challenges of LGBTQ+ college students and learn how you can ensure your campus supports and affirms LGBTQ+ students.

InterConnect Support Group

Online support group and resources for people with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) and Differences of Sex Development (DSD)

LGBTQ Scholarships for College Students

LGBTQ+ students have a harder time paying for school than their straight, cis peers. Here are some scholarship options to help cover costs.

LGBTQ Recovery Information

Several surveys indicate a clear link between people who identify as LGBTQ+ and increased substance misuse risk. This page has resources for those in recovery.

Pride Counseling

Get matched to a licensed therapist. Communicate via phone, video, and messaging.

Queer School

Queer School™ was created for those that are struggling to identify and those that proudly identify with being LGBTQ.

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