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Meet Kevin Schmotzer, LGBTQ+ Liaison to the City of Cleveland

Kevin Schmotzer has been working for the city of Cleveland for 20 years. He currently works for the Department of Economic Development, helping the city get funding for small business entrepreneurs and to attract businesses to Downtown and into the neighborhoods. He lives in the Ohio City neighborhood with his husband, Lawrence, and their pugs. They own a small pet ...

UPDATE: New Building Progress

A lot of progress has been made since our last update: The basement has been waterproofed, backfilled, and the ground re-leveled. Plumbing lines have been completed for the basement. Slabs ...

Support Protections for LGBTQ+ People in Cuyahoga County

In the state of Ohio, it is legal to be fired from a job, denied housing, or refused service in a public business because of your sexual orientation or gender ...

Stolen Moments: An Intergenerational Conversation with Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (The Center) is proud to partner with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to present Stolen Moments, a theatrical, multi-media storytelling event featuring ...

Meet the LGBTQ+ Representative on Cleveland’s Community Relations Board, Sherry Bowman

Sherry Bowman is a native Clevelander who has been a longstanding activist and organizer for the LGBTQ+ and African American community. In 2006, Sherry noted an absence of information regarding ...

7 Things To Look For (or Advocate For) In An LGBTQ-Affirming School

John Licatatiso, Training Coordinator It’s back to school season! As students both young and old are heading to the store to stock up on pens and paper, we want to ...

5 Reasons Youth are Taking A Vow of Silence

4/13/2018   Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator April 27th is the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) annual Day of Silence. Day of Silence is a student-led protest ...

The Center Secures Future with Cleveland Foundation Organizational Fund

4/30/2018 Each day, as The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (The Center) fulfills its mission to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education and ...

3 Issues that Need Your Attention in Northeast Ohio

We are living in a politically charged time. Things are happening at the global and national scale so rapidly that it can be a real challenge to know what is ...

The Gay Games: A Reflection

By Tom Stebel Held every four years, the Gay Games is an international sports and cultural event that promotes sexual and gender diversity through inclusion, participation, and the pursuit of ...

Meet the new Cleveland Division of Police LGBTQ Liaison, Commander Deirdre R. Jones

In order to support equality for LGBTQ+ citizens, the city of Cleveland has appointed an LGBTQ Liaison for the Cleveland Department of Public Safety and Division of Police: Commander Deirdre ...