LGBT Center Programs
Our Stories, Our Pride
Upcoming Events & New Programs
August 17, 2022 | 12PM
Aging With HIV: An Awareness Seminar
Join special guests Jax Kelly and Michell Jackson Rollins, Founder and Executive Director of We Think 4 A Change, for as they dive into the topic of aging with HIV.
This is a hybrid event. We invite you to join us either in person or via zoom.
- To register for zoom CLICK HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
August 17, 2022 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Community Forum on Monkeypox
We will be hearing from medical experts who will provide information and updates about Monkeypox, signs, symptoms, transmission, prevention strategies, etc. The conversation will be hosted by Deairius Houston, Director of Program Innovation with Central Outreach Wellness Center.
Featured panelists include:
- Dr. David Margolius | Director of Public Health, City of Cleveland
- Dr. Prakash Ganesh | Medical Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
- Dr. Karen Cooper | Medical Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health
This is a hybrid event, We invite you to join us either in person or via zoom.
- To register for zoom CLICK HERE
After registering. you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
August 30, 2022 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Inequities Across A Spectrum
Please join the SPAN Ohio Equity Committee as we discuss the history of LGBTQIA+ healthcare in Ohio, where it is today, and how a Single Payer healthcare system can help. This will be a three-part event followed by a Q&A session. We have great community members and physicians lined up for this event that are embedded with the LGBTQIA+ community and they are excited to share their stories with you.
Recorded Live April 20, 2022
WATCH: Coffee & Conversation
Our guest panelists spent time discussing the topic: So, Who Is Missing From Clinical Research? You, Me? Us?
This engaging conversation explores the role of clinical research in eliminating health disparities in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and how minority communities can safely participate in research given historical institutional trauma inflicted on minority communities. Also discussed is how BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community members and organizations can support participation in clinical research.
Health & Wellness Services at The Center
The Center proudly provides the following services to meet the greatest health and wellness needs of Northeast Ohio's LGBTQ+ community. If you have questions regarding any of our Health & Wellness services, contact Gulnar Feerasta at [email protected]
MetroHealth Pride Network For Adults
The Center and MetroHealth have partnered to provide safe and supportive medical care to the Cleveland LGBTQ community onsite at The Center. Primary Services include:
- Adult Care
- Hormone therapy
- Family Planning
- Smoking cessation
- Controlling your cholesterol numbers
- Lowering your high blood ressure
- Physical exams
- HIV Prevention (PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
- PRIDE CLINIC PHONE: 216.957.4905
Weekly HIV Testing
Testing is provided in collaboration with Central Outreach, Project S.A.F.E., and The Centers for Family and Children. Individuals seeking testing must be 18+ in age or accompanied by a legal guardian.
The Center has free walk-in HIV testing weekly during the following times:
- Mondays* 4PM to 7:30PM
- Tuesdays* 2PM to 5PM
- Thursdays 4PM to 7:30PM
- Fridays* 4PM to 7:30PM
*Indicates days the following STI testing and treatments are also available:
- Hepatitis B&C
The Center in partnership with AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland offers free training for administration of NARCAN nasal spray.
- Every 3rd Monday of the month 4PM - 7PM
Tai Chi & Yoga
SAGE Cleveland hosts Tai-Chi & Yoga for seniors. Be sure to check the SAGE Cleveland page for updates to schedules and additional specialty classes:
- Tai Chi
- Mondays @ 10:30 AM
- Fridays @ 10:30 AM
- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
- Pride AA is a community-led support group for LGBTQ+ and ally community members in recovery.
Additional Community Health & Wellness Resources
AIDS Task Force of
Since the very beginnings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland has been present as a compassionate, collaborative and comprehensive resource for those living with HIV, those at greatest risk for acquiring HIV and those who stand in support of continuing to reduce the impact of this highly preventable, and now, effectively treatable public health issue.
B. Riley Sober House
B. Riley Sober House is an LGBTQ+ sober living facility in Cleveland Ohio. We provide all members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies a temporary, safe, affirming, recovery orientated living space. We offer Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services, Mental Health Assessment & Treatment, as well as Psychotherapy through our outside partnerships to help each individual along his or her journey into long term recovery from substance abuse issues.
LGBT Health Facilities
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Care officially opened at the South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights and Lakewood Family Health Center. Embedded in a primary care practice, the center provides care for all patients in a safe and welcoming environment. It includes providers who understand the health needs of LGBT patients, and access to specialists with expertise in LGBT care.
Cleveland AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
Cleveland AIDS Clinical Trials Unit is Northeast Ohio's trusted resource for HIV/AIDS clinical trials, primary care and world class research. Information about local resources for HIV-prevention, including PrEP and PEP.
VHA LGBTQ+ Health Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) welcomes all Veterans, families, caregivers, and survivor beneficiaries, including diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. LGBTQ+ Veterans have faced stigma and discrimination, which can affect health. As a healthcare institution, we need to make sure that LGBTQ+ Veterans know that they are welcome at Veterans Health Administration (VHA).