LGBT Center Programs
Our Stories, Our Pride
Upcoming Events & New Programs
LGBT Grief Group at the Center
Losing a spouse, partner, child parent, sibling, or friend can deeply impact our lives. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, many people find hope and support by sharing their story in the safe atmosphere of a support group. Join us at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland where you can explore your feelings surrounding your loss with a caring group of fellow grievers.
Led by a licensed counselor, the group runs for 8 weeks. An intake interview is required to join and must be completed one week prior to the start of the group. $10 fee for 8 week group to be turned in at first session (financial assistance available).
CLICK HERE to sign up today.
September - October 2022
ClevelandFlow At The Center
ClevelandFlow at the Center will continue our commitment to promoting health and wellness in our community by offering members of our core programs the opportunity to engage in several weeks of fitness exercises. The following classes will be offered to our Rainbow Pioneers and Trans* Wellness programs.
- DANCE EXERCISE: Low impact dance exercise. Similar to Zumba with a focus on jazz dance technique. Yoga mat required. Dance shoes are best (ballet, jazz) socks or bare feet.
- STEP & STRENGTH: Aerobic step class that builds cardio and strength. Sneaker and yoga mat required.
- SEATED STEP & STRENGTH: The aerobic step class that is seated. This class is designed to help all people that have injuries; chronic conditions, and limited movement. Sneakers required.
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
Birthing For Every Body
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
- Wednesdays* 4PM to 7:30PM
- 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
Rainbow Pioneers hosts Tai-Chi & Yoga for seniors. Be sure to check the Rainbow Pioneers page for updates to schedules and additional specialty classes:
- Tai Chi
- Mondays @ 10:30 AM
- Fridays @ 10:30 AM
- Thursdays & Fridays
- 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).