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About The Program

The Queer Youth (QYou) Initiative at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-19. At QYou, we work to collaborate and provide youth with a network of support and opportunities to express themselves, make new friends, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Accessing important resources, making friends, and promoting community involvement are cornerstones of the program.

Questions? For more information contact the QYou team at [email protected].

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Mon | wed | fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QYou Drop-In

At QYou Drop-In, a daily check-in discussion is held alongside a meal or snack. Ample unstructured-time is offered so youth can socialize with each other through arts & crafts, games, and guided activities.

You are welcome to join us for drop-in programming at any time before or after completing the registration form. You do not have to wait for a coordinator's approval. We look forward to meeting you!

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register your gsa

Does your school have a Gay, Straight Alliance/Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)? Help us build a network of GSA’s across Northeast Ohio. Registering your GSA allows us to reach out with resources and events that we think would be of interest to LGBTQ+ youth and allies, as well as connect with other GSA’s. Information provided remains confidential. 

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The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland proudly presents an annual Queer Prom for youths ages 14-20, encouraging attendees to come as they to be who they are! The event is held annually in June. Stay tuned for details for Queer Prom 2024!

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Pride in the cle®

The Pride Scholarship is awarded annually in June to two eligible applicants on The Main Stage at Pride in the CLE®. Applicants must be between the age of 17-25, who are residents of Ohio, and are seeking scholarship money to any university, community college, technical school, art school, or para-professional program. While only 2 recipients are awarded each year, applicants may apply annually as long as they are eligible for consideration.

2023 APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED: Stay tuned for 2024 information!


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In Partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),  School of One is the first of its kind in the nation. SO1 is an on-site public school with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth, providing them an affirming safe environment.

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Additional community resource guide

The Center remains a hub of resource and connection. We have collected a guide for youth to utilize when needed - from immediate crisis to mental health professionals to legal assistance. 

The Team


Autumn Franz

Lead QYou Program Coordinator
Azariah B.

Azariah Burkette

QYou Program Coordinator

6705 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 651-5428

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: Closed



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