LGBTQ Ohio Resources
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The ACLU believes that individuals should not be discriminated against based on sexual orientation or gender identity. To that end, the ACLU deploys legal, educational and legislative resources to fight for full legal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, whether in employment, schools, marriage or parenting.
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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.
Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative
Our vision is to empower an inclusive community through education, awareness and outreach while eliminating stigma and HIV transmission.
Case Western Reserve University is proud of the rich history of LGBT activism on campus. The benefits of the hard work and determination of students, faculty and staff of long ago are still felt today as new leaders in each of these groups continue to create an awareness of the issues our community faces.
Our purpose is to raise money and distribute it to qualifying GLBTQ and allied groups. The purpose is to fund worthy projects that advance quality, visibility and education of our diverse communities.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities often find themselves on the receiving end of practices or actions that violate their rights. Contact us for more information about legal resources for the LGBTQ community.
Here’s a look at some LGBT Meetups happening near Columbus. Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face.
The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March offers a unique venue and the opportunity for you to showcase your products and services in front of our massive LGBTQ and Ally community.
The purpose of this organization is to offer a comprehensive, community based service organization to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community of the Dayton and Miami Valley area.
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.
Equality Toledo works to eliminate discrimination in our region on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, through education, activism and other anti-defamation efforts.
Columbus is quickly becoming known as an “up and coming gay city” (bestgaycities.com) with its lively neighborhoods, wealth of art galleries and bustling gay scene. The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) even says, “Columbus is a national leader for LGBTQ Equality.
Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center was created with the focus of providing mental health services, support groups, community involvement, and eventually housing for the LGBT community to ensure their health and standing in the surrounding area.
GayDayton publishes a monthly printed publication that is distributed to clubs, churches, organizations and book stores/businesses that have indicated a GLBT friendly attitude. GayDayton also publishes the yearly Miami Valley GLBT Community Resource Guide.
Sixteen years after Stonewall, the Gay People’s Chronicle was started. We were the second major LGBT newspaper in the city, after the Gay Education and Awareness Resources Foundation’s High Gear, which folded in 1984. In that time, Pride celebrations have emerged in Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo and Youngstown, while Columbus’ started in 1981.
GOAL Get Out And Live’s mission is to unite the LGBT community through events, activities and social interaction. GOAL’s mission has led to literally hundreds of events, two more ventures – Gay Business Networking (GBN) and Artistic Women’s Entertainment (AWE), consolidation with an existing women’s group – Women Out and About (WOA), and a partnership with Affirmations, one of the largest LGBT community organizations in the country.
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Ohio alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Ohio and how you can get involved with the local communities in Cleveland, Columbus and Greater Cincinnati.
Dedicated To Protecting Your Rights
Although there have been several major legal wins for the rights of LGBTQ people recently in the United States, LGBTQ individuals still face legal hardships in the areas of criminal justice, employment, health care, housing, immigration, and military service. If you need legal representation, trust Joslyn Law Firm and call us today.
To work in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally youth through advocacy, education, support and community engagement.
The Lavender Listings is Central Ohio’s only LGBT business community directory. As an enhancement to this advertising resource, we’re beginning a new ‘Lavender Limelight’ that will occur monthly.
The Legacy Fund resulted from brainstorming and long term discussions in the late 1990s between a number of people in the LGBT community. These discussions focused on the need for developing a “financial support system” for the GLBT community in central Ohio. There was an immediate recognition that the pooling of our individual financial assets into a common general endowment fund could create the potential for future empowerment that would not be possible by individual efforts.
The Center has a full schedule of regular weekly and monthly events, ranging from Youth Groups, HIV testing, Senior drop-in Lunches and volunteer nights, to book forums and wellness clinics.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
The guiding philosophy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) initiatives through the Multicultural Center inspire reflective thought and increase awareness of identity and community through an understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Ohio University and Athens have built a strong rainbow foundation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; we are the first LGBT Center in the state of Ohio and one of 55 universities nation wide that offers Gender Neutral Housing.
We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians through support networks and by confronting ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.
Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) persons and their family and friends through support, education and advocacy.
The Voice of Ohio’s GLBT & Ally Community
Outlook Ohio Magazine is a free, monthly publication that is released on the first day of each month. Geared for the GLBT & allied community, it’s content contains both locally and nationally focused features with a mix of columns, editorials, arts & entertainment, politics, sports, celebrity interviews and community news.
PFLAG members offer a loving, compassionate, and supportive environment. This allows us to learn of the incredible diversity in sexualorientation, which in turn transforms our personal attitudes. All discussions are held in the strictest confidence.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a volunteer, non-profit self-help organization founded nationally in 1981. We are an inclusive group of family members, friends, and individuals who are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.
PFLAG Columbus is a local chapter of PFLAG National. ”PFLAG” is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays. We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies.
PFLAG Dayton envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Plexus, an affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, was founded to promote networking and business development within Northeast Ohio’s LGBT business community and its allies.
PRIZM is Ohio’s monthly LGBTQ community magazine focused on current events, health, arts & culture, fashion, politics, news, travel & entertainment, and can be found in newsstands across Ohio. PrizmNews.com is the digital counterpart to PRIZM magazine. Both serve to connect Ohio’s LGBTQ communities.
In 2013, a SAGE Cleveland steering committee conducted a survey on LGBT health and wellness in Northest Ohio. The result was a total of 1,025 responses from LGBT participants who were aged 18 and older. SAGE Cleveland, a program of the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, is part of a network of local SAGE affiliates around the country, building a movement to reduce isolation, improve financial security and enhance the quality of life for LGBT older adults.
Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBTQ community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration.
Whether your interest is civil rights, marriage equality, HIV/AIDS support, religious support, coming out, bars and local entertainment, counseling, allied supporters or purely social, we hope you find what you are looking for here at TAGALA.
The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBT+
Chamber of Commerce
Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) is a membership-based, business advocacy organization dedicated to making the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny Region an influential and diverse LGBT+ business community by promoting economic development and growth through equal opportunities, insightful education, effective leadership, and lasting partnerships.
The “LGBTU” is the University of Akron’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Union. The LGBTU is an organization of LGBT students, faculty, allies, and alumni. Our goal is to provide an educational environment in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and their allies can freely assemble for support, networking and campus/community advocacy related to LGBT issues.
PRIDE Gives and PRIDE Council brings the LGBT community together to make a real difference in our community – one that can improve the lives of all central Ohioans.