Local Groups

If you would like to see your organization listed in our resources directory, please contact lgbt@case.edu. Include a paragraph briefly describing your organization and the services or resources it provides. The LGBT Center staff will review all submissions for appropriateness and relevance.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit self-help organization founded nationally in 1981. A local chapter began meeting in Akron in 1983, and the Cleveland chapter was founded in 1985. We are an inclusive group composed of family members, friends, and individuals who are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

PFLAG Cleveland meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Trinity Cathedral, Euclid Avenue and East 22nd Street.

TransFamily of Cleveland

Founded to provide support and education for transgendered persons, their families, friends, and significant others. We are associated with PFLAG to promote awareness of transgender persons and their issues. We are also associated with SSAFE to bring awareness to our school systems, through their principals and counselors, by offering literature, speakers, consultation, and support.

TransFamily meets from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, 6600 Detroit Ave.

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Founded in 1975, the Center is a community-based non-profit agency working toward a society free of homophobia and gender oppression by advancing the respect, human rights, and dignity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

The Center sponsors various events and programs for the LGBT community.

Equality Ohio

Equality Ohio envisions an Ohio where everyone feels at home living in families and communities where equality, diversity, and inclusiveness are universally valued and where government protects all people and responds to their needs, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

LGBT Pride Clinic at the Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center

MetroHealth's Pride Clinic at the McCafferty Health Center is the first clinic in the region and one of only 12 health centers in the country devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Positively Cleveland

Part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, Positively Cleveland provides information on LGBT entertainment, shopping, accomodations, and tourism in the greater Cleveland area. Their 2009-10 LGBT Visitors Guide is available online.


Plexus, the area's LGBT chamber of commerce, works to unite the business community around issues such as domestic partnership benefits and workplace equality, and regularly hosts networking events throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

Ask Cleveland

Ask Cleveland is a broad-based organization of gay rights supporters in greater Cleveland working to protect and advance equal rights for the LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) community. Our strategy has many components united by a common purpose and by a common tactic—we ask.

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

The Northeast Ohio affiliate of National Stonewall Democrats, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support democratic candidates who are devoted to securing fair and equal treatment for people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cleveland Pride

Cleveland Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans Pride, founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide education and outreach in the Greater Cleveland area that celebrates gay, lesbian, bi, and trans culture and to build bridges of understanding within our community and among all Clevelanders.

The Network

An organization whose membership is a diverse cross-section of the lesbian community. Our purpose is: to increase lesbian networking opportunities, both professional and social; to strengthen lesbian economy, culture, and community; to promote lesbian-owned businesses within the greater Cleveland area; and to establish lesbians as a viable, active force within the gay community and the community at large.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) - Cleveland

"A national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools." Old Lesbian Pride: Sharpening the Radical Edge annual conference will be held in Cleveland July 14-18, 2010. The Cleveland Chapter can be reached at 216-227-1243 or judb@cox.net.