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PFLAG-Cleveland

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, and transgender.

PFLAG Cleveland meets at 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Trinity Cathedral, Euclid Avenue and East 22nd Street.

TransFamily of Cleveland

TransFamily is a transgender support group in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area. We hold regular support group meetings in Cleveland that are open to everyone. All transgender individuals, family members, friends, spouse/partner, and advocates are welcome at the meetings. 

TransFamily meets from 11:30 am. - 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, 6600 Detroit Ave. See the TransFamily website for updates about meeting dates and times. 

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland works to advance the rights, respect and diversity of the LGBT community. The LGBT Community Center seeks to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and inclusive of class, race and ability. 

We work collaboratively with other LGBT and ally groups to address community needs and issues. The Center sponsors various events and programs for the LGBTQA 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.

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

BRAVO is a link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence,
and sexual assault. Contact BRAVO at 1.866.86.BRAVO if you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats or intimidation BRAVO can help ensure safety and provide the support.

GLSEN Northeast Ohio

The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a K-12 school environment free from bullying and harassment. Contact the northeast Ohio chapter at northeastoh@chapters.glsen.org to serve LGBT youth in our region.

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 2014-15 LGBT Visitors Guide is available online.

Plexus

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.