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Transgender Resources

Non-Discrimination Policy

Case Western Reserve's Non-Discrimination Policy includes protections against discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

On-Campus Resources

The following conversation groups are facilitated by undergraduate students at the LGBT Center: Gender Resistance and QTPOC: UNITE! 

Updating Systems Information

Bathroom Inventory

Please see a list of bathrooms around CWRU's campus that are single-stall, locking bathrooms. 

Campus Bathroom Inventory

Gender Inclusive Housing 

Gender Inclusive Housing

Crisis Line

For transgender people currently in need of support and assistance. This helpline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, and is supported by donors.

Health Insurance

Student Policy

Transgender Benefits, In-Network: 80% of eligible charges are paid for by The Plan, the remaining 20% of charges are the responsibility of the student. Surgeries are limited to $50,000 per Plan year. Hormone Therapy is covered under the prescription benefit.

Local Resources

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

TransFamily of Cleveland

TransFamily of Cleveland was founded to provide support and education for transgender persons, their families, friends, and significant others. We are associated with PFLAG to promote awareness of transgender persons and their issues. The TransFamily support group meets the Second Saturday of every month 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (6600 Detroit Ave).

Gender Queer Discussion Group

The GenderQueer discussion group meets every Thursday at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (6600 Detroit Ave) at 6 PM. This group is led by community members and is open to all non-binary folks. MTF, FTM, Bi-gender, A-gender, GenderQueer, Gender-Fluid, Questioning, etc. For more information, contact Maya Simek at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org or at (216) 651-5428 x 18.

Youth & Young Adult Programming

Weekly youth programming (14-24 years old) 

Counseling

The Applewood Outpatient Therapy satellite clinic is a program within The LGBT Community Center that provides therapy services for LGBTQ youth.  Counseling will be provided by Suzanna Chipman, LISW-S and will be available from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday evenings at the LGBT Community Center.  If you or your child is interested in receiving therapy, please submit a referral form with Center staff or by calling (216) 741-2241, ext. 1264.

May Dugan Center provides group therapy services to our youth, ages 17-21. This therapeutic discussion group meets weekly on Tuesdays, from 5:00-6:30 PM at the LGBT Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Program Director Maya Simek at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org.

MetroHealth Pride Clinic

“The MetroHealth Pride Clinic is the first in the region devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. With specially trained physicians and support staff and an open and honest environment, we provide care that respects your unique health needs.”

Note: MetroHealth will ask for a legal name before they will enter a preferred name to make an appointment. Appointments are often only available months in advance

Online Resources