LGBTQ+ Resources for Central Ohio
As part of a national organization, PFLAG Delaware offers space for family and friends of LGBTQ+ individuals and the individuals themselves to process feelings and offer each other support. PFLAG also engages in advocacy and education in partnership with other organizations, including Delaware Ohio Pride. PFLAG Delaware meets on the second Thursday of each month.
From their "About Us" page:
"Our mission is to be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV, for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home."
From their "Who We Are" page:
"We've been around since 1994. And we're still one of a kind. In fact, we're the largest and longest-standing organization in Ohio solely dedicated to serving and supporting queer youth. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, we work to provide a safer place, programming, and leadership opportunities so that youth can be free to explore who they are and empowered to become their confident, truest self."
The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault.
The Huckleberry House provides a safe place and licensed crisis counselors for young people in the Central Ohio area. Huck House is located at 1421 Hamlet Street in the Short North area. If you can’t safely get there on your own, their Safe Place Partners can help. To find a Safe Place site, send a text to 44357 with the word SAFE and your current location. For more information on Safe Place sites, visit the linked website.
THRIVE is a program that specializes in care for differences/ disorders of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions, and gender concerns. You can reach THRIVE at (614) 722-5765 or learn more on their website.
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. Call 614-224-0400 or e-mail them at email@example.com.
Equality Ohio's Legal Clinic offers many free legal services, like consumer law (such as fraud and identity theft), family law, civil rights, administrative help (such as SSI or disability) and more for those with an income that is within 300% of the federal poverty level.
National LGBTQ+ Resources
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. This organization seeks to ensure that every student, in every school, is valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
The Bisexual Resource Center creates resources, provides support, and helps to create a stronger sense of community for bi/pan/fluid people across the U.S. and beyond. The BRC is an inclusive nonprofit organization which uses ‘bisexual’ as an umbrella term for sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender.
AVEN exists to create public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and to facilitate the growth of an asexual community. Additionally, AVEN serves as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers, and the press.
The ACLU works toward the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. Learn about your rights and liberties and find links to other related resources. Discover non-discrimination laws, state-by-state with their interactive maps.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting public education and welfare for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. HRC Foundation envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. Take a closer look at their non-discrimination maps of state laws and policies.
A guide to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and families travel safely each year without problems. However, laws and attitudes of some countries may affect LGBTI travelers. Know the facts of these countries before you go.
ILGA is the world federation of national and local organizations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe.
Learn some of the simple, but critical, legal protections for LGBTQ people and their families with regard to financial planning, the court system, employers and more.
This web page from The Family Institute at Northwestern University provides information on the negative effects of conversion therapy on LGBTQIA+ individuals, as well as resources for healing. Developed by Northwestern's Online Master's in Counseling Program.
This network of conversion therapy survivors provides support for each other to cope with their trauma. Created by and for conversion therapy survivors.
SAGE connects LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT(5428).