The following is a list of helpful community resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. If you don’t find something you are looking for, or to suggest additional resources to add to this list, email us
AIDS Resouce Center of Ohio
ARC Ohio is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to provide services to those infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. To this end, we provide comprehensive support services, HIV testing & counseling, prevention education, linkage to care, and advocacy.
Equality Ohio serves as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens, facilitates a greater understanding of our common humanity through education and outreach efforts, engages and empowers individuals, families, organizations, businesses and institutions in Ohio’s urban, suburban, and rural areas and collaborate with local, regional, statewide, and national organizations and government agencies.
EqualityToledo works for equality for all Ohioans regardless of their marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, through education, anti-defamation efforts, and activism.
Ohio AIDS Coalition
The Ohio AIDS Coalition is a non-profit membership organization providing education, leadership training, advocacy, and support for Ohio’s HIV/AIDS community.We are funded in part by grants through the Ohio Ryan White Part B program. Additional funding comes from OAC-sponsored fundraising events, membership dues, private donations and other grants.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Support Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Central United Methodist Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd. Central UMC shares a building with Collingwood Presbyterian Church. The church parking lot is on Floyd St, which is also the location of the entrance to the church. Business Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm, following the support meetings.
Toledo Rainbow Area Youth (RAY)
Toledo RAY is a peer support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teens (ages 13-19) living in the Toledo, Ohio area.
TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)
AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
Bisexual Resource Center
The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Intersex Society of North America
ISNA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Coalition for LGBT Health
This organization is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.
National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. They do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.