NE-Ohio PFLAG Newsletter

Want to know the latest news in the Northeast Ohio LGBT community? Find it in the PFLAG newsletter, published every other month as a joint publication of the Cleveland and Akron PFLAG chapters. PFLAG Cleveland members receive their newsletter conveniently delivered to their email inbox and/or mailed to their home.

Each bimonthly newsletter contains

  • Events in the community and on area university campuses

  • The most current news affecting LGBT people and their families

  • Awards, opportunities and updates on various PFLAG and LGBT-related events which are up and coming!

Our newsletter features stories and articles contributed by members like you! The folder to the right contains an archive of our newsletters dating back to 2008, listed chronologically. If you would like to contribute content to our newsletter, please email Art Thomson ( or if you would like to stop delivery of your snail-mail newsletter, contact Deb Kimble (

External Resources

Ohio's PFLAG Chapters

Health and Wellness Resources

Answers to your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality

  • American Psychological Association's Answers to Questions on Same-Sex Marriage

  • Strong Families Movement LGBT Health Care Guide - Where to Start, What to Ask: A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Health Care Plans

  • "Better Health and Well-Being: Making Improvements for LGBT Americans" - This document summarizes specific actions that the US Dept. Of Health and Human Services has taken through 2011 to promote equal treatment of LGBT Americans, provide enhanced resources for LGBT health issues, and develop better information regarding LGBT health needs.

  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association - GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.

  • Hospice of the Western Reserve

  • Monthly LGBT Art Therapy Group

  • This is a new on-going group for members of the LGBT community. Whether you have lost a partner or other family member, you are welcome in this group. Participants need not have had a hospice experience. Explore a variety of art media and techniques.

  • The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland. Every last Tuesday of the month, beginning March 27th, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Call Mollie Postotnik at 216 486-6544 or email her at to register. Suggested $5.00 donation for supplies.

Religious Groups for LGBT Equality

National Resources

  • PFLAG National

  • Atticus Circle - a group dedicated to achieving equality for all parents and partners regardless of sexual orientation.

  • COLAGE - Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

  • Freedom to Marry

  • Gay American Heroes

  • LGBT History Month - 31 DAYS. 31 ICONS.

  • LGBT National Help Center

  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD


  • Human Rights Campaign

  • - It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is a site where advocates of social justice can find helpful articles, fun graphics, and other resources designed to be shared in an effort to advance social equity. The "Genderbread" graphic can be found on this site.

  • The Transgender Law and Policy Institute

  • LAMBDA Legal - Lambda Legal is the oldest national organization pursuing high-impact litigation, public education and advocacy on behalf of equality and civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV.

  • The Matthew Shepard Foundation - Mission is to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.

  • National Center for Transgender Equality

  • The National LGBTQ Task Force

  • Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

  • Prayers for Bobby - Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby being gay.

  • SMYAL - supports and empowers LGBT youth in the Washington DC area

  • Straight for Equality - National outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower allies in supporting and advocating for LGBT people

  • 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. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline.

    • Under the Resources tab find " Coming Out as You"

  • Tell Three - Take a step toward equality. Pledge to tell three people what it's like for you or your loved ones to be LGBT.

  • Straight Spouse Network - The Straight Spouse Network (SSN) is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - Founded in 1998, after the murder of a transgender woman in Massachusetts, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance honors those who have been killed because of their gender identity and is observed around the world.

  • Transgender Support Groups

LGBTQ Youth Resources

  • Advocates for Youth - LGBTQ publications

  • Albert Einstein Academy Lakewood Ohio

  • Camp Lilac - Our mission is to provide a safe, welcoming space for transgender youth to be themselves in a positive, supportive, youth focused environment.

  • Safe Schools Coalition

    • The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

  • Safe Space for LGBTQI Hispanic Youth

Groups & Resources for Ohio Colleges/Universities

Greater Cleveland Area Resources

Ohio Resources